Attending Physician; Instructor, Division of Oncology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. MacFarland's research focuses on syndromes that predispose to cancer development in children and adolescents. She has initiated several individual and collaborative research projects, working in pediatric polyposis syndromes and Li-Fraumeni syndrome. She is uncovering novel genomic drivers of disease and identifying biomarkers of cancer onset and progression.
Cancer Predisposition in Pediatric Brain Tumors
Studies have shown that many patients with germline mutations, mutations that can be passed down, have a predisposition to central nervous system tumors. Researchers will use data from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas along with patient’s clinical data and family history to study the impacts of predisposition on patient outcomes.
All Brain Tumor Types,
Suzanne P. MacFarland