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WHO expands partnership with St. Jude

Memphis, Tennessee, May 16, 2018

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The World Health Organization has named St. Jude as its first WHO Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer. The designation represents a new push to expand efforts that will advance pediatric cancer survival rates worldwide.

“With this partnership, we have a unique opportunity to accelerate progress against the disease and change how childhood cancers are treated everywhere in the world,” said James R. Downing, MD, St. Jude president and chief executive officer.

St. Jude is also a WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza and has worked with the organization to support pandemic preparedness efforts since 1975.

Read the news release.

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