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Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-9913


gmboland@mgh.harvard.edu

Genevieve Boland, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Section Head, Melanoma/Sarcoma Surgery, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Surgical Director, Termeer Center for Targeted Therapies, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Therapeutic Intralesional Program, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

As a translational scientist with expertise in melanoma and immuno-oncology, I am focused on questions relating to cancer genetics, immunology, and cancer biology using genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and proteomic approaches to profile patient-derived samples. My previous work utilized next-generation sequencing and multi-platform analysis in multiple patient populations including metastatic melanoma, with a specific focus on characterizing resistance to both BRAF-targeted therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors. I am also interested in less invasive approaches to predicting and/or monitoring therapeutic efficacy, including novel imaging techniques and blood-based analysis. Finally, as a clinical surgeon I am interested in assessing changes in the clinical management of melanoma, and the impact of changes in practice on clinical outcomes. As an MD, PhD, I am well equipped to bridge the two complementary but disparate environments of clinical and basic research, with a primary goal of translating interesting research findings into meaningful clinical interventions based upon the newest available technology.

Publications

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  • Bai X, Hu J, Betof Warner A, Quach HT, Cann CG, Zhang MZ, Si L, Tang B, Cui C, Yang X, Wei X, Pallan L, Harvey C, Manos MP, Ouyang O, Kim MS, Kasumova G, Cohen JV, Lawrence DP, Freedman C, Fadden RM, Rubin KM, Sharova T, Frederick DT, Flaherty KT, Rahma OE, Long GV, Menzies AM, Guo J, Shoushtari AN, Johnson DB, Sullivan RJ, Boland GM. Early use of high-dose-glucocorticoid for the management of irAE is associated with poorer survival in patients with advanced melanoma treated with anti-PD-1 monotherapy. Clin Cancer Res 2021. PubMed
  • Liu D, Lin JR, Robitschek EJ, Kasumova GG, Heyde A, Shi A, Kraya A, Zhang G, Moll T, Frederick DT, Chen YA, Wang S, Schapiro D, Ho LL, Bi K, Sahu A, Mei S, Miao B, Sharova T, Alvarez-Breckenridge C, Stocking JH, Kim T, Fadden R, Lawrence D, Hoang MP, Cahill DP, Malehmir M, Nowak MA, Brastianos PK, Lian CG, Ruppin E, Izar B, Herlyn M, Van Allen EM, Nathanson K, Flaherty KT, Sullivan RJ, Kellis M, Sorger PK, Boland GM. Evolution of delayed resistance to immunotherapy in a melanoma responder. Nat Med 2021. PubMed
  • Zubiri L, Rosovsky RP, Mooradian MJ, Piper-Vallillo AJ, Gainor JF, Sullivan RJ, Marte D, Boland GM, Gao X, Hochberg EP, Ryan DP, McEwen C, Mai M, Sharova T, Soumerai TE, Bardia A, Reynolds KL. Temporal Trends in Inpatient Oncology Census Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Rates of Nosocomial COVID-19 Among Patients with Cancer at a Large Academic Center. Oncologist 2021. PubMed
  • Parikh AR, Van Seventer EE, Siravegna G, Hartwig AV, Jaimovich A, He Y, Kanter K, Fish M, Fosbenner KD, Miao B, Phillips S, Carmichael JH, Sharma N, Jarnagin J, Baiev I, Shah YS, Fetter IJ, Shahzade HA, Allen JN, Blaszkowsky LS, Clark JW, Dubois JS, Franses JW, Giantonio B, Goyal L, Klempner SJ, Nipp RD, Roeland EJ, Ryan DP, Weekes CD, Wo JY, Hong TS, Bordeianou L, Ferrone CR, Qadan M, Kunitake H, Berger D, Ricciardi R, Cusack JC, Raymond VM, Talasaz A, Boland GM, Corcoran RB. Minimal Residual Disease Detection using a Plasma-Only Circulating Tumor DNA Assay in Colorectal Cancer Patients. Clin Cancer Res 2021. PubMed
  • Lee MD, Seethapathy H, Strohbehn IA, Zhao SH, Boland GM, Fadden R, Sullivan R, Reynolds KL, Sise ME. Rapid corticosteroid taper versus standard of care for immune checkpoint inhibitor induced nephritis: a single-center retrospective cohort study. J Immunother Cancer 2021. PubMed
  • Lo JA, Kawakubo M, Juneja VR, Su MY, Erlich TH, LaFleur MW, Kemeny LV, Rashid M, Malehmir M, Rabi SA, Raghavan R, Allouche J, Kasumova G, Frederick DT, Pauken KE, Weng QY, Pereira da Silva M, Xu Y, van der Sande AAJ, Silkworth W, Roider E, Browne EP, Lieb DJ, Wang B, Garraway LA, Wu CJ, Flaherty KT, Brinckerhoff CE, Mullins DW, Adams DJ, Hacohen N, Hoang MP, Boland GM, Freeman GJ, Sharpe AH, Manstein D, Fisher DE. Epitope spreading toward wild-type melanocyte-lineage antigens rescues suboptimal immune checkpoint blockade responses. Sci Transl Med 2021. PubMed
  • Oliveira G, Stromhaug K, Klaeger S, Kula T, Frederick DT, Le PM, Forman J, Huang T, Li S, Zhang W, Xu Q, Cieri N, Clauser KR, Shukla SA, Neuberg D, Justesen S, MacBeath G, Carr SA, Fritsch EF, Hacohen N, Sade-Feldman M, Livak KJ, Boland GM, Ott PA, Keskin DB, Wu CJ. Phenotype, specificity and avidity of antitumour CD8 T cells in melanoma. Nature 2021; 596:119-125. PubMed
  • Straker RJ, Song Y, Sun J, Shannon AB, Cohen LS, Muradova E, Daou H, Krause K, Li S, Frederick DT, Rhodin KE, Brizel DM, Boland GM, Beasley GM, Wuthrick EJ, Sondak VK, Zager JS, Lin A, Lukens JN, Karakousis GC. Adjuvant Radiation Therapy for Clinical Stage III Melanoma in the Modern Therapeutic Era. Ann Surg Oncol 2020. PubMed
  • Shi A, Kasumova GG, Michaud WA, Cintolo-Gonzalez J, Díaz-Martínez M, Ohmura J, Mehta A, Chien I, Frederick DT, Cohen S, Plana D, Johnson D, Flaherty KT, Sullivan RJ, Kellis M, Boland GM. Plasma-derived extracellular vesicle analysis and deconvolution enable prediction and tracking of melanoma checkpoint blockade outcome. Sci Adv 2020. PubMed
  • Luoma AM, Suo S, Williams HL, Sharova T, Sullivan K, Manos M, Bowling P, Hodi FS, Rahma O, Sullivan RJ, Boland GM, Nowak JA, Dougan SK, Dougan M, Yuan GC, Wucherpfennig KW. Molecular Pathways of Colon Inflammation Induced by Cancer Immunotherapy. Cell 2020. PubMed
  • Molina G, Kasumova GG, Qadan M, Boland GM. Use of immunotherapy and surgery for stage IV melanoma. Cancer 2020. PubMed
  • Li Z, Wang B, Gu S, Jiang P, Sahu A, Chen CH, Han T, Shi S, Wang X, Traugh N, Liu H, Liu Y, Wu Q, Brown M, Xiao T, Boland GM, Shirley Liu X. CRISPR Screens Identify Essential Cell Growth Mediators in BRAF Inhibitor-resistant Melanoma. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics 2020; 18:26-40. PubMed
  • Sade-Feldman M, Yizhak K, Bjorgaard SL, Ray JP, de Boer CG, Jenkins RW, Lieb DJ, Chen JH, Frederick DT, Barzily-Rokni M, Freeman SS, Reuben A, Hoover PJ, Villani AC, Ivanova E, Portell A, Lizotte PH, Aref AR, Eliane JP, Hammond MR, Vitzthum H, Blackmon SM, Li B, Gopalakrishnan V, Reddy SM, Cooper ZA, Paweletz CP, Barbie DA, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Flaherty KT, Wargo JA, Boland GM, Sullivan RJ, Getz G, Hacohen N. Defining T Cell States Associated with Response to Checkpoint Immunotherapy in Melanoma. Cell 2019; 176:404. PubMed
  • Sade-Feldman M, Yizhak K, Bjorgaard SL, Ray JP, de Boer CG, Jenkins RW, Lieb DJ, Chen JH, Frederick DT, Barzily-Rokni M, Freeman SS, Reuben A, Hoover PJ, Villani AC, Ivanova E, Portell A, Lizotte PH, Aref AR, Eliane JP, Hammond MR, Vitzthum H, Blackmon SM, Li B, Gopalakrishnan V, Reddy SM, Cooper ZA, Paweletz CP, Barbie DA, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Flaherty KT, Wargo JA, Boland GM, Sullivan RJ, Getz G, Hacohen N. Defining T Cell States Associated with Response to Checkpoint Immunotherapy in Melanoma. Cell 2018; 175:998-1013.e20. PubMed
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