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St. Jude Pioneers New Treatment for Cancer and Other Childhood Diseases

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In the United States 17,000 children suffer from cancer every year. Around the world, it’s believed about 400,000 children get cancer. Childhood cancer accounts for most deaths of children under 19 in America. In spite of these statistics, the National Institutes of Health only allocates four percent of its budget to childhood cancer research. It’s the job of St. Jude to find new cures and precautions for childhood cancer and other pediatric diseases. They do this in part through their ground-breaking research. St. Jude then uses their finding to create new treatments and cures for various childhood illnesses. Anyone who finds themselves at St. Jude will not be billed for the hospital’s services. They want all children to be treated without them and their families worrying about money. St. Jude has helped children in all 50 states, and won’t rest until there is a 100 percent survival rate for cancer.   

 

 St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas. Danny’s wife was going to have a baby, so he needed a job. After praying at St. Jude Thaddeus Roman Catholic Church(“Show me my way in life, and I will build you a shrine”), he was able to get work on many radio and television programs. Wanting to make good on his promise, Danny wanted to help children and families in need. In 1962, he officially opened  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in front of 9,000 people. 

 

Since its founding, St. Jude has had several important achievements in their field. In 1966, St. Jude was able to take a group of their acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients off therapy. This was important proof that cancer remission was possible. In 1977, St. Jude’s hospital started a program to learn more about sickle cell disease. St. Jude announced in 2006 that they had seen a 94 percent rate of survival in their (ALL) patients. These patients were able to be treated without the use of radiation. To learn more about St. Jude’s history click here: https://www.stjude.org/about-st-jude/history.html?sc_icid=us-mm-history.   

 

As part of its research, St. Jude has a dedicated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It’s the job of the Center to perform testing that will further the treatment of childhood cancer. The Center has five main areas of research: Cancer Biology, Cancer Control & Survivorship, Developmental Biology & Solid Tumors, Hematological Malignancies, and Neurobiology & Brain Tumors. These programs were created with the purpose of discovering new cancer treatments for children that don’t have everlasting side effects.

 

St. Jude, quite possibly, has the best pediatric cancer surgeons in the world. They have years of knowledge in this practice. Together with the child’s parent(s) and doctor(s), the surgeon will figure out the best course of action to take towards treatment. They will take any case even the toughest ones other hospitals may not. The surgeons at St. Jude know how to handle many different kinds of cancer surgeries. It’s the aim of St. Jude and their surgeons to treat children so they have cancer no more and can lead a fulfilling life. 



St. Jude also specializes in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma. The types of these diseases they treat include: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Acute myeloid leukemia, and Hodgkin lymphoma. There are a wide variety of specialists who will collaborate to help treat a child with leukemia or lymphoma. These experts care greatly about treating children, so they can live.  



To find out how you can support St. Jude, click here: https://www.stjude.org/give.html.   

 

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