The Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC) published their Incidence (2013–2017) and Mortality (2014–2018) Report on May 26th, 2021. The report includes estimates the incidence of brain tumours and on mortality due to brain tumours in Canada, both malignant (cancer) and non-malignant (non-cancer). The data is broken down by time, demographics, and by the specific location and behaviour of the tumour. The detailed breakdown of the data and the inclusion of non-malignant tumours are what makes this report uniquely valuable compared to other reporting on brain tumours.
The Brain Tumour Registry of Canada is an organization that gathers comprehensive data on brain tumours, both malignant and non-malignant, across the Canadian population. They work with the Canadian Cancer Registry to gather data on malignant tumours, and collaborate with provincial public health agencies and with the Public Health Agency of Canada to get data on non-malignant brain tumours.
The report is the result of a partnership between the University of Alberta, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.