Pediatric Cancer Facts

One in Five

Leading Killer

Two Minutes

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Every one in five children diagnosed with cancer in the United States will not survive.

Two Minutes

Leading Killer

Two Minutes

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Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. That is 300,000 new cases every year.

Leading Killer

Leading Killer

Leading Killer

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Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of children in the United States. 

12 Kinds

Four Percent

Leading Killer

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There are more than 12 types of major pediatric cancers, with over 100 subtypes.


Four Percent

Four Percent

Four Percent

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Pediatric cancer research only receives 4% of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute 

1980

Four Percent

Four Percent

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There have only been 3 new pediatric specific cancer drugs introduced since 1980. Other than that, children are receiving the same highly toxic drugs with few, if any, changes since then.