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Unformatted text preview: Scholar, fellowship, research grants awarded by St. Baldrick’s foundation Th e St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non- profi t organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, announced its 2009 pediatric oncology scholars, fellows and research grants. St. Baldrick’s awarded $11.5 million in funding to oncology researchers. Th e funding will be used to conduct prom- ising research, improve access to clini- cal trials and provide support for the next generation of leading oncology researchers. Th e research encompasses a wide variety of childhood cancers, in- cluding neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, Ewing sarcoma, leukemia and others. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has raised more than $67 million for childhood cancer research through festive head- shaving events. Despite the challenging economy, the foundation’s supporters have contin- ued to show unwavering generosity this year by turning out in record numbers. So far in 2009, more than 32,000 men and women have had their heads shaved at more than 600 events in the United States and around the globe. One particularly innovative research project funded this year by St. Baldrick’s is a grant of $500,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to support a project to sequence the neuroblastoma cancer genome. Th e results will help spur the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. “Th e importance of this project is to detect and understand the genetic mu- tations unique to the process of tumor formation in childhood through an unbiased near-global sequencing strat- egy of over 20,000 genes in the human genome,” Michael Hogarty, MD, Chil- dren’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said in a press release. New proton therapy center now open in Oklahoma City Th e ProCure Proton Th erapy Center in Oklahoma City is the fi rst operating cen- ter in a network of proton centers being developed by ProCure Treatment Cen- ters Inc., a four-year-old start-up with offi ces in Bloomington, Ind. and New York. It is only the sixth proton treatment center in the United States to provide this advanced form of radiation therapy for a...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2009 for the course MIS 3112 taught by Professor Iosfhd during the Spring '09 term at Midwestern State University.
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