Dr. Channing J. Paller is a medical oncologist at Sibley Memorial Hospital and an associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She practices out of the Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Paller has expertise in prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer.
Dr. Paller earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Paller completed a rotation with the chief of the Investigational Drug Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program and a rotation with the associate director for regulatory science in the Office of Oncology Drug Products at the Food and Drug Administration. She also completed rotations at the Weizmann Institute of Israel’s Department of Biological Regulation and McCord Hospital in South Africa, where she participated in the Harvard AIDS project.
In 2016, Dr. Paller was one of only five oncologists awarded the NCI Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. In 2015, she received the 2015 Passano Clinician Scientist Award for early-stage research that is already making a contribution to science. Earlier in her career, she was selected for both a 2011-2012 Young Investigator Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and for the 2011-12 Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Paul Carbone Award.
Dr. Paller is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Paller’s research focuses on evaluating new therapies for prostate cancer, particularly combination therapies that engage the immune system. She is the principal investigator on two multi-site clinical trials and was the first author on the NCI Investigational Drug Steering Committee publication, “Consensus Recommendations on the Phase I Combination Clinical Trials of the Clinical Trial Design Task Force.” Dr. Paller was the chair for the oral abstract session on genitourinary cancer at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and she is currently funded by an NCI immunotherapy grant to look at combination therapies that link standard of care therapy with inhibition of transforming growth factor beta in prostate cancer. She is also opening trials of vitamin C with chemotherapy in prostate cancer and of mistletoe in all solid tumors.