Childhood Cancer Research

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Too many types of childhood cancer still have no known cure or treatment. In 2017, more than 15,000 children under age 19 will be diagnosed with cancer. 

We must ensure that researchers have the essential tools to fight childhood cancer and make sure children with cancer not only survive, but thrive. 

 

Over 15,000 U.S. children under age 19 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017.

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Thank your lawmakers for standing up for childhood cancer patients and passing the STAR Act

The STAR Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is on its way to the President for his signature. This new law is a monumental step toward helping prevent, treat and cure childhood cancer. Take action to thank your lawmakers who voted for the bill. 

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June 28, 2018
National

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill today. The bill includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $190 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

June 5, 2018
National

A groundbreaking bill that creates opportunities for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer was signed into law by the President today. The STAR Act will: Increase funding for childhood cancer research Improve data collection so pediatric oncologists can better learn from one another Expand research on the long-term

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, sending the bill to the president’s desk for enactment. The STAR Act, which was co-sponsored by 370 House members and also passed the Senate unanimously earlier this year, represents

May 22, 2018
National

A groundbreaking bill that creates opportunities for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The STAR Act, which already passed the U.S. Senate earlier this year, now heads to the President for his signature. The STAR Act will: Increase funding for childhood cancer

Childhood Cancer Research Resources

ACS CAN’s official endorsement of the RACE for Children Act, a bill that will encourage new research and development in childhood cancer.

This report examines the drug development landscape for childhood cancer, identifying scientific, logistical, economic and ethical challenges that are unique to pediatric cancer drug development.