Chasing Cancer

Childhood Cancer
Posted at 2:08 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 14:08:28-05

During the holiday season, many of us take time to give thanks for our many blessings.

This is especially important when you realize that each year the American Cancer Society reports that more than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer.

That means 10,000 families, friends and their relatives are hoping for a special holiday gift – a cure for childhood cancers. But while childhood cancer survivor rates continue to increase, the fact remains that of all government funding that goes to the treatment and research of cancer, less than 5% goes to children’s cancer, leaving much more to be done. 

On November 29th, we have a special interview to preview a unique forum called “CHASING CANCER.”  This event is being billed as a historic national discussion of the many challenges and issues surrounding the race to find cure.  It will be a first-of-its-kind forum, bringing the medical community, researchers and advocacy groups together at the Washington Post headquarters, and is sponsored by the Washington Post and Aflac.