ABOUT THE MILLENNIAL FUND
Each year, more than 72,000 adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. The five-year relative survival rate for this group has not improved in more than two decades. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among 15 to 39 year-olds—the most common cause of death in females and the second common cause of death in males.
The most common types of cancer to affect adolescents and young adults are:
Germ cell tumors (including testicular cancer)
Tumors of the central nervous system
The goal of the Millennial Society is to fund a multi-year grant to research young adult cancers. We want to see improved treatment options for young adults and better long-term survival.