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- St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, which means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
- Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80% today. In addition, St. Jude has achieved a 94% survival rate for ALL, up from 4% in 1962, and the survival rate for medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumor, increased from 10 percent to 85% today.
Despite all that progress, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Globally, the vast majority of childhood cancer patients do not have access to adequate care and will not survive. St. Jude, ALSAC and our supporters are working hard to change this.
- As one of the largest pediatric cancer hospitals in the world, St. Jude treats about 8,500 patients each year with 69 beds in operation and a license to go up to 80 beds.
- St. Jude believes a child should live as normal a childhood as possible even when battling life-threatening diseases. That’s why most of their patients are treated as outpatients and stay in one of four housing facilities with nearly 300 rooms specifically designed and managed by St. Jude for families of children with cancer and other diseases.
- The treatments for pediatric cancer can last up to three years or more and cost on average $425,000, including housing, travel and food. No family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for care and no family is asked to pay co-pays or deductibles. More than 50 percent of our patients are under- or uninsured.
To learn more, visit www.stjude.org.