To improve global care and survival for children with cancer, the St. Jude International Outreach Program works with partner institutions to enhance clinical diagnostic laboratories and anatomic pathology services in low- and middle-income countries. These services are essential for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers.
Our approach is multi-faceted and comprehensive. Focused expertise is provided by consultative services based in the Department of Pathology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally, we provide ongoing support for the development of services through regional educational activities and structured working groups.
St. Jude faculty and staff tailor efforts to local needs and resources, performing on-site visits and suggesting opportunities for improvements. We view these relationships as long-term partnerships to grow both local and regional capacity, while helping to instill a quality of culture similar to that seen at St. Jude and in other leading clinical laboratories.