. danielle nottingham introduces us to a little boy from california beating the disease. >> reporter: 3-year-old aiden cramer is bursting with energy. >> reporter: less than a year ago in the hospital, battling leukemia. most common cancer in children. >> that's the worst thing you could possibly thing is, i have zero control over this. and i could very well lose my child. period. >> reporter: a new government study says the chances of surviving childhood cancer are improving. from 1999 to 2014, there was a 20% drop in cancer deaths among children and adolescents. >> immune therapy. cell therapy. these are going to be brought to bear to improve on this progress. such that, we expect continued steady decline in deaths from childhood cancer. >> the study found leukemia is no longer leading cause of cancer deaths in children and adolescents. 3 of 10 cancer deaths are now from brain cancer. >> the progress lagged behind in brain tumors. we have to redouble our efforts to improve the outcome for the >> after five months of chemotherapy, aiden is now cancer free and giving back to other patients.
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