Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Pediatric Cancer Facts


*In the U.S. almost 3,000 children die from cancer each year.
*Cancer is the number one disease killer of children.
*In the past 20 years only one new cancer drug has been approved for pediatric use.
*Only 3 percent of the budget from the National Cancer Institute goes towards Pediatric Cancer Research.
*September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, which nationally goes largely unrecognized.
*The government recently cut the budget for Childhood Cancer Research.
*Currently there is between 30-40,000 children being treated for cancer in the US.
*As a nation, we spend $14 BILLION per year on the space program, but only $35 MILLION on childhood cancer research per year.


Gledwood said...

Hi I never had childhood cancer but it did become an issue (I just tapped in this enormous post about it at my blog: gledwood2.blogspot) I gave your link at the end just as a reference. Oddly when I had finished all this typing I pressed the random next blog button and yours is the one that came up, which is a kind of serendipity, know what I mean?

All the best to you and take care
"gledwood vol 2"

jm said...

we think it is wonderful that you are doing what you can to raise awareness of pediatric cancer research and letting us see the faces of it's victims. We did not know nearly as much as we did before we read your posts. Bless you for your efforts and thoughts

peace and blessings

keepers and john