Gianna's Cheers for Hope is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization located in Nutley, NJ. The organization has been created to honor the life of Gianna Rita Signorile, a 21 year old who fought a courageous battle with a rare pediatric liver cancer, Fibrolamellar Carcinoma. Our mission is to continue to honor the life of Gianna, while also raising awareness for rare pediatric cancers and forging a path of HOPE for families with children battling cancer.
Facts + Statistics
Facts Regarding Childhood Cancer (Facts from stjudes.org)
Cancer is diagnosed each year in about 400,000 children and adolescents ages 19 and under worldwide
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy for U.S. children
About 483,000 childhood cancer survivors live in the U.S., with many more around the world
Facts Regarding Fibrolamellar Carcinoma
Fibrolamellar Carcinoma (FLC) is an incredibly rare cancer of the liver that affects teens and young adults with an otherwise healthy liver
FLC is seen in only 1 of 5 million people, it’s rarity comes with scarce amounts of data and statistical information, leaving minimal treatment options
In the early stages of the disease, affected patients often have no symptoms, so by the time the cancer is found, it may have already spread beyond the liver
It is estimated that the survivorship rate is less than 30% over 5 years; prognosis remains poor
When symptoms develop, they are most commonly the following: abdominal pain, weight loss, and malaise – a general feeling of being unwell
There is no standard of care, although surgery typically is encouraged as it yields a more favorable prognosis
(Learn more by visiting fibrofighters.org)
Help us Make a Difference!
Your donation goes toward furthering the research of Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma (FLC), providing patient grants to families with children who are battling pediatric cancer, and supporting students with local educational scholarships.
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