Leslie Robison

Leslie L. Robison, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control
Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control, Cancer Center
Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program


Epidemiology and Cancer Control

Contact Information

Leslie Robison, PhD
Epidemiology and Cancer Control
MS 735, Room S6010
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Email: les.robison@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-5817
FAX: (901) 595-5845


BS - University of California, Los Angeles, California (1976)
MPH - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1979)
PhD - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1982)

Research Interests

Current Research

Selected Publications

2014 Publications

Armstrong GT, Kawashima T, Leisenring W, Stratton K, Stovall M, Hudson MM, Sklar CA, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Aging and risk of severe, disabling, life-threatening and fatal events in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol Epub March 17, 2014.

Smith WA, Ness KK, Joshi V, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Green DM. Exercise training in childhood cancer survivors with subclinical cardiomyopathy who were treated with anthracyclines. Pediatr Blood Cancer Epub November 6, 2013.

Gurney JF, Kaste SC, Liu W, Srivastava DK, Chemaitilly W, Ness KK, Lanctot JQ, Ojha RP, Nottage KA, Wilson CL, Li Z, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Bone mineral density among long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Results from the S. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer Epub February 28, 2014.

Gramatges MM, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Okcu MF, Neglia JP, Strong LC, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Bhatia S. Telomere Content and Risk of Second Malignant Neoplasm in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Clin Cancer Res Epub February 6, 2014.

Sabin ND, Santucci AK, Klimo P Jr, Hudson MM, Srivastava D, Zhang N, Kun LE, Krasin MJ, Pui CH, Patay Z, Reddick WE, Ogg RJ, Hillenbrand CM, Robison LL, Krull KR, Armstrong GT. Incidental detection of late subsequent intracranial neoplasms with magnetic resonance imaging among adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Cancer Surviv Epub February 2, 2014.

Wang X, Liu W, Sun CL, Armenian SH, Hakonarson H, Hageman L, Ding Y, Landier W, Blanco JG, Chen L, Quinones A, Ferguson D, Winick N, Ginsberg JP, Keller F, Neglia JP, Desai D, Skalr CA Castellino SM, Cherrick I, Dreyer ZE, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Yasui Y, Relling MV, Bhatia S. Hyaluronan Synthase 3 Variant and Anthracycline-Related Cardiomyopathy: A Report from the Children’s Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol Epub January 27, 2014.

Nottage KA, Ness KK, LI C, Srivastava D, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk among long-term survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – From the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort. Br J Haematol Epub January 27, 2014

Oancea SC, Brinkman TM, Ness KK, Krull KR, Smith WA, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Gurney JG. Emotional distress among adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Cancer Surviv Epub January 24, 2014.

Gawade PL, Hudson MM, Kaste SC, Neglia JP, Constine LS, Robison LL, Ness KK. A systematic review of dental late effects in survivors of childhood cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(3):407-416, 2014.

Robison LL, Hudson MM. Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer: Life-long risks and responsibilities. Nat Rev Cancer 14(1):61-70, 2014.

Huang TT, Chen Y, Dietz AC, Yasui Y, Donaldson SS, Stokes SC, Stovall M, Leisenring WM, Sklar CA, Diller LR, Mertens AC, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Pulmonary outcomes in survivors of childhood central nervous system malignancies: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(2):319-325, 2014.

Green DM, Nolan VG, Goodman PJ, Whitton JA, Srivastava DK, Leisenring WM, Neglia JP, Sklar CA, Kaste SC, Hudson MM, Diller LR, Stovall M, Donaldson SS, Robison LL. The Cyclophosphamide Equivalent Dose as an Approach for Quantifying Alkylating Agent Exposure: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 61(1):53-67, 2014.

Smith WA, Li Z, Loftin M, Carlyle BE, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Ness KK. Measured versus Self-reported Physical Function in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Med Dci Sports Exerc 46(2): 211-218, 2014.

Other Publications

Last update: April 2014