Allocate more funds towards childhood cancer research.

Allocate more funds towards childhood cancer research.

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Amy Peters started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

My beautiful cousin's son Cody lost his battle with childhood cancer in 2004. There is so much wasted money and research done on ridiculous things every single day. All the while more and more parents are receiving the life changing news that their babies are about to begin a fight literally for their lives.  Our children should be the most important priority on every list out there! This is a petition begging, demanding for the injustice that is the lack of federal funding for reseatch that will help find and develop the cure for childhood cancer. 

 

****Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.
Since 1980, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer. Only three drugs (teniposide and clofarabine, and Unituxin for use in high-risk neuroblastoma) have been approved for use in children. Only four additional new drugs have been approved for use by both adults and children.
The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a child with cancer is $40,000.
Only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer.**** National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. 

https://nationalpcf.org/facts-about-childhood-cancer/

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