St. Jude Children's Research Hospital received the American Association for Cancer Research 2019 Team Science Award in Atlanta during the last month's opening ceremony of the organization's annual meeting. The hospital is being recognized for research that is transforming the lives of childhood cancer survivors.
St. Jude research on a variety of topics related to survivorship, clinical genomics, deep sequencing, disease models and the biology of pediatric cancers will be discussed at the meeting March 29--April 3. The list includes identification of a genetic variation associated with stroke risk in childhood cancer survivors treated with cranial radiation.
The meeting also marks a milestone for St. Jude Cloud, an interactive, online data-sharing platform that was launched at the 2018 AACR annual meeting. St. Jude Cloud now includes sequenced whole genomes from 10,000 pediatric patients, survivors and others. That is double the number of whole-genome sequences available when the platform was premiered.
The data was generated from St. Jude-supported genome initiatives launched to better understand the genetic origins of pediatric cancer, move the technology into the clinic and gain insight into pediatric cancer survivors.