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Richard B. Womer, MD

Richard B. Womer, MD

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-2229
B.A. (Biology)
University of Rochester, 1974.
University of Rochester, 1978.
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Description of Research Expertise

I conduct clinical and translational research on sarcomas in children, adolescents, and young adults, mostly through the Children's Oncology Group. My current projects include fusions of clinical and biological data from the COG AEWS0031 Ewing sarcoma study (which I chaired), and secondary clinical analyses of data from combined data sets including AEWS0031. As a member of the Executive Committee of the COG Bone Tumor Committee, I help determine the directions and priorities of its projects.

I also have a longstanding interest in medication safety, particularly chemotherapy safety, and co-chair a COG effort to standardize chemotherapy dosing and administration across diseases and protocols. Our committee has just begun to publish the results of this work.

Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical practice in pediatric oncology focuses on solid tumors in children, particularly connective tissue tumors. These include soft tissue sarcomas (rhabdomyosarcoma and others), bone sarcomas (osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma), and fibromatoses.

Description of Other Expertise

I am almost always eager to discuss photography, choral singing, cooking, home brewing, canoeing, or hiking.

Selected Publications

Karski EE, McIlvaine E, Segal MR, Krailo M, Grier HE, Granowetter L, Womer RB, Meyeres PA, Felgenhauer J, Marina N, DuBois DG: Identification of discrete prognostic groups in Ewing Sarcoma. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 63: 47-53, 2016.

Mascarenhas L, Felgenhauer JL, Bond MC, Villaluna D, Femino JD Laack NN, Ranganathan S, Meyer J, Womer RB, Gorlick R, Krailo MD, Marina N: Pilot study of adding vincristine, topotecan, and cyclophosphamide to interval-Compressed chemotherapy in newly diagnosed patients with localized Ewing Sarcoma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 63: 493-498, 2016.

Kieuhoa TV, Edwards JV, Epling CL, Sinclair E, Hawkins DS, Grier HE, Janeway KA, Barnette P, McIlvaine E, Krailo MD, Barkauskas DA, Matthay KK, Womer RB, Gorlick RG, Lessnick SL, Mackall CL, DuBois SG: Impact of two different measures of micrometastatic disease on clinical outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed Ewing sarcoma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group Clinical Cancer Research 2016.

Lerman Daniel M, Monument Michael J, McIlvaine Elizabeth, Liu Xiao-qiong, Huang Dali, Monovich Laura, Beeler Natalie, Gorlick Richard G, Marina Neyssa M, Womer Richard B, Bridge Julia A, Krailo Mark D, Randall R Lor, Lessnick Stephen L: Tumoral TP53 and/or CDKN2A alterations are not reliable prognostic biomarkers in patients with localized Ewing sarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatric blood & cancer 62(5): 759-65, May 2015.

Volchenboum Samuel L, Andrade Jorge, Huang Lei, Barkauskas Donald A, Krailo Mark, Womer Richard B, Ranft Andreas, Potratz Jenny, Dirksen Uta, Triche Timothy J, Lawlor Elizabeth R: Gene Expression Profiling of Ewing Sarcoma Tumors Reveals the Prognostic Importance of Tumor-Stromal Interactions: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group. The journal of pathology. Clinical research 1(2): 83-94, Apr 2015.

DuBois Steven G, Krailo Mark D, Gebhardt Mark C, Donaldson Sarah S, Marcus Karen J, Dormans John, Shamberger Robert C, Sailer Scott, Nicholas Richard W, Healey John H, Tarbell Nancy J, Randall R Lor, Devidas Meenakshi, Meyer James S, Granowetter Linda, Womer Richard B, Bernstein Mark, Marina Neyssa, Grier Holcombe E: Comparative evaluation of local control strategies in localized Ewing sarcoma of bone: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer 121(3): 467-75, Feb 2015.

Mariana N, Granowetter L, Grier HE, Womer RB, Randall RL, Marcus KJ, McIlvaine D, Krailo M: Age, tumor characteristics, and treatment regimen as event predictors in Ewing: A Children's Oncology Group Report. Sarcoma 2015.

Sacks Nancy, Hwang Wei-Ting, Lange Beverly J, Tan Kay-See, Sandler Eric S, Rogers Paul C, Womer Richard B, Pietsch John B, Rheingold Susan R: Proactive enteral tube feeding in pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy. Pediatric blood & cancer 61(2): 281-5, Feb 2014.

Monument Michael J, Johnson Kirsten M, McIlvaine Elizabeth, Abegglen Lisa, Watkins W Scott, Jorde Lynn B, Womer Richard B, Beeler Natalie, Monovich Laura, Lawlor Elizabeth R, Bridge Julia A, Schiffman Joshua D, Krailo Mark D, Randall R Lor, Lessnick Stephen L: Clinical and biochemical function of polymorphic NR0B1 GGAA-microsatellites in Ewing sarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. PloS one 9(8): e104378, 2014.

Hill-Kayser Christine, Tochner Zelig, Both Stefan, Lustig Robert, Reilly Anne, Balamuth Naomi, Womer Richard, Maris John, Grupp Stephen, Bagatell Rochelle: Proton versus photon radiation therapy for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma: The need for a customized approach. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 60(10): 1606-11, Oct 2013.

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Last updated: 04/26/2016
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