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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
Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-202
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
South Pavilion, 7th Floor
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

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Hodi FS, Hwu WJ, Kefford R, Weber JS, Daud A, Hamid O, Patnaik A, Ribas A, Robert C, Gangadhar TC, Joshua AM, Hersey P, Dronca R, Joseph R, Hille D, Xue D, Li XN, Kang SP, Ebbinghaus S, Perrone A, Wolchok JD: Evaluation of Immune-Related Response Criteria and RECIST v1.1 in Patients With Advanced Melanoma Treated With Pembrolizumab. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 34(13): 1510-7, May 1 2016.

Ribas A, Hamid O, Daud A, Hodi FS, Wolchok JD, Kefford R, Joshua AM, Patnaik A, Hwu WJ, Weber JS, Gangadhar TC, Hersey P, Dronca R, Joseph RW, Zarour H, Chmielowski B, Lawrence DP, Algazi A, Rizvi NA, Hoffner B, Mateus C, Gergich K, Lindia JA, Giannotti M, Li XN, Ebbinghaus S, Kang SP, Robert C: Association of Pembrolizumab With Tumor Response and Survival Among Patients With Advanced Melanoma. JAMA 315(15): 1600-9, Apr 19 2016.

Shannan B, Chen Q, Watters A, Perego M, Krepler C, Thombre R, Li L, Rajan G, Peterson S, Gimotty PA, Wilson M, Nathanson KL, Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM, Weeraratna AT, Herlyn M, Vultur A: Enhancing the evaluation of PI3K inhibitors through 3D melanoma models. Pigment cell & melanoma research 29(3): 317-28, Feb 2016.

Dizon Don S, Krilov Lada, Cohen Ezra, Gangadhar Tara, Ganz Patricia A, Hensing Thomas A, Hunger Stephen, Krishnamurthi Smitha S, Lassman Andrew B, Markham Merry Jennifer, Mayer Erica, Neuss Michael, Pal Sumanta Kumar, Richardson Lisa C, Schilsky Richard, Schwartz Gary K, Spriggs David R, Villalona-Calero Miguel Angel, Villani Gina, Masters Gregory: Clinical Cancer Advances 2016: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 34(9): 987-1011, Feb 2016.

Ribas A, Puzanov I, Dummer R, Schadendorf D, Hamid O, Robert C, Hodi FS, Schachter J, Pavlick AC, Lewis KD, Cranmer LD, Blank CU, O'Day SJ, Ascierto PA, Salama AK, Margolin KA, Loquai C, Eigentler TK, Gangadhar TC, Carlino MS, Agarwala SS, Moschos SJ, Sosman JA, Goldinger SM, Shapira-Frommer R, Gonzalez R, Kirkwood JM, Wolchok JD, Eggermont A, Li XN, Zhou W, Zernhelt AM, Lis J, Ebbinghaus S, Kang SP, Daud A.: Pembrolizumab versus investigator-choice chemotherapy for ipilimumab-refractory melanoma (KEYNOTE-002): a randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncology 16(8): 908-18, Aug 2015.

Twyman-Saint Victor C, Rech AJ, Maity A, Rengan R, Pauken KE, Stelekati E, Benci JL, Xu B, Dada H, Odorizzi PM, Herati RS, Mansfield KD, Patsch D, Amaravadi RK, Schuchter LM, Ishwaran H, Mick R, Pryma DA, Xu X, Feldman MD, Gangadhar TC, Hahn SM, Wherry EJ, Vonderheide RH, Minn AJ.: Radiation and dual checkpoint blockade activate non-redundant immune mechanisms in cancer. Nature 520(7547): 373-7, Apr 16 2015.

Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM: Broad Applicability of Nivolumab in Melanoma Regardless of BRAF Mutation Status. JAMA oncology 1(4): 427-8, Jul 2015.

Wang T, Xiao M, Ge Y, Krepler C, Belser E, Lopez-Coral A, Xu X, Zhang G, Azuma R, Liu Q, Liu R, Li L, Amaravadi RK, Xu W, Karakousis G, Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM, Lieu M, Khare S, Halloran MB, Herlyn M, Kaufman RE: BRAF Inhibition Stimulates Melanoma-Associated Macrophages to Drive Tumor Growth. Clinical cancer research 21(7): 1652-64, Apr 1 2015.

Robert C, Ribas A, Wolchok JD, Hodi FS, Hamid O, Kefford R, Weber JS, Joshua AM, Hwu WJ, Gangadhar TC, Patnaik A, Dronca R, Zarour H, Joseph RW, Boasberg P, Chmielowski B, Mateus C, Postow MA, Gergich K, Elassaiss-Schaap J, Li XN, Iannone R, Ebbinghaus SW, Kang SP, Daud A: 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 20 2014.

Hamid O, Robert C, Daud A, Hodi FS, Hwu WJ, Kefford R, Wolchok JD, Hersey P, Joseph RW, Weber JS, Dronca R, Gangadhar TC, Patnaik A, Zarour H, Joshua AM, Gergich K, Elassaiss-Schaap J, Algazi A, Mateus C, Boasberg P, Tumeh PC, Chmielowski B, Ebbinghaus SW, Li XN, Kang SP, Ribas A: Safety and tumor responses with lambrolizumab (anti-PD-1) in melanoma. The New England Journal of Medicine 369(2): 134-44, Jul 11 2013.

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