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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

Gregory J. Aune, M.D., Ph.D.
Patient Advocate
San Antonio, TX

Catherine M. Bollard, M.D., M.B. Ch.B., FRACP, FRCPA
Children's National Hospital
Washington, DC

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

William Carroll, M.D.
New York Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

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

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

Alan S. Gamis, M.D., M.P.H.
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

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

Paul Gaynon, M.D.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

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

Matthew 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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