Research themes

  • Balance between benefits and harms of anticancer drugs
  • Clinical trial methods
  • Global oncology
  • New cancer drug approvals

Research interests

  • cancer policy
  • Clinical trial methods
  • Drug regulations
  • Global oncology

Research groups

  • International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC)
  • Scientist, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology (RIOH), CCMB
  • Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) Research and Evaluation Committee
  • SPOR Evidence Alliance Research Network

Research summary

Dr. Niraula’s research can be divided into four main themes:

  1. Cancer drug regulation and de-escalation of systemic anticancer treatment
  2. Characterization and quantification of toxicities of new anticancer drugs
  3. Global oncology
  4. Real world outcomes



Dr. Saroj Niraula is an associate professor in internal medicine at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

He is also a medical oncologist at CancerCare Manitoba and a scientist at the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba.  His clinical practice involves treatment of solid organ malignancies with a focus on treatment of breast cancer. 

Dr. Niraula also chairs the breast cancer program at CancerCare Manitoba.  His research interests include cancer policy, clinical trial methods, global oncology, and cancer drug regulation.  Dr. Niraula oversees approval of new cancer drugs in Manitoba and has published extensively in high-impact peer reviewed medical journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of American Medical Association.

In addition to training a new generation of Canadian oncologists, he has actively volunteered to mentor cancer doctors from low-and-middle-income countries via different forums, and is involved in several efforts to improve cancer outcomes globally. 


Dr. Niraula has been a recipient of merit awards from ASCO and ESMO, NOYCIA, Manitoba future 40 below 40, and top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards.


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Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada