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TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
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    Dr. Kahalley's research focuses on issues of pediatric cancer survivorship. She has an active research program in radiation-related neurocognitive late effects in pediatric neuro-oncology. Recent NCI-funded studies are examining white matter toxicity and related neurocognitive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with proton beam radiation therapy compared to other treatments (photon radiation therapy and surgery alone). Dr. Kahalley has also been active in characterizing attention late effects experienced by survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and brain tumors. She has also been involved in examining the functional impact of pediatric cancer and its treatment, particularly as related to survivors’ health behavior decisions.

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    1. Esbenshade AJ, Pierson CR, Thompson AL, Reed D, Gupta A, Levy A, Kahalley LS, Harker-Murray P, Schore R, Muscal JA, Embry L, Maloney K, Horton T, Zweidler-Mckay P, Dhall G. Long-term evidence that a pediatric oncology mentorship program for young investigators is feasible and beneficial in the cooperative group setting: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Mar; 65(3). PMID: 29193588.
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    2. Antonini TN, Ris MD, Grosshans DR, Mahajan A, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Paulino A, Child AE, Orobio J, Stancel HH, Kahalley LS. Attention, processing speed, and executive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with proton beam radiation therapy. Radiother Oncol. 2017 Jun 24. PMID: 28655455.
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    3. Ris MD, Grosch M, Fletcher JM, Metah P, Kahalley LS. Measurement of neurodevelopmental changes in children treated with radiation for brain tumors: what is a true 'baseline?' Clin Neuropsychol. 2016 Oct 5; 1-22. PMID: 27705087.
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    4. Willard VW, Conklin HM, Huang L, Zhang H, Kahalley LS. Concordance of parent-, teacher- and self-report ratings on the Conners 3 in adolescent survivors of cancer. Psychol Assess. 2016 Sep; 28(9):1110-8. PMID: 27537005; PMCID: PMC4991558 [Available on 09/01/17].
    5. Kahalley LS, Winter-Greenberg A, Stancel H, Ris MD, Gragert M. Utility of the General Ability Index (GAI) and Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI) with survivors of pediatric brain tumors: Comparison to Full Scale IQ and premorbid IQ estimates. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2016 Jun 13; 1-12. PMID: 27295192.
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    6. Kahalley LS, Ris MD, Grosshans DR, Okcu MF, Paulino AC, Chintagumpala M, Moore BD, Guffey D, Minard CG, Stancel HH, Mahajan A. Comparing Intelligence Quotient Change After Treatment With Proton Versus Photon Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 1; 34(10):1043-9. PMID: 26811522; PMCID: PMC4872015 [Available on 02/01/17].
    7. Winter AL, Conklin HM, Tyc VL, Stancel H, Hinds PS, Hudson MM, Kahalley LS. Executive function late effects in survivors of pediatric brain tumors and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2014; 36(8):818-30. PMID: 25126830; PMCID: PMC4229447.
    8. Bishop AJ, Greenfield B, Mahajan A, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Allen PK, Chintagumpala M, Kahalley LS, McAleer MF, McGovern SL, Whitehead WE, Grosshans DR. Proton beam therapy versus conformal photon radiation therapy for childhood craniopharyngioma: multi-institutional analysis of outcomes, cyst dynamics, and toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Oct 1; 90(2):354-61. PMID: 25052561; PMCID: PMC4194252.
    9. Hansen JA, Stancel HH, Klesges LM, Tyc VL, Hinds PS, Wu S, Hudson MM, Kahalley LS. Eating behavior and BMI in adolescent survivors of brain tumor and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jan-Feb; 31(1):41-50. PMID: 24451908; PMCID: PMC4089040.
    10. Kahalley LS, Conklin HM, Tyc VL, Hudson MM, Wilson SJ, Wu S, Xiong X, Hinds PS. Slower processing speed after treatment for pediatric brain tumor and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Psychooncology. 2013 Sep; 22(9):1979-86. PMID: 23447439; PMCID: PMC3740073.
    11. Moyer KH, Willard VW, Gross AM, Netson KL, Ashford JM, Kahalley LS, Wu S, Xiong X, Conklin HM. The impact of attention on social functioning in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Dec 15; 59(7):1290-5. PMID: 22848032; PMCID: PMC3468686.
    12. Kahalley LS, Wilson SJ, Tyc VL, Conklin HM, Hudson MM, Wu S, Xiong X, Stancel HH, Hinds PS. Are the psychological needs of adolescent survivors of pediatric cancer adequately identified and treated? Psychooncology. 2013 Feb; 22(2):447-58. PMID: 22278930; PMCID: PMC3360126.
    13. Kahalley LS, Robinson LA, Tyc VL, Hudson MM, Leisenring W, Stratton K, Mertens AC, Zeltzer L, Robison LL, Hinds PS. Risk factors for smoking among adolescent survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Mar; 58(3):428-34. PMID: 21618409; PMCID: PMC3165077.
    14. Kahalley LS, Conklin HM, Tyc VL, Wilson SJ, Hinds PS, Wu S, Xiong X, Hudson MM. ADHD and secondary ADHD criteria fail to identify many at-risk survivors of pediatric ALL and brain tumor. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Jul 15; 57(1):110-8. PMID: 21337681; PMCID: PMC3092016.
    15. Netson KL, Conklin HM, Ashford JM, Kahalley LS, Wu S, Xiong X. Parent and teacher ratings of attention during a year-long methylphenidate trial in children treated for cancer. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 May; 36(4):438-50. PMID: 21097489; PMCID: PMC3115681.
    16. Kahalley LS, Tyc VL, Wilson SJ, Nelms J, Hudson MM, Wu S, Xiong X, Hinds PS. Adolescent cancer survivors' smoking intentions are associated with aggression, attention, and smoking history. J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Jun; 5(2):123-31. PMID: 20922493; PMCID: PMC3081946.
    17. Kahalley LS, Robinson LA, Tyc VL, Hudson MM, Leisenring W, Stratton K, Zeltzer L, Mertens AC, Robison LL, Hinds PS. Attentional and executive dysfunction as predictors of smoking within the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Apr; 12(4):344-54. PMID: 20154054; PMCID: PMC2847073.
    18. Hinds PS, Schum L, Baker JN, Wolfe J. Key factors affecting dying children and their families. J Palliat Med. 2005; 8 Suppl 1:S70-8. PMID: 16499471.
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    19. King CR, Hinds P, Dow KH, Schum L, Lee C. The nurse's relationship-based perceptions of patient quality of life. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002 Nov-Dec; 29(10):E118-26. PMID: 12432420.
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    20. Hinds PS, Schum L, Srivastava DK. Is clinical relevance sometimes lost in summative scores? West J Nurs Res. 2002 Jun; 24(4):345-53. PMID: 12035909.
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