• Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. That’s 20 kids/hour.
  • Cancer is the second-leading cause of death of children in the U.S. (accidents are No. 1).
  • 1 in 320 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before they turn 20.
  • 95% of childhood cancer survivors develop chronic health problems by age 45.
  • 80% of childhood cancer survivors will have severe or life-threatening conditions.
  • Less than 4% of the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s budget is allocated to childhood cancer research.
  • While pharmaceutical companies fund 60% of adult cancer drug development, they fund 0% of childhood cancer drug development.
  • The good news: Today 85% of kids with common types of cancers will live.