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Childhood Cancer Fact – 4

There are approximately 350,000 adult survivors of childhood cancer in the US. That equates to 1 in 640 adults ages 18-45 Courtesy of childrensoncologygroup.org

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Childhood Cancer Fact – 3

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

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CHILDHOOD CANCER FACT 2

“The Children’s Oncology Group, with more than 7,500 experts worldwide, has nearly 100 active clinical-translational trials open at any given time.  These trials include front-line treatment for many types of childhood cancers, studies aimed at determining the underlying biology of these diseases, and trials involving new and emerging treatments, supportive care, and survivorship.” – www.childrensoncologygroup.org/index.php/research-collaborations

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CHILDHOOD CANCER FACT 1

The types of cancers that develop in children are different from the types that develop in adults.  Childhood cancers are often the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life, sometimes even before birth.  Unlike many cancers in adults, childhood cancers are not strongly linked to lifestyle or environmental risk…

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