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Rochelle Bagatell, MD

Attending Physician

Solid Tumor Section Chief

Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Johnson K, Aplenc R, Bagatell R. Survival by race among children with extracranial solid tumors in the United States 1985-2005 [abstract]. American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO); 2010 Jun; Chicago, IL.


Fox E, Aplenc R, Widemann BC, Chuk MK, Bagatell R, Kim A, et al. Phase I trial and pharmacokinetic study of cediranib in children with recurrent or refractory solid tumors. AACR/EORT Molecular Targets Meeting; 2009 Nov; Boston, MA.

Bagatell R, Herzog CE, Trippett TM, Winter E, Dall GC, Grippo JF, et al. Pharmacokinetically guided phase I trial of the IGF-1 antagonist RG1507 administered weekly. AACR/EORTC Molecular Targets Meeting; 2009 Nov; Boston, MA.

Bagatell R, Wagner LM, Cohn SL, Maris JM, Reynolds CP, Stewart CF, et al. Irinotecan + temozolomide in children with recurrent or refractory neuroblastoma: a phase II Children's Oncology Group study, American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO); 2009 Jun; Orlando, FL.



2012, Richard and Sheila Sanford Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology

2006-present, Best Doctors in America

2006, Alpha Omega Alpha

2002, Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching for Medical Students

2001, University Animal Care Outstanding Investigator Award, University of Arizona

2000, Children's Oncology Group Young Investigator Award

2000, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Dean's Physician Scientist Career Development Award

1999, Pharmacia-Upjohn Outstanding Fellow Award, Arizona Cancer Center

1996, Resident of the Year, Pima County Pediatric Society

1996, Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona

1993, Hugh Thompson Award, Outstanding Medical Student in Pediatrics

1989-93, Dean's Scholar, University of Arizona

1987, Phi Beta Kappa




Parikh S, Bagatell R. Bone tumors. In: Florin TA, Ludwig S, editors. Netter's pediatrics. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2011. Ch. 60, p. 366-71.

Bagatell R, Park J. Neuroblastoma. In: Lanzkowsky P, editor. Handbook of pediatric hematology and oncology. 5th ed. London, UK: Academic Press; 2011. Ch. 22, p. 671.


Adamson P, Bagatell R, Balis FM, Blaney SM. In: Pizzo PA, Adamson PC, Poplack DG (eds). Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2010.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

Editorial Board, The Oncologist

Ad Hoc Reviewer:

  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Lancet Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Cancer Research
  • Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Blood and Cancer
  • Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

Academic positions

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

  • 2009-present, Co-leader, Clinical Restructuring Team
  • 2010-present, Director, Solid Tumor Service, Division of Oncology
  • 2009, Judge, CHOP Research Poster Day
  • 2009-present, Oncology Website Redesign Committee
  • 2009-present, SPECT CT Committee, Department of Radiology
  • 2009-present, Clinical Research Quality Assurance Committee, Division of Oncology
  • 2008-present, Pediatric Protocol Review Committee, Division of Oncology


Memberships in professional organizations

American Association for Cancer Research
American Society for Clinical Oncology
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
American Academic of Pediatrics

Participation in national scientific committees

2010-present, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Grant Review Committee

2009-present, Developmental Therapeutics Steering Committee

2009-present, Children's Oncology Group

2008-present, High Risk Neuroblastoma Induction Task Force, Co-chair 

2008-present, ANBL0812 Phase II Trial, Study Vice Chair

2008-2009, American Society of Clinical Oncology Grant Selection Executive Committee

2007-2009, American Society of Clinical Oncology Grant Selection Committee

2007-present, Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Board

2007-present, Neuroblastoma Steering Committee

2006-2009, Neuroblastoma Biology Committee

Participation in international scientific committees

Advances in Neuroblastoma Research, Advisory Board

Original Papers


Bagatell R, Herzog CE, Trippett TM, Grippo JF, Cirrincione-Dall G, Fox E, et al. Pharmacokinetically guided phase I trial of the IGF-1 receptor antagonist RG1507 in children with recurrent or refractory solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Feb 1;17(3):611-9. Epub 2010 Dec 2. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21127194. Read the abstract

Bagatell R, London WB, Wagner LM, Voss SD, Stewart CF, Maris JM, et al. Phase II study of irinotecan and temozolomide in children with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma: a Children's Oncology Group study. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan 10;29(2):208-13. Epub 2010 Nov 29. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21115869. Read the abstract

Johnson KA, Aplenc R, Bagatell R. Survival by race among children with extracranial solid tumors in the United States between 1985 and 2005. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar;56(3):425-31. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21072824. Read the abstract


Trippett TM, Herzog C, Whitlock JA, Wolff J, Juttesch J, Bagatell R, et al. Phase I and pharmacokinetic study of cetuximab and irinotecan in children with refractory solid tumors: a study of the pediatric oncology experimental therapeutic investigator's consortium. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Oct 20:27(30):5102-8. Epub 2009 Sep 21. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19770383. Read the abstract

Bagatell R, Beck-Popovic M, London WB, Zhang Y, Pearson AD, Matthay KK, et al. Significance of MYCN amplification in international neuroblastoma staging system stage 1 and 2 neuroblastoma: a report from the International Neuroblastoma Risk Group database. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 20;27(3):365-70. Epub 2008 Dec 1. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19047282. Read the article

Posters and Presentations


Bagatell R. Clinical trials and experimental therapies [invited lecture]. Childhood Cancer Symposium, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation; 2010 Jun 26; Philadelphia, PA.


Bagatell R. New endpoint and trial design to define the dose of a molecularly targeted anti-cancer agent in children [invited lecture]. Children's Cancer Research Center Seminar, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; 2009 Sep 8; Philadelphia, PA.

Bagatell R. How to read the medical literature [invited lecture]. Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Conference; 2009 Jul 18; Chicago, IL.

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