Mignon Loh, MD

Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric hematologist-oncologist

Dr. Mignon Loh, chief of pediatric hematology and oncology, is a cancer specialist who focuses on caring for children with leukemia.

The mission of Loh's research is to bring new laboratory discoveries on pediatric leukemia into the clinic, to ensure that children with the condition receive the most appropriate therapies. Specifically, she investigates better ways to diagnose or treat the disease, as well as ways to predict how an individual patient’s illness will progress.

Loh earned her medical degree at Columbia University. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her time in Boston, she served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School and as a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

For the international research organization Children's Oncology Group, Loh chairs a committee on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and is responsible for developing the clinical trial portfolio for newly diagnosed and relapsed patients with the condition. She supervises a highly productive committee and since July 2019 has opened three trials to investigate questions about new immunologic treatments for ALL in children, adolescents and young adults.

Clinics

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

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

Conditions & Treatments

More about Mignon Loh

Education

Columbia University 1991

Residencies

Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 1994

Fellowships

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wong JC, Bryant V, Lamprecht T, Ma J, Walsh M, Schwartz J, Del Pilar Alzamora M, Mullighan CG, Loh ML, Ribeiro R, Downing JR, Carroll WL, Davis J, Gold S, Rogers PC, Israels S, Yanofsky R, Shannon K, Klco JM. Germline SAMD9 and SAMD9L mutations are associated with extensive genetic evolution and diverse hematologic outcomes. JCI Insight. 2018 Jul 25; 3(14).
  2. Roberts KG, Reshmi SC, Harvey RC, Chen IM, Patel K, Stonerock E, Jenkins H, Dai Y, Valentine M, Gu Z, Zhao Y, Zhang J, Payne-Turner D, Devidas M, Heerema NA, Carroll AJ, Raetz EA, Borowitz MJ, Wood BL, Mattano LA, Maloney KW, Carroll WL, Loh ML, Willman CL, Gastier-Foster JM, Mullighan CG, Hunger SP. Genomic and outcome analyses of Ph-like ALL in NCI standard-risk patients: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Blood. 2018 Jul 11.
  3. Gagne AL, Maguire JA, Gandre-Babbe S, Chou ST, Tasian SK, Loh ML, Weiss MJ, Gadue P, French DL. Generation of a human Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia iPSC line, CHOPi001-A, with a mutation in CBL. Stem Cell Res. 2018 Jul 05; 31:157-160.
  4. Milani G, Matthijssens F, Van Loocke W, Durinck K, Roels J, Peirs S, Thénoz M, Pieters T, Reunes L, Lintermans B, Vandamme N, Lammens T, Van Roy N, Van Nieuwerburgh F, Deforce D, Schwab C, Raimondi S, Dalla Pozza L, Carroll AJ, De Moerloose B, Benoit Y, Goossens S, Berx G, Harrison CJ, Basso G, Cavé H, Sutton R, Asnafi V, Meijerink J, Mullighan C, Loh M, Van Vlierberghe P. Genetic characterization and therapeutic targeting of MYC-rearranged T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Br J Haematol. 2018 Jun 25.
  5. Tasian SK, Casas JA, Posocco D, Gandre-Babbe S, Gagne AL, Liang G, Loh ML, Weiss MJ, French DL, Chou ST. Mutation-specific signaling profiles and kinase inhibitor sensitivities of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia revealed by induced pluripotent stem cells. Leukemia. 2018 Jun 08.
  6. Slayton WB, Schultz KR, Kairalla JA, Devidas M, Mi X, Pulsipher MA, Chang BH, Mullighan C, Iacobucci I, Silverman LB, Borowitz MJ, Carroll AJ, Heerema NA, Gastier-Foster JM, Wood BL, Mizrahy SL, Merchant T, Brown VI, Sieger L, Siegel MJ, Raetz EA, Winick NJ, Loh ML, Carroll WL, Hunger SP. Dasatinib Plus Intensive Chemotherapy in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Results of Children's Oncology Group Trial AALL0622. J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 29; JCO2017767228.
  7. Perez DR, Nickl CK, Waller A, Delgado-Martin C, Woods T, Sharma ND, Hermiston ML, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Winter SS, Chigaev A, Edwards B, Sklar LA, Matlawska-Wasowska K. High-Throughput Flow Cytometry Identifies Small-Molecule Inhibitors for Drug Repurposing in T-ALL. SLAS Discov. 2018 May 01; 2472555218774248.
  8. Churchman ML, Qian M, Te Kronnie G, Zhang R, Yang W, Zhang H, Lana T, Tedrick P, Baskin R, Verbist K, Peters JL, Devidas M, Larsen E, Moore IM, Gu Z, Qu C, Yoshihara H, Porter SN, Pruett-Miller SM, Wu G, Raetz E, Martin PL, Bowman WP, Winick N, Mardis E, Fulton R, Stanulla M, Evans WE, Relling MV, Pui CH, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Handgretinger R, Nichols KE, Yang JJ, Mullighan CG. Germline Genetic IKZF1 Variation and Predisposition to Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer Cell. 2018 May 14; 33(5):937-948.e8.
  9. Place AE, Pikman Y, Stevenson KE, Harris MH, Pauly M, Sulis ML, Hijiya N, Gore L, Cooper TM, Loh ML, Roti G, Neuberg DS, Hunt SK, Orloff-Parry S, Stegmaier K, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Phase I trial of the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in combination with multi-agent chemotherapy in relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Mar 30; e27062.
  10. Place AE, Goldsmith K, Bourquin JP, Loh ML, Gore L, Morgenstern DA, Sanzgiri Y, Hoffman D, Zhou Y, Ross JA, Prine B, Shebley M, McNamee M, Farazi T, Kim SY, Verdugo M, Lash-Fleming L, Zwaan CM, Vormoor J. Accelerating drug development in pediatric cancer: a novel Phase I study design of venetoclax in relapsed/refractory malignancies. Future Oncol. 2018 Mar 29.
  11. Burns MA, Liao ZW, Yamagata N, Pouliot GP, Stevenson KE, Neuberg DS, Thorner AR, Ducar M, Silverman EA, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Winter SS, Dunsmore KP, Wood B, Devidas M, Harris MH, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Gutierrez A. Hedgehog pathway mutations drive oncogenic transformation in high-risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia. 2018 Mar 20.
  12. Tran TH, Harris MH, Nguyen JV, Blonquist TM, Stevenson KE, Stonerock E, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell LA, Cole PD, Kelly KM, Laverdiere C, Leclerc JM, Michon B, Schorin MA, Welch JJG, Reshmi SC, Neuberg DS, Sallan SE, Loh ML, Silverman LB. Prognostic impact of kinase-activating fusions and IKZF1 deletions in pediatric high-risk B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood Adv. 2018 Mar 13; 2(5):529-533.
  13. Dvorak CC, Satwani P, Stieglitz E, Cairo MS, Dang H, Pei Q, Gao Y, Wall D, Mazor T, Olshen AB, Parker JS, Kahwash S, Hirsch B, Raimondi S, Patel N, Skeens M, Cooper T, Mehta PA, Grupp SA, Loh ML. Disease burden and conditioning regimens in ASCT1221, a randomized phase II trial in children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia: A Children's Oncology Group study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Mar 12.
  14. Gupta S, Devidas M, Loh ML, Raetz EA, Chen S, Wang C, Brown P, Carroll AJ, Heerema NA, Gastier-Foster JM, Dunsmore KP, Larsen EC, Maloney KW, Mattano LA, Winter SS, Winick NJ, Carroll WL, Hunger SP, Borowitz MJ, Wood BL. Flow-cytometric vs. -morphologic assessment of remission in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Leukemia. 2018 02 23.
  15. Tzoneva G, Dieck CL, Oshima K, Ambesi-Impiombato A, Sánchez-Martín M, Madubata CJ, Khiabanian H, Yu J, Waanders E, Iacobucci I, Sulis ML, Kato M, Koh K, Paganin M, Basso G, Gastier-Foster JM, Loh ML, Kirschner-Schwabe R, Mullighan CG, Rabadan R, Ferrando AA. Clonal evolution mechanisms in NT5C2 mutant-relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nature. 2018 Jan 25; 553(7689):511-514.
  16. Bride KL, Vincent TL, Im SY, Aplenc R, Barrett DM, Carroll WL, Carson R, Dai Y, Devidas M, Dunsmore KP, Fuller T, Glisovic-Aplenc T, Horton TM, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Maude SL, Raetz EA, Winter SS, Grupp SA, Hermiston ML, Wood BL, Teachey DT. Preclinical efficacy of daratumumab in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2018 Mar 01; 131(9):995-999.
  17. Qian M, Cao X, Devidas M, Yang W, Cheng C, Dai Y, Carroll A, Heerema NA, Zhang H, Moriyama T, Gastier-Foster JM, Xu H, Raetz E, Larsen E, Winick N, Bowman WP, Martin PL, Mardis ER, Fulton R, Zambetti G, Borowitz M, Wood B, Nichols KE, Carroll WL, Pui CH, Mullighan CG, Evans WE, Hunger SP, Relling MV, Loh ML, Yang JJ. TP53 Germline Variations Influence the Predisposition and Prognosis of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 20; 36(6):591-599.
  18. Barredo JC, Hastings C, Lu X, Devidas M, Chen Y, Armstrong D, Winick N, Wood BL, Yanofsky R, Loh M, Gastier-Foster JM, Jorstad DT, Marcus R, Ritchey K, Carrol WL, Hunger SP. Isolated late testicular relapse of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with intensive systemic chemotherapy and response-based testicular radiation: A Children's Oncology Group study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 May; 65(5):e26928.
  19. Wood B, Wu D, Crossley B, Dai Y, Williamson D, Gawad C, Borowitz MJ, Devidas M, Maloney KW, Larsen E, Winick N, Raetz E, Carroll WL, Hunger SP, Loh ML, Robins H, Kirsch I. Measurable residual disease detection by high-throughput sequencing improves risk stratification for pediatric B-ALL. Blood. 2018 Mar 22; 131(12):1350-1359.
  20. Stieglitz E, Mazor T, Olshen AB, Geng H, Gelston LC, Akutagawa J, Lipka DB, Plass C, Flotho C, Chehab FF, Braun BS, Costello JF, Loh ML. Genome-wide DNA methylation is predictive of outcome in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Nat Commun. 2017 Dec 19; 8(1):2127.

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