What is the current research on brain cancer? Genetic research.
Recent results include the discovery of 3 specific genetic mutations not previously linked to glioblastoma: NF1, ERBB2, and PIK3R1. Other research is focused on how the MGMT gene and mutations of IDH gene are linked to brain tumors.
Are there any trials for brain cancer? Clinical trials are used for all types and stages of brain tumors. Many focus on new treatments to learn if a new treatment is safe, effective, and possibly better than the existing treatments.
What is the success rate of brain cancer?
|Type of Tumor||5-Year Relative Survival Rate|
What is the 5-year survival rate for brain cancer? The 5-year survival rate for people in the United States with a cancerous brain or CNS tumor is almost 36%. The 10-year survival rate is almost 31%. Age is a factor in general survival rates after a cancerous brain or CNS tumor is diagnosed. The 5-year survival rate for people younger than age 15 is about 75%.