Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
World renowned for its research and treatment of cancer and other catastrophic diseases in children, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is number one in its field. Founded by actor Danny Thomas, the hospital has been at the forefront of many discoveries that have changed the way pediatric diseases are treated.
At St. Jude, the research and patient care facilities are all in one location, allowing scientists and clinicians to work together to quickly translate discoveries into treatments that can help patients suffering from a variety of diseases. St. Jude is also the nation's second-largest healthcare charity, which allows research to continue uninterrupted and permits the hospital to accept patients regardless of ability to pay.
The major treatment programs at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital include brain tumors, leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell disease, solid tumors, and stem cell bone marrow transplants. The hospital also conducts numerous Phase I and II clinical trials so that the young patients here have access to the latest in medical research and, potentially, drugs or treatments that will slow or eventually cure their disease.
The St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, a division of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to the study of the prevention, diagnoses, and treatment of pediatric cancers including mesothelioma which can occur in children but is extremely rare. It is the mission of the Cancer Center to "conduct cancer-related research on outcomes and interventions among pediatric and adolescent populations and to develop a focus of research in the epidemiology/etiology of pediatric malignancies."
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital