Health University Medical Center has been awarded a $44,954 grand for childhood
The one-year infrastructure grant was awarded by the St. Baldrick's Foundation. It's one of 39 infrastructure grants awarded as part of the foundation's fall grant period, according to the organization's news release.
grant funds a nurse navigator who will help patients with an overall treatment
plan and the process of participating in a clinical cancer trial.
"While fewer than 5 percent of adults with
cancer participate in a clinical trial, more than 60 percent of childhood cancer
patients receive their treatment as part of a clinical trial, designed to offer
the best cutting-edge treatment or one that may be better than today's
standard," said Kathleen Ruddy, chief executive officer for the St. Baldrick's
Foundation, in a statement. "The St. Baldrick's Foundation is proud to fund
this latest round of infrastructure grants, many of which will make more
clinical trials available for children closer to their homes. This offers
today's patients more hope and tomorrow's patients more progress through
The foundation has funded programs totaling more than $24.5 million awarded in 2013.
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