Susan Lerner Cohn, MD

Susan Cohn, MDCancer.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, the Acting Chief of the section of pediatric hematology/oncology, and the Dean for Clinical Research, Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.

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 also the past Chair of the COG Hematology/Oncology Discipline and a current member of the COG Scientific Council. Dr. Cohn is a member of the NIH/NCI Board of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology and is the co-Chair of the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force.

A prolific author, Dr. Cohn has published more than 200 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 recently served on ASCO’s Board of Directors and is the past ASCO Treasurer.

Last updated: November 2015