2012 Features

Read feature articles from St. Jude and ALSAC for 2012. To read more topic-specific news releases, see Medicine and Science News or Fundraising and Donor News.

St. Jude patients create gingerbread treats to celebrate holidays

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients created gingerbread confections with the help of almost two dozen chefs. Patients sprinkled sugar, spread frosting and decorated log cabins and edible ornaments.

Patients Celebrate Halloween at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

For Halloween, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital transformed its clinics, hallways and other spaces into a winding trick-or-treat trail for patients with cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

Solving the Puzzle

Scientists explore subtypes of a deadly brain tumor.

Adam Long: The Fighter

St. Jude backs Adam Long in the fight for his life.

A Giant Step for Gene Therapy

Exciting gene therapy study helps patients with hemophilia B.

Grand Slam

Children with Hodgkin lymphoma reach home plate.

Keeping an Eye on the Goal

A perspective by Warren Moon, the only player inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Nick Gagnon: A Flavorful Life

While undergoing treatment at St. Jude, 17-year-old Nick Gagnon furthers his culinary ambitions.

Katie and Madeleine Battle a Familial Foe

Three decades after undergoing treatment at St. Jude, Katie Martin helps her daughter wage a similar battle.

St. Jude’s Contribution to a New Class of ALK-Inhibiting Cancer Drugs

Video: Stephan Morris, MD, Department of Pathology member from 1988-2012, talks about St. Jude's contribution to Xalkori (crizotinib).

Teens in Transition

An innovative new program helps teens with sickle cell disease ease into adult care.

Revealing the Secrets of the Genome

Pediatric Cancer Genome Project scientists begin to uncover treasures.

From Dream to Reality

The hospital’s director and CEO reflects on how the dream of one man transformed the world.

Graduation Day

Families and employees at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrated graduation with kindergarten patients last week.

St. Jude remembers the life and legacy of Allan Granoff

In this, its 50th anniversary year, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been paying homage to its legends—the courageous individuals responsible for the hospital’s early survival and growth. One of those heroes was Allan Granoff, PhD, who died Sunday, May 13.

Stuck Like Glitter

Sometimes children need more than medical treatment. They need glue and paint and crayons…and someone to listen.

Writing the Next Chapter

For many years, St. Jude researchers have been investigating the connection between genetics and pediatric cancer. Those approaches continue to have dramatic implications for clinical care.

Sweet Relief

Where does a family turn when their son is given a zero percent chance of survival?

A Targeted Effort

Promising drug offers targeted therapy for children with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia.