Sumrall High School student Brooke Miley is all too familiar with the struggle that cancer patients go through. As a cancer survivor and heart transplant recipient, Miley was determined to do a senior
As a cancer survivor and heart transplant recipient, Miley was determined to do a senior project that brought some amount of relief to patients at St. Jude Children's Hospital.
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude is not a typical children's hospital. St. Jude is first and foremost a hospital that provides unsurpassed care to children, but it is also a research center that specializes in finding cures for childhood catastrophic diseases. It is the largest childhood cancer research center in the world in terms of the number of patients enrolled and successfully treated on research protocols.
The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a constant driving force. It is through the pursuit of that mission that we seize every opportunity to help the children who come to us for care and, in so doing, to create new knowledge that will advance cure rates and help children throughout the world.
The diverse research at St. Jude ranges from discovery-focused and hypothesis-testing laboratory studies to clinical trials of specific medications, treatment regimens and other therapeutic interventions. We continually seek to translate knowledge acquired through basic research into novel approaches for clinical diagnosis and treatment. At the same time, our clinical and laboratory-based investigators use the challenges encountered in the clinic to focus the efforts of our research.
Our unique mission - St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.