The Science of Childhood Cancer

A 15-week virtual lecture series


The Science of Childhood Cancer is an interactive, weekly lecture series designed to engage the scientific community on key questions in pediatric cancer research. Invited speakers are leading experts across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and population science. Hosted by the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center, this 15-week series will focus on four themes: Immunotherapy, Chromatin and Transcription in Pediatric Cancer, Novel Approaches to Targeted Molecular Therapies in Pediatric Cancer, and Pediatric Cancer Survivorship.

Seminars will occur each Thursday from 12 pm – 1 pm CT / 5 pm - 6 pm GMT. Available recordings will be posted in the week following the live event.



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  • Charles W. M. Roberts, MD, PhD

    Charles W. M. Roberts, MD, PhD


    Member, St. Jude Faculty

    • Executive Vice President
    • Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Director, Molecular Oncology Division
  • Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD

    Charles G. Mullighan, MBBS (Hons), MSc, MD


    Member, St. Jude Faculty

    • Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Co-Leader, Hematological Malignancies Program
    • Medical Director, St. Jude Biorepository

Weekly Series Topics and Speakers


October 22


Partitioning of Cancer Therapeutics in Nuclear Condensates

Richard A. Young, PhD

Professor, Department of Biology
Member, Whitehead Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Isaac A. Klein, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Whitehead Institute
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Targeted Molecular Therapies label

October 29


Harnessing Lineage Plasticity for the Treatment of Neuroblastoma

Rani George MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Dept. of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Hospital
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November 5


Organized destruction and destructive organization: the diversity of immune responses towards tumors and pathogens

Paul G. Thomas, PhD

Faculty Member, Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Immunotherapy label

November 12


Michelle Monje, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Member, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University
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Targeted Molecular Therapies label

November 19


Emerging Late Effects of Targeted Molecular Therapies

Eric Chow, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division
Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences Division
Director, Prevention Center Shared Resource
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Medical Director, Cancer Survivorship Program
Seattle Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Washington
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Survivorship label

Archived Lectures