Cohen: St. Jude to Receive $4.3 Million for Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

February 15, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital $4,314,800 for a childhood cancer survivor study.  The new federal funds will be distributed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

“St. Jude is known across the country and world for its work on behalf of our children,” said Congressman Cohen.  “These new federal funds will give St. Jude’s doctors and scientists the tools they need to continue to save lives and conduct groundbreaking research that benefits our kids.”

NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health, which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services. The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.  NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.