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St. Jude Survivor Box

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is proud to honor its survivors, from new patients to those who have been with us since the hospital opened in 1962. One way we do that is with an annual Survivor Box.

The St. Jude Survivor Box includes:

  • A yearly enamel survivor pin
  • A milestone pin for those reaching 5, 10, 25, 35, 50, or 60 years of survivorship
  • A booklet about recent St. Jude news
  • A special gift

If you are an active or former patient of St. Jude and you request a Survivor Box, you should receive one in the mail. The box is mailed in the spring. It arrives near National Cancer Survivors Day. This day in June celebrates survivors. It also highlights their medical challenges and the importance of research and education.

Replacement Survivor Boxes

If you request a Survivor Box and do not receive one, please complete the Survivor Box replacement form.

If an item is missing or broken in your Survivor Box, email to let us know. If you need a replacement enamel survivor pin, fill out the replacement form. Replacement pins are mailed out in late summer.

If you would like to share the Survivor Booklet with others, you can download this Survivor Booklet for personal printing.

Update your contact information

If you move, please update your or your child’s contact information in St. Jude MyChart. Call (901) 595-4636 if you need help setting up an account.

News and Updates

Research highlights

Scientists learn how inherited factors contribute to having Wilms tumor in both kidneys. 

Researchers learn that lifestyle changes can help survivors avoid diabetes and lower their risk of other serious diseases.

Twelve St. Jude scientists are named to the 2023 list of the most highly cited researchers. This reflects how other researchers around the world use St. Jude research to make new discoveries.

Scientists use genetic data to show why a small number of survivors are more likely to develop second cancers. By knowing which survivors are at greater risk, health care providers can suggest increased cancer screening. Their goal is to detect second cancers earlier and allow better outcomes. 

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Scientists at St. Jude work with medical staff in Latin America to provide an early-warning system for hospitals in the region. This system helps clinical staff recognize problems early and save the lives of more children. 

St. Jude scientists show how the environment affects how brain tumor survivors treated with radiation can think, learn, and remember. Extra resources for at-risk children may help their cognitive outcomes.

Research shows that patients with craniopharyngioma, a type of brain tumor, treated with proton therapy may have better cognitive (thinking, learning, and remembering) outcomes than with standard radiation therapy, with similar survival rates.

In the lab, scientists found a way to make CAR T cells into a safer and more effective therapy for solid tumors. CAR T cells are a patient’s own immune cells modified to target and kill cancer cells. 

Hyperdiploidy is a genetic condition where cells contain more chromosomes than usual. Scientists at St. Jude may be able to better predict outcomes and treat children with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) by more clearly defining hyperdiploidy.

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