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Dr. Mackall
Crystal L Mackall, MD
Chief, Pediatric Oncology Branch
The Pediatric Oncology Branch is dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young adults with cancer and genetic tumor predisposition syndromes. We conduct translational research that spans basic science to clinical trials. Our clinical studies are performed in an environment that supports our patient’s medical and emotional needs, alongside cutting edge scientific research. Whether you are a referring physician, family member or patient with childhood cancer or neurofibromatosis, or are interested in training at the Pediatric Oncology Branch, we hope that this website will provide the information you need to access our programs.
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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

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The Pediatric Oncology Branch conducts clinical trials in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, pediatric sarcomas, neuroblastoma, brain tumors, malignant melanoma, neurofibromatosis, and Phase I trials. More >

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How to refer a patient

Patients and Parents

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To refer a patient, physicians should contact the Pediatric Oncology Branch by calling locally 301-496-4256, or the Toll Free number, 1-877-624-4878 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday). Parents can also call this number if they are interested in determining if their child is eligible for a particular protocol.

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