Category: Clinical Care

image of matches with one burnt in the middle

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.

Learn more
Illustration depicting all the different things that occur during rehabilitation through an arch with symbols representing different rehabilitation ideas. A path goes between many things going on, such as jumping rope, reading and children playing.

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.

Learn more
posterior fossa

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.

Learn more
water running down glass

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.

Learn more
Silhouette of woman

Melanoma clinic goes virtual for pandemic

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | May 3, 2021

Creating the St. Jude Melanoma Clinic not only provides enhanced multidisciplinary evaluation and care, but also opportunities for families to share their experience, attend educational sessions and enroll on a registry and tissue bank for research.

Learn more
COVID-19 vaccine working group

Advocating globally for a COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by Miguela Caniza, MD, MPH | Apr 30, 2021

It’s essential to provide an accurate, science-based website for vaccine information. The St. Jude Global COVID-19 Working Group plans to provide accurate COVID-19 information, including answering questions and providing vaccine news as it emerges.

Learn more
Andrew Elliott, MD; Jennifer Harman, PhD; and Sherry Johnson, RN

St. Jude deploys a behavioral emergency response team to help patients in crisis

Posted by Keith Crabtree, PhD | Apr 29, 2021

You may already be familiar with medical rapid response teams, trained health care personnel who deliver emergency medical care. But you may not be familiar with behavioral rapid response teams. They help patients when there is just too much to handle.

Learn more
Cancer care during a pandemic: What we learned prepares us for the next emergency

Cancer care during a pandemic: What we learned prepares us for the next emergency

Posted by Dylan Graetz, MD, MPH | Apr 2, 2021

The pandemic exposed shortcomings in health care. But this study revealed more than expected in this type of children’s treatment.

Learn more
Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, is director of the St. Jude Hospitalist Medicine Program, which provides patients with around-the-clock care when their primary St. Jude oncologists are not available.

In the hospital of the future, hospitalists will have ‘day jobs’

Posted by Gary Bridgman | Mar 18, 2021

Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, and her Hospitalist Program team provide patients with around-the-clock care when their primary oncologists are not available. At St. Jude, this relatively new field has transformed from a staffing solution into a rewarding faculty-track program.

Learn more
Quality sickle cell disease treatment shouldn’t depend upon where you live

The global burden of sickle cell disease: The quality of treatment shouldn’t depend upon where you live

Posted by Ayobami Olanrewaju, MD | Mar 11, 2021

Survival and quality of life for many with sickle cell disease depends upon where they live. Here’s what a doctor wants to do to fix that.

Learn more
Load more posts