1950s Drugs for Our Kids is Unacceptable
Change the Facts and Stand Up for Kids
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of children in the U.S., and the current antiquated treatments have resulted in fewer kids surviving and more kids with chronic and acute health issues.
Simply stated, the large gap in private and government funding results in children dying. Childhood cancer research receives less than 1% of government funding from the NCI and less than 4% from the NIH. In the private sector, many barriers impact childhood cancer funding and the largest childhood cancer charity is less than 1/20th the size of the largest adult cancer charity.
No More Kids with Cancer is uniquely focused only on funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research that leverages the latest understanding of cancer biology – research that will create new treatments that save more children's’ lives.
We want to change these facts and stand up for kids*:
- Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children.
- Most children with cancer are treated by drugs developed in the 1950s - including Naya.
- 1 in every 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer.
- Every 3 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere in the world.
- Children who don’t survive lose 71 years of life.
- About 1 in 4 kids will not survive beyond five years.
- About 35% of children diagnosed with cancer will die within 30 years of diagnosis.
- More than 90% of childhood cancer survivors will have a significant health related issues by the time they are 45 years of age, including side effects that lead to death.
- Only three new drugs have been approved for use in children cancer treatment in 30 years –compared with hundreds of drugs that have been developed specifically for adults.
- A child’s probability of surviving cancer is poor in less-developed countries
*Statistics from American Cancer Society, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), ASCO, NCI, CAC2.org cancer library, Children's Oncology group