• ZoAnn E. Dreyer, MD

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    Department or Service

    Department of Pediatric Medicine, Hematology-Oncology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6701 Fannin St.
    14th Floor
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-822-4209
    Fax:  832-825-1456

    Co-Director, Long Term Survivor Program - Texas Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    University of California at Davis School of Medici, Doctor of Medicine, 1982


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1985


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 1988

    From Dr. Dreyer

    Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer is a Co-Director of the Long Term Survivor Program where she acts as Clinical Leader of the Long Term Survivor Clinic at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Over 1,000 childhood cancer survivors are evaluated every one to two years for delayed effects of their prior cancer therapy. Survivors are patients who are more than five years from their diagnosis and off therapy at least two years. There is no upper age limit for survivors followed in the clinic. Survivors are now invited to become participants in a novel program, the Passport for Care® Application.

    Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer is a member of the Leukemia Program and the Long Term Survivor Program.

    Clinical Research Interests

    Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer’s additional clinical interests include acute lymphoid leukemia in infants younger than one year old. She was the principal investigator for an innovative, nationwide treatment protocol for these infants that have resulted in dramatically improved survival rates. She is currently principal investigator of a new pilot study using intensified asparaginase in patients with high risk ALL.

    Dr. Dreyer earned her bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of California, Davis, Calif. She served her internship, residency and postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading medical schools.

    Professional Organizations

    • Gulf Coast Hematology Society
    • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    • American Society of Hematology
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology

    Selected Publications

    Dreyer ZoAnne, Kadota R, Stewart C, Friedman H, Mahoney D, Kun L, McCluggage CW, Burger P, Kepner J, Heideman R:  A phase 2 study of idarubicin in pediatric brain tumors. Pediatric Oncology Group study POG 9237.  Neuro-Oncology  5(4):261-267, 2003.  PMID: 14565163.

    Zebrack B, Gurney JG, Oeffinger K, Whitton J, Packer RJ, Mertens A, Turk N, Castleberry R, Dreyer Z, Robison LL, Zeltzer K:  Psychological outcomes in long-term survivors of childhood brain cancer:  a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 22(6):999-1006, 2004. PMID: 15020603.

    Perkins JL, Liu Y, Mitby PA, Neglia JP, Hammond S, Stovall M, Meadows AT, Hutchinson R, Dreyer ZE, Robison LL, Mertens AC:  Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer:  A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS).  Journal of Clinical Oncology 23(16):3733-3741, 2005.  (BCM) PMID: 15923570.

    Lee TC, Dreyer ZE, Brandt ML.  Conservative surgical treatment of a profoundly immunosuppressed pediatric patient with Boerhaave Syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 27:616-617, 2005. PMID: 16282895.

    Hilden JM, Dinndorf PA, Meerbaum SO, Sather H, Villaluna D, Heerema NA, McGlennen R, Smith FO, Woods WG, Salzer WL, Johnstone HS, Dreyer Z, Reaman GH.  COG 1953:  Analysis of prognostic factors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in infants:  report on CCG 1953 from the Children’s Oncology Group.  Blood 108:441-451, 2006. PMID: 16556894.


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