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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 an important role in many cancers but were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. The...
4-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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 finding that lays the foundation for more effective treatment of cancer and possibly a host of...
4-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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 with multiple sclerosis (MS), colitis and other autoimmune disorders. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital...
21-Apr-2015 2:30 PM EDT

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Hosts “Under the Sea” Formal for Teen Patients


Patients, siblings and their guests recently enjoyed an unforgettable evening of glitz and glamour during the Teen Formal at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
20-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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 on the bacterium that causes tularemia. The research was published online March 16 in Nature...
23-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Measuring Treatment Response Proves to Be a Powerful Tool for Guiding Leukemia Treatment

Measuring the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy should help boost survival of young leukemia patients by better matching patients with the right intensity of chemotherapy. St. Jude...
20-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Scientists Trace Genomic Evolution of High-Risk Leukemia

By genomic sequencing of leukemia cells from relapsed patients at different stages, scientists have discovered key details of how acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells mutate to survive chemotherapy.
19-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Researchers Map “Genomic Landscape” of Childhood Adrenocortical Tumors for the First Time


In an advance that could lead to better identification of malignant pediatric adrenocortical tumors, and ultimately to better treatment, researchers have mapped the “genomic landscape” of these rare childhood tumors. Their genomic mapping has...
9-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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