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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...

Apr 30, 2015, 17:10 ET
Participants of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend who fundraise for the hospital are called St. Jude Heroes because they run for a reason - to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for treatment, travel, housing or food. This allows families to focus on the most important thing of all - helping their child live. Among those St. Jude Heroes are teams like Adam's Army. Adam is a 17-year-old athlete-turned-patient who is actively undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was diagnosed in 2014 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of pediatric cancer. Since becoming a patient, Adam and his friends and family have become one of the top 100 groups of supporters who run, and have raised more than $16,000 for St. Jude.

Time to set your mark! Early registration opens May 1 for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend

On Dec. 5, thousands of people will unite to fight the number one cause of death by disease for U.S. children ages 14 and younger.  Those...

Apr 22, 2015, 10:45 ET

Annual St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

 On Wednesday, May 6, more than 900 Chicagoans will arrive hungry to the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, ready to sample cuisine from top...

Apr 21, 2015, 17:02 ET

Protein identified that serves as a "brake" on inflammation

 Researchers have identified a protein that offers a new focus for developing targeted therapies to tame the severe inflammation associated...

Apr 03, 2015, 13:07 ET
Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love is just one of many Hoops for St. Jude NBA ambassadors who help celebrate the lifesaving work of St. Jude.

The National Basketball Association Celebrates Lifesaving Work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® During Hoops for St. Jude™ Week

 The NBA family will once again come together during Hoops for St. Jude Week™ April 3-9 to raise awareness of  St. Jude Children's...

Mar 27, 2015, 13:29 ET
Gospel singer Erica Campbell (left) and celebrity radio host Yolanda Adams (right) helped lift the spirits of three-year-old St. Jude patient Bella (center) during the eighth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids national broadcast event, which successfully raised more than $1.4 million to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R). Bella received treatment for, neuroblastoma, a rare cancerous tumor, and her family shared her emotional story on The Yolanda Adams Morning Show.

Striking the right note: Radio One, gospel music communities sang out, raised more than $1.4 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

Radio One's national network of praise stations, along with celebrity radio hosts Yolanda Adams, Tom Joyner, Willie Moore, Jr. and Lonnie Hunter,...

Mar 23, 2015, 15:58 ET

Experiments reveal key components of the body's machinery for battling deadly tularemia

Research led by scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified key molecules that trigger the immune system to launch an attack...