Christine A. Pratilas, MD

Christine A. Pratilas, MD

I am a pediatric oncologist with a special interest in the development of novel therapies for children with different types of cancer. As a member of the Pediatric Developmental Therapies team, I am involved in clinical care, clinical research, and laboratory research, with the goal of improving the treatment of children diagnosed with cancer.

I work with other investigators through POETIC (Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigator Consortium), a collaboration between multiple centers around the country whose mission is the development of biologically targeted therapies for recurrent cancer in children. POETIC was established in 2002 with the intent of increasing patients' access to new agents in clinical trials.

My laboratory research is focused on the development of molecularly targeted agents, such as those that work against signaling pathways important for the growth and survival of cancer cells. I have conducted laboratory studies of a cancer-promoting gene called BRAF, which is active in cancers such as melanoma. I also study signaling pathways involved in pediatric soft tissue sarcomas. This research holds promise for identifying new therapeutic targets.

Location
Appointments for New Patients
212-639-5954
Phone
212-639-3964
Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Oncology; New Investigational Agents; Lymphomas

Languages Spoken
English
Education

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residencies

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

See My Colleagues in:
Publications by Christine A. Pratilas
Visit PubMed for full listing of Christine A. Pratilas journal articles
Pubmed is an online index of biomedical articles maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
View Christine A. Pratilas's laboratory research.