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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Ben Youngblood, memory t cells, T Cells, Cd8 T Cells, St. Jude immunology, effector t cells, t cell differentiation, origin of t cells, Immunotherapies, CD8 immunotherapy

Memory T Cells Responsible for Long-Term Immunity Have Been Cross-Trained

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Emory University research offers insight into origins of the T cells that provide enduring immune protection; findings should aid vaccine development and cancer immunotherapies

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Bubble Boy Disease, Severe Combined Immune Deficiency, SCID Treatment, SCID, St. Jude Department of Bone , St. Jude Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disorder, Xscid, Gene Therapy, The American Society of Hematology, 59th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

St. Jude Gene Therapy Improves Immunity in Babies with ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

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Preliminary findings indicate gene therapy pioneered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is safe and effective for babies with a devastating inherited disorder that leaves them with little or no immune protection

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Influenza Outlook and Vaccines: Flu Expert and World Health Organization Member available

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anti-malaria, DHA, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Philadelphia Chromosome-like ALL, BCR-ABL, Joseph Opferman, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Children's Health, Pediatric Cancer

Anti-Malaria Drug Increases Sensitivity of High-Risk Leukemic Cells to Targeted Therapy

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that combining the anti-malaria drug DHA with an emerging class of targeted agents may improve treatment of a high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype

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Increasing Hydroxyurea Dose Helps to Keep Young Sickle Cell Patients Out of the Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers report that maximizing the dose of hydroxyurea increased levels of fetal hemoglobin and reduced the odds of hospitalizations for young sickle cell anemia patients.

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Flu Vaccine Failed to Protect Young Leukemia Patients During Cancer Treatment

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators said the results reinforce the importance of hand washing and other measures to help protect vulnerable patients from influenza infections.

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Fertility, Childhood Cancer Survivor, sperm banking, Oncofertility, Infertility, Infertility Patients, Journal Of Clinical Oncology

Sperm Banking Is Underutilized by Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients

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Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found meeting with fertility specialists and parental recommendations play key roles in decisions at-risk male cancer patients make about fertility preservation

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Antibiotic Identified That Reduces Infection Risk in Young Leukemia Patients

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators report preventive antibiotic therapy, particularly with levofloxacin, reduced the odds of infections in at-risk pediatric leukemia patients early in cancer treatment

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Comprehensive Study of Chronic Disease Reveals Vulnerability of Childhood Cancer Survivors

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital analysis captures complexity and severity of chronic disease in childhood cancer survivors and suggests this growing population may benefit from more specialized health care delivery

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St. Jude Unveils Powerful Resource to Advance Treatment of Pediatric Solid Tumors

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is offering the global scientific community no-cost access to an unprecedented collection of pediatric solid tumor samples and data to fuel research and move treatment forward







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