The Cancer Education for Children Program is an outreach initiative of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center that aims to support K-12 educators by offering professional development opportunities that provide them with tools for teaching the basic science of cancer formation, treatment, and prevention.


  1. by Katherine Ayers

    Scientists make discoveries by closely observing the world, analyzing their observations to ask questions and formulate answers. This same method can be applied to reading comprehension.

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  2. by Katherine Ayers

    When scientists study cells under a microscope, they have to look with the eyes of a scientist to carefully analyze the shape and patterns of color of the cells being observed. The method of observing details under a microscope is similar to the method used by artists to create realistic drawings. When artists create a still-life drawing, for example, they must look with eyes of a scientist to carefully analyze the shape and patterns of color in the subject of their drawing. Linking these two concepts by using cells as the subject of a still-life drawing allows students to develop their scientific eyes as both a scientist and an artist.

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  3. by Katherine Ayers

    Jinghui Zhang is a computational biologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, working on the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project. In this interview, students can learn more about the types of skills and technologies needed to analyze the genomes of cancer patients.

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  4. by Katherine Ayers

    TCAPS are over! Summer is approaching! Take advantage of this time to remind students of the importance of sun safety while extending their scientific understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum and UV radiation.

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  5. by Katherine Ayers

    As you begin to prepare your school garden for the spring growing season, engage students in health conversations by emphasizing the cancer-fighting power of the foods they grow and eat.

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