An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Anna Pawlowska, M.D.

Pediatric Hematologist - Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
Research Focus
  • Pediatric oncology
Director, Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Program; Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Teams

Anna Pawlowska, M.D., specializes in treating young people with leukemia, the most common cancer  in children. She directs our children's Bone Marrow Transplantation Program and has more than two decades' experience in pediatrics.

After earning her medical degree in her native Poland, Dr. Pawlowska practiced pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Denver, the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Children's Hospital. She joined us at City of Hope in 2000.

Dr. Pawlowska leads more than a dozen clinical trials aimed at improving care for young people battling cancer. She has also published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

  • A Mackiewicz, T Pawlowski, A Pawlowska, K Wiktorowicz, SH Mackiewicz. Microheterogeneity forms of a-1-acid glycoprotein as indicator of rheumatoid arthritis activity. Clin Chim Acta 1987, 163, 185-190
  • AB Pawlowska, SM Davies, PJ Orchard, JE Wagner, NKC Ramsay. Unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation for acute leukemia in patients with Down syndrome. Bone Marrow Transplantation 1996, 18, 453-455.
  • AB Pawlowska, BR Blazar, E Angelucci, D Baronciani, XO Shu, B Bostrom. Relationship of plasma pharmacokinetics of high dose oral busulfan to the outcome of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in children with thalassemia. Bone Marrow Transplantation 1997, 20, 915-920
  • AB Pawlowska, S Hashino, H McKenna, BJ Weigel, PA Taylor, BR Blazar.  In vitro tumor-pulsed or in vivo Fit3 ligand-generated dedritic cells provide protection against acute myelogenous leukemia in nontransplanted or syngeneic bone marrow-transplanted mice.  Blood 2001, 97, 1474-1482
  • AB Pawlowska.  Detection of minimal residual disease in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: technology and clinical applications.  Wspolczesna Onkologia (Current Oncology) 2005, 9, 178-182
  • Rosenthal J, Bolotin E, Shakhnovits M, Pawlowska A, Falk P, Qian D, Oliver C, Sato J, Miser J, Forman S. High-dose therapy with hematopoietic stem cell rescue in patients with poor prognosis Ewing family tumors. Bone Marrow Transplant. 42(5):311-8, 2008.
  • J Rosenthal, AB Pawlowska, High dose chemotherapy and stem cell rescue in high-risk Ewing family of tumors (EFT).  Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Feb;11(2):251-62.
  • J Rosenthal, AE Wollfrey, AB Pawlowska, SH Thomas, F Appelbaum, S Forman. Hematopoietic cell transplantation with autologous cord blood in patients with severe aplastic anemia:  An opportunity to revisit the controversy regarding cord blood banking for private use. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar 2. Doi:10.1002/pbc.22970 [Epub ahead of print].
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Pioneering Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplants