New St. Jude Website Informs Families Facing Childhood Cancer



St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer, has launched Together, https://together.StJude.org, an online resource for anyone affected by childhood cancer.

Together offers information about diseases, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as supportive care resources and shared stories of hope, healing and experience.

The Together website launched in fall 2018 and has won several awards, including the Cancer Patient Education Network's Excellence in Cancer Patient Education award, the ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language, and an eHealthcare Leadership award. The site was recognized for making complex and difficult information on childhood cancer approachable and easy for patients and their families to understand.

Together includes expert information, stories and experiences from families of childhood cancer patients, and practical suggestions from specialists. The site also offers resources that address a range of cancer experiences, including long-term survivorship and bereavement. In the coming months, St. Jude will make the website available in multiple languages to bring this information to families worldwide. The English version of the site has attracted visitors from over 175 countries.

The information on the Together website is generated from the latest research and best practices in pediatric oncology. Content, which includes articles, animations, illustrations and video features, has been developed and vetted by staff at St. Jude. Members of the St. Jude Patient Family Advisory Council, a group of parents or patients who are at least 18 years or older, also review the site and offer their perspective on how families of diagnosed children look for information.