Brain tumor subtype discovered that responds to less-aggressive treatment
St. Jude researchers have discovered that a quarter of medulloblastoma patients have the infant SHH-II subtype. These patients may respond to less aggressive forms of chemotherapy, sparing them a lifetime of side-effects from treatment.
A protein ‘gone rogue’ may lead to new cancer treatments
A protein has been identified that may help researchers target and kill cancer cells more effectively. Learn more about this exciting discovery.
Fourth ALL predisposition gene discovered
Scientists have discovered a new gene mutation that may help predetermine a child’s risk for developing ALL. Explore the latest breakthroughs.
WHO expands partnership with St. Jude
St. Jude is the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer. Read more about our exciting efforts to increase survival rates of children with pediatric cancer worldwide.
Research pinpoints crucial flu mutation
A mutation has been identified that may help scientists determine how to manufacture drugs to better fight the influenza virus. Learn more about the advances of treating drug resistant viruses.
Injured cells and genetic variation may highlight a risk of neurocognitive problems
St. Jude researchers recently discovered neurocognitive side-effects in patients may stem from leukemia itself, rather than solely from treatment-related causes. Read the latest.
Molecule identified that serves as a sentinel for the immune system
One specific molecule might be the key to preventing infections in pediatric patients. Learn more about this new discovery.
St. Jude patient Matthew Fulcher presents a gift and scrapbook to oncologist Ching-Hon Pui, MD, to recognize Pui’s 40th anniversary at St. Jude. The scrapbook included photos, drawings and handwritten notes from patients.
In celebration of National DNA Day April 25, the Division of Cancer Predisposition “Gene Team” demonstrated how to extract DNA from strawberries. From left: Jamie Maciaszek, PhD, and Stacy Hines-Dowell, DNSc, both of Cancer Predisposition, assist Christian Trey Hall with the DNA extraction.
One enchanted evening
Patients and siblings ages 15 to 19 enjoyed a special night of dancing and fun at the 2018 St. Jude Teen Formal at the Enchanted Garden. Child Life sponsors the annual event, which allows teens to experience one of the most anticipated events in a teen’s life: prom.
From Promise, Summer 2018