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St. Jude Celebrates Next Frontier of Finding Cures With Grand Opening of Chili's Care Center
Date:11/14/2007

k tumor extent and response to therapies. Additionally, the department's Radiation Oncology division will use highly sophisticated 3-D imaging and linear accelerator technologies to produce highly conformal treatment plans. In short, better technology means better research and better medical outcomes.

"The Chili's Care Center is a significant part of our long-term strategy to translate basic research at St. Jude into the most advanced and effective care of patients," said William E. Evans, Pharm.D., the director and CEO of St. Jude. "Integrating patient care and research holds the key to more rapid advances in science and medicine. This new facility will help us maintain our leadership role in defining the forefront of research to advance the treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic pediatric diseases."

In addition to Chili's plan to donate $50 million over 10 years for the construction of the building, other fundraising partners and individual donors are making major contributions. Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, also known as Tri Delta, is raising $10 million in 10 years to fund the patient care floor that provides 18 new inpatient rooms and allows the hospital to sustain expected growth rates foreseen over the next five years. Tri Delta is a national women's fraternity that engages its members for life through timeless values, meaningful friendships and innovative opportunities for growth. The Wall Street Committee, which is comprised of individuals from Wall Street's top institutions, is raising $7.5 million in 3 years to fund the floor that will house the lab of Robert Webster, Ph.D., a world renowned expert in animal flu viruses. Dr. Webster has spent his career tracking the influenza virus, particularly how it jumps from animals to humans.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the
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