Childhood Research Institute awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation Research Grant for Childhood Cancer

Yanxi Pei, Ph.D., of the Children’s Research Institute, was named one of 50 recipients of the latest round of funding from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood research grants in the United States.

The foundation awarded 76 grants totaling more than $19.1 million to support physician-scientists studying innovative treatment options in the pediatric cancer space. Over the years, donors and volunteers have enabled the St. Baldrick Foundation to fund over $253 million in grants, allowing the foundation to fund more in childhood cancer research grants than any other organization except the U.S government.

“At St. Baldrick’s, we focus on funding research that has the best potential of giving kids the healthy childhoods they deserve,” said Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  “I’m proud to say that we have now funded more than a quarter billion dollars since 2005 to support lifesaving childhood cancer research.

According to the St. Baldrick Foundation, every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. The grants from St. Baldrick’s deliver on its commitment to support the most promising childhood cancer research and work to provide the best solutions possible for kids. The next St. Baldrick’s grant cycle will be announced in fall 2018. Join StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.