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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation Funds $8.9 Million in Grants to Support the Most Promising Childhood Cancer Research

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — No hospital has a monopoly on good ideas. That’s why The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds the most promising research wherever it takes place, from your institution of choice to other cutting-edge childhood cancer research facilities around the world. Since 2005, this philosophy has translated into more than 1,674 grants in 31 countries, totaling more than $322 million. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of volunteers, donors, partners and advocates across the country over the past year, St. Baldrick’s is proud to announce $8.9 million has been awarded in new grants.

Why is research funding essential?

  • Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer in the world.
  • In United Statesone in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive.
  • Of those who survive, more than 99% of survivors have a chronic health condition and 96% have serious or life-threatening conditions.

“In the 1950s, almost all children diagnosed with cancer died. Thanks to research, today about 90% of children with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types, progress has been limited, and for some children, there is still little hope of recovery”, explains Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “These grants support the best of the best in childhood cancer research and will ensure that more progress is made so that children have access to more treatments with fewer side effects. “There won’t be a 100% cure rate for all childhood cancers.”

This new round of grants includes seven new fellows, nine current fellows receiving continued funding for another year of research, two new international fellows from Egypt and Jordanand a current international researcher from India receive funds for another year of research. Also included is a $4.4 million grant to the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, and another year of funding for projects already underway for two team science projects and one strategic initiative: The Pediatric Cancer Data Commons.

The following institutions will receive subsidies:

  • Alabama
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • California
    • University of California San Diego, San Diego, California.
  • Colorado
    • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Col.
  • Florida
    • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Georgia
    • Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Illinois
    • University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass Gen), Boston, Mass.
    • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.
    • Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Maryland
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Minnesota
    • University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • New York
    • Weil Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
  • Ohio
    • The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio
  • Ontario, Canada
    • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Tennessee
    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

To learn more about specific research projects, visit the St. Baldrick’s blog.

For more details on the research St. Baldrick’s is funding near you, a specific disease type or area of ​​research, visit Search for grants page. The next round of grants will be announced in November, supported by donations by October.

To donate to critical childhood cancer research or to discover the many ways you can get involved, visit StBaldricks.org. Become a spokesperson and join the Speak out for childhood cancer advocacy action network to encourage federal lawmakers to continue funding childhood cancer research. Connect with St. Baldrick’s on Facebook, Twitter, instagramand Youtube.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Every 2 minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. In the United States, 1 in 5 people will not survive. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants, is on a mission to give children a life by supporting the most promising research to find cures and better treatments for all cancers. infantile. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you’re not just giving to one hospital – you’re supporting virtually every institution with the expertise to treat children with cancer across the United States. St. Baldrick’s ensures that children battling cancer now — and those diagnosed in the future — will have access to the most advanced treatments, supporting every step of research, from new ideas in the lab to developing new therapies, by going through life-saving clinical trials. Join us at StBaldricks.org and help #GiveKidsaLifetime.

SOURCE St. Baldrick’s Foundation