Information for Patients

Learn more about our clinical trials and the highly specialized care teams who lead them.


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The Pediatric Oncology Branch is dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young adults with cancer and genetic tumor predisposition syndromes. We conduct translational research that spans basic science to clinical trials. Our clinical studies are performed in an environment that supports our patient’s medical and emotional needs, alongside cutting edge scientific research.

Brigitte Widemann, MD, Chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch

Whether you are a referring physician, family member or patient with childhood cancer or neurofibromatosis, or are interested in training at the Pediatric Oncology Branch, we hope that this website will provide the information you need to access our programs.

Brigitte C. Widemann, M.D.

Chief, Pediatric Oncology Branch


Clinical Trials

PI & Key Staff

Job Vacancies

Position Degree Required Contact Name Contact Email
Post-doctoral Fellow - Immunotherapy, pediatric oncology Ph.D. or equivalent Rebecca Shim
Clinical Research Physician - Pediatric tumor, adult tumor M.D. or equivalent Rosandra Kaplan, MD
Staff Scientist - Behavioral health, psychosocial research Ph.D. or equivalent Dr. Lori Wiener
Leukemia (AML)

Our Research

From the bench to the patients’ bedside, our staff conduct basic, translational, and clinical research to advance the field of pediatric oncology.

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Special Initiatives

In collaboration with other groups at NCI, we are engaged in special initiative programs aimed at advancing research and finding treatments for rare solid tumors and RASopathies.

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POB is invested in training the next generation of scientists and offers training opportunities ranging from post-baccalaureate fellowships to post-doctoral fellowships, including a joint program in pediatric-hematology oncology with Johns Hopkins University.