Childhood Cancer Research

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Too many types of childhood cancer still have no known cure or treatment. In 2022, more than 15,000 children under age 19 will be diagnosed with cancer.

We must ensure that researchers have the essential tools to fight childhood cancer and make sure children with cancer not only survive, but thrive. 

 

Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for children aged 1-19.

While cancer is much rarer in children compared to adults, the disease can take a tremendous toll because it strikes so early in life and survivors face high rates of late effects that can last a lifetime.

Read the Childhood Cancer Landscape Report

Latest Updates

September 2, 2021
Idaho

This year roughly 10,240 Idahoans will be diagnosed with cancer. Thanks in part to advances in cancer research and treatment, we are saving more lives than ever. But cancer remains a critical public health problem and getting new and affordable therapies from the research lab to the patient will require

April 16, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – As lawmakers hurried to pass key legislation including the state’s operating budget, they continued to think about 26,500 Kentuckians who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the legislature for maintaining funding for colon

March 25, 2020
Tennessee

The Tennessee Legislature will be in recess until June 1st. As lawmaker hurried to pass key legislation amid growing concern around COVID-19, they continue to think about 39,360 Tennesseans who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. We commend the legislature for passing the Rare Disease Advisory Council

March 19, 2020
Tennessee

Nashville, TN – As lawmakers hurry to pass key legislation, they continue to think about 39,360 Tennesseans who will hear the words “you have cancer” this year. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) commends the legislature for passing the Rare Disease Advisory Council legislation. ACS CAN supported

Childhood Cancer Research Resources

ACS CAN joined more than 100 organizations representing Americans living with rare disease in a letter urging Congress to include the Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act (H.R. 3089/S. 1544) as part of any year-end legislative package.

ACS CAN and other members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer endorse the PACT Act (H.R.3773/S.1357) which would create a new Trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) career development award focused on early-career pediatric researchers and foster better coordination and management of the pediatric research portfolio at the NIH.

ACS CAN and other members of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer endorse the Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act (H.R. 3089/S. 1544) which would allow children with cancer and other complex medical needs greater access to providers who can best meet their needs.