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They’ve boosted AML survival to an all-time high, but St. Jude investigators hunger for even sweeter statistics.
The hospital's Bleeding Disorders Program is an important resource for families and children.
Clinicians and scientists at St. Jude were studying adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) long before Ryan Christian was born.
She may be one in 3 million, but for Ryan Christian only three things really matter—being strong, healthy and loved.
Clinicians and researchers chart a course to find cures for high-grade gliomas.
Nurse practitioners at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are key to providing care to children undergoing treatment for cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
The St. Jude Legacy Beads Program offers patients a creative way to chronicle their treatment experiences.
With the help of the Child Life Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 22 new pieces of art were revealed from 19 talented adolescent patients during the Teen Art Show. The artwork is on display in a hospital hallway that was transformed permanently into the Teen Art Gallery.
For the last two decades, St. Jude has been at the forefront in identifying the underlying genetic abnormalities of childhood cancers. The last five years have marked steady progress—each piece of information uncovered, revealing new ways to fight cancer with more effective, less toxic treatments.
Helping to bring childhood cancer treatment and research to the front lines, two St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital faculty recently attended the inaugural Childhood Cancer Summit in Washington, D.C.
America's No. 1 sports network and the country’s top ranked children's cancer hospital are leading an explosive offensive drive against childhood cancer this NFL season. Join Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman, Curt Menefee, Joe Buck, Pam Oliver, Jay Glazer and the rest of the NFL on FOX Sports on-air team to support children fighting cancer.
In the summer of 2009, 17-year-old Ciera Blackburn embarked on the most demanding ascent of her life. Standing in the shadow of the mountain known as cancer, Ciera looked upward, focused on the summit and began to climb.
Cancer is a big topic no matter the age, but for children returning to school after treatment, putting the experience into words can be especially difficult. Through the school’s reintegration process, patients are supported by teachers and Child Life specialists to make the move easier.
They aren’t yet adults, but they’re no longer kids. They yearn to blend in, but their mirrors reflect hair loss or other side effects of cancer treatment. St. Jude helps teenaged patients cope with their unique set of challenges.
Investigators collaborate on developing new drugs designed against the specific mistakes that drive tumors like retinoblastoma.
St. Jude creates powerful tracer molecules to hasten our understanding of childhood cancers.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was recently noted by the federal government as a leader in cybersecurity efforts when Clayton Naeve, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief information officer at St. Jude, was invited to present the hospital’s cybersecurity advancements at a meeting in Washington, D.C.
A former St. Jude patient celebrates the legacy of hospital founder Danny Thomas.
As eighth grader Broox Middleton anticipated a high school running career, he figured he already knew a little about perseverance. Years before, he had survived a brain tumor. Then, as a middle school athlete, he had run through rain and mud and suffocating heat. He had inhaled the acrid scent of dust and desire. He had grown stronger, tougher, faster. Perseverance? Yeah, Broox knew a lot about that. And then he got cancer. Again.
The first challenges surfaced in July 2007, when Jordan James was less than 2 days old. His mother Chancelly was recovering from a C-section delivery when Jordan, her only child, suffered a seizure. Within hours, both mother and child were in an ambulance speeding toward Memphis.
In 1986, Eric Blumer’s life was spared. Now he puts it on the line every day. “I love being a police officer,” says Blumer, who began treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital when he was 5 years old. “Being an officer is my way of giving back.”
They have glue on their fingers and smiles on their faces; crayons spread before them and kids crowded around them. They're the Volunteens of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The enthusiasm these fresh-faced teenagers bring to the hospital energizes the children undergoing treatment for cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Some of the world’s top golfers are in Memphis this week to participate in the Mid-South’s premier golf tournament—the St. Jude Classic Presented by Smith & Nephew. The event is June 7-13 at TPC Southwind. This year’s event features a lineup of stellar golf professionals, including three winners of golf’s major championships: David Toms, Justin Leonard and Retief Goosen.
Caps, gowns and diplomas marked the annual kindergarten graduation for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude scientists have access to an impressive array of shared resources, also known as core facilities. Because they are centralized, these facilities help St. Jude make the best use of donor dollars and accelerate research —allowing scientists to make discoveries and find cures as quickly as possible.
All Taylor had ever wanted to do was swim. She had been her parents’ golden child. The honors student had long, curly blonde hair and a healthy glow from constant swimming. She swam on three teams, including a competitive one. But in March 2008, Taylor suffered from headaches. One day at a swim meet, she lost her equilibrium and nearly fell off her start block. Tests soon revealed Taylor had a brain tumor.
This year, the patients of St. Jude have picked up cameras and recorded their thoughts and feelings about their moms … and they want to share them with you.
Jayla and Felicia Lee may share their toys and dress-up clothes. But when it comes to the “pink hospital,” each sister stakes her claim.
The work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators was featured in more than 30 presentations, educational symposiums, “meet-the-expert” sessions and other settings during the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) 101st Annual Meeting 2010.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrated its inaugural Estrellas por la Vida (Stars for Life) Gala on Tuesday, April 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California, featuring appearances by Hollywood stars Daisy Fuentes, Kenny Ortega and High School Musical stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.
Clad in sequined gowns and tuxes, teenage patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital celebrated a hallowed event of adolescence—the spring prom.
More than 200,000 Facebook users have become fans of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, helping to spread the mission of the hospital across the social network. The St. Jude Facebook page passed the 200,000 fans mark on April 5.
Like a lot of boys, 16-year-old Chase is all about baseball. He loves the St. Louis Cardinals and the Clemson Tigers. Growing up, Chase listened to his grandfather tell stories about playing in the South Carolina mill leagues. Baseball is in Chase’s blood. And when Chase became a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, baseball helped motivate him to battle cancer not once, but twice, and return to the playing field.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is proud to be ranked the most trusted charity in America and the top children's cancer center in the nation.
At St. Jude, even the most casual lunchtime conversations may produce ideas and discoveries about childhood illnesses—and some may have applications for adult disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
When Sheri Shramek heard about the St. Jude Rally Against Childhood Cancer program, she knew she had to get involved. The advanced art teacher at Clinton High School in Mississippi recognized the potential to involve students in an important cause. But she also had a personal stake in encouraging her school to join the St. Jude Rally program: Thirteen years before, she had lost a daughter to a brain tumor.
If the brain housed an exclusive condominium, the facility would likely be in the market for a new security guard. A recent study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists found that a cell surface molecule the brain relies on to act like a security guard—turning away bacteria and other threats—is easily duped.
When coming to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, each parent grapples with challenges regarding medications, medical procedures and boo boos that cannot be kissed away. For the parents of children who are battling devastating diseases, so much is out of their control. But thanks to the hospital’s philosophy of family-centered care, parents and their children are given a voice and a sense of control during an arduous time.
Certified Chinese Master Chef Martin Yan, host of the PBS cooking show Yan Can Cook ponders the children and mission of St. Jude.
St. Jude clinicians announce the best survival rates ever reported for ALL. What could be better than that? Achieving those rates without the use of cranial irradiation.
In a unique ICU devoted solely to pediatric hematology/oncology patients, dedicated employees care for the hospital’s most vulnerable children.
Memphis is hosting some of the world's top tennis players this week as they take to the court in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup to benefit St. Jude. Tournament play continues through February 21 at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
Forty of country music's hottest stars including Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Azar, Danny Gokey, Little Big Town, Darryl Worley, Joe Nichols joined Country Music Hall-of-Famer Randy Owen to bring bright smiles and warm words to the patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on January 15.
In July of 2007, Michael Miller was perplexed and annoyed when, 10 days after his 16th birthday, he began exhibiting signs of a serious stomach virus. After a couple of days, Kimberly and David Miller took their son to the doctor, who discovered a large lump in Michael’s abdomen. “You need to take your child to the emergency room,” he told the Millers.
In May 2010, a delightful day at the zoo turned somber for 3-year-old Emma and her family. On their way home from the zoo, Emma started to have trouble breathing and passed out. Panicked, her dad called 911 and her mom administered CPR while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.