WHO WE SUPPORT
The division of pediatric hematology/oncology in the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics in Gainesville, Florida, has been a major recipient of funds raised by STOP! Children's Cancer of Palm Beach County, Inc. This endowment, totaling over $2,173,192 million dollars, contributes over $75,000 per year to support research fellows in their ongoing studies in the search for new medicines, treatments, and ultimately cures of various pediatric cancers.
Recent studies include:
-CART therapy for B-cell ALL (Dr. Lung Chang/Dr. Sushmita Nair)
-Vaccine based immunotherapy for osteosarcoma (Dr. Matt Casio)
-Vaccine base immunotherapy for Ewings sarcoma (Dr. Brian Stover)
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus founded the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation in 2004, in an effort to provide families access to world-class pediatric health care in their own communities. In 2015, in honor of the generous support of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, Miami Children’s flagship hospital, along with its network of outpatient centers, was renamed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Together, we share a mission to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to all children. The Foundation has made a tremendous impact by supporting innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses.
Nicklaus Children's Hospital is south Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children with 289 beds, nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The Nicklaus Children's Hospital network includes more than a dozen outpatient centers extending from Palm Beach County to southern Miami Dade County. Their Research Institute is also one of the largest providers of pediatric clinical research in the region. Nicklaus Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is one of the largest providers of pediatric care services in the area.