Brain Cancer Survival Rates

The survival rates shown here from 2003-05, while better than the national data, are not as favorable as our more recent survival rates.

Since the timeframe represented here, we have new treatment options, more tailored therapies, new drugs and radiation therapies that are improving survival rates for patients at Legacy and nationwide.

Five-year survival data – adult brain and central nervous system malignancies

Observed five-year survival, National Cancer Data Base, 2002–05 (the most current data available)

   0 year  1 year  2 year  3 year  4 year  5 year
 Legacy Cancer Institute  100%  47.7%  37.8%  33.6%  31.3%  30.1%
 American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (1,372 programs)  100%  51.7%  35.5%  29.5%  26.4%  24.2%

 

Five-year survival data – pediatric brain malignancies

Observed five-year survival, 2003–05 diagnoses

   0 year 1 year  2 year  3 year  4 year  5 year 
Legacy Cancer Institute / Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Program, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel  (n=40)  100% 87.5%  82.2%  76.5%  76.5%   76.5%