Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Fast Facts


Each year in the United States the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear the words "Your child has cancer," and 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer. Forty-three diagnoses take place every day.

Across all ages, racial, ethnic and socio-economic groups, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. In fact, it is responsible for 57 percent of deaths from disease, more deaths than all other diseases combined. Twelve percent of children diagnosed with cancer ultimately do not survive. But this is an improvement of 10 percent in 40 years.

In our cancer program, success is measured one patient, one family, and one step at a time. While the numbers below show our experience is improving outcomes, we still have a long way to go.

In 2016, Children's Hospital cared for 228 children who were newly diagnosed with cancer, with an average of 200 newly-diagnosed patients per year from 2013 through 2015. We performed 95 stem marrow transplants from 2015 through 2017.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of a select group of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the Southeast. It is the only one in Tennessee dedicated to providing the most promising therapies and advancing research for all types of cancer in children and adults.

Our research program brings innovative treatments to the bedside more quickly than many hospitals. The program offers dozens of trials for many types of cancer.

Last Edited: June 22, 2017
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