Department of Pediatrics - Research

Cancer Research & Therapies

CancerOur cancer research includes bedside clinical investigation as well as basic research in the laboratory. We participate in the Children's Oncology Group, an international organization that conducts clinical research aimed at finding new ways to optimize treatment of childhood cancer. Our clinical investigations also include discovery and implementation of methods to improve psychological issues co-morbid with cancer in patients and in their families. Pediatric cancer research in the laboratory includes projects aimed at identifying mechanisms of immune system and leukemia cell interaction as well as mechanisms by which leukemia cells circumvent therapy. In addition, our laboratories are investigating the response of the hematopoietic system to cancer treatment, particularly radiation therapy.

Investigators

Jeff Andolina, M.D., M.S.
Hematology and Oncology

Lauren Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematology and Oncology

Denise Casey, M.D.
Hematology and Oncology

David Korones, M.D.
Hematology and Oncology

Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematology and Oncology

James Palis, M.D.
Hematology and Oncology

Ollie Jane Sahler, M.D.
Hematology and Oncology

Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatrics, Child Neurology

Jessica Shand, M.D., M.H.S.
Hematology and Oncology



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Our Research is Expanding

NACHRI recently ranked the Department of Pediatrics 15th in NIH funding based on total dollars awarded. Five years ago our ranking was 27th, demonstrating a significant increase.