Brain cancer is among the rarest of cancers. It affects 1 in 165 people during their lifetime. There are many types of brain cancer some of which are Giloma, ependymoma, medulloblastoma and astrocytoma. Glioblastoma is one of the brain cancer which has the worst 5-year survival rate of 3%.
The overall 5-year survival rate of brain cancer is 33% compared to 89% of breast cancer and 64% of colorectal cancer. The best 5-year survival rate of 99% is of prostate cancer which is 3 times the brain cancer.
In America, the leading non-profit organization for cancer research is American Cancer Society which in the year 2008 funded $12.9 million in the area of brain cancer.