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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. The 2024 lecture season begins February 8 and runs through May 16. You may register below for future seasons of the series, hosted by the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center

Invited speakers are leading experts across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and population science. The Rising Stars of Cancer Research lecture in the 15-week series will feature thematically related talks by two early- to mid-career investigators conducting exciting and innovative work in the field.

Lectures occur each Thursday from 12 pm – 1 pm Central time / 1 pm – 2 pm Eastern time and are often followed by an extended Q&A session. Available recordings will be posted here in the week following the live event.


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Upcoming lectures


May 16, 2024


Improving Cognitive Outcomes for Children Treated for Cancer: Moving Beyond the Cure

Heather Conklin, PhD
Chief, Division of Neuropsychology; Full Member, Department of Psychology and Biobehavioral Sciences
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Comprehensive Cancer Center

St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.