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.

FUNDING A CURE

Our Achievements and Efforts

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 88% of total expenses are directly allocated to program services.
  • 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, a Gold 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 1.8 million dollars to the Sunshine Project during the 2017 fiscal year.

OUR EFFORTS

  • Upcoming projects for 2017 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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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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