Wells Messersmith, MD
Professor, Medicine-Medical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Williams College (MA) (1992)
Internship:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1999)
Residency:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Internal Medicine (2001)
Fellowships:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Medical Oncology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Medical Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Medicine-Medical Oncology
  • Division Head
  • Associate Director for Translational Research

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2019)
  • Michaele C. Christian Oncology Development Award & Lectureship, National Cancer Institute (2018)
  • Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award, National Cancer Institute (2009)
    The purpose of this grant is to support leaders in clinical investigation and translational science.
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2008)

Research Interests

My lab is mainly focused on using a personalized approach in developing new anticancer drugs for GI cancers. In particular, the lab uses a novel colorectal and pancreatic explant model whereby tumor tissue is obtained from the operating room and then placed directly into mice. Tumors are treated with new drugs and predictive biomarkers of sensitivity are discovered. These predictive markers are used in the clinic to pre-select patients that would most likely derive benefit from these new drugs. Additionally, these tumors are evaluated in orthotopic and metastatic models. Current anticancer drugs in the lab target Notch (g-secretase), Src, and hedgehog pathways.

Publications

  • Lang J, Capasso A, Jordan KR, French JD, Kar A, Bagby SM, Barbee J, Yacob BW, Head LS, Tompkins KD, Freed BM, Somerset H, Clark TJ, Pitts TM, Messersmith WA, Eckhardt SG, Wierman ME, Leong S, Kiseljak-Vassiliades K. Development of an Adrenocortical Cancer Humanized Mouse Model to Characterize Anti-PD1 Effects on Tumor Microenvironment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jan 1;105(1). PubMed PMID: 31513709
  • Abraham AD, Esquer H, Zhou Q, Tomlinson N, Hamill BD, Abbott JM, Li L, Pike LA, Rinaldetti S, Ramirez DA, Lunghofer PJ, Gomez JD, Schaack J, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Hansen KC, Gustafson DL, Messersmith WA, LaBarbera DV. Drug Design Targeting T-Cell Factor-Driven Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition as a Therapeutic Strategy for Colorectal Cancer. J Med Chem. 2019 Nov 27;62(22):10182-10203. PubMed PMID: 31675229
  • Benson AB, Venook AP, Al-Hawary MM, Arain MA, Chen YJ, Ciombor KK, Cohen SA, Cooper HS, Deming DA, Garrido-Laguna I, Grem JL, Hoffe SE, Hubbard J, Hunt S, Kamel A, Kirilcuk N, Krishnamurthi S, Messersmith WA, Meyerhardt J, Miller ED, Mulcahy MF, Nurkin S, Overman MJ, Parikh A, Patel H, Pedersen KS, Saltz LB, Schneider C, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Johnson-Chilla A, Gregory KM, Gurski LA. Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma, Version 1.2020, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 Sep 1;17(9):1109-1133. PubMed PMID: 31487687
  • Weiss J, Glode A, Messersmith WA, Diamond J. Sacituzumab govitecan: breakthrough targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2019 Aug;19(8):673-679. PubMed PMID: 31398063
  • Davis SL, Cardin DB, Shahda S, Lenz HJ, Dotan E, O'Neil BH, Kapoun AM, Stagg RJ, Berlin J, Messersmith WA, Cohen SJ. A phase 1b dose escalation study of Wnt pathway inhibitor vantictumab in combination with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2019 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31338636
  • Lieu CH, Golemis EA, Serebriiskii IG, Newberg J, Hemmerich A, Connelly C, Messersmith WA, Eng C, Eckhardt SG, Frampton G, Cooke M, Meyer JE. Comprehensive Genomic Landscapes in Early and Later Onset Colorectal Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Oct 1;25(19):5852-5858. PubMed PMID: 31243121
  • Messersmith WA. NCCN Guidelines Updates: Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 May 1;17(5.5):599-601. PubMed PMID: 31117039
  • Lennon S, Oweida A, Milner D, Phan AV, Bhatia S, Van Court B, Darragh L, Mueller AC, Raben D, Martínez-Torrecuadrada JL, Pitts TM, Somerset H, Jordan KR, Hansen KC, Williams J, Messersmith WA, Schulick RD, Owens P, Goodman KA, Karam SD. Pancreatic Tumor Microenvironment Modulation by EphB4-ephrinB2 Inhibition and Radiation Combination. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Jun 1;25(11):3352-3365. PubMed PMID: 30944125
  • Capasso A, Lang J, Pitts TM, Jordan KR, Lieu CH, Davis SL, Diamond JR, Kopetz S, Barbee J, Peterson J, Freed BM, Yacob BW, Bagby SM, Messersmith WA, Slansky JE, Pelanda R, Eckhardt SG. Characterization of immune responses to anti-PD-1 mono and combination immunotherapy in hematopoietic humanized mice implanted with tumor xenografts. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Feb 8;7(1):37. PubMed PMID: 30736857
  • Klauck PJ, Bagby SM, Capasso A, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Selby HM, Spreafico A, Tentler JJ, Tan AC, Kim J, Arcaroli JJ, Purkey A, Messersmith WA, Kuida K, Eckhardt SG, Pitts TM. Antitumor activity of the polo-like kinase inhibitor, TAK-960, against preclinical models of colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer. 2018 Feb 5;18(1):136. PubMed PMID: 29402316
  • King GT, Eaton KD, Beagle BR, Zopf CJ, Wong GY, Krupka HI, Hua SY, Messersmith WA, El-Khoueiry AB. A phase 1, dose-escalation study of PF-06664178, an anti-Trop-2/Aur0101 antibody-drug conjugate in patients with advanced or metastatic solid tumors. Invest New Drugs. 2018 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29333575
  • Wani S, Muthusamy VR, McGrath CM, Sepulveda AR, Das A, Messersmith W, Kochman ML, Shah J. AGA White Paper: Optimizing Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Tissue Acquisition and Future Directions. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Mar;16(3):318-327. PubMed PMID: 29074447
  • Lam ET, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith W, Jimeno A, O'Bryant CL, Ramanathan RK, Weiss GJ, Chadha M, Oey A, Ding HT, Culp PA, Keller SF, Zhao VY, Tsao LC, Singhal A, Holen KD, Von Hoff D. Phase I Study of Enavatuzumab, a First-in-Class Humanized Monoclonal Antibody Targeting the TWEAK Receptor, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Jan;17(1):215-221. PubMed PMID: 29054986
  • Villalobos VM, Hall F, Jimeno A, Gore L, Kern K, Cesari R, Huang B, Schowinsky JT, Blatchford PJ, Hoffner B, Elias A, Messersmith W. Long-Term Follow-Up of Desmoid Fibromatosis Treated with PF-03084014, an Oral Gamma Secretase Inhibitor. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar;25(3):768-775. PubMed PMID: 28887726
  • Almhanna K, Miron ML, Wright D, Gracian AC, Hubner RA, Van Laethem JL, López CM, Alsina M, Muñoz FL, Bendell J, Firdaus I, Messersmith W, Ye Z, Fasanmade AA, Danaee H, Kalebic T. Phase II study of the antibody-drug conjugate TAK-264 (MLN0264) in patients with metastatic or recurrent adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction expressing guanylyl cyclase C. Invest New Drugs. 2017 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28188407
  • Keysar SB, Le PN, Miller B, Jackson BC, Eagles JR, Nieto C, Kim J, Tang B, Glogowska MJ, Morton JJ, Padilla-Just N, Gomez K, Warnock E, Reisinger J, Arcaroli JJ, Messersmith WA, Wakefield LM, Gao D, Tan AC, Serracino H, Vasiliou V, Roop DR, Wang XJ, Jimeno A. Regulation of Head and Neck Squamous Cancer Stem Cells by PI3K and SOX2. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Jan;109(1). PubMed PMID: 27634934
  • Greene J, Nguyen A, Bagby SM, Jones GN, Tai WM, Quackenbush KS, Schreiber A, Messersmith WA, Devaraj KM, Blatchford P, Eckhardt SG, Cadogan EB, Hughes GD, Smith A, Pitts TM, Arcaroli JJ. The novel ATM inhibitor (AZ31) enhances antitumor activity in patient derived xenografts that are resistant to irinotecan monotherapy. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 19;8(67):110904-110913. PubMed PMID: 29340025
  • Scott AJ, Song EK, Bagby S, Purkey A, McCarter M, Gajdos C, Quackenbush KS, Cross B, Pitts TM, Tan AC, Eckhardt SG, Fenton H, Arcaroli J, Messersmith WA. Evaluation of the efficacy of dasatinib, a Src/Abl inhibitor, in colorectal cancer cell lines and explant mouse model. PLoS One. 2017;12(11):e0187173. PubMed PMID: 29091939
  • Le DT, Hubbard-Lucey VM, Morse MA, Heery CR, Dwyer A, Marsilje TH, Brodsky AN, Chan E, Deming DA, Diaz LA Jr, Fridman WH, Goldberg RM, Hamilton SR, Housseau F, Jaffee EM, Kang SP, Krishnamurthi SS, Lieu CH, Messersmith W, Sears CL, Segal NH, Yang A, Moss RA, Cha E, O'Donnell-Tormey J, Roach N, Davis AQ, McAbee K, Worrall S, Benson AB. A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 Nov;5(11):942-949. PubMed PMID: 29038296
  • Jimeno A, Gordon M, Chugh R, Messersmith W, Mendelson D, Dupont J, Stagg R, Kapoun AM, Xu L, Uttamsingh S, Brachmann RK, Smith DC. A First-in-Human Phase I Study of the Anticancer Stem Cell Agent Ipafricept (OMP-54F28), a Decoy Receptor for Wnt Ligands, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Dec 15;23(24):7490-7497. PubMed PMID: 28954784
  • Matsumoto A, Arcaroli J, Chen Y, Gasparetto M, Neumeister V, Thompson DC, Singh S, Smith C, Messersmith W, Vasiliou V. Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1B1: a novel immunohistological marker for colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2017 Nov 7;117(10):1537-1543. PubMed PMID: 28881356
  • Dotan E, Cohen SJ, Starodub AN, Lieu CH, Messersmith WA, Simpson PS, Guarino MJ, Marshall JL, Goldberg RM, Hecht JR, Wegener WA, Sharkey RM, Govindan SV, Goldenberg DM, Berlin JD. Phase I/II Trial of Labetuzumab Govitecan (Anti-CEACAM5/SN-38 Antibody-Drug Conjugate) in Patients With Refractory or Relapsing Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Oct 10;35(29):3338-3346. PubMed PMID: 28817371
  • Amini A, Jones BL, Stumpf P, Leong S, Lieu CH, Weekes C, Davis SL, Messersmith WA, Purcell WT, Ghosh D, Schefter T, Goodman KA. Patterns of Care for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Using the National Cancer Database. Pancreas. 2017 Aug;46(7):904-912. PubMed PMID: 28697131
  • Gray JE, Heist RS, Starodub AN, Camidge DR, Kio EA, Masters GA, Purcell WT, Guarino MJ, Misleh J, Schneider CJ, Schneider BJ, Ocean A, Johnson T, Gandhi L, Kalinsky K, Scheff R, Messersmith WA, Govindan SV, Maliakal PP, Mudenda B, Wegener WA, Sharkey RM, Goldenberg DM. Therapy of Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) with a Topoisomerase-I-inhibiting Antibody-Drug Conjugate (ADC) Targeting Trop-2, Sacituzumab Govitecan. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Oct 1;23(19):5711-5719. PubMed PMID: 28679770
  • Lieu CH, Messersmith WA. Cetuximab or Bevacizumab With First-Line Chemotherapy in Advanced KRAS Wild-Type Colorectal Cancer: No Difference, but Not the Same. JAMA. 2017 Jun 20;317(23):2376-2378. PubMed PMID: 28632850
  • Ocean AJ, Starodub AN, Bardia A, Vahdat LT, Isakoff SJ, Guarino M, Messersmith WA, Picozzi VJ, Mayer IA, Wegener WA, Maliakal P, Govindan SV, Sharkey RM, Goldenberg DM. Sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132), an anti-Trop-2-SN-38 antibody-drug conjugate for the treatment of diverse epithelial cancers: Safety and pharmacokinetics. Cancer. 2017 Oct 1;123(19):3843-3854. PubMed PMID: 28558150
  • Heist RS, Guarino MJ, Masters G, Purcell WT, Starodub AN, Horn L, Scheff RJ, Bardia A, Messersmith WA, Berlin J, Ocean AJ, Govindan SV, Maliakal P, Mudenda B, Wegener WA, Sharkey RM, Goldenberg DM, Camidge DR. Therapy of Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer With an SN-38-Anti-Trop-2 Drug Conjugate, Sacituzumab Govitecan. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Aug 20;35(24):2790-2797. PubMed PMID: 28548889
  • Almhanna K, Wright D, Mercade TM, Van Laethem JL, Gracian AC, Guillen-Ponce C, Faris J, Lopez CM, Hubner RA, Bendell J, Bols A, Feliu J, Starling N, Enzinger P, Mahalingham D, Messersmith W, Yang H, Fasanmade A, Danaee H, Kalebic T. A phase II study of antibody-drug conjugate, TAK-264 (MLN0264) in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma expressing guanylyl cyclase C. Invest New Drugs. 2017 Oct;35(5):634-641. PubMed PMID: 28527133
  • Messersmith WA. Systemic Management of Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 May;15(5S):699-702. PubMed PMID: 28515248
  • Chapman BC, Hosokawa P, Henderson W, Paniccia A, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, Lieu C, Stiegmann GV, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of neoadjuvant chemoradiation on perioperative outcomes in patients with rectal cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jun;115(8):1033-1044. PubMed PMID: 28334436
  • Bardia A, Mayer IA, Diamond JR, Moroose RL, Isakoff SJ, Starodub AN, Shah NC, O'Shaughnessy J, Kalinsky K, Guarino M, Abramson V, Juric D, Tolaney SM, Berlin J, Messersmith WA, Ocean AJ, Wegener WA, Maliakal P, Sharkey RM, Govindan SV, Goldenberg DM, Vahdat LT. Efficacy and Safety of Anti-Trop-2 Antibody Drug Conjugate Sacituzumab Govitecan (IMMU-132) in Heavily Pretreated Patients With Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 1;35(19):2141-2148. PubMed PMID: 28291390
  • Benson AB 3rd, Venook AP, Cederquist L, Chan E, Chen YJ, Cooper HS, Deming D, Engstrom PF, Enzinger PC, Fichera A, Grem JL, Grothey A, Hochster HS, Hoffe S, Hunt S, Kamel A, Kirilcuk N, Krishnamurthi S, Messersmith WA, Mulcahy MF, Murphy JD, Nurkin S, Saltz L, Sharma S, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Wu CS, Gregory KM, Freedman-Cass D. Colon Cancer, Version 1.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Mar;15(3):370-398. PubMed PMID: 28275037
  • Almhanna K, Miron ML, Wright D, Gracian AC, Hubner RA, Van Laethem JL, López CM, Alsina M, Muñoz FL, Bendell J, Firdaus I, Messersmith W, Ye Z, Fasanmade AA, Danaee H, Kalebic T. Phase II study of the antibody-drug conjugate TAK-264 (MLN0264) in patients with metastatic or recurrent adenocarcinoma of the stomach or gastroesophageal junction expressing guanylyl cyclase C. Invest New Drugs. 2017 Apr;35(2):235-241. PubMed PMID: 28188407
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of Facility Type and Surgical Volume on 10-Year Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar;224(3):362-372. PubMed PMID: 27923615
  • Keysar SB, Le PN, Miller B, Jackson BC, Eagles JR, Nieto C, Kim J, Tang B, Glogowska MJ, Morton JJ, Padilla-Just N, Gomez K, Warnock E, Reisinger J, Arcaroli JJ, Messersmith WA, Wakefield LM, Gao D, Tan AC, Serracino H, Vasiliou V, Roop DR, Wang XJ, Jimeno A. Regulation of Head and Neck Squamous Cancer Stem Cells by PI3K and SOX2. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Jan;109(1). PubMed PMID: 27634934
  • Leichman L, Groshen S, O'Neil BH, Messersmith W, Berlin J, Chan E, Leichman CG, Cohen SJ, Cohen D, Lenz HJ, Gold P, Boman B, Fielding A, Locker G, Cason RC, Hamilton SR, Hochster HS. Phase II Study of Olaparib (AZD-2281) After Standard Systemic Therapies for Disseminated Colorectal Cancer. Oncologist. 2016 Feb;21(2):172-7. PubMed PMID: 26786262
  • Singh S, Arcaroli JJ, Orlicky DJ, Chen Y, Messersmith WA, Bagby S, Purkey A, Quackenbush KS, Thompson DC, Vasiliou V. Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 1B1 as a Modulator of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2016 Jan;45(1):117-22. PubMed PMID: 26566217
  • Arcaroli JJ, Tai WM, McWilliams R, Bagby S, Blatchford PJ, Varella-Garcia M, Purkey A, Quackenbush KS, Song EK, Pitts TM, Gao D, Lieu C, McManus M, Tan AC, Zheng X, Zhang Q, Ozeck M, Olson P, Jiang ZQ, Kopetz S, Jimeno A, Keysar S, Eckhardt G, Messersmith WA. A NOTCH1 gene copy number gain is a prognostic indicator of worse survival and a predictive biomarker to a Notch1 targeting antibody in colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer. 2016 Jan 1;138(1):195-205. PubMed PMID: 26152787
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of Facility Type and Surgical Volume on 10-Year Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27923615
  • Bagby S, Messersmith WA, Pitts TM, Capasso A, Varella-Garcia M, Klauck PJ, Kim J, Tan AC, Eckhardt SG, Tentler JJ, Arcaroli J. Development and Maintenance of a Preclinical Patient Derived Tumor Xenograft Model for the Investigation of Novel Anti-Cancer Therapies. J Vis Exp. 2016 Sep 30;(115). PubMed PMID: 27768028
  • Pitts TM, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Bagby SM, Hyatt SL, Selby HM, Spreafico A, Tentler JJ, McPhillips K, Klauck PJ, Capasso A, Diamond JR, Davis SL, Tan AC, Arcaroli JJ, Purkey A, Messersmith WA, Ecsedy JA, Eckhardt SG. Antitumor activity of the aurora a selective kinase inhibitor, alisertib, against preclinical models of colorectal cancer. Oncotarget. 2016 Aug 2;7(31):50290-50301. PubMed PMID: 27385211
  • Scott AJ, Lieu CH, Messersmith WA. Therapeutic Approaches to RAS Mutation. Cancer J. 2016 May-Jun;22(3):165-74. PubMed PMID: 27341593
  • Almhanna K, Kalebic T, Cruz C, Faris JE, Ryan DP, Jung J, Wyant T, Fasanmade AA, Messersmith W, Rodon J. Phase I Study of the Investigational Anti-Guanylyl Cyclase Antibody-Drug Conjugate TAK-264 (MLN0264) in Adult Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Oct 15;22(20):5049-5057. PubMed PMID: 27178743
  • Quackenbush KS, Bagby S, Tai WM, Messersmith WA, Schreiber A, Greene J, Kim J, Wang G, Purkey A, Pitts TM, Nguyen A, Gao D, Blatchford P, Capasso A, Schuller AG, Eckhardt SG, Arcaroli JJ. The novel tankyrase inhibitor (AZ1366) enhances irinotecan activity in tumors that exhibit elevated tankyrase and irinotecan resistance. Oncotarget. 2016 May 10;7(19):28273-85. PubMed PMID: 27070088
  • Zhou Q, Abraham AD, Li L, Babalmorad A, Bagby S, Arcaroli JJ, Hansen RJ, Valeriote FA, Gustafson DL, Schaack J, Messersmith WA, LaBarbera DV. Topoisomerase IIa mediates TCF-dependent epithelial-mesenchymal transition in colon cancer. Oncogene. 2016 Sep 22;35(38):4990-9. PubMed PMID: 26947016
  • O'Neil BH, Scott AJ, Ma WW, Cohen SJ, Aisner DL, Menter AR, Tejani MA, Cho JK, Granfortuna J, Coveler AL, Olowokure OO, Baranda JC, Cusnir M, Phillip P, Boles J, Nazemzadeh R, Rarick M, Cohen DJ, Radford J, Fehrenbacher L, Bajaj R, Bathini V, Fanta P, Berlin J, McRee AJ, Maguire R, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Jimeno A, Gomes CL, Messersmith WA. A phase II/III randomized study to compare the efficacy and safety of rigosertib plus gemcitabine versus gemcitabine alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ann Oncol. 2016 Jun;27(6):1180. PubMed PMID: 26945010
  • Leichman L, Groshen S, O'Neil BH, Messersmith W, Berlin J, Chan E, Leichman CG, Cohen SJ, Cohen D, Lenz HJ, Gold P, Boman B, Fielding A, Locker G, Cason RC, Hamilton SR, Hochster HS. Phase II Study of Olaparib (AZD-2281) After Standard Systemic Therapies for Disseminated Colorectal Cancer. Oncologist. 2016 Feb;21(2):172-7. PubMed PMID: 26786262
  • Kessler ER, Eckhardt SG, Pitts TM, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, O'byrant CL, Messersmith WA, Nallapreddy S, Weekes C, Spratlin J, Lieu CH, Kane MA, Eppers S, Freas E, Leong S. Phase I trial of vandetanib in combination with gemcitabine and capecitabine in patients with advanced solid tumors with an expanded cohort in pancreatic and biliary cancers. Invest New Drugs. 2016 Apr;34(2):176-83. PubMed PMID: 26715573
  • Rudek MA, Dasari A, Laheru D, He P, Jin R, Walker R, Taylor GE, Jimeno A, Donehower RC, Hidalgo M, Messersmith WA, Purcell WT. Phase 1 Study of ABT-751 in Combination With CAPIRI (Capecitabine and Irinotecan) and Bevacizumab in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer. J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Aug;56(8):966-73. PubMed PMID: 26632033
  • Singh S, Arcaroli JJ, Orlicky DJ, Chen Y, Messersmith WA, Bagby S, Purkey A, Quackenbush KS, Thompson DC, Vasiliou V. Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 1B1 as a Modulator of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2016 Jan;45(1):117-22. PubMed PMID: 26566217
  • Arcaroli JJ, Tai WM, McWilliams R, Bagby S, Blatchford PJ, Varella-Garcia M, Purkey A, Quackenbush KS, Song EK, Pitts TM, Gao D, Lieu C, McManus M, Tan AC, Zheng X, Zhang Q, Ozeck M, Olson P, Jiang ZQ, Kopetz S, Jimeno A, Keysar S, Eckhardt G, Messersmith WA. A NOTCH1 gene copy number gain is a prognostic indicator of worse survival and a predictive biomarker to a Notch1 targeting antibody in colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer. 2016 Jan 1;138(1):195-205. PubMed PMID: 26152787
  • Chiorean EG, LoRusso PM, Strother RM, Diamond JR, Younger A, Messersmith WA, Adriaens L, Liu L, Kao RJ, DiCioccio T, Kostic A, Leek R, Harris A, Jimeno A. A phase I first-in-human study of enoticumab (REGN421), a fully-human Delta-like ligand 4 (Dll4) monoclonal antibody in patients with advanced solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25724527
  • Wagner AJ, Messersmith WA, Shaik MN, Li S, Zheng X, McLachlan KR, Cesari R, Courtney R, Levin WJ, El-Khoueiry AB. A Phase I Study of PF-04449913, an Oral Hedgehog Inhibitor, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 1;21(5):1044-51. PubMed PMID: 25388167
  • Hochster HS, Uboha N, Messersmith W, Gold PJ, ONeil BH, Cohen D, Denlinger C, Cohen S, Leichman CG, Leichman L, Lenz HJ. Phase II study of selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886) plus irinotecan as second-line therapy in patients with K-RAS mutated colorectal cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2015 Jan;75(1):17-23. PubMed PMID: 25322874
  • Song EK, Tai W, Messersmith WA, Bagby S, Purkey A, Quackenbush KS, Pitts TM, Wang G, Blatchford P, Yahn R, Kaplan J, Tan AC, Atreya CE, Eckhardt G, Kelley RK, Venook A, Kwak EL, Ryan D, Arcaroli JJ. Potent antitumor activity of cabozantinib, a c-MET and VEGFR2 inhibitor, in a colorectal cancer patient-derived tumor explant model. Int J Cancer. 2015 Apr 15;136(8):1967-75. PubMed PMID: 25242168
  • Messersmith WA, Shapiro GI, Cleary JM, Jimeno A, Dasari A, Huang B, Shaik MN, Cesari R, Zheng X, Reynolds JM, English PA, McLachlan KR, Kern KA, LoRusso PM. A Phase I, dose-finding study in patients with advanced solid malignancies of the oral ?-secretase inhibitor PF-03084014. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 1;21(1):60-7. PubMed PMID: 25231399
  • Kessler ER, Eckhardt SG, Pitts TM, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, O'byrant CL, Messersmith WA, Nallapreddy S, Weekes C, Spratlin J, Lieu CH, Kane MA, Eppers S, Freas E, Leong S. Phase I trial of vandetanib in combination with gemcitabine and capecitabine in patients with advanced solid tumors with an expanded cohort in pancreatic and biliary cancers. Invest New Drugs. 2015 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26715573
  • Rudek MA, Dasari A, Laheru D, He P, Jin R, Walker R, Taylor GE, Jimeno A, Donehower RC, Hidalgo M, Messersmith WA, Purcell WT. Phase I Study of ABT-751 in Combination with CAPIRI (Capecitabine and Irinotecan) and Bevacizumab in Patients with Advanced Colorectal Cancer. J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26632033
  • O'Neil BH, Scott AJ, Ma WW, Cohen SJ, Leichman L, Aisner DL, Menter AR, Tejani MA, Cho JK, Granfortuna J, Coveler L, Olowokure OO, Baranda JC, Cusnir M, Phillip P, Boles J, Nazemzadeh R, Rarick M, Cohen DJ, Radford J, Fehrenbacher L, Bajaj R, Bathini V, Fanta P, Berlin J, McRee AJ, Maguire R, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Jimeno A, Gomes CL, Messersmith WA. A phase II/III randomized study to compare the efficacy and safety of rigosertib plus gemcitabine versus gemcitabine alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ann Oncol. 2015 Dec;26(12):2505. PubMed PMID: 26489442
  • Lieu CH, Klauck PJ, Henthorn PK, Tentler JJ, Tan AC, Spreafico A, Selby HM, Britt BC, Bagby SM, Arcaroli JJ, Messersmith WA, Pitts TM, Eckhardt SG. Antitumor activity of a potent MEK inhibitor, TAK-733, against colorectal cancer cell lines and patient derived xenografts. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 27;6(33):34561-72. PubMed PMID: 26439693
  • Corcoran RB, Atreya CE, Falchook GS, Kwak EL, Ryan DP, Bendell JC, Hamid O, Messersmith WA, Daud A, Kurzrock R, Pierobon M, Sun P, Cunningham E, Little S, Orford K, Motwani M, Bai Y, Patel K, Venook AP, Kopetz S. Combined BRAF and MEK Inhibition With Dabrafenib and Trametinib in BRAF V600-Mutant Colorectal Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 1;33(34):4023-31. PubMed PMID: 26392102
  • Tai D, Wells K, Arcaroli J, Vanderbilt C, Aisner DL, Messersmith WA, Lieu CH. Targeting the WNT Signaling Pathway in Cancer Therapeutics. Oncologist. 2015 Oct;20(10):1189-98. PubMed PMID: 26306903
  • Davis SL, Robertson KM, Pitts TM, Tentler JJ, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Klauck PJ, Bagby SM, Hyatt SL, Selby HM, Spreafico A, Ecsedy JA, Arcaroli JJ, Messersmith WA, Tan AC, Eckhardt SG. Combined inhibition of MEK and Aurora A kinase in KRAS/PIK3CA double-mutant colorectal cancer models. Front Pharmacol. 2015;6:120. PubMed PMID: 26136684
  • O'Neil BH, Scott AJ, Ma WW, Cohen SJ, Aisner DL, Menter AR, Tejani MA, Cho JK, Granfortuna J, Coveler L, Olowokure OO, Baranda JC, Cusnir M, Phillip P, Boles J, Nazemzadeh R, Rarick M, Cohen DJ, Radford J, Fehrenbacher L, Bajaj R, Bathini V, Fanta P, Berlin J, McRee AJ, Maguire R, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Jimeno A, Gomes CL, Messersmith WA. A phase II/III randomized study to compare the efficacy and safety of rigosertib plus gemcitabine versus gemcitabine alone in patients with previously untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ann Oncol. 2015 Sep;26(9):1923-9. PubMed PMID: 26091808
  • Benson AB 3rd, Venook AP, Bekaii-Saab T, Chan E, Chen YJ, Cooper HS, Engstrom PF, Enzinger PC, Fenton MJ, Fuchs CS, Grem JL, Grothey A, Hochster HS, Hunt S, Kamel A, Kirilcuk N, Leong LA, Lin E, Messersmith WA, Mulcahy MF, Murphy JD, Nurkin S, Rohren E, Ryan DP, Saltz L, Sharma S, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Gregory KM, Freedman-Cass D. Rectal Cancer, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jun;13(6):719-28; quiz 728. PubMed PMID: 26085388
  • Juric D, Dienstmann R, Cervantes A, Hidalgo M, Messersmith W, Blumenschein GR Jr, Tabernero J, Roda D, Calles A, Jimeno A, Wang X, Bohórquez SS, Leddy C, Littman C, Kapp AV, Shames DS, Penuel E, Amler LC, Pirzkall A, Baselga J. Safety and Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of the First-in-Class Dual Action HER3/EGFR Antibody MEHD7945A in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Epithelial Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jun 1;21(11):2462-70. PubMed PMID: 26034219
  • Scott AJ, Messersmith WA, Jimeno A. Apatinib: a promising oral antiangiogenic agent in the treatment of multiple solid tumors. Drugs Today (Barc). 2015 Apr;51(4):223-9. PubMed PMID: 26020064
  • Singh S, Arcaroli J, Chen Y, Thompson DC, Messersmith W, Jimeno A, Vasiliou V. ALDH1B1 Is Crucial for Colon Tumorigenesis by Modulating Wnt/ß-Catenin, Notch and PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathways. PLoS One. 2015;10(5):e0121648. PubMed PMID: 25950950
  • Lieu CH, Sorkin A, Messersmith WA. Right to try?. J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 1;33(13):1518. PubMed PMID: 25779561
  • Chiorean EG, LoRusso P, Strother RM, Diamond JR, Younger A, Messersmith WA, Adriaens L, Liu L, Kao RJ, DiCioccio AT, Kostic A, Leek R, Harris A, Jimeno A. A Phase I First-in-Human Study of Enoticumab (REGN421), a Fully Human Delta-like Ligand 4 (Dll4) Monoclonal Antibody in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jun 15;21(12):2695-703. PubMed PMID: 25724527
  • Singh S, Arcaroli J, Thompson DC, Messersmith W, Vasiliou V. Acetaldehyde and retinaldehyde-metabolizing enzymes in colon and pancreatic cancers. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;815:281-94. PubMed PMID: 25427913
  • Wagner AJ, Messersmith WA, Shaik MN, Li S, Zheng X, McLachlan KR, Cesari R, Courtney R, Levin WJ, El-Khoueiry AB. A phase I study of PF-04449913, an oral hedgehog inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 1;21(5):1044-51. PubMed PMID: 25388167
  • Hochster HS, Uboha N, Messersmith W, Gold PJ, ONeil BH, Cohen D, Denlinger C, Cohen S, Leichman CG, Leichman L, Lenz HJ. Phase II study of selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886) plus irinotecan as second-line therapy in patients with K-RAS mutated colorectal cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2015 Jan;75(1):17-23. PubMed PMID: 25322874
  • Song EK, Tai WM, Messersmith WA, Bagby S, Purkey A, Quackenbush KS, Pitts TM, Wang G, Blatchford P, Yahn R, Kaplan J, Tan AC, Atreya CE, Eckhardt G, Kelley RK, Venook A, Kwak EL, Ryan D, Arcaroli JJ. Potent antitumor activity of cabozantinib, a c-MET and VEGFR2 inhibitor, in a colorectal cancer patient-derived tumor explant model. Int J Cancer. 2015 Apr 15;136(8):1967-75. PubMed PMID: 25242168
  • Messersmith WA, Shapiro GI, Cleary JM, Jimeno A, Dasari A, Huang B, Shaik MN, Cesari R, Zheng X, Reynolds JM, English PA, McLachlan KR, Kern KA, LoRusso PM. A Phase I, dose-finding study in patients with advanced solid malignancies of the oral ?-secretase inhibitor PF-03084014. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 1;21(1):60-7. PubMed PMID: 25231399
  • De Jesus-Acosta A, Laheru D, Maitra A, Arcaroli J, Rudek MA, Dasari A, Blatchford PJ, Quackenbush K, Messersmith W. A phase II study of the gamma secretase inhibitor RO4929097 in patients with previously treated metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Invest New Drugs. 2014 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24668033
  • Patnaik A, Lorusso PM, Messersmith WA, Papadopoulos KP, Gore L, Beeram M, Ramakrishnan V, Kim AH, Beyer JC, Mason Shih L, Darbonne WC, Xin Y, Yu R, Xiang H, Brachmann RK, Weekes CD. A Phase Ib study evaluating MNRP1685A, a fully human anti-NRP1 monoclonal antibody, in combination with bevacizumab and paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24633809
  • Bowles DW, Diamond JR, Lam ET, Weekes CD, Astling DP, Anderson RT, Leong S, Gore L, Varella-Garcia M, Vogler BW, Keysar SB, Freas E, Aisner DL, Ren C, Tan AC, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith WA, Jimeno A. Phase I Study of Oral Rigosertib (ON 01910.Na), a Dual Inhibitor of the PI3K and Plk1 Pathways, in Adult Patients with Advanced Solid Malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Mar 15;20(6):1656-65. PubMed PMID: 24493827
  • Pitts TM, Newton TP, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Addison R, Arcaroli JJ, Klauck PJ, Bagby SM, Hyatt SL, Purkey A, Tentler JJ, Tan AC, Messersmith WA, Eckhardt SG, Leong S. Dual pharmacological targeting of the MAP kinase and PI3K/mTOR pathway in preclinical models of colorectal cancer. PLoS One. 2014;9(11):e113037. PubMed PMID: 25401499
  • Scott A, Messersmith WA, Jimeno A, Davies SL. Panitumumab in the treatment of colon cancer: A biomarker dilemma. Drugs Today (Barc). 2014 Oct;50(10):679-90. PubMed PMID: 25374966
  • Li L, Abraham AD, Zhou Q, Ali H, O'Brien JV, Hamill BD, Arcaroli JJ, Messersmith WA, LaBarbera DV. An improved high yield total synthesis and cytotoxicity study of the marine alkaloid neoamphimedine: an ATP-competitive inhibitor of topoisomerase IIa and potent anticancer agent. Mar Drugs. 2014 Sep 19;12(9):4833-50. PubMed PMID: 25244109
  • Ney DE, Messersmith W, Behbakht K. Anti-ma2 paraneoplastic encephalitis in association with recurrent cervical cancer. J Clin Neurol. 2014 Jul;10(3):262-6. PubMed PMID: 25045381
  • Benson AB 3rd, Venook AP, Bekaii-Saab T, Chan E, Chen YJ, Cooper HS, Engstrom PF, Enzinger PC, Fenton MJ, Fuchs CS, Grem JL, Hunt S, Kamel A, Leong LA, Lin E, Messersmith W, Mulcahy MF, Murphy JD, Nurkin S, Rohren E, Ryan DP, Saltz L, Sharma S, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Gregory KM, Freedman-Cass DA. Colon cancer, version 3.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jul;12(7):1028-59. PubMed PMID: 24994923
  • De Jesus-Acosta A, Laheru D, Maitra A, Arcaroli J, Rudek MA, Dasari A, Blatchford PJ, Quackenbush K, Messersmith W. A phase II study of the gamma secretase inhibitor RO4929097 in patients with previously treated metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Invest New Drugs. 2014 Aug;32(4):739-45. PubMed PMID: 24668033
  • Patnaik A, LoRusso PM, Messersmith WA, Papadopoulos KP, Gore L, Beeram M, Ramakrishnan V, Kim AH, Beyer JC, Mason Shih L, Darbonne WC, Xin Y, Yu R, Xiang H, Brachmann RK, Weekes CD. A Phase Ib study evaluating MNRP1685A, a fully human anti-NRP1 monoclonal antibody, in combination with bevacizumab and paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 May;73(5):951-60. PubMed PMID: 24633809
  • Bowles DW, Diamond JR, Lam ET, Weekes CD, Astling DP, Anderson RT, Leong S, Gore L, Varella-Garcia M, Vogler BW, Keysar SB, Freas E, Aisner DL, Ren C, Tan AC, Wilhelm F, Maniar M, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith WA, Jimeno A. Phase I study of oral rigosertib (ON 01910.Na), a dual inhibitor of the PI3K and Plk1 pathways, in adult patients with advanced solid malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Mar 15;20(6):1656-65. PubMed PMID: 24493827
  • Wainberg ZA, Messersmith WA, Peddi PF, Kapp AV, Ashkenazi A, Royer-Joo S, Portera CC, Kozloff MF. A phase 1B study of dulanermin in combination with modified FOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2013 Dec;12(4):248-54. PubMed PMID: 24075777
  • Arcaroli JJ, Quackenbush KS, Purkey A, Powell RW, Pitts TM, Bagby S, Tan AC, Cross B, McPhillips K, Song EK, Tai WM, Winn RA, Bikkavilli K, Vanscoyk M, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith WA. Tumours with elevated levels of the Notch and Wnt pathways exhibit efficacy to PF-03084014, a ?-secretase inhibitor, in a preclinical colorectal explant model. Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 6;109(3):667-75. PubMed PMID: 23868008
  • Spreafico A, Tentler JJ, Pitts TM, Tan AC, Gregory MA, Arcaroli JJ, Klauck PJ, McManus MC, Hansen RJ, Kim J, Micel LN, Selby HM, Newton TP, McPhillips KL, Gustafson DL, Degregori JV, Messersmith WA, Winn RA, Eckhardt SG. Rational combination of a MEK inhibitor, selumetinib, and the Wnt/calcium pathway modulator, cyclosporin A, in preclinical models of colorectal cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Aug 1;19(15):4149-62. PubMed PMID: 23757356
  • Ray CE Jr, Edwards A, Smith MT, Leong S, Kondo K, Gipson M, Rochon PJ, Gupta R, Messersmith W, Purcell T, Durham J. Metaanalysis of survival, complications, and imaging response following chemotherapy-based transarterial therapy in patients with unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2013 Aug;24(8):1218-26. PubMed PMID: 23725793
  • Keysar SB, Astling DP, Anderson RT, Vogler BW, Bowles DW, Morton JJ, Paylor JJ, Glogowska MJ, Le PN, Eagles-Soukup JR, Kako SL, Takimoto SM, Sehrt DB, Umpierrez A, Pittman MA, Macfadden SM, Helber RM, Peterson S, Hausman DF, Said S, Leem TH, Goddard JA, Arcaroli JJ, Messersmith WA, Robinson WA, Hirsch FR, Varella-Garcia M, Raben D, Wang XJ, Song JI, Tan AC, Jimeno A. A patient tumor transplant model of squamous cell cancer identifies PI3K inhibitors as candidate therapeutics in defined molecular bins. Mol Oncol. 2013 Aug;7(4):776-90. PubMed PMID: 23607916
  • Pitts TM, Kulikowski GN, Tan AC, Murray BW, Arcaroli JJ, Tentler JJ, Spreafico A, Selby HM, Kachaeva MI, McPhillips KL, Britt BC, Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Messersmith WA, Varella-Garcia M, Eckhardt SG. Association of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition phenotype with responsiveness to the p21-activated kinase inhibitor, PF-3758309, in colon cancer models. Front Pharmacol. 2013;4:35. PubMed PMID: 23543898
  • Davis SL, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith WA, Jimeno A. The development of regorafenib and its current and potential future role in cancer therapy. Drugs Today (Barc). 2013 Feb;49(2):105-15. PubMed PMID: 23462625
  • Buijs M, Reyes DK, Pawlik TM, Blackford AL, Salem R, Messersmith WA, Weekes CD, Mulcahy M, Kamel IR, Geschwind JF. Phase 2 trial of concurrent bevacizumab and transhepatic arterial chemoembolization in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer. 2013 Mar 1;119(5):1042-9. PubMed PMID: 23132335
  • Azad N, Dasari A, Arcaroli J, Taylor GE, Laheru DA, Carducci MA, McManus M, Quackenbush K, Wright JJ, Hidalgo M, Diaz LA Jr, Donehower RC, Zhao M, Rudek MA, Messersmith WA. Phase I pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of cetuximab, irinotecan and sorafenib in advanced colorectal cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Apr;31(2):345-54. PubMed PMID: 22615057
  • Dasari A, Gore L, Messersmith WA, Diab S, Jimeno A, Weekes CD, Lewis KD, Drabkin HA, Flaig TW, Camidge DR. A phase I study of sorafenib and vorinostat in patients with advanced solid tumors with expanded cohorts in renal cell carcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Feb;31(1):115-25. PubMed PMID: 22415798
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Professional Memberships

  • ASCO - American Association of Clinical Oncology, Member
  • AACR - American Association of Cancer Research, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Cancer Care - Medical Oncology
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1100

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth - Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2001)
  • Medical Oncology, Board Certification (2003)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Cancers - Anal Cancer
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Pancreatic Cancer
  • Digestive System
Clinical Interests
I am interested in Gastrointestinal Cancers (Colorectal, Pancreatic, Gastric, Esophageal, Hepatocellular, Gallbladder, Bile Ducts, Anal, GI, Stromal Tumors, Abdominal Carcinoma of Unknown Primary), Drug Development (Experimental Therapeutics) and Translational Research.

Care Philosophy
We strive to provide patient-focused, personalized, multi-disciplinary care for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Our specialized providers in Medical Oncology (chemotherapy and targeted therapies), Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Gastroenterology (both Hepatology and Interventional Endoscopy), Nutrition, and Integrative Medicine work together to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. We have weekly GI cancer tumor boards, where our specialists come together to discuss patients and patient care.

Volunteer Activities
I have given GI cancer lectures at national meetings (ASCO, AACR) and at community cancer centers across the US and Europe. I also participate in grant, abstract, and manuscript reviews in my field.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Williams College (MA) (1992)
Internships:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Internal Medicine (2001)
Fellowships:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Medical Oncology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Medical Oncology
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