Jill P. Ginsberg, MD

Jill P. Ginsberg, MD, is a pediatric oncologist and director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at CHOP’s Cancer Center.

Areas of Expertise: Cancer survivorship, Fertility preservation
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    As a pediatric oncologist, I'm interested in improving the lives of patients who are pediatric cancer survivors. Caring for this wonderful group of patients means being challenged by them to improve their quality of life, especially the long-term consequences of their cancer treatment.

    To help us do so, we have developed the nation's most comprehensive multidisciplinary clinic for children and teens who have successfully survived cancer but who have complications from their treatment. Our groundbreaking Cancer Survivorship Program now serves as a national and international model of care for other institutions. The cancer recovery team members — doctors, nurses and psychologists — provide expert care to survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer who are experiencing or may be at risk for late effects of cancer treatment.

    I'm particularly interested in fertility preservation. It's very difficult to inform a cancer survivor about the likelihood of infertility. It's often very distressing to them, especially if there was something at diagnosis they could have done to help avoid infertility. We want to prevent this up front as often as possible, which is why our team is devoted to offering fertility preservation options to newly diagnosed patients.

    I'm pleased to note the team was recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Fertile Hope Foundation. Fertile Hope is an organization dedicated to providing support to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. Children's Hospital, the only pediatric institute with fertility preservation options beyond sperm banking, is the first pediatric institution to be honored with this distinction.

    Our patients benefit from a combination of superb clinical care and the research advances that we're able to apply to patient care. My team and I understand that our most important research questions come from our patients and our clinical practice. As we continue to care for our patients, we are challenged by them to improve their quality of life by strengthening and broadening our research initiatives.


     

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Cornell University Medical College (MD), New York, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

    Residency

    Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

    Undergraduate Degree

    Cornell University (BS, biology), Ithaca, NY

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Cancer Survivorship Program

    Assistant professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    Ginsberg JP, Horowitz ME. Ewing's sarcoma. In: Stockman JA, Lohr JA, editors. Essence of office pediatrics, 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA : W.B. Saunders; 2000. p 134.

    Ginsberg JP, Woo SY, Johnson ME, Hicks MJ, Horowitz ME. Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors. In: Pizzo P, Poplack D, editors. Principles and practice of pediatric oncology, 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven; 2001. p 973-1016.
     
    Ginsberg JP, Barr FG. Cancer genetics. In: Rudolph AM, Rudolph CD, editors. Rudolph's pediatrics. 21st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division; 2002. p 1585-1587.

    Ginsberg JP. Hodgkin's disease. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p 442-443.

    Ginsberg JP. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p 576-577.

    Ginsberg JP, Maity A. The testes. In: Schwartz CL, Hobbie WL, Constine LS, Ruccione K, editors. Survivors of childhood cancer: assessment and management. 2nd ed. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 2005. p. 215-28.

    Ginsberg JP. Hodgkin's disease. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p 452-53.

    Ginsberg JP. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p 590-91.

    Abstracts

    2009

    Sun CL, Blanco JG, Landier W, Chen L, Esparaza-Duran D, Friedman DL, et al.  Anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy (AC) in childhood cancer survivors: dose-specific role of genetic polymorphisms in CBR3 gene [abstract]. European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer; 2009; Edinburgh Scotland UK.

    Papers

    2011

    Ginsberg JP. Educational paper: the effect of cancer therapy on fertility, the assessment of fertility and fertility preservation options for pediatric patients. Eur J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;170(6):703-8. Epub 2010 Dec 4. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21127904. Read the abstract

    Hobbie WL, Moab SM, Carlson CA, Gruccio D, Ginsberg JP. Prevalence of advanced bone age in a cohort of patients who received cis-retinoic acid for high-risk neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar;56(3):474-6. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21072832. Read the abstract

    2010

    Sepe DM, Ginsberg JP, Balis FM. Dexrazoxane as a cardioprotectant in children receiving anthracyclines. Oncologist. 2010;15(11):1220-6. Epub 2010 Nov 4. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21051660. Read the abstract

    Ginsberg JP, Goodman P, Leisenring W, Ness KK, Meyers PA, Wolden SL, Smith SM, Stovall M, Hammond S, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Long-term survivors of childhood Ewing sarcoma: report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. Epub 2010 Jul 23. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20656964.  Read the abstract

    Kazak AE, Derosa BW, Schwartz LA, Hobbie W, Carlson C, Ittenbach RF, Mao JJ, Ginsberg JP. Psychological outcomes and health beliefs in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer and controls. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Apr 20;28(12):2002-7. Epub 2010 Mar 15. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20231679.  Read the abstract

    Schwartz LA, Mao JJ, Derosa BW, Ginsberg JP, Hobbie WL, Carlson CA, Mougianis ID, Ogle SK, Kazak AE. Self-reported health problems of young adults in clinical settings: survivors of childhood cancer and healthy controls. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 May-Jun;23(3):306-14. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20453176. Read the abstract

    Ginsberg JP, Kolon T, Carlson CA, Lin K, Wigo E, Wu X, et al. An experimental protocol for fertility preservation in prepubertal boys recently diagnosed with cancer. Hum Reprod. 2010 Jan;25(1): 37-41. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19861330.  Read the abstract.

    Ginsberg JP, Aplenc R, McDouough J, Bethel J, Doyle J, Weiner DJ. Pre-transplant lung function is predictive of survival following pediatric bone marrow transplantation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Mar; 54(3):454-60. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19876892.  Read the abstract.

    2009

    Wu X, Schmidt JA, Avarbock MR, Tobias JW, Carlson CA, Kolon TF, et al. Prepubertal human spermatogonia and mouse gonocytes share conserved gene expression of germline stem cell regulatory molecules. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2009 Dec 22;106(51): 21672-77. Epub 2009 Dec 14. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20018717. Read the article

    Ness KK, Hudson MM, Ginsberg JP, Nagarajan R, Kaste SC, Marina N, et al. Physical performance limitations in the childhood cancer survivor study cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2009 May 10:27(14)2382-89. Epub 2009 Mar 30. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19332713. Read the article.

    Posters and Presentations

    2009

    Ginsberg J. With an eye toward future generations: fertility preservation research in pediatric cancer patients [oral presentation]. Spotlight on CHOP, 2009 Oct 9; Philadelphia, PA.

    Ginsberg J. Fertility, reproductive late effects and options for parenthood [oral presentation]. Conference for Teen and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer; 2009 Jul 25; Fairfax, VA.

    Ginsberg J. Fertility concerns of the cancer survivor [oral presentation]. Childhood Cancer Symposium, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation; 2009 Jun 27; Philadelphia, PA.

    Ginsberg J. Challenges for childhood cancer survivors [oral presentation]. Oncology Education Symposium for the Community Pediatrician; 2009 Apr 30; Cherry Hill, NJ.

    Ginsberg J. Challenges for childhood cancer survivors [oral presentation]. Oncology Education Symposium for the Community Pediatrician; 2009 Apr 29; Bryn Mawr, PA.

    Ginsberg J. An experimental protocol for fertility preservation in prepubertal boys recently diagnosed with cancer [oral presentation]. Childhood Cancer Research Center Seminar, 2009 Apr 14; Philadelphia, PA.

    Ginsberg J. Cancer survivorship and the unique research opportunities [oral presentation]. Aware for All, The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation; 2009 Mar 28; Philadelphia, PA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Academic positions

    2004-present, Member, Transfusion Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2006-present, Member, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Advisory Committee

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2008-present, Co-chair, Pediatric Protocol Review Committee, Division of Oncology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2008, Member, Selection Committee for Pediatric Chairs Initiative