St. Jude helping to pioneer cancer geno project

Posted at 7:12 PM, Apr 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-30 19:12:54-04

Some folks don't consider the entire name that represents the campus. It's called St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The medical breakthroughs that are discovered there are shared with hospitals around the world.

The goal has always been to save the lives of children no matter where that child is being treated.

And to hear the excitement in the voice of Dr. Zsila Sadighi- there is another medical breakthrough on the horizon. St. Jude is helping pioneer a cancer geno project. The researchers on this project see these recent discoveries of targeting genes as a big step forward in pinpointing the treatment of specific cancers like brain tumors.

In her position, Dr. Sadighi sees all patients in the hospital who have neurological complaints or complications from their primary disease. She mostly treats patients who have brain/spinal cord tumors.