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Joel Neal, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center 875 Blake Wilbur Dr CC 2220 MC 5826 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6000 Fax (650) 498-5800
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 725-3081 ext. Resrch Tel (650) 498-6000
    Alternate Contact
    Traci Foster Administrative Assistant Tel Work 650-725-3081
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Thoracic Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Lung Cancer
  • Medical Oncology

Professional Education

Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
Medical Education: Feinberg School of Medicine - Northwestern University IL (05/2004)
Fellowship: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA (08/2010)
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center MA (06/2007)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has historically been treated with combination chemotherapy. Over the last few years, molecular testing of NSCLC has revealed the presence of driving oncogenic mutations in a subset of tumors of adenocarcinoma histology, including EGFR, KRAS, and ALK. While chemotherapy is still effective for these patients, targeted therapies appear to be more specific with fewer side effects. For example, erlotinib treatment of EGFR mutant tumors results in better response rates and progression-free survival times than chemotherapy, and the investigational drug crizotinib is targeted against tumors harboring ALK translocations. My clinical and research interest is to apply evolving technologies to the diagnosis, characterization, and individualized treatment of NSCLC.


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