Childhood Cancer By the Numbers:
Zero: The current Survival Rate for many of the over 100 distinct types of childhood cancers
Less than 1: percentage of research and development budget pharmaceutical companies allocate for childhood cancer treatments
1: Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease for children in America
2: every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide.
3: number of FDA-approved drugs for any childhood cancer in the last 20 years
4: percentage of National Cancer Institute (NCI) budget dedicated to childhood cancers
5: one in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive.
6: average age of a child diagnosed with cancer
8: average age of a child who dies from childhood cancer
43: number of children who are diagnosed with cancer each day in the US
71: average number of years of life lost to childhood cancer
75: percentage of childhood cancer survivors who will have a severe or life-threatening condition
95: percentage of childhood cancer survivors who will have a chronic health problem
100+: the number of different types and subtypes of childhood cancers
285: 1 out of 285 children in America will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 20
700: number of children diagnosed worldwide with cancer every day
15,780: number of children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer each year in the US
125,000+: number of life-years lost each year due to childhood cancer
250,000+: number of new cases of cancer that will affect children under the age of 20 worldwide each year
How you can change these statistics: Get involved! Raise awareness of these statistics. Hold a fundraiser and help support children with cancer and research to find a cure! It’s easy….just ask us how!