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Neuroblastoma Statistics

 

Facts About Neuroblastoma / Pediatric Cancer:

  • Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in children.
  • Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer in infancy.
  • Neuroblastoma is the most common extra cranial solid tumor cancer in children.
  • Every 16 hours a child with neuroblastoma dies.
  • There is no known cure for neuroblastoma.
  • Nearly 70% of those children first diagnosed, have disease that has already metastasized or spread to other parts of the body. When disease has spread at diagnosis and a child is over the age of 2 there is less than a 30% chance of survival.
  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in the US and it kills more children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.
  • There are 15 children diagnosed with cancer for every one child diagnosed with pediatric AIDS. Yet, the U.S. invests approximately $595,000 for research per victim of pediatric AIDS and only $20,000 for each victim of childhood cancer.
  • The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%.
  • 5%-7% of all childhood malignancies
  • about 1 in 6000 children will be diagnosed with neuroblastoma by the age of five
  • 1 in 100,000 per year in US
  • The average age at diagnosis is two
  • About 25% of newly diagnosed neuroblastomas are found in children under the age of one
  • Children under the age of one have a cure rate as high as 90%