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Doctor Analyzing X-Rays



  •  Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States.


  • The average age for a child diagnosed with cancer is 6.


  • ONLY 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer.


  • Society gives less than 1% of their funds to childhood cancer research.


  • Since 1980, only three drugs have been approved specifically for childhood cancer.


  • 1 in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer.


  • 43 children per day are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.


  • The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a child with cancer is $40,000.

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