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Nethanel Asher

  • MD
  • The Ella Lemelbaum Institute for Immuno Oncology
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Oncology
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Italian


Dr. Nethanel Asher is a senior physician at Sheba’s Ella Lemelbaum Institute of Immuno-Oncology. He completed his medical studies with distinction at the University of Bologna and holds a teaching position at the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. At Sheba, he focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of melanoma.

Conditions and treatment

  • Skin cancer


  • Senior physician, the Ella Lemelbaum Institute for Immuno Oncology
  • Sub investigator in several phase 1,2 and 3 oncologic clinical trials

Education and Training

  • MD graduate, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Internship in General Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, emergency medicine, Intensive Care units, Hillel Yffe M.C. Hadera
  • Emergency Medicine, School of continuing medical education, University of Tel-Aviv
  • Medical Oncology, School of continuing medical education, University of Tel-Aviv
  • Clinical Oncology Resident, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv
  • ESO Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Oncology, Viareggio, Italy
  • Preceptorship in Neuroendocrine Tumors, Van Cutsem, Belgium
  • Preceptorship in Colorectal Cancer treatment, Flacone, Loupakis, Pisa
  • Expert Forum in metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Geißler, Berlin Germany
  • ICH – GCP
  • Preceptorship in melanoma, Larkin. London England

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology


Immunotherapy comes of age in octagenarian and nonagenarian metastatic melanoma patients.Ben-Betzalel G, Steinberg-Silman Y, Stoff R, Asher N, Shapira-Frommer R, Schachter J, Markel G. Eur J Cancer. 2019 Jan 12;108:61-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.12.012

Real World Outcomes of Ipilimumab and Nivolumab in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma. Asher N, Ben-Betzalel G, Lev-Ari S, Shapira-Frommer R, Steinberg-Silman Y, Gochman N, et al. Cancers. 2020 Aug;12(8):2329.

Possible immune adverse events as predictors of durable response to BRAF inhibitors in patients with BRAF V600-mutant metastatic melanoma. Ben-Betzalel G, Baruch EN, Boursi B, Steinberg-Silman Y, Asher N, Shapira-Frommer R, et al. Eur J Cancer Oxf Engl 1990. 2018 Sep;101:229–35.

Safety of BRAF+MEK Inhibitor Combinations: Severe Adverse Event Evaluation. Meirson T, Asher N, Bomze D, Markel G. Cancers. 2020 Jun 22;12(6).

The non-responding adrenal metastasis in melanoma: The case for minimally invasive adrenalectomy in the age of modern therapies. Zippel D, Yalon T, Nevo Y, Markel G, Asher N, Schachter J, et al. Am J Surg. 2020 Aug;220(2):349–53.

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