Comprehensive Cancer Center

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. This designation reflects leading excellence in laboratory, clinical and survivorship research, as well as leadership in education and community outreach.

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Institutional initiatives

True scientific insight is the product of many. Only by bringing together diverse, multifunctional groups with complementary knowledge and experience can we hope to solve some of the toughest problems in science and medicine. In that vision, St. Jude creates and invests in formal initiatives to align efforts of investigators, clinicians, and external partners.

St. Jude research collaboratives

St. Jude is a nucleating force for collaboration of the brightest minds tackling groundbreaking project that accelerate scientific research in the pursuit of cures. As a key element of our strategic vision, St. Jude has formally established the St. Jude Research Collaboratives Program. Together, each Collaborative creates a world-leading team sculpted for a specific scientific problem with the greatest transformative potential for catastrophic pediatric diseases. 

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Global impact on infectious disease

Infection is the single leading cause of death from disease of children worldwide. Virologist Robert Webster joined St. Jude in 1968 and laid the groundwork for the institution's decades-long fight against infectious diseases. Today, St. Jude leads the world in efforts to understand and combat influenza and COVID-19.

Pediatric Influenza Portal

Center of Excellence for Data-Driven Discovery

The Center of Excellence for Data-Driven Discovery supports researchers in integrating large, multi-dimensional datasets to uncover new biological insights and testable hypotheses. 

Blue Sky Initiatives

A robust blue-sky process allows St. Jude to seize emerging opportunities and nimbly pursue them. The blue-sky process challenges faculty and staff to explore bold new ideas that have the potential to transform science, medicine, and our institution. 

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Pediatric Translational Neuroscience Initiative

The Pediatric Translational Neuroscience Initiative (PTNI) leverages the scientific strength and expertise in experimental therapeutics of St. Jude to rise to the challenge of altering the landscape of pediatric neurological disease.

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    Education and training

    St. Jude offers world-class scientific and clinical training experiences for fellows, students and other trainees. We also share knowledge through international outreach.

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  • HPV Cancer Prevention Program

    The HPV Cancer Prevention Program aims to reduce HPV-associated cancer deaths locally and nationally by increasing HPV vaccination rates. Learn about this St. Jude initiative.

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    Research at St. Jude

    At St. Jude science matters. From molecular breakthroughs to innovative therapies, our research discovers the cures of tomorrow, and saves children's lives today.

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    St. Jude Global

    Global is striving to create a network of programs and institutions to treat childhood diseases. Learn more about our newest initiatives.

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  • Clinical Trials

    View our open clinical trials for childhood leukemias and lymphomas, brain tumors, solid tumors, blood disorders, and infectious and immunodeficiency diseases, including Phase I/II research studies.

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    St. Jude is a world-class research hospital seeking a diverse staff of faculty, researchers, clinicians, fundraisers and more. Find a job and help save lives.

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    Academic Departments & Divisions

    St. Jude is a unique institution: it is both a pediatric hospital dedicated to the care of children with catastrophic illnesses and a research institution focused on discoveries to further advance the treatment of these diseases.

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