• Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize the children and families affected by childhood cancers and to emphasize the importance of supporting research on these devastating conditions. Since 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital have worked together to care for children with cancer and to improve outcomes through cutting-edge research.

    This month, and throughout the year, we honor the children currently battling cancer, the families who love them, the clinicians and other caregivers treating them, the survivors of childhood cancer, the children who lost their lives to childhood cancer, and the researchers working to conquer childhood cancer.

    Gold ribbon for childhood cancer awarenessDid you know... ?

    • Survival rates continue to rise... In 1975, only 61 percent of U.S. children with cancer survived. Today, 84 percent do, with survival rates topping 90 percent for some childhood cancers. See our infographic for more statistics on childhood cancer. >>Infographic: Four Things to Know About Childhood Cancer
    • ... but are lagging in less-developed countries. Eighty percent of cases of childhood cancer are in the developing world, where survival averages 20 percent. Only 20 percent of cases are in the developed world, where more than 80 percent survive. >>More global health statistics

    Stories from our childhood cancer patients and clinicians

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