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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

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Holds Promise in Combination Therapy for Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St. Jude Children’s Research...
23-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Diet Affects Mix of Intestinal Bacteria and the Risk of Inflammatory Bone Disease

Diet-induced changes in the gut’s bacterial ecosystem can alter susceptibility to an autoinflammatory bone disease by modifying the immune response, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists reported. The findings appeared September 28 as...
2-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Good News for Young Patients with a Leukemia Subtype Associated with a Poor Prognosis


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators found that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy made a life-saving difference to young patients with an acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) subtype associated with a poor...
24-Sep-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Improved Risk Identification Will Aid Fertility Preservation in Young Male Cancer Patients


A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators has found the chemotherapy dose threshold below which male childhood cancer survivors are likely to have normal sperm production. The study appears in September 17 edition of the...
16-Sep-2014 6:00 PM EDT

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