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Colin D. Weekes, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-8700


cdweekes@mgh.harvard.edu

Colin D. Weekes, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Director of Medical Pancreas Cancer Research, Medicine - Division of Hematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

As Director for Medical Oncology Research for Pancreatic Cancer in the Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers at MGH, I focus on clinical and translational research in patients with Pancreas cancer. The goal of our group is to incorporate biologic principles into the treatment of patients with pancreas cancer. As such, I work with basic scientist to integrate targeted therapies and biomarkers of disease response into clinical trial development. In addition to my work in pancreas cancer, I also focus on early drug development for gastrointestinal malignancies.

Publications

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  • Rodrigues C, Hank T, Qadan M, Ciprani D, Mino-Kenudson M, Weekes CD, Ryan DP, Clark JW, Allen JN, Hong TS, Wo JY, Ferrone CR, Warshaw AL, Lillemoe KD, Fernandez-Del Castillo C. Impact of adjuvant therapy in patients with invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas. Pancreatology 2020. PubMed
  • Parikh AR, Mojtahed A, Schneider JL, Kanter K, Van Seventer EE, Fetter IJ, Thabet A, Fish MG, Teshome B, Fosbenner K, Nadres B, Shahzade HA, Allen JN, Blaszkowsky LS, Ryan DP, Giantonio B, Goyal L, Nipp RD, Roeland E, Weekes CD, Wo JY, Zhu AX, Dias-Santagata D, Iafrate AJ, Lennerz JK, Hong TS, Siravegna G, Horick N, Clark JW, Corcoran RB. Serial ctDNA Monitoring to Predict Response to Systemic Therapy in Metastatic Gastrointestinal Cancers. Clin Cancer Res 2020. PubMed
  • Murphy JE, Wo JY, Ryan DP, Clark JW, Jiang W, Yeap BY, Drapek LC, Ly L, Baglini CV, Blaszkowsky LS, Ferrone CR, Parikh AR, Weekes CD, Nipp RD, Kwak EL, Allen JN, Corcoran RB, Ting DT, Faris JE, Zhu AX, Goyal L, Berger DL, Qadan M, Lillemoe KD, Talele N, Jain RK, DeLaney TF, Duda DG, Boucher Y, Fernández-Del Castillo C, Hong TS. Total Neoadjuvant Therapy With FOLFIRINOX in Combination With Losartan Followed by Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: A Phase 2 Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol 2019. PubMed
  • Strickler JH, Weekes CD, Nemunaitis J, Ramanathan RK, Heist RS, Morgensztern D, Angevin E, Bauer TM, Yue H, Motwani M, Parikh A, Reilly EB, Afar D, Naumovski L, Kelly K. First-in-Human Phase I, Dose-Escalation and -Expansion Study of Telisotuzumab Vedotin, an Antibody-Drug Conjugate Targeting c-Met, in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors. J Clin Oncol 2018. PubMed
  • Davis SL, Eckhardt SG, Diamond JR, Messersmith WA, Dasari A, Weekes CD, Lieu CH, Kane M, Choon Tan A, Pitts TM, Leong S. A Phase I Dose-Escalation Study of Linsitinib (OSI-906), a Small-Molecule Dual Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Receptor/Insulin Receptor Kinase Inhibitor, in Combination with Irinotecan in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Oncologist 2018. PubMed
  • Weekes CD, Rosen LS, Capasso A, Wong KM, Ye W, Anderson M, McCall B, Fredrickson J, Wakshull E, Eppler S, Shon-Nguyen Q, Desai R, Huseni M, Hegde PS, Pourmohamad T, Rhee I, Bessudo A. Phase I study of the anti-α5β1 monoclonal antibody MINT1526A with or without bevacizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2018. PubMed
  • Weekes CD, Clark JW, Zhu AX. Tivantinib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: is MET still a viable target? Lancet Oncol. 2018; 19:591-592. PubMed
  • Tempero MA, Malafa MP, Al-Hawary M, Asbun H, Bain A, Behrman SW, Benson AB, Binder E, Cardin DB, Cha C, Chiorean EG, Chung V, Czito B, Dillhoff M, Dotan E, Ferrone CR, Hardacre J, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Ko AH, Komanduri S, Koong A, LoConte N, Lowy AM, Moravek C, Nakakura EK, O'Reilly EM, Obando J, Reddy S, Scaife C, Thayer S, Weekes CD, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Burns J, Darlow S. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Version 2.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2017; 15:1028-1061. PubMed
  • Bendell JC, Javle M, Bekaii-Saab TS, Finn RS, Wainberg ZA, Laheru DA, Weekes CD, Tan BR, Khan GN, Zalupski MM, Infante JR, Jones S, Papadopoulos KP, Tolcher AW, Chavira RE, Christy-Bittel JL, Barrett E, Patnaik A. A phase 1 dose-escalation and expansion study of binimetinib (MEK162), a potent and selective oral MEK1/2 inhibitor. Br J Cancer 2017; 116:575-583. PubMed
  • Kendrick AA, Schafer J, Dzieciatkowska M, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Neelakantan D, Ford HL, Pearson CG, Weekes CD, Hansen KC, Eisenmesser EZ. CD147: a small molecule transporter ancillary protein at the crossroad of multiple hallmarks of cancer and metabolic reprogramming. 2018; 8:6742-6762. PubMed
  • Narayanan V, Weekes CD. Molecular therapeutics in pancreas cancer. World J Gastrointest Oncol 2017; 8:366-79. PubMed
  • Cohen SJ, O'Neil BH, Berlin J, Ames P, McKinley M, Horan J, Catalano PM, Davies A, Weekes CD, Leichman L. A phase 1b study of erlotinib in combination with gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel in patients with previously untreated advanced pancreatic cancer: an Academic Oncology GI Cancer Consortium study. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2016; 77:693-701. PubMed
  • Weekes CD, Lamberts LE, Borad MJ, Voortman J, McWilliams RR, Diamond JR, de Vries EG, Verheul HM, Lieu CH, Kim GP, Wang Y, Scales SJ, Samineni D, Brunstein F, Choi Y, Maslyar DJ, Colon-Otero G. Phase I Study of DMOT4039A, an Antibody-Drug Conjugate Targeting Mesothelin, in Patients with Unresectable Pancreatic or Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer. Mol Cancer Ther 2016; 15:439-47. PubMed
  • Tempero MA, Malafa MP, Behrman SW, Benson AB, Casper ES, Chiorean EG, Chung V, Cohen SJ, Czito B, Engebretson A, Feng M, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Hoffman JP, Ko A, Komanduri S, Koong A, Lowy AM, Ma WW, Merchant NB, Mulvihill SJ, Muscarella P, Nakakura EK, Obando J, Pitman MB, Reddy S, Sasson AR, Thayer SP, Weekes CD, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Burns JL, Freedman-Cass DA. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, version 2.2014: featured updates to the NCCN guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2014; 12:1083-93. PubMed
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