Recent studies show that brain cancer is the new leading cause of child cancer death despite the chance of kids aging from 0-19 catching brain cancer dropped. The reason brain cancer topping the disgraceful ranking is that other areas of research found progress in the treatment of respective child cancer.
Leukemia, former leading cause of child cancer death, is not as fatal as it was to children due to great advancement in the area of research. Yet, deaths totaling from brain cancer and leukemia combined is taking over half of the young cancer patient lives.
To read more about childhood brain cancer: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/brain-cancer-now-leading-cancer-killer-kids-n649411