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, Sproch, A, Ungemach, M, Cash, M & Blackall, GF 2022, 'Life on Pause: Lessons Learned in Creating an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Podcast', Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 439-441.


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.

Clinical Trials Search

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