The St. Baldrick's Foundation awarded Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a $50,000 grant, which will help ensure more patients can be treated in early-phase clinical trials, often their best hope for a cure. One of nearly 30 grant recipients (and only two in Florida), Arnold Palmer Hospital will use these funds to continue bringing the next generation of treatments for patients battling childhood cancer.
Arnold Palmer Hospital pediatric oncologist Don Eslin, MD accepted the grant on behalf of the hospital. "We are so grateful to receive these crucial funds from St. Baldrick's. We desperately need more early-phase clinical trials in Central Florida to provide hope for patients with relapsed disease," said Dr. Eslin.
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, St. Baldrick's gifts these infrastructure grants based on the need of the institution and its patients, anticipated results of the grant and local participation in St. Baldrick's fundraising events and activities. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.stbaldricks.org.