The statistics are staggering. Every day in the U.S., 45 families are told their child has cancer, and are instantly devastated. However, less than 4% of the federal government’s total cancer research funding is dedicated to childhood cancers.
Promote Awareness of Children's Cancer
Promote Awareness of Targeted Therapies for CHILDREN
Kids NEED TARGETED THERAPIES NOW to kill the cancer and NOT THE KID. Nearly all drugs currently used to treat children with cancer were developed for adult cancers. But, most types of childhood cancer are distinct from adult cancers at the biological and cellular level, which is the key factor in developing targeted therapies. In other words, resources must be dedicated to pediatric research as never before.
Targeted drugs have proven to be an effective weapon in the war on cancer for adults, and one of the most promising treatments for the future. But such targeted treatments for childhood cancer cannot wait for the approval of drugs developed for adult cancers because those drugs are not applicable on a molecular level. Due to this molecular distinction, pediatric cancer research must be pursued independently and with it’s own focused research effort.
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