• Dolores H. Lopez-Terrada, MD

    Lopez-Terrada Delores

    Department or Service

    Department of Pathology, Pathology



    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Contact Information

    6621 Fannin St.
    Suite AB1195
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-824-1288
    Fax:  832-825-1032

    Director of Molecular Oncology and Cancer Cytogenetics - Texas Children's Hospital
    Professor, Pathology & Immunology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Universitat De Valencia, Doctor of Medicine, 1987


    Baylor College of Medicine, Pathology, 1999


    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Laboratory Medicine, 1992

    From Dr. Lopez-Terrada

    Dr. López-Terrada is interested in the biology of embryonal malignancies, pediatric liver tumors, and soft tissue tumors, and the development of molecular testing for their diagnosis. The laboratory is involved in genomic, expression and microRNA profiling of histologic subtypes of pediatric liver tumors, and in the analysis of developmental and oncogenic pathways relevant to hepatoblastoma and other pediatric liver tumors. In addition, the Molecular Oncology Laboratory is dedicated to the development and clinical implementation of molecular tests for the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of pediatric myeloproliferative disorders, soft tissue tumors and hepatic malignancies.

    Professional Organizations

    • College of American Pathologists
    • Association for Molecular Pathology
    • Molecular Genetic Technology Program, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Sciences
      Steering Committee Member
    • Rare Solid tumors (Liver) Committee, Children’s Oncology Group
    • Bio-Sequence, S.L.
      Scientific Committee Member

    Selected Publications

    López-Terrada D, Zimmermann A. Current issues and controversies in the classification of pediatric hepatocellular tumors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2012 May 30.

    López-Terrada, D. and Finegold, M. J. “Tumors of the Liver”, In Liver Disease in Children, 4th edition. Eds: Frederick J Suchy and Ronald J. Sokol and William F. Balisteri. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

    Wang, W-L;  Nero, C.; Pappo, A. ; Lev, D.; Lazar, A. J.; López-Terrada, D. "CTNNB1 Genotyping and APC Screening in Pediatric Desmoid Tumors: A Proposed Alogrithm."  Pediatric Developmental Pathology 2012 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print].

    Chavan, R. S.;  Patel, M. S.; Roy, A.; Parsons, D. W. and López-Terrada, D. H. " Mutations of PTCH1, MLL2, and MLL3 are not frequent events in hepatoblastoma."  Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2011 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].

    Powers, M.P.; Wang, W.L.; Hernandez, V. S.; Patel, K.. Lev, D. C.;  Lazar, A. J.; López-Terrada, D. " Detection of myxoid liposarcoma-associated FUS–DDIT3 rearrangement variants including a newly identified breakpoint using an optimized RT-PCR assay". Modern Pathology 2010 23: 1307-1315; advance online publication, June 25, 2010.


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