Today, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, and approximately 88,970 more will be diagnosed in 2022. Brain tumors can be deadly, significantly impact quality of life, and change everything for a patient and their loved ones. They do not discriminate, inflicting men, women, and children of all races and ethnicities.
are living with a primary brain tumor
will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2022
for all patients with a malignant brain tumor
will die from a malignant brain tumor in 2022
*The U.S. Census Bureau defines race as a person’s self-identification with one or more social groups, which can include white, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and/or Other Pacific Islander. Federal statistical standards used by the Census and the National Center for Education Statistics, conceptualize a person’s ethnicity into one of two categories: Hispanic (or Latino/a/x) or Not Hispanic (Latino/a/x). A Hispanic (or Latino/a/x) person can self-report as any race.
**While there are several tumor types where significant differences in incidence were observed by race and/or ethnicity, in most cases the actual difference in incidence rates is small and may not be significant.
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