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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Ask Congress to Improve the Quality of Life for Kids Fighting Cancer

Ask your member of Congress to cosponsor and pass PCHETA this Congress. By supporting PCHETA, they can improve the quality of life for kids and patients fighting cancer.

Latest Updates

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

February 21, 2020
Kentucky

Frankfort, KY – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer came together at the State Capitol in Frankfort to advocate for cancer-fighting legislation, Thursday, February 20, 2020. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) gives people impacted by

Cancer Candor Blog
August 30, 2019
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We’re proud to join the cancer community this September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and will continue to focus our advocacy efforts year-round to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for childhood cancer patients and survivors.

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.