Erin Podolak

Erin Podolak

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Erin Podolak is a science writer in the Department of Strategic Communication, Education and Outreach.

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Metastatic cancer cells thrive in harsh microenvironments

Posted by Erin Podolak | Mar 16, 2023

Like a journey through space, metastatic cells have to adapt to spread throughout the body.

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Data-driven science helps researchers design new protein interactions

Posted by Erin Podolak | Mar 9, 2023

With a comprehensive approach to thinking about data, St. Jude scientists are fueling progress.

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Liver toxicity and ALL: Genomics drive variability between patients

Posted by Erin Podolak | Feb 16, 2023

Research reveals how inherited genetic variants can contribute to liver toxicity after chemotherapy.

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Genetics: The myth of the monolith: How molecular groups can improve cancer care

Posted by Erin Podolak | Jan 31, 2023

St. Jude scientists are fueling progress by studying the molecular groups of different cancers.

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St. Jude scientists on the hunt for ‘holy grail’ cancer vulnerabilities

Posted by Erin Podolak | Jan 17, 2023

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are deploying genomic technologies to hunt for vulnerabilities in cancer.

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On the road to resistance: How bacteria can win the game of life ‘with a little help from their friends’

Posted by Erin Podolak | Dec 15, 2022

St. Jude scientists have learned that bacteria are more successful at developing antibiotic resistance when they swap genes through recombination.

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Studies of rare craniopharyngioma reveal ways to improve long-term outcomes for patients

Posted by Erin Podolak | Nov 15, 2022

A St. Jude clinical trial launched more than 25 years ago has helped to transform understanding and care for children with the brain tumor craniopharyngioma.

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CDK6: A well-known kinase commits a new ‘crime’ connecting outer radial glia to microcephaly

Posted by Erin Podolak | Sep 27, 2022

Microcephaly is a rare neurodevelopmental condition in which a baby’s head is much smaller than expected because the brain did not develop properly or stopped developing during pregnancy. St. Jude researchers identified cells in the outer radial glia in the developing brain that play an important role in microcephaly.

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Environment helps fuel hepatoblastoma in premature infants

Posted by Erin Podolak | Sep 13, 2022

The incidence of pediatric and adult liver cancer is increasing worldwide. Research suggests how premature birth may influence the risk for children.

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T cells are key to maintaining cancer remissions from chemotherapy

Posted by Erin Podolak | Jul 12, 2022

Stimulating the adaptive immune response can improve outcomes for ALL treated with chemotherapy.

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