Cancer.Net Specialty Editor: Childhood Cancers
University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Dr. Susan Lerner Cohn is a highly respected expert in pediatric cancers and blood diseases. She is a leading authority on neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve cells, that is the most common type of cancer found in infants. She is currently a professor of pediatrics at the University of Chicago, and the Director of Clinical Sciences.
Since 1990, Dr. Cohn has held several leadership positions in national pediatric cooperative clinical research groups, including serving as chair of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Neuroblastoma Disease Committee. She is currently the Chair of the COG Hematology/Oncology Discipline, and a member of the COG Executive Committee and Scientific Council. She is past president of the Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Association, and the co-Chair of the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force.
A prolific author, Dr. Cohn has published more than140 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and has co-edited two books. She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Pediatric Blood and Cancer. She is also a reviewer for many prominent journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, and Blood. She also serves on ASCO's Board of Directors and was recently elected ASCO Treasurer.
Disclosure: In the past two years, Dr. Cohn has served as a consultant/advisor for Pfizer.
Last Updated: May 24, 2012