Srivandana Akshintala, MBBS, MPH

Srivandana Akshintala, MBBS, MPH

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


Dr. Akshintala is a pediatric oncologist whose research focuses on clinical trials for pediatric solid tumors and tumor predisposition syndromes such as neurofibromatosis-associated cancers and pediatric medullary thyroid cancer. She is interested in the design and conduct of clinical studies that apply the latest advances in our understanding of tumor biology towards the development of better therapies for pediatric cancers.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Oncology
Medullary Thyroid Cancer
Neurofibromatosis-related Tumors
Clinical Trial Design

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Selected Key Publications

Longitudinal evaluation of peripheral nerve sheath tumors in neurofibromatosis type 1: Growth analysis of plexiform neurofibromas and distinct nodular lesions

Akshintala S, Baldwin A, Liewehr DJ, Goodwin A, Blakeley JO, Gross AM, Steinberg SM, Dombi E, Widemann BC.
Neuro Oncol. Epub ahead of print (Mar. 10), 2020. [ Journal Article ]

A Systematic Review of Pediatric Phase I Trials in Oncology: Toxicity and Outcomes in the Era of Targeted Therapies

Cohen JW, Akshintala S, Kane E, Gnanapragasam H, Widemann BC, Steinberg SM, Shah NN.
Oncologist. 25(6): 532-540, 2010. [ Journal Article ]

Pheochromocytoma in Children and Adolescents With Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B

Makri A, Akshintala S, Derse-Anthony C, Del Rivero J, Widemann B, Stratakis CA, Glod J, Lodish M.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 104(1): 7-12, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Advanced Hereditary Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Treated with Vandetanib

Kraft IL, Akshintala S, Zhu Y, Lei H, Derse-Anthony C, Dombi E, Steinberg SM, Lodish M, Waguespack SG, Kapustina O, Fox E, Balis FM, Merino MJ, Meltzer PS, Glod JW, Shern JF, Widemann BC.
Clin Cancer Res. 24(4): 753-765, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Phase 1 trial and pharmacokinetic study of the oral platinum analog satraplatin in children and young adults with refractory solid tumors including brain tumors

Akshintala S, Marcus L, Warren KE, Murphy RF, Sissung TM, Srivastava A, Goodspeed WJ, Goodwin A, Brewer CC, Zalewski C, King KA, Kim A, Figg WD, Widemann BC.
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 62(4): 603-10, 2015. [ Journal Article ]