The Researchers:

Research on pediatric cancer is going on throughout the world. These are just three of the many institutions devoted to eliminating childhood cancer.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude is one of the nation's premier research facilities. It the only pediatric research center where families never have to pay more than their insurance covers and patients without insurance are not required to pay. The approximately $1 million dollars per day operating budget of St. Jude is obtained entirely through fundraising.

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Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Since it's foundation in 1982, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $15 million to help researchers investigate childhood cancer. They are currently funding projects dealing with stem cell transplantation, stem cell biology, molecular oncology, molecular and cellular genetics and more.

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The University of Florida

The UF Shands Cancer Center conducts ground-breaking research into many areas of cancer, including pediatric cancer. The new Shands at UF Cancer Hospital, a 200 room building devoted to cancer treatment and research, is scheduled to open in 2009.

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