Katherine Matthay, MD

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
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3831
Fax: (415) 502-4372

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. Yanik GA, Parisi MT, Naranjo A, Nadel H, Gelfand MJ, Park JR, Ladenstein RL, Poetschger U, Boubaker A, Valteau-Couanet D, Lambert B, Castellani MR, Bar-Sever Z, Oudoux A, Kaminska A, Kreissman SG, Shulkin BL, Matthay KK. Validation of post-induction Curie scores in high risk neuroblastoma. A Children's Oncology Group (COG) and SIOPEN group report on SIOPEN/HR-NBL1. J Nucl Med. 2017 Sep 08.
  2. Campbell K, Gastier-Foster JM, Mann M, Naranjo AH, Van Ryn C, Bagatell R, Matthay KK, London WB, Irwin MS, Shimada H, Granger MM, Hogarty MD, Park JR, DuBois SG. Association of MYCN copy number with clinical features, tumor biology, and outcomes in neuroblastoma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer. 2017 Jul 11.
  3. Marachelian A, Villablanca JG, Liu CW, Liu B, Goodarzian F, Lai HA, Shimada H, Tran HC, Parra JA, Gallego R, Bedrossian N, Young S, Czarnecki S, Kennedy R, Weiss BD, Goldsmith K, Granger M, Matthay KK, Groshen S, Asgharzadeh S, Sposto R, Seeger RC. Expression of Five Neuroblastoma Genes in Bone Marrow or Blood of Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Neuroblastoma Provides a New Biomarker for Disease and Prognosis. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 15; 23(18):5374-5383.
  4. Campbell K, Karski EE, Olow A, Edmondson DA, Kohlgruber AC, Coleman M, Haas-Kogan DA, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Peripheral Blood Biomarkers Associated With Toxicity and Treatment Characteristics After 131I- Metaiodobenzylguanidine Therapy in Patients With Neuroblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Oct 01; 99(2):468-475.
  5. Park JR, Bagatell R, Cohn SL, Pearson AD, Villablanca JG, Berthold F, Burchill S, Boubaker A, McHugh K, Nuchtern JG, London WB, Seibel NL, Lindwasser OW, Maris JM, Brock P, Schleiermacher G, Ladenstein R, Matthay KK, Valteau-Couanet D. Revisions to the International Neuroblastoma Response Criteria: A Consensus Statement From the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Planning Meeting. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Aug 01; 35(22):2580-2587.
  6. DuBois SG, Mody R, Naranjo A, Van Ryn C, Russ D, Oldridge D, Kreissman S, Baker DL, Parisi M, Shulkin BL, Bai H, Diskin SJ, Batra V, Maris JM, Park JR, Matthay KK, Yanik G. MIBG avidity correlates with clinical features, tumor biology, and outcomes in neuroblastoma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Nov; 64(11).
  7. Vo KT, Karski EE, Nasholm NM, Allen S, Hollinger F, Gustafson WC, Long-Boyle JR, Shiboski S, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Phase 1 study of sirolimus in combination with oral cyclophosphamide and topotecan in children and young adults with relapsed and refractory solid tumors. Oncotarget. 2017 Apr 04; 8(14):23851-23861.
  8. Dinh T, Truong B, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Comparison of Clinical Features and Outcomes in Patients With Bilateral Versus Unilateral Adrenal Neuroblastoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 Mar; 39(2):108-113.
  9. Matthay KK, Maris JM, Schleiermacher G, Nakagawara A, Mackall CL, Diller L, Weiss WA. Neuroblastoma. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2016 11 10; 2:16078.
  10. Li R, Polishchuk A, DuBois S, Hawkins R, Lee SW, Bagatell R, Shusterman S, Hill-Kayser C, Al-Sayegh H, Diller L, Haas-Kogan DA, Matthay KK, London WB, Marcus KJ. Patterns of Relapse in High-Risk Neuroblastoma Patients Treated With and Without Total Body Irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Feb 01; 97(2):270-277.
  11. Huibregtse KE, Vo KT, DuBois SG, Fetzko S, Neuhaus J, Batra V, Maris JM, Weiss B, Marachelian A, Yanik GA, Matthay KK. Incidence and risk factors for secondary malignancy in patients with neuroblastoma after treatment with (131)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine. Eur J Cancer. 2016 Oct; 66:144-52.
  12. Edmondson DA, Karski EE, Kohlgruber A, Koneru H, Matthay KK, Allen S, Hartmann CL, Peterson LE, DuBois SG, Coleman MA. Transcript Analysis for Internal Biodosimetry Using Peripheral Blood from Neuroblastoma Patients Treated with (131)I-mIBG, a Targeted Radionuclide. Radiat Res. 2016 Sep; 186(3):235-44.
  13. Morgenstern DA, London WB, Stephens D, Volchenboum SL, Simon T, Nakagawara A, Shimada H, Schleiermacher G, Matthay KK, Cohn SL, Pearson AD, Irwin MS. Prognostic significance of pattern and burden of metastatic disease in patients with stage 4 neuroblastoma: A study from the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group database. Eur J Cancer. 2016 Sep; 65:1-10.
  14. Lee JS, Matthay K, DuBois SG, Roy-Burman A. Reply: Is Extended Sedation Necessary for Young Children Receiving High-Dose (131) I-MIBG Therapy? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Oct; 63(10):1868.
  15. Temple W, Mendelsohn L, Kim GE, Nekritz E, Gustafson WC, Lin L, Giacomini K, Naranjo A, Van Ryn C, Parisi MT, Shulkin BL, Yanik GA, Kreissman SG, Hogarty M, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Erratum to: Vesicular monoamine transporter protein expression correlates with clinical features, tumor biology, and MIBG avidity in neuroblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Jul; 43(7):1396.
  16. Vo KT, Matthay KK, DuBois SG. Targeted antiangiogenic agents in combination with cytotoxic chemotherapy in preclinical and clinical studies in sarcoma. Clin Sarcoma Res. 2016; 6:9.
  17. Villablanca JG, Volchenboum SL, Cho H, Kang MH, Cohn SL, Anderson CP, Marachelian A, Groshen S, Tsao-Wei D, Matthay KK, Maris JM, Hasenauer CE, Czarnecki S, Lai H, Goodarzian F, Shimada H, Reynolds CP. A Phase I New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Study of Buthionine Sulfoximine and Melphalan With Autologous Stem Cells for Recurrent/Refractory High-Risk Neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 08; 63(8):1349-56.
  18. DuBois SG, Marachelian A, Fox E, Kudgus RA, Reid JM, Groshen S, Malvar J, Bagatell R, Wagner L, Maris JM, Hawkins R, Courtier J, Lai H, Goodarzian F, Shimada H, Czarnecki S, Tsao-Wei D, Matthay KK, Mosse YP. Phase I Study of the Aurora A Kinase Inhibitor Alisertib in Combination With Irinotecan and Temozolomide for Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Neuroblastoma: A NANT (New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy) Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 20; 34(12):1368-75.
  19. Vo KT, Edwards JV, Epling CL, Sinclair E, Hawkins DS, Grier HE, Janeway KA, Barnette P, McIlvaine E, Krailo MD, Barkauskas DA, Matthay KK, Womer RB, Gorlick RG, Lessnick SL, Mackall CL, DuBois SG. Impact of Two Measures of Micrometastatic Disease on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Ewing Sarcoma: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Jul 15; 22(14):3643-50.
  20. Balkin EM, Thompson D, Colson KE, Lam CG, Matthay KK. Physician Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children With Neuroblastoma: An International Context. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May; 63(5):872-9.

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