St. Jude is the only pediatric specialty cancer center funded by the National Cancer Institute and the only private cancer center in the United States committed to caring for and supporting children with cancer regardless of the family’s financial or healthcare resources. Patients are treated on clinical trials designed to provide the best available care while answering important research questions.
St. Jude’s major treatment programs are so successful because the physicians and basic scientists in our laboratories work closely together and rapidly introduce promising therapies to the clinical setting.
When a recurrence of cancer is diagnosed, treatment options may be limited. However, research is continually being done to improve cancer survival. Using clinical trials and medical research, tremendous advances have been made in the treatment of childhood cancer.