St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Danny Thomas founded St. Jude with the vision of creating a
research hospital for the Study of catastrophic childhood diseases, where children suffering from cancer and other illnesses would receive world-class care. And he promised that no child would ever be turned away because of race, religion or inability to pay.
True to his word, Danny built St. Jude Children's Hospital.
St. Jude researchers have identified an inherited variation in the NUDT15 gene that is strongly associated with a low tolerance for a drug that is a mainstay of pediatric ALL treatment. The finding is expected to impact ALL treatment. (Jun J. Yang, PhD)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists show that the PTEN tumor suppressor protein is essential for proper regulatory T cell function; discovery offers new focus for improving treatment of autoimmune diseases. (Hongbo Chi, PhD)
Scientists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and China Agricultural University identify the changes in H9N2 flu virus in chickens that could signal emergence of viruses with potential to trigger a pandemic. (Robert Webster, PhD)
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists used a novel strategy to find the white blood cells that tumors rely on to suppress the immune response; results provide foundation for efforts to improve immunotherapy. (Peter Murray, PhD)
The 13th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, presented by Juice Plus, raised $7.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude Childrenâs 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. (Sean Phipps, PhD)