Donald M. O'Rourke

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John Templeton, Jr., M.D. Associate Professor in Neurosurgery
Faculty , Abramson Family Cancer Center, Cell and Development Biology Program, Translational Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Member, Center for Cancer Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Human Brain Tissue Bank, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Abramson Cancer Center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Full Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT), University of Pennsylvania
Founding Member, Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Mack Technology Fellow, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
HUP - 3 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3490
Fax: 215-349-5534
Education:
A.B. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Harvard University (Magna Cum Laude), 1983.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 1987.
M.A. (Arts)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

EGFR signaling and novel therapeutics and imaging in glioblastoma

Selected Publications

Chawla S, Wang S, Mohan S, Nasrallah M, Verma G, Brem S, O'Rourke DM, Wolf RL, Poptani H, Nabavizadeh SA.: Differentiation of brain infection from necrotic glioblastoma using combined analysis of diffusion and perfusion MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging April 2018.

Rathore S, Akbari H, Rozycki M, Abdullah KG, Nasrallah MP, Binder ZA, Davuluri RV, Lustig RA, Dahmane N, Bilello M, O'Rourke DM, Davatzikos C: Radiomic MRI signature reveals three distinct subtypes of glioblastoma with different clinical and molecular characteristics offering prognostic value beyond IDH1. Sci Reports 8(1): 5087, March 2018.

Akbari H, Bakas S, Pisapia JM, Nasrallah MP, Rozycki M, Martinez-Lage M, Morrissette JJD, Dahmane N, O'Rourke DM, Davatzikos C: In vivo evaluation of EGFRvIII mutation in primary glioblastoma patients via complex multiparametric MRI signature. Neuro Oncol March 2018.

Wang Q, He Z, Huang M, Liu Y, Wang Y, Xu H, Duan H, Ma P, Zhang L, Zamvil SS, Hidalgo J, Zhang Z, O'Rourke DM, Dahmane N, Brem S, Mou Y, Gong Y, Fan Y: Vascular niche IL-6 induces alternative macrophage activation in glioblastoma through HIF-2a. Nat Communications 9(1): 559, Feb 2018.

Morris J, NA YJ, Zhu H, Lee JH, Giang H, Ulyanova AV, Baltuch GH, Brem S, Chen HI, Kung DK, Lucas TH, O'Rourke DM, Wolf JA, Grady MS, Sul JY, Kim J, Eberwine J.: Pervasive within-Mitochondrion Single-Nucleotide Variant Heteroplasmy as Revealed by Single-Mitochondrion Sequencing. Cell Reports December 2017.

Weller M, Butowski N, Tran DD, Recht L, Lim M, Hirte H, Ashby L, Mechtler L, Goldlust S, Iwamoto F, Drappatz J, O’Rourke DM, et al.: Rindopepimut with temozolomide for patients with newly diagnosed, EGFRvIII-expressing glioblastoma (ACT IV): results of a randomized, double-blind, international phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. August 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Roccograndi L, Binder ZA, Zhang L, Aceta N, Zhang Z, Bentores-Alj M, Nakano, I, Dahmane N, O’Rourke DM. : Shp2 regulates proliferation and tumorigenicity of glioma stem cells. J Neurooncol August 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

O'Rourke DM, Nasrallah MP, Desai A, Melenhorst JJ, Mansfield K, Morrissette JJD, Martinez-Lage M, Brem S, Maloney E, Shen A, Isaacs R, Mohan S, Plesa G, Lacey SF, Navenot JM, Zheng Z, Levine BL, Okada H, June CH, Brogdon JL, Maus MV.: A single dose of peripherally infused EGFRvIII-directed CAR T cells mediates antigen loss and induces adaptive resistance in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. Science Translational Medicine 9(399), July 2017.

Bakas S, Akbari H, Pisapia J, Martinez-Lage M, Rozycki M, Rathore S, Dahmane N, O'Rourke DM, Davatzikos C. : In vivo detection of EGFRvIII in glioblastoma via perfusion magnetic resonance imaging signature consistent with deep peritumoral infiltration: the φ index. Clin Cancer Res. April 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Bloch O, Lim M, Sughrue ME, Komotar RJ, Abrahams JM, O’Rourke DM, D’Ambrosio A, Bruce JN, Parsa AT.: Autologous Heat Shock Protein Peptide Vaccination for Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma: Impact of Peripheral PD-L-1 Expression on Response to Therapy. Clin Cancer Res. [EPub ahead of Print] DOI:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1369, Feb 2017.

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