NCI awards ‘exceptional’ rating to St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center For the second time in a row, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded St. Jude the highest possible rank of “exceptional” during renewal of the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center grant. Rhabdomyosarcoma discoveries move from lab to clinic St. Jude scientists have completed the most complete analysis yet of the muscle and soft tissue tumor rhabdomyosarcoma. St. Jude partners with University of Washington to improve knowledge worldwide St. Jude and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington are partnering to advance knowledge and understanding of childhood cancer around the world. Discovery may help some children avoid bone marrow transplantation Researchers have solved a decades-old mystery about which mutations cause a rare, inherited bone marrow disorder. The answer may allow some children to avoid bone marrow transplantation. Genetic counseling suggested for all childhood cancer survivors St. Jude has completed the first genome sequencing of cancer survivors and found that 12 percent of childhood cancer survivors may have a higher risk of cancer. Scientists identify a protein complex that shapes T cells’ destiny Like a mentor helping medical students choose between specialties, a protein complex helps shape the destiny of developing T cells, according to St. Jude scientists. From Promise, Autumn 2018 Donate Now Promise Archive First name: Last name: Email: Message: Submit Feedback Thank you for your feedback! More articles from this issue Li-Fraumeni: Strength in Numbers A life-changing conference at St. Jude empowers families who have Li-Fraumeni syndrome. A Big Heart for St. Jude One donor honors her children by supporting the kids of St. Jude. Exercise Your Options A fun fitness study helps children increase activity after leukemia treatment. St. Jude Care in Jordan Thanks to St. Jude Global’s work in Jordan, more children with cancer are getting access to quality care. Brain Booster Research that pairs brain stimulation and training shows promise in cancer survivors. ETHEL to the Rescue How a study called ETHEL helped researchers unmask an ineffective treatment used worldwide. See, Hear and Breathe the Difference Otolaryngology services at St. Jude grow in scope, complexity and reputation. St. Jude Thanks and Giving: Holidays with Heart St. Jude celebrates 15 years of Thanks and Giving. Turn Up the Radiochemistry: The Molecular Imaging Core Scientists in the St. Jude Molecular Imaging Core race against time to produce PET radiotracers to diagnose illness and observe many biochemical processes. Life after Treatment: Infinite Love and Gratitude After pain, loss and incredible challenges: a life of joy, service and possibilities. Glow More Chemo In the Kay Research and Care Center, children can change the lighting in their hospital rooms from sunny yellow to jungle green; mandarin orange to purple pizzazz. It’s one way kids can exert a little control during a tumultuous time.