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Dr. Kolb Appointed to Children's Oncology Group Scientific Council

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

Anders “Andy” Kolb, MD

Anders “Andy” Kolb, MD, Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, has been appointed to the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Scientific Council.

The COG is a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute and dedicated to childhood and adolescent cancer research. With cancer centers in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, the COG consists of more than 7,500 experts on childhood cancer.
 
The prestigious Scientific Council oversees the COG’s scientific direction and assures the quality and merit of the studies it pursues. As a council member, Dr. Kolb will review concepts for studies to determine scientific merit and to make sure that the proposed studies adhere to the scientific agenda of the COG and its committees. He will also participate in deliberations, act as a primary reviewer on some concepts and advise on major amendments to treatment protocols.

Dr. Kolb currently serves on the COG Bone Tumor Disease Committee and this year was nominated as the Young Investigator Committee Liaison for the Biopathology/Translational Discipline. As a young investigator liaison, Dr. Kolb helps to pair national and international mentors with mentees to promote the research careers of young investigators. In addition, he serves in leadership roles on three specific COG clinicial trials.

Dr. Kolb said, "The Children's Oncology Group is an international leader in pediatric cancer research, and it is a great privilege to serve on the Scientific Council. This is a wonderful opportunity for Nemours to become an active participant in the national pediatric cancer research agenda."


About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in six states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.