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Melina's White Light - Putting Kids First in Cancer Research
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Childhood Cancer Facts

Every school day 36 children are newly diagnosed. That’s an entire classroom.

Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children.

Cancer kills more children than any other disease, more than Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes and Pediatric AIDS combined.
At least 7 kids die from cancer each day in the U.S.A.

Approximately 2,300 children with cancer die each year.

1 in 285 children will have the disease by age 20.

Cancer Research Funding:

Over the past 20 years, only two new cancer drugs have been approved for pediatric use.

Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute Budget goes toward Pediatric Cancer Research.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which nationally goes practically unrecognized.

Currently there are approximately 40,000 children undergoing cancer treatment in the U.S.

Research funds are scarce as most money is diverted to well-publicized adult forms of cancer, such as breast and prostate.

The American Cancer Society provides only 1% of donated dollars to research pediatric cancer.

Neuroblastoma Facts

• Neuroblastoma is a common and often difficult to treat cancer, the most common cancer in infancy.

• In the United States, about 600 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma each year.

• It is the most common tumor found in children younger than 1 year of age.

• Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children.

• Every 16 hours a child with neuroblastoma dies.

• There is no known cure for relapsed neuroblastoma.

• Nearly 70% of those children first diagnosed with neuroblastoma have disease that has already metastasized or spread to other parts of the body. When disease has spread at diagnosis and a child is over the age of 2, there is less than a 30% chance of survival.

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