​Did You Know?

Childhood Cancer receives

ONLY 4% of

ALL Federal Cancer Funds

​​Changing the World

of childhood cancer


Childhood Cancer receives only 4% of ALL Federal Cancer Funds.

The American Cancer Society is the second largest funder for cancer in the U.S. after the Federal Government.  The American Cancer Society gives childhood cancer 1%.

Cancer kills more kids than all other diseases combined.

Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer.

The average age of a childhood cancer diagnosis is 6.

In 2014, childhood cancer (all forms of pediatric cancer) received nearly $26 million while breast cancer received over $580 million and prostate cancer (the most survivable cancer) received over $800 million.

Since the inception of the FDA over 100 years ago, only 4 childhood cancer drugs have been approved.  In the last 5 years, over 60 adult cancer drugs have been approved.

​Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.

Many adult cancers can be diagnosed early. In 80% of kids, cancer has already spread to other areas of the body by the time it is diagnosed.

By the time they’re 45, more than 95% of survivors will have a chronic health problem and 80% will have severe or life-threatening conditions.

About 60% of all funding for drug development in adult cancers comes from pharmaceutical companies. For kids? Almost none, because childhood cancer drugs are not profitable.

​Kids aren't lobbyists.

​Kids aren't legislators.

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