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Boston Children's Hospital is the largest recipient of research funding among children's hospitals in the country, and conducts innovative and interdisciplinary basic and clinical research leading to the prevention, better management and cure of childhood illnesses and diseases.
Kids and families who come to Children's receive the most advanced care in the world:
Adults also are benefiting from the research that Boston Children's scientists are doing at the bench side. The field of angiogenesis, which was founded by celebrated Children's researcher and clinician Judah Folkman, MD, boasts 10-FDA approved drugs for treatment of cancer.
Despite the fact that the hospital draws all this public and private funding for research to the area, there is still a shortfall in what it costs to support the research infrastructure and what the hospital receives in grant funding. In FY08, that number was a $13 million loss.
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