American Association for Cancer Research

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

On Aug. 31, 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month as a means to help raise awareness to the ever-present battle against childhood cancers.

As we observe National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please take a moment to join the AACR in this cause by joining our Pediatric Cancer Working Group, taking part in programming held throughout the year, and by learning how you can help to support the continued fight against childhood cancer.   

Read the Presidential Proclamation of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2012.


Fourth Annual Congressional Childhood Cancer Summit

Progress into research and development of the first new pediatric cancer drugs in nearly 30 years was announced at the Fourth Annual Congressional Childhood Cancer Summit on Sept. 19, 2013.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announced it has taken steps under the Creating Hope Act, legislation passed last year, to develop new treatments for rare types of brain tumors and other malignancies in children. Visit the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus website for more details on the summit.