Toxicity Management: Supportive Care Options for Children with Leukemia


Lillian Sung
, MD, PhD
Professor, The University of Toronto
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Dr. Lillian Sung is a Full Professor and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is certified in the specialties of pediatrics, infectious diseases, hematology and clinical investigation. She completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 2004. She has a clinical research program focused on supportive care for children with cancer. Her methodological focus is on randomized and observational trials, meta-analysis, and patient-reported outcomes. She is the principal investigator on multiple operating grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Sung is the Chair of Cancer Control and Supportive Care in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). COG is the largest pediatric cancer clinical trials consortium and includes over 200 member institutions. She is the co-PI on the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base grant which supports the Cancer Control and Supportive Care program within COG. Dr. Sung is also the co-PI on an NIH R25 grant to support the Clinical Research Training Institute, sponsored by the American Society of Hematology.

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