Portia Knowlton

Portia Knowlton

Portia Knowlton is a program coordinator for the St. Jude HPV cancer prevention program.

Sima Jeha, MD, and colleagues meet around a table

Lessons from Lebanon: St. Jude Global reacts to war in Ukraine

Posted by Erin Podolak | Mar 30, 2022

Lessons learned from previous global crises inform the St. Jude Global response to childhood cancer patients displaced by the war in Ukraine.

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We Envision a Bright Future for Children

Posted by Heather Brandt, PhD & Brooke Morgan | Mar 16, 2022

St. Jude is strengthening its HPV cancer prevention measures – and calling on partners to join the Path to a Bright Future campaign.

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HPV blocks

Promoting Cervical Health Awareness at St. Jude

Posted by Brittney Becton | Jan 31, 2022

The Living Well program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the HPV Cancer Prevention Program are working together to promote cervical health, including HPV vaccination.

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Marta Salek, M.D., at work at the Unicorn Marian Wilemski Clinic in Poland.

Polish roots led Marta Salek, M.D., to a leading role in SAFER Ukraine effort

Posted by Erin Podolak | May 2, 2022

Dr. Marta Salek of St. Jude was in Poland visiting family when Russia invaded Ukraine. She jumped in to help launch the humanitarian effort SAFER Ukraine.

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HPV Cervical Health

Vaccination is prevention: The HPV vaccine is effective against cancer

Posted by Julia Neely | Jan 14, 2022

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Read about the important role HPV vaccination plays in cervical health and cancer prevention.

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St. Jude symposium to focus on hippocampus imaging in childhood cancer patients and survivors

Posted by Alex Generous, PhD | Feb 3, 2022

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging is hosting their 3rd Annual Scientific Symposium, “Imaging Structure and Functions of the Hippocampus” on February 25.

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Stephen Mack, MD, PhD

Metabolic processes may yield a new therapeutic window for hard-to-treat brain tumors

Posted by Erin Podolak | Apr 22, 2022

In his laboratory at St. Jude, Stephen Mack, PhD, is researching how metabolic and epigenetic pathways might be perturbed to help treat DIPG, a lethal childhood brain tumor.

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Nurse practitioner Sandra Jones with patient Anna Paula

Promoting HPV vaccination among childhood cancer survivors

Posted by Emily Browne, DNP | Jan 28, 2022

The Transition Oncology Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the HPV Cancer Prevention Program are working together to promote HPV vaccination for childhood cancer survivors.

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Building a platform to bring cancer drugs to children worldwide

Posted by Mary Powers | Jan 6, 2022

St. Jude and WHO announce plans to dramatically improve global access to pediatric cancer drugs

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Are HPV cancer prevention messages reaching their target audiences?

Posted by Katherine Knapp, MD | Jan 21, 2022

January is Cervical Health Awareness, so help spread the word about HPV vaccines as a way to improve cervical health and prevent cancer.

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