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Chasing A Cure: The Importance of Kid-Focused Cancer Research

Chasing a CureThey’re not easy statistics to digest. An estimated 13,500 children and adolescents ages 19 and under are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. One in five detected loses the fight. Despite cutting-edge advancements, cancer surprisingly remains the leading cause of disease-related death in our youth. Delaying a cure, say advocates, is the concept that childhood cancer is simply “little” adult cancer—a costly misdiagnosis that impacts vital research funding. As we near September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to spotlight the need for pediatric-specific research toward a kid-focused cure.Read full article appears in the July/August 2012 Issue of Family Health & Wellness Magazine.