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Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee Roster

The Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee (PLLSC) addresses the design, prioritization, and evaluation of concepts for large clinical trials in pediatric hematologic cancers. Committee activities help foster collaboration between groups and institutions engaged in conducting trials. The PLLSC's membership comprises Children's Oncology Group (COG) representatives, community oncologists, biostatisticians, patient advocates, subject matter experts, and NCI staff.



Stephen P. Hunger, M.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Vice Chair

Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, M.D., Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN



Anjali S. Advani, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic 
Cleveland, OH

Peter Aplan, M.D.
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD

Jameisha Brown, M.S.
Patient Advocate
Atlanta, GA

Michael J. Burke, M.D.
Children's Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Jessica M. Foley, M.D.
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI

Boris Freidlin, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD

Rebecca A. Gardner, M.D.
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Robert J. Hayashi, M.D.
Washington University 
St. Louis, MO

Eric Lowe, M.D.
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter
Norfolk, VA

Selina M. Luger, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Megan Othus, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Pinki P. Prasad, M.D., M.P.H.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth A. Raetz, M.D.
New York University Grossman School of Medicine 
New York, NY

Charles J. Schmaderer, M.B.A., CPA
Patient Advocate
Omaha, NE

Nita Seibel, M.D.
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD

Lewis B. Silverman, M.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Boston, MA

Malcolm Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Rockville, MD

Matthew R. Sydes, M.Sc.
University College London
London, United Kingdom

Naomi Winick, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

NCI CCCT Program Director

Steven Reeves, Ph.D.


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