1 out of 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States before the age of 20.
Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the U.S.
In the last 20 years, the 5-year survival rate for childhood cancers in the U.S. has increased from 79% to 84% due to research.
Childhood cancers are different from adult cancers, but most of what we know about treating adults has been learned from childhood cancer research.
The National Cancer Institute has nearly doubled its investment in childhood cancer research in recent years due to greater advocacy and awareness, but more research funding is needed to develop new, safe therapies for kids with cancer.