Samira M. Sadowski, M.D.

Samira M. Sadowski, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Surgical Oncology Program


Dr. Sadowski’s research focuses on the identification of diagnostic and prognostic markers for endocrine tumors and developing new therapies for such tumors. She has extensive experience in the field of endocrine surgery.

Areas of Expertise

Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas and GI Tract
Pheochromocytoma / Paraganglioma

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Selected Recent Publications

Upregulation of Somatostatin Receptor Type 2 Improves 177Lu-DOTATATE Therapy in Receptor-Deficient Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Model

Rupali Sharma, Bhargav Earla, Kwamena E Baidoo, Martha A Zeiger, James P Madigan, Freddy E Escorcia, Samira M Sadowski
Mol Cancer Ther. 22(9): 1052-1062, 2023.
Full-Text Article
[ Journal Article ]

Models in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

Steven D Forsythe, Tracey Pu, Stephen G Andrews, James P Madigan, Samira M Sadowski
Cancers (Basel). 15(15): 3756, 2023.
Full-Text Article
[ Journal Article ]

Identification of Differential Transcriptional Patterns in Primary and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism

Sadowski SM, Pusztaszeri M, Brulhart-Meynet MC, Petrenko P, De Vito C, Sobel J, Delucinge-Vivier C, and Kebebew E, Regazzi R, Philippe J, Triponez F, Dibner C.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 103(6): 2189-2198, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Association of the VHL Genotype with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Phenotype in Patients with Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Tirosh A, Sadowski SM, Linehan WM, Libutti SK, Patel D, Nilubol N, and Kebebew E.
JAMA Oncol. 4(1): 124-126, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Prospective Study of 68Ga-DOTATATE Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography for Detecting Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors and Unknown Primary Sites

Sadowski SM, Neychev V, Millo C, Shih J, Nilubol N, Herscovitch P, Pacak K, Marx SJ, and Kebebew E.
J Clin Oncol. 34(6): 588-96, 2016. [ Journal Article ]

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