Salah Boudjadi, M.D., Ph.D, Staff Scientist

Salah Boudjadi, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute


Dr. Boudjadi is primarily interested in therapies that use antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). He is currently studying the effectiveness of new ADCs and ADC combinations in treating urothelial carcinoma and rare genitourinary tumors (GU). Additionally, he is working on developing and characterizing new models of ADC-related therapy resistance in both in vitro and in vivo settings. These models will be used to better understand the mechanisms of ADC resistance and explore new ways to overcome them in cancer treatment. 

Areas of Expertise

Bladder Cancer
Cell And Molecular Biology
Digital Pathology
Therapy Resistance
Rare Genitourinary Tumors


Selected Recent Publications

A Fusion Transcription Factor-Driven Cancer Progresses to a Fusion-Independent Relapse via Constitutive Activation of a Downstream Transcriptional Target

Salah Boudjadi , Puspa Raj Pandey, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Thanh Hung Nguyen, Wenyue Sun, Frederic G Barr.
Cancer Research. Jun 1;81(11): 2930-2942, 2021. [ Journal Article ]

The expression and function of PAX3 in development and disease

Salah Boudjadi, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Wenyue Sun, Prasantha Vemu, Frederic G Barr.
Gene. Aug 5:666: 145-157, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Serine hydroxymethyltransferase 2 expression promotes tumorigenesis in rhabdomyosarcoma with 12q13-q14 amplification

Thanh H Nguyen, Prasantha L Vemu, Gregory E Hoy, Salah Boudjadi, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Jack F Shern, Javed Khan, Wenyue Sun, Frederic G Barr.
Journal of Clinical Investigation. Aug 2;131(15): e138022, 2021. [ Journal Article ]

Involvement of the Integrin α1β1 in the Progression of Colorectal Cancer

Salah Boudjadi, Gérald Bernatchez, Blanche Sénicourt, Marco Beauséjour, Pierre H Vachon, Julie C Carrier, Jean-François Beaulieu.
Cancers (Basel). 2017 Jul 26;9(8): 96, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

Control of the human osteopontin promoter by ERRα in colorectal cancer

Boudjadi S, Bernatchez G, Beaulieu JF, Carrier JC.
American Journal of Pathology. 2013 Jul;183(1): 266-76, 2013. [ Journal Article ]