Sometimes many researchers at multiple institutions must band together in order to make real progress. That’s exactly what St. Baldrick’s Consortium Research Grants support. The largest of these grants is for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a cooperative research group with approximately 200 member institutions across the U.S. and beyond. Each institution receives a portion of this grant, distributed according to the number of patients treated on COG clinical trials, their best hope for a cure. In this way, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds virtually every institution qualified to treat childhood cancers. In addition, four new smaller consortia were funded this year, for a total of more than $10 million.
New St. Baldrick’s Consortia and Cooperative Research Grants were awarded to the following lead institutions:
- Children’s Oncology Group, with members across the U.S. and beyond
- Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, Calif.
- Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash.
Research does greatly impact kids with cancer. Take a look at the Childhood Cancer Research Outcomes made possible by previous St. Baldrick’s funding or head back to explore more of the new 2012 Summer Grants.
*All funding applications are peer-reviewed by leading pediatric cancer researchers who volunteer their time and expertise and make funding recommendations to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s board of directors.