St. Baldrick’s Event Success

The Cancer Center was proud to again join in at an annual event that raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support research to conquer childhood cancer. At the event hosted by Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, part of UI Health, 13 participants volunteered to have their heads shaved. The February 23 St. Baldrick’s event raised $6,400 to support childhood cancer research.

Over the last 15 years, the Universityof Illinois Chicago (UIC) Department of Pediatrics has received more than $2.1 million from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help support pediatric clinical studies. The UIC Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Program, a tri-institutional consortium partnering UIC, Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and managed by the Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office, can enroll patients in more than 25 clinical studies. These studies include treatment for many types of childhood cancers, studies to determine the underlying biology of these diseases, and trials on new and emerging treatments, supportive care and survivorship.

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