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Julia Ann Beaver, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Oncology


Expertise: Breast Cancer, Medical Oncology

Research Interests: Genetic Predisposition to Breast Cancer; Circulating Tumor DNA; Personalized Breast Cancer Therapy; Development of Novel Targeted Agents for Breast Cancer Treatment more


Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Sibley Memorial Hospital

5215 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 410-955-8964


Dr. Julia A. Beaver is a medical oncologist at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an assistant professor of oncology, part-time, at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Beaver is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She practices out of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. as a member of the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program. Dr. Beaver is also associate director in the Division of Oncology Products 1 in the Office of Hematology Oncology Products at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Beaver has an expertise in breast cancer. Dr. Beaver sees patients with early or advanced/metastatic breast cancer for second opinion; patients with early stage breast cancer on hormonal therapy or requiring long-term follow up; and patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Dr. Beaver earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Dr. Beaver has contributed to numerous publications and presentations. She was awarded the Pearl M. Stetler Research grant for her breast cancer research. Her research interests include genetic predisposition to breast cancer, circulating tumor DNA, personalized breast cancer therapy and the development of novel targeted agents for breast cancer treatment. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2007)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2010)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Oncology (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2010)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Beaver JA, Theoret MR, Mushti S, He K, Libeg M, Goldberg K, Sridhara R, McKee AE, Keegan P, Pazdur R. "FDA Approval of Nivolumab for the First-Line Treatment of Patients with BRAFV600 Wild-Type Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma." Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 10. pii: clincanres.0714.2016. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-0714. [Epub ahead of print]

Singh H, Beaver JA, Kim G, Pazdur R. "Enrollment of older adults on oncology trials: An FDA perspective." J Geriatr Oncol. 2016 Dec 22. pii: S1879-4068(16)30163-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2016.11.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Beaver JA, Tzou A, Blumenthal GM, McKee AE, Kim G, Pazdur R, Philip R. "An FDA Perspective on the Regulatory Implications of Complex Signatures to Predict Response to Targeted Therapies." Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Dec 19. pii: clincanres.1098.2016. [Epub ahead of print]

Singh H, Brave M, Beaver JA, Cheng J, Tang S, Zahalka E, Palmby TR, Venugopal R, Song P, Liu Q, Liu C, Yu J, Chen XH, Wang X, Wang Y, Kluetz PG, Daniels SR, Papadopoulos EJ, Sridhara R, McKee AE, Ibrahim A, Kim G, Pazdur R. "U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approval: Cabozantinib for the Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma." Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 15;23(2):330-335. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1073.

Parsons HA, Beaver JA, Cimino-Mathews A, Ali SM, Axilbund J, Chu D, Connolly RM, Cochran RL, Croessmann S, Clark TA, Gocke CD, Jeter SC, Kennedy MR, Lauring J, Lee J, Lipson D, Miller VA, Otto GA, Rosner GL, Ross JS, Slater S, Stephens PJ, VanDenBerg DA, Wolff AC, Young LE, Zabransky DJ, Zhang Z, Zorzi J, Stearns V, Park BH. "Individualized Molecular Analyses Guide Efforts (IMAGE): A Prospective Study of Molecular Profiling of Tissue and Blood in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer." Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 15;23(2):379-386. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1543.

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