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 Chief of the section of pediatric hematology/oncology/ and stem cell transplant, 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 the first chair of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Neuroblastoma Disease Committee.  She was elected to serve as Chair of the COG Hematology/Oncology Discipline from 2011-2015 and served as a member of the NIH/NCI Board of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology from 2012-2017. Dr. Cohn currently co-Chairs the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force.

A prolific author, Dr. Cohn has published more than 225 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and has co-edited two books. She is a member of the editorial board for Pediatric Blood and Cancer, and she is a reviewer for many prominent journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Blood. She is a current member of the Board of Directors for the Conquer Cancer Foundation, and the St.Baldrick’s Foundation. She previously served on ASCO’s Board of Directors and is the past ASCO Treasurer. Dr Cohn is a Fellow of ASCO (FASCO), and she received the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Pediatric Oncology Award.

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Last updated: September 2018