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Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS

Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS

Hematology-Oncology, Bioethics

On staff since July 2012

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I am always inspired by the patients and families fighting childhood cancer. My goal is to idenfity and promote modifiable factors of resilience that will optimize patient and family survivorship after cancer."


Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
Stanford University , Stanford
University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Sarcoma, adolescent and young adult oncology, palliative care

Research Description

Psychosocial outcomes, sarcoma, adolescent and young adult oncology, palliative care

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
KL2 (NCI/NCATS)Institute of Translational Science Research, University of Washington 2014 - 2018
Best Faculty AbstractCenter for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children's Hospital 2014
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
Young Investigator AwardCureSearch (Children's Oncology Group) 2013 - 2015
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology 2012 - 2013
Research ScholarAmerican Society of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2012 - 2013
Fellow ScholarshipInstitute of Translational Health Sciences 2011 - 2012
SPAC ScholarshipFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 2010 - 2010


Long-Term Psychosocial Outcomes Among Bereaved Siblings of Children With Cancer.
Journal of pain and symptom management , May 28, 2014
What's Missing in Missing Data? Omissions in Survey Responses among Parents of Children with Advanced Cancer.
Journal of palliative medicine , May 27, 2014
"I know it when I see it." The complexities of measuring resilience among parents of children with cancer.
Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer , April 23, 2014
Early response as assessed by anatomic imaging does not predict failure-free survival among patients with Group III rhabdomyosarcoma: A report from the Children's Oncology Group
European Journal of Cancer , Dec. 20, 2013: S0959-8049(13)
Resilience and psychosocial outcomes in parents of children with cancer
Pediatric Blood and Cancer , Nov. 19, 2013: 61(2)
Psychological Distress in Parents of Children With Advanced Cancer.
JAMA pediatrics , June 2013: 167(6)537-43
Rethinking Adherence: A Proposal for a New Approach to Risk Assessment
Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology , June 2013: 2(2)83-6
Promoting Resilience Among Parents and Caregivers of Children with Cancer
Journal of Palliative Medicine , June 2013: 16(6)645-52
Palliative Care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults , March 25, 2013: 341-48
Tackling Taboo Topics: How to Have Effective Advanced Care Planning Discussions With Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer.
JAMA Pediatrics , March 11, 2013: 167(5)489-90
How They Do This
Journal of Clinical Oncology , Jan. 1, 2013: 31(1)162-3
The inconvenience of convenience cohorts: rhabdomyosarcoma and the PAX-FOXO1 biomarker
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev , July 2012: 21(7)1012-8
Systematic Review of Psychosocial Morbidities Among Bereaved Parents of Children with cancer
Pediatric Blood & Cancer , April 2012: 58(4)503-12
Making pediatrics residency programs family friendly: Views along the professional educational continuum.
The Journal of pediatrics , 2006 Jul: 149(1)1-2
Radiation sensitization with redox modulators: a promising approach.
International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics , 2006 Feb 1: 64(2)343-54
Resilience across the cancer continuum: a diversity of perspectives.
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing , : in press

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
KL2 (ITHS, University of Washington)NIH (NCI/NCATS) $, $ 2014 - 2018
Promoting Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults with CancerCureSearch for Children's CancerApril 1, 2013
Promoting Resilience in Children with Cancer and their ParentsCCTR, SCHJuly 1, 2012
Promoting Resilience in Parents of Children with CancerSt. Baldricks FoundationJuly 1, 2012
Loan Repayment ProgramNIHJuly 1, 2012
Understanding Resilience among Parents of Children with CancerConquer Cancer FoundationJuly 1, 2012

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.8.501 - Hematology-Oncology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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