Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Salah Almokadem, MD

Salah Almokadem, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Disease Teams:
Head and Neck Cancer
Thoracic Cancer

Research Interests

  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • volociximab
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Integrins
  • Safety
  • Clinical Trials
  • Survival
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Docetaxel

Clinical Trials

Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Radiotherapy with Concurrent MEDI4736 (Durvalumab) vs. Radiotherapy with Concurrent Cetuximab in Patients with Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer with a Contraindication to Cisplatin
General Protocol for the Acquisition of Whole Blood for the Detection and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells and/or Tumor Specific Immunity/Immune Cell Activation for any Malignancy at any Stage of Disease
Oncogenic Mutations/Gene Rearrangements in Patients with Advanced Adenocarcinoma Lung
Characterization of Oncogenic Mutations in Patients with Advanced Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
Oncogenic Driver Mutations/Biomarkers in Screening Participants for Early Detection of Lung Cancer
One Time Tissue and Blood Collection from Patients with Lung Cancer at Risk for Developing Lung Cancer
Tissue and Blood Collection from Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer

Recent Publications


KEYNOTE-040 investigators 2019, 'Pembrolizumab versus methotrexate, docetaxel, or cetuximab for recurrent or metastatic head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma (KEYNOTE-040): a randomised, open-label, phase 3 study', The Lancet, vol. 393, no. 10167, pp. 156-167.


Liu, J, Goldenberg, D, Almokadem, S, Crist, H & Mackley, HB 2017, 'Long-term recurrence-free survival after an unplanned reduction in radiotherapy for HPV-positive oropharyngeal SCC: Two cases and a review of the literature', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 96, no. 7, E23.
Stoller, R, Schmitz, JC, Ding, F, Puhalla, S, Belani, CP, Appleman, L, Lin, Y, Jiang, Y, Almokadem, S, Petro, D, Holleran, J, Kiesel, BF, Ken Czambel, R, Carneiro, BA, Kontopodis, E, Hershberger, PA, Rachid, M, Chen, A, Chu, E & Beumer, JH 2017, 'Phase I study of veliparib in combination with gemcitabine', Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, vol. 80, no. 3, pp. 631-643.


Liu, X, Rice, SJ, Jamis-Dow, CA, Abendroth, C, Ali, S, Almokadem, S & Belani, CP 2016, 'A patient with complex multiple genomic alk alterations', Thorax, vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 383-385.
Aronson, KR, Wagstaff, DA, Farace, E, Muscat, J, Belani, C, Almokadem, S & Fossum, T 2016, 'A week in the life of lung cancer survivors: Daily reports of stress, worry, mood, and symptoms', Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 2269-2282.
Almokadem, S 2016, 'Progress in immunotherapy of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma', Current Molecular Pharmacology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 226-230.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)