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28,000 Children in the US are living with a diagnosis of a primary brain tumor.
13 children each day are diagnosed with a brain tumor.
8% are diagnosed with a medulloblastoma tumor, most are boys 10 yrs. and under.
Brain tumors are the deadliest form of cancer in children, and are fatal to nearly 50%.
Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant
childhood brain tumor.

In the last 20 years, only 2 new drugs have been specifically developed 

to treat children with cancer, and that is not specific to brain cancer.

More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease.
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every
3 minutes with cancer.
For 80% of kids with cancer, it has already spread to other areas of the body by the time it is diagnosed.
The average age of a child at cancer diagnosis is 6 yrs. old.
Adult Cancers
Pediatric Cancers

About 60% of all funding for drug development in adult cancers comes from pharmaceutical companies.
For children it is almost none.

Only 4% of the National Cancer Institute's budget is directed to childhood cancer research. 
And that is not specific to brain cancer.
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