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Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
- An estimated 13,310 new cases of GBM will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019.
- It is estimated that more than 15,000 people in the United States die from GBM every year.
- GBM is the most common, and deadliest, primary malignant brain tumor in adults. It also affects
- 3% of pediatric brain tumor patients.
- The five-year survival rate for GBM patients is only 5.6%.
- Mean survival for GBM patients is estimated to be only 12-18 months.
- Survival rates and mortality statistics for GBM have been virtually unchanged for decades.
- Prominent Americans who have been lost to GBM include: Beau Biden (son of former Vice President Joe Biden); Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player Gary Carter; U.S. Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy; U.S. Senator John McCain; and Major League Baseball player Edward “Tug” McGraw (father of country music star Tim McGraw).