Cold Hard Facts
The facts are staggering. Brain Tumors don't discriminate.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRAIN TUMORS
The number of different pediatric brain tumor types is astounding. This makes diagnosis and treatment extremely complicated.
LIVING WITH LIFE-LONG SIDE EFFECTS
Although some brain cancer treatments have produced better results in recent years, the term "survivor" means that the child is likely living with life-long side effects.
1 in 285
NUMBER OF CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
Pediatric Cancer is not as uncommon as you might think. There is a just under a .4% chance that a child will be personally impacted by this terrible disease.
OF ALL CHILDHOOD CANCER IS IN THE BRAIN
25% of all Pediatric Cancers are in the Brain and Spine. However, Brain and Spinal Cancers are the #1 cause of disease related death among children.
While research and development for new drugs from pharmaceutical companies compromises 60% of funding for adult cancer drugs, close to nothing is spent on developing new childhood cancer treatments.
Half of all chemotherapies used for childhood cancer are over 25 years old.
Nearly 100,000 children die of cancer worldwide annually. Cancer kills more children than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Brain cancer is the deadliest form of childhood cancer.
8 YEARS OLD
The average age for childhood death caused by cancer is 8, taking 69 years of their expected life.