Lena Winestone, MD uncovers effects of pre-conception smoking and racial disparities in pediatric leukemias

December 19, 2023
In a study published recently in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the UCSF research team showed that paternal preconception smoking decreased 5-year survival in children with AML.

Dr. Lena Winestone presenting at ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition

December 10, 2023
Dr. Winestone will be presenting "2392 Distance to Care Predicts Clinical Trial Enrollment on COG ALL Clinical Trials: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group" at ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition on Saturday, December 9, 2023, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM.

Lena Winestone, MD and Maria Castellanos, MD, presenting at the Joint Pediatric Program and Cancer Control Program Meeting

December 06, 2023
Dr. Winestone and Dr. Castellanos will be presenting at the Joint Pediatric Program and Cancer Control Program Meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 9:00 am- 12:45 pm. Topics: 9:20- 9:40AM Lena Winestone– "Integrating genomic data with social determinants of health and clinical data at...

Erica Evans, MD, details how the financial burden of pediatric cancer diagnosis disproportionately affects and stresses low-income and Hispanic families.

August 29, 2023
A childhood cancer diagnosis comes with significant financial costs to a patient’s family through direct medical costs and loss of work productivity. Winestone’s study shows that financial burden is felt regardless of income level, but low-income and Hispanic caregivers dealt with more income loss...

Anu Hall, MD, leads work to evaluate access to chimeric antigen receptor T Cell clinical trials, published in Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

May 04, 2023
Key findings include the following: Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy trials have revolutionized the treatment of relapsed B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL); however, these clinical trials might not be equally accessible to all patients.  External provider implicit bias may...

Chynna Swift, MS1, receives the UCSF Greenberg Oncology Research Fellowship

April 24, 2023
Through the Summer Explore program, Chynna will receive funding for her proposed project will focus on the ways in which neighborhood socioeconomic status and distance to care are associated with illness acuity and outcomes in pediatric leukemia.  For more details on this fellowship: https://meded...

Maria Castellanos's, MD, article shows living along US-Mexico border linked to higher risk for death among children with leukemia

April 19, 2023
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who resided along the U.S.-Mexico border appeared at higher risk for death than their counterparts in other areas of Texas, according to study results published in Cancer. However, among children with acute myeloid leukemia, researchers observed an...

Jackie Lin, MS4, Presenting at UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research Symposium

October 04, 2022
The annual UCSF Health Equity and Anti-Racism Research Symposium will be held virtually on October 13 & 14, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on both days. Jackie Lin will be presenting on October 13 from 9:35 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.

Anya Platt, PGY3, Awarded American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant

July 28, 2022
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the Resident Research Grant (RRG) Program to enhance the development of research skills among physicians in training.


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