Navigation Links
St. Jude creates $5.5 million endowment for cancer research to be held by the hospital CEO
Date:8/2/2013

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has earmarked $5.5 million for the creation of the Donald Pinkel Endowed Chair of Pediatric Cancer Treatment, which has been granted by the ALSAC and St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors.

The endowment, among the largest of its kind in the country, honors the hospital's first director and will be held by the sitting St. Jude CEO. Dr. William E. Evans, the present St. Jude director and CEO, is its first designee. The endowment provides support for the CEO's research and academic programs.

"This endowment illustrates the importance of research being pursued from all levels at St. Jude," Evans said. "All St. Jude CEOs have remained actively engaged in research to discover, innovate and advance cure rates."

Evans' work focuses on better understanding the genomic basis of childhood cancers and developing individualized approaches to cancer treatment. This involves the translation of pharmacogenomic discoveries into personalized treatments for pediatric cancers.

Evans said that St. Jude owes its institutional focus and relentless spirit to Pinkel. A medical doctor, Pinkel challenged the standard 1960s treatment for childhood cancer with significant results.

Despite often-strident disagreement from many in the scientific and medical community, Pinkel developed an unconventional approach to treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common pediatric cancer. His revolutionary Total Therapy regimen, which he divided into a series of studies, combined multiple anticancer drugs with radiation treatment.

At a time when survival was estimated at 4 percent, the Total Therapy approach achieved a 50 percent survival rate and drove important improvements in treating both childhood and adult cancers. Total Therapy also served as the foundation for future St. Jude innovations and contributions to cancer research and treatment. Among them has been a steady increase in ALL sur
'/>"/>

Contact: Summer Freeman
summer.freeman@stjude.org
901-595-3061
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NJIT designer creates an ergonomic chair for musicians
2. 'EMT Exam Ace' Creates Free EMT Resources Page
3. Mayo Clinic YES Board creates efficiencies in emergency rooms
4. Police officer stress creates significant health risks, study finds
5. Mayo Clinic creates tool to track real-time chemical changes in brain
6. Team creates new view of bodys infection response
7. A CNIO team creates a unique mouse model for the study of aplastic anaemia
8. Scientist creates new cancer drug that is 10 times more potent
9. Autism Speaks creates Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism LLC
10. Long Island Trainer Sylvia Nasser Creates New Weight Loss and Fitness Program for the Modern Woman
11. Unique Web Consulting Creates a New Website for Olive Dental Group
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... embodies fitness expertise, nutritional coaching, corporate wellness programming, authorship, ... MS, CPT, is excited to announce the release of ... , After many years of coaching thousands of ... pioneering nutrition tracking app that does not require calorie ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority ... information from the FDA on Sit and Slim II ... not to purchase or use Sit and Slim II because ... II is promoted as weight loss product on various websites ... the market in 2010 for safety reasons, can significantly increase ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Succeed is proud to announce that they ... in the Every Body Walk! campaign by Kaiser ... that encourages workers to be more active outside of the ... concluded at the end of September, was a friendly competition ... areas. Participating companies gave their staff pedometers and each ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Final Cut Pro X ... of the Citrus theme for FCPX filmmakers . , ... to describe the Citrus theme” Says Christina Austin, CEO of ... look so professional.” , Citrus comes with all the tools ... template are: four transitions for added style, a title screen ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Punzoné , the first line of ultra-premium organic ... to celebrate this month. October marks Italian Heritage Month – ... of Americans of Italian heritage and Italians in America. October ... its favorite Italian cocktails and encourages everyone to enjoy its ... it is only in a glass. , Punzoné continues ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 2Health News:JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes 3Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Competes in Walking Challenge and Achieves 12th Place in Portland 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 2Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 3Health News:Celebrate Italian Heritage Month With Authentic Cocktails from Punzoné: The Only Ultra Premium Line of Organic Imported Italian Vodka 4
... Gunter, a,psychiatrist in South Carolina, recently was crowned Mrs. ... awareness about mental illness.,As part of her education campaign, ... (NAMI) and in honor of Mental Illness Awareness,Week (Oct. ... at, http://www.nami.org/blog ., Established by Congress in 1990, ...
... Medicine is easing the pain of the healthcare crisis by opening free ... ... In over 66 communities across the country, 250,000+ retired physicians and ... crisis. Volunteers in Medicine (VIM), an organization whose mission is to ...
... VANCOUVER, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cardiome Pharma ... it has been informed by its,co-development partner, Astellas ... with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ... New Drug Application (NDA) for,KYNAPID(TM) (vernakalant hydrochloride) Injection ...
... Oct. 9 Red Cross Racing members,will be cheering on ... Chase for the Sprint Cup at Lowe,s Motor Speedway in ... is in third place in the,Chase, only 77 points behind ... 3M Company and Roush Fenway,Racing, kicked off Red Cross Racing ...
... some of the elusive downstream molecules that play a critical ... The research, published by Cell Press in the October 10th ... a compound found in grapes and red wine as an ... , About 8% of breast cancer cases are caused by ...
... Employers Offer Vision Benefits, ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 9 ... upcoming election, worries about,the rising cost of health care still ... million Americans with vision problems, as well as,many other Americans ... of vision coverage is a primary concern., A new ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mrs. United States 'Breaks the Silence' During Mental Illness Awareness Week 2Health News:Free Clinics Now Providing Healthcare Solutions to the Uninsured 2Health News:Free Clinics Now Providing Healthcare Solutions to the Uninsured 3Health News:Cardiome Provides Regulatory Update 2Health News:Cardiome Provides Regulatory Update 3Health News:Red Cross Racing Members Cheer on Biffle in NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup 2Health News:New findings may improve treatment of inherited breast cancer 2Health News:Americans Place High Value on Eyesight, Yet Many Still Lack Vision Coverage 2Health News:Americans Place High Value on Eyesight, Yet Many Still Lack Vision Coverage 3
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014  Training market researchers to ... success factor in today,s highly competitive global marketplace. ... organizations that effectively and efficiently produce high performing ... area. Effective training programs can ... recognition from internal clients by developing analysts who ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Research and Markets ... and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018" ... Based on the 2013 version, this update Report ... dialysis industry and the relevant effect in recent ... industry segmentations. Moreover, it analyzes Chinese private-owned hemodialysis ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Oct. 17, 2014 The following is ... Policy: The Green Park Collaborative (GPC) ... and private payers, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, ... experts January 12, 2015 at its first ever ... weight loss treatments.  Participants will discuss study designs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Effective Training Programs for Market Research Groups can Boost Overall Organizational Success 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 2Research and Development Prospect of China Dialysis Market, 2014-2018 3Green Park Collaborative to Discuss Comparative Effectiveness and Value of Weight Loss Treatments 2
... 23, 2011 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation ... financial community are invited to join senior management for a ... will host a meeting with management, beginning with breakfast at ...
... NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 ITelagen, Inc., a leading ... that the company was named to the prestigious 2011 Inc. ... growing companies in America. This was the second ... 5000 and was placed on the list at position #2093, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Schedules Investor Meeting at ASTRO in Miami Beach, FL 2ITelagen Named to Prestigious 2011 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies 2
... containment system work station has a ... panel hinges from top and covers ... The sides and front are made ... to most chemicals. Comes complete ...
Reusable shielded cable...
Surgical-grade stainless steel disposable concentric needle with Trocar tip has an insulated platinum-alloy core and two attached 61-cm (24-in) lead wires. Needles sold in packages of 20....
... The RSV OIA test features a dual-detection ... results. Approved for children under age 5 ... an answer in just over 15 minutes. ... enable you to decrease costs for unnecessary ...
Medicine Products: