Each year, the Department of Defense appropriates funding for research for specifically for Cancers in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults within the DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Each year 85,000 children, adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with cancer which is the #1 disease killer of this population. 86% of U.S. ACTIVE military are 39 years or younger. The funding is to be used to research for rare, unmet medical needs that affect military personnel and their families. Below is a summary of funding for childhood and AYA cancers for years 2017 through 2020.
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