James Doroshow

James H. Doroshow, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Developmental Therapeutics Branch


Our laboratory focuses on the role of oxidant-mediated signalling in cytokine-, growth factor- and drug-related alterations of tumor cell proliferation. We are particularly interested in how the generation of reactive oxygen species by the members of the NADPH oxidase gene family contributes to context-driven tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis. We are actively engaged in the development of novel small molecule inhibitors of these proteins both as chemical probes and as potential therapeutic agents. Our other active research focus is in the development of targeted anticancer drugs, beginning with the validation of novel pharmacodynamic assays that will be used to demonstrate proof-of-mechanism for these molecules. We employ new pre-clinical models to qualify these assays for use in phase 0, 1, and 2 clinical trials conducted in our early drug development clinic.

Areas of Expertise

Reactive Oxygen Metabolism
NADPH Oxidases
Pre-Clinical Tumor Models
Early Phase Clinical Trials

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Selected Key Publications

Clinical Evolution of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Human Carcinomas

Navas T, Kinders RJ, Lawrence SM, Ferry-Galow KV, Borgel S, Hollingshead MG, Srivastava AK, Alcoser SY, Makhlouf HR, Chuaqui R, Wilsker DF, Konaté MM, Miller SB, Voth AR, Chen L, Vilimas T, Subramanian J, Rubinstein L, Kummar S, Chen AP, Bottaro DP, Doroshow JH, Parchment RE
Cancer Res. 80(2): 304-18, 2020. [ Journal Article ]

RNA Sequencing of the NCI-60: Integration into CellMiner and CellMiner CDB

Reinhold WC, Varma S, Sunshine M, Elloumi F, Ofori-Atta K, Lee S, Trepel JB, Meltzer PS, Doroshow JH, Pommier Y
Cancer Res. 79(13): 3514-24, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Modernizing Clinical Trials for Patients With Cancer

Sharpless NE, Doroshow JH
JAMA. 321(5): 447-48, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

The National Cancer Institute ALMANAC: A Comprehensive Screening Resource for the Detection of Anticancer Drug Pairs with Enhanced Therapeutic Activity

Holbeck SL, Camalier R, Crowell JA, Govindharajulu JP, Hollingshead M, Anderson LW, Polley E, Rubinstein L, Srivastava A, Wilsker D, Collins JM, Doroshow JH
Cancer Res. 77(13): 3564-76, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

Translational research in oncology--10 years of progress and future prospects

Doroshow JH and Kummar S.
Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 11: 649-662, 2014. [ Journal Article ]

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Technical Laboratory Manager
Becky Diebold, Ph.D.
Staff Clinician
Jibran Ahmed, M.D.
Adjunct Staff Clinician
Larissa Korde, M.D.
Staff Clinician
Naoko Takebe, M.D., Ph.d.
Staff Clinician
Gregory Reaman, M.D.
Adjunct Staff Clinician
Geraldine O’Sullivan Coyne, M.D.
Nurse Practitioner (Contr)
Lamin Juwara, CRNP
Research Biologist
Guojian Jiang, Ph.D.
Research Biologist
Jiamo Lu, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Jennifer Meitzler, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Yongzhong Wu, Ph.D.