UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Uma N. M. Rao, MD

Uma Rao
Professor of Pathology
Director of the Bone, Soft Tissue, and Melanoma Center of Excellence, UPMC Shadyside
Director of the Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship Program, UPMC Shadyside

Contact Information

Contact Information

UPMC Shadyside
Department of Pathology, WG2.9
5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: 412-623-2319
Email: raounm@upmc.edu
Fax: 412-682-6450

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Sarcoma; melanoma; molecular analysis; pathology; bone and soft tissue tumors

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Rao is a general surgical pathologist with interests in oncologic pathology, specifically in bone and soft tissue tumors and melanoma. Her research interests involve analysis of these tumors using immunohistochemical, cytogenetic and molecular techniques. Dr. Rao serves as the pathology co-chair for ECOG-ACRIN.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Wang T, Goodman MA, McGough RL, Weiss KR, Rao UN. Immunohistochemical analysis of expressions of RB1, CDK4, HSP90, cPLA2G4A, and CHMP2B is helpful in distinction between myxofibrosarcoma and myxoid liposarcoma. Int J Surg Pathol. 2014 Oct;22(7):589-99. PubMed Link
  • Tarhini AA, Edington H, Butterfield LH, Lin Y, Shuai Y, Tawbi H, Sander C, Yin Y, Holtzman M, Johnson J, Rao UN, Kirkwood JM. Immune monitoring of the circulation and the tumor microenvironment in patients with regionally advanced melanoma receiving neoadjuvant ipilimumab. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 3;9(2):e87705. PubMed Link
  • Naveh HP, Rao UN, Butterfield LH. Melanoma-associated leukoderma - immunology in black and white? Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2013 Nov;26(6):796-804. PubMed Link
  • Rao UN, Hood BL, Jones-Laughner JM, Sun M, Conrads TP. Distinct profiles of oxidative stress-related and matrix proteins in adult bone and soft tissue osteosarcoma and desmoid tumors: a proteomics study. Hum Pathol. 2013 May;44(5):725-33. PubMed Link
  • Papachristou DJ, Sklirou E, Corradi D, Grassani C, Kontogeorgakos V, Rao UN. Immunohistochemical analysis of the endoribonucleases Drosha, Dicer and Ago2 in smooth muscle tumours of soft tissues. Histopathology. 2012 May;60(6B):E28-36. PubMed Link
  • Rao UN, Lee SJ, Luo W, Mihm MC Jr, Kirkwood JM. Presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and a dominant nodule within primary melanoma are prognostic factors for relapse-free survival of patients with thick (t4) primary melanoma: pathologic analysis of the e1690 and e1694 intergroup trials. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Apr;133(4):646-53. PubMed Link
  • Jukic DM, Rao UN, Kelly L, Skaf JS, Drogowski LM, Kirkwood JM, Panelli MC. Microrna profiling analysis of differences between the melanoma of young adults and older adults. J Transl Med. 2010 Mar 19;8:27. PubMed Link

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Collaborations

Collaborations

Current Internal Collaborators

John Kirkwood, MD
Thomas and Sandra Usher Chair and Professor of Medicine
Co-Leader - Melanoma Program (MP)

Shared Resource Usage

Shared Resource Usage

  • Cancer Genomics Facility
  • Tissue and Research Pathology Services

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Last modified: 10/27/14