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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is a time to recognize, advocate for, and honor children who have been affected by cancer and the families that care for them. This September, the National Brain Tumor Society will highlight the devastating realities of a brain tumor diagnosis for children and families by sharing important progress being made in the field, raising resources to support ongoing and future research efforts, and providing opportunities for our community to share their stories and raise awareness.

As brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in children and adolescents ages 19 and younger, the brain tumor community has an enormous stake and voice in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Learn more about pediatric brain tumors below, including how the National Brain Tumor Society is working to find better treatments and a cure.

#1 Most Common Form of Pediatric Cancer

In the U.S, brain tumors are the most common cancer for children and adolescents ages 0-19.

13,657 children

It is estimated that 13,657 children ages 0-14 are living with a primary malignant brain tumor in the U.S.

#1 Cause of Pediatric Cancer-Related Death

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children and adolescents ages 0-19.

5,230 Children and Adolescents

An estimated 5,230 children and adolescents will be newly diagnosed with a primary brain tumor in the U.S. in 2023.

Community here. Breakthroughs ahead.®

You are not alone. Read stories by families impacted by pediatric brain tumors, including patients, caregivers, and loved ones. Here, you’ll also find news stories and research updates about pediatric brain tumors.


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