A-T Cancer Clinic at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is the world's premiere center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to cure children of catastrophic diseases through treatment and research.
The leadership of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital agreed to establish an A-T Cancer Clinic at the distinguished institution for the treatment of children with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). Children with A-T develop cancer at a strikingly high frequency.
The A-T Cancer Clinic makes it possible to optimize treatment by developing and refining protocols for the types of cancers commonly seen in A-T patients. In addition, whenever possible, St. Jude researchers collect leukemia and lymphoma cells from patients, studying them, and storing them in a cell bank for future investigations.
When A-T patients develop cancer, their local oncologists are encouraged to seek consultations from the A-T Cancer Clinic.
Dr. John T. Sandlund, Director of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Clinic at St. Jude, oversees the A-T Cancer Clinic. Physicians seeking more information should contact Dr. Sandlund at: