Focus On Survival

Recorded On: 10/07/2020

Impact of Neighborhood on Survival Among Young Patients with Acute Leukemia in California

Lena Winestone, MD, MS; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital


Comprehensive Cancer Survival by Socioeconomic Status in Ontario, Canada, 2006-2011

Ying Wang, MSc; Cancer Care Ontario | Ontario Health


Residential Mobility among adult cancer survivor in the United States, An Analysis of the 2013-2018 National Health Interview Survey

Bian Liu. PhD; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Detailed Melanoma Anatomic Site as predictor or “Upstaging” Treatment

Myles Cockburn, PhD; Colorado School of Public Health


Population-Based, Age-specific Characteristics of Survival for Melanoma Diagnosed in California

Katherine Wojcik, PhD; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Lena Winestone, MD, MS

Pediatric Hematologist-oncologist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Dr.Lena Winestoneis a pediatric blood and bone marrow transplant specialist with a stronginterest in caring for children with high-risk or relapsed leukemia orlymphoma. She has a focus on using novel immunotherapies – treatments thatimprove the body's own ability to fight cancer – so that patients withtherapy-resistant leukemia can receive successful transplants. Winestone'sresearch explores racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in children'saccess to leukemia treatment, including bone marrow transplant, and in theiroutcomes. Her top priority is ensuring that all children can get the bestpossible treatment as early as possible. Afterearning a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, Winestoneearned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She thencompleted a residency in pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's HospitalStanford and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at theChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia. She also has a master's degree in healthpolicy research from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School ofMedicine.

Ying Wang, MSc

Biostatistician, Cancer Care Ontario | Ontario Health

Ying Wang holds a Master degree in Statistics from McMaster University and has more than 10 years of experience in statistical analysis and modeling within the health care field. Currently, she works as a Biostatistician /Senior Research Associate at Cancer Care Ontario | Ontario Health. Her expertise includes regression modeling, survival analyses, projections, longitudinal analysis and multi-level modeling. Ying’s work with her colleagues has been published in different journals such as Canadian Journal of Public Health and American Journal of Epidemiology.

Bian Liu, PhD

Environmental Health and Cancer Epidemiologist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Bian Liu is an environmental health and cancer epidemiologist.  She studies how the interplay between the places where people live throughout their lives and factors at the personal, institutional, and neighborhood level impacts their health, behavior, and healthcare utilization.  She applies statistical approaches to large databases to uncover geospatial and disparity patterns in exposures and health outcomes. She investigates the health effects of environmental and occupational exposures under normal conditions, as well as in natural/man-made disaster situations. 

Myles Cockburn, PHd

Professor, University of Southern California

Dr. Cockburn is a coffee snob, a keen cyclist and runner, and probably drinks too much scotch.  In his spare time, he is the Scientific Director of the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, runs the Cancer Control Program of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is a Professor of Preventive Medicine and Spatial Sciences at USC.  He also runs a PhD program in epidemiology if you’re interested in a career in academia, and like working 70 hours a week on a barista’s salary.  And yes, he was at the University of Colorado for a few years, but they ran out of scotch, so he’s back at USC.

Katherine Wojcick, PhD

Epidemiologist, NCI T32 postdoctoral scholar, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Katherine Wojcik is an epidemiologist and NCI T32 postdoctoral scholar, who is interested in cancer affecting children and young people, primarily the understudied group of adolescents and young adults (AYAs), defined as persons diagnosed with cancer at 15-39 years of age. I have expertise in conducting population-based, cancer-registry studies of AYA cancers, including melanoma, and have been working in public health research for over 10 years.