University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Neil Shah, MD, PhD

Neil Shah, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
Program Leader, Hematopoietic Malignancies Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Edward S. Ageno Distinguished Professorship in Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Hematopoietic Malignancies

Research Summary

My research program has been highly focused on identifying and overriding molecular mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapeutics in hematopoietic malignancies, and is highly translational in nature. I therefore rely heavily upon HDFCCC infrastructure, including the Phase I Unit in the Developmental Therapeutics Program, the Tissue Core, the Bioinformatics Core, and the Mouse Therapeutics Core Facility. Additionally, I have ongoing Intra- and Inter-Programmatic collaborations with numerous Members and Associate Members, including Benjamin Braun, Emmanuelle Passegue, Scott Kogan, Mignon Loh, and Kevan Shokat.

Education

University of California, Berkeley, BS,1984, Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, 1992, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles, MD, 1996, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1984-1987
    Staff Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), laboratory of Irvin S.-Y. Chen
  • 1987-1992
    Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, laboratory of Owen N. Witte
  • 1996-1998
    Internship and Residency, UCLA School of Medicine
  • 1998-2000
    Clinical part of Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine
  • 2000-2003
    Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA, laboratory of Charles L. Sawyers
  • 2003-2004
    Clinical Instructor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine
  • 2004-2006
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine
  • 2006-2013
    Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • 2013-2017
    Associate Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine
  • 2017-present
    Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 1989-1991
    National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Award in Tumor Cell Biology
  • 1995
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Research Prize
  • 1995-2003
    UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Award
  • 2001-2004
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development Award for Fellows
  • 2003-2005
    NIH K12 Award in Clinical Pharmacology
  • 2004-2007
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Career Development Award for Special Fellows
  • 2006-2009
    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award
  • 2009-2014
    Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar in Clinical Research Award

Selected Publications

  1. Shouval DS, Konnikova L, Griffith AE, Wall SM, Biswas A, Werner L, Nunberg M, Kammermeier J, Goettel JA, Anand R, Chen H, Weiss B, Li J, Loizides A, Yerushalmi B, Yanagi T, Beier R, Conklin LS, Ebens CL, Santos FGMS, Sherlock M, Goldsmith JD, Kotlarz D, Glover SC, Shah N, Bousvaros A, Uhlig HH, Muise AM, Klein C, Snapper SB. Enhanced TH17 Responses in Patients with IL10 Receptor Deficiency and Infantile-onset IBD. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Nov; 23(11):1950-1961.
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  2. Stein BL, Gotlib J, Arcasoy M, Nguyen MH, Shah N, Moliterno A, Jamieson C, Pollyea DA, Scott B, Wadleigh M, Levine R, Komrokji R, Klisovic R, Gundabolu K, Kropf P, Wetzler M, Oh ST, Ribeiro R, Paschal R, Mohan S, Podoltsev N, Prchal J, Talpaz M, Snyder D, Verstovsek S, Mesa RA. Historical views, conventional approaches, and evolving management strategies for myeloproliferative neoplasms. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Apr; 13(4):424-34.
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  3. Tajon CA, Seo D, Asmussen J, Shah N, Jun YW, Craik CS. Sensitive and selective plasmon ruler nanosensors for monitoring the apoptotic drug response in leukemia. ACS Nano. 2014 Sep 23; 8(9):9199-208.
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  4. Lilly MB, Ottmann OG, Shah NP, Larson RA, Reiffers JJ, Ehninger G, Müller MC, Charbonnier A, Bullorsky E, Dombret H, Brigid Bradley-Garelik M, Zhu C, Martinelli G. Dasatinib 140 mg once daily versus 70 mg twice daily in patients with Ph-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia who failed imatinib: Results from a phase 3 study. Am J Hematol. 2010 Mar; 85(3):164-70.
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  5. Paquette RL, Nicoll J, Chalukya M, Gondek L, Jasek M, Sawyers CL, Shah NP, Maciejewski J. Clonal hematopoiesis in Philadelphia chromosome-negative bone marrow cells of chronic myeloid leukemia patients receiving dasatinib. Leuk Res. 2010 Jun; 34(6):708-13.
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  6. Kantarjian H, Pasquini R, Lévy V, Jootar S, Holowiecki J, Hamerschlak N, Hughes T, Bleickardt E, Dejardin D, Cortes J, Shah NP. Dasatinib or high-dose imatinib for chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia resistant to imatinib at a dose of 400 to 600 milligrams daily: two-year follow-up of a randomized phase 2 study (START-R). Cancer. 2009 Sep 15; 115(18):4136-47.
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  7. Seeliger MA, Ranjitkar P, Kasap C, Shan Y, Shaw DE, Shah NP, Kuriyan J, Maly DJ. Equally potent inhibition of c-Src and Abl by compounds that recognize inactive kinase conformations. Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 15; 69(6):2384-92.
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  8. Hochhaus A, Baccarani M, Deininger M, Apperley JF, Lipton JH, Goldberg SL, Corm S, Shah NP, Cervantes F, Silver RT, Niederwieser D, Stone RM, Dombret H, Larson RA, Roy L, Hughes T, Müller MC, Ezzeddine R, Countouriotis AM, Kantarjian HM. Dasatinib induces durable cytogenetic responses in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia in chronic phase with resistance or intolerance to imatinib. Leukemia. 2008 Jun; 22(6):1200-6.
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  9. Kantarjian H, Pasquini R, Hamerschlak N, Rousselot P, Holowiecki J, Jootar S, Robak T, Khoroshko N, Masszi T, Skotnicki A, Hellmann A, Zaritsky A, Golenkov A, Radich J, Hughes T, Countouriotis A, Shah N. Dasatinib or high-dose imatinib for chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia after failure of first-line imatinib: a randomized phase 2 trial. Blood. 2007 Jun 15; 109(12):5143-50.
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  10. Shankar DB, Li J, Tapang P, Owen McCall J, Pease LJ, Dai Y, Wei RQ, Albert DH, Bouska JJ, Osterling DJ, Guo J, Marcotte PA, Johnson EF, Soni N, Hartandi K, Michaelides MR, Davidsen SK, Priceman SJ, Chang JC, Rhodes K, Shah N, Moore TB, Sakamoto KM, Glaser KB. ABT-869, a multitargeted receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor: inhibition of FLT3 phosphorylation and signaling in acute myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2007 Apr 15; 109(8):3400-8.
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  11. Cortes J, Rousselot P, Kim DW, Ritchie E, Hamerschlak N, Coutre S, Hochhaus A, Guilhot F, Saglio G, Apperley J, Ottmann O, Shah N, Erben P, Branford S, Agarwal P, Gollerkeri A, Baccarani M. Dasatinib induces complete hematologic and cytogenetic responses in patients with imatinib-resistant or -intolerant chronic myeloid leukemia in blast crisis. Blood. 2007 Apr 15; 109(8):3207-13.
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  12. Hochhaus A, Kantarjian HM, Baccarani M, Lipton JH, Apperley JF, Druker BJ, Facon T, Goldberg SL, Cervantes F, Niederwieser D, Silver RT, Stone RM, Hughes TP, Muller MC, Ezzeddine R, Countouriotis AM, Shah NP. Dasatinib induces notable hematologic and cytogenetic responses in chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia after failure of imatinib therapy. Blood. 2007 Mar 15; 109(6):2303-9.
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  13. Radich JP, Dai H, Mao M, Oehler V, Schelter J, Druker B, Sawyers C, Shah N, Stock W, Willman CL, Friend S, Linsley PS. Gene expression changes associated with progression and response in chronic myeloid leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Feb 21; 103(8):2794-9.
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  14. Young MA, Shah NP, Chao LH, Seeliger M, Milanov ZV, Biggs WH, Treiber DK, Patel HK, Zarrinkar PP, Lockhart DJ, Sawyers CL, Kuriyan J. Structure of the kinase domain of an imatinib-resistant Abl mutant in complex with the Aurora kinase inhibitor VX-680. Cancer Res. 2006 Jan 15; 66(2):1007-14.
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  15. Michor F, Hughes TP, Iwasa Y, Branford S, Shah NP, Sawyers CL, Nowak MA. Dynamics of chronic myeloid leukaemia. Nature. 2005 Jun 30; 435(7046):1267-70.
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  16. Shah NP. Loss of response to imatinib: mechanisms and management. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2005; 183-7.
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  17. Chu S, Xu H, Shah NP, Snyder DS, Forman SJ, Sawyers CL, Bhatia R. Detection of BCR-ABL kinase mutations in CD34+ cells from chronic myelogenous leukemia patients in complete cytogenetic remission on imatinib mesylate treatment. Blood. 2005 Mar 01; 105(5):2093-8.
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  18. Shah NP, Tran C, Lee FY, Chen P, Norris D, Sawyers CL. Overriding imatinib resistance with a novel ABL kinase inhibitor. Science. 2004 Jul 16; 305(5682):399-401.
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  19. Shah NP, Sawyers CL. Mechanisms of resistance to STI571 in Philadelphia chromosome-associated leukemias. Oncogene. 2003 Oct 20; 22(47):7389-95.
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  20. Shah NP, Nicoll JM, Nagar B, Gorre ME, Paquette RL, Kuriyan J, Sawyers CL. Multiple BCR-ABL kinase domain mutations confer polyclonal resistance to the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib (STI571) in chronic phase and blast crisis chronic myeloid leukemia. Cancer Cell. 2002 Aug; 2(2):117-25.
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