Childhood cancers top public priorities for children's health research

Childhood cancer is rated as the top priority for children’s health research, with 76% of adults rating it as “very important” to improving children’s health

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:08:15 AM EST   Updated On: Sep 23 2013 07:55:47 AM EDT
Childhood cancers
DETROIT -

Childhood cancers are rated as the top public priority for children's health research. According to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, childhood cancer was endorsed most frequently as "very important," followed by diabetes, and then birth defects and other genetic problems.

According to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. One out of five children diagnosed with cancer does not survive.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is kicking off a campaign called "Block Out Cancer" to promote awareness of groundbreaking pediatric cancer research that's underway at the University of Michigan.

Each day this month, you can read a new blog highlighting ways faculty, staff, families, volunteers and donors are doing their part to "Block Out Cancer."

Learn more about the campaign here