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Nilofer Saba Azad, MD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

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  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Skip Viragh Center for Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research and Patient Care


Anal Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Carcinoid Syndrome, Carcinoid Tumors, Cholangiocarcinoma, Clinical Trials, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Tumors, Hepatocellular Cancer, Liver Cancer, Medical Oncology, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Small Bowel Cancer, Small Intestine Cancer, Stomach Cancer

Research Interests

GI Cancers Colon and Liver


Dr. Azad has a strong background in Phase I/II drug development program which she is developing in our GI Oncology Program. Her research interests focus on a translational program primarily in colorectal and hepatocellular (liver) cancers. Dr. Azad also participates in general clinical care of GI cancer patients.


  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • colorectal cancer
  • liver cancer
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  • Education +


    • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston TX ) (2001)


    • Baylor College of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Houston TX ) (2004)


    • National Cancer Institute - NIH / Oncology and Hematology (Bethesda MD ) (2007)


    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2014)
    • Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
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    Selected Publications

    Reyes, D.K.; Vossen, J.A.; Kamel, I.R.; Azad, N.S.; Wahlin, T.A.; Torbenson, M.S.; Choti, M.A.; Geschwind, J.F. Single-center phase II trial of transarterial chemoembolization with drug-eluting beads for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: initial experience in the United States. Cancer J. 2009 Nov-Dec;15(6):526-532.

    Yakoob, J.; Abbas, Z.; Jafri, W.; Azad, N.S. Esophageal polypoidal mass: presentation of an uncommon pleomorphic carcinoma. Jpma. 2009 Sep;59(9):639-641.

    Lee, J.M.; Sarosy, G.A.; Annunziata, C.M.; Azad, N.; Minasian, L.; Kotz, H.; Squires, J.; Houston, N.; Kohn, E.C. Combination therapy: intermittent sorafenib with bevacizumab yields activity and decreased toxicity. Br J Cancer. 2010 Feb 2;102(3):495-499.
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    Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    401 N. Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    Phone: 410-955-8893
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964
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    Sibley Memorial Hospital
    5255 Loughboro Road NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    Appointment Phone: 202-660-6500
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