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$50,000 Childhood Cancer Research Grant Awarded to Miller Children’s Hospital Long BeachFebruary 04, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (February 4, 2013) – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to award a one-year infrastructure grant of $50,000 to the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. The Foundation’s infrastructure grants provide resources to institutions enabling them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in clinical trials.
Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes, and one in five children diagnosed in the U.S. will not survive. These startling realities combined with the looming budget cuts that could potentially limit access to clinical trials and delay the progress of promising research, make the Foundation’s efforts to conquer childhood cancers critical.
This grant funds a clinical research associate to further develop and enhance the supportive care program within the research department.
“Thanks to St. Baldrick’s, the doctors and nurses at Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s will be able to further research efforts for children and teenagers with cancer,” said Dr. Amanda Termuhlen, M.D., Medical Director, JJCCC, Miller Children’s. “This grant allows us to open cancer control or supportive care studies and helps to prevent short and long-term complications of treatment and promote wellness in our patients.”
This series of grants, combined with the more than $23 million awarded in July to fund cutting-edge research, brings the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s funding total to more than $25 million awarded in 2012. The grants were awarded based on the need of the institution and its patients, anticipated results of the grant and local participation in St. Baldrick’s events.
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About St. Baldrick’s Foundation The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $103 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org.
About the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach The Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center (JJCCC) at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach provides comprehensive, family centered care to children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other serious blood disorders in a culturally sensitive environment. The Center is known for its comprehensive psychosocial programs and multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. JJCCC improves outcomes, prevents complications and enhances the quality of life for children with cancer and serious blood disorders by integrating new clinical research efforts into treatment plans. JJCCC recently opened its doors to a new floor, adding 24 private rooms in a home-like setting.
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