James R. Downing, MD

James R. Downing, MD

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

James R. Downing, MD, is the president and chief executive officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. View Full Bio.

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We can – we will – accelerate progress globally

Posted by James R. Downing, MD | Apr 27, 2021

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is launching the largest strategic investment in its nearly 60-year history, committing $11.5 billion during the next six years to accelerate research and treatment globally for children with catastrophic diseases.

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Gene therapy: Scientific breakthrough and a legacy of a cure

Gene therapy: Scientific breakthrough and a legacy of a cure

Posted by James R. Downing, MD | May 8, 2019

Read about the work from a goal – to a treatment – to a cure – and one scientist’s legacy.

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Genetic testing in childhood cancer: a Pediatric Cancer Genome Project update

Genetic testing in childhood cancer: a Pediatric Cancer Genome Project update

Posted by James R. Downing, MD | Apr 19, 2018

Germline mutations can contribute to leukemia, retinoblastoma, and other pediatric cancers. Learn about advancements in the first landmark effort specifically designed to better understand these mutations and develop novel treatment methods.

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Becoming the best pediatric cancer hospital for our patients

Becoming the best pediatric cancer hospital for our patients

Posted by James R. Downing, MD | Sep 1, 2017

Find out what makes St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital the best pediatric cancer hospital in the nation.

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On the Shoulders of a Giant: Honoring Donald Pinkel, MD - St. Jude Progress Blog

On the shoulders of a giant

Posted by James R. Downing, MD | Mar 28, 2017

To honor our past and future, St. Jude dedicates the Donald Pinkel, MD, Research Tower to recognize the institution’s first president and director.

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