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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

Chromosomal Rearrangement Is the Key to Progress Against Aggressive Infant Leukemia


The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project reports that a highly aggressive form of leukemia in infants has surprisingly few mutations beyond the chromosomal rearrangement that affects the MLL...
6-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EST

Sun Damage Causes Genetic Changes That Predispose Children and Adolescents to Melanoma


The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project found that melanoma in some adolescent and adult patients involves many of the same genetic alterations and would likely respond to the same therapy....
4-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST

Inherited Gene Variation Leaves Young Leukemia Patients at Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy


Researchers have identified the first genetic variation that is associated with increased risk and severity of peripheral neuropathy following treatment with a widely used anti-cancer drug. Investigators also found evidence of how it may be possible...
24-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Possible Strategy Identified to Combat Major Parasitic Tropical Disease


Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has identified a potential target in the quest to develop a more effective treatment for leishmaniasis, a parasitic tropical disease that kills thousands and sickens more than 1...
18-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

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