Cancer is a horrible disease. That is why I am excited to share some good news. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital has achieved a 94% survival rate in some types of cancer patients. For example, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In fact, they have helped push the overall pediatric cancer survival rate way up. It has gone from 20% when they opened up in 1962 to 80% now. Health professionals have hailed the results as a remarkable achievement, helping save thousands of lives in the process. Read on to learn more about St. Jude’s locations, mission, and some of the great work they are doing.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The founder of St. Jude’s was Danny Thomas. He wanted the hospital to be a place where no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. That is still the case today and families never receive a bill from St. Jude thanks to generous donations.
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital has been working to develop treatment protocols for the most common forms of childhood cancer. With a focus on increasing survival rates, the hospital has posted strong performance. Many other cancer treatment facilities are expected to build on the strength of the results at St. Jude’s. This is great new for helping more children and families recover from the cancer that affects their lives.
Ongoing research work at the hospital is being targeted in genetics. In particular, searching for more effective treatments for those suffering from various cancer types. Working with partner hospitals nationwide, St. Jude’s facilitates the treatment of over 5,400 patients annually.
St. Jude’s Hospital Locations
The St. Jude hospital is based in Memphis, TN. The address is: 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678. If that location is not convenient, St. Jude’s has eight affiliate clinics across the United States. The physicians and staff at these sites work in collaboration with the staff of the Memphis St. Jude. They deliver state-of-the-art care and innovative clinical trials.
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Johnson City, Tennessee
- Peoria, Illinois
- Shreveport, Louisiana
- Springfield, Missouri
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
Leading the Fight Against Pediatric Cancers
According to the Pediatric Genome Cancer Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is one the leading facilities for the research and treatment of pediatric cancers in the US. They help children from across the world fight back against cancer.
“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by Parents magazine, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children and has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.”
“Discoveries made at St. Jude have changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly and a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases.”
The results from St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital underline the possibilities for treatment in cancer through better research. Decades of research work and refining treatment processes have helped the hospital save countless thousands of children from cancer. Much has been learned as to the most effective methods for treating each kind of illness.
Chief Executive Officer of DeFoe Corp. John Amicucci is a supporter of the work done by the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, helping champion the hospital’s drive for independent support. Over several decades, the hospital has proven itself to be an effective provider of cancer care, with massive strides in survival rates helping save many more lives in the process.
Is St. Jude A Nonprofit?
Yes, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital a not-for-profit, section 501 (c)(3) corporation. Private funding from executives and philanthropists plays a key role in paying for St. Jude’s and its continued research efforts into childhood cancers. Its international profile makes it one of the most highly rated destinations for specialist pediatric cancer care in the world. With leading personnel in cancer research and treatments, it remains to be seen what St. Jude’s can achieve in future. Especially with further research and support.
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I find the work that St. Jude’s does to be an amazing blessing. If you want to learn more about St. Jude’s locations, please visit their website.
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Betsy (Eco-novice) says
My husband loves St. Jude’s. He is a regular contributor and we get mailings and phone calls all the time. He often tells our kids about the children we receive information about and encourages them to pray for them.