Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Pooja Rao, MD

Pooja Rao, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Pediatric Cancer

Research Interests

Dr. Pooja Rao's research interests focus on the supportive care services of adolescents and young adults with cancer. 

  • Neoplasms
  • Young Adult
  • Child
  • Pediatrics
  • Population
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Mortality
  • Therapeutics
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Physicians
  • Exercise

Recent Publications


Caru, M, Levesque, A, Rao, P, Dandekar, S, Terry, C, Brown, V, McGregor, L & Schmitz, K 2022, 'A scoping review to map the evidence of physical activity interventions in post-treatment adolescent and young adult cancer survivors', Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, vol. 171, 103620.


Rao, P, Segel, JE, McGregor, LM, Lengerich, EJ, Drabick, JJ & Miller, B 2020, 'Attendance at National Cancer Institute and Children's Oncology Group Facilities for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Cancer in Pennsylvania: A Population-Based Study', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 47-54.
Horn, SR, Stoltzfus, KC, Mackley, HB, Lehrer, EJ, Zhou, S, Dandekar, SC, Fox, EJ, Rizk, EB, Trifiletti, DM, Rao, PM & Zaorsky, NG 2020, 'Long-term causes of death among pediatric patients with cancer', Cancer, vol. 126, no. 13, pp. 3102-3113.
Scott, AR, Stoltzfus, KC, Tchelebi, LT, Trifiletti, DM, Lehrer, EJ, Rao, P, Bleyer, A & Zaorsky, NG 2020, 'Trends in Cancer Incidence in US Adolescents and Young Adults, 1973-2015', JAMA network open, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. e2027738.


Winestone, LE, Getz, KD, Rao, P, Li, Y, Hall, M, Huang, YSV, Seif, AE, Fisher, BT & Aplenc, R 2019, 'Disparities in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) clinical trial enrollment', Leukemia and Lymphoma, vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 2190-2198.


Smith, BM, Duncan, FE, Ataman, L, Smith, K, Quinn, GP, Chang, RJ, Finlayson, C, Orwig, K, Valli-Pulaski, H, Moravek, MB, Zelinski, MB, Irene Su, H, Vitek, W, Smith, JF, Jeruss, JS, Gracia, C, Coutifaris, C, Shah, D, Nahata, L, Gomez-Lobo, V, Appiah, LC, Brannigan, RE, Gillis, V, Gradishar, W, Javed, A, Rhoton-Vlasak, AS, Kondapalli, LA, Neuber, E, Ginsberg, JP, Muller, CH, Hirshfeld-Cytron, J, Kutteh, WH, Lindheim, SR, Cherven, B, Meacham, LR, Rao, P, Torno, L, Sender, LS, Vadaparampil, ST, Skiles, JL, Schafer-Kalkhoff, T, Frias, OJ, Byrne, J, Westphal, LM, Schust, DJ, Klosky, JL, McCracken, KA, Ting, A, Khan, Z, Granberg, C, Lockart, B, Scoccia, B, Laronda, MM, Mersereau, JE, Marsh, C, Pavone, ME & Woodruff, TK 2018, 'The National Physicians Cooperative: Transforming fertility management in the cancer setting and beyond', Future Oncology, vol. 14, no. 29, pp. 3059-3072.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)