Did You Know?
Childhood Cancer receives
ONLY 4% of
ALL Federal Cancer Funds
Changing the World
of childhood cancer
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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