Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death from childhood cancer.
Making effective treatment very complicated.
Because brain tumours are located at the control centre for thought, emotion and movement.
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.
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.
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.
The cure rate for most brain cancers is significantly lower than that for many other types of cancer.