Jane S. Hankins, MD, MS
Jane S. Hankins, MD, MS

Jane S. Hankins, MD, MS

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty




MS – University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee (2004)
MD – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1993)

Clinical Interests

  • Decision-making in sickle cell disease
  • New therapeutic approaches in sickle cell disease
  • Long-term effects of hydroxyurea in sickle cell patients
  • Iron overload

Selected Publications

Cejda KR, Smeltzer MP, Hansbury EN, McCarville ME, Helton KJ, Hankins JS. The impact of preparation and support procedures for children with sickle cell disease undergoing MRI. Pediatr Radiol June 19, 2012.

Ngo DA, Aygun B, Akinsheye I, Hankins JS, Bhan I, Luo HY, Steinberg MH, Chui DH. Fetal haemoglobin levels and haematological characteristics of compound heterozygotes for haemoglobin S and deletional hereditary persistence of fetal haemoglobin. Br J Haematol October 24, 2011.

Aygun B, Mortier NA, Smeltzer MP, Hankins JS, Ware RE. Glomerular hyperfiltration and albuminuria in children with sickle cell anemia. Pediatr Nephrol May 11, 2011.

Hankins JS, McCarville MB, Hillenbrand CM, Loeffler RB, Ware RE, Song R, Smeltzer MP, Joshi V. Ventricular diastolic dysfunction in sickle cell anemia is common but not associated with myocardial iron deposition. Pediatr Blood Cancer 55(3):495-500, 2010.

McCarville MB, Hillenbrand CM, Loeffler RB, Smeltzer MP, Song R, Li CS, Hankins JS. Comparison of whole liver and small region-of-interest measurements of MRI liver R2* in children with iron overload. Pediatr Radiol 40(8):1360-1367, 2010.

Graff JC, Hankins JS, Hardy BT, Hall HR, Roberts RJ, Neely-Barnes SL. Exploring parent-sibling communication in families of children with sickle cell disease. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs 33(2):101-123, 2010.

Hankins JS, Smeltzer MP, McCarville M, Aygun B, Hillenbrand CM, Ware RE, Onciu M. Patterns of liver iron accumulation in sickle cell disease and thalassaemia patients with iron overload. Eur J Haematol85(1):51-57, 2010.

O'Brien SH, Hankins JS. Decision analysis of treatment strategies in children with severe sickle cell disease. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 31(11)873-878, 2009.

Flanagan JM, Steward S, Hankins JS, Howard T, Neale G, Ware RE. Microarray analysis of liver gene expression in iron overloaded patients with sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia. Am J Hematol84(6):328-334, 2009.

Hankins JS, McCarville MB, Loeffler R, Onciu M, Hoffer F, Smeltzer F, Li C, Wang WC, Ware RE, Hillenbrand C. R2* magnetic resonance imaging of the liver in patients with iron overload. Blood113(20):4853-4855, 2009.

Yates AM, Hankins JS, Mortier NA, Aygun B, Ware RE. Simultaneous acute splenic sequestration and transient aplastic crisis in children with sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer May 5, 2009. [Epub ahead of print]

Hankins J, Aygun B. Pharmacotherapy in sickle cell disease--state of the art and future prospects. Br J Haematol 145(3):296-308, 2009.

Helton KJ, Paydar A, Glass J, Weirich EM, Hankins JS, Li CS, Smeltzer MP, Wang WC, Ware RE, Ogg RJ. Arterial spin-labeled perfusion combined with segmentation techniques to evaluate cerebral blood flow in white and gray matter of children with sickle cell anemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer52(1):85-91, 2009.

Lebensburger J, Esbenshade A, Blakely M, Hankins JS, Wang WC. Biloma and pneumobilia in sickle cell disease. Pediatr Blood Cancer 51(2):288-290, 2008.

Hankins J, Fortner G, McCarville B, Wang W, Smeltzer M, Ware R. The natural history of conditional transcranial Doppler flow velocities in children with sickle cell anaemia. Br J Haematol Jul;142(1):94-99, 2008.

Hankins JS, Helton KJ, McCarville MB, Li CS, Wang WC, Ware RE. Preservation of spleen and brain function in children with sickle cell anemia treated with hydroxyurea. Pediatr Blood CancerFeb;50(2):293-7, 2008.

Hankins J, Wynn L, Brugnara C, Hillery S, Li CS, Wang W.  Phase I study of magnesium pidolate in combination with hydroxycarbamide for children with sickle cell anaemia.  Br J HaematolJan;140(1):80-85, 2007. 

Hankins J, Hinds P, Day S, Carroll Y, Naidu P, Li CS, Wang W. Therapeutic preference and decision-making among patients with severe sickle cell anemia and their families. Pediatric Blood and Cancer Jun 15;48(7):705-10, 2007.

Hankins J, Ware R, Rogers Z, Wynn L, Scott P, Lane P, Wang W. Long-term hydroxyurea therapy for infants with sickle cell anemia – The HUSOFT Extension Study. Blood Oct 1;106(7):2269-75, 2005.

Hankins JS, Jeng M, Harris S, Li SC; Liu T, Wang W. Chronic transfusion for children with sickle cell disease and recurrent acute chest syndrome. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:158–161, 2005.

Last update: June 2012