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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces $19.1 Million in Grants to Fund Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

July 18, 2018
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    • For Immediate Release


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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announces $19.1 Million in Grants to Fund Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2018) – Childhood cancer researchers often depend largely on private funding to get projects off the ground and to move novel treatment approaches to the next phase of testing, ultimately bringing better therapies and cures to the forefront for kids with cancer. In its newest round of grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to award 76 grants totaling more than $19.1 million to support physician-scientists studying innovative treatment options in the pediatric cancer space.

Every 2 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. The grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation deliver on its commitment to support the most promising childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.

“At St. Baldrick’s, we focus on funding research that has the best potential of giving kids the healthy childhoods they deserve,” said Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “I’m proud to say that we have now funded more than quarter billion dollars since 2005 to support lifesaving childhood cancer research. This achievement would not have been possible without the collective efforts of our amazing volunteers, donors and supporters across the globe. Together, we are leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer.”

The following institutions were awarded new grants:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Mass.
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Children’s Research Institute (CNMC), Washington, D.C.
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
  • Emory University, affiliated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
  • New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.
  • Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.
  • Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
  • Stanford University, Stanford, Calif
  • The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, N.Y.
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colo.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tenn.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vt.
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis.
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.

To see the research St. Baldrick’s is funding near you, visit the Grants Search page, or to learn more about each grant category visit the Grant Types page on the Foundation’s website. The next St. Baldrick’s grant cycle will be announced in the fall. For additional information on each grant or to interview a researcher please email

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds 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 to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.