Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD

Head, Neuroblastoma Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Nai-Kong V. Cheung, MD, PhD -- Head, Neuroblastoma Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Pediatric Oncology

I am a pediatric oncologist who specializes in immunologic approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancers. My main focus is the treatment of neuroblastoma, a tumor that arises from primitive cells of the sympathetic nervous system and that primarily affects young children.

My colleagues and I have developed multi-modality therapies, which include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, isotretinoin (a vitamin A derivative), and more importantly, targeted therapy with monoclonal antibodies. These treatment strategies have dramatically improved the survival for our patients with metastatic neuroblastoma. Today, more than 50 percent of these patients treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering survive the disease, compared to fewer than 5 percent in the 1980s. In fact, immunotherapy has now become the standard of care for patients with metastatic neuroblastoma. Moreover, localized neuroblastoma is curable today, and many patients with can be treated effectively with surgery alone.

Location
Appointments for New Patients
212-639-5954
Phone
646-888-2313
Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Oncology; Neuroblastoma and Developmental Tumors of Childhood; Immunotherapy; Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, Harvard Medical School; PhD, Harvard University

Residencies

Stanford University Medical Center

Fellowships

Stanford University Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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