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Trever Bivona, MD, PhD
M_MED-HMON-CORE-ONCO-GEN
Associate Professor

600 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94158
415-476-9907

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  1. Truillet C, Oh HLJ, Yeo SP, Lee CY, Huynh LT, Wei J, Parker MFL, Blakely CM, Sevillano N, Wang YH, Shen YS, Olivas V, Jami K, Moroz A, Jego B, Jaumain E, Fong L, Craik CS, Chang AJ, Bivona TG, Wang CI, Evans MJ. Imaging PD-L1 expression with immunoPET. Bioconjug Chem. 2017 Nov 10.

  2. Blakely CM, Watkins TBK, Wu W, Gini B, Chabon JJ, McCoach CE, McGranahan N, Wilson GA, Birkbak NJ, Olivas VR, Rotow J, Maynard A, Wang V, Gubens MA, Banks KC, Lanman RB, Caulin AF, St John J, Cordero AR, Giannikopoulos P, Simmons AD, Mack PC, Gandara DR, Husain H, Doebele RC, Riess JW, Diehn M, Swanton C, Bivona TG. Evolution and clinical impact of co-occurring genetic alterations in advanced-stage EGFR-mutant lung cancers. Nat Genet. 2017 Nov 06.

  3. Rotow J, Bivona TG. Understanding and targeting resistance mechanisms in NSCLC. Nat Rev Cancer. 2017 Oct 25; 17(11):637-658.

  4. Ma P, Fu Y, Cai MC, Yan Y, Jing Y, Zhang S, Chen M, Wu J, Shen Y, Zhu L, Chen HZ, Gao WQ, Wang M, Gu Z, Bivona TG, Zhao X, Zhuang G. Simultaneous evolutionary expansion and constraint of genomic heterogeneity in multifocal lung cancer. Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 10; 8(1):823.

  5. Jacobsen K, Bertran-Alamillo J, Molina MA, Teixidó C, Karachaliou N, Pedersen MH, Castellví J, Garzón M, Codony-Servat C, Codony-Servat J, Giménez-Capitán A, Drozdowskyj A, Viteri S, Larsen MR, Lassen U, Felip E, Bivona TG, Ditzel HJ, Rosell R. Convergent Akt activation drives acquired EGFR inhibitor resistance in lung cancer. Nat Commun. 2017 Sep 04; 8(1):410.

  6. Chaib I, Karachaliou N, Pilotto S, Codony Servat J, Cai X, Li X, Drozdowskyj A, Servat CC, Yang J, Hu C, Cardona AF, Vivanco GL, Vergnenegre A, Sanchez JM, Provencio M, de Marinis F, Passaro A, Carcereny E, Reguart N, Campelo CG, Teixido C, Sperduti I, Rodriguez S, Lazzari C, Verlicchi A, de Aguirre I, Queralt C, Wei J, Estrada R, Puig de la Bellacasa R, Ramirez JL, Jacobson K, Ditzel HJ, Santarpia M, Viteri S, Molina MA, Zhou C, Cao P, Ma PC, Bivona TG, Rosell R. Co-activation of STAT3 and YES-Associated Protein 1 (YAP1) Pathway in EGFR-Mutant NSCLC. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 09 01; 109(9).

  7. Mayekar MK, Bivona TG. Current Landscape of Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Aug 08.

  8. Codony-Servat C, Codony-Servat J, Karachaliou N, Molina MA, Chaib I, Ramirez JL, de Los Llanos Gil M, Solca F, Bivona TG, Rosell R. Activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling in EGFR mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Oncotarget. 2017 Jul 18; 8(29):47305-47316.

  9. Wang VE, Young L, Ali S, Miller VA, Urisman A, Wolfe J, Bivona TG, Damato B, Fogh S, Bergsland EK. A Case of Metastatic Atypical Neuroendocrine Tumor with ALK Translocation and Diffuse Brain Metastases. Oncologist. 2017 Jul; 22(7):768-773.

  10. Jonsson VD, Blakely CM, Lin L, Asthana S, Matni N, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Gubens MA, Bastian BC, Taylor BS, Doyle JC, Bivona TG. Novel computational method for predicting polytherapy switching strategies to overcome tumor heterogeneity and evolution. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 13; 7:44206.

  11. Wang V, Bivona T, Ali SM, Schrock AB, Miller VA. CD74-ROS1 Fusion in NSCLC Detected by Hybrid Capture-Based Tissue Genomic Profiling and ctDNA Assays. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Feb; 12(2):e19-e20.

  12. Rho JK, Lee IY, Choi YJ, Choi CM, Hur JY, Koh JS, Lee J, Suh BC, Song HJ, Salgaonkar P, Lee J, Lee J, Jung DS, Kim SY, Woo DC, Baek IJ, Lee JY, Ha CH, Sung YH, Kim JK, Kim WS, Song JS, Kim CH, Bivona TG, Lee JC. Superior Efficacy and Selectivity of Novel Small-Molecule Kinase Inhibitors of T790M-Mutant EGFR in Preclinical Models of Lung Cancer. Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 01; 77(5):1200-1211.

  13. Okimoto RA, Bivona TG. Metastasis: From head to tail. Cell Cycle. 2017 Mar 19; 16(6):487-488.

  14. Thiagarajan PS, Wu X, Zhang W, Shi I, Bagai R, Leahy P, Feng Y, Veigl M, Lindner D, Danielpour D, Yin L, Rosell R, Bivona TG, Zhang Z, Ma PC. Transcriptomic-metabolomic reprogramming in EGFR-mutant NSCLC early adaptive drug escape linking TGFß2-bioenergetics-mitochondrial priming. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 13; 7(50):82013-82027.

  15. Okimoto RA, Breitenbuecher F, Olivas VR, Wu W, Gini B, Hofree M, Asthana S, Hrustanovic G, Flanagan J, Tulpule A, Blakely CM, Haringsma HJ, Simmons AD, Gowen K, Suh J, Miller VA, Ali S, Schuler M, Bivona TG. Inactivation of Capicua drives cancer metastasis. Nat Genet. 2017 Jan; 49(1):87-96.

  16. Okimoto RA, Lin L, Olivas V, Chan E, Markegard E, Rymar A, Neel D, Chen X, Hemmati G, Bollag G, Bivona TG. Preclinical efficacy of a RAF inhibitor that evades paradoxical MAPK pathway activation in protein kinase BRAF-mutant lung cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 22; 113(47):13456-13461.

  17. Sabnis AJ, Bivona TG. HSP70 dependence in rhabdomyosarcoma: Seed or soil? Cell Cycle. 2017 Jan 17; 16(2):147-148.

  18. Sabnis AJ, Guerriero CJ, Olivas V, Sayana A, Shue J, Flanagan J, Asthana S, Paton AW, Paton JC, Gestwicki JE, Walter P, Weissman JS, Wipf P, Brodsky JL, Bivona TG. Combined chemical-genetic approach identifies cytosolic HSP70 dependence in rhabdomyosarcoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Aug 09; 113(32):9015-20.

  19. Premasekharan G, Gilbert E, Okimoto RA, Hamirani A, Lindquist KJ, Ngo VT, Roy R, Hough J, Edwards M, Paz R, Foye A, Sood R, Copren KA, Gubens M, Small EJ, Bivona TG, Collisson EA, Friedlander TW, Paris PL. An improved CTC isolation scheme for pairing with downstream genomics: Demonstrating clinical utility in metastatic prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Cancer Lett. 2016 Sep 28; 380(1):144-52.

  20. McCoach CE, Bivona TG, Blakely CM, Doebele RC. Neoadjuvant Oncogene-Targeted Therapy in Early Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer as a Strategy to Improve Clinical Outcome and Identify Early Mechanisms of Resistance. Clin Lung Cancer. 2016 Sep; 17(5):466-469.

  21. Bivona TG, Doebele RC. A framework for understanding and targeting residual disease in oncogene-driven solid cancers. Nat Med. 2016 May 05; 22(5):472-8.

  22. Hrustanovic G, Bivona TG. RAS signaling in ALK fusion lung cancer. Small GTPases. 2016; 7(1):32-3.

  23. Okimoto RA, Bivona TG. Tracking Down Response and Resistance to TRK Inhibitors. Cancer Discov. 2016 Jan; 6(1):14-6.

  24. Hrustanovic G, Bivona TG. RAS-MAPK signaling influences the efficacy of ALK-targeting agents in lung cancer. Mol Cell Oncol. 2016 Mar; 3(2):e1091061.

  25. Hrustanovic G, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Tulpule A, Asthana S, Blakely CM, Okimoto RA, Lin L, Neel DS, Sabnis A, Flanagan J, Chan E, Varella-Garcia M, Aisner DL, Vaishnavi A, Ou SH, Collisson EA, Ichihara E, Mack PC, Lovly CM, Karachaliou N, Rosell R, Riess JW, Doebele RC, Bivona TG. RAS-MAPK dependence underlies a rational polytherapy strategy in EML4-ALK-positive lung cancer. Nat Med. 2015 Sep; 21(9):1038-47.

  26. Zill OA, Greene C, Sebisanovic D, Siew LM, Leng J, Vu M, Hendifar AE, Wang Z, Atreya CE, Kelley RK, Van Loon K, Ko AH, Tempero MA, Bivona TG, Munster PN, Talasaz A, Collisson EA. Cell-Free DNA Next-Generation Sequencing in Pancreatobiliary Carcinomas. Cancer Discov. 2015 Oct; 5(10):1040-8.

  27. Pazarentzos E, Giannikopoulos P, Hrustanovic G, St John J, Olivas VR, Gubens MA, Balassanian R, Weissman J, Polkinghorn W, Bivona TG. Oncogenic activation of the PI3-kinase p110ß isoform via the tumor-derived PIK3Cß(D1067V) kinase domain mutation. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 03; 35(9):1198-205.

  28. Okimoto RA, Bivona TG. AXL receptor tyrosine kinase as a therapeutic target in NSCLC. Lung Cancer (Auckl). 2015; 6:27-34.

  29. Lin L, Bivona TG. The Hippo effector YAP regulates the response of cancer cells to MAPK pathway inhibitors. Mol Cell Oncol. 2016 Jan; 3(1):e1021441.

  30. Elkabets M, Pazarentzos E, Juric D, Sheng Q, Pelossof RA, Brook S, Benzaken AO, Rodon J, Morse N, Yan JJ, Liu M, Das R, Chen Y, Tam A, Wang H, Liang J, Gurski JM, Kerr DA, Rosell R, Teixidó C, Huang A, Ghossein RA, Rosen N, Bivona TG, Scaltriti M, Baselga J. AXL mediates resistance to PI3Ka inhibition by activating the EGFR/PKC/mTOR axis in head and neck and esophageal squamous cell carcinomas. Cancer Cell. 2015 Apr 13; 27(4):533-46.

  31. Blakely CM, Pazarentzos E, Olivas V, Asthana S, Yan JJ, Tan I, Hrustanovic G, Chan E, Lin L, Neel DS, Newton W, Bobb KL, Fouts TR, Meshulam J, Gubens MA, Jablons DM, Johnson JR, Bandyopadhyay S, Krogan NJ, Bivona TG. NF-?B-activating complex engaged in response to EGFR oncogene inhibition drives tumor cell survival and residual disease in lung cancer. Cell Rep. 2015 Apr 07; 11(1):98-110.

  32. Choi YJ, Kim SY, So KS, Baek IJ, Kim WS, Choi SH, Lee JC, Bivona TG, Rho JK, Choi CM. AUY922 effectively overcomes MET- and AXL-mediated resistance to EGFR-TKI in lung cancer cells. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0119832.

  33. Pazarentzos E, Bivona TG. Adaptive stress signaling in targeted cancer therapy resistance. Oncogene. 2015 Nov 05; 34(45):5599-606.

  34. Lin L, Sabnis AJ, Chan E, Olivas V, Cade L, Pazarentzos E, Asthana S, Neel D, Yan JJ, Lu X, Pham L, Wang MM, Karachaliou N, Cao MG, Manzano JL, Ramirez JL, Torres JM, Buttitta F, Rudin CM, Collisson EA, Algazi A, Robinson E, Osman I, Muñoz-Couselo E, Cortes J, Frederick DT, Cooper ZA, McMahon M, Marchetti A, Rosell R, Flaherty KT, Wargo JA, Bivona TG. The Hippo effector YAP promotes resistance to RAF- and MEK-targeted cancer therapies. Nat Genet. 2015 Mar; 47(3):250-6.

  35. Flaherty KT, Wargo JA, Bivona TG. YAP in MAPK pathway targeted therapy resistance. Cell Cycle. 2015; 14(12):1765-6.

  36. Hrustanovic G, Bivona TG. RAS-MAPK in ALK targeted therapy resistance. Cell Cycle. 2015; 14(23):3661-2.

  37. Shen J, Wei J, Guan W, Wang H, Ding Y, Qian X, Yu L, Zou Z, Xie L, Costa C, Bivona T, Rosell R, Liu B. Plasma mRNA expression levels of BRCA1 and TS as potential predictive biomarkers for chemotherapy in gastric cancer. J Transl Med. 2014 Dec 14; 12:355.

  38. Rolfo C, Giovannetti E, Hong DS, Bivona T, Raez LE, Bronte G, Buffoni L, Reguart N, Santos ES, Germonpre P, Taron M, Passiglia F, Van Meerbeeck JP, Russo A, Peeters M, Gil-Bazo I, Pauwels P, Rosell R. Novel therapeutic strategies for patients with NSCLC that do not respond to treatment with EGFR inhibitors. Cancer Treat Rev. 2014 Sep; 40(8):990-1004.

  39. Costa C, Molina MA, Drozdowskyj A, Giménez-Capitán A, Bertran-Alamillo J, Karachaliou N, Gervais R, Massuti B, Wei J, Moran T, Majem M, Felip E, Carcereny E, Garcia-Campelo R, Viteri S, Taron M, Ono M, Giannikopoulos P, Bivona T, Rosell R. The impact of EGFR T790M mutations and BIM mRNA expression on outcome in patients with EGFR-mutant NSCLC treated with erlotinib or chemotherapy in the randomized phase III EURTAC trial. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Apr 01; 20(7):2001-10.

  40. Lin L, Asthana S, Chan E, Bandyopadhyay S, Martins MM, Olivas V, Yan JJ, Pham L, Wang MM, Bollag G, Solit DB, Collisson EA, Rudin CM, Taylor BS, Bivona TG. Mapping the molecular determinants of BRAF oncogene dependence in human lung cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 18; 111(7):E748-57.

  41. Molina-Vila MA, Nabau-Moretó N, Tornador C, Sabnis AJ, Rosell R, Estivill X, Bivona TG, Marino-Buslje C. Activating mutations cluster in the "molecular brake" regions of protein kinases and do not associate with conserved or catalytic residues. Hum Mutat. 2014 Mar; 35(3):318-28.

  42. Okimoto RA, Bivona TG. Recent advances in personalized lung cancer medicine. Per Med. 2014; 11(3):309-321.

  43. Rosell R, Bivona TG, Karachaliou N. Genetics and biomarkers in personalisation of lung cancer treatment. Lancet. 2013 Aug 24; 382(9893):720-31.

  44. Sabnis AJ, Bivona TG. FGFR fusions in the driver's seat. Cancer Discov. 2013 Jun; 3(6):607-9.

  45. Hrustanovic G, Lee BJ, Bivona TG. Mechanisms of resistance to EGFR targeted therapies. Cancer Biol Ther. 2013 Apr; 14(4):304-14.

  46. Neel DS, Bivona TG. Secrets of drug resistance in NSCLC exposed by new molecular definition of EMT. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 01; 19(1):3-5.

  47. Blakely CM, Bivona TG. Resiliency of lung cancers to EGFR inhibitor treatment unveiled, offering opportunities to divide and conquer EGFR inhibitor resistance. Cancer Discov. 2012 Oct; 2(10):872-5.

  48. Lin L, Bivona TG. Mechanisms of Resistance to Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors and Novel Therapeutic Strategies to Overcome Resistance in NSCLC Patients. Chemother Res Pract. 2012; 2012:817297.

  49. Zhang Z, Lee JC, Lin L, Olivas V, Au V, LaFramboise T, Abdel-Rahman M, Wang X, Levine AD, Rho JK, Choi YJ, Choi CM, Kim SW, Jang SJ, Park YS, Kim WS, Lee DH, Lee JS, Miller VA, Arcila M, Ladanyi M, Moonsamy P, Sawyers C, Boggon TJ, Ma PC, Costa C, Taron M, Rosell R, Halmos B, Bivona TG. Activation of the AXL kinase causes resistance to EGFR-targeted therapy in lung cancer. Nat Genet. 2012 Jul 01; 44(8):852-60.

  50. Morris LG, Taylor BS, Bivona TG, Gong Y, Eng S, Brennan CW, Kaufman A, Kastenhuber ER, Banuchi VE, Singh B, Heguy A, Viale A, Mellinghoff IK, Huse J, Ganly I, Chan TA. Genomic dissection of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/PI3K pathway reveals frequent deletion of the EGFR phosphatase PTPRS in head and neck cancers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Nov 22; 108(47):19024-9.

  51. Bivona TG, Hieronymus H, Parker J, Chang K, Taron M, Rosell R, Moonsamy P, Dahlman K, Miller VA, Costa C, Hannon G, Sawyers CL. FAS and NF-?B signalling modulate dependence of lung cancers on mutant EGFR. Nature. 2011 Mar 24; 471(7339):523-6.

  52. Rosell R, Molina MA, Costa C, Simonetti S, Gimenez-Capitan A, Bertran-Alamillo J, Mayo C, Moran T, Mendez P, Cardenal F, Isla D, Provencio M, Cobo M, Insa A, Garcia-Campelo R, Reguart N, Majem M, Viteri S, Carcereny E, Porta R, Massuti B, Queralt C, de Aguirre I, Sanchez JM, Sanchez-Ronco M, Mate JL, Ariza A, Benlloch S, Sanchez JJ, Bivona TG, Sawyers CL, Taron M. Pretreatment EGFR T790M mutation and BRCA1 mRNA expression in erlotinib-treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Mar 01; 17(5):1160-8.

  53. Quatela SE, Sung PJ, Ahearn IM, Bivona TG, Philips MR. Analysis of K-Ras phosphorylation, translocation, and induction of apoptosis. Methods Enzymol. 2008; 439:87-102.

  54. Bivona TG, Quatela SE, Bodemann BO, Ahearn IM, Soskis MJ, Mor A, Miura J, Wiener HH, Wright L, Saba SG, Yim D, Fein A, Pérez de Castro I, Li C, Thompson CB, Cox AD, Philips MR. PKC regulates a farnesyl-electrostatic switch on K-Ras that promotes its association with Bcl-XL on mitochondria and induces apoptosis. Mol Cell. 2006 Feb 17; 21(4):481-93.

  55. Bivona TG, Quatela S, Philips MR. Analysis of Ras activation in living cells with GFP-RBD. Methods Enzymol. 2006; 407:128-43.

  56. Bivona TG, Philips MR. Analysis of Ras and Rap activation in living cells using fluorescent Ras binding domains. Methods. 2005 Oct; 37(2):138-45.

  57. Jordan JD, He JC, Eungdamrong NJ, Gomes I, Ali W, Nguyen T, Bivona TG, Philips MR, Devi LA, Iyengar R. Cannabinoid receptor-induced neurite outgrowth is mediated by Rap1 activation through G(alpha)o/i-triggered proteasomal degradation of Rap1GAPII. J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 25; 280(12):11413-21.

  58. Dustin ML, Bivona TG, Philips MR. Membranes as messengers in T cell adhesion signaling. Nat Immunol. 2004 Apr; 5(4):363-72.

  59. Walker SA, Kupzig S, Bouyoucef D, Davies LC, Tsuboi T, Bivona TG, Cozier GE, Lockyer PJ, Buckler A, Rutter GA, Allen MJ, Philips MR, Cullen PJ. Identification of a Ras GTPase-activating protein regulated by receptor-mediated Ca2+ oscillations. EMBO J. 2004 Apr 21; 23(8):1749-60.

  60. Perez de Castro I, Bivona TG, Philips MR, Pellicer A. Ras activation in Jurkat T cells following low-grade stimulation of the T-cell receptor is specific to N-Ras and occurs only on the Golgi apparatus. Mol Cell Biol. 2004 Apr; 24(8):3485-96.

  61. Zhang SQ, Yang W, Kontaridis MI, Bivona TG, Wen G, Araki T, Luo J, Thompson JA, Schraven BL, Philips MR, Neel BG. Shp2 regulates SRC family kinase activity and Ras/Erk activation by controlling Csk recruitment. Mol Cell. 2004 Feb 13; 13(3):341-55.

  62. Bivona TG, Wiener HH, Ahearn IM, Silletti J, Chiu VK, Philips MR. Rap1 up-regulation and activation on plasma membrane regulates T cell adhesion. J Cell Biol. 2004 Feb 02; 164(3):461-70.

  63. Mohney RP, Das M, Bivona TG, Hanes R, Adams AG, Philips MR, O'Bryan JP. Intersectin activates Ras but stimulates transcription through an independent pathway involving JNK. J Biol Chem. 2003 Nov 21; 278(47):47038-45.

  64. Bivona TG, Pérez De Castro I, Ahearn IM, Grana TM, Chiu VK, Lockyer PJ, Cullen PJ, Pellicer A, Cox AD, Philips MR. Phospholipase Cgamma activates Ras on the Golgi apparatus by means of RasGRP1. Nature. 2003 Aug 07; 424(6949):694-8.

  65. Bivona TG, Philips MR. Ras pathway signaling on endomembranes. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2003 Apr; 15(2):136-42.

  66. Chiu VK, Bivona T, Hach A, Sajous JB, Silletti J, Wiener H, Johnson RL, Cox AD, Philips MR. Ras signalling on the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi. Nat Cell Biol. 2002 May; 4(5):343-50.

  67. Robibaro B, Stedman TT, Coppens I, Ngô HM, Pypaert M, Bivona T, Nam HW, Joiner KA. Toxoplasma gondii Rab5 enhances cholesterol acquisition from host cells. Cell Microbiol. 2002 Mar; 4(3):139-52.

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