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Craig A. Mullen, M.D., Ph.D.

Cancer, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Brain Tumor, Brain Sarcoma; Hematology, Oncology; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Leukemia; Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2981

Fax: (585) 273-1039

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplantation Childhood Cancer Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts Biological Therapies of Cancer Use of Computer Technology To Improve Drug Compliance

Professional Background

Dr. Mullen serves as the Chief of the Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Division. He is also the Director the Fellowship Program. He has joint appointments as Professor in both the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor in the Department of Oncology.

Research

Dr. Mullen current research work examines the bone marrow microenvironment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The current goal of the work is to identify the molecular mechanisms by which nonmalignant cells in the marrow microenvironment that provide antiapoptotic support for leukemia cells. Ultimately this may identify new "drug-able" targets that may improve leukemia therapy.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1984
PhD | University of Chicago
Pathology

1986
MD | University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine
Medicine

1979
BS | University of Wisconsin
Molecular Biology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1986 - 06/30/1987
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center of Dallas

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1989
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center of Dallas

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at National Institute of Health

7/1/92 - 6/30/94
Research in at National Institute of Health

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Awards

2002
Award for Second International Symposium on Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
Sponsor: International Congress of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

1999
Dean's Excellence Award
Sponsor: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Location: University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center

1992
American Association of Cancer Research
Sponsor: Upjohn Travel Award

1986
Alpha Omega Alpha

1986
Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award (for the best PhD dissertation in biomedical research)
Location: University of Chicago

1978
Phi Beta Kappa

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Pahl, K.; Mullen, C.A. "Acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease: Effect of genotype and asthma". Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2016; 241(7): 745-748.

2016
Chen, J.; Mullen, C.A. "Patterns of diagnosis and misdiagnosis in pediatric cancer and relationship to survival". Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 2016; .

2016
Tapparello, C; Heinzelman, W; Conn, K; Mullen, CA. "ManageMyCondition: A Standard Framework for the Development of Cloud-based Medical Condition Management Applications". IEEE Xplore: IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Connected Health. 2016; .

Books & Chapters

2005
Chapter Title: Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology: Part I
Book Title: Pediatric Oncology
Author List: Rodriguez N, Madden RM, Mullen CA
Edited By: Chan KW, Raney RB
Published By: Springer2005 in New York, NY

2005
Chapter Title: Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology: Part II
Book Title: Pediatric Oncology
Author List: Madden RM, Koontz-Webb S, Zhukovsky DS, Mullen CA
Edited By: Chan KW, Raney RB
Published By: Springer2005 in New York, NY

1998
Chapter Title: Cytosine deaminase as a suicide gene in cancer gene therapy
Book Title: Gene Therapy of Cancer
Author List: Mullen CA
Edited By: Lattime N, Gerson G
Published By: Academic Press1998 in San Diego, CA

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