​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.


​Kids aren't lobbyists.


​Kids aren't legislators.


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