Melissa M. HudsonMD
Melissa M. Hudson, MD is currently a Member and Director of the Cancer Survivorship Division in the Department of Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she holds the Charles E. Williams Endowed Chair of Oncology-Cancer Survivorship. She directs the After Completion of Therapy Program, which now monitors over 5000 long-term childhood cancer survivors treated on St. Jude trials. Dr. Hudson serves as Co-Chair of the Children’s Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer and Co-Chair of the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group.
She is also the Chair of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Education Committee. She works collaboratively with multidisciplinary investigators at St. Jude and within COG, IGHG and the CCSS in research initiatives evaluating biomedical and psychosocial outcomes among childhood cancer survivors and translating data from health outcomes research into evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines and interventions to improve the quality and duration of survival after childhood cancer. She has published widely on her research initiatives in pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma, late treatment sequelae after childhood cancer, and health education of childhood cancer survivors.