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Dr. Susan Blaney and Dr. C. Kenneth Landrum received Baylor College of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Awards at the Alumni Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston.
Developing new therapies for pediatric cancer
Dr. Blaney’s 25-year career has focused on the development of new therapies for children with recurrent or refractory cancers, particularly those of the central nervous system. She has extensive experience in clinical translational research and currently serves as vice chair for the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded cooperative effort comprising 200 of the world’s leading children’s hospitals.
She also served as principal investigator of the COG’s Phase 1 and Pilot Consortium and was a founding member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium.
Blaney has offered mentorship to numerous current and developing leaders in the field of pediatric oncology. Her history of achievement has made her a highly respected pediatric oncology authority with appointments to the NCI’s Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee and Investigational Drug Steering Committee.
She is a regular consultant for organizations and regulatory bodies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Oncology Drug Advisory Committee, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Learn more about Susan Blaney, MD
Establishing care for children with cancer and blood disorders in the Rio Grande Valley
In 1995, Dr. C. Kenneth Landrum became Chair of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation in McAllen, Texas and led a major historical initiative in 2000: forming a new partnership among the Foundation, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital to create the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen, the region’s first pediatric oncology facility. Prior to this initiative, children had no other option but to travel long distances to receive lifesaving care.
Despite serving the community in many ways throughout his career, he considers his accomplishments as chair of the Foundation to be the most rewarding of his life.