Dr. Junaid Arshad is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and our new faculty member of GI Medical Oncology. He received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his Internal medicine Residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT. He has joined the Cancer Center after his Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship from University of Miami, FL. Dr. Arshad is a Clinical and Translational Scientist with a focus on developing novel therapeutics for several areas of Upper GI Oncology.
Dr. Arshad's Clinical and Research focus targets mainly the Upper GI Oncology including Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Gastric Cancers, Esophageal Cancers and Neuroendocrine Tumors. He is a part of several clinical trials and has contributed to several peer reviewed publications. His prior research focuses on the use of biomarkers such as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors. He has expanded his areas of research interest to include other disease modalities such as Neuroendocrine Cancers.
Arshad, J., P. A. Costa, P. Barreto-Coelho, B. Nicole Valdes, and J. C. Trent, "Immunotherapy Strategies for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor.", Cancers (Basel), vol. 13, issue 14, 2021 Jul 14.
PMCID: PMC8306810PMID: 34298737
Arshad, J., J. Ahmed, T. Subhawong, and J. C. Trent, "Progress in determining response to treatment in gastrointestinal stromal tumor.", Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, vol. 20, issue 4, pp. 279-288, 2020 04.
Palacio, S., L. Pontes, E. Prado, J. Arshad, R. Ali, T. Piha, C. Eduardo Bacchi, R. Mudad, and G. Lopes, "Mutation Testing: Changing Patterns of Molecular Testing in Brazil.", Oncologist, vol. 24, issue 4, pp. e137-e141, 2019 04.
PMCID: PMC6459254PMID: 30446583
Ali, R., J. Arshad, S. Palacio, and R. Mudad, "Brigatinib for -positive metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: design, development and place in therapy.", Drug Des Devel Ther, vol. 13, pp. 569-580, 2019.
PMCID: PMC6372006PMID: 30804663