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Michael DiGiovanna, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology); Chair, Breast Cancer Tumor Board, Yale Cancer Center; Curriculum Director, Office of Education; Thread Leader, Pharmacology, Office of Education; Master Course Co-Leader, Office of Education

Contact Information

Michael DiGiovanna, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Medical Oncology

    PO Box 208032, 300 George Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8032

    United States

Research Summary

We study signal transduction by growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases, focusing on the EGFR/HER2/ErbB family, including the impact of signaling by these receptors on clinical outcomes and response to targeted therapies for cancer, and their potential as therapeutic targets in novel combination therapies. A major focus in our laboratory has been the interaction of HER2 signaling with estrogen receptor (ER) signaling in breast cancer, and with IGF-I receptor signaling, and the effects of inhibitors of these receptors in combination targeted therapies. We have also found that in breast cancer patients, tumors harboring activated HER2 have adverse prognosis, and these tumors have co-overexpression of EGFR. We continue to study how signaling by these receptors impacts responses to different types of therapies and explore targeting these receptors in combination with other novel targeted therapeutics.

Specialized Terms: Breast cancer; HER-2/neu/ErbB-2; IGF1 receptor; EGF receptor; Growth factor receptor tyrosine protein kinases in malignancy; Estrogen receptor; Signal transduction; Breast cancer clinical trials

Extensive Research Description

We study signal transduction by growth factor receptor tyrosine
kinases, focusing on the EGFR/HER2/ErbB family, including the impact of
signaling by these receptors on clinical outcomes and response to
targeted therapies for cancer, and their potential as therapeutic
targets in novel combination therapies. A major focus in our laboratory
has been the interaction of HER2 signaling with estrogen receptor (ER)
signaling in breast cancer, and with IGF-I receptor
signaling, and the effects of inhibitors of these receptors in
combination targeted therapies. We have also found that in breast
cancer patients, tumors harboring activated HER2 have adverse
prognosis, and these tumors have co-overexpression of EGFR. We continue
to study how signaling by these receptors impacts responses to
different types of therapies and explore targeting these receptors in
combination with other novel targeted therapeutics.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Medical Oncology; Pharmacology; Protein-Tyrosine Kinases; Signal Transduction; Clinical Trial

Selected Publications

  • Aktualisierte Ergebnisse von Tucatinib versus Placebo in Kombination mit Trastuzumab und Capecitabin bei Patienten mit vorbehandeltem, metastasierten HER2-positiven Brustkrebs mit ZNS-Metastasen (HER2CLIMB)Greil R, Lin N, Murthy R, Abramson V, Anders C, Bachelot T, Bedard P, Borges V, Cameron D, Carey L, Chien A, Curigliano G, DiGiovanna M, Gelmon K, Hortobagyi G, Hurvitz S, Krop I, Loi S, Loibl S, Mueller V, Oliveira M, Paplomata E, Pegram M, Slamon D, Zelnak A, Ramos J, Feng W, Winer E. Aktualisierte Ergebnisse von Tucatinib versus Placebo in Kombination mit Trastuzumab und Capecitabin bei Patienten mit vorbehandeltem, metastasierten HER2-positiven Brustkrebs mit ZNS-Metastasen (HER2CLIMB) Geburtshilfe Und Frauenheilkunde 2022, 82: e4-e5. DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1746156.
  • Abstract PD4-04: Updated results of tucatinib vs placebo added to trastuzumab and capecitabine for patients with previously treated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with brain metastases (HER2CLIMB)Lin N, Murthy R, Abramson V, Anders C, Bachelot T, Bedard P, Borges V, Cameron D, Cameron D, Carey L, Chien A, Curigliano G, DiGiovanna M, Gelmon K, Hortobagyi G, Hurvitz S, Krop I, Loi S, Loibl S, Mueller V, Oliveira M, Paplomata E, Pegram M, Slamon D, Zelnak A, Ramos J, Feng W, Winer E. Abstract PD4-04: Updated results of tucatinib vs placebo added to trastuzumab and capecitabine for patients with previously treated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with brain metastases (HER2CLIMB) Cancer Research 2022, 82: pd4-04-pd4-04. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs21-pd4-04.
  • How did the COVID crisis affect use of neoadjuvant therapy for patients with breast cancer?Chagpar A, Lannin D, Mougalian S, Berger E, Gross C, Horowitz N, Sanft T, DiGiovanna M, Golshan M, Pusztai L. How did the COVID crisis affect use of neoadjuvant therapy for patients with breast cancer? Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2021, 39: e18708-e18708. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2021.39.15_suppl.e18708.
  • 53. TUCATINIB VS PLACEBO ADDED TO TRASTUZUMAB AND CAPECITABINE FOR PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY TREATED HER2+ METASTATIC BREAST CANCER (MBC) WITH BRAIN METASTASES (BM) (HER2CLIMB)Lin N, Murthy R, Anders C, Borges V, Hurvitz S, Loi S, Abramson V, Bedard P, Oliveira M, Zelnack A, DiGiovanna M, Bachelot T, Chien A, O’Regan R, Wardley A, Mueller V, Carey L, McGoldrick S, An X, Winer E. 53. TUCATINIB VS PLACEBO ADDED TO TRASTUZUMAB AND CAPECITABINE FOR PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUSLY TREATED HER2+ METASTATIC BREAST CANCER (MBC) WITH BRAIN METASTASES (BM) (HER2CLIMB) Neuro-Oncology Advances 2020, 2: ii11-ii11. PMCID: PMC7401403, DOI: 10.1093/noajnl/vdaa073.041.
  • Tucatinib versus placebo added to trastuzumab and capecitabine for patients with previously treated HER2+ metastatic breast cancer with brain metastases (HER2CLIMB).Lin N, Murthy R, Anders C, Borges V, Hurvitz S, Loi S, Abramson V, Bedard P, Oliveira M, Zelnak A, DiGiovanna M, Bachelot T, Chien A, O'Regan R, Wardley A, Müller V, Carey L, McGoldrick S, An G, Winer E. Tucatinib versus placebo added to trastuzumab and capecitabine for patients with previously treated HER2+ metastatic breast cancer with brain metastases (HER2CLIMB). Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2020, 38: 1005-1005. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2020.38.15_suppl.1005.
  • Abstract P5-13-02: Neoadjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy plus the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive/HER2 negative breast cancer and an oncotype Dx recurrence score (≤25)Abu-Khalaf M, Aderhold K, Marczyk M, Chung G, Hofstatter E, Sanft T, Silber A, DiGiovanna M, Zelterman D, Puzstai L, Hatzis C. Abstract P5-13-02: Neoadjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy plus the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive/HER2 negative breast cancer and an oncotype Dx recurrence score (≤25) Cancer Research 2020, 80: p5-13-02-p5-13-02. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs19-p5-13-02.
  • Abstract PD10-05: Cost-effectiveness of different neoadjuvant followed by adjuvant treatment combination strategies for women with HER2-positive breast cancerKunst N, Wang S, Hood A, Mougalian S, DiGiovanna M, Adelson K, Pusztai L. Abstract PD10-05: Cost-effectiveness of different neoadjuvant followed by adjuvant treatment combination strategies for women with HER2-positive breast cancer Cancer Research 2020, 80: pd10-05-pd10-05. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs19-pd10-05.
  • Abstract P3-14-01: Adjuvant trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) vs trastuzumab (H) in patients with residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer: KATHERINE subgroup analysisMano M, Loibl S, Mamounas E, von Minckwitz G, Huang C, Untch M, Wolmark N, Wapnir I, Yang Y, Conlin A, Kümmel S, Saghatchian M, DiGiovanna M, Strunk C, Zimovjanova M, Song C, Liu H, Tesarowski D, Blotner S, Lam L, Smitt M, Geyer C. Abstract P3-14-01: Adjuvant trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) vs trastuzumab (H) in patients with residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer: KATHERINE subgroup analysis Cancer Research 2020, 80: p3-14-01-p3-14-01. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs19-p3-14-01.
  • Durvalumab (MEDI4736) concurrent with nab-paclitaxel and dose dense doxorubicin cyclophosphamide (ddAC) as neoadjuvant therapy for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).Pusztai L, Hofstatter E, Chung G, Horowitz N, Lannin D, Killelea B, Chagpar A, DiGiovanna M, Frederick C, Burello T, Harigopal M. Durvalumab (MEDI4736) concurrent with nab-paclitaxel and dose dense doxorubicin cyclophosphamide (ddAC) as neoadjuvant therapy for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2018, 36: 586-586. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.586.
  • Safety of MEDI4736 (anti-PD-L1 antibody) administered concomitant with weekly nab-paclitaxel and dose dense doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (ddAC) as neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage I-III triple negative breast cancer (TNBC): A Phase I/II trial.Pusztai L, Silber A, Hofstatter E, Chung G, Horowitz N, Lannin D, Killelea B, Chagpar A, Szekely B, Frederick C, Rispoli L, DiGiovanna M. Safety of MEDI4736 (anti-PD-L1 antibody) administered concomitant with weekly nab-paclitaxel and dose dense doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (ddAC) as neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage I-III triple negative breast cancer (TNBC): A Phase I/II trial. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2017, 35: 572-572. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2017.35.15_suppl.572.
  • Pathologic complete response (pCR) rates after neoadjuvant pertuzumab (P) and trastuzumab (H) administered concomitantly with weekly paclitaxel (T) and 5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide (FEC) chemotherapy for clinical stage I-III HER2-positive breast cancer.Foldi J, Mougalian S, Silber A, Lannin D, Killelea B, Chagpar A, Horowitz N, Frederick C, Rispoli L, Abu-Khalaf M, Sabbath K, Sanft T, Fischbach N, Brandt D, Hofstatter E, DiGiovanna M, Pusztai L. Pathologic complete response (pCR) rates after neoadjuvant pertuzumab (P) and trastuzumab (H) administered concomitantly with weekly paclitaxel (T) and 5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide (FEC) chemotherapy for clinical stage I-III HER2-positive breast cancer. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2017, 35: 577-577. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2017.35.15_suppl.577.
  • A Novel Approach to the Medical Student Hematology CurriculumLevinsohn E, DiGiovanna M, Encandela J, Takizawa P, Hafler J, Lee A. A Novel Approach to the Medical Student Hematology Curriculum Blood 2016, 128: 3537-3537. DOI: 10.1182/blood.v128.22.3537.3537.
  • Onset of side effects and adherence to endocrine therapy in the Breast Cancer Endocrine Therapy Adherence (BETA) pilot study.Epstein L, Jhaveri A, Han G, Abu-Khalaf M, Hofstatter E, Sanft T, DiGiovanna M, Silber A, Adelson K, Chung G, Gross C, Pusztai L, Mougalian S. Onset of side effects and adherence to endocrine therapy in the Breast Cancer Endocrine Therapy Adherence (BETA) pilot study. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2016, 34: e18136-e18136. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2016.34.15_suppl.e18136.
  • Abstract P5-11-03: Development of an interactive text messaging tool to improve adherence with adjuvant endocrine therapy: Breast cancer endocrine therapy adherence (BETA) pilot studyEpstein L, Jhaveri A, Han G, Abu-Khalaf M, Hofstatter E, Sanft T, DiGiovanna M, Silber A, Adelson K, Chung G, Pusztai L, Gross C, Mougalian S. Abstract P5-11-03: Development of an interactive text messaging tool to improve adherence with adjuvant endocrine therapy: Breast cancer endocrine therapy adherence (BETA) pilot study Cancer Research 2016, 76: p5-11-03-p5-11-03. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs15-p5-11-03.
  • Review of trends in adjuvant chemotherapy regimens in breast cancer over 10 year period at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH).Gnanajothy R, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Abu-Khalaf M, Lannin D, Harris L. Review of trends in adjuvant chemotherapy regimens in breast cancer over 10 year period at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2015, 33: 144-144. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2015.33.28_suppl.144.
  • Abstract 3879: Patient preferences for disclosure of incidental genetic information discovered through high-throughput sequencingYushak M, Bouberhan S, Han G, Epstein L, Mougalian S, Abu-Khalaf M, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Sanft T, Pusztai L, Hofstatter E. Abstract 3879: Patient preferences for disclosure of incidental genetic information discovered through high-throughput sequencing 2015, 3879-3879. DOI: 10.1158/1538-7445.am2015-3879.
  • Prospective study of the decision-making impact of the Breast Cancer Index in the selection of patients with ER+ breast cancer for extended endocrine therapy.Sanft T, Aktas B, Schroeder B, Bossuyt V, DiGiovanna M, Abu-Khalaf M, Chung G, Silber A, Hofstatter E, Mougalian S, Epstein L, Hatzis C, Schnabel C, Pusztai L. Prospective study of the decision-making impact of the Breast Cancer Index in the selection of patients with ER+ breast cancer for extended endocrine therapy. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2015, 33: 538-538. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2015.33.15_suppl.538.
  • Mutation-based treatment recommendations from next generation sequencing data: A comparison of web tools.Patel J, Reiner E, Bossuyt V, Epstein L, Platt J, DiGiovanna M, Chung G, Silber A, Sanft T, Hofstatter E, Mougalian S, Abu-Khalaf M, Gershkovich P, Hatzis C, Pusztai L. Mutation-based treatment recommendations from next generation sequencing data: A comparison of web tools. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2015, 33: e12564-e12564. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2015.33.15_suppl.e12564.
  • Pilot study of sorafenib and biweekly capecitabine in patients with advanced breast and gastrointestinal tumors.Jhaveri A, Abu-Khalaf M, DiGiovanna M, Pusztai L, Hofstatter E, Sanft T, Sowers N, Lurie B, Silber A, Brandt D, Hochster H, Lacy J, Stein S, Chung G. Pilot study of sorafenib and biweekly capecitabine in patients with advanced breast and gastrointestinal tumors. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2014, 32: 2561-2561. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2014.32.15_suppl.2561.
  • Abstract P6-06-09: Baseline assessment of left ventricular function for breast cancer patients undergoing anthracycline and/or trastuzumab: What is the prevalence of baseline dysfunction?Abu-Khalaf M, Medic I, Hatzis C, Park E, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Hofstatter E, Sanft T, Pusztai L, Gross C, Russell K, Russell R. Abstract P6-06-09: Baseline assessment of left ventricular function for breast cancer patients undergoing anthracycline and/or trastuzumab: What is the prevalence of baseline dysfunction? Cancer Research 2013, 73: p6-06-09-p6-06-09. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs13-p6-06-09.
  • Abstract P6-06-37: Predicting improvements in survival based on improvements in pathologic response rate to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in different breast cancer subtypesHatzis C, Gould R, Zhang Y, Abu-Khalaf M, Chung G, Sanft T, Hofstatter E, DiGiovanna M, Shi W, Chagpar A, Symmans W, Pusztai L. Abstract P6-06-37: Predicting improvements in survival based on improvements in pathologic response rate to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in different breast cancer subtypes Cancer Research 2013, 73: p6-06-37-p6-06-37. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs13-p6-06-37.
  • Abstract P6-11-03: Follow up of breast cancer patients who underwent gamma knife radiosurgery for a diagnosis of brain metastases: A single institutional experienceAbu-Khalaf M, Hatzis C, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Tara S, Erin H, Lajos P, James Y, Veronica C. Abstract P6-11-03: Follow up of breast cancer patients who underwent gamma knife radiosurgery for a diagnosis of brain metastases: A single institutional experience Cancer Research 2013, 73: p6-11-03-p6-11-03. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs13-p6-11-03.
  • Abstract P3-14-02: Patterns of the use of primary systemic therapy in the United StatesMougalian S, Abu-Khalaf M, Sanft T, Hofstatter E, DiGiovanna M, Chung G, Lannin D, Killelea B, Pusztai L, Chagpar A. Abstract P3-14-02: Patterns of the use of primary systemic therapy in the United States Cancer Research 2013, 73: p3-14-02-p3-14-02. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs13-p3-14-02.
  • Abstract P5-13-05: Richer and wiser: Factors correlated with chemoprevention use in the United StatesHofstatter E, Lannin D, Horowitz N, Killelea B, Tsangaris T, Pusztai L, Chung G, Sanft T, DiGiovanna M, AbuKhalaf M, Mougalian S, Chagpar A. Abstract P5-13-05: Richer and wiser: Factors correlated with chemoprevention use in the United States Cancer Research 2013, 73: p5-13-05-p5-13-05. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs13-p5-13-05.
  • Phase I study of the HDAC inhibitor vorinostat in combination with capecitabine in a biweekly schedule in advanced breast cancer.James E, Chung G, Sowers N, Clark M, Lilian R, Abraham G, Chmael S, Cappiello M, DiGiovanna M, Hofstatter E, Sanft T, Israel G, Pusztai L, Harris L, Abu-Khalaf M. Phase I study of the HDAC inhibitor vorinostat in combination with capecitabine in a biweekly schedule in advanced breast cancer. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2013, 31: 154-154. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.26_suppl.154.
  • The impact of survivorship care plans on knowledge among breast cancer survivors.Bulloch K, Irwin M, Chagpar A, Horowitz N, Killelea B, Pusztai L, Abu-Khalaf M, DiGiovanna M, Chung G, Hofstatter E, Levy A, Sanft T. The impact of survivorship care plans on knowledge among breast cancer survivors. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2013, 31: 124-124. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.26_suppl.124.
  • Phase I study of the HDAC inhibitor vorinostat in combination with capecitabine in a biweekly schedule in advanced breast cancer.James E, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Sanft T, Hofstatter E, Sowers N, Clark M, Lilian R, Chmael S, Cappiello M, Abraham G, Israel G, Pusztai L, Harris L, Abu-Khalaf M. Phase I study of the HDAC inhibitor vorinostat in combination with capecitabine in a biweekly schedule in advanced breast cancer. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2013, 31: 2587-2587. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.15_suppl.2587.
  • Multicenter phase II trial of neoadjuvant carboplatin, weekly nab-paclitaxel, and trastuzumab in stage II-III HER2+ breast cancer: A BrUOG study.Sinclair N, Sakr B, Abu-Khalaf M, Somlo G, Black R, Chung G, Rizack T, Strenger R, Fenton M, DiGiovanna M, Constantinou M, Lannin D, Legare R, Chagpar A, Sambandam S, Bossuyt V, Rosati K, Harris L, Sikov W. Multicenter phase II trial of neoadjuvant carboplatin, weekly nab-paclitaxel, and trastuzumab in stage II-III HER2+ breast cancer: A BrUOG study. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2013, 31: 619-619. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.15_suppl.619.
  • Quantitative Ki-67 score as predictive of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer.Brown J, Lannin D, Killelea B, DiGiovanna M, Rimm D. Quantitative Ki-67 score as predictive of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2013, 31: 1085-1085. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.15_suppl.1085.
  • Neoadjuvant weekly nab-paclitaxel (wA), carboplatin (Cb) plus bevacizumab (B) with or without dose-dense doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide (ddAC) plus B in ER+/HER2-negative (HR+) and triple-negative (TN) breast cancer (BrCa): A BrUOG study.Sinclair N, Abu-Khalaf M, Rizack T, Rosati K, Chung G, Legare R, DiGiovanna M, Fenton M, Bossuyt V, Strenger R, Sakr B, Lannin D, Gass J, Harris L, Sikov W. Neoadjuvant weekly nab-paclitaxel (wA), carboplatin (Cb) plus bevacizumab (B) with or without dose-dense doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide (ddAC) plus B in ER+/HER2-negative (HR+) and triple-negative (TN) breast cancer (BrCa): A BrUOG study. Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2012, 30: 1045-1045. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2012.30.15_suppl.1045.
  • A phase I study of biweekly capecitabine and the histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) vorinostat in for advanced breast cancer (BC).Abu-Khalaf M, Kim T, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Radke S, Cornfeld D, Harris L. A phase I study of biweekly capecitabine and the histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) vorinostat in for advanced breast cancer (BC). Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2011, 29: e13609-e13609. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2011.29.15_suppl.e13609.
  • Abstract P3-14-17: Trastuzumab (H) and Rapamycin (R) for Treatment of HER-2 Overexpressing Metastatic Breast Cancer (BC) with Prior Disease Progression on H Based Therapy: Safety and Pharmacodynamic (PD) ResultsAbu-Khalaf M, Chung G, DiGiovanna M, Fishbach N, Zelterman D, Tuck D, Harris L. Abstract P3-14-17: Trastuzumab (H) and Rapamycin (R) for Treatment of HER-2 Overexpressing Metastatic Breast Cancer (BC) with Prior Disease Progression on H Based Therapy: Safety and Pharmacodynamic (PD) Results Cancer Research 2010, 70: p3-14-17-p3-14-17. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs10-p3-14-17.
  • Abstract P6-15-09: Insulin-Like Growth Factor Receptor I (IGF1R) Inhibitors May Be Synergistic with Chemotherapy in Basal Breast CancerOffor O, Sullivan C, Rodov S, Lezon-Geyda K, Zerillo C, DiGiovanna M, Harris L. Abstract P6-15-09: Insulin-Like Growth Factor Receptor I (IGF1R) Inhibitors May Be Synergistic with Chemotherapy in Basal Breast Cancer Cancer Research 2010, 70: p6-15-09-p6-15-09. DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.sabcs10-p6-15-09.
  • A phase I study of the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus in combination with nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-P).Abu-Khalaf M, Gettinger S, Trieu V, Deshpande H, DiGiovanna M, Azodi M, Desai N, Kelly W, Schwartz P, Harris L. A phase I study of the mTOR inhibitor sirolimus in combination with nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-P). Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2010, 28: 2534-2534. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2010.28.15_suppl.2534.
  • Initial Development and Content Validation of the Knowledge of Care Options (KOCO) Instrument (744)Schulman-Green D, Ercolano E, McCorkle R, Bradley E, Prigerson H, Knobf T, DiGiovanna M, Quinn T, Dixon J. Initial Development and Content Validation of the Knowledge of Care Options (KOCO) Instrument (744) Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management 2010, 39: 446. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.11.225.
  • Association between HER2/neu overexpression and calcifications in breast cancerChristy C, Rishi M, Schwartz J, Grube B, Bossuyt V, Philpotts L, DiGiovanna M, Tavassoli F, Lannin D. Association between HER2/neu overexpression and calcifications in breast cancer Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2009, 27: 579-579. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2009.27.15_suppl.579.
  • Histologic subtypes of ductal intraepithelial neoplasia (DIN) of the breast: Characteristic associations and biologySchwartz J, Christy C, Grube B, Rishi M, Tavassoli F, Bossuyt V, Harris L, DiGiovanna M, Lannin D. Histologic subtypes of ductal intraepithelial neoplasia (DIN) of the breast: Characteristic associations and biology Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2009, 27: 633-633. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2009.27.15_suppl.633.
  • Drugs targeting insulin-like growth factor 1 receptorMayer T, Harris L, DiGiovanna M. Drugs targeting insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor Breast Cancer Online 2009, 12 DOI: 10.1017/s1470903109990058.
  • Neoadjuvant dose-dense (DD) concurrent doxorubicin (A) and docetaxel (T) for stage III breast cancer (BC)Abu-Khalaf M, Kim R, Cohenuram M, Chung G, Digiovanna M, Haffty B, Carter D, Horvath L, Tavassoli F, Burtness B. Neoadjuvant dose-dense (DD) concurrent doxorubicin (A) and docetaxel (T) for stage III breast cancer (BC) Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2006, 24: 10721-10721. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2006.24.18_suppl.10721.
  • In Reply:DiGiovanna M, Stern D, Edgerton S, Thor A. In Reply: Journal Of Clinical Oncology 2005, 23: 8119-8120. DOI: 10.1200/jco.2005.03.2318.
  • Extracting Functional Information From TissuesDiGiovanna M. Extracting Functional Information From Tissues Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy 2001, 6: 13-15. DOI: 10.1007/bf03262099.

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
BreastAn Open-Label Phase II Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Neoadjuvant Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel Plus Trastuzumab and Pertuzumab in Early Stage HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Patients Selected With a Test Measuring Live Cell HER2 Signaling Transduction (FACT 1)
Breast(CompassHER2-pCR): Preoperative THP and Postoperative HP in Patients Who Achieve a Pathologic Complete Response
BreastThe CompassHER2 Trials (Comprehensive Use of Pathologic Response Assessment to Optimize Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer) CompassHER2 Residual Disease (RD), a Double-Blinded, Phase III Randomized Trial of T-DM1 Compared With T-DM1 and Tucatinib
BreastA Randomized Phase II Trial Of Circulating Tumor DNA-Guided Second Line Adjuvant Therapy For High Residual Risk, Stage II-III, Hormone Receptor Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancer
Breast - Female; BreastTAILOR RT: A Randomized Trial of Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
BreastRandomized Non-Inferiority Trial Comparing Overall Survival of Patients Monitored With Serum Tumor Marker Directed Disease Monitoring (STMDDM) Versus Usual Care in Patients With Metastatic Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Breast - FemaleI-SPY 2 Trial (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response With Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2)
BreastA Phase 3, Open-label, Randomised Study of Datopotamab Deruxtecan (Dato-DXd) Versus Investigator's Choice of Chemotherapy in Patients Who Are Not Candidates for PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitor Therapy in First-line Locally Recurrent Inoperable or Metastatic Triple-negative Breast Cancer (TROPION Breast02)