Childhood Cancer Research

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Too many types of childhood cancer still have no known cure or treatment. In 2018, 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. 

 

Over 15,000 U.S. children under age 19 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018.

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We need to increase funding for childhood cancer research

This year, nearly 16,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer. More cancer research funding is needed to find new and better treatments that save lives and have less side-effects for survivors.

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

Research has improved treatments and boosted survival in some types of pediatric cancer, but treatment toxicities still can cause significant suffering that continues into adulthood and can last a lifetime.

This report examines the drug development landscape for childhood cancer, identifying scientific, logistical, economic and ethical challenges that are unique to pediatric cancer drug development.