UW-Madison: Childhood cancer researcher receives $50,000 award
Contact: Toni Morrissey
Madison, Wisconsin — A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health cancer researcher has been awarded $50,000 by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation (StBaldricks.org). Dr. Inga Hofmann, a pediatric hematologist oncologist and director of pediatric stem cell transplantation at the Carbone Cancer Center and medical director of the program for advanced cell therapy, has been awarded an infrastructure grant for her work in advanced cellular therapies for pediatric cancer and predisposition syndromes.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Hofmann. “This gives us the resources to give more children the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.”
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation said most infrastructure grants support research personnel who are responsible for opening and coordinating clinical trials. The grants are made in geographic areas where the need is high and St. Baldrick’s volunteers are active.
About St. Baldrick’s Foundation: As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation believes that kids are special and deserve to be treated that way. St. Baldrick’s is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer by funding some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best cancer treatments for kids.