Alan S. Wayne, M.D. is the Associate Director for Pediatric Oncology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the Director of the Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases at CHLA, the Head of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation in the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program. As the head of the division, Dr. Wayne oversees the research, clinical and education programs in pediatric hematology, oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation within USC and CHLA.
His primary research efforts are directed towards the development of new treatment approaches for leukemias and lymphomas, with a primary focus on relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He develops and conducts collaborative laboratory, translational, and clinical investigations, including bench-to-bedside development of targeted, immune-based and cellular therapies, investigator-initiated clinical trials and industry-sponsored studies. Dr. Wayne serves as the Medical Director of the Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia/Lymphoma (TACL) Consortium, which is a multinational clinical trials group that conducts Phase I and II trials.