Holcombe E. Grier, MD

Distinguished Staff

Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School
Preferred Contact Method: office phone

General

Treatment Centers
Discipline
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests
Ewing sarcoma, Non-rhabdo soft tissue sarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma

Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA  02215

Background

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, 1980
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1990
Pediatrics, 1983
Fellowships
Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Residency
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Internships
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1976
Biography

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.

Research
Pediatric Sarcomas

At the Children's Oncology Group, we work on the design and implementation of studies regarding Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and other soft tissue sarcomas. The Children's Oncology Group is a consortium of cancer treatment centers across the United States, Canada, and other countries. Dr. Grier is an active member of the Bone Tumor Disease Committee and the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of this group.As part of the Pediatric Solid Tumor group at DFCI and Children's Hospital, we help organize laboratory and clinical cross talk. We are also involved in cancer survivor studies that focus on the late effects of chemotherapy. These studies are led by Dr. Lisa Diller at the David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at DFCI. In addition, we participate in a study of the best application of palliative care through our work with the Pediatric Advanced Care Team, led by Dr. Joanne Wolfe.

Appointments & Second Opinions

Speak with one of our New Patient Coordinators to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or request a second opinion. In urgent cases, we can typically see new patients within 24 hours.

Clinical Trials

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Harvard Medical Affiliate

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As a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, our physicians are passing on their expertise to the next generation of pediatric hematologists and oncologists.