St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has joined with World Health Organization and global partners to begin a collaboration that will focus exclusively upon improving cancer survival rates for children across the globe.
This effort aims to cure at least 60% of children with six of the most common kinds of cancer worldwide by 2030. We will do this by increasing access to care for children with cancer, enhancing quality of care by developing national centers of excellence and regional satellites, and influencing the integration of childhood cancer into national policies to ensure the greatest chance of survival for all affected children.
“St. Jude was founded on the idea that no child should die in the dawn of life,” said James R. Downing, MD, St. Jude president and CEO. “This initiative will provide the tools and resources to shape how childhood cancer is addressed globally, encouraging national health systems to make childhood cancer a priority and dramatically improving cure rates for children with cancer.”