Stats & Facts

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

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