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St. Jude patient Brent with his mom, Jill

Meet Brent

Brent is happiest when cooking. When he was diagnosed with a cancer of the nervous system, St. Jude was able to provide treatment not available anywhere else.

Brent is a chef-in-training. His favorite foods to make are cheese pizza and macaroni and cheese. 

“Brent loves the process of making a meal,” said his mom, Jill. “The cutting, the prep work and the togetherness of a warm kitchen. If he’s at a stove, he’s happy.”


Brent's treatment for neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system, included antibody therapy medicine produced right on the St. Jude campus that’s not available anywhere else.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

Brent is now done with treatment and returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

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