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Jacqueline Casillas, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Jacqueline Casillas, M.D., M.S.H.S.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

General Information:

English, Spanish


Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Surgery, Endocrine Surgery Program
Co-Director, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998 - 2001
Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1996 - 1998
Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1995 - 1996
Medical Degree:
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1995

Contact Information:

(310) 825-6185 Pediatrics information and referral
(310) 206-5737 Pediatrics admissions
(310) 825-0867 Pediatrics outpatient appointments
(310) 825-6708 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology information
(310) 825-0867 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patient appointments
(310) 825-6185 Pediatric Hematology/Oncology physician relations liaison
(310) 206-0585 Endocrine Surgery Program information
(310) 825-8340 Endocrine Surgery Program patient appointments
(310) 825-9427 Endocrine Surgery Program operation patient appointments
(310) 825-9781 Adult Survivorship Clinic

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Jackie Casillas' research interests are in the areas of access to care, quality of life and quality of care for long-term survivors of childhood cancer. Some of her current projects include: assessing access to care for adult survivors of childhood cancer in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS); assessing health status, medical care and preventive health practices of Latino adult survivors of childhood cancer; and explaining psychosocial and quality of life outcomes in Latino long-term survivors of childhood cancer.

Casillas and her colleagues are currently completing a qualitative study assessing psychosocial/behavioral outcomes in Latino childhood cancer survivors through assessment of positive outcomes (perceived benefits and personal growth) and negative sequelae (depression, anxiety and somatic symptoms) with particular attention to how the family influences their current health practices through in-home interviews and focus groups. She also is completing a mixed methodologies study (qualitative/quantitative) assessing the issues surrounding transitioning adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer to adult center healthcare. Lastly, she is involved in secondary data analysis utilizing the CCSS, the largest national cohort of childhood cancer survivors, in which she is completing a quantitative assessment of health outcomes, health care utilization patterns and health behaviors in adult minority survivors.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Buchbinder D, Mertens AC, Zeltzer LK, Leisenring W, Goodman P, Lown EA, Alderfer MA, Recklitis C, Oeffinger K, Armstrong GT, Hudson M, Robison LL, Casillas J. Cancer prevention and screening practices of siblings of childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul;21(7):1078-88. Epub 2012 May 10

Casillas J, Castellino SM, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Lima IS, Liu Q, Zeltzer LK, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Impact of insurance type on survivor-focused and general preventive health care utilization in adult survivors of childhood cancer: the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS). Cancer. 2011 May 1;117(9):1966-75. Epub 2010 Nov 10

Casillas J, Syrjala KL, Ganz PA, Hammond E, Marcus AC, Moss KM, Crespi CM, Lu P, McCabe MS, Ford JS, Jacobs LA, Pucci D, Palmer SC, Termuhlen AM, Diller L, Campbell M, Jones B, Friedman DL. How confident are young adult cancer survivors in managing their survivorship care? A report from the LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence Network. J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Dec;5(4):371-81. Epub 2011 Nov 2

Casillas J, Kahn KL, Doose M, Landier W, Bhatia S, Hernandez J, Zeltzer LK. Transitioning childhood cancer survivors to adult-centered healthcare: insights from parents, adolescent, and young adult survivors. Psychooncology. 2010 Sep;19(9):982-90.

Castellino SM, Casillas J, Hudson MM, Mertens AC, Whitton J, Brooks SL, Zeltzer LK, Ablin A, Castleberry R, Hobbie W, Kaste S, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Minority adult survivors of childhood cancer: a comparison of long-term outcomes, health care utilization, and health-related behaviors from the childhood cancer survivor study. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 20;23(27):6499-507.