Facts About Childhood Cancer

  • 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer.
  • 43 children per day or 15,780 children per year are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.
  • More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have a significant health-related issue by the time they are 45 years of age. These health-related issues are side-effects of either cancer or more commonly, the result of its treatment.
  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.
  • Since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer. Only three drugs (Teniposide and Clofarabine, and Unituxin for use in high-risk neuroblastoma) have been approved for use in children. Only four additional new drugs have been approved for use by both adults and children.
  • The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a child with cancer is $40,000.
  • Only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer.


Our Achievements and Efforts

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundations Achievements

  • 88% of total expenses are directly allocated to program services. Which our mission is to fund pediatric cancer research.
  • We are the leading top-rated pediatric cancer research charity with a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator and a score of 100% for fiscal accountability and transparency. We have been award the Platinum Level by GuideStar for sound fiscal management, certified Best in America Charity, and received accreditation from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. These are the highest ratings a nonprofit can receive.
  • Donated 17 million plus dollars to the Sunshine Project since 1991.


  • Upcoming projects for 2019 through our Sunshine Project initiative will focus on Brain Tumors, Ewing Sarcoma and a drug combined with the promise to treat multiple types of pediatric cancer.
  • Clinical Research: Conducting multiple Phase 1 clinical trials at 24 hospitals nationwide.
  • Pediatric Total Cancer Care Program: Blood and tissue banking program to further personalize medicine for children.
  • Translational Research: NPCF laboratory at Moffitt Cancer Center is rapidly evaluating agents for Phase I trials.
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