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Alison M. Friedmann

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Pediatrician, Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact Info

Alison Friedmann
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA, 02114
Mailstop: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, WAC 712
Phone: 617-726-2737
Fax: 617-724-0702


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Cancer Survivorship

Research Abstract

My research interests are clinical in the field of supportive care for children with cancer. In particular, I am interested in such aspects as management of fever and neutropenia, use of growth factors, and transfusion support, with an emphasis on outcomes research including quality of life outcomes. I am currently the PI on a pilot study of early discharge to home-based intravenous antibiotics for children with low-risk fever and neutropenia which looks at traditional medical outcomes as well as quality of life and economic measures. Also, I am designing a study which will look at genetic polymorphisms of immune response modifiers which may play a role in the individual's "innate" risk of fever and neutropenia or significant infections/complications. I am a "young investigator" on the Epidemiology Committee of the Children's Oncology Group, an active participant in the Pediatric Hodgkin's Disease Consortium, which conducts multi-center clinical trials, and a subcommittee leader (psychosocial/outcomes research) for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Program in Development.


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