Childhood Cancer Facts

by | Aug 30, 2021 | Childhood Cancer, Rally Blog

We want to give you the childhood cancer facts, so you know what that inspire us to Rally On towards our goal of finding better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and ultimately cures for kids that have cancer.

Childhood Cancer Facts

  • Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in America.
  • Every school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive.
  • Approximately 1 in 264 children in the U.S. will develop cancer before turning 20 years old.
  • According to the National Cancer Institute Funded Research Portfolio (NFRP) the average spent on childhood cancer is 4%. NCI spent 5% on childhood cancer research during 2018.
  • Since 2004, only six drugs are approved by the FDA specifically for cancers in children and adolescents compared with hundreds of adult cancer drugs.
  • Side-effects from current treatments are severe with more than 95% of childhood cancer survivors suffering from chronic health problems and/or have severe or life-threatening conditions by the age of 50.
  • Each year, there are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer worldwide.

Rally Kid Caroline in the hospital

Rally is rated by charity watchdogs as one of the best childhood cancer charities to donate to that funds childhood cancer research.

We support Rally families as they journey through the harsh realities of these facts and we would love to have you join us.

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