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Children’s Hospital gets $50K cancer research grant

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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is awarding a one-year infrastructure grant of $50,534 to Children’s Hospital Central California.

The grant enables the hospital to conduct more research and enroll more kids in ongoing 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 helps provide necessary resources for the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program at Children’s Hospital, enhancing research while providing childhood cancer survivors the support, treatment and education they need to prevent and address late effects...


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