While he'd already won attention with movies like Boy and Eagle vs. Shark , director Taika Waititi really broke into the cinematic consciousness with his supernatural mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows . Starring Waititi and fellow New Zealander Jemaine Clement, this improv-heavy comedy tells the story of three vampire roommates just trying to get by (and get dinner) in the 21st century. The film wound up on multiple "best of the year" lists, and since then, Waititi has gone on to direct a little indie picture you've probably never heard of called Thor: Ragnarok . But despite his new job with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Waititi is still eyeing a return to the world of the undead.
The National Cancer Institute estimated 22,070 new cases of primary brain cancer and 12,920 deaths due to the illness in the United State in 2009. The age-adjusted incidence rate is per 100,000 per year, and the death rate is per 100,000 per year. The lifetime risk of developing brain cancer for someone born today is %. Only around a third of those diagnosed with brain cancer survive for five years after diagnosis. These high overall mortality rates are a result of the prevalence of aggressive types, such as glioblastoma multiforme . Nearly 14% of new brain tumor diagnoses occur in persons under 20 years of age.