Year: 2018

New algorithm could help us better understand cancer at its genetic level

New algorithm could help us better understand cancer at its genetic level

Posted by Xiang Chen, PhD | Dec 26, 2018

This new cancer algorithm shows possible precision options for cancer treatment.

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Apoptosis-causing protein is an intracellular lone wolf

Cancer-fighting ninja protein may offer clue to create self-harming cancer cells

Posted by Tudor Moldoveanu, PhD | Dec 12, 2018

This shape-shifting cipher of the cell may hold the key to curing cancer through causing cancer cells to kill themselves.

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Influenza virus: Will Mother Nature deal us a deadly hand?

Will Mother Nature deal a deadly hand with influenza virus?

Posted by Robert Webster, PhD | Dec 6, 2018

How close are we to another deadly influenza virus pandemic? Read about how scientists are figuring out how to prevent the next catastrophe.

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Community HIV partnership reaches out for education and prevention

St. Jude community partnership highlighted during World AIDS Day

Posted by Andrea Stubbs | Nov 30, 2018

Read how St. Jude is reaching out to youth for HIV education and prevention, including a clinical trial for an HIV prevention and treatment drug.

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Chronic Pain in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Chronic pain in survivors: How we can better understand an under-studied problem

Posted by Nicole Alberts, PhD | Nov 28, 2018

A new model explains key factors in chronic pain development, and future pain research designed to answer overlooked questions

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LOXO-101 effective against tumors with rare NTRK gene fusion

Targeted therapy larotrectinib could make tumors with rare NTRK fusion genes less lethal

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | Nov 27, 2018

Newly approved Vitrakvi (larotrectinib) scored high patient response rates by inhibiting a rare chromosomal abnormality that drives tumor growth.

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Taking STEPS to improve genome-wide association studies

What is extreme phenotype sequencing? Taking STEPS to improve genome-wide association studies

Posted by Guolian Kang, PhD | Nov 13, 2018

Will a new genome sequencing data mining technique reveal the mother lode of secrets for treating cancer and other catastrophic diseases?

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St. Jude and WHO collaborate to improve cancer cure rates

St. Jude and WHO collaborate to improve cancer cure rate

Posted by Lance Wiedower | Nov 7, 2018

Learn how St. Jude and World Health Organization are taking on the six most common childhood cancers to improve global survival rates.

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Surgery team gives young patient a Halloween surprise

Surgery team gives young patient a Halloween surprise

Posted by St. Jude Communications Department | Nov 2, 2018

When the surgery team learned a young patient was disappointed about missing Halloween, they enlisted a help of “Jackie-O’-Lantern.”

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What is causing resistance to the new flu drug, Xofluza?

What is causing resistance to the new flu drug, Xofluza?

Posted by Lee Morgan | Oct 25, 2018

A recently discovered mutation that occurs when the flu virus is exposed Xofluza could also cause drug resistance.

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