May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

A depiction of the human brain overlaid with a brain cancer awareness grey ribbon

According to the American Brain Tumor Association:

  • Nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. Approximately one-third or 32% of brain and CNS tumors are malignant.
  • This includes more than 25,000 primary malignant and 53,000 non-malignant brain tumors.
  • There are approximately 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a primary brain and central nervous system tumor.
  • This year, more than 16,000 people will lose their battle with a primary malignant and central nervous system brain tumor.
  • Survival after diagnosis with a primary brain tumor varies significantly by age, histology, molecular markers and tumor behavior.
  • There are more than 120 histologically or molecularly distinct types of primary brain and central nervous system tumors.

The cancer Community Engagement Research Program (cCERP) at HealthStreet offers local and national resources and opportunities to enroll in UF Health cancer clinical trials.

HealthStreet also hosts the Cancer Connections Support Group once a month for patients, survivors, caretakers, students, researchers and anyone interested in learning more about cancer.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 23rd from 12-1 p.m.