September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
On August 31 of this year, 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. September also marks the release of AACR's second Cancer Progress Report. This report highlights some of the scientific breakthroughs and treatment successes that have been made in the fight against cancer. The report also chronicles several cancer survivors that have benefited from such breakthroughs in cancer research. One such survivor is Brooke Mulford, a 7-year-old girl from Salisbury, Md., who overcame her bout with stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma following a novel, immunotherapy treatment regime. Read Brooke's story
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.