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Targeted Therapy Shows Effectiveness Against a Subtype of the Brain Tumor Medulloblastoma


A subset of medulloblastoma tumors briefly stopped growing or disappeared entirely during treatment with vismodegib; St. Jude Children’s Hospital led the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium trials in children and adults.
29-Jul-2015 3:00 PM EDT

New Analysis Points the Way to Earlier Diagnosis of Chest Tumors


Researchers led by St. Jude scientists have discovered evidence for such characteristic features of malignant masses by analyzing the health records of 131 patients seen at St. Jude and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
22-Jul-2015 4:00 PM EDT

New Measurements Reveal Differences Between Stem Cells for Treating Retinal Degeneration


By growing two types of stem cells in a “3-D culture” and measuring their ability to produce retinal cells, a team lead by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers has found one cell type to be better at producing retinal cells. The...
2-Jul-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Discovery Promises New Treatments to Thwart Colon Cancer

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes...
19-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Re-Engineered Antibiotic Shows Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria


Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and adults. The...
20-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

St. Jude Scientist Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading biomedical researchers by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
19-May-2015 6:30 AM EDT

Childhood Cancer Treatment and Age Influence Obesity Risk for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors – especially those whose treatment included brain irradiation or chemotherapy with glucocorticoids – are 14 percent more likely to be obese than their healthy peers. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study...
11-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

First Cancer-Promoting Oncogenes Discovered in Rare Brain Tumor of Children and Adults


Researchers have identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC), a discovery that lays the groundwork for more effective treatment of this rare, often fatal cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research...
11-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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