Pediatric hematology/oncology research
Jonathan Ducore, M.D.
Dr. Ducore's research interests include: epidemiology of childhood cancer including cancer in pediatric minority populations, with an emphasis on southeast Asian children; using cancer cluster techniques to assess prenatal exposures; and modeling of cancer incidence to estimate biologic parameters of causation, growth effects of cancer treatment, and growth parameters as measures of cancer risk. Clinical research includes cooperative group (COG) clinical trials for cancer treatment and epidemiology, and the epidemiology of pediatric bleeding disorders.
Noriko Satake, M.D.
Dr. Satake's research interests are in the characterization of leukemia stem cells in childhood leukemia.
Douglas Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Taylor conducts research using single cell laser tweezer Raman spectroscopy to discern normal from neoplastic cells. He uses enhanced Raman spectroscopy and nanoparticles to perform target-specific intracellular biological measurements. In addition, he studies novel approaches to, and new applications of, pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to treat pediatric diseases.
Theodore Zwerdling, M.D.
Dr. Zwerdling's clinical and research interests in sickle cell anemia. He is also interested in clinical trials for children with cancer and experimental therapy, developing early phase studies for the development of new drugs.