Pediatric brain cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related death in children — yet treatment options available to pediatric low grade astrocytoma (PLGA) patients have not changed in 20 years.
The PLGA foundation is dedicated to fighting children’s brain tumors in any way possible — but they need help.
“Government funding for children’s brain tumor research is MINISCULE (the National Cancer Institute (NCI) spends less than 3% on pediatric cancer research and a FRACTION of this is used for children’s brain tumors). Scientists believe that there are existing drug compounds that COULD tangibly impact the outcome for children with brain tumors…if funding were available to test these drugs.”
Amy, of the PLGA Foundation, stresses the urgency of the petition they created:
“Current medical treatments for brain tumor kids have LITTLE impact and create huge complications, which can be permanent and life-threatening. The NCI must invest in research to find more effective treatments and a cure, which will benefit not just brain tumor kids, but patients with other pediatric and adult cancer.”
The families that fall victim to PLGA brain tumors endure the pain of a deadly illness. The last thing they should be worrying about is a lack of updated medical treatments and support.
If you want to help PLGA children receive proper funding for a chance at life, sign this petition today!
Photo courtesy of the PLGA Foundation