Pediatric Cancer Facts

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children.

Approximately 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States.

Approximately 36 children are diagnosed with cancer each day in the United States.

Over 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year.

Leukemias, cancers of the brain and central nervous system are the leading types of childhood cancers.

The causes of childhood cancers remain largely unknown.

Over the last 20 years survival rates are increasing due almost exclusively to advancements in treatments through research.

Despite the advancements in treatment childhood cancer research remains vastly underfunded.

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