St. Baldrick’s Grant Helps Spanish-Speaking Families Participate in Clinical Trials
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?
Pediatric Cancer Research Facts: A Decade of Successes [INFOGRAPHIC]
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.
New Orleans Clinic Brings Specialized Care to AYA Cancer Patients and Survivors
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.
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.
2015 Fall Grants: Paving the Way to New Cures for Kids’ Cancer
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!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.
Announcing St. Baldrick’s 2015 Summer Grants
We have some big news that will have you jumping through the sprinkler with joy.
Summer has arrived and so have St. Baldrick’s Summer Grants!
Today we are awarding a whopping $21.2 million in new research grants to scientists across the globe. That’s 70 grants in 48 states and 11 countries, going to researchers making incredible gains in the fight against childhood cancer.
Clinical Trials Open Doors for Kids With Cancer at Border Town Clinic
When the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic opened in the border town of McAllen, Texas, it offered care that otherwise would have been out of reach for many kids with cancer in the area. Today its young patients have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research — the clinic, with the support of St. Baldrick’s grants, was accepted into the Children’s Oncology Group, or COG, and is now conducting COG clinical trials.
Alma, a nurse at the Vannie Cook clinic in McAllen, Texas, laughs with Leidy, a patient there who has now finished treatment.
What is a CRA?
An inside look at what St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants are really doing. See all the 2014 Fall Grants.
Kelly Clickner assists a patient enrolled in a clinical trial at Albany Medical Center. They were able to hire Kelly as a full-time CRA with their first St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grant in 2007.
Infrastructure Grant Keeps Clinical Trials Open in Detroit
Today we announced the 2014 St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants, totaling more than $2.5 million to 40 institutions across the United States. Read on to see how one of our grants is helping keep clinical trials open to children with cancer in Detroit, Michigan. You make these grants happen. Donate today.
Dr. Wang and her team with the COG Research Program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit received a St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grant. Photo by Shawn Wilson.
Located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, Children’s Hospital of Michigan (CHOM) often treats patients who are underserved, uninsured, and living under the poverty line.
That same population is often underrepresented in clinical studies, making the program run by St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grant recipient Dr. Joanne Wang even more essential in helping all children with cancer.
But opening and then maintaining those trials on a shoestring budget and with a stretched staff is a challenge.
2014 Fall Grants: One Step Closer to a Cure for Kids’ Cancer
Fall means pumpkins, apple cider, and crunchy leaves. And here at St. Baldrick’s, it means another round of childhood cancer research grants!We’re excited to announce the 2014 St. Baldrick’s Infrastructure Grants, totaling more than $2.5 million awarded to 40 institutions across the United States.
Combined with more than $24.7 million awarded in July to fund cutting-edge research, these new grants bring the total awarded in 2014 to more than $27.2 million, all made possible by our tireless shavees, volunteers, and donors.
Thank You for Funding Childhood Cancer Research
At a time when the federal government is tightening its budget, childhood cancer research funding is growing increasingly scarce.
Here at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, we’re working hard to fill the funding gap — and we couldn’t do it without you.
Our dedicated grantees appreciate every hour, hair, and dollar you sacrifice to help them help kids with cancer. Here’s what some of them had to say.
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