Division of Hematology/Oncology

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Tara C Gangadhar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Teaching Attending, Penn Internal Medicine Oncology inpatient rotation for residents, interns and medical students., University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
16 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7907
Fax: 215-662-4646
Education:
BA (Anthropology)
Columbia University, 2000.
MD (Internal Medicine)
New York University School of Medicine, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, 2004-2005.
Resident in Internal Medicine , Indiana University Medical Center, 2005-2007.
Fellow in Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago, 2007-2011.
Fellow in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, The University of Chicago , 2009-2011.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine), 2007.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology), 2010.
American Board of Clinical Pharmacology (Clinical Pharmacology), 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Melanoma
Cutaneous malignancies
Gastroinitestinal malignancies

Description of Research Expertise

Melanoma
Immune therpay
Targeted therapy
Phase I trials
Combination therapy
Experimental therapeutics
Pharmacology

Selected Publications

Robert Caroline, Ribas Antoni, Wolchok Jedd D, Hodi F Stephen, Hamid Omid, Kefford Richard, Weber Jeffrey S, Joshua Anthony M, Hwu Wen-Jen, Gangadhar Tara C, Patnaik Amita, Dronca Roxana, Zarour Hassane, Joseph Richard W, Boasberg Peter, Chmielowski Bartosz, Mateus Christine, Postow Michael A, Gergich Kevin, Elassaiss-Schaap Jeroen, Li Xiaoyun Nicole, Iannone Robert, Ebbinghaus Scot W, Kang S Peter, Daud Adil: Anti-programmed-death-receptor-1 treatment with pembrolizumab in ipilimumab-refractory advanced melanoma: a randomised dose-comparison cohort of a phase 1 trial. Lancet 384(9948): 1109-17, Sep 2014.

Braunstein Inbal, Gangadhar Tara C, Elenitsas Rosalie, Chu Emily Y: Vemurafenib-induced interface dermatitis manifesting as radiation-recall and a keratosis pilaris-like eruption. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology Jun 2014.

Gangadhar Tara C, Vonderheide Robert H: Mitigating the toxic effects of anticancer immunotherapy. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 11(2): 91-9, Feb 2014.

Tara C Gangadhar, Fecher LA, Miller C, Karakousis G, Vonderheide R, Xu G, and Schuchter LM: Melanoma. Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology. Elsevier, 5th Edition, 2014.

Hamid Omid, Robert Caroline, Daud Adil, Hodi F Stephen, Hwu Wen-Jen, Kefford Richard, Wolchok Jedd D, Hersey Peter, Joseph Richard W, Weber Jeffrey S, Dronca Roxana, Gangadhar Tara C, Patnaik Amita, Zarour Hassane, Joshua Anthony M, Gergich Kevin, Elassaiss-Schaap Jeroen, Algazi Alain, Mateus Christine, Boasberg Peter, Tumeh Paul C, Chmielowski Bartosz, Ebbinghaus Scot W, Li Xiaoyun Nicole, Kang S Peter, Ribas Antoni: Safety and tumor responses with lambrolizumab (anti-PD-1) in melanoma. The New England Journal of Medicine 369(2): 134-44, Jul 2013.

Gangadhar Tara C, Clark Joseph I, Karrison Theodore, Gajewski Thomas F: Phase II study of the Src kinase inhibitor saracatinib (AZD0530) in metastatic melanoma. Investigational New Drugs 31(3): 769-73, Jun 2013.

Tara C Gangadhar and Lynn M Schuchter: Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma. Melanoma. William H. Sharfman (eds.). Demos Medical Publishing, 3(3): 471-484, 2012.

Sattler Martin, Reddy Mamatha M, Hasina Rifat, Gangadhar Tara, Salgia Ravi: The role of the c-Met pathway in lung cancer and the potential for targeted therapy. Therapeutic advances in medical oncology 3(4): 171-84, Jul 2011.

Gangadhar TC, Cohen EE, Wu K, Janisch L, Geary D, Kocherginsky M, House LK, Ramirez J, Undevia SD, Maitland ML, Fleming GF, Ratain MJ: Two drug interaction studies of sirolimus in combination with sorafenib or sunitinib in patients with advanced malignancies. Clinical Cancer Research 17(7): 1956-63, APR 1 2011 Notes: Epub 2011 Mar 29.

Surati Mosmi, Robinson Matthew, Nandi Suvobroto, Faoro Leonardo, Demchuk Carley, Rolle Cleo E, Kanteti Rajani, Ferguson Benjamin D, Hasina Rifat, Gangadhar Tara C, Salama April K, Arif Qudsia, Kirchner Colin, Mendonca Eneida, Campbell Nicholas, Limvorasak Suwicha, Villaflor Victoria, Hensing Thomas A, Krausz Thomas, Vokes Everett E, Husain Aliya N, Ferguson Mark K, Karrison Theodore G, Salgia Ravi: Proteomic characterization of non-small cell lung cancer in a comprehensive translational thoracic oncology database. Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics 1(8): 1-11, Feb 2011.

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