Cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease for children in the United States.
The average age at diagnosis is ten years old.
Over the past 40 years, the number of children diagnosed with leukemia has increased by 35%.
About 9,910 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2023.
Each year in the United States, approximately 16,000 children between the ages of birth and 19 are diagnosed with cancer.
About 1,040 children in the United States under the age of 15 are expected to die from cancer in 2023.
About 7% of all cancers in children are caused by an inherited pathogenic variant (harmful alteration) in a cancer predisposition gene.
At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, there were 174 new pediatric cancer diagnoses in 2022. That’s one new cancer diagnosis every 2.09 days.