Arnold Palmer Hospital receives $50,000 from St. Baldrick’s Foundation to treat more children with cancer on clinical trials

Orlando, FL (November 13, 2019) –  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with a $50,000 grant to ensure more patients have access to clinical trials. The hospital is one of 25 institutions in the country, and the only one in Florida, to receive funding from the organization and will use these funds to pursue additional research and advancements for cancer care.

Clinical trials are a vital part of the process in cancer research. Because new treatments cannot reach children in need until they have been tested, additional funding means that experts and researchers can continue making strides toward discovering new cures. Medical experts rely on funding for clinical trials to continue the research efforts that lead to advancements in the fight against cancer.

“Clinical trials are our greatest hope at developing the best possible treatments for patients with cancer,” said Robert Sutphin, MD, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer pediatric oncologist. “Without research and clinical trials, we would see less progress in the fight against cancer and fewer children would have a chance at positive outcomes.”

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

 

ORLANDO HEALTH ARNOLD PALMER HOSPITAL for CHILDREN

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is a 156-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. The Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital is part of the only Level One Trauma Center in the area, and is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively for pediatric patients. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com to learn more about all of our specialties.