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Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. It is estimated that 15,950 children & adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer and approximately 1,600 will die of the disease this year.

While the worldwide cancer research and treatment industry is well-funded, there is relatively little investment in pediatric cancer. In the last 30 years very few new cancer drugs have been developed specifically for children.

Childhood cancer receives only 4% of the annual National Cancer Institute research budget. This must change.



  • Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.

  • More than 40,000 children in the United States undergo cancer treatment each year.

  • One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.

  • 60% of children who survive cancer suffer late effects, such as heart failure, infertility, and secondary cancers.

Sources: National Cancer Institute | American Cancer Society | American Medical Association

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