Franklin Njoku, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

College of Medicine

Cancer Biology and Pharmacology

Translational Oncology Program

Associate Member

Phone: (205) 253-0363


I am interested in studying the incidence of cancer in adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the setting of increasing longevity of individuals with SCD. Recently, improved specialized care, routine follow-up, novel pharmacological agents, curative stem cell transplant, have resulted in a rise in life expectancy for individuals with SCD. I am also interested in the biological mechanisms of cancer that is particular to SCD patients.

Education & Training


Clinical Research Involvement

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