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$93,023 Awarded to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland to Support Groundwork for Childhood Cancer Research
OAKLAND, Calif. (December 21, 2016) – Childhood cancer patients depend on clinical trials to find better, safer cures that can prevent lifelong damage as a result of radiation and chemotherapy. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland received an infrastructure grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to grow their early-phase clinical trials.
Funding from St. Baldrick’s, totaling $93,023, will help the institution enroll patients who have cancers that are difficult to treat, into an early-phase and novel therapeutics program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, which may provide them with their best hope for treatment.
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.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is no stranger to St. Baldrick’s signature head-shaving events. Since 2008, they’ve raised more than $1.6 million for childhood cancer research, and have seen nearly 2,000 people shave their heads to stand in solidarity with kids with cancer.
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.