Facts About Childhood Cancer

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Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.

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.

Since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer, as compared with the hundreds of drugs that have been created exclusively for adults.

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

43 children per day or 15,780 children per year are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.

Only 4% of the billions of dollars that are annually spent on cancer research and treatments are directed towards treating childhood cancer.

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

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Research. It’s what we fund. It’s all we do.

It’s the only way to find a cure.

  • Donated 23 million dollars to the Sunshine Project
  • 87 cents of every dollar spent goes directly to our mission of funding research to find a faster cure
  • The highest ratings a nonprofit can receive:
    • 4-star rated by Charity Navigator with a perfect, 100% score
    • Platinum Level by GuideStar
  • Our Research Project, The Sunshine Project, 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 22 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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We take your donation seriously. You can feel at ease knowing your dollar is hard at work.

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency and is the top-rated cancer charity in the United States by Charity Navigator.

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