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Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death from childhood cancer

Every day, nine children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a brain tumour (these statistics are for the US and you can interpolate these numbers for the global population.

Brain Cancer Facts

24% cancer-related deaths in children

Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death from childhood cancer.

More than 120 different types of brain tumours

Making effective treatment very complicated.

Effects on a child’s physical and cognitive capabilities can be devastating

Because brain tumours are located at the control centre for thought, emotion and movement.

Terrible long-term side effects of treatments

Quality of life for survivors of pediatric brain tumours is influenced by the terrible long-term side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

Cause of most childhood cancers is unknown

Therefore, at present, these cancers cannot be prevented. Many adult cancers result from lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, occupation, and other exposure to cancer-causing agents.

Childhood brain cancer research is underfunded

The public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease. We estimate that governments spend several times the amount of research money per patient on most adult cancer cases than they do on children with cancer.

Significantly low cure rate

The cure rate for most brain cancers is significantly lower than that for many other types of cancer.

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