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Susan L. Cohn, MD, is a highly respected expert in pediatric cancers and blood diseases. She is a leading authority on neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve cells and the most common type of cancer found in infants.
Dr. Cohn is actively researching several aspects of neuroblastoma. She is one of the few pediatric oncologists in the United States who is conducting Phase I clinical trials of promising treatments for the disease, and her team has established the only 131I-meta-iodobenzlyguanidine (MIBG) treatment program in Illinois.
Dr. Cohn’s research has received generous support from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She also co-leads the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the University of Chicago.
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 and she was a member of the COG Executive committee. She is a current a member of the COG Scientific Council and also serves on the NIH/NCI Board of Scientific Counselors for Clinical Sciences and Epidemiology. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and was ASCO Treasurer from 2012-2015. In 2016, she received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Pediatric Oncology Award.
A prolific author, Dr. Cohn has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and has co-edited two books. She also serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
Dr. Cohn has been selected as a top doctor by Chicago magazine and Top Cancer Doctor by Newsweek and Castle Connolly.
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