Medulloblastoma Statistics

Brain tumors are now the most common cancer and cause of cancer-related death in children less than 15 years of age. They are the most common solid tumor in children – accounting for approximately 25% of all childhood cancers.

Percentage of adults and children diagnosed with medulloblastoma
Children under the age of 15 account for over 60% of all medulloblastoma diagnoses.
  • Over 14% of brain and CNS tumor deaths in children under 14 are attributed to medulloblastoma
  • Approximately 350 patients are diagnosed each year
  • Approximately 60% of patients diagnosed are children or youth under the age of 15
  • There are an estimated 3,800 people living with this tumor
  • The 5 year survival rate (including adults) is 72.1%, compared a median pediatric survival rate of just 3 years.

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