The death of Paul Daniels from a brain tumour has increased awareness of the number of people who die from brain cancer.
Every week there are up to 30 new cases of brain cancers in the North East and families are calling for more to be done to tackle the disease.
Jeanie Venis lost her husband to brain cancer and says she's angry that there's not more funding for research:
· Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
· Yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this disease.
· 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour.
· Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers.
· 1 in 50 of all people who die under the age of 60 die from a brain tumour.
· 71% of those that die of a brain tumour are under the age of 75 (compared to 47% for all cancers).
· Unlike most other cancers, incidences and deaths from brain tumours are increasing.
Figures: Brain Tumour Research
Our correspondent Frances Read has been to South Bank near Middlesbrough where Paul Daniels grew up. She met one family there affected by the same disease. Watch the full report: