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Carolyn Russo, MD
Carolyn Russo, MD

Carolyn Russo, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Medical Director, Affiliate Program



BS – University of California, Riverside
MD – University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

  • Palliative care
  • Community care for pediatric hematology and oncology
  • Supportive care

Selected Publications

Chang JS, Metayer C, Fear NT, Reinier K, Yin X, Urayama K, Russo C, Jolly KW, Buffler PA. Parental social contact in the work place and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Br J Cancer 97(9):1315-1321, 2007.

Russo C, Wong A. The bereaved parent. J Clin Oncol 23(31):8109-8111, 2005.

Ma X, Does MB, Metayer C, Russo C, Wong A, Buffler PA. Vaccination history and the risk of Childhood Leukemia. Int J Epidemiol 34(5):1100-1109, 2005.

Packer RJ, Boyett JM, Janss AJ, Stavrou T, Kun L, Wiskoff J, Russo C, Geyer R, Phillips P, Kieran M, Greenberg M, Goldman S, Hyder D, Heideman R, Jones-Wallace D, August GP, Smith SH, Moshang T. Growth hormone replacement therapy in children with medulloblastoma: Use and effect on tumor control. J Clin Oncol 19:480-487, 2001.

Smyth MD, Horn BN, Russo C, Berger MS. Intracranial ependymomas of childhood: Current management strategies. Pediatr Neurosurg 33(3):138-150, 2000.

Horn B, Heideman R, Geyer R, Pollack I, Goldwein J, Tomita T, Schomberg P, Ater J, Luchtman-Jones L, Rivlin K, Lamborn K, Bollen A, Berger M, Dahl G, McNeil E, Patterson K, Shaw D, Kubalik M, Russo C.  A mult-institutional retrospective study of intracranial ependymoma in children:  Idenitification of risk factors. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 21(3):203-211, 1998.

Russo C, Pellarin G, Tingby O, Bollen A, Lamborn K, Mohapatra G, Collins VP, Feuerstein B.  Comparative genomic hybridization in supratentorial and infratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors. Cancer 86:330-338, 1999.

Russo C, Fischbein N, Grant E, Prados MD. Late radiation injury following hyperfractionated craniospinal radiotherapy for primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys  44(1):85-90, 1999. 

Prados MD, Edwards MSB, Chang SM, Russo C, Davis R, Rabbitt J, Page M, Lamborn K, Wara WM.  Hyperfractionated craniospinal radiation therapy for primitive neuroectodermal tumors:  Results of a phase II study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 43(2):279-285, 1999.

Prados MD, Russo C. Chemotherapy of brain tumors.  Semin Surg Oncol 14(1):88-95, 1998.

Russo C, Cohn S, Petruzzi MJ, deAlarcon PA.  Long term neurologic outcome in children with opsoclonus-myoclonus associated with neuroblastoma. Med Pediatr Oncol 29:284-288, 1997.

Sneed PK, Russo C, Scharfen CO, Prados MD, Malec MK, Larson DL, Lamborn KR, Lamb SA, Fisher B, Weaver KA, Phillips TL, Gutin PH, Wara WM, Edwards MSB. Long-term follow-up after high-activity iodine-125 brachytherapy for pediatric brain tumors. Pediatr Neurosurg 24:314-322, 1996.

Fischbein NJ, Prados MD, Wara W, Russo C, Edwards MSB, Barkovich AJ. Radiographic classification of brain stem tumors:  Correlation of magnetic resonance imaging appearance with clinical outcome. Pediatr Neurosurg 24:9-23, 1996.

Russo CL, McIntyre J, Goorin AM, Link MP, Gebhardt MC, Friend SH. Secondary breast cancer in patients presenting with osteosarcoma:  Possible involvement of germline p53 mutations. Med Pediatr Oncol 23:354-358, 1994.

McIntyre JF, Smith-Sorensen B, Friend SH, Kassell J, Borresen AL, Yan YX, Russo C, Sato J, Barbier N, Miser J, Malkin D, Gebhardt MC. Germline mutations of the p53 tumor suppressor gene in children with osteosarcoma. J Clin Oncol 12(5):925-930, 1994.

Leventhal-Belfer L, Bakker AM, Russo CL. Psychosocial late effects observed among parents of childhood cancer survivors. J Psychosoc Oncol 11(2):19-41, 1993.

Russo CL, Zwerdling T. Recognition of Fanconi’s anemia 8 years following treatment for ANLL. Am J Hematol 40:78-79, 1992.

Russo CL, Carroll A, Kohler S, Borowitz M, Amylon M, Homans A, Kedar A, Schuster J, Land V, Crist W, Pullen J, Link M. The Philadelphia chromosome and monosomy 7 in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia-A Pediatric Oncology Group study. Blood 77(5):1050-1056, 1991.

Russo CL, Glader BE. Treatment of neutropenia associated with dyskeratosis congenita with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Lancet 336:751-752, 1990.

Russo CL, Hyman PE, Oseas RS. Megaloblastic anemia characterized by microcytosis:  Imerslund-Grasbeck Syndrome with coexistent alpha-thalassemia. Pediatrics 81:875-876, 1988.

Last update: September 2015