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Bhaskar N. Rao, MD
Bhaskar N. Rao, MD

Bhaskar N. Rao, MD

Emeritus, St. Jude Faculty



MD – Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India

Research Interests

  • Osteosarcoma
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Role of interstitial brachytherapy in the management of pediatric solid tumors
  • Subamputative surgery (Limb-Salvage Procedures) in the management of primary bone tumors
  • Central venous catheters in pediatric oncology patients
  • Pneumopathy X
  • Management of non-rhabdomysarcoma
  • Management of rare tumors, including adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Melanomas
  • Colorectal carcinoma

Selected Publications

Fernandez-Pineda I, Parida L, Jenkins JJ, Davidoff AM, Rao BN, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Childhood hemangiopericytoma: Review of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33(5):356-9, 2011.

Daw NC, Neel MD, Rao BN, Billups CA, Wu J, Jenkins J, Quintana J, Luchtman-Jones L, Villarroel M, Santana VM. Frontline treatment of localized osteosarcoma without methotrexate: Results of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital OS99 Trial. Cancer 117(12):2770-8, 2011.

Karplus G, Krasin MJ, Rodriguez-Galindo C, McCarville B, Jenkins J, Rao B, Spyridis G, Spunt SL. Retrospective study of the surgical management and outcome of nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcomas of the groin and axilla in children. J Pediatr Surg 44:1972-1976, 2009.

Karplus G, Spunt SL, McCarville BM, Jenkins JJ, Rao BN. Soft tissue sarcoma of the groin and axilla.J Pediatar Surg 44(10):1972-6, 2009.

Salulekar M, Rao BN. Complications in the management of rhabdomyosarcoma. In: Yogesh, Kumar, Sarin, eds. Book chapter. 2009 (in press).

Spyrides G, Rao B. Non-rhabdo soft tissue sarcoma. In: Lokeshwar MR, Manglani M, Sachedeva A, eds. Book chapter. 2009 (in press).

Ness KK, Rao BN, Daw NC. More than physical function. HRQOL among children and adolescents with lower extremity bone sarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 53:310-311, 2009.

Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM, Xiong X, Wu S, Hua CH, Navid F, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Rao BN, Hoth KA, Neel MD, Merchant TE, Kun LE, Spunt SL. Preliminary results of a prospective study using limited margin radiotherapy in pediatric and young adult, high grade nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:874-878, 2009.

Navid F, Billups CA, Krasin MJ, Davidoff AM, Harper J, Rao BN, Spunt SL. Body wall and visceral nonrhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Surg 44:1965-1971, 2009.

Karplus G, McCarville MB, Smeltzer M, Spyridis G, Rao BN, Davidoff AM, Shochat S. Should contralateral exploratory thoracotomy be advocated for children with osteosarcoma and early unilateral pulmonary metastasis. J Pediatr Surg 44:665-671, 2009.

Haidar R, Sagghieh S, Muwakkit S, Mumtaz G, Akel S, Kamzoul R, Farah R, Noun P, Hkalifeh H, Farhat F, Razzouk B, Galindo CR, Rao B, Abboud MR. Limb salvage surgery for children and adolescents with malignant bone tumors in a developing country. Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:787-791, 2008.

Hill DA, Furman WL, Billups CA, Riedley S, Cain AM, Rao BN, Pratt CB, Spunt SL. Colorectal carcinoma in childhood and adolescence: A clinicopathologic review. J Clin Oncol 25:5808-5814, 2007.

Rodriguez-Galindo C, Liu T, Krasin MJ, Wu J, Billups CA, Daw NC, Spunt SL, Rao BN, Santana VM, Navid F. Analysis of prognostic factors in Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. Cancer 110:375-384, 2007.

Hoffer FA, Hancock ML, Hinds PS, Oigbokie N, Rai SN, Rao B. Pleurodesis for effusions in pediatric oncology patients at end of life. Pediatr Radiol 37:269-273, 2007.

Weiss A, Khoury JD, Hoffer FA, Wu J, Billups CA, Heck RK, Quintana J, Poe D, Rao BN, Daw NC. Telangiectatic osteosarcoma. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s experience. Cancer 109:1627-1637, 2007.

Marchese VG, Rai SN, Carlson CA, Hinds PS, Spearing EM, Zhang L, Callaway L, Heel MD, Rao BN, Ginsberg JP. Assessing functional mobility in survivors of lower-extremity sarcoma: reliability and validity of a new assessment tool. Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:183-189, 2007.

Ginsberg JP, Rai SN, Carlson CA, Meadows AT, Hinds PS, Spearing EM, Zhang L, Callaway L, Neel MD, Rao BN, Marchese VG. A comparative analysis of functional outcomes in adolescents and young adults with lower-extremity bone sarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:964-969, 2007.

Rodriguez-Galindo, C, Nvid F, Lui T, Billups CA, Rao BN, Krasin MJ. Prognostic factors for local and distant control in Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. Annals Oncol 19(4):814-20, 2007.

Chui CH, Rao B, Molagool S, Gow KW. Tumors of the adrenal gland (other than neuroblastoma). In:Pediatric Oncology (Surgical and Medical Aspects). Gupta DK, Carachi R (eds). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, pp. 235-244, 2007.

Gow KW, Chui CH, Molagool S, Rao B. Malignant liver tumors in children and adolescents. In:Pediatric Oncology (Surgical and Medical Aspects). Gupta DK, Carachi R (eds). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, pp. 200-226, 2007.

Molagool S, Rao B, Chui CH, Gow KW. Benign liver tumors. In: Pediatric Oncology (Surgical and Medical Aspects). Gupta DK, Carachi R (eds). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, pp. 191-199, 2007.

Rao BN. Foreword. In: Pediatric Oncology (Surgical and Medical Aspects). Gupta DK, Carachi R (eds). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2007.

Gupta H, Araki Y, Davidoff AM, Rao BN, Hoffer FA, Billups C, Wu J, Shochat SJ. Evaluation of pediatric oncology patients with previous multiple central catheters for vascular access: Is Doppler ultrasound needed? Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:527-531, 2007.

Navid F, Santana VM, Billups CA, Merchant TE, Furman WL, Spunt SL, Cain AM, Rao BN, Hale GA, Pappo AS. Concomitant administration of vincristine, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, ifosfamide, and etoposide for high-risk sarcomas. The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience.Cancer 106:1846-1856, 2006.

Gupta H, Davidoff AM, Rao BN, Jenkins JJ, Spunt SL. Neonatal epithelioid sarcoma: A distinct clinical entity? J Pediatr Surg 41:E9-E12, 2006.

Daw NC, Jenkins JJ, McCarville MB, Rao BN, Neel MN. Case Reports: Polymethylmethacrylate lung embolus after limb-salvage surgery of the distal femur. Clin Orthop Relat Res 44:252-256, 2006.

Whatley WS, Thompson JW, Rao B. Salivary gland tumors in survivors of childhood cancer.Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 134:385-388, 2006.

Kaste SC, Fuller CE, Saharia A, Neel M, Rao BN, Daw NC. Pediatric surface osteosarcoma: Clinical, pathologic, and radiologic features. Pediatr Blood Cancer 47:152-162, 2006.

Hartford CM, Wodowski KS, Rao BN, Khoury JD, Neel MD, Daw NC. Osteosarcoma among children aged 5 years or younger: The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital experience. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:43-47, 2006.

Daw NC, Billups CA, Rodriguez-Galindo C, McCarville MB, Rao BN, Cain AM, Jenkins JJ, Neel MD, Meyer WH. Metastatic osteosarcoma: Results of two consecutive therapeutic trials at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cancer 106:403-412, 2006.

Last update: March 2012