St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962, the St Jude Children's Research Hospital had a mission to find cures for children with cancer and other serious diseases through treatment and research. St Jude has 78 inpatient beds and treats more than 230 patients every day. It is the only pediatric cancer research in U.S.

One of the most distinguishing features of St Judge Children's Research Hospitals is that it is the only pediatric cancer research center where families do not have to pay for treatment not covered by insurance. The unique feature of the center is that treatment is not denied to any child because of the inability of the family to pay. Research findings of St Jude are shared freely throughout the world among doctors and scientists. In 2010 alone, the medical and research staff published upward of 680 articles in academic journals. The articles are deemed to of a high standard by established publication houses.

St. Jude has developed protocols that have augmented the survival rate of cancer-affected children from 20% in 1962 when it was opened, to 80% as of today. In 1962,survival rate for the deadly disease of acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common forms of cancer of children was a mere 4% .With research and treatment protocols developed by St Jude, the survival rate today stands at 94%.

St Jude had an expansion program recently completed that has augmented the center's research activities. The campus of St. Jude has at present 2.5 million square feet of research, clinical and administrative space. In late 2007 The Child Care Center CT (computerized tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) facilities were established. Also a state the art Cyclotron was installed for research. These imaging techniques have helped the center to attain new heights. The daily operating cost of St Jude Research Center is around 1.7 million dollars, which is primarily covered by public contributions.


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