Sylvia Adams, MD

  • Specialties: Solid Tumors, Oncology
  • Languages: English, German
  • Phone: 212-731-5795

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

breast cancer, immunotherapy, cancer chemotherapy, cancer hormonal therapy, cancer screening, prevention of cancer


  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2013
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Hematology Oncology, 2003
  • Residency, Winthrop University Hospital, Medicine, 2000
  • MD from Friedrich Schiller University, 1995

Locations and Appointments

66 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Agewell
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Hotel Trades
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UPN Elite
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Village Caremax
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.
NYU Medical Oncology Associates

160 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-731-5795

NYU Medical Oncology Associates

550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-652-1922

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My Research

Dr. Adams is a Medical Oncologist caring for patients with breast cancer. She also has expertise in the development and conduct of cancer immunotherapy trials. Her work has been awarded several grants from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI, K23 and R01). She has published several original research articles as well as reviews and book chapters on breast cancer and cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Adams received a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at New York University in 2010 and serves as Vice Chair of the NYU-IRB .


  • Enlisting the Immune System to Cure Breast Cancer-A Recipe for Success

    Adams, Sylvia
    JAMA oncology. 2015 Oct. ?-?

  • Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) improve prognosis in patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC)

    Adams, Sylvia; Goldstein, Lori J; Sparano, Joseph A; Demaria, Sandra; Badve, Sunil S
    Oncoimmunology. 2015 Sep. 4 (9): ?-? e985930

  • Local radiotherapy and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor to generate abscopal responses in patients with metastatic solid tumours: a proof-of-principle trial

    Golden, Encouse B; Chhabra, Arpit; Chachoua, Abraham; Adams, Sylvia; Donach, Martin; Fenton-Kerimian, Maria; Friedman, Kent; Ponzo, Fabio; Babb, James S; Goldberg, Judith; Demaria, Sandra; Formenti, Silvia C
    Lancet oncology. 2015 Jul. 16 (7): 795-803

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