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
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Dana-Farber Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5737
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOPs)
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4319
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065-6007
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105-3901
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045-7106
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
Patient Advocate Foundation
Managing Mental Health After a Cancer Diagnosis (published by Georgetown University's School of Nursing)
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
119 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Live Like Bella
2199 Ponce de Leon Blvd #303,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Post Office Box 498
Kensington, MD 20895–0498
Ronald McDonald House Charities
One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
The National Children's Cancer Society
One South Memorial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63102
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605–5221
American Cancer Society, Inc. (ACS)
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Cancer Care, Inc.
275 Seventh Avenue
NYC, NY 10001
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Association of Cancer Online Resources
Children's Oncology Camping Association International
35 Acadia Rd,
Casco, ME 04015
Susan Lee, Director of Childhood Cancer Programs
American Cancer Society, Florida Division
3709 West Jetton Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
800-444-1410, ext. 4405
Camp Fantastic - (NCI)
Washington, D.C./Virginia/Maryland region
Tammara Jenkins, MSN, RN
Medical Coordinator for Camp Fantastic
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