St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Danny Thomas founded St. Jude with the vision of creating a
research hospital for the Study of catastrophic childhood diseases, where children suffering from cancer and other illnesses would receive world-class care. And he promised that no child would ever be turned away because of race, religion or inability to pay.
True to his word, Danny built St. Jude Children's Hospital.
The sound of support for St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital could be heard in the roar of hundreds of motorcycles rolling across the Midwest recently during St. Jude Rides.
St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital study shows that adjusting treatment based on early response to chemotherapy boosts survival of young patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (Ching-Hon Pui, MD)
St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital study has identified the cumulative dose of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs that leaves young male cancer patients at risk for impaired sperm production as adults. (Daniel Green, MD)
Stage set to determine if drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors will extend the lives of patients with the high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; pediatric clinical trial scheduled to open by early 2015. (Charles Mullighan, MBBS(Hons), MSc, MD)
St. Jude Childrenâs Research Hospital-led study found naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets; human immunity to the virus is lacking. (Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD)
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and communities across the U.S. can join the fight against childhood cancer by supporting St. Jude.