Lisa Marie Force, MD, MPH

On staff since August 2020

    • Related Pages

    • The Invisible Children With Cancer

      A study looks at the toll of cancer on children around the world. Co-author Dr. Lisa Force of St. Jude hospital says: "An important prognostic indicator for survival is where that child is living."

  • Other Publications

    • Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration.
      Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study.
      31560378 JAMA Oncology, 2019 Dec. 1 : 5(12)1749-1768 PMCID:PMC6777271
    • GBD 2017 Childhood Cancer Collaborators.
      The global burden of childhood and adolescent cancer in 2017: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.
      31371206 The Lancet. Oncology, 2019 Sept. : 20(9)1211-1225 PMCID:PMC6722045
    • Bhakta N, Force LM, Allemani C, Atun R, Bray F, Coleman MP, Steliarova-Foucher E, Frazier AL, Robison LL, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Fitzmaurice C
      Childhood cancer burden: a review of global estimates.
      30614477 The Lancet. Oncology, 2019 Jan. : 20(1)e42-e53
    • Denburg AE, Ramirez A, Pavuluri S, McCann E, Shah S, Alcasabas T, Antillon F, Arora R, Fuentes-Alabi S, Renner L, Lam C, Friedrich P, Maser B, Force L, Galindo CR, Atun R
      Political priority and pathways to scale-up of childhood cancer care in five nations.
      31425526 PloS one, 2019 : 14(8)e0221292 PMCID:PMC6699697
    • Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration.
      Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study.
      29860482 JAMA Oncology, 2018 Nov. 1 : 4(11)1553-1568 PMCID:PMC6248091
    • Slone JS, Slone AK, Wally O, Semetsa P, Raletshegwana M, Alisanski S, Force LM, Chinyundo K, Margolin J, Agrawal AK, Anderson AR, Scheurer ME, Mehta PS
      Establishing a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program in Botswana.
      30241278 Journal of global oncology, 2018 Sept. : 41-9 PMCID:PMC6223487
    • Dixon SB, Bjornard KL, Alberts NM, Armstrong GT, Brinkman TM, Chemaitilly W, Ehrhardt MJ, Fernandez-Pineda I, Force LM, Gibson TM, Green DM, Howell CR, Kaste SC, Kirchhoff AC, Klosky JL, Krull KR, Lucas JT Jr, Mulrooney DA, Ness KK, Wilson CL, Yasui Y, Robison LL, Hudson MM
      Factors influencing risk-based care of the childhood cancer survivor in the 21st century.
      29377070 CA: a cancer journal for clinicians, 2018 March : 68(2)133-152
    • Force LM, Rosenberg AR
      A Call for Psychosocial and Palliative Care Training Standards for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Physicians, A Reply to: Communication, Documentation, and Training Standards in Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology.
      27015275 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2016 July : 63(7)1314 PMCID:PMC4877199
    • Mostert S, Lam CG, Njuguna F, Patenaude AF, Kulkarni K, Salaverria C, SIOP PODC Global Taskforce on Hospital Detention Practices.
      Hospital detention practices: statement of a global taskforce.
      26334151 Lancet (London, England), 2015 Aug. 15 : 386(9994)649 PMCID:PMC5506487

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston
Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Hematology Oncology, St Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Memphis
Global Pediatric Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis

Clinical Interests

Pediatric oncology, care of children and adolescents with leukemias and lymphomas

Research Description

My research focuses on global pediatric oncology, cancer epidemiology around the world, cancer burden estimation, and cancer disparities. Childhood cancer survival varies depending on where in the world a child is living, and it’s an honor to partner with collaborators around the world to work towards improved outcomes for children with cancer globally.

Research Focus Area

Global Health, Cancer, Epidemiology