Vandana Batra, MBBS,MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi, India, 1992.
MD (Pediatrics)
Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, India, 1996.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Germ Cell Tumors
Desmoid Fibromatosis
Solid Tumors

Description of Other Expertise

Quality Improvement in Pediatric Oncology

Description of Research Expertise

Targeted Radiotherapy

Selected Publications

Micky K. Bacchus, BS; David S. Anderson, MD; Esther R. Berko, MD, PhD; Lisa J. States, MD; Rochelle Bagatell, MD; Sarah E. Hopkins, MD, MSPH; Vandana Batra, MD.: Neuroblastic tumor recurrence associated with opsoclonus myoclonus ataxia syndrome relapse a decade after initial resection and treatment. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2023 Notes: Accepted for Publication

Mehran Makvandi, Minu Samanta, Paul Martorano, Hwan Lee, Sarah B. Gitto, Khushbu Patel, David Groff, Jennifer Pogoriler, Daniel Martinez, Aladdin Riad, Hannah Dabagian, Michael Zaleski, Tara Taghvaee, Kuiying Xu, Ji Youn Lee, Catherine Hou, Alvin Farrel, Vandana Batra, Sean D. Carlin, Daniel J. Powell Jr, Robert H. Mach, Daniel A. Pryma & John M. Maris : Pre-clinical investigation of astatine-211-parthanatine for high-risk neuroblastoma. Communications Biology 5(1): 1260, November 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-04209-8.

Batra V, Samanta M, Makvandi M, Groff D, Martorano P, Elias J, Ranieri P, Tsang M, Hou C, Li Y, Pawel B, Martinez D, Vaidyanathan G, Carlin S, Pryma DA, Maris JM.: Preclinical development of [211At]meta-astatobenzylguanidine ([211At]MABG) as an alpha particle radiopharmaceutical therapy for neuroblastoma. Clinical Cancer Research 28(18): 4146-4157, September 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-22-0400.

Samanta M, Makvandi M, Groff D, Martorano P, Lee H, Batra V, Carlin S, Martinez D, Pogoriler J, Mach R, Pryma D, Maris J : The astatine-labeled PARP inhibitor [211At]MM4 induces complete and durable responses in neuroblastoma patient derived xenograft (PDX) models. Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference, Virtual(PA10.4 ), January 2021 Notes: Oral presentation by Samanta M, Virtual event.

Batra V: Meta-[211At]astatobenzylguanidine ([211At]MABG) increases overall survival in a preclinical model of disseminated neuroblastoma. Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference, virtual(263), January 2021 Notes: Poster Presentation Virtual event

Ding Yang-Yang, Ramakrishna Sneha, Long Adrienne, Phillips Charles, Esparza Raul, Diorio Caroline, Aplenc Richard,Maude Shannon,Bailey Charles,Reilly Anne, Batra Vandana, Rheingold Susan, Lacayo Norman, Sakamoto Kathleen, Hunger Stephen : Delayed cancer diagnoses and high mortality in children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 67(9): e28427, Sep 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.28427.

Jason R. Healy, Lori S. Hart, Alexander L. Shazad, Maria E. Gagliardi, Matthew Tsang, Jimmy Elias, Jacob Ruden, Alvin Farrel, Jo Lynne Rokita, Yimei Li, Anastasia Wyce , Olena Barbash, Vandana Batra, Minu Samanta, John M. Maris, Robert W. Schnepp: Limited antitumor activity of combined BET and MEK inhibition in neuroblastoma. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 67(6): e28267, June 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/pbc.28267.

Hwan Lee, Aladdin Riad, Paul Martorano, Adam Mansfield, Minu Samanta, Vandana Batra, Robert H. Mach, John M. Maris, Daniel A. Pryma, and Mehran Makvandi : PARP-1-targeted Auger emitters display high-LET cytotoxic properties in vitro but show limited therapeutic utility in solid tumor models of human Neuroblastoma. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 61(6): 850-856, June 2020 Notes: doi: 10.2967/jnumed.119.233965. 2021 Received the Alavi-Mandell Publication Awards for Articles Published in 2020

Zhe Wen, MD, PhD, Lin Zhang, MD, Vandana Batra, MD, and Hongming Zhuang, MD, PhD, FACNM: Elevated 68 Ga-DOTATATE Activity in Fibrous Cortical Defect. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 45(5): 417-419, May 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002984.

Jacqueline M. M. Leonard, Maria G. Vogiatzi, Michelle McLoughlin, Thomas F. Kolon, Mark R. Zaontz, Vandana Batra, Caroline Diorio, Vaneeta Bamba, Denise Gruccio, Christopher J. Long, Aaron T. Dorfman, Camille Michaud, Dana A. Weiss, Adda Grimberg, Elaine H. Zackai, Louise C. Pyle.: Mosaic Y-chromosome Containing 45,X Patients: Phenotypic Update And New Proposed Care Guidelines. American College of Medical Genetics, Virtual(206), 2020 Notes: 2020 Digital Edition of the ACMG Poster Sessions.

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