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Feb 24, 2015, 11:46 ET

Inherited gene variation leaves young leukemia patients at risk for peripheral neuropathy

 Researchers have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following...

Feb 20, 2015, 15:20 ET

Suiting Up to Run the "40" for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

At the close of this week's NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network host Rich Eisen will run the 40-yard dash in suit and tie to benefit the NFL PLAY 60...

Feb 19, 2015, 16:51 ET
Officials from ALSAC and St. Jude join supporters in celebration of the opening of the Kay Research and Care Center. From left, the group includes Terry Burman of the St. Jude Board, Ryan Kunkel of Red Frog Events, U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen, St. Jude President and CEO James Downing, MD, Tryna Kochanek of Kay Jewelers, Rich Unes of the St. Jude Board, David Bouffard of Kay Jewelers, Eric and Lara Trump of The Eric Trump Foundation and Richard Shadyac, President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® celebrates another milestone in the fight against childhood cancer with the opening of the Kay Research and Care Center

 Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® officially opened the Kay Research and Care Center on the St. Jude campus. The new...

Feb 18, 2015, 13:19 ET

Possible strategy identified to combat major parasitic tropical disease

 Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified a potential target in the quest to develop a more effective...

Feb 13, 2015, 11:33 ET

Survivors of childhood cancer at risk for developing hormone deficiencies as adults

 Decades after undergoing cranial irradiation for childhood cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators found that adult...

Feb 09, 2015, 12:30 ET

Inherited gene variations tied to treatment-related hearing loss in cancer patients

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have discovered inherited genetic variations that are associated with rapid hearing loss...

Feb 06, 2015, 17:25 ET
President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Richard Shadyac Jr., presents Tri delta President Phyllis Durbin Grissom and Tri Delta Executive Director Karen White with a key to the newly dedicated St. Jude Tri Delta Place in celebration of the Fraternity's recent commitment to raise $60 million in the next 10 years.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® welcomes more than 400 Tri Delta members to Memphis leadership weekend

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® will host more than 400 Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) women from across the country for a special...

Feb 05, 2015, 17:11 ET

Medios locales de Univision y St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® llevarán a cabo un evento nacional de recaudación de fondos el 5 y 6 de febrero para luchar contra el cáncer infantil

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® y Medios Locales de Univision unirán sus recursos para llevar a cabo el evento radial anual...

Feb 05, 2015, 16:56 ET
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Univision Local Media And St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Set To Host National Fundraiser Event On Feb. 5-6 To Fight Childhood Cancer

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® will join with Univision Local Media to host the annual St. Jude Promesa y Esperanza®...

Jan 26, 2015, 19:08 ET

Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

 About 10 percent of young leukemia patients of East Asian ancestry inherit a gene variation that is associated with reduced tolerance of a...

Jan 15, 2015, 12:45 ET

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered that a protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps...

Dec 29, 2014, 16:36 ET

Tracing evolution of chicken flu virus yields insight into origins of deadly H7N9 strain

An international research team has shown how changes in a flu virus that has plagued Chinese poultry farms for decades helped create the novel...

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...