Enrollment on a clinical trial is often a child’s best hope for a cure. And every child enrolled on a trial is helping kids in the future to have a better outcome.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation Infrastructure grants are awarded primarily to smaller institutions with a high need for support. The grants support the research staff needed to help open and maintain clinical trials. In other words, without this support these institutions might not be able to offer lifesaving clinical trials, or would be able to offer trials to fewer patients. This support also means patients and families don’t have to travel so far for cutting edge treatment.
In many cases these institutions care for a large number of underrepresented minority patients. Providing this crucial support not only provides advanced treatment for all kids, but it also increases diversity of enrollments on clinical trials.
Diversity in clinical trial enrollments is important to show whether race, ethnicity, and gender affect how a patient responds to a clinical trial. These enrollments help researchers make strides towards more effective and less toxic cures for every kid now and in the future.
This $1.1 million in new funding is going to 24 institutions, including:
- Kapi’olani Medical Center on Oahu, Hawai’i where patients served include kids from diverse ethnic backgrounds who live in Hawaii as well as from underrepresented populations in Guam and Micronesia.
- Centro Medico del Turabo in Caguas Puerto Rico – the first St. Baldrick’s grant directly made on the island – where the population is 99% Hispanic or Latino.
- Institutions in Detroit Michigan, El Paso Texas, and Oakland California where the need is high and many patients are minorities.
- Albuquerque New Mexico where many Native American and Hispanic patients are served.
Explore all the new grants to learn how your donations are helping make a lasting change in childhood cancer research, and helping children and teens of every background.
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