- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Committee on Cancer Biology
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone (773) 702-6808
Dr. Applebaum is actively researching several aspects of neuroblastoma and pediatric solid tumors. His research harnesses the power of large genomic data sets in pediatric oncology to develop new "cancer specific" targeted strategies that will ultimately improve outcomes while minimizing risk.
Currently, Dr. Applebaum is focused on how the low oxygen environment of tumors makes cancer cells more resistant to standard therapies. Identifying the genes and cellular pathways responsible for making cancer more aggressive in these conditions may ultimately open new avenues for novel therapeutic options.