Department of Pediatric Oncology
Research in Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies
Our highly interactive Department of Pediatric Oncology has a history of research and innovation that has resulted in many of the therapeutics currently used internationally to treat hematologic malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma.
Research in Pediatric Solid Tumors
Laboratories in the Department of Pediatric Oncology are leading the charge to understand pediatric cancers at the molecular level. Through basic, translational, and collaborative research efforts, the Solid Tumor group is focused on identifying new therapeutic targets and biomarkers in pediatric solid tumors.
Research in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
There are many different pediatric brain tumor types and classifications based on a tumor's cell structure, composition, rate of growth, location, and other characteristics. The goal of the pediatric brain tumor research team is to better understand the cellular and molecular biology of these childhood brain tumors to unearth new therapeutic strategies.
Pediatric Drug Discovery and Cancer Biology
Researchers in the Department of Pediatric Oncology investigate the molecular mechanisms of multiple cancers, focusing on the mechanisms that underlie fundamental processes such as cell differentiation, cell division, genome stability, gene expression, and chromatin modeling. We also integrate multiple disciplines in order to discover and develop novel interventions or drugs to manipulate therapeutic targets.
Pediatric Oncology Population Sciences
The Program in Population Sciences includes faculty members and trainees whose research focuses broadly on aspects of health care delivery, outcomes research, and health care quality. The goal of the Program in Population Sciences is to improve care quality and outcomes for children with cancer and blood disorders through research on health care delivery and its outcomes, and by training the next generation of investigators in the field.