In 2021 it is estimated that there will be ~27 new primary brain tumours diagnosed every day in Canada*.
24.72 new cases of primary brain tumours were estimated per 100,000 population per year*.
Non-malignant tumours account for almost two thirds of all primary brain tumours.
* Estimates are based on data from Ontario, the province with non-malignant tumour rates that are closest to expected rates. Given low variation in malignant tumour rates across the country, we do not expect a wide range of non-malignant tumour rates within Canada. Therefore, the Ontario rate provides a reasonable proxy for the overall Canadian rate, until a greater proportion of expected non-malignant tumours are captured in other provinces/territories. Estimates using data from the entire country and stratified by province/territory are shown in the report, along with a discussion about data quality issues and initiatives.
Making every brain tumour count
Brain Tumour Survival Rates
of patients with a primary brain tumour survive 5 or more years.
Non-Malignant Survival Rates
of non-malignant brain tumour patients survive 5 or more years.
Malignant Survival Rates
of malignant primary brain tumour patients survive 5 or more years.