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Susan Gail Kreissman

Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology
Box 102382 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
393 Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710


The emphasis of Dr Kreissman's clinical research involves the study of childhood neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood and this disease has a diverse clinical phenotype and prognosis. Dr Kreissman has developed, written, and served as national protocol chairman for 2 clinical trials designed to improve outcome for children with the high risk form of this disease through the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Results of this protocol have been published " A Randomized Study of Purged Versus Unpurged Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant Following Dose Intensive Induction Therapy for High Risk Neuroblastoma" and established the new standard of using unpurged PBSC to support autologous transplant in high risk neuroblastoma. Dr. Kreissman has served as a member of the Neuroblastoma committees for COG. She was involved in designing and implimenting additional new protocols for the treatment of neuroblastoma.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Pediatrics · 2021 - Present Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2000 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai · 1985 M.D.