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Aug 27, 2015, 13:30 ET
Adam was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in July 2014.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 This year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will hear the words: "Your child has cancer." One in five of those children won't...

Aug 20, 2015, 14:07 ET
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Receives Magnet Recognition

St. Jude Achieves Magnet Designation® for Nursing Services

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received designated Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). St. Jude is...

Aug 17, 2015, 16:00 ET
Keith Perry, CIO, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital names Keith Perry as Chief Information Officer

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has named Keith Perry as chief information officer (CIO) to provide strategic counsel and leadership for...

Aug 05, 2015, 09:00 ET
Photo Credit: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital names Department of Computational Biology chair

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital officials have named Jinghui Zhang, Ph.D., as the first chair of the Department of Computational Biology. She...

Jul 23, 2015, 11:41 ET
L to R: Paul J. Ayoub, partner and executive committee member of Boston-based law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP; Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Martha Perine Beard, retired regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Ayoub and Beard were announced new chairs of the ALSAC and St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors respectively, effective July 1, 2015. Their leadership will help St. Jude Children's...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, ALSAC Announce Chairs of Boards of Directors and Governors

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other...

Jul 22, 2015, 11:58 ET

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital names Charles Roberts, M.D., Ph.D., director of its Cancer Center

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has named Charles W. M. Roberts, M.D., Ph.D., as executive vice president and director of the St. Jude...

Jun 19, 2015, 12:33 ET

Discovery Promises New Treatments To Thwart Colon Cancer

 Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a...

May 31, 2015, 07:30 ET
Study finds changes in treatment have increased life span for childhood cancer survivors

Study finds changes in treatment have increased life span for childhood cancer survivors

Evidence from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study suggests that changes in childhood cancer treatment have reduced deaths from the late effects of...

May 20, 2015, 15:16 ET

Re-engineered antibiotic shows potential for treatment of drug-resistant bacteria

 Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early...

May 19, 2015, 11:21 ET

Brillan las Estrellas en la 13a Edición Anual de la FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

Más de 600 invitados se vistieron de gala para apoyar a los niños que luchan contra el cáncer y otras enfermedades que ponen en...

May 19, 2015, 10:56 ET
FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala raises nearly half a million dollars

Stars shine at 13th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

 More than 600 guests donned their best and boldest looks in support of children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at the...

May 19, 2015, 06:30 ET
J. Paul Taylor, M.D. Ph.D., St Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude scientist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator

 J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., a faculty member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute...

May 11, 2015, 14:54 ET

First cancer-promoting oncogenes discovered in rare brain tumor of children and adults

Researchers have identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC), a discovery that lays the...

May 11, 2015, 14:41 ET

Childhood cancer treatment and age influence obesity risk for childhood cancer survivors

 Childhood cancer survivors – especially those whose treatment included brain irradiation or chemotherapy with glucocorticoids –...

May 08, 2015, 13:02 ET

Tracking defects caused by brain tumor mutation yields insight to advance targeted therapy

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have gained ground toward developing...

May 06, 2015, 12:05 ET
St. Jude patients show off their controller skills to St. Jude PLAY LIVE ambassadors and top-tier gamers,  Man from Man vs. Game, seated, and John from TheSpeedGamers and EatMyDiction1 who cheered on participants

Game on for 2nd annual St. Jude PLAY LIVE, chances to win great prizes in May

Top video game broadcasters are pressing play to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the...

May 04, 2015, 12:32 ET

Discovery could help reverse glucocorticoid resistance in some young leukemia patients

Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a mechanism that helps leukemia cells resist glucocorticoids, a...

May 04, 2015, 12:19 ET

Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play...

May 04, 2015, 11:12 ET

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® rendirá homenaje a la célebre personalidad de la televisión latina, Don Francisco, en la 13a Edición Anual de la Gala FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars

MIAMI, 4 de mayo de 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, donde las familias jamás reciben...

May 04, 2015, 11:00 ET
Don Francisco to be honored at FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala on May 16th

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® to honor renowned Latin TV personality Don Francisco at 13th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®,  where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, will celebrate...