Executive summary

Based on the National Cancer Database, a total of 1,296 patients received PBT from 2004 and 2015 for treatment of their primary brain tumor. High-grade glioma, medulloblastoma, ependymoma, other glioma, other malignant, and other benign intracranial histologies made up 39%, 20%, 13%, 12%, 13%, and 2% of the cohort, respectively.

The number of patients treated per year increased from 34 to 300 in years 2004 to 2015. The majority of the patient population was 18-29 years of age (59%), Caucasian race (73%), had median reported income of over $63,000 (46%), were privately insured (68%), and were treated at an academic institution (70%).

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