As I have previously mentioned, the NCI gives under 4% of the cancer research budget to childhood cancers, of which there are hundreds of types (dozens on leukemia, scores of sarcomas, ect). In the past decade, funding has decreased 30%.
In a new campaign, StepUp, we challenge Congress, the NIH and the rest of the government to spend more on childhood cancer research. The goal of the campaign is to reauthorize the 2008 Caroline Pryce Walker Act, as well as to increase NCI appropriations for childhood cancer research. You can join by visiting: http://www.soundoffatcongress.org/direct/nY2f.