Childhood cancer facts

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Brain cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Brain cancer accounts for approximately 30% of all childhood cancer deaths.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Medulloblastoma is the most common type of the #1 disease killer of children in the US.
(Source: Brain Tumor Center)

For pediatric brain tumors in particular, we have not made significant headway at all.
(Source: Katherine Warren, National Cancer Institute)

Incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29% in the past 20 years.
(Source: National Cancer Institute)

Childhood cancer survivors are at significant risk for secondary cancers later in life.
(Source: National Cancer Institute)

Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socioeconomic class or geographic region.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control Data)

Last 20 years, FDA has approved (4) pediatric cancer drugs: Clolar, Erwinaze, Dinutuximab, Tisagenlecleucel.
(Source: American Association for Cancer Research)