Brain cancer has the world's worst detection and survival rate
Every year, over 256,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with brain cancer.
Of those, only around 15% survive more than five years after diagnosis.
A deadly and expensive disease to detect and diagnose
With no easy test for GPs, their task in detecting brain cancer has been likened to searching for a needle in a haystack.
GPs typically have 40, ten-minute appointments per day, and see numerous patients with headache symptoms, the vast majority of which are not life threatening.
Spotting the signs is difficult, and GPs must be careful not to send too many patients to hospital for expensive brain scans, as full diagnosis (scan, biopsy, histopathology) can cost over £5,000 and take up to eight weeks or more to complete.
Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by on average 20 years – the highest of any cancer.
62% of adults with a malignant brain tumour are only diagnosed in an emergency.
Over a third of people go to see their GP more than five times before being diagnosed.
Early detection is vital to improving survival rates and quality of life for patients.
Earlier detection saves lives and reduces long-term disability
With ClinSpec Dx™ Triage ID test, doctors will finally have a fast, inexpensive and easy way to accurately test for brain cancer and reduce delays in referral and waiting times.
Earlier diagnosis results in significantly higher survival rates compared to late-stage diagnosis, with treatment options and the chances of recovery and better quality of life hugely increased.
The blood test also has the potential to indicate the type and severity of the tumour, allowing doctors and clinicians to prioritise and fast-track the most appropriate and effective treatments.
Early diagnosis is vital to improving survival rates and quality of life.
Statistics on this page taken from The Brain Tumour Charity website. For more information, please visit www.thebraintumourcharity.org