Promise, Winter 2014

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St. Jude researchers find clues to prevent hearing loss and other side effects of chemotherapy.
The Sound of Science
St. Jude researchers find clues to preventing hearing loss and other side effects of chemotherapy.
The Best Match - Promise Winter 2014
The Best Match
A test developed by St. Jude improves the selection process for bone marrow transplants.
Former patient Brooke Brown with fellow nurse practitioner Emily Browne
From Patient to Practitioner
Inspired by their St. Jude caregivers, seven former patients help others by pursuing careers in health care.
A Gummy in My Tummy - Promise Winter 2014
A Gummy in My Tummy
Chemo can make foods taste yucky. St. Jude staff have created special gummies that are delicious, fun and (don’t tell the kids) nutritious.
The Merediths found help at St. Jude for their HIV-positive children.
Grateful Hearts
“Our family owes everything to St. Jude. There is no doubt that if it weren’t for St. Jude, we would have buried our kids by now. No doubt.”
Someday, some children may not have to undergo transplants for Ph-positive ALL.
High-risk Leukemia: Blocking the Shuffle
St. Jude scientists develop a new treatment strategy that offers hope to children and adults with a form of high-risk leukemia.
Don Chase of WKML 95.7 FM in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is part of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.
St. Jude: Part of My DNA
“Yes, we play country music. But we are a St. Jude radio station.”
JoAnne Plooy dedicated the St. Jude Activities of Daily Living Kitchen to the memory of her husband, Henry.
Caring for the Children
Through their support of St. Jude, the Plooy family memorializes a gentle, caring man.
Patient featured on cover of inaugural issue of Promise magazine in 1998, is now 22 years old.
Where Is He Now?
In 1998, the inaugural issue of Promise magazine featured 7-year-old Carlos Rodriguez. What is he doing today?
11th Annual Teen Art Show at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Celebrating creativity
Imagination and creativity melded with self-expression as Nate Owens and other teen patients presented their artwork during the 11th annual Teen Art Show.
Lead image for Promise Magazine Winter 2012 Highlights page
Research Highlights - Promise Winter 2014
Dr. Evans announces retirement plans; Can childhood cancer survivors lower heart risks?; Downing elected to Institute of Medicine; Fight cancer, not yourself; Endless immune cells, created in a petri dish; Putting the "ME" in social media; Survivors may face early aging; Sickle cell drug cuts health costs for patients; Counted blessings; Taking aim at Lou Gehrig disease; Native American ancestry influences leukemia risk;p A new look at an old drug: Improving AML survival