Promising Therapeutic Target found for Medulloblastoma In 2013 Michael Gustafson passed away, 5 years after his medulloblastoma diagnosis. Michael decided to donate his tissue to research in the hopes that other children would not experience the suffering of brain...
Cancer survival rates for adult and children are based on living five years from diagnosis. The average age of adult diagnosis is 65, average age of child’s diagnosis is 8 years. Why does living to 13 years old define surviving cancer?
For every federal dollar available for cancer research, only four pennies is used to fund childhood cancer research.
About 60% of all funding for drug development in adult cancers comes from pharmaceutical companies, and for children these companies spend next to nothing.
Prostate cancer (average age at diagnosis 66 years) receives more research funding from the National Cancer Institute than all childhood cancers combined.
There are 70 potential life years lost on average when a child dies of cancer compared to 15 potential life years lost for adults dying of cancer.