Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with childhood cancer in the United States. Globally, cancer stole 11.5 million years of healthy life away from children in 2017. Childhood cancer diagnoses don’t stop and neither do the dedicated researchers working to make childhood cancer history.
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When Lilly faced surgery after relapsing, her family made the decision to donate extra tumor tissue to research instead of throwing it away.
“We hope that Lilly’s neuroblastoma tumor can be some small part of helping other children who are waiting for cures,” said Nicole Ibbotson, Lilly’s mom.
Tissue donation is a critical but often overlooked piece of childhood cancer research. As childhood cancer researchers work to find the drugs that could be cures, they are facing a critical shortage of tissue samples to... Read More
Dr. David Poplack, above, was honored with the first-ever Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Childhood Cancer Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation’s Lemon Ball in January 2020.
The impact of childhood cancer around the world is immense.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2020, there will be over 300,000 new cases of cancer in children. However, the WHO also believes that this number is undercounted, due to many cases of childhood cancer that may go undiagnosed and a lack of comprehensive childhood cancer registries in some countries.
And for children in low-and middle-income countries, that diagnosis comes with a 20% survival rate, while... Read More