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John P. Perentesis, MD, FAAP


  • Director, Division of Oncology
  • Institute Co-Executive Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
  • Deb Kleisinger Endowed Chair
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

John P. Perentesis, MD, FAAP, is a nationally recognized expert in the development of new drugs and molecular therapies for pediatric and young adult cancers and leukemia. His laboratory has developed novel anticancer drugs and discovered genes important in the growth of normal and malignant cells. His laboratory is also using tumor patients genomics research for personalizing therapies. In national efforts for new anticancer drug development, he serves in key roles for the National Cancer Institute’s Investigational Drug Steering Committee and the NCI-funded Children’s Oncology Group (COG). The COG is the world's largest children's cancer research entity.

In 2010, Dr. Perentesis was elected by pediatric oncologists from across the country to the national COG Executive Committee. He also serves as vice-chair for the COG Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Steering Committee and as a member of the Hematology/Oncology and Institutional Performance Monitoring Steering Committees.

Dr. Perentesis has been elected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America List since 1998.

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Publications

Selected

Pilot study of intravenous melphalan combined with continuous infusion L-S,R-buthionine sulfoximine for children with recurrent neuroblastoma. Anderson, CP; Matthay, KK; Perentesis, JP; Neglia, JP; Bailey, HH; Villablanca, JG; Groshen, S; Hasenauer, B; Maris, JM; Seeger, RC; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2015; 62:1739-1746.

Cognitive and behavioral effects of whole brain conventional or high dose rate (FLASH) proton irradiation in a neonatal Sprague Dawley rat model. Williams, MT; Sugimoto, C; Regan, SL; Pitzer, EM; Fritz, AL; Sertorio, M; Mascia, AE; Vatner, RE; Perentesis, JP; Vorhees, CV. PLoS ONE. 2022; 17.

US News & World Report and quality metrics: Inclusion of sickle cell disease is a matter of equity. Power-Hays, A; Dandoy, CE; Lorts, A; Perentesis, JP; Unaka, N; Ware, RE; McGann, PT. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2022; 69.

Blocking UBE2N abrogates oncogenic immune signaling in acute myeloid leukemia. Barreyro, L; Sampson, AM; Ishikawa, C; Hueneman, KM; Choi, K; Pujato, MA; Chutipongtanate, S; Wyder, M; Haffey, WD; O'Brien, E; et al. Science Translational Medicine. 2022; 14.

Inhibition of the RacGEF VAV3 by the small molecule IODVA1 impedes RAC signaling and overcomes resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibition in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hegde, S; Gasilina, A; Wunderlich, M; Lin, Y; Buchholzer, M; Krumbach, OH F; Akbarzadeh, M; Ahmadian, MR; Seibel, W; Zheng, Y; et al. Leukemia. 2022; 36:637-647.

The deubiquitinase USP15 modulates cellular redox and is a therapeutic target in acute myeloid leukemia. Niederkorn, M; Ishikawa, C; M. Hueneman, K; Bartram, J; Stepanchick, E; R. Bennett, J; E. Culver-Cochran, A; Bolanos, LC; Uible, E; Choi, K; et al. Leukemia. 2022; 36:438-451.

Can Rational Combination of Ultra-high Dose Rate FLASH Radiotherapy with Immunotherapy Provide a Novel Approach to Cancer Treatment?. Zhang, Y; Ding, Z; Perentesis, JP; Khuntia, D; Pfister, SX; Sharma, RA. Comparative Haematology International. 2021; 33:713-722.

Treatment of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder with poor prognostic features in children and young adults: Short-course EPOCH regimens are safe and effective. Rubinstein, JD; Shah, R; Breese, EH; Burns, KC; Mangino, JL; Norris, RE; Lee, L; Mizukawa, B; O'Brien, MM; Phillips, CL; et al. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2021; 68.

Use of CD19-directed CAR T-Cell Therapy in an Infant With Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Breese, EH; Krupski, C; Nelson, AS; Perentesis, JP; Phillips, CL. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2021; 43:152-154.

PD-1 Inhibition Enhances Blinatumomab Response in a UCB/PDX Model of Relapsed Pediatric B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Wunderlich, M; Manning, N; Sexton, C; O’Brien, E; Byerly, L; Stillwell, C; Perentesis, JP; Mulloy, JC; Mizukawa, B. Frontiers in Oncology. 2021; 11.

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