Dr. Vasquez graduated from medical school in 2006 from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru and from pediatric oncology training in 2012 from Universidad San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. She graduated in 2018 with a Master of Medical Research from Universidad San Martin de Porres and Clinical Research (PPCR) from Harvard Medical School.
She currently works as a pediatric oncologist in the Rebagliati Hospital – Essalud in Lima, Peru and as an external collaborator of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health of Peru - MINSA.
Additionally, she works as a principal investigator in the Precision Medicine Center of the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad de San Martin de Porres and as a coordinator of childhood cancer projects in Peru - MINSA / OMS / St. Jude since 2018.
She is currently the Vice President of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Oncology (SLAOP) and is board member of the SIOP Young Investigators of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP).
She has been awarded the Carolina Foundation Award in 2011, SIOP Young Investigator Award in 2015, SLAOP Free Paper Award in 2014, 2015 and 2019, the ASCO-Conquer Cancer Global Oncology Award in 2017, and the My Child Matters Award in 2019.
MD - National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru
Vasquez L, Tejada V, Maza I, et al. Primary osteosarcoma of the skull in teenager. BMJ Case Rep 12:e229585, 2019. doi:10.1136/bcr-2019-229585
Vasquez L, Diaz R, Chavez S. Factors associated with abandonment of therapy by children diagnosed with solid tumors in Peru. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Jun;65(6):e27007, 2018. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27007. Epub Feb 12, 2018.
Vasquez L, León E, Beltran B, Maza I, Oscanoa M, Geronimo J. Pretreatment Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and Lymphocyte Recovery: Independent Prognostic Factors for Survival in Pediatric Sarcomas. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Oct;39(7):538-546, 2017. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000911. PubMed PMID: 28697168.
Vasquez L, Oscanoa M, Tello M, Tapia E, Maza I, Geronimo J. Factors associated with the latency to diagnosis of childhood cancer in Peru. Pediatr Blood Cancer. Nov;63(11):1959-65, 2016. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26134. Epub Jul 9, 2016. PubMed PMID: 27394036.
Vasquez L, Tarrillo F, Oscanoa M, Maza I, Geronimo J, Paredes G, Silva JM, Sialer L. Analysis of Prognostic Factors in High-Grade Osteosarcoma of the Extremities in Children: A 15-Year Single-Institution Experience. Front Oncol. Feb 2;6:22, 2016. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00022. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26904501; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4745606.
Vasquez L, Tello M, Maza I, Oscanoa M, Dueñas M, Castro H, Latorre A. Endometrioid Paraovarian Borderline Cystic Tumor in an Infant with Proteus Syndrome. Case Rep Oncol Med. 2015:392576, 2015. doi: 10.1155/2015/392576. Epub 2015 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 26558123; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4629012.
Beltrán BE, Maza I, Moisés-Alfaro CB, Vasquez L, Quiñones P, Morales D, Sánchez G, Paredes G, Oscanoa M, Gerónimo J, Miranda RN, Castillo JJ. Thalidomide for the treatment of hydroa vacciniforme-like lymphoma: report of four pediatric cases from Peru. Am J Hematol. Dec;89(12):1160-1, 2014. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23843. Epub Sep 26, 2014. PubMed PMID: 25196949.
Vásquez L, Oscanoa M, Maza I, Gerónimo J, Tarrillo F, Latorre A, Frisancho O, Llatas J. [Colorectal cancer in children: report of three cases]. Rev Gastroenterol Peru. Jul;34(3):243-6, 2014. Review. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 25293994.