Brain Cancer Info

At some point in your life, if not already, you will probably know someone with brain cancer. Each year approximately 200,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The overall incidence rate of all primary brain tumors or central nervous system tumors is 16.5 per 100,000 people.

More than 120 types of brain tumors exist, making effective treatment complicated. Only 31 percent of males and 30 percent of females survive five years following diagnosis.

Learn more about brain cancer, the treatment and the ongoing research by visiting the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), the primary beneficiary of the Head for the Cure Foundation.

Improve the Outlook

Enhancing the quality of life for people with brain tumors requires access to quality specialty care, clinical trials, follow-up care and rehabilitative services.

Improving the outlook for adults and children with brain tumors requires research of the causes and better treatment. The BTTC is making a difference, but you also can help. Please consider making a donation to the Head for the Cure Foundation.

To learn more about brain cancer, visit the following websites:

Brain Cancer Does Not Discriminate

Brain tumors attack indiscriminately across both race and gender and among all ages. Here are some recognizable names of victims:

Edward "Ted" Kennedy, age 77, U.S. Senator

George Gershwin, age 36, Composer

Dick Howser, age 50, Kansas City Royals Manager

Bob Marley, age 36, Reggae Singer

Dan Quisenberry, age 45, Kansas City Royals Pitcher

Pete Rozelle, age 70, NFL Commissioner

Margaret ("The Unsinkable Molly") Brown, age 65, Philanthropist

Wilma Rudolph, age 54, Olympic Gold Medalist