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    Ellison: News Releases & Feature Stories

     
    02/19/2014
    Gene sequencing project discovers common driver of a childhood brain tumor

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project identifies the most common genetic alteration yet in the brain tumor ependymoma; results offer clues for fighting other cancers. (Richard Gilbertson, MD, PhD, David Ellison, MD, PhD, Jinghui Zhang, PhD)

     
     
    02/19/2014
    Brain tumor culprit caught

    A hunt through billions of pieces of genetic information uncovers new clues on treatments for childhood ependymoma.

     
     
    01/02/2014
    The Treasure Seekers

    Scientists unearth genes driving a childhood brain tumor.

     
     
    04/14/2013
    Gene sequencing project finds new mutations to blame for a majority of brain tumor subtype

    The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project advances understanding of genetic defects underlying childhood low-grade gliomas and identifies promising new drug therapies. (Dr. David Ellison)

     
     
    05/19/2009
    A class of his own

    Mischievous Jonah Borngrebe is one of a kind. Unfortunately, the tumor in his brain is also extremely rare. St. Jude researchers are helping the world’s scientific community better classify this tumor.

     
     
    05/01/2009
    Study holds promise for first targeted treatment of common brain tumor

    Scientists have found evidence suggesting that small-molecule drugs could offer the first effective chemotherapy for childhood low-grade astrocytomas, improving the prognosis for hundreds of children with the disease.