Research

2017 Infrastructure Grants: Building New Cures for Kids with Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 14, 2017

Time to sip on that hot chocolate, wear your favorite pair of fuzzy socks and cozy up to great news that will warm your heart — and you helped make it happen!

Announcing our 2017 Infrastructure Grants

Today, we are proud to announce the 2017 St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants, totaling $2.2 million awarded to 39 institutions across the United States.

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Research

St. Baldrick’s Researcher Helps Fellow Childhood Cancer Survivors Thrive

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 29, 2017

Cancer survivorship issues are close to Dr. Brandon McNew’s heart. It’s not just because he treats kids with cancer as a pediatric oncologist — the St. Baldrick’s researcher was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 10 years old. Read on for more about his childhood cancer journey, why he was drawn to pediatric oncology and what he’s doing (with a little help from St. Baldrick’s) to help fellow cancer survivors live long, healthy lives.

Dr. McNew

Dr. McNew is both a St. Baldrick’s researcher and a shavee. He rocked the bald at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa event in 2015.

For Dr. Brandon McNew, treating kids with cancer isn’t just a professional calling. It’s personal.

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Kids with Cancer

A Childhood Saved by Research: Will’s Story [VIDEO]

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 13, 2016

When Honored Kid Will was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with cancer. Now, the third grader with the dimpled smile and bright eyes is healthy, thanks to a clinical trial made possible by St. Baldrick’s funding. Read on for Will’s story of survival.

Will

NEW VIDEO: Will’s Story >

On the surface, Will looks like any other 8-year-old boy. He loves playing soccer, camping with his family, and playing with their dog, Jack. The third grader is a big fan of superheroes and is also quite the successful fisherman.

You’d never guess that most of his young life has been spent fighting cancer.

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News

2016 Fall Grants: Laying the Foundation for a Cure

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 3, 2016

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are falling from the trees, and there’s a new chill in the air. But don’t worry about pulling out that sweater, because we’ve got just the news to warm you right up — and you helped make it happen!

Announcing our 2016 Fall Grants

Today, we are proud to announce the 2016 St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants, totaling $2.1 million awarded to 39 institutions across the United States.

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Research

St. Baldrick’s Grant Gives More Kids in Chicago Access to Clinical Trials

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 3, 2016

Thanks to nearly a decade of St. Baldrick’s infrastructure grants, all kids treated at three of Chicago’s largest hospitals are getting access to the clinical trials they desperately need. Read on to see how this program YOU made possible is helping find cures for kids with cancer everywhere.

Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt with her patient, Isaac

Dr. Mary Lou Schmidt decorates pumpkins with her patient, Isaac, and his mom. Isaac is on a clinical trial that’s part of a unique tri-institutional clinical trial program supported by St. Baldrick’s.

Clinical trials can be options for kids with cancer who have no options left. They can mean better chances at long, healthy lives with fewer side effects. They are hope for a cure for kids with cancer today, and for kids in the future.

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Facts

What Is Proton Therapy?

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 20, 2016
What is Proton Therapy

Dr. Ralph Ermoian is a radiation oncologist and St. Baldrick’s infrastructure grant recipient at the University of Washington. He explains what proton therapy is, how it works, and how this treatment is helping kids and adults with cancer.

What is proton therapy?

Proton therapy is a type of radiation used commonly for children with cancer. Like traditional x-ray radiation, it is used to treat cancers, but proton therapy affects less of the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor.

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Research

St. Baldrick’s Grant Helps Spanish-Speaking Families Participate in Clinical Trials

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
March 18, 2016

Thanks to a St. Baldrick’s infrastructure grant, Dell Children’s Medical Center in Central Texas is helping Spanish-speaking families participate in clinical trials and better understand how research can impact kids with cancer. Read on to learn more about how they’re doing this and how St. Baldrick’s helped make it happen.

The St. Baldrick’s event at Dell Children’s Medical Center featured a hopeful, hand-painted message.

For the parent of a child with cancer, diagnosis and treatment can be a confusing, scary process. On top of the heartbreak that comes with having a sick kid, there are big decisions around every bend, accompanied by procedures, paperwork and lots of medical jargon.

All of that is challenging enough — but what if you can’t read or speak English?

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Facts

Pediatric Cancer Research Facts: A Decade of Successes [INFOGRAPHIC]

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
February 22, 2016

Kids are special, and childhood cancers are different than adult cancers. That’s why we’re funding research to find new therapies and cures just for kids.

We asked our researchers, “In the last 10 years, what’s been the greatest achievement in the field of pediatric cancer research?”

Here’s what they had to say.

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News

New Orleans Clinic Brings Specialized Care to AYA Cancer Patients and Survivors

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 28, 2015

One of the institutions receiving an Infrastructure Grant this fall is Ochsner Children’s Health Center in New Orleans, which houses the unique combined Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer and Survivorship Program. Read on for more about how this program is making a difference and what St. Baldrick’s is doing to help.

New Orleans skyline

The city of New Orleans, and its pediatric cancer care programs, were devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

But since the floodwaters receded, the city of New Orleans has made a comeback and so has cancer care in the area — including a new program that’s one of only a few in the country.

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News

2015 Fall Grants: Paving the Way to New Cures for Kids’ Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 28, 2015

Put down that pumpkin spice latte and free up those hands, because we’ve got great news and you’re going to want to clap when you hear it!

Announcing the 2015 Infrastructure Grants
You’ve done it again!

Today, we are proud to announce the 2015 St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants, totaling $2 million awarded to 33 institutions across the United States.

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