Monitoring Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Cancer Using Non-Invasive Liquid Biopsy Approaches


Momentum Fellow (2018-2020)

Dr. Leal is identifying biomarker patterns in the tumor DNA shed into the bloodstream from patients with advanced stage cancers to improve clinical disease monitoring strategies.

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Cristiano S, Leal A, Phallen J, Fiksel J, Adleff V, Bruhm DC, Jensen SØ, Medina JE, Hruban C, White JR, Palsgrove DN, Niknafs N, Anagnostou V, Forde P, Naidoo J, Marrone K, Brahmer J, Woodward BD, Husain H, van Rooijen KL, Ørntoft MW, Madsen AH, van de Velde CJH, Verheij M, Cats A, Punt CJA, Vink GR, van Grieken NCT, Koopman M, Fijneman RJA, Johansen JS, Nielsen HJ, Meijer GA, Andersen CL, Scharpf RB, Velculescu VE. Genome-wide cell-free DNA fragmentation in patients with cancer. Nature. 2019.

Phallen J, Leal A, Woodward BD, Forde PM, Naidoo J, Marrone KA, Brahmer JR, Fiksel J, Medina JE, Cristiano S, Palsgrove DN, Gocke CD, Bruhm DC, Keshavarzian P, Adleff V, Weihe E, Anagnostou V, Scharpf RB, Velculescu VE, Husain H. Early Noninvasive Detection of Response to Targeted Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Res. 2019.

Anagnostou V, Forde PM, White JR, Niknafs N, Hruban C, Naidoo J, Marrone K, Sivakumar IKA, Bruhm DC, Rosner S, Phallen J, Leal A, Adleff V, Smith KN, Cottrell TR, Rhymee L, Palsgrove DN, Hann CL, Levy B, Feliciano J, Georgiades C, Verde F, Illei P, Li QK, Gabrielson E, Brock MV, Isbell JM, Sauter JL, Taube J, Scharpf RB, Karchin R, Pardoll DM, Chaft JE, Hellmann MD, Brahmer JR, Velculescu VE. Dynamics of Tumor and Immune Responses during Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Res. 2019.

Leal A, van Grieken NCT, Palsgrove DN, Phallen J, Medina JE, Hruban C, Broeckaert MAM, Anagnostou V, Adleff V, Bruhm DC, Canzoniero JV, Fiksel J, Nordsmark M, Warmerdam FARM, Verheul HMW, van Spronsen DJ, Beerepoot LV, Geenen MM, Portielje JEA, Jansen EPM, van Sandick J, Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg E, van Laarhoven HWM, van der Peet DL, van de Velde CJH, Verheij M, Fijneman R, Scharpf RB, Meijer GA, Cats A, Velculescu VE. White blood cell and cell-free DNA analyses for detection of residual disease in gastric cancer. Nat Commun. 2020.

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