Sonya Soliman, MD

    Head of Clinical Pathology Department and Head of Hematology unit.

Head of Clinical Pathology Department and Head of Hematology unit.

Professor of Clinical Pathology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University.


  • MBA in Healthcare, Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport, Cairo.
  • MD. Clinical Pathology and Oncologic Laboratory Medicine, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University.
  • MSc. Clinical & Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.
  • BSc. Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.

Selected Publications:

  • Hamdy N, Salem S, Mahmoud S, Shalaby L, Zamzam M, Hussein H, Abdul Rahman H, Moussa E, Attia I, Mahmoud M, El-Nadi E, ElHaddad A, Sedky M, Shaaban K, Mansour M, Aboulnaga S, Soliman S, Yassine S, Reda H, Khaleel S.
  • Prevalence of FLT3 internal tandem duplication in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia at Children Cancer Hospital EGYPT (CCHE). Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Vol 55, Issue 5, November 2010.
  • W. Rashed1, I. Sedhom2, K. Shaban3, S. Soliman 3, N. Hamdy3. 1Children’s Cancer Hospital, Clinical Research, Cairo, Egypt, 2Children’s Cancer HospitalEgypt-57357, Pediatric Oncology, Cairo, Egypt, 3Children’s Cancer Hospital-Egypt-57357, Laboratory Department, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Effect of Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRB) (C421A). Genetic Polymorphism on the Induction Response in the Treatment of Egyptian Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt-(CCHE)57357 Experience.European Journal of Cancer 07/2012; 48. DOI:10.1016/S0959-8049(12)71416-8.
  • Sidhom I, Soliman S, Salem S.,Shaaban Kh, et al Prognostic Significance of Absolute Lymphocyte Count in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic.
  • Leukemia. 44th Congress of International SIOP, London, England, 5-8 October, 2012. Pediatr. Blood Cancer Vol. 59, No 6: 1030, 2012.
  • Iman A. Sidhom, Abir Mokhles, Sonya Soliman, Khaled Shaaban, Sherine Salem, Dina Yassin, Hala Hassanein, Nayera Hamdy, Waffa Rashed, Amr El-Nashar, Hadeel Magdi, Alaa Elhaddad; Children Cancer Hospital and National Cancer Institute, Cairo, Egypt Outcome of risk-adapted therapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Egypt.
  • 49th ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 31June 4, 2013. J Clin Oncol 31, (suppl; abstr 10044), 2013 – I. Sidhom1, A. Mokhles1, N. Ali1, K. Shaaban2, D. Yassin2, S. Salem2, S. Soliman2, N. Hamdy2, S. Youssef3, W. Rashed4, M. Mehanna4, A. Elhaddad1 Departments of Pediatric Oncology 1, Clinical Pathology 2, Clinical Pharmacy3, Research 4 , Children Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE).
  • Refining Risk Classification of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia based on Genetic Features at Presentation and Minimal Residual Disease 46th SIOP Congress, 2014 Pediatric Blood & Cancer: Volume 61, Issue S2 (P006), 2014.
  • Yassin D, Soliman S, Shabaan K, Salem S, Hamdy N, Reda H, Sidhom I, Moklees A, Aly N, ElNashar A, Mahmood M, Rashed W, Hisham S, Elhadad A. Prevalence of the most common fusion gene transcripts in 1080 Egyptian pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patients: Children Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) experience. Hematological malignancies: Translating discoveries to novel therapies. AACR special conference, 20-23 September 2014, Philadelphia, USA. Full-text available · Article · Sep 2015 · Clinical Cancer Research.
  • Seham Gohar, Iman Sidhom, Magda Assem, Iman Attia, Dina Yassin, Sherine Salem, Sonya Soliman, Nayera Hamdy, Nesreen Ali, Sarah Youssef, Wafaa Rashed, Amr EL Nashar, Khaled Shaaban; Children Cancer Hospital, Cairo, Egypt; National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Clinical significance of minimal residual disease in peripheral blood on day 8 induction in childhood Bprecursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Report from Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt. Oncol 33, 2015(suppl; abstr e21008).
  • Yassin D, Shabaan K, Soliman S, Hamdy N, Salem S, Reda H, Sidhom I, Aly N, Moklees A, ElNashar A, Rashed W, Mahmood M, Hisham S, Elhadad A. Study of ETV6-RUNX1, E2A-PBX1, BCR-ABL and MLLAF4 in 1,137 newly diagnosed Egyptian pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patients: Comparison to other countries.9th SIOP Asia Congress.25-27 April 2015, Amman, Jordan, (Accepted).
  • Hossam Elzomor , Gehad Ahmed 2, Salma Elmenawi , Naglaa Elkinaai , Amal Refaat , Sonya Soliman , Mai Amr Abdelwahab , Mohamed Saad Zaghloul , Mohamed Fawzy.
  • Survival outcome of Intermediate Risk Neuroblastoma in Egyptian Children.
  • J Egypt Natl Canc Inst. 2018 Mar;30(1):21-26.
  • Mohamed Fawzy, Asmaa Hamoda, Ahmed Elhemaly, Naglaa Elkinaai, Sonya Soliman, Hala Reda, Salma Elmenawi, Emad Moussa.
  • Does salvage chemotherapy regimen intensity embark on clearance of neuroblastoma bone marrow? Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention.2019; 20(5):1519-1524.
  • Amr Abdalla, MahmoudHammad, Hanafy Hafez, Sherine Salem, Sonya Soliman, Salma Ghazal, Omayma Hassanain, AlaaEl-Haddad.
  • Outcome and Factors Affecting Survival of Childhood Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Single Centre Experience. Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages 7-11.
  • Noura Maarouf, Sonia Mahmoud, Reham Khedr, LeslieLehmann, Khaled Shaaban, Sherine Ibrahim, Sonya Fahmy, Omneya Hassanain, Nouran Nader, Alaa Elhaddad.
  • Outcome of Childhood Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia: Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 Experience. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk.2019 Mar 19(3) e142-e152.
  • Amr Abdalla, Mahmoud Hammad, Hanafy,Hafez, Sherine Salem, Sonya Soliman, Salma Ghazale, Omayma Hassanain, AlaaEl-Haddad.
  • Outcome and factors affecting survival of childhood myelodysplastic syndrome; single center experience Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages 7-11.
  • Nayera Hamdy, Hossam Bokhary, Amr Elsayed, Walaa Hozayn, Sonya Soliman, Sherine Salem, Khaled Alsheshtawi, Amr Abdalla, Hanafy Hafez. Mahmoud Hammad.
  • RAS Pathway Mutation Patterns in Patients with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia; A developing country single center experience. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia Volume 20, Issue 7, July 2020, Pages e368-e374.
  • Hala Reda 1, Sonya Soliman 1, 2 Hany Girguis 2 Mohamed Nagy 3 Yousra Mahmoud 3 Nouran Yasser 4.
  • A Comparison between Three Different Automated Total 25-hydroxyvitamin D Immunoassay Methods and Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. Volume 21, Issue 4, Year 2020.
  • Iman Sidhom 1, Khaled Shaaban 2, Sarah H Youssef 3, Nesreen Ali 4, Seham Gohar 3, Wafaa M Rashed 3, Mai Mehanna 3, Sherine Salem 4, Sonya Soliman 4, Dina Yassin 4, Emad S Mansour 3, Elaine Coustan-Smith 5, Raul C Ribeiro 6, Gaston K Rivera 6.
  • Reduced-intensity therapy of pediatric lymphoblastic leukemia: Impact of residual disease early in remission induction.
  • Blood 2020 Oct 8; blood.2020007977. doi: 10.1182/blood.2020007977. Online ahead of print