Glioblastoma (GBM) Facts and Figures
  • Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common, complex, treatment resistant, and deadliest type of brain cancer

  • Glioblastoma accounts for 48% of all primary malignant brain tumors 

  • More than 13,000 Americans are expected to receive a GBM diagnosis in 2020

  • 10,000 Americans will die from GBM this year

  • The five-year survival rate for a Glioblastoma is only 6.8%

  • The median survival rate for someone diagnosed with a Glioblastoma is 12-18 months

  • Mean age of diagnosis is 64

  • The exact cause of a Glioblastoma is not known

  • There have only been 4 drugs and 1 device ever approved by the FDA for the treatment of GBM since 1920

  • None of these treatments have succeed in significantly extending patient lives


"GBMs are not only deadly, they significantly impact the quality of life remaining for the patient and change everything for loved ones. GBMs do not discriminate, inflicting men, women, and children of all ages, races and ethnicity.  Now is the time to make progress against this horrific disease!"

- National Brain Tumor Society