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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 2020, it is estimated that 16,850 children and young adults (19 yrs old and younger) will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,730 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.


Pediatric Cancer Centers:

NCI Center for Cancer Research - Pediatric Oncology Branch

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


St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105-3678

(901) 595–3300

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3333 Burnet Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

 (513) 636–4200

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

300 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115-5737

 (617) 355–6000


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOPs)

3401 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4319

(215) 590–1000

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062

 (323) 660–2450

Texas Children's

6621 Fannin Street

Houston, TX 77030-2399

 (832) 824–1000

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue

New York, NY 10065-6007

 (212) 639–2000


Seattle Children's Hospital

4800 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98105-3901

 (206) 987–2000

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

225 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

 (312) 227–4000

Children's Hospital Colorado

13123 East 16th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045-7106

(720) 777–1234

"Managing the Cost of Cancer Care"

"Guide to Paying for Cancer Treatments"

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition


Patient Advocate Foundation

Nancy's List

College Scholarships

First Aid for People With Cancer

Scholarships and Support for College Students With Cancer & Cancer Survivors

Managing Mental Health After a Cancer Diagnosis (published by Georgetown University's School of Nursing)

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.

Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation

1 Las Olas Circle, Suite #209,

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Julia's Star Foundation

PO Box 472

Deerfield Beach, FL 33433

Gilda's Club

119 Rose Drive

Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Phone 954-763-6776

Live Like Bella

2199 Ponce de Leon Blvd #303,

Coral Gables, FL 33134

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

800–366–CCCF (1–800–366–2223)

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


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

St. Louis, MO 63102

800–5–FAMILY (1–800–532–6459)

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

800–955–4LSA (1–800–955–4572)

American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS)

1599 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA  30329


Cancer Care, Inc.

275 Seventh Avenue

NYC, NY  10001

800-813-HOPE (4673)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)


Association of Cancer Online Resources

Children's Oncology Camping Association International


Camp Sunshine

35 Acadia Rd,

Casco, ME  04015

 (207) 655-3800

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

Serious Fun

Camp Fantastic - (NCI)

Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland region

Tammara Jenkins, MSN, RN

Medical Coordinator for Camp Fantastic

Camp Opportunities:


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