PEDIATRIC CANCER FACTS
Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in children in the United States.
1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in the United States will not survive.
Only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to studying pediatric cancer.
With early diagnosis and treatment protocols, approximately 70% of childhood cancers are curable.
Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.
60% of children who survive cancer will suffer late-effects from the treatments.
In the U.S., 84% of children diagnosed with cancer are alive at least 5 years after diagnosis.