Approximately 75 people from New Mexico will die this year due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2
The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 4.7 per 100,000 females.3
The mortality rate is approximately 4.5 per 100,000 males and 2.9 per 100,000 females.2
1CBTRUS (2012). CBTRUS Statistical Report Supplement 2012: Primary Brain and Central Nervous Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2005-2009. Source Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States, Honsdale, IL. Website www.cbtrus.org
2Cancer in North America: 2005-2009. Volume Three Registry-Specific Cancer Mortality in the United States and Canada. North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, June 2012.
3Cancer in North America: 2005-2009. Volume Two Registry-Specific Cancer Incidence in the United States and Canada. North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, June 2012.