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This profile was last updated on 4/25/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Virginia Lynn Harrod

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Employment History

  • Medical Director
  • Pediatric Oncologist
    Children's Blood and Cancer Center of Central Texas
  • Pediatric Oncologist
    Dell Children's Medical Center
  • Medical Director of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center
    Dell Children's Medical Center
  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Pediatric Oncologist


  • MD
  • PhD , Hematology/Oncology
  • The University of Texas
  • doctoral degree , Pharmacology and Toxicology
    M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • medical degree
    The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • M.D.
  • Ph.D. , Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Ph.D , Hematology/Oncology
200 Total References
Web References
LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center, 25 April 2011 [cached]
"I don't think a child is ever truly cured of cancer," says Virginia Harrod, M.D., medical director of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center.
The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center: Survivorship Tour, 23 Oct 2009 [cached]
"Childhood cancer survivors go through treatments that involve radiation, chemotherapy and surgeries that lead to what's called 'late effects' - or health problems - that can develop months or years after treatment," said Dr. Virginia Harrod, pediatric oncologist with Children's Blood and Cancer Center of Central Texas, part of the Dell Children's Medical Center continuum of care for cancer patients.
Hyundai Motor America Hope On Wheels: Information for the Media, 23 July 2008 [cached]
The donation will support the research efforts of Dr. Virginia Harrod. The check will be presented at a ceremonial event today at 10:00 a.m. at Dell Children's Medical Center where Dr. Harrod will be recognized as a 2008 Hyundai Scholar, and the hospital's pediatric cancer patients will take part in the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Handprint Ceremony.
"Between 1975 and 2003, the five year survival rate of childhood cancer rose from less than 30 % of patients to 80-85% of patients, due to major advances in treatments," said Dr. Virginia Harrod, pediatric oncologist at Dell Children's Medical Center.
Virginia L. Harrod, MD, PhD ..., 25 Aug 2006 [cached]
Virginia L. Harrod, MD, PhD
Virginia L. Harrod, MD, PhD
Dr. Harrod, a native of Central Texas, attended The University of Texas for her undergraduate degree.After graduating, she pursued a doctoral degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center through The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston.Her research project involved investigating the use of novel bioreductive drugs in the treatment of solid tumors.Dr. Harrod then went on to obtain her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
After medical school, she returned to Austin and completed the pediatric residency program at Children's Hospital of Austin.She then moved to Memphis, Tennessee where she did her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
As Medical Director of the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center at Dell Children's Medical Center, Dr. Harrod has focused her research efforts towards the late effects encountered in survivors of childhood cancer.She also continues to have strong clinical research interests in solid tumors and neuro-oncology.During fellowship, she participated in research evaluating the long term effects of therapy in sickle cell disease, as well as coagulation and thrombosis, investigating safety and efficacy of new treatment protocols.
When not working at the hospital, Dr. Harrod enjoys spending time outdoors, especially camping and hiking with her husband and two children.
Harrod, V.L., Howard T., Abboud, M.R., Hankins, J., Lobo, C., Ware, R.E., chemical and functional analysis of generic hydroxyurea formulations.
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