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Leslie Taylor, RN, BSN

Leslie Taylor, RN, BSN

  • Coordinator, Cancer Predisposition Program

Departments

Divisions

Education

BSN - Baptist College of Health Sciences

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Methodist-Le Bonheur Healthcare Nursing Star

Professional Organizations

  • 2016-present American Nurses Association
  • 2016-present Tennessee Nurses Association

Research Interests

As we continue to better understand hereditary childhood cancer, I am interested in the process of communication, coordination and knowledge-sharing with patients and families. I know that being a part of the Cancer Predisposition Program at St. Jude, I am able to aid in education as well as early detection of hereditary cancer.  As a nurse, you always want to know that you make a difference in someone’s life.  That is why I love working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Selected Publications

Newman S, Nakitandwe J, Kesserwan CA, Azzato EM, Wheeler DA, Rusch M, Shurtleff S, Hedges DJ, Hamilton KV, Foy SG, Edmonson MN, Thrasher A, Bahrami A, Orr BA, Klco JM, Gu J, Harrison LW, Wang L, Clay MR, Ouma A, Silkov A, Liu Y, Zhang Z, Liu Y, Brady SW, Zhou X, Chang TC, Pande M, Davis E, Becksfort J, Patel A, Wilkinson MR, Rahbarinia D, Kubal M, Maciaszek JL, Pastor V, Knight J, Gout AM, Wang J, Gu Z, Mullighan CG, McGee RB, Quinn EA, Nuccio R, Mostafavi R, Gerhardt EL, Taylor LM, Valdez JM, Hines-Dowell SJ, Pappo AS, Robinson G, Johnson LM, Pui CH, Ellison DW, Downing JR, Zhang J, Nichols KE. Genomes for Kids: The scope of pathogenic mutations in pediatric cancer revealed by comprehensive DNA and RNA sequencing. Cancer Discov Jul 23, 2021.

Durno C, Ercan AB, Bianchi V, Edwards M, Aronson M, Galati M, Atenafu EG, Abebe-Campino G, Al-Battashi A, Alharbi M, Azad VF, Baris HN, Basel D, Bedgood R, Bendel A, Ben-Shachar S, Blumenthal DT, Blundell M, Bornhorst M, Bronsema A, Cairney E, Rhode S, Caspi S, Chamdin A, Chiaravalli S, Constantini S, Crooks B, Das A, Dvir R, Farah R, Foulkes WD, Frenkel Z, Gallinger B, Gardner S, Gass D, Ghalibafian M, Gilpin C, Goldberg Y, Goudie C, Hamid SA, Hampel H, Hansford JR, Harlos C, Hijiya N, Hsu S, Kamihara J, Kebudi R, Knipstein J, Koschmann C, Kratz C, Larouche V, Lassaletta A, Lindhorst S, Ling SC, Link MP, Loret De Mola R, Luiten R, Lurye M, Maciaszek JL, MagimairajanIssai V, Maher OM, Massimino M, McGee RB, Mushtaq N, Mason G, Newmark M, Nicholas G, Nichols KE, Nicolaides T, Opocher E, Osborn M, Oshrine B, Pearlman R, Pettee D, Rapp J, Rashid M, Reddy A, Reichman L, Remke M, Robbins G, Roy S, Sabel M, Samuel D, Scheers I, Schneider KW, Sen S, Stearns D, Sumerauer D, Swallow C, Taylor L, Thomas G, Toledano H, Tomboc P, Van Damme A, Winer I, Yalon M, Yen LY, Zapotocky M, Zelcer S, Ziegler DS, Zimmermann S, Hawkins C, Malkin D, Bouffet E, Villani A, Tabori U. Survival Benefit for Individuals With Constitutional Mismatch Repair Deficiency Undergoing Surveillance. J Clin Oncol 39(25):2779-2790, 2021. PMID: 33945292; PMCID: PMC8407605.

Howard Sharp KM, Jurbergs N, Ouma A, Harrison L, Gerhardt E, Taylor L, Hamilton K, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Quinn E, Hines-Dowell S, Kesserwan C, Sunkara A, Gattuso JS, Pritchard M, Mandrell B, Relling MV, Haidar CE, Kang G, Johnson LM, Nichols KE. Factors Associated with Declining to Participate in a Pediatric Oncology Next Generation Sequencing Study. JCO Precis Oncol 4:202-211, 2020. doi: 10.1200/PO.19.00213. Epub 2020 Mar 24. PMID: 32395682; PMCID: PMC7213582.

Maciaszek JL, Oak N, Chen W, Hamilton KV, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Mostafavi R, Hines-Dowell S, Harrison L, Taylor L, Gerhardt EL, Ouma A, Edmonson MN, Patel A, Nakitandwe J, Pappo AS, Azzato EM, Shurtleff SA, Ellison DW, Downing JR, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Santana V, Newman S, Zhang J, Wang Z, Wu G, Nichols KE, Kesserwan CA. Enrichment of heterozygous germline RECQL4 loss-of-function variants in pediatric osteosarcoma. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud Oct 23;5(5):a004218, 2019. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a004218. PMID: 31604778; PMCID: PMC6824257.

Last update: March 2022

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