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    09/26/2013
    Knowledge is Power

    Cancer survivors learn to be proactive about their health.

     
     
    06/11/2013
    Childhood cancer survivors found to have significant undiagnosed disease as adults

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study identifies the need for proactive, life-long medical follow-up and provides the most complete health picture yet of adult survivors of childhood cancer. (Dr. Melissa Hudson)

     
     
    07/19/2010
    St. Jude for LIFE

    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.”

     
     
    01/15/2010
    Investigators develop method to spot young survivors at risk for tobacco use

    St. Jude researchers have developed a simple, effective method for identifying young cancer survivors who are most likely to start using tobacco and who might benefit most from prevention efforts.

     
     
    12/21/2009
    Childhood cancer survivors at risk for cervical cancer urged to get HPV vaccine

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended to protect against cervical cancer, but St. Jude researchers suspect even high-risk childhood cancer survivors need encouragement to get immunized.

     
     
    10/05/2009
    St. Jude marks 25th year of cancer survivors clinic

    Adults who survived childhood cancer return to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to celebrate victory over disease and mark the After Completion of Therapy (ACT) Clinic’s 25th anniversary.

     
     
    04/14/2009
    St. Jude Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Team recognized with prestigious science award

    Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who represent the interdisciplinary team studying acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have been recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) with the AACR Team Science Award.

     
     
    03/13/2007
    Using a light hand to treat Hodgkin disease

    Children with low-risk Hodgkin disease can be cured using cancer drugs that have only minimal or no toxicity, combined with low doses of radiation, according to St. Jude researchers.

     
     
    02/27/2006
    Hodgkin disease treatment results improved

    The combination of chemotherapy and irradiation provides excellent local control of Hodgkin disease in children and young adults, according to results of two prospective studies at St. Jude.

     
     
    10/18/2005
    Exercise promotes bone health in kids with ALL

    Exercise during early adolescence helps restore and maintain the proper density of bone minerals in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

     
     
    05/26/2005
    St. Jude Follows Its Survivors

    Through the After Completion of Therapy (ACT) Clinic, St. Jude follows its more than 4,000 survivors who have lived cancer free for at least 5 years since completing therapy.

     
     
    02/04/2005
    New guidelines for long-term follow-up of pediatric cancer survivors

    Led by a St. Jude investigator, national experts have established a new set of guidelines that hold the promise of reducing illness and death among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

     
     
    04/26/2004
    Helping Survivors Thrive

    Ten-year-old Rodrick Thompson of Memphis loves playing dodge ball, basketball and hide-and-go-seek. He loves eating pizza and reading books. And he loves coming to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for his yearly checkups.

     
     
    11/03/2003
    Good News for ALL Patients

    A new study from St. Jude indicates that survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia who have not received radiation treatment as part of their therapy have virtually the same long-term life experiences as the general population.

     
     
    08/13/2003
    Good News for Childhood Leukemia Survivors

    Survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have not received radiation treatment as part of their therapy have virtually the same long-term life experiences as the general population.