Dr. Anderson is on staff at Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation. He has practiced at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was section chief of non-neural solid tumors, and Mayo Clinic, where he launched the pediatric bone marrow transplant program.
Dr. Anderson has had more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, most notably on immune therapies and bone-seeking radiopharmaceuticals as targeted agents for osteosarcoma. He is also principal investigator on a Ewing sarcoma immunotherapy trial at Cleveland Clinic. He is currently studying how to boost effectiveness of radiation treatment with new medications.
“My focuses include improving communication with patients and families. We sometimes assume that families comprehend and remember most of what we tell them. To reinforce better understanding, I often provide a flash drive with files that include a one-page summary of the condition, key contact information, a personalized treatment calendar, images of the patient’s CT or PET scans (so they can visualize the tumor) and articles to help families become experts on the condition. These resources help educate and guide families.”