Childhood Brain Cancer Facts

  • Brain cancer kills more children in Australia every year than any other disease.
  • More than 100 children die from cancer in Australia every year. 1 in 4 of these deaths can be attributed to brain cancer.
  • Brain tumours are the most common form of a solid tumour occurring in children.
  • Treatment for childhood brain cancer may involve surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Current treatment options for childhood brain cancer leave many children with debilitating, long-term side effects.
  • Every year, more than 620 children in Australia are diagnosed with cancer.

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