The Problem 

Detail 1

  • 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year
  • According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second highest cause of death in children under 14 with an estimated 1,190 children dying from cancer in 2017.
  • Childhood cancer kills 1 in every 5 children. 

Detail 2

  • There is a lack of funding for research, a lack of understanding of the importance of the research and pharmaceutical companies do not see the economic benefits of increasing treatment options. 
  • Since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer.
  • Only three drugs have been approved for use in children.
  • Only 4% of ferderal government cancer research funding goes to pediatric cancer

Detail 3

  • More than 95% of childhood cancer surviviors will have significant health related issues by the time they are 45 years of age