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Andrew J. Wagner, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-5204
Fax: (617) 632-3408


awagner@partners.org

Andrew J. Wagner, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Physician, Adult Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Soft tissue sarcomas and bone tumors represent a heterogeneous group of cancers derived from mesenchymal cells. In general, these tumors are often refractory to standard available chemotherapeutic agents. We are interested in identifying critical pathways necessary for these tumors to form and survive, and in developing novel therapeutics that we will test both pre-clinically and in early clinical trials.

Publications

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  • Wagner AJ, Agulnik M, Heinrich MC, Mahadevan D, Riedel RF, von Mehren M, Trent J, Demetri GD, Corless CL, Yule M, Lyons JF, Oganesian A, Keer H. Dose-escalation study of a second-generation non-ansamycin HSP90 inhibitor, onalespib (AT13387), in combination with imatinib in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour. Eur J Cancer 2016; 61:94-101. PubMed
  • Gelhorn HL, Tong S, McQuarrie K, Vernon C, Hanlon J, Maclaine G, Lenderking W, Ye X, Speck RM, Lackman RD, Bukata SV, Healey JH, Keedy VL, Anthony SP, Wagner AJ, Von Hoff DD, Singh AS, Becerra CR, Hsu HH, Lin PS, Tap WD. Patient-Reported Symptoms of Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumors. Clin Ther 2016. PubMed
  • Nakayama R, Zhang YX, Czaplinski JT, Anatone AJ, Sicinska ET, Fletcher JA, Demetri GD, Wagner AJ. Preclinical activity of selinexor, an inhibitor of XPO1, in sarcoma. 2016. PubMed
  • Dolly SO, Wagner AJ, Bendell JC, Kindler HL, Krug LM, Seiwert TY, Zauderer MG, Lolkema MP, Apt D, Yeh RF, Fredrickson JO, Spoerke JM, Koeppen H, Ware JA, Lauchle JO, Burris HA, de Bono JS. Phase I Study of Apitolisib (GDC-0980), Dual Phosphatidylinositol-3-Kinase and Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Kinase Inhibitor, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res 2016. PubMed
  • Yuan A, Kurtz SL, Barysauskas CM, Pilotte AP, Wagner AJ, Treister NS. Oral adverse events in cancer patients treated with VEGFR-directed multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Oral Oncol 2015. PubMed
  • Tap WD, Wainberg ZA, Anthony SP, Ibrahim PN, Zhang C, Healey JH, Chmielowski B, Staddon AP, Cohn AL, Shapiro GI, Keedy VL, Singh AS, Puzanov I, Kwak EL, Wagner AJ, Von Hoff DD, Weiss GJ, Ramanathan RK, Zhang J, Habets G, Zhang Y, Burton EA, Visor G, Sanftner L, Severson P, Nguyen H, Kim MJ, Marimuthu A, Tsang G, Shellooe R, Gee C, West BL, Hirth P, Nolop K, van de Rijn M, Hsu HH, Peterfy C, Lin PS, Tong-Starksen S, Bollag G. Structure-Guided Blockade of CSF1R Kinase in Tenosynovial Giant-Cell Tumor. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:428-37. PubMed
  • Goldberg JM, Fisher DE, Demetri GD, Neuberg D, Allsop SA, Fonseca C, Nakazaki Y, Nemer D, Raut CP, George S, Morgan JA, Wagner AJ, Freeman GJ, Ritz J, Lezcano C, Mihm M, Canning C, Hodi FS, Dranoff G. Biologic Activity of Autologous, Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Secreting Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma and Clear Cell Sarcoma Vaccines. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Eilers G, Czaplinski JT, Mayeda M, Bahri N, Tao D, Zhu M, Hornick JL, Lindeman NI, Sicinska E, Wagner AJ, Fletcher JA, Mariño-Enriquez A. CDKN2A/p16 Loss Implicates CDK4 as a Therapeutic Target in Imatinib-Resistant Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans. Mol Cancer Ther 2015. PubMed
  • Tirumani SH, Wagner AJ, Tirumani H, Shinagare AB, Jagannathan JP, Hornick JL, George S, Ramaiya NH. Is the nonlipomatous component of dedifferentiated liposarcoma always soft tissue on CT? Analysis of CT densities and correlation with rate of growth in 60 patients. Abdom Imaging 2015. PubMed
  • Choy E, Flamand Y, Balasubramanian S, Butrynski JE, Harmon DC, George S, Cote GM, Wagner AJ, Morgan JA, Sirisawad M, Mani C, Hornicek FJ, Duan Z, Demetri GD. Phase 1 study of oral abexinostat, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, in combination with doxorubicin in patients with metastatic sarcoma. Cancer 2015; 121:1223-30. PubMed
  • 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; 21:1044-51. PubMed
  • Sioletic S, Czaplinski J, Hu L, Fletcher JA, Fletcher CD, Wagner AJ, Loda M, Demetri GD, Sicinska ET, Snyder EL. c-Jun promotes cell migration and drives expression of the motility factor ENPP2 in soft tissue sarcomas. J Pathol 2014. PubMed
  • Zhang YX, Sicinska E, Czaplinski JT, Remillard SP, Moss S, Wang Y, Brain C, Loo A, Snyder EL, Demetri GD, Kim S, Kung AL, Wagner AJ. Antiproliferative effects of CDK4/6 inhibition in CDK4-amplified human liposarcoma in vitro and in vivo. Mol Cancer Ther 2014; 13:2184-93. PubMed
  • Wagner AJ. Patient-derived sarcoma xenografts for individual-patient selection of chemotherapy--ready for prime time? Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • George S, Feng Y, Manola J, Nucci MR, Butrynski JE, Morgan JA, Ramaiya N, Quek R, Penson RT, Wagner AJ, Harmon D, Demetri GD, Krasner C. Phase 2 trial of aromatase inhibition with letrozole in patients with uterine leiomyosarcomas expressing estrogen and/or progesterone receptors. Cancer 2014; 120:738-43. PubMed
  • Tirumani SH, Shinagare AB, Hargreaves J, Jagannathan JP, Hornick JL, Wagner AJ, Ramaiya NH. Imaging features of primary and metastatic malignant perivascular epithelioid cell tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2014; 202:252-8. PubMed
  • Choy E, Butrynski JE, Harmon DC, Morgan JA, George S, Wagner AJ, D'Adamo D, Cote GM, Flamand Y, Benes CH, Haber DA, Baselga JM, Demetri GD. Phase II study of olaparib in patients with refractory Ewing sarcoma following failure of standard chemotherapy. BMC Cancer 2014; 14:813. PubMed
  • Wagner AJ, Chugh R, Rosen LS, Morgan JA, George S, Gordon M, Dunbar J, Normant E, Grayzel D, Demetri GD. A phase I study of the HSP90 inhibitor retaspimycin hydrochloride (IPI-504) in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors or soft-tissue sarcomas. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19:6020-9. PubMed
  • Mason EF, Sadow PM, Wagner AJ, Remillard SP, Flood TA, Belanger EC, Hornick JL, Barletta JA. Identification of succinate dehydrogenase-deficient bladder paragangliomas. Am J Surg Pathol 2013; 37:1612-8. PubMed
  • Zhang YX, van Oosterwijk JG, Sicinska E, Moss S, Remillard SP, van Wezel T, Bühnemann C, Hassan AB, Demetri GD, Bovée JV, Wagner AJ. Functional profiling of receptor tyrosine kinases and downstream signaling in human chondrosarcomas identifies pathways for rational targeted therapy. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19:3796-807. PubMed
  • Wagner AJ, Remillard SP, Zhang YX, Doyle LA, George S, Hornick JL. Loss of expression of SDHA predicts SDHA mutations in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Mod Pathol 2013. PubMed
  • Wagner AJ, Goldberg JM, Dubois SG, Choy E, Rosen L, Pappo A, Geller J, Judson I, Hogg D, Senzer N, Davis IJ, Chai F, Waghorne C, Schwartz B, Demetri GD. Tivantinib (ARQ 197), a selective inhibitor of MET, in patients with microphthalmia transcription factor-associated tumors: results of a multicenter phase 2 trial. Cancer 2012. PubMed
  • Pishvaian MJ, Marshall JL, Wagner AJ, Hwang JJ, Malik S, Cotarla I, Deeken JF, He AR, Daniel H, Halim AB, Zahir H, Copigneaux C, Liu K, Beckman RA, Demetri GD. A phase 1 study of efatutazone, an oral peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonist, administered to patients with advanced malignancies. Cancer 2012; 118:5403-13. PubMed
  • George S, Wang Q, Heinrich MC, Corless CL, Zhu M, Butrynski JE, Morgan JA, Wagner AJ, Choy E, Tap WD, Yap JT, Van den Abbeele AD, Manola JB, Solomon SM, Fletcher JA, von Mehren M, Demetri GD. Efficacy and safety of regorafenib in patients with metastatic and/or unresectable GI stromal tumor after failure of imatinib and sunitinib: a multicenter phase II trial. J Clin Oncol 2012; 30:2401-7. PubMed
  • Rege TA, Wagner AJ, Corless CL, Heinrich MC, Hornick JL. "Pediatric-type" gastrointestinal stromal tumors in adults: distinctive histology predicts genotype and clinical behavior. Am J Surg Pathol 2011; 35:495-504. PubMed
  • Quek R, Wang Q, Morgan JA, Shapiro GI, Butrynski JE, Ramaiya N, Huftalen T, Jederlinic N, Manola J, Wagner AJ, Demetri GD, George S. Combination mTOR and IGF-1R inhibition: phase I trial of everolimus and figitumumab in patients with advanced sarcomas and other solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res 2011; 17:871-9. PubMed
  • Thomas DM, Wagner AJ. Specific targets in sarcoma and developmental therapeutics. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2010; 8:677-86. PubMed
  • Wagner AJ, Malinowska-Kolodziej I, Morgan JA, Qin W, Fletcher CD, Vena N, Ligon AH, Antonescu CR, Ramaiya NH, Demetri GD, Kwiatkowski DJ, Maki RG. Clinical activity of mTOR inhibition with sirolimus in malignant perivascular epithelioid cell tumors: targeting the pathogenic activation of mTORC1 in tumors. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:835-40. PubMed
  • Raut CP, Wang Q, Manola J, Morgan JA, George S, Wagner AJ, Butrynski JE, Fletcher CD, Demetri GD, Bertagnolli MM. Cytoreductive surgery in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor treated with sunitinib malate. Ann Surg Oncol 2010; 17:407-15. PubMed
  • Davis IJ, McFadden AW, Zhang Y, Coxon A, Burgess TL, Wagner AJ, Fisher DE. Identification of the receptor tyrosine kinase c-Met and its ligand, hepatocyte growth factor, as therapeutic targets in clear cell sarcoma. Cancer Res 2010; 70:639-45. PubMed
  • Martin JE, Wagner AJ, Murphy GF, Pinkus GS, Wang LC. Granuloma annulare heralding angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma in a patient with a history of epstein-barr virus-associated B-cell lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:e168-71. PubMed
  • Mühlenberg T, Zhang Y, Wagner AJ, Grabellus F, Bradner J, Taeger G, Lang H, Taguchi T, Schuler M, Fletcher JA, Bauer S. Inhibitors of deacetylases suppress oncogenic KIT signaling, acetylate HSP90, and induce apoptosis in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Cancer Res 2009; 69:6941-50. PubMed
  • Dei Tos AP, Wagner AJ, Modena P, Comandone A, Leyvraz S. Epithelioid soft tissue tumors. Semin Oncol 2009; 36:347-57. PubMed
  • George S,Merriam P,Maki RG,Van den Abbeele AD,Yap JT,Akhurst T,Harmon DC,Bhuchar G,O'Mara MM,D'Adamo DR,Morgan J,Schwartz GK,Wagner AJ,Butrynski JE,Demetri GD,Keohan ML. Multicenter Phase II Trial of Sunitinib in the Treatment of Nongastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Sarcomas. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:3154-60. PubMed
  • Bivalacqua TJ, Schaeffer EM, Alphs H, Mettee L, Wagner AA, Su LM, Pavlovich CP. Intraperitoneal Effects of Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. Urology 2008; 72:273-7. PubMed
  • Wagner AJ, Stumbaugh A, Tigue Z, Edmondson J, Paquet A, Farmer D, Hawgood S. Genetic Analysis of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Reveals a Novel Pulmonary Gene: Fatty Acid Binding Protein-7 (Brain type). Pediatr Res 2008; 64:11-6. PubMed
  • Johnson AJ, Wagner AJ, Cheney CM, Smith LL, Lucas DM, Guster SK, Grever MR, Lin TS, Byrd JC. Rituximab and 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin induce synergistic apoptosis in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. British Journal of Haematology 2007; 139:837-44. PubMed
  • Ito H, Hornick JL, Bertagnolli MM, George S, Morgan JA, Baldini EH, Wagner AJ, Demetri GD, Raut CP. Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: survival after aggressive management. Ann Surg Oncol 2007; 14:3534-41. PubMed
  • Wagner AA, Link RE, Trock BJ, Sullivan W, Pavlovich CP. Comparison of open and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy outcomes from a surgeon's early experience. Urology 2007; 70:667-71. PubMed
  • Clifton MS, Pelayo JC, Cortes RA, Grethel EJ, Wagner AJ, Lee H, Harrison MR, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK. Surgical treatment of childhood recurrent pancreatitis. J Pediatr Surg 2007; 42:1203-7. PubMed
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