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About Sickkids
About SickKids

James A. Whitlock, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Division Head

Garron Family Cancer Centre

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Translational Medicine

University of Toronto
Department of Paediatrics

Chair Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Women's Auxiliary Millennium Chair

Phone: 416-813-8885
Fax: 416-813-5327
Email: jim.whitlock@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Ingrid Argiropoulos
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8885
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5327
Alternate Email: ingrid.argiropoulos@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. James A. Whitlock is the Division Head and Women’s Auxiliary Millennium Chair in Haematology/Oncology and Director of the Garron Family Cancer Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children, Senior Associate Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program at the SickKids Research Institute, and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Whitlock’s research interests include the biology and treatment of childhood acute leukemias, the development of new drugs for the treatment of childhood cancers, and the biology and treatment of histiocytic disorders. He was the inaugural Vice-Chair for New Agents and Relapse studies for the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group, and is current or past Chair or Vice-Chair of several COG clinical trials. He is the lead investigator for an international phase I trial of nelarabine combination therapy for relapsed T-cell ALL (T2008-002: NECTAR) through the Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia (TACL) consortium, and served two terms as the first chair of TACL’s Steering & Prioritization Committee. He is a past President of the Histiocyte Society, an international scientific organization which supports research in, and conducts clinical trials for, histiocytic disorders. He is the current Chair of C17, the national organization for Canadian childhood cancer and blood disorder centres.