Each year, an estimated 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. More than 70 percent of those do not have access to modern cancer treatment. As a result, as many as 95 percent of children with cancer in developing countries will die. That translates to six out of every 10 children with cancer who die needlessly while the cure is in hand.
Modern cancer treatment should be accessible to all children, regardless of where they live. For this reason, Keira Grace Foundation directs its efforts to children diagnosed with cancer in developing countries where survival rates hover near 20 percent. In just a few short years, those rates can be raised to 80 percent.