St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (ALSAC)

Sam's Town 250 NASCAR race benefits St. Jude
18 Oct 03 | On Oct. 18, the NASCAR Busch Series race rolls into the Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tennessee, for the annual Sam's Town 250 benefiting St. Jude.

St. Jude leukemia therapy overcomes differences in treatment outcome between black and white children
15 Oct 03 | Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that black children are equally likely as white children to benefit from improved treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, if given equal access to the most advanced therapies.

Moving ahead to fight immune system diseases
03 Oct 03 | The study of primary immunodeficiency diseases, disorders caused by inherited flaws in the immune system that increase susceptibility to infections, has been bolstered by a $12-million initiative sponsored by NIAID.

Most adult survivors of childhood cancer consider themselves in good health
24 Sep 03 | Adult survivors of childhood cancer generally consider themselves to be in good health, even though more than 40 percent of such survivors indicated that at least one aspect of their health has been affected by the disease.

St. Jude helps improve leukemia treatment in Honduras
29 Aug 03 | Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Hospital Escuela (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) have identified ways to improve treatments and cure rates for Honduran children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Genetic key to blood cancer found
27 Aug 03 | A gene that is crucial to the development and function of an entire family of immune cells is also key to understanding why one member of that family can become cancerous according to a investigators at St. Jude's and the Blood Research Institute.

Stars shine for St. Jude at second annual Runway for Life Celebrity Fashion Show in Hollywood
19 Aug 03 | The movie Chicago® may have gotten the Oscar, but St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was the star on August 19. Some of Hollywood's biggest names celebrated the DVD release of the Academy Award-winning film for the benefit of the hospital.

Dream Home sets record for ticket sales in Mississippi
17 Aug 03 | Congratulations to James and Nancy Gienapp of Collierville, Tennessee, winners of the fourth Southaven, Mississippi, Dream Home giveaway. WMC-TV5 declared the couple the owners of the 4,094 square foot house on Aug. 17 during a live broadcast.

Good News for Childhood Leukemia Survivors
13 Aug 03 | A new study from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital indicates that survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia who have not received radiation treatment have virtually the same long-term life experiences as the general population.

St. Jude honors volunteers
05 Aug 03 | ALSAC/St. Jude took the opportunity this weekend to thank a number of groups, corporations and volunteers who play a vital role in the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Gale force winds batter Memphis; St. Jude stays on mission
25 Jul 03 | On Tuesday, July 22, a severe storm with straight-line winds believed to have reached 100 mph swept through Memphis, Tenn., causing severe damage to homes and knocking out power to more than 300,000 residents, including those in the downtown area.

FDA approves St. Jude safety trial for second part of three-part vaccine to prevent AIDS
16 Jul 03 | St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin testing another part of its HIV vaccine regimen. The hospital will now begin Phase I clinical trials.

American Brain Tumor Association awards summer fellowship at St. Jude
08 Jul 03 | The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has awarded a Brain Tumor Research Fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to medical student Meredith Allen.

St. Jude wins Best Practices Award
08 Jul 03 | St. Jude Children's Research Hospital received top honors at Bio-IT World, Inc.'s 2003 Best Practices Awards, held June 23 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

St. Jude kicks off new PSA campaign
07 Jul 03 | The nationally distributed, multimedia Public Service Announcement campaign, titled "A World Without Children," will draw new attention to the ongoing mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.

Toms wins FedEx St. Jude Classic
29 Jun 03 | David Toms won the 46th FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday after finishing with a total of 20-under 264 during the four-day tournament at the Tournament Players Club at Southwind in Memphis. Toms, who was awarded the $810,000 winner's check.

Memphis Grizzlies new teammates tour St. Jude
27 Jun 03 | Just one day after the National Basketball Association draft, the Memphis Grizzlies wasted no time introducing its newest members to the city the team calls home and the children it is helping live.

Country music stars give 'big' at IMAX film premiere
25 Jun 03 | Our Country, a new IMAX film celebrating the history of country music, made its premiere on an eight-story movie screen in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 25, and St. Jude was the recipient of a $250,000 donation.

Triggering self-destruction of cancer cells
19 Jun 03 | Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered a previously unrecognized way that certain types of cancer cells can be forced to activate a self-destruction program called apoptosis.

FedEx St. Jude Classic lets patients golf with pros
19 Jun 03 | Patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have a chance to test their golf and putting skills during several activities held during the week of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

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