Pediatric Collaboration


What is CPGR?

CPGR is the Consortium for Pediatric and wildtype GIST Research. It is composed of clinicians and research scientists who have an interest in GIST. CPGR members attend the Pediatric and wildtype GIST clinics, hosted by the NIH. This allows members to discuss the current state of pediatric and wildtype GIST and identify areas to move the field forward. Most importantly, it allows members the opportunity to become familiar with the medical histories of the patients who attend the clinic.

CPGR meets at the NIH annually. Please contact us for the exact days of the next GIST clinic at NIH.

All clinicians and researchers with an interest in pediatric and wildtype GIST are encouraged to join CPGR. Please contact us if you would like to join.

Shown below are current members of CPGR, with links to their individual web pages.


Lee J. Helman, MD

Lee J. Helman, MD
Pediatric Oncologist

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Suzanne George, MD

Suzanne George, MD
Medical Oncologist

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Logo
Michael P. LaQuaglia, MD

Michael P. LaQuaglia, MD
Pediatric Surgeon

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center logo
Katherine A. Janeway, MD

Katherine A. Janeway, MD
Pediatric Oncologist

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Logo
Alberto S. Pappo, MD

Alberto S. Pappo, MD
Pediatric Oncologist

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital logo
Margaret von Mehren, MD

Margaret von Mehren, MD
Medical Oncologist

Fox Chase Cancer Center logo
Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSci

Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, DSci
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development logo
Joshua D. Schiffman, MD

Joshua D. Schiffman, MD
Pediatric Oncologist

Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah logo
Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD

Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD
Pediatric Surgeon

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Logo
Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD

Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD
Medical Oncologist

University of Miami Heath System
Sosipatros Boikos, MD

Sosipatros Boikos, MD
Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care

Massey Cancer Center Virginia Commonwealth University logo