Currently, the incidence rate of cerebral tumor increases every year by diagnosing it at an early time from the development of modern medicine and by improving accessibility of medical care due to the improvement of national living standards. Presently, 5 out of 100,000 people are found to have cerebral tumor every year. In Korea, the figure reaches at about 3,000 people and of this number, about 1,500 people have surgical operations.
In May of 2005, Severance Hospital has newly opened a hospital and together with its opening, it has established 10 specialized cancer clinics. The clinics specialized in cerebral cancer have been opened within the Neuroscience Center to maximize treatment effectiveness for patients of cerebral cancer and to improve patients’ satisfaction.