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Friday Sept 11 and Saturday Sept 12, 2020
American Brain Tumor Association
2020 National Conference
Saturday Sept 12, Lunch Break
Linda Powers talking about
Explanation of what dendritic cell therapies (such as DCVax) are, how they work and how they are different from other kinds of treatments for Glioblastoma
Brain Tumor Statistics
Brain tumors do not discriminate. They affect all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
Over 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor today.
Nearly 80,000 people will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.
There are more than 120 different types of primary brain and CNS tumors.
Approximately one-third (32 percent) of brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors are malignant.
About 28,000 kids in the United States are fighting brain tumors right now. This year, nearly 16,000 people will die as a result of a brain tumor.
Survival after diagnosis with a primary brain tumor varies significantly by age, tumor type, location, and molecular markers.
Brain Tumor Statistics by Age
The median age at diagnosis for all primary brain tumors is 60 years
Brain tumors are the second most common cancer among children 0-14. They are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this age group, outpacing even leukemia according to a 2016 report.
More than 4,600 children and adolescents between the ages of 0-19 will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year
Brain and CNS tumors are the third most common cancer among adolescents and young adults (ages 15-39) and the third most common cause of cancer death in this age group https://www.abta.org/about-brain-tumors/brain-tumor-education/