I am a pediatric oncologist with a special interest in treating children, adolescents, and young adults with sarcomas of the bone and soft tissues. These are rare tumors — fewer than 2,000 cases are diagnosed in United States each year. I work with a team of oncologists, pediatric and orthopedic surgeons, and radiation therapists to offer unique expertise and treatment options to patients with both newly diagnosed and recurrent sarcomas.
I co-directed an international study to evaluate the effectiveness of chemotherapy for children with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. I am the leader of a clinical trial evaluating a novel combination of chemotherapy agents and radiotherapy approaches to treat children with a soft-tissue cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, particularly tumors with an intermediate or high risk of returning after initial therapy.