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.
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University of Pennsylvania 1973
University of Colarado, Pediatrics 1975
UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology 1979
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