Dolores H. Lopez-Terrada, MD, PhD


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-824-3710
Fax: 832-825-1032

Contact Information

6621 Fannin Street
Suite AB1195
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Research Laboratory

Research Area

  • Retinoblastoma

Director of Molecular Oncology and Cancer Cytogenetics

Texas Children's Hospital

Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, and Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pathology 1999
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles fellowship Laboratory Medicine 1992
Universitat De Valencia medical school Doctor of Medicine 1987


Dr. Dolores López-Terrada's research interests focus on the applications of molecular genetics techniques, in regards to the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with pediatric sarcomas.  

Dr. López-Terrada is interested in the biology of embryonal malignancies, pediatric liver tumors, and soft tissue tumors, and the development of molecular testing for their diagnosis. The laboratory is involved in genomic, expression and microRNA profiling of histologic subtypes of pediatric liver tumors, and in the analysis of developmental and oncogenic pathways relevant to hepatoblastoma and other pediatric liver tumors. In addition, the Molecular Oncology Laboratory is dedicated to the development and clinical implementation of molecular tests for the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of pediatric myeloproliferative disorders, soft tissue tumors and hepatic malignancies.

Research Interests

Molecular genetics of Pediatric Solid Tumors, Leukemias and Lymphomas
Molecular Genetics of pediatric liver tumors (hepatoblastoma)
Applications of molecular genetics techniques to the diagnosis and prognosis of pediatric neoplasms and sarcomas
Genomic profiling and gene expression determinations in pediatric undifferentiated tumors and other malignancies.

Dr. Lopez-Terrada is board certified in both Molecular Genetic Pathology and Anatomic Pathology.


Organization Name Role
Association for Molecular Pathology Member
Bio-Sequence, S.L. Scientific Committee Member
College of American Pathologists Fellow
Molecular Genetic Technology Program, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Sciences Steering Committee Member
Rare Solid tumors (Liver) Committee, Children's Oncology Group Member

Selected Publications