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* Brain tumors are the leading cause of solid tumor cancer death in children under the age of 20. They are the second leading cause of cancer death in male adults ages 20-29 and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in female adults ages 20-39.

* Metastatic brain tumors, cancer that spreads from other parts of the body to the brain, are the most common types of brain tumors. As many as 15% of cancer patients will develop brain tumors as a result of metastasis.

* This year more than 200,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with a primary or metastatic brain tumors.