Dr.Jacqueline Casillas, MD, MSHS
Dr. Casillas is a pediatric oncologist, associate professor of pediatrics, Director of the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship Program at UCLA, co-director of the UCLA-LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence, medical director of UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program, and a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research. In addition to her academic positions at UCLA, Dr. Casillas participates in many national efforts for improving the care of pediatric, teen, and young adult oncology patients.
Her research focus has been on improving the transition for adolescent and young adult childhood cancers as they move from pediatric centered care to adult centered care and the development of novel interventions including the use of cell phone technology to improve the quality of life and quality of care for teen and young adult cancer survivors. Additionally, her research has focused on the assessment of health status, medical care, and preventive health practices of minority adult survivors of childhood cancer in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) and explaining psychosocial and quality of life outcomes in Latino long-term survivors of childhood cancer.
Dr. Casillas has received several career development awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Career Development Award, UCLA’s STOP CANCER Career Development Award, and the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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