Childhood Cancer Facts

✓  6 years and 77 new drugs for adult cancers

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77 years and 3 new drugs for childhood cancer

✓  Survivors are at a significant risk for secondary cancers later in life

✓  More than 50% of families lose an income or go bankrupt when a child is diagnosed with cancer

✓  May be permanently immunologically suppressed

✓  The National Cancer Institute budget for 2016 was 5.2 billion and less than 4% was dedicated to childhood cancer

✓  2/3 of survivors experience chronic medical conditions – need less toxic therapies for children