Promise Summer 2012

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COVER STORY
Familial Foe
Katie and Madeleine Battle a Familial Foe
Three decades after undergoing treatment at St. Jude, Katie Martin helps her daughter wage a similar battle.
Revealing the Secrets of the Genome
Revealing the Secrets of the Genome
Pediatric Cancer Genome Project scientists begin to uncover treasures.
Teens in Transition
Teens in Transition
An innovative new program helps teens with sickle cell disease ease into adult care.
A Flavorful Life
Nick Gagnon: A Flavorful Life
While undergoing treatment at St. Jude, 17-year-old Nick Gagnon furthers his culinary ambitions.
It’s Better to Give
It’s Better to Give
The Madison Charitable Foundation supports the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project.
Making the Leap
Making the Leap
Red Frog Events commits to St. Jude as a national charity partner.
Opening Doors to New Discoveries
Opening Doors to New Discoveries
A perspective by Allan McArtor, the parent of a former St. Jude patient
2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic
2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic
Golfer Nick O’Hern offers pointers to St. Jude patient Courtney Davis during the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Research Highlights
Highlights - Promise Summer 2012
Four faculty members honored; genetic factors find Hispanic children have higher risk of ALL; how sulfa drugs kill bacteria; when chemotherapy is better than bone marrow transplants; fostering tomorrow's scientists; a protein's surprising functions; story of lymphatic system expands; Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion renovations; St. Jude recognized by FORTUNE magazine; St. Jude's 2012 Teen Formal; the importance of form and function; equal access helps close the gap in the outcome of cancer in African-American and white children