Katherine Matthay, M.D.

Chief of pediatric hematology and oncology

Dr. Katherine Matthay, chief of pediatric hematology and oncology, is one of the world's leading doctors and researchers in treatments for childhood cancer. She directs a national study of the Children's Oncology Group to test new therapies for neuroblastoma, a cancer that often originates in the adrenal gland in the abdomen but also may begin in nerve tissue in the neck, chest or pelvis. She and her colleagues demonstrated that the outcome of neuroblastoma can be significantly improved by the use of innovative treatment that includes chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation and the vitamin A derivative, 13-cis-retinoic acid.

Matthay earned anundergraduate degree in chemistry at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado in Denver and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at UCSF Medical Center.

Clinics

Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-3831

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French

Education

University of Pennsylvania 1973

Residencies

University of Colarado, Pediatrics 1975

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology 1979

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Thampi S, Matthay KK, Boscardin WJ, Goldsby R, DuBois SG. Clinical Features and Outcomes Differ between Skeletal and Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma. Sarcoma. 2014; 2014:902620.
  2. Gustafson WC, Meyerowitz JG, Nekritz EA, Chen J, Benes C, Charron E, Simonds EF, Seeger R, Matthay KK, Hertz NT, Eilers M, Shokat KM, Weiss WA. Drugging MYCN through an Allosteric Transition in Aurora Kinase A. Cancer Cell. 2014 Sep 8; 26(3):414-27.
  3. Vo KT, Matthay KK, Neuhaus J, London WB, Hero B, Ambros PF, Nakagawara A, Miniati D, Wheeler K, Pearson AD, Cohn SL, DuBois SG. Clinical, biologic, and prognostic differences on the basis of primary tumor site in neuroblastoma: a report from the international neuroblastoma risk group project. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Oct 1; 32(28):3169-76.
  4. Zinter MS, DuBois SG, Spicer A, Matthay K, Sapru A. Pediatric cancer type predicts infection rate, need for critical care intervention, and mortality in the pediatric intensive care unit. Intensive Care Med. 2014 Oct; 40(10):1536-44.
  5. Meany HJ, London WB, Ambros PF, Matthay KK, Monclair T, Simon T, Garaventa A, Berthold F, Nakagawara A, Cohn SL, Pearson AD, Park JR. Significance of clinical and biologic features in Stage 3 neuroblastoma: A report from the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group project. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Nov; 61(11):1932-9.
  6. Baggott C, Cooper BA, Marina N, Matthay KK, Miaskowski C. Symptom Assessment in Pediatric Oncology: How Should Concordance Between Children's and Parents' Reports Be Evaluated? Cancer Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug; 37(4):252-62.
  7. Polishchuk AL, Li R, Hill-Kayser C, Little A, Hawkins RA, Hamilton J, Lau M, Tran HC, Strahlendorf C, Lemons RS, Weinberg V, Matthay KK, DuBois SG, Marcus KJ, Bagatell R, Haas-Kogan DA. Likelihood of bone recurrence in prior sites of metastasis in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jul 15; 89(4):839-45.
  8. Kang MH, Villablanca JG, Glade Bender JL, Matthay KK, Groshen S, Sposto R, Czarnecki S, Ames MM, Reynolds CP, Marachelian A, Maurer BJ. Probable fatal drug interaction between intravenous fenretinide, ceftriaxone, and acetaminophen: a case report from a New Approaches to Neuroblastoma (NANT) Phase I study. BMC Res Notes. 2014; 7(1):256.
  9. Morgenstern DA, London WB, Stephens D, Volchenboum SL, Hero B, Di Cataldo A, Nakagawara A, Shimada H, Ambros PF, Matthay KK, Cohn SL, Pearson AD, Irwin MS. Metastatic Neuroblastoma Confined to Distant Lymph Nodes (stage 4N) Predicts Outcome in Patients With Stage 4 Disease: A Study From the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group Database. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 20; 32(12):1228-35.
  10. Mossé YP, Deyell RJ, Berthold F, Nagakawara A, Ambros PF, Monclair T, Cohn SL, Pearson AD, London WB, Matthay KK. Neuroblastoma in older children, adolescents and young adults: A report from the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group project. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Apr; 61(4):627-35.
  11. Kersten E, Scanlan P, Dubois SG, Matthay KK. Current treatment and outcome for childhood acute leukemia in Tanzania. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Dec; 60(12):2047-53.
  12. Kreissman SG, Seeger RC, Matthay KK, London WB, Sposto R, Grupp SA, Haas-Kogan DA, Laquaglia MP, Yu AL, Diller L, Buxton A, Park JR, Cohn SL, Maris JM, Reynolds CP, Villablanca JG. Purged versus non-purged peripheral blood stem-cell transplantation for high-risk neuroblastoma (COG A3973): a randomised phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Sep; 14(10):999-1008.
  13. Thampi S, Matthay KK, Goldsby R, DuBois SG. Adverse impact of regional lymph node involvement in osteosarcoma. Eur J Cancer. 2013 Nov; 49(16):3471-6.
  14. Maurer BJ, Kang MH, Villablanca JG, Janeba J, Groshen S, Matthay KK, Sondel PM, Maris JM, Jackson HA, Goodarzian F, Shimada H, Czarnecki S, Hasenauer B, Reynolds CP, Marachelian A. Phase I trial of fenretinide delivered orally in a novel organized lipid complex in patients with relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma: a report from the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) consortium. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Nov; 60(11):1801-8.
  15. Thampi S, Hetts SW, Cooke DL, Stewart PJ, Robbins E, Banerjee A, Dubois SG, Char D, Halbach V, Matthay K. Superselective intra-arterial melphalan therapy for newly diagnosed and refractory retinoblastoma: results from a single institution. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013; 7:981-9.
  16. Wong T, Matthay KK, Boscardin WJ, Hawkins RA, Brakeman PR, DuBois SG. Acute changes in blood pressure in patients with neuroblastoma treated with ¹³¹I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Sep; 60(9):1424-30.
  17. Mueller S, Bhargava S, Molinaro AM, Yang X, Kolkowitz I, Olow A, Wehmeijer N, Orbach S, Chen J, Matthay KK, Haas-Kogan DA. Poly (ADP-Ribose) polymerase inhibitor MK-4827 together with radiation as a novel therapy for metastatic neuroblastoma. Anticancer Res. 2013 Mar; 33(3):755-62.
  18. DuBois SG, Matthay KK. 131I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine therapy in children with advanced neuroblastoma. Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013 Mar; 57(1):53-65.
  19. Depasse J, Caniza MA, Quessar A, Khattab M, Hessissen L, Ribeiro R, Cherkaoui S, Benchekroun S, Matthay KK. Infections in hospitalized children and young adults with acute leukemia in Morocco. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun; 60(6):916-22.
  20. Yanik GA, Parisi MT, Shulkin BL, Naranjo A, Kreissman SG, London WB, Villablanca JG, Maris JM, Park JR, Cohn SL, McGrady P, Matthay KK. Semiquantitative mIBG scoring as a prognostic indicator in patients with stage 4 neuroblastoma: a report from the Children's oncology group. J Nucl Med. 2013 Apr; 54(4):541-8.

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