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Accelerating Discovery


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accelerating discovery. By driving breakthroughs at the bench, conducting the most clinical trials, treating some of the toughest cases, and training the next generation, St. Jude is more than a hospital. We are leading the way the world treats catastrophic diseases. We have a storied history, unique infrastructure, a singular mission, and everything we do is accelerating discovery.

St. Jude was founded on big dreams and a trailblazing spirit. From the beginning, the premise was daring. In 1962, when the hospital opened, a mere 20% of those with pediatric cancer survived. Children with sickle cell disease lived from pain crisis to pain crisis.

The institution has grown exponentially since its opening, but the urgency of the work remains the same. 

Learn more about our history of accelerating discovery


Our Mission

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. 


Explore open clinical trials.

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St. Jude clinical trials emphasize the innovative and collaborative research between our doctors and scientists, who work together to find and advance cures for children. Below are a few of the trials we are actively recruiting for.

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We encourage referring physicians and other healthcare providers to subscribe to our monthly Clinical Trials Alert email. This newsletter will notify you of important research protocols at St. Jude, as well as new initiatives, research news and information at the hospital.

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Learn more about our clinical fellowships.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier research and treatment centers for children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other life-threatening illnesses. From our collaborative culture to a unique patient population and world-class facilities, St. Jude offers a rich training experience to help clinicians and physician-scientists launch successful careers.

St. Jude offers ACGME-accredited fellowships in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

We also offer a number of subspecialty fellowships that provide specialized training for the individual with a focused interest in one of the following areas:

Learn more about applying for a Clinical Fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellows Education Series

St. Jude fellows organize this weekly meeting, which is open to both fellows and faculty. Lectures include broad hematology-oncology topics in a review format. These lectures are accessible to all clinicians and researchers. Register to receive updates and an announcement when the dates and topics are released. 

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