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$48,368 Awarded to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to Support Groundwork for Childhood Cancer Research
LUBBOCK, Texas (February 27, 2017) – Childhood cancer patients depend on clinical trials to find new treatment options when most available treatment options don’t work. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will receive an infrastructure grant from the
St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help enroll more childhood cancer patients on clinical trials so they have access to the most promising drugs available.
Infrastructure grants are awarded based on the need of the institution and its patients, anticipated results of the grant, and local participation in St. Baldrick’s fundraising events and activities.
This series of grants, combined with the more than $22 million awarded in July, brings the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s funding total to $24.1 million awarded in 2016.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to 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 us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.