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Each year, the parents of more than 16,000 children age 0-19 in the U.S. will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Across all ages, ethnic groups, and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. Despite major advances – from an overall survival rate of 10% just 50 years ago to nearly 85% today, for many rare cancers, the survival rate is much lower. Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years. There are approximately 429,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States.

 

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