The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, has awarded 25 infrastructure grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to institutions across the nation. These one-year grants are awarded to help the selected institutions offer more clinical trials access to children in the quest for improvements in health conditions and even cures.
Clinical Trials Often Extend Hope to those Children in Need
Clinical trials often offer both children in treatment as well as survivors the possibility of a better future with fewer side effects. For kids with cancer today and in the future, clinical trials help scientists make important steps towards discovering new cures.
The Clinical Trial Infrastructure Grants
These grants are awarded based on the need of the institutions and its patients, anticipated results of the grant and local participation in St. Baldrick’s fundraising activities. These grants offer institutions badly needed support to conduct further research
This particular series of grants brings the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s funding total to more than $24.7 million awarded in 2019. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $282 million to support the most promising childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.
St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants were awarded to the following institutions:
- Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
- Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, S.C.
- Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
- Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Va.
- Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas
- Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas
- El Paso Children’s Hospital, El Paso, Texas
- Children’s Cancer Institute of Hackensack Meridian Health Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.
- HSHS St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute, Green Bay, Wis.
- Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif.
- Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, La.
- Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, Fla.
- SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
- SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
- UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
- University of California San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.
- University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
- University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Valley Children’s Healthcare, Madera, Calif.
- Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, McAllen, Texas
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are–and that starts with funding research just for them. Join St. Baldrick’s here to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.