Today, more than 612,000 people are living with primary brain tumors in the United States. An estimated 62,930 new cases of primary non-malignant and malignant brain and central nervous system tumors are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2010.

These numbers have increased since federally mandated cancer data-collection processes include data on benign brain tumors. Until passage of this legislation, it was generally accepted that the incidence of primary brain tumors was almost certainly underreported. Two percent of routine autopsies reveal undiagnosed primary brain tumors, and most states did not require physicians to report the incidence of noncancerous primary brain tumors to state or federal registries.

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