No More Kids with Cancer focuses exclusively on accelerating the discovery of safer, less toxic, and more effective treatments for children with cancer.
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.
Childhood cancer research receives less than 1% of government funding from the NCI and less than 4% from the NIH.
No More Kids with Cancer is uniquely focused only on funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research - such as genetic sequencing, precision, medicine and clinical trials - that leverages understanding of cancer biology. The research will create new treatments that will start saving more children's lives. We achieve our vision by collaborating with leading scientists - who share our belief that more research leads to more options - we're working toward our vision of no more kids with cancer.
In 2018, it is estimated that 15, 590 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer.
With survival rates for many types of childhood cancer have improved, for too many children, cancer will shorten their lives too soon.
These health related issues are side-effects of either the cancer or more commonly the result of its treatment.
For 2015, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) budget was $4.93 billion, childhood cancer received $197 million.
Childhood cancer survivors in the United States as of 2015.
The most common treatments for kids with cancer were developed in the 1950s.
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