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Charles Keller, M.D.

Associate Professor
Leader, Pediatric Cancer Biology Program
Tarshis Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Admin Unit: Pediatrics-Doernbecher
Phone: 503 494 1210
Lab Phone: 503 494 5895
Fax: 503 418 5044
Office: BRB717
Mail Code: L321
Cell & Developmental Biology
Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences
Cancer Biology
Research Interests:
muscle stem cells (satellite cells), childhood cancer, rhadbomyosarcoma, medulloblastoma, osteosarcoma, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, leptomeningeal metastasis » Click here for more about Dr. Keller's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor Rotations
Dr. Keller has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty Mentorship
Dr. Keller is available as a mentor for 2013-2014. Dr. Keller is available as a mentor for 2014-2015.

Dr. Keller’s research focuses on the development of more effective, less toxic therapies for the childhood brain tumor, medulloblastoma, and the childhood muscle cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. His special interest is advanced disease that has spread beyond the initial location of the cancer. Dr. Keller is an Associate Professor and Leader of the Pediatric Cancer Biology Program in the Pape' Family Pediatric Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University.  Dr. Keller also directs the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative, an NCI-affiliated childhood cancer drug testing program.  He co-chairs the brain tumor developmental therapeutics committee (CNS-DVL) of the Children’s Oncology Group and is a member of the soft tissue sarcoma (STS) committee of COG.  Dr. Keller previously attended Tulane University where he received a degree in Biomedical Engineering prior to attending Baylor College of Medicine where he received his M.D. degree. After completing his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Keller trained in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of Utah and with 2007 Nobel laureate, Mario Capecchi.  More information can be seen on his blog,