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Feb 11, 2016, 08:30 ET

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital welcomes Pat Keel as chief financial officer

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has appointed a financial expert with more than 30 years of experience as the institution's chief...

Feb 10, 2016, 09:00 ET

Attention problems persist in childhood leukemia survivors treated with chemotherapy alone

Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients treated with chemotherapy alone remain at risk for attention and learning problems that...

Feb 08, 2016, 12:00 ET

Scientists discover a unique mechanism for a high-risk leukemia

 A research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has discovered details of how the abnormal breakage and rearrangement...

Feb 01, 2016, 16:00 ET

Study finds significant cognitive impairment in adult survivors of childhood brain tumors

Cancer survivors of childhood brain tumors show significant deficits in intelligence, educational achievement and employment, even decades after...

Jan 29, 2016, 15:06 ET

Drug counters effects of excessive inflammation arising from immune disorder

 A team of scientists led by researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has revealed that the drug ruxolitinib helps counter some of...

Jan 27, 2016, 13:00 ET

Researchers mine the epigenome to identify likely origins of childhood brain tumor subtype

 Researchers have identified the cells that likely give rise to the brain tumor subtype Group 4 medulloblastoma. The finding removes a barrier...

Jan 25, 2016, 15:31 ET

Sequencing reveals genetic alterations for uncommon brain tumors in children

 The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project (PCGP) has identified critical driver...

Jan 25, 2016, 15:00 ET

Acid-sensitive molecular changes contribute to the emergence of pandemic influenza

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a molecular property of the hemagglutinin protein that contributed to the...

Jan 25, 2016, 11:00 ET

Discovery reveals how protective immune cells protect themselves

 Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered the mechanism by which immune cells called regulatory T cells keep...

Jan 13, 2016, 17:00 ET

Long-term survivors of childhood cancer living longer thanks in part to treatment changes

 Evidence from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) suggests that changes in childhood cancer treatment and follow-up care have reduced...

Jan 13, 2016, 14:00 ET

New drug target identified for X-linked lymphoproliferative disease

 An international team of scientists including researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a crucial signaling enzyme...

Jan 11, 2016, 15:00 ET

Scientists identify protein interaction that defines an aggressive brain tumor subtype

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Würzburg in Germany have identified a protein interaction that is a...

Dec 29, 2015, 10:00 ET

St. Jude researchers develop powerful interactive tool to mine data from cancer genome

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a web application and data set that gives researchers worldwide a powerful...

Dec 22, 2015, 13:00 ET

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital receives approval for Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received a unanimous vote of approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the opening of a...

Dec 21, 2015, 14:25 ET

Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Commits $20 million to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, today announced a $20-million commitment from...

Dec 18, 2015, 17:22 ET

Tumors hijack export pathway in cells to resist chemotherapy and fuel disease progression

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered how an aggressive tumor of the muscle and soft tissue hijacks an export pathway in...

Dec 14, 2015, 14:16 ET
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® opens first proton therapy center for children

 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® officials and guests today marked the opening of the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy...

Dec 09, 2015, 10:00 ET

St. Jude names Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, M.D., director of International Outreach Program

 Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, M.D., an international leader in pediatric solid tumor research, is joining St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to...

Dec 07, 2015, 10:00 ET

Western Refining raises $847,811 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® during 'Monster' Halloween promotion

 Western Refining (NYSE:WNR), through its Giant and Howdy's retail stores, raised a total of $847,811 in 2015 benefitting St. Jude Children's...

Dec 05, 2015, 17:38 ET
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(r) congratulates top male and female finishers of the St. Jude Memphis Full Marathon, Jonathan Autrey and Heather Parks, and would like to thank the more than 21,500 registrants who helped raise $8.2 million for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thanks to their support, St. Jude is able to continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend first finishers Jonathan Autrey, Heather Parks, post times of 2:38 and 3:00.

 Jonathan Autrey of Memphis, Tennessee, and Heather Parks of Bruceton, West Virginia, are the top male and female finishers of this year's St....