Promise, Autumn 2011

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Patien Elechi Madu and Winfred Wang, MD
How sweet the sound - Elechi Madu
The results of the Baby HUG study are music to the ears of Emmanuel and Pamela Madu and to other parents of young children with sickle cell anemia.
Baby Oh Baby
Baby, Oh Baby - Camille Davis
The tiniest patients face the biggest odds when it comes to acute lymphoblastic leukemia. St. Jude clinicians and researchers work to change that scenario.
Calm within the storm
Calm Within the Storm
Buffeted by unfamiliar words, limited–English-speaking families find safe haven thanks to St. Jude interpreters.
A vision of growth
A Vision of Growth
One couple raises funds for the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, knowing children will benefit from the growth in scientific knowledge.
Gratitude and Generosity
Gratitude and Generosity
From coast to coast, individuals and organizations are inspired to give thanks and give generously.
The quest for CREST
The Quest for CREST
Scientists working on the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project develop a powerful new tool to pinpoint the structural variations that give rise to childhood cancers.
Hitting out of the Rough
Hitting out of the Rough - Brennan Simkins
St. Jude helps budding golfer Brennan Simkins through his battle with a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia, which required four bone marrow transplants.
Unwrapping the Gift - Perspective
Unwrapping the Gift - Laura Brown
As we enter the season of giving, one former St. Jude patient explains her attitude of gratitude. A perspective by Laura Hackelton Brown
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow visits St. Jude kids
GRAMMY® award-winning artist Sheryl Crow visits with St. Jude patient Kennedi Harris during the recent launch of a new music campaign called Music Gives to St. Jude Kids.
Highlights - Promise, Summer 2011
Highlights - Promise, Autumn 2011
Embracing the future; A dramatic increase in transplant survival; Regulating immune balance; Star power unleashed; Finding order in chaos; Teamwork yields targeted AML therapy; New target pinpointed for eye tumor; St. Jude more than doubles national vaccination rates; Talking to children about prayer; New hope for children with solid tumors; Assessing survivors' risks; a glimpse into the immune system; Scientists learn how Sudemycins work; Science can be fun; Exploring the origins of devastating diseases