Alberto Pappo, MD

Alberto Pappo, MD

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Alberto Pappo, MD, is the director of the Solid Tumor Division, co-leader of the Developmental Biology and Solid Brain Tumor Program, as well as the Alvin Mauer Endowed Chair at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. View full bio.

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Melanoma clinic goes virtual for pandemic

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | May 3, 2021

Creating the St. Jude Melanoma Clinic not only provides enhanced multidisciplinary evaluation and care, but also opportunities for families to share their experience, attend educational sessions and enroll on a registry and tissue bank for research.

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How do you tackle a rare cancer?

How do you tackle a rare cancer?

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | Sep 10, 2019

The rarest pediatric cancers are poorly understood, and more information can inform progress on disorders that plague children.

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LOXO-101 effective against tumors with rare NTRK gene fusion

Targeted therapy larotrectinib could make tumors with rare NTRK fusion genes less lethal

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | Nov 27, 2018

Newly approved Vitrakvi (larotrectinib) scored high patient response rates by inhibiting a rare chromosomal abnormality that drives tumor growth.

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Skin cancer in children isn’t the same as in adults

Skin cancer in children isn’t the same as in adults

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | May 23, 2018

Yes, children can get skin cancer. Here’s some tips on how to prevent extreme sun exposure.

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