Glioblastoma Awareness Day
More than 138,000 U.S. patients and 1.4 million patients worldwide are struggling with malignant brain tumors. By the end of the year, another 256,000 will be diagnosed. For the most common malignant brain tumor – glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – nine out of ten will lose their battle with the disease within five years.
Glioblastoma Awareness Day (GBM Day) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. It also honors those who have been impacted by the disease and supports efforts to develop better treatment options that will improve patients’ long-term prognoses.
GBM Day takes place each year on the third Wednesday of July. The fourth annual Glioblastoma Awareness Day will take place on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.