About William Slayton
My patients and colleagues call me “Dr. Bill,” and I joined the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in 2002, with a focus on platelet disorders and leukemia. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Oberlin College and my medical degree from the University of Florida. I also completed a pediatric internship, pediatric residency, and pediatric fellowship at UF.
I’m now the chief of the division, and I also chair the Children’s Oncology Group clinical trial AALL0622, Improved Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Therapy for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
My laboratory has interest in how normal and leukemic stem cell interact with the bone marrow microenvironment. My current projects are focused on developing better therapies for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Infant Leukemia.
In my free time, I frequently volunteer at Camp Boggy Creek, sing in an a capella group, and write limericks. I’ve also organized wilderness river trips for children who have completed their cancer treatment. I’m married to Dr. Marci Slayton, a pediatrician, and we have three children.
Pediatric Hematology/OncologyAmerican Board of Pediatrics
PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
- Bladder cancer
- Bone marrow transplant
- Breast cancer
- Cancer – resources
- Cancer treatment information
- Colorectal cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Leukemia – resources
- Lung cancer
- Lymphoma – Overview
- Melanoma of the eye
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma