Monthly Archives: March 2013

Inherited Genetic Variations Have a Major Impact on Childhood Leukemia Risk

(PRNewswire-USNewswire) — Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins that do the work of cells. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that children who inherit certain variations in four particular genes are at much higher risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The study also […]

When Life Throws You a Curveball

This guest blog post by Zach Feuerherd It’s almost baseball season. That means spring is on the horizon, and the majority of baseball fans have yet to have their hopes dashed. Some of my favorite memories growing up were watching and playing baseball. One particular baseball memory from my childhood still resonates with me today. […]

Bob Evans Joins the Fight Against Children’s Cancer

When Bob Evans employee Bill and his wife found out that their seven-year-old son, Zach, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Bob Evans made a decision to join them in the fight against children’s cancer. Through a Facebook initiative, Bob Evans raised $10,000 for CureSearch to continue to fund innovated research. Bob Evans commitment to […]

Asking Friends for Help

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, there is often an immediate outpouring of support from friends and community members wanting to help, often in the form of gifts for the child, calls to check-in, and food delivered to the family’s home.  Such support is wonderful, and greatly appreciated, but it may or may not […]

Little Girl’s Memory Lives on Through Family’s Determination

In March of 2011, Sheridan Bautista was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of seven. Doctors found a tumor located above her left knee that encompassed 75% of her femur. She immediately started chemotherapy in preparation for a revolutionary limb salvage surgery where 75% of her femur was removed and replaced with an implant that […]

Top Ten Hiking Tips

This guest blog post by Joe Miller, Raleigh Ultimate Hike Coach and author of 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina Looking to make the most of your Ultimate Hike experience? Here are 10 suggestions that should help. Get boots that fit. I used to always get boots on sale or close-out — then  wonder why my […]

Day In the Life: Cynthia Leach, CCRP

Cynthia Leach is the Clinical Trial Manager at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders. Cynthia is in charge of all of the clinical trial protocols at the hospital; she enrolls patients, manages data collected through the clinical trials, looks for toxicities and adverse effects to treatment, and works with each […]