Year: 2017

Heme synthesis linked with acute myeloid leukemia

Blood's oxygen transporter revealed as power source for aggressive pediatric cancer

Posted by John Schuetz, PhD | Dec 26, 2017

Read how the oncogene MYCN hijacks an oxygen-carrying component of hemoglobin to feed and grow aggressive AML in children.

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5 tips for traveling with prescriptions

5 tips for traveling with prescriptions

Posted by Shane Cross, PharmD | Dec 19, 2017 Learn more
ASH 2017: Preliminary results show gene therapy gains in X-linked SCID

ASH 2017: Preliminary results show gene therapy gains in SCID

Posted by Ewelina Mamcarz, MD | Dec 17, 2017

Gene therapy for X-linked SCID resulted in the development of T cell, B cell and natural killer cells without side effects. Read more about the research.

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ASH 2017: The role of GATA3 in Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia

ASH 2017: GATA3 in Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by Jun Yang, PhD | Dec 17, 2017

Jun J. Yang, PhD, shares research presented at ASH that highlights the role the GATA3 oncogene plays in a high-risk subset of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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Dealing with the loss of a child during the holidays

9 tips for dealing with the loss of a child during the holidays

Posted by Lisa Clark, PhD | Dec 14, 2017

Parents who’ve lost a child offer advice to fellow grieving parents, their family and friends for getting through the holidays.

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ASH 2017: Learning, networking and recruiting at hematology meeting

ASH 2017: Learning, networking and recruiting at the annual hematology meeting

Posted by Mitchell Weiss, MD, PhD | Dec 12, 2017

The annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting offers St. Jude clinicians and researchers the opportunity to learn, network and recruit. Read more.

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The St. Jude equation: A better method of calculating kidney function

The St. Jude Equations: A better method of calculating kidney function

Posted by Mary Powers | Dec 12, 2017

Learn about new equations to estimate kidney function in young cancer patients more quickly and accurately.

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ASH17: Research on TP53 gene variations presented at first ALL session

ASH 2017: Research on TP53 gene variations featured in first ALL session

Posted by Jun Yang, PhD | Dec 9, 2017

Jun J. Yang, PhD, offers highlights of the first ALL session at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting, including his work on TP53. Read more.

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When friends die: Helping teen cancer patients navigate loss

When friends die: Helping teen cancer patients navigate loss

Posted by Mary Powers | Dec 7, 2017

Adolescents and young adult cancer patients are “disenfranchised” grievers.

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Math helps biologist calculate variance of blood progenitor cells

Math helps biologist calculate variance of blood progenitor cells

Posted by Miguel Ganuza, PhD | Dec 7, 2017

Find out how a researcher applied statistical analysis to chart variance and better understand how childhood leukemia develops.

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