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The Brain Tumour Registry of Canada collects data from every tumour diagnosed, to better understand prevalence and survival rates for brain tumours, and get a better picture on who is affected, and any possible causes. It was officially launched in May 2019.
For a long time, the only brain tumour demographic research available to Canadian medical professionals came from the United States. This registry uses Canadian data, collected from four provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario), representing 70 per cent of Canada’s population.
It means that every tumour has research value. The more information we have on all types of brain tumours, the better equipped our medical professionals are to provide the best possible treatment to each individual patient. A unique feature of the Brain Tumour Registry is that it features data on both malignant and non-malignant tumours.
Not only that, but having such detailed information on brain tumours helps secure funding for research, health care delivery and drug approvals by federal and provincial agencies.
The first Brain Tumour Registry of Canada report is available online in both English and French. A comprehensive national report is coming in 2020, which will include incidence and survival data.
Donations can be made toward the Brain Tumour Registry, to make sure we can keep it as up-to-date as possible, and ensure that medical professionals have the best information possible.
As part of the 2019 Brain Tumour Webinar Series, Dr. Faith Davis gave an update on the Brain Tumour Registry of Canada. This presentation includes:
Watch a recording of this webinar.