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BRAIN CANCER FACTS


Annabelle PottsBrain cancer kills more Australian children than any other disease – 154 children between 2011 and 2015.

It also kills more people under 40 in Australia than any other cancer.(1)

On average, approximately 1600 brain cancers are diagnosed each year in Australia; that is roughly one person diagnosed with brain cancer every five hours. (2)

Approximately 1200 people die each year from brain cancer, which is about one every 7 hours. (3)

Relative five-year survival for brain cancer has hardly changed for 30 years, increasing by only 1% between the periods of 1984-1988 and 2009-2013.(4)

Brain cancer receives less than 5% of federal government cancer research funding. (5)

Learn more about DIPG facts, causes, and treatment at dipg.org


(1) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books. Canberra: AIHW. Five year averaged mortality for ages 1-39 (2010 – 2014). 

(2) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books. Canberra: AIHW. Five year averaged incidence (2009 – 2013).

(3) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2017. Australian Cancer Incidence and Mortality (ACIM) books. Canberra: AIHW. Five year averaged mortality all ages (2010-2014).

(4) Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017. Cancer in Australia 2017. Cancer series no.101. Cat. no. CAN 100. Canberra: AIHW. Supplementary tables: Chapter 5 Survival and survivorship after a cancer diagnosis, Table A5.5: Survival trends for selected cancers, between 1984-1988 to 2009-2013; Feb 2017. (MOST RECENT REPORT)

(5)NHMRC Funded Research Into Cancer And Other Malignant Neoplasms 2000 – 2014 (published and accessed 2015). NHMRC Sources: Extracted from NHMRC research databases RGMS/RMIS/GMS as at Mar 14.