Stephen Hunger

University of Colorado School of Medicine; Children's Hospital of Colorado

Dr. Stephen Hunger is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).  He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and holds the Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and serves as and Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Dr. Hunger has been Chairman of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) ALL Disease Committee since 2008.  In this role he is responsible for oversight of the design and conduct of clinical and linked translational research studies that enroll over 2000 children with ALL each year, including more than 70% of US children and adolescents diagnosed with ALL.  He also leads the COG ALL TARGET (Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Therapies) Project, that has conducted comprehensive studies of the genetic features of childhood ALL and revolutionized understanding of the genomic landscape of this malignancy.  He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, almost all focused on pediatric ALL.