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2012-10-15 11:28:40

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart, the top St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving fundraiser for the past three years, has kicked off its campaign earlier than ever, giving early-bird holiday and layaway shoppers the opportunity to contribute to Kmart's campaign, which raised more than $6 million last year. Now through Dec. 29, Kmart shoppers can help the children and families of St. Jude through a $1, $5 or $10 add-on program at check-out in all...

2012-09-25 10:23:16

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To highlight National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and honor 50 years of finding cures and saving children, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) released today an inspiring new video set to the iconic song "Hey Jude." The online video features St. Jude patients, hospital staff, notable actors, musicians and sports stars who have joined forces to "make it better" for children with cancer and other deadly diseases. To view the...

2012-09-18 13:57:13

At St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, patients use beads to mark treatment milestones, from losing their hair to completing chemotherapy, in a program other hospitals could tailor to meet the needs of their patients When Kayla Dehnert tells friends and family in Northern California about life as a St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital patient, she pulls out a string of beads taller than she is. “This is a learning-to-take medicine bead,” Kayla explains,...

2012-09-17 10:23:52

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When Kayla Dehnert tells friends and family in Northern California about life as a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient, she pulls out a string of beads taller than she is. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58137-st-jude-legacy-bead-program-treatment-milestones-for-children "This is a learning-to-take medicine bead," Kayla explains, fingering the bumps of a...

2012-09-04 06:28:40

September spotlights childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease of young Americans. At St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, doctors and scientists are working to change that statistic MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As St. Jude Children's Research Hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary and marks September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, investigators are focused on the future. Although survival rates for childhood cancer have...

2012-08-13 22:03:30

Discovery of the genetic basis of a high-risk subtype of leukemia shows some patients might benefit from existing targeted therapies, advancing the goal of curing all children with the most common childhood cancer Scientists have identified new genetic alterations underlying a high-risk subtype of the most common childhood cancer that could be effectively targeted with existing leukemia therapies. The study focused on a subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) known as Philadelphia...

2012-08-13 06:25:12

Discovery of the genetic basis of a high-risk subtype of leukemia shows some patients might benefit from existing targeted therapies, advancing the goal of curing all children with the most common childhood cancer MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have identified new genetic alterations underlying a high-risk subtype of the most common childhood cancer that could be effectively targeted with existing leukemia therapies. The study focused on a subtype of...

2012-06-14 14:21:05

RADNOR, Pa., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by the law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: Notice is hereby given that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on behalf of purchasers of the securities of St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) ("St. Jude" or the "Company"), who purchased or otherwise acquired St. Jude securities between December 15, 2010 and April 4, 2012,...

2012-04-30 10:27:35

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital closes survival gap for virtually all African-American and white children with cancer in a study that suggests equal access to care translates into an equal chance of a cure MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital adds to evidence that equal access to comprehensive treatment and supportive care typically translates into equally good outcomes for most young African-American...

2012-04-17 06:28:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientist named to prestigious honorary society MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brenda Schulman, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been named to the 2012 class of new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). Schulman was elected for her lab's work on understanding a major form of cellular regulation, namely how ubiquitin-like proteins are conjugated to...