Anandani Nellan, M.D., M.P.H.

Anandani Nellan, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Pediatric Oncology Branch


Dr. Nellan is a pediatric neuro-oncologist specializing in pediatric hematology-oncology and neuro-oncology. Her primary goal is to pioneer new immunotherapies for pediatric brain tumors, with a focus on preclinical, translational studies in the lab.

Areas of Expertise

1) pediatric oncology, 2) neuro-oncology, 3) immunotherapy, 4) ependymoma, 5) atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT)

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Selected Key Publications

Durable regression of Medulloblastoma after regional and intravenous delivery of anti-HER2 chimeric antigen receptor T cells.

Nellan A, Rota C, Majzner R, Lester-McCully CM, Griesinger AM, Mulcahy Levy JM, Foreman NK, Warren KE, Lee DW.
J Immunother Cancer. 6(1): 30, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Improved CNS exposure to tocilizumab after cerebrospinal fluid compared to intravenous administration in rhesus macaques.

Nellan A, McCully CML, Cruz Garcia R, Jayaprakash N, Widemann BC, Lee DW, Warren KE.
Blood. 132(6): 662-666, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

CAR T Cells Targeting B7-H3, a Pan-Cancer Antigen, Demonstrate Potent Preclinical Activity Against Pediatric Solid Tumors and Brain Tumors

Majzner RG, Theruvath JL, Nellan A, Heitzeneder S, Cui Y, Mount CW, Rietberg SP, Linde MH, Xu P, Rota C, Sotillo E, Labanieh L, Lee DW, Orentas RJ, Dimitrov DS, Zhu Z, Croix BS, Delaidelli A, Sekunova A, Bonvini E, Mitra SS, Quezado MM, Majeti R, Monje M, Sorensen PHB, Maris JM, Mackall CL.
Clin Cancer Res. 25(8): 2560-2574, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Analysis Reveals BRAF V600E Mutations Are Infrequent in Isolated Pituitary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Patients

Nellan A, Bodlak A, Mirsky DM, Mulcahy Levy J, Garrington TP, Foreman NK, Gilani A, Hayashi M.
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 79(12): 1313-1319, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Retrospective analysis of combination carboplatin and vinblastine for pediatric low-grade glioma

Nellan A, Wright E, Campbell K, Davies KD, Donson AM, Amani V, Judd A, Hemenway MS, Raybin J, Foreman NK, Rush S, Dorris K.
J Neurooncol. 148(3): 569-575, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

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