Year: 2021

Haitao Pan, PhD

St. Jude biostatisticians create a novel clinical trial design software

Posted by Katy Hobgood | Jul 27, 2021

Description: St. Jude biostatisticians have developed a new method for designing phase 2 clinical trials with a small sample size. The approach uses a mathematical model called Bayesian probability . The researchers created free software to implement the process.

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Bringing Chemistry to Medicine: Transcription therapy symposium is set for July 22 and 23

Posted by Mike O’Kelly | Jul 16, 2021

St. Jude will host the virtual Bringing Chemistry to Medicine Symposium July 22–23. The inaugural event in 2020 prompted a researcher in India to become a visiting scientist at St. Jude. Register for the event.

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When work takes a toll: St. Jude research adds to our understanding of physician burnout.

Posted by Lindsay Blazin & Jonathan Burlison | Jul 12, 2021

St. Jude researchers looked at burnout and perceived work demands among St. Jude physicians and found that emotional exhaustion and time demands are key factors in a problem that affects both provider and patient.

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Stronger Together

Connections with colleagues: A St. Jude pediatric psychologist has renewed appreciation for an overlooked benefit of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Posted by Elyse Heidelberg, PsyD | Jul 5, 2021

A pediatric psychologist expresses gratitude for interdisciplinary collaboration, which elevates patient care and provider well-being.

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Compassionate connections: Providing end-of-life care to patients and families during COVID-19

Posted by Anna Jones, PhD | Jul 1, 2021

A St. Jude psychologist who provided supportive end-of-life care during the pandemic shares recommendations for making compassionate connections with patients and families.

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Voices from the front line: Maintaining connections to help the helpers

Posted by Niki Jurbergs, PhD | Jun 29, 2021

Niki Jurbergs, PhD, the director of the St. Jude Psychology Clinic, and other psychosocial staff used their skills to conduct an array of COVID-19 employee-support programs, thereby boosting the well-being of helpers and helping to ensure that patients and families continue to receive excellent care.

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Roussel’s early discovery shaped a career of cancer research

Posted by St. Jude Communications Department | Jun 7, 2021

Martine Roussel, PhD, faculty member and endowed chair in molecular oncogenesis, shares how early work on oncogenes led to her lab’s discovery of new oncogenes.

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Identifying risks and restrictions: Rehabilitation and cancer survivorship

Posted by St. Jude Communications Department | Jun 2, 2021

Kristin Lyons, director of Rehabilitation Services, and Jessica Sparrow, Lead Occupational Therapist, worked as part of a team of oncology rehabilitation providers from pediatric institutions across the country to co-author a recent Seminars in Oncology Nursing article, which provides a comprehensive overview of rehabilitation screening, assessment, and intervention for children with cancer.

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Getting to the bottom of a medulloblastoma mystery

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 26, 2021

Posterior fossa syndrome develops in some children following surgery for the brain tumor medulloblastoma. St. Jude research offers fresh insight into the mysterious syndrome and advice on how to avoid it.

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NCCN publishes guidelines for standardized treatment of Wilms tumor

Posted by Katy Hobgood | May 19, 2021

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently published treatment guidelines for children diagnosed with nephroblastoma. Two St. Jude physicians collaborated on the project.

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