McMaster University

McMaster University

Ronald Barr

Dr. Ronald Barr

Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology and Medicine

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 73464
Fx: 905-521-1703

Research Theme

Health related quality of life

  • Primary Research: Health Related Quality of Life
  • Secondary Research: Nutritional Morbidity

Key words

Outcomes Research in Childhood Cancer

Research Program Overview

The consequences of the disease and its treatment are studied in survivors of cancer in childhood. A specific focus is on nutritional morbidity during and after therapy while other studies take a broader view by measuring the health-related quality of life in survivors. These investigations are undertaken locally and nationally, as well as in developing countries where the vast majority of children with cancer reside.

Current Projects

  • Sarcopenia in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hamilton
  • Health-related quality of life following megatherapy and autologous stem cell rescue in children with high-risk neuroblastoma in Canada
  • Nutritional morbidity in children w

Publications & Achievements

  • Sala A, Mattano LA, Barr RD. Osteonecrosis in children and adolescents with cancer – an adverse effect of systemic therapy. European Journal of Cancer 2007; 43: 683-689.

  • Sala A, Barr RD. Osteopenia in children with cancer – the fragility of success. Cancer 2007; 109: 1420-1431.

  • Barr RD. Guest editor. Nutrition and Cancer in Children. The Second International Workshop. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2008; 50 (2): Supplement pp. 437-519.
    Bleyer A, Barr RD (eds). Cancer in Adolescents and

Secondary Contact

Wendy Armstrong
Phone: 905-521-2100 x73464
Title: Administrative Assistant

Research Staff

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