Approximately 20.2 people from Washington, DC will die this yeardue to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2
The incidence rate is approximately 6.9 per 100,000 males and 5.7 per 100,000 females.3
The mortality rate is approximately 4.4 per 100,000 males and 2.7 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.