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    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline AvenueBoston, Massachusetts 02215
    New Patients: 1-888-PEDI-ONC (733-4662); Existing Patients: 617-632-3270
Holcombe Grier

Holcombe E. Grier, MD

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Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Primary Office Location: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline AvenueBoston, Massachusetts 02215

Contact: 617-632-3971

Fax: 617-632-5710

Appointments:New Patients: 1-888-PEDI-ONC (733-4662); Existing Patients: 617-632-3270

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    • Departments/Divisions
    • Hematology / Oncology
    • Services/Programs
    • Solid Tumor Program
  • Ewing Sarcoma



    Soft Tissue Sarcoma

  • Undergraduate Degree

    Trinity College, 1972

    Hartford, CT

    Medical School

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1976

    Philadelphia, PA


    North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1976-1977

    Chapel Hill, NC


    North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1977-1980

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Boston Children's Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1981-1983

    Boston, MA

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine

  • Dr. Grier received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and then trained in pediatrics, internal medicine, and infectious disease at the University of North Carolina. He joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1984. He is a Past President of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is a member of the steering committee for Bone Tumors in the Children’s Oncology Group.

  • Sarcomas, Other Solid Tumors Detection and treatment of Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, neuroblastoma and other pediatric soft tissue tumors (J Clin Oncol 15:583, 1997; Am J Pathol 153:1451, 1998; J Clin Oncol 16:3021, 1998; 17:3487, 1999; 18:2427, 2000; 18:2567, 2000; 19:4058, 2001; and 20:426, 2002; N Engl J Med 348:694, 2003; J Clin Oncol 22:2873, 2004; 23:4031, 2005 and 24:152, 2006) End-of-life care (New Engl J Med 342:326, 2000; JAMA 284:2469, 2000) Cancer Care - the Day 1 talk (J Clin Oncol 22: 563, 2004)

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