St. Jude Progress


Tracing the threads of metastasis to achieve better treatment outcomes

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Oct 3, 2023

Learn how St. Jude research is unraveling metastasis.

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Developmental origins

St. Jude scientists answer the question ‘when does cancer start?’

Posted by Brian O'Flynn | Sep 26, 2023

Explore the importance of understanding the origins of disease.

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Condensates: It’s not just a “phase”

Posted by Ambuja Navalkar, PhD | Sep 12, 2023

Scientists are studying biomolecular condensates to better understand their contributions to disease.

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Spatial Omics

Spatial omics takes off

Posted by Brian O'Flynn | Sep 5, 2023

Discover the power of understanding the spatial arrangement of cells in tumors.

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Shengdar Tsai

Finding a path to discovery with Shengdar Tsai, PhD

Posted by Shengdar Tsai, PhD | Aug 29, 2023

Learn how Shengdar Q. Tsai, PhD, searches for new paths and discoveries in genome editing.

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Heather Mefford

Creating Supportive Spaces in Science with Heather Mefford, MD, PhD

Posted by Heather Mefford, MD, PhD | Jun 8, 2023

Heather Mefford, MD, PhD, knows the importance of being part of a supportive and inclusive culture. Learn how she creates supportive spaces for scientists at St. Jude.

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Brian Abraham, PhD

Investigator Insights: Conducting Computational Research with Brian Abraham, PhD

Posted by Brian Abraham, PhD | Apr 27, 2023

St. Jude scientist Brian Abraham, PhD, conducts computational research leveraging relationships and expertise to make discoveries. Read his story.

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Daniel Blair, PhD

Investigator Insights: Cultivating a Research Culture with Daniel Blair, PhD

Posted by Daniel Blair, PhD | Feb 14, 2023

Learn how Daniel Blair, PhD, is creating a laboratory research culture based on sincerity, kindness and the curiosity to ask pressing scientific questions.

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Nuclear receptor DNA

Electrical engineering sparks discovery in how human nuclear receptors bind to DNA

Posted by Brian O'Flynn | Sep 21, 2023

See how nuclear receptors selectively bind to DNA.

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Shondra Pruett-Miller, PhD, and Jamaica Siwak at work

Shared Resources Spotlight: Center for Advanced Genome Engineering

Posted by Elizabeth Casolo | Sep 14, 2023

Research from the Center for Applied Genome Engineering plays a pivotal role in discovery.

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Yurika Matsui, PhD, Jamy Peng, PhD, Beisi Xu, PhD,

The life and death of cells in early brain development

Posted by Brian O'Flynn | Sep 7, 2023

Explore St. Jude research on neural cell life or death during brain development.

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Missed connection no more: Science and serendipity solve a microRNA mystery

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Aug 24, 2023

Find how a St. Jude discovery holds new promise for beta-thalassemia.

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Jane Hankins and Akshay Sharma

Collaborating for Care: Developing a New Global Standard for Sickle Cell Disease Treatment

Posted by Taylor Wewel | Sep 28, 2023

Discover how St. Jude researchers are influencing sickle cell disease treatment globally.

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Molecular Pathway

SJiMB21: A molecular path to treating infants with medulloblastoma

Posted by Kathryn McCullough and Jessie Newman | May 18, 2023

At St. Jude, clinical trial SJiMB21 seeks to provide treatment strategies for infants and young children diagnosed with medulloblastoma that place the patient, not just the tumor, at the center of care.

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St. Jude patient Karina Perez-Ortiz with Sarah Daniels, PhD, CCLS, St. Jude Child Life.

Research adds to understanding of AYA patients

Posted by Kerry Hillis Goff | Apr 6, 2023

Psychological, social and behavioral research sheds light on the needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

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Diagnostic Imaging receives hospital’s first Expanded Access use designation from FDA

Posted by Matt Gaschk | Dec 29, 2022

St. Jude received the hospital’s first expanded access designation from the FDA for use of PET scans with [11C]Methionine a tracer that makes imaging results clearer.

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Global progress

St. Jude works with global community to accelerate childhood cancer care in Nepal

Posted by Lance Wiedower | Aug 17, 2023

St. Jude and the WHO are improving pediatric cancer care in Nepal. Explore the partner’s recent workshop.

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St. Jude STEMM Education and Outreach summer research immersion program

High school research program inspires future scientists

Posted by Brittney Chiuppi | Aug 3, 2023

Memphis area students learn to do research from St. Jude scientists.

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STEMM careers

Bridging the Gap: Promoting diversity and inclusion in the next generation of STEMM leaders

Posted by Jennifer L. Stripay, PhD, and Kate Ayers, MS | May 25, 2023

The STEMM Education and Outreach team at St. Jude helps address barriers to careers in science.

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Strategic discussions chart a path forward for St. Jude Global & WHO CureAll efforts

Posted by Lance Wiedower | May 11, 2023

St. Jude Global, WHO and colleagues around the world are working to raise the childhood cancer survival rate.

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