The St. Baldrick's Foundation in Monrovia, California, has announced ninety grants totaling more than $23.5 million in support of childhood cancer research.
Grants awarded by the foundation through its summer grant cycle include $5.8 million to the Children's Oncology Group in Philadelphia, whose two hundred member institutions treat more than 90 percent of children with cancer in the United States. Other recipients include the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope (Duarte, California), Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute (Beaverton, Oregon), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis), and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
According to the foundation, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes. Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has awarded grants totaling more than $230 million in support of every stage of the childhood cancer research process.
"St. Baldrick's leads the charge to take childhood back from cancer and is dedicated to funding the best research, no matter where it takes place," said St. Baldrick's Foundation CEO Kathleen Ruddy. "Through our grants, we are proud to support world-class experts of today, as well as the next generation of researchers whose innovative approaches employ cutting-edge technology and emerging science to find cures and treatments to create a growing generation of childhood cancer survivors."
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the St. Baldrick's Foundation website.