September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month

While childhood cancer is rare, it is the leading disease-related cause of death in children and adolescents. Worldwide, approximately 400,000 children and adolescents develop cancer each year, only half of whom are diagnosed. In recognition of this issue, September is internationally recognized as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month”. During this time, organizations and families around the world shine a spotlight on children’s cancer and the need to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for young cancer patients. 

While significant advancements have been made in cancer care and treatment, much work remains to be done. Like other cancer advocacy organizations, we believe that we can improve the future for kids with cancer by raising awareness and funding critically-needed research into cancers that impact children, teens and young adults, such as fibrolamellar carcinoma. 

The loss of even one child is one too many.