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The National Center for Brain Tumor Research seeks to cure more patients from brain tumors, a rare and little-understood disease.
In Denmark, 1600 new cases are registered in adults each year. The frequency is increasing, especially among males. 800 cases are gliomas. Treatment of gliomas is a multidisciplinary specialty and consists of local treatment, surgery and radiation therapy combined with medical treatment.
Although there has been some progress in life prolonging treatment of some glioma types in recent years, there have been no progress in the treatment of so-called grade 4 gliomas – Glioblastomas – the last 16 years. There are 400 new cases of glioblastomas each year and less than 10 % of patients live more than 5 years.