Alex Generous, PhD

Alex Generous, PhD

Science Writer

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Alex Generous, PhD, is a scientific writer in the Strategic Communications, Education and Outreach Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

POSTS By Alex Generous, PhD

Cancer Predisposition

Genetic predispositions can drive cancer but are not destiny for patients

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Jan 24, 2023

Scientists at St. Jude are leading the way on understanding cancer predisposition and the way that inherited genetics can inform patient care.

Learn more
Cancer Genetics video

Childhood cancer genetics: A legacy of groundbreaking work drives St. Jude forward

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Jan 10, 2023

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a rich history of research on genetics stemming from the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project and reverberating through laboratories today.

Learn more
Qingfei Pan and Jiyang Yu

Math test points metastatic breast cancer treatment in the right direction

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Dec 30, 2022

St. Jude computational biologists created a computational score predicting cancer drug sensitivity to HDAC6 inhibitors in a promising phase Ib clinical trial.

Learn more
Hearing soundboard

New model mimics progression of pediatric bone marrow failure

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Oct 4, 2022

St. Jude scientists have created the first model that faithfully recapitulates details of pediatric bone marrow failure.

Learn more
Melissa Hudson video screenshot

It’s in the genes: research reveals obstacles on the road to health for cancer survivors

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Sep 7, 2022

St. Jude scientists are leading research into the genetics of childhood cancer survivorship to understand and prevent the risk of chronic disease in survivors.

Learn more
Peter McKinnon, Kathryn Stephenson, Richard Finkel

Two Years of the Pediatric Translational Neuroscience Initiative

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Sep 1, 2022

St. Jude initiative aims to change the outlook for children with catastrophic neurological diseases.

Learn more
Ewelina Mamcarz with colleagues and patient

Five years later: gene therapy for ‘bubble boy’ disease

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | May 19, 2022

Interim results point to enduring immune function following gene therapy for Infants with ‘bubble boy’ disease

Learn more
Marcin Wlodarski at Unicorn Clinic staff meeting

Marcin Wlodarski, MD, PhD, dropped everything to help children fleeing Ukraine

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | May 10, 2022

Marcin Wlodarski, MD, PhD, was new to international humanitarian work prior to volunteering with SAFER Ukraine. “I learned so much I cannot every describe it in words,” he said.

Learn more
Globe with connections

Protecting the mental health of Ukrainian families experiencing childhood cancer

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | May 9, 2022

Global health care providers gathered virtually for SAFER Conversations, a webinar created to share information and support to those working with Ukrainian children and families displaced by the war.

Learn more
Photo of Parent holding sick child's hand

The double-edged sword of being both parent and blood stem cell donor

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Mar 8, 2022

What are the potential psychological and emotional risks and rewards for parents who serve as their children’s bone marrow donors?

Learn more
Load more posts