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Nearly 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Of these only 22,340, about 1.4 percent, will have a cancer of the brain or nervous system, so brain cancers are relatively rare. [Source: ACS Cancer Facts & Figures 2011] However, they are often difficult to treat. In recent years, new research into the genetics and molecular biology of these tumors has greatly advanced our understanding of these tumors. Those insights are now being used to develop new medical and surgical treatments.