In dollar terms, NCI’s funding for pediatric clinical trials is $26.4 million while funding for AIDS research is $254 million, and breast cancer is $584 million.
Attempts to detect childhood cancers at an earlier stage, when the disease would react more favorably to treatment, have largely failed. Young patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed. (Approximately 20% of adults with cancer show evidence the disease has spread, yet almost 80% of children show that the cancer has spread to distant sites at the time of diagnosis).
Every year approximately 12,500 children and adolescents under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer and about 4,000 of children die from cancer each year. That means about 11 children die from cancer or cancer-related complications each day.
What We Do...
"Standing with the Smallest Fighters in the Battle of a Lifetime!"
The Battle for a Cure Foundation is recognized as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. We offer various outreach programs on a national and local level for children fighting cancer and their families. We host private events and parties in the Austin, TX area for local children who are fighting cancer. We also accept monetary donations for our CURE Account to fund the most promising childhood cancer research available.
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer and their families! Please join our battle against childhood cancer by getting involved today!