Angela Waanders

Scientific Committee
Executive Board
Executive co-Chair
Principal Investigator

Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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Director, Precision Medicine Oncology; Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship; Executive Board Chair, Children's Brain Tumor Network

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Education: Tulane University School of Medicine, 2003

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2009; Residency is pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2003-2006

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Sievert AJ, Jackson EM, Gai X, Hakonarson H, Judkins AR, Resnick AC, Sutton LN, Storm PB, Shaikh TH, Biegel JA. Duplication of 7q34 in pediatric low-grade astrocytomas detected by high-density single –nucleotide polymoprhism-based genotype arrays results in a novel BRAF fusion gene. Brain Pathology 2009 Jul; 19 (3):449-58. Epub 2008 Oct 21. PMID: 19016743

Jackson EM, Sievert AJ, Gai X, Hakonarson H, Judkins AR, Tooke L, Perin JC, Xie H, Shaikh TH, Biegel JA. Genomic Analysis Using High-Density Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Oligonucleotide Arrays and Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification Provides a Comprehensive Analysis of INI1/SMARCB1 in Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors. Clinical Cancer Research March 15, 2009; 15 (6):1923.1930. Epub 2009 Mar 10. PMID: 19276269

Dougherty MJ, Santi M, Brose MS, Ma C, Resnick AC, Sievert AJ, Storm PB, Biegel JA. Activating mutations in BRAF characterize a spectrum of low-grade gliomas. Neuro Oncology 2010 Jul; 12 (7): 621-30. Epub 2010 Feb 14. PMID: 20156809

Stephens, J, Sievert AJ, Judkins AR, Resnick AC, Storm PB, Rushing E, Santi M. Spinal cord ependymomas and myxopapillary ependymomas in the first two decades of life: a clinicopathological and immunohistochemical characterization of 19 cases. J of Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 9 (6):646-53. PMID: 22656257

Sievert AJ, Lang SS, Boucher KL, Madsen PJ, Slaunwhite E, Choudhari N, Kellet M, Storm PB, and Resnick AC. Paradoxical activation and RAF inhibitor resistance of BRAF protein kinase fusions characterizing pediatric astrocytomas. PNAS 2013 April; 110 (15): 5957-5962. Epub 2013 Mar 26. PMID: 23533272