Global burden of brain and other central nervous system cancers over 26 years


  • This study study found that the number of incident cases of central nervous system (CNS) cancer increased across all geographical regions and socio-demographic index (SDI) quintiles from 1990–2016, except for in eastern Europe, where incidence remained stable.

Why this matters

  • This study provides quantitative estimates on disease burden at the global, regional, and national level, which can inform strategies for cancer control and healthcare resource allocation.

  • Increased knowledge of cancer distribution patterns over time could provide insight on extrinsic risk factors for cancer.