Anupam Verma

Anupam R. Verma, M.B.B.S., M.D., F.A.A.P

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


Anupam Verma is a pediatric oncologist with a research focus on designing and conducting early phase clinical trials using immunotherapies for children, adolescents, and young adults with high risk pediatric acute leukemias. She is specifically interested in optimizing outcomes for children with Down Syndrome who develop leukemia. Additional areas of interest include: 1) studying and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion not only in patient care but among healthcare providers; 2) working with trainees to foster equitable opportunities for career development across all demographic sectors.

Areas of Expertise

1) high risk acute leukemia in pediatrics, adolescents, and young adults 2) early-phase clinical trials in pediatric leukemia 3) immunotherapy for relapsed/refractory pediatric leukemia 4) leukemia in patients with Down Syndrome 5) diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare

Information for Patients

Learn more about the Leukemia, Lymphoma, Transplant and Cell Therapy Team and clinical trials.


Selected Key Publications

Clinical Utility of Pegaspargase in Children, Adolescents and Young Adult Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Review

Cynthia Bender, Luke Maese, Maria Carter-Febres, Anupam Verma
Blood Lymphat Cancer. 2021. [ Journal Article ]

Blinatumomab versus historical standard therapy in pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory Ph-negative B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Franco Locatelli, James A Whitlock, Christina Peters, Christiane Chen-Santel, Victoria Chia, Robyn M Dennis, Kenneth M Heym, Aaron J Katz, Michael A Kelsh, Richard Sposto, Huakang Tu, Catherine A Tuglus, Anupam Verma, Luciana Vinti, Jennifer J Wilkes, Nathalya Zubarovskaja, Gerhard Zugmaier, Arend von Stackelberg, Weili Sun
Leukemia . 34/9: 2020. [ Journal Article ]

Outcome of children with multiply relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a therapeutic advances in childhood leukemia & lymphoma study

Weili Sun, Jemily Malvar, Richard Sposto, Anupam Verma, Jennifer J Wilkes, Robyn Dennis, Kenneth Heym, Theodore W Laetsch, Melissa Widener, Susan R Rheingold, Javier Oesterheld, Nobuko Hijiya, Maria Luisa Sulis, Van Huynh, Andrew E Place, Henrique Bittencourt, Raymond Hutchinson, Yoav Messinger, Bill Chang, Yousif Matloub, David S Ziegler, Rebecca Gardner, Todd Cooper, Francesco Ceppi, Michelle Hermiston, Luciano Dalla-Pozza, Kirk R Schultz, Paul Gaynon, Alan S Wayne, James A Whitlock
Leukemia. 32/11: 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Decitabine and Vorinostat with Chemotherapy in Relapsed Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A TACL Pilot Study

Michael J Burke, Rumen Kostadinov, Richard Sposto, Lia Gore, Shannon M Kelley, Cara Rabik, Jane B Trepel, Min-Jung Lee, Akira Yuno, Sunmin Lee, Deepa Bhojwani, Sima Jeha, Bill H Chang, Maria Luisa Sulis, Michelle L Hermiston, Paul Gaynon, Van Huynh, Anupam Verma, Rebecca Gardner, Kenneth M Heym, Robyn M Dennis, David S Ziegler, Theodore W Laetsch, Javier E Oesterheld, Steven G Dubois, Jessica A Pollard, Julia Glade-Bender, Todd M Cooper, Joel A Kaplan, Midhat S Farooqi, Byunggil Yoo, Erin Guest, Alan S Wayne, Patrick A Brown
Clin Cancer Res. 26/10: 2020. [ Journal Article ]