Brain Tumor Treatment Patient Stories

  • Medulloblastoma: The Pieces Snap Together

    Medulloblastoma: The Pieces Snap Together

    St. Jude scientists discover genes suspected to cause brain tumors in children. This discovery lays the foundation to expand targeted treatments.

  • Medulloblastoma: DNA Points the Way

    Medulloblastoma: DNA Points the Way

    Find out about how the discovery of 6 inherited gene mutations in medulloblastoma prompted the proposed guidelines for genetic counseling and testing when treating this type of brain cancer.

  • Jaxon's Journey

    Jaxon's Journey

    After a minor accident prompted a medical evaluation that led to an early diagnosis of medulloblastoma, a 13-year-old boy expresses his story in poetry form.

  • Accelerating Progress Through Global Collaboration

    Accelerating Progress Through Global Collaboration

    St. Jude prepares to greatly increase the number of children treated on clinical trials such as SJMB12.

  • St. Jude Proton Therapy: Think Positive

    St. Jude Proton Therapy: Think Positive

    St. Jude opens the first proton therapy center designed just for children.

  • Glow More Chemo

    Glow More Chemo

    In the Kay Research and Care Center, children can change the lighting in their hospital rooms from sunny yellow to jungle green; mandarin orange to purple pizzazz. It’s one way kids can exert a little control during a tumultuous time.

  • An Added Boost for Medulloblastoma: SJELIOT

    An Added Boost for Medulloblastoma: SJELIOT

    SJELIOT, a St. Jude-led clinical trial for medulloblastoma, tests prexasertib, a drug that enhances the power of other chemotherapies.

  • Together: Powered by St. Jude

    Together: Powered by St. Jude

    A new website brings families and St. Jude experts together to face pediatric cancer. This online resource offers trustworthy resources for families around the world to learn about childhood cancer.

  • Radiation and Ependymoma: The Sweet Taste of Success

    Radiation and Ependymoma: The Sweet Taste of Success

    With more than a decade of follow-up, results from a newly published clinical trial show that radiation after surgery triples survival for kids with ependymoma.

  • DIPG: Focused Steps

    DIPG: Focused Steps

    St. Jude clinical trial tests chemotherapy that crosses the blood-brain barrier to reach a deadly brain tumor.

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