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OPERATION OLIGO CURE (OOC) was created to fund research and clinical trials for the rare brain tumor- Oligodendrogliomas. Oligodendrogliomas impact thousands of people worldwide including the husband of OOC’s founder, Nancy Perri.
Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under age 20
Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in males ages 20- 39
Brain tumors are the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females ages 20- 39
Glioma is the name of a group of tumors that arise from the supporting cells in the brain. Oligodendroglioma is a specific type of glioma also known as a brain tumor. They are soft, greyish-pink and frequently occur in the frontal or temporal lobe although, can be found anywhere within the cerebral
hemisphere of the brain. They can be classified as low grade or high grade. They are common among men and women in their 20s-40s, but can occur in children. Oligodendrogliomas represent 4% of all primary brain tumors.