- For many childhood cancers, we are using the SAME treatments that were used in the 1970’s.
- Since 1980, HUNDREDS of cancer drugs have been approved for adults, but only TWELVE cancer drugs have been approved for use in children and only THREE have been developed specifically for children.
Source: Laurie Orloski, PharmD and Joe Baber, 2015
- The Pharmaceutical Industry does not invest in childhood cancer research because the adult cancer market is larger and more profitable. In other words, childhood cancer research is not a good investment.
- Federal research funding for ALL childhood cancers combined is $195 million. That’s only 4% of the $5.2 billion cancer research budget and a fraction of the funding for other single adult cancer subtypes.