Education

Medical School
Texas Tech University Health Science Center (1999)
Internship
University of Virginia (2000), Pediatrics
Residency
University of Virginia (2003), Pediatrics
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006), Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
  • Research Interest

    • Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
    • Genetic alterations in hepatoblastoma and other solid tumors
    • Oncology supportive care

    Publications

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    Risk stratification of pubertal children and postpubertal adolescents with clinical stage I testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors.
    Cost NG, Lubahn JD, Adibi M, Romman A, Wickiser JE, Raj GV, Sagalowsky AI, Margulis V J. Urol. 2014 May 191 5 Suppl 1485-90
    Somatic mutations in DROSHA and DICER1 impair microRNA biogenesis through distinct mechanisms in Wilms tumours.
    Rakheja D, Chen KS, Liu Y, Shukla AA, Schmid V, Chang TC, Khokhar S, Wickiser JE, Karandikar NJ, Malter JS, Mendell JT, Amatruda JF Nat Commun 2014 2 4802
    A comparison of pediatric, adolescent, and adult testicular germ cell malignancy.
    Cost NG, Lubahn JD, Adibi M, Romman A, Wickiser JE, Raj GV, Sagalowsky AI, Margulis V Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Sep
    Single institution experience with tru-cut renal mass biopsy for diagnosing wilms tumor.
    Cost NG, Granberg CF, Schlomer BJ, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC, Baker LA, Rakheja D Urol J 2013 10 1 780-3
    Correlation between preoperative staging computerized tomography and pathological findings after nodal sampling in children with Wilms tumor.
    Lubahn JD, Cost NG, Kwon J, Powell JA, Yang M, Granberg CF, Wickiser JE, Rakheja D, Gargollo PC, Baker LA, Margulis V J. Urol. 2012 Oct 188 4 Suppl 1500-4
    Pathological review of Wilms tumor nephrectomy specimens and potential implications for nephron sparing surgery in Wilms tumor.
    Cost NG, Lubahn JD, Granberg CF, Sagalowsky AI, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC, Baker LA, Margulis V, Rakheja D J. Urol. 2012 Oct 188 4 Suppl 1506-10
    TP53 codon 72 polymorphisms in favorable histology Wilms tumors.
    Cost NG, Mitui M, Khokhar S, Wickiser JE, Baker LA, Rakheja D Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Aug 59 2 326-8
    Robot-assisted laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in an adolescent population.
    Cost NG, DaJusta DG, Granberg CF, Cooksey RM, Laborde CE, Wickiser JE, Gargollo PC J. Endourol. 2012 Jun 26 6 635-40
    Oncologic outcomes of partial versus radical nephrectomy for unilateral Wilms Tumor.
    Cost NG, Lubahn JD, Granberg CF, Schlomer BJ, Wickiser JE, Rakheja D, Gargollo PC, Leonard D, Raj GV, Baker LA, Margulis V Pediatric blood & cancer 2011 Jul
    Wilms tumor: preoperative risk factors identified for intraoperative tumor spill.
    Barber TD, Derinkuyu BE, Wickiser J, Joglar J, Koral K, Baker LA J. Urol. 2011 Apr 185 4 1414-8

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Medical Student
      Texas Tech School of Medicine (1999)
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
      Texas Tech School of Medicine (1998)
    • University Scholar
      Southern Methodist University, 1991-1995 (0)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (2012)
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2006)
    • American Society of Hematology