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Dec 18, 2014, 18:12 ET

Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack

 A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance...

Dec 11, 2014, 12:15 ET

Youngest bone marrow transplant patients at higher risk of cognitive decline

 Toddlers who undergo total body irradiation in preparation for bone marrow transplantation are at higher risk for a decline in IQ and may be...

Dec 06, 2014, 19:10 ET
More than 18,000 registered participants from all 50 states and around the world participated in the 13th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon(r) Weekend Presented by Juice Plus+(r) on Dec. 6. The event,  organized in partnership with the Memphis Runners Track Club, benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(c) and is the only marathon coordinated by a charity for the sole purpose to fundraise.

First finishers Erik Thiele Orberg, Alyssa Bloomquist, post times of 2:33 and 2:52 during St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend, capping celebratory Dec. 4-6 weekend declared by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton

St. Jude Heroes raise $7.5 million for kids battling cancer, other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Erik...

Dec 05, 2014, 13:41 ET

Promising compound rapidly eliminates malaria parasite

 An international research collaborative has determined that a promising anti-malarial compound tricks the immune system to rapidly destroy red...

Nov 24, 2014, 18:24 ET
US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to actress and St. Jude National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is the country's highest civilian honor. Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Marlo Thomas Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® National Outreach Director, Marlo Thomas, was presented with the Presidential Medal of...

Nov 24, 2014, 11:44 ET

Survivors of childhood eye cancer experience normal cognitive functioning as adults

Most long-term survivors of retinoblastoma, particularly those who had been diagnosed with tumors by their first birthdays, have normal cognitive...

Nov 20, 2014, 21:33 ET
Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, celebrated the dedication ceremony of the new Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration on the St. Jude campus. Ms. Thomas was joined by family, friends, patients and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The new facility will become the hub for the St. Jude International Outreach Program, which aims to improve childhood cancer survival rates worldwide through 25 official partner...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Unveils Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration

 Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is dedicating and opening the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration on the...

Nov 20, 2014, 12:00 ET
Consumers joined the fight against childhood cancer and donated $1 or more for a personalized Halloween-themed pinup displayed at Giant retail locations.

Western Refining raises more than $595,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® during 'spooktacular' Halloween promotion

 Western Refining, Inc., through its Giant convenience stores, surpassed its goal by 29% to raise $451,315 during the 23rd annual St. Jude...

Nov 19, 2014, 20:19 ET

Gene therapy provides safe, long-term relief for patients with severe hemophilia B

Gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University College London (UCL) and the Royal Free Hospital has transformed life...

Nov 18, 2014, 13:44 ET

Luis Fonsi, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Fuentes, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Strahan y Jon Hamm se unen a Marlo Thomas durante esta temporada festiva para participar en la 11va campaña anual Thanks and Giving® de St. Jude

Luis Fonsi, Sofía Vergara, Daisy Fuentes, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Strahan y Jon Hamm se unen a Marlo Thomas para encabezar la larga lista de...

Nov 18, 2014, 13:18 ET
St. Jude supporter Luis Fonsi next to St. Jude patients Olivia and Elias.

Luis Fonsi, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Fuentes, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Strahan and Jon Hamm Join Marlo Thomas to Star in 11th Annual St. Jude Thanks And Giving® Campaign This Holiday Season

Luis Fonsi, Sofia Vergara, Daisy Fuentes, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Strahan and Jon Hamm join Marlo Thomas in leading a star-studded roster of...

Nov 18, 2014, 12:00 ET
Michael Strahan is one of several celebrities to star in 11th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving(R) campaign this holiday season (Photo credit: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital).

Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, Luis Fonsi Along with Marlo Thomas to Star in 11th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign This Holiday Season

Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, and Luis Fonsi join St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® National Outreach Director Marlo...

Nov 12, 2014, 16:19 ET

Gene sequencing projects link two mutations to Ewing sarcoma subtype with poor prognosis

An international collaboration has identified frequent mutations in two genes that often occur together in Ewing sarcoma (EWS) and that define a...

Nov 05, 2014, 15:14 ET

Amigos de St. Jude en 65 comunidades alrededor del país participarán el próximo 22 de noviembre en la caminata Give thanks. Walk. de St. Jude

Participantes en más de 65 comunidades se harán presente el próximo sábado, 22 de noviembre para apoyar a los niños que...

Nov 05, 2014, 14:36 ET

St. Jude Supporters In 65 Communities Nationwide Stepping Out Nov. 22 For St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.

 Walkers from more than 65 communities are stepping out on Saturday, Nov. 22 to support kids battling cancer and other life-threatening...

Nov 04, 2014, 11:30 ET

St. Jude Supporters in 65 Communities Nationwide Stepping Out Nov. 22 for St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.

Walkers from more than 65 communities are stepping out Nov. 22 to support kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at this year's...

Nov 03, 2014, 16:51 ET

Telephone counseling leads more adult childhood cancer survivors to get heart screenings

Supplementing written heart screening guidelines with telephone counseling from specially trained nurses more than doubled the likelihood that...

Oct 23, 2014, 12:21 ET

Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a...

Oct 14, 2014, 18:58 ET

Más de $430,000 recaudados durante el evento nacional radial de habla hispana a beneficio de St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

 El evento radial Promesa y Esperanza®, reunió a comunidades locales radiales de habla hispana en una iniciativa nacional y...

Oct 14, 2014, 18:26 ET
Radio stations support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  patients like Angelica.

More than $430,000 raised during national Hispanic radio event to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, help fight childhood cancer

The annual Promesa y Esperanza® (Promise and Hope) radio event once again united local Hispanic radio communities in a national effort...