WHO takes cue from St. Jude in strategies to improve pediatric cancer cure rates

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Healthcare professionals from 50 countries gathered for the St. Jude Global Alliance meeting on Dec. 6, 2018 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The World Health Organization has unveiled&nbsp;efforts to improve childhood cancer survival. It will follow the pattern St. Jude established when the hospital invested $100 million in St. Jude Global, creating centers of excellence around the world for pediatric cancer.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Healthcare professionals from 50 countries gathered for the St. Jude Global Alliance meeting on Dec. 6, 2018 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The World Health Organization has unveiled efforts to improve childhood cancer survival. It will follow the pattern St. Jude established when the hospital invested $100 million in St. Jude Global, creating centers of excellence around the world for pediatric cancer. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Since 2018, St. Jude and WHO have partnered to address common issues in low cancer survivor rates, including late or incorrect diagnoses. 

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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