St. Jude named the WHO's first Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer
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IMAGE: As a Collaborating Centre, St. Jude is partnering with WHO to develop strategies that strengthen the global resources, organization and planning needed to identify and treat pediatric cancer. view more 

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The World Health Organization has designated St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital its first WHO Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer. The designation represents a new push by both organizations to expand efforts that will advance pediatric cancer survival rates worldwide.

As a Collaborating Centre, St. Jude is partnering with WHO to develop strategies that strengthen the global resources, organization and planning needed to identify and treat pediatric cancer.

“St. Jude is committed to ensuring that all children with cancer have access to quality care regardless of where they live,” said James R. Downing, M.D., St. Jude president and CEO. “With this partnership, we have a unique opportunity to accelerate progress against the disease and change how childhood cancers are treated everywhere in the world.”

To this new collaboration, WHO brings its expertise in working with government, civil society and leaders across health systems regionally and globally. St. Jude offers experience working with multidisciplinary care providers essential to implementing and sustaining successful programs in

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