Childhood Cancer Facts

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children between infancy and age 14. Cancer will kill 7 kids in the U.S. today

 

  • In 2016, it is estimated that 10,380 adolescents ages 0 to 15 years will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,250 will die of the disease in the U.S.

 

  • Even for the kids who survive, the battle is not over. A recent study shows that because of the treatments, by the time they are 45 yrs old, more than 95% of survivors will have a chronic health problem and 80% will have severe or life-threatening conditions.

 

  • Pediatric cancers are very different from adult cancers. In fact, if adolescents and young adults received treatments specifically designed for childhood cancers, 30% more would survive.

 

  • In the last twenty years, the FDA has only approved two new pediatric cancer drugs that were initially studied in children. All other drugs for children's cancers were first studied in and or approved for adults.

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Pediatric Cancer Centers:

NCI Center for Cancer Research - Pediatric Oncology Branch

10 Center Drive – MSC 1104
10 CRC   1W-3750
Bethesda, MD  20892-1104

877-624-4878

http://pediatrics.cancer.gov/

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105-3678

(901) 595–3300

www.stjude.org

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3333 Burnet Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

 (513) 636–4200

www.cincinnatichildrens.org

Dana-Farber Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

300 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115-5737

 (617) 355–6000

www.childrenshospital.org/

 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOPs)

3401 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4319

(215) 590–1000

www.chop.edu

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062

 (323) 660–2450

www.chla.org

Texas Children's

6621 Fannin Street

Houston, TX 77030-2399

 (832) 824–1000

www.texaschildrenshospital.org

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065-6007

 (212) 639–2000

www.mskcc.or

Seattle Children's Hospital

4800 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105-3901

 (206) 987–2000

www.seattlechildrens.org

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

 (312) 227–4000

www.luriechildrens.org

Children's Hospital Colorado

13123 East 16th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045-7106

(720) 777–1234

www.thechildrenshospital.org

"Managing the Cost of Cancer Care"

"Guide to Paying for Cancer Treatments"

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition

https://www.cancerfac.org/

CancerCare

https://www.cancercare.org/copayfoundation#

Patient Advocate Foundation

https://www.copays.org/

Nancy's List

https://nancyslist.org/

Financial Support:

Support Organizations:

Following are organizations that offer wide variety of support.  In addition, you can access the Hope Portal curated by the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer Collaboration by clicking here.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
National Office
Post Office Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895–0498

800–366–CCCF (1–800–366–2223)

http://www.candlelighters.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities
One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523

630–623–7048

http://www.rmhc.com/

The National Children's Cancer Society
Suite 800
One South Memorial Drive

St. Louis, MO 63102

800–5–FAMILY (1–800–532–6459)
http://www.nationalchildrenscancersociety.org

 The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
 White Plains, NY 10605–5221

800–955–4LSA (1–800–955–4572)

http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS)

1599 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA  30329

800-ACS-2345

www.cancer.org

Cancer Care, Inc.

275 Seventh Avenue

NYC, NY  10001

800-813-HOPE (4673)

 http://www.cancercare.org/

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

800-4-CANCER

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/childhoodcancers

Association of Cancer Online Resources

http://www.acor.org/

Children's Oncology Camping Association International

http://www.cocai.org/

 

 

 

 

Camp Sunshine

35 Acadia Rd,

Casco, ME  04015

 (207) 655-3800

http://www.campsunshine.org/about_camp/

Camp R.O.C.K.

Susan Lee, Director of Childhood Cancer Programs
American Cancer Society, Florida Division
3709 West Jetton Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
800-444-1410, ext. 4405
susan.lee@cancer.org

http://www.cancer.org/myacs/florida/areahighlights/rockcamp

Serious Fun

http://www.seriousfunnetwork.org/camps-and-programs

Camp Fantastic - (NCI)

Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland region

Tammara Jenkins, MSN, RN

Medical Coordinator for Camp Fantastic

tjenkins@mail.nih.gov

Camp Opportunities:

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