Undergraduate Texas A & M University (1989), Biology
Medical School University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas (1993), Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Childhood Brain Tumors
  • Novel Agents for Childhood Solid Tumors

Research Interest

  • Development of novel chemotherapy regimens for children with recurrent cancer
  • Evaluation of quality of life and late effects of childhood cancer survivors
  • New therapies for childhood brain tumors


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Predictors of tumor progression among children with gangliogliomas

El-Khashab MA, Gargan L, Margraf L, Koral K, Nejat F, Weprin B, Swift D. Bowers, DC Journal of Neurosurgery - Pediatrics 2009 3 461-466

High-risk populations identified in Childhood Cancer Survivor Study investigations: implications for risk-based surveillance.

Hudson MM, Mulrooney DA, Bowers DC, Sklar CA, Green DM, Donaldson SS, Oeffinger KC, Neglia JP, Meadows AT, Robison LL Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009 27 2405-2414

Intermediate grade meningeal melanocytoma of cervical spine.

El-Khashab MA, Koral K, Bowers DC, Johnson-Welch S, Swift D, Nejat F Child’s Nervous System 2009 25 407-410

A single-arm, open label multi-institutional phase II study of multi-agent intrathecal and systemic chemotherapy with radiation therapy for children with newly-diagnosed central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor

Chi SN, Zimmerman MA, Yao X, Fletcher W, Cohen K, Burger P, Biegel J, Rorke-Adams LF, Fisher M, Janss A, Mazewski C, Goldman S, Manley P, Bowers DC, Bendel A, Rubin J, Turner CD, Marcus K, Goumnerova L, Roberts C, Ullrich N, Chordas C, Kieran MW Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009 27 385-389

The impact of site of tumor recurrence upon survival for children with recurrent or progressive medulloblastoma

Bowers DC, Gargan L, Weprin BE, Mulne AF, Elterman RD, Munoz L, Giller CA, Winick NJ Journal of Neurosurgery - Pediatrics 2007 107 5-10

Honors & Awards

  • Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research
  • Outstanding Graduate in the College of Science

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Society for Pediatric Research