Did you know brain cancer is the deadliest childhood cancer?

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Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children 0-19 years of age – recently surpassing Leukemia. More than 28,000 children are living with a brain tumor in the United States and more than 4,500 new cases will be diagnosed this year. And, there is no true, consistent standard of care or treatments for these children.

This is completely unacceptable.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #CCAM. This is a time to honor young cancer patients and their families, as they struggle through the experience of living with this disease.

Each year, we join hands and unite with our friends across the cancer community – patients, doctors, neuro-oncologists, scientists, drug companies, industry organizations, non-profit partners, and donors/supporters – to help these kids fight against all types of cancer.

Join us this month as we celebrate the strength, inspiration, and fighting spirit of these kids and their families and friends. And PLEASE GIVE NOW so we can deliver on the treatments and medicines to make history and find a cure for brain tumors.

Highlights include:

Defeat Pediatric Brain TumorsNBTS signature research and drug discovery program which aims to improve the clinical outcomes for pediatric brain tumor patients and develop the first-ever standard of care for treating pediatric high-grade gliomas such as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

Social Engagement– Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to share poignant stories, videos, blogs and content that will help pediatric brain tumor patients. Use the hashtag #CCAM.

New videos and blogs– Check out our new videos in the sidebar on this webpage, as well as our blog about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We ask you to share these videos and content pieces with your networks, because someone you know (or their friends) could benefit from this information.

CureFest 2018: NBTS will have a table at CureFest again this year in Washington DC on September 16 – 17 at the National Mall. Come visit us and tell us about your pediatric cancer story.