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Joseph L. Lasky III, M.D.


Joseph L. Lasky III, M.D.
Division Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Information:
1000 W. Carson St.
Bldg N-25 Box 468
Torrance, CA 90502

Phone: (310) 222-4154
Fax: (310) 320-2271
Email: jlasky@labiomed.org

Research Focus:
My research interests focus on developing novel therapies for pediatric cancers, specifically brain tumors. Most recently we have been studying methods by which to stimulate the immune system to attack brain tumors and how to target the immune system against putative brain tumor stem cells.

American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles

M.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
B.S., Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Selected Publications:

1. Li A, Asch M, Lasky J 3rd, Sieger L, Lee SL. The Surgical Management of a Stage III Wilms Tumor Presenting With Perforated Appendicitis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Mar 2. PMID: 22395216

2. Lasky JL, Nakano I. Cancer Stem Cells in Brain Tumors. Current Signal Transduction Therapy. 2011 (in press).

3. Panosyan EH, Ikeda AK, Chang VY, Laks DR, Reeb CL, Bowles LV, Lasky JL 3rd, Moore TB. High-dose chemotherapy with autologous hematopoietic stem-cell rescue for pediatric brain tumor patients: a single institution experience from UCLA. J Transplant. 2011;2011:740673.

4. Buchbinder, D., Danielpour, M., Yong, W., Salamon, N. & Lasky, J. Treatment of atypical central neurocytoma in a child with high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell rescue. J Neurooncol. 2010 May;97(3):429-37.

5. Bekmezian, A., Lasky JL, S. Osman, A. K. Kaddurah, A. M. Varela, K. Velez, and O. Alvarez. Index of Suspicion. Pediatr Rev 30, no. 8 (2009): 311-6.

6. Mehta, R. I., A. R. Cutler, J. L. Lasky, 3rd, W. H. Yong, J. T. Lerner, B. K. Hirota, N. Salamon, G. W. Mathern, and H. V. Vinters. "Primary" Leptomeningeal Medulloblastoma. Hum Pathol (2009).

7. Lasky JL, Choe M, Nakano I. Cancer Stem Cells in Pediatric Brain Tumors. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2009.

8. Lasky JL, Sakamoto KS, Barker JL, et al (2008). “Craniopharyngioma”. Emedicine. From http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic497.htm

9. Lasky JL, Sakamoto KS, Kuznetsov D, et al (2008). “Gonadoblastoma”. Emedicine. From http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic882.htm

10. Guo, W., Lasky JL, et al., Multi-genetic events collaboratively contribute to Pten-null leukaemia stem-cell formation. Nature, 2008. 453(7194): p. 529.

11. Lasky JL, Choi E, Johnston S, et al. (2008) “Congenital Brain Tumors: Case Series and Review of the Literature”. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 30(4): 326-331.

12. Ela-Dalman, N., Arnold, A. C., Chang, L. K., Velez, F. G. & Lasky JL (2007) “Abducens Nerve Ocular Neuromyotonia Following Non-sellar or Parasellar Tumors”. Strabismus 15, 149 - 151.

13. Luu QC, Lasky JL, Moore TB, Nelson S and Wang MB (2006) “Treatment of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the sinus and orbit with chemotherapy, radiation, and endoscopic surgery”. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 41, e15.

14. Lasky JL and Liau LM (2006) “Targeting stem cells in brain tumors”. Technol Cancer Res Treat 5, 251-60.

15. Guo W, Lasky JL III, Wu H (2006) “Cancer stem cells”. Pediatr Res 59:59R-64R.

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