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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 growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results, which appear in the December 18...
18-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

Youngest Bone Marrow Transplant Patients at Higher Risk of Cognitive Decline

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study identifies small group of patients at risk for intellectual decline after bone marrow transplantation; results set stage for new strategies to preserve IQ and fight cancer
11-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

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 blood cells infected with the malaria parasite but leave healthy cells unharmed. St. Jude Children’s...
5-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

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 function as adults, according to a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study. The research, which...
24-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Gene Therapy Provides Safe, Long-Term Relief for Patients with Severe Hemophilia B


Gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, University College London (UCL) and the Royal Free Hospital has transformed life for men with a severe form of hemophilia B by providing a safe, reliable source of the blood clotting...
19-Nov-2014 7:45 PM EST

Gene Sequencing Projects Link Two Mutations to Ewing Sarcoma Subtype with Poor Prognosis


An international collaboration has identified frequent mutations in two genes that often occur together in Ewing sarcoma (EWS) and that define a subtype of the cancer associated with reduced survival. The research, conducted by the St. Jude...
12-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Telephone Counseling Leads More Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors to Get Heart Screenings


Supplementing written heart screening guidelines with telephone counseling from specially trained nurses more than doubled the likelihood that adult survivors of childhood cancer received recommended heart checks, according to results from the...
3-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Appoints Scientific Director


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Richard Gilbertson, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director for the institution. The position is in addition to his current leadership responsibilities as St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center director and...
3-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

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