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Patricia LoRusso, DO

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Professor of Medicine; Associate Cancer Center Director, Experimental Therapeutics

Contact Information

Patricia LoRusso, DO

Mailing Address

  • Medical Oncology

    PO Box 208028

    New Haven, CT 06520-8028

    United States

Research Summary

LoRusso has served as co-chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Investigational Drug Steering Committee. She also served on the scientific committee of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the education and scientific committees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), numerous peer-reviewed study sections, and NCI committees. She has garnered numerous awards, including the 1999 Heroes of Breast Cancer Award; 2004 Bennett J. Cohen Educational Leadership Award for Medical Research, 2008 NCI Michaele C. Christian Oncology Development Lectureship and Award; the 2014 Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT) Honorary Award; and will receive the 2014 Michigan State University Distinguished Alumni Award. She was recently honored as one of the 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s “One Hundred” individuals and organizations recognized for their dedication in making a difference in the fight against cancer. LoRusso is a former editor of Investigational New Drugs, is currently on the editorial board for Clinical Cancer Research, and is a reviewer for several journals. She has authored more than 200 articles on cancer research in peer-reviewed journals, and written multiple book chapters.

Extensive Research Description

LoRusso has served as co-chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Investigational Drug Steering Committee. She also served on the scientific committee of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the education and scientific committees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), numerous peer-reviewed study sections, and NCI committees. She has garnered numerous awards, including the 1999 Heroes of Breast Cancer Award; 2004 Bennett J. Cohen Educational Leadership Award for Medical Research, 2008 NCI Michaele C. Christian Oncology Development Lectureship and Award; the 2014 Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT) Honorary Award; and will receive the 2014 Michigan State University Distinguished Alumni Award. She was recently honored as one of the 2014 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s “One Hundred” individuals and organizations recognized for their dedication in making a difference in the fight against cancer. LoRusso is a former editor of Investigational New Drugs, is currently on the editorial board for Clinical Cancer Research, and is a reviewer for several journals. She has authored more than 200 articles on cancer research in peer-reviewed journals, and written multiple book chapters.

Interventional oncology; Liver cancer

Research Interests

Clinical Trial, Phase I; Regenerative Medicine

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
LungBAY1895344 Plus Topoisomerase-1 (Top1) Inhibitors in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors, Phase I Studies With Expansion Cohorts in Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (SCLC), Poorly Differentiated Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (PD-NEC) and Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (PDA)
Phase IPhase I, First-in-human, Open-label, Dose Escalation Trial to Evaluate Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Anti-tumor Activity of BNT152+153 in Patients With Solid Tumors
Phase IPhase 1 First-in-Human (FIH) Study of Leukocyte Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor B2 (LILRB2) Inhibitor Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) JTX-8064, as Monotherapy and in Combination With a Programmed Cell Death Receptor-1 (PD-1) Inhibitor, in Adult Subjects With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumor Malignancies
Phase IA Phase 1/2a, Multi-Center, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Preliminary Evidence of Antitumor Activity of JAB-3312 in Combination With Pembrolizumab or Binimetinib in Adult Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase IOpen Label, Phase Ib Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Activity of CYH33, an Oral PI3K Inhibitor in Combination With Olaparib, an Oral PARP Inhibitor in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase IA Phase 1, Multi-center, Open Label First-in-Human Study With ABBV-CLS-579 Alone and in Combination With Anti-PD-1 in Subjects With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Tumors
Phase IPhase I/IIa, First-in-human, Open-label, Dose Escalation Trial With Expansion Cohorts to Evaluate Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Preliminary Efficacy of BNT151 as a Monotherapy and in Combination With Other Anti-cancer Agents in Patients With Solid Tumors
Phase IA Multicenter, Non-randomized, Open-label Phase 1b Study to Determine the Maximum Tolerated and Recommended Phase 2 Dose of the ATR Inhibitor BAY1895344 in Combination With Pembrolizumab and to Characterize Its Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Preliminary Anti-tumor Activity in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase IA First-In-Human, Phase 1/2 Study Of CFI-402411, a Hematopoietic Progenitor Kinase-1 (HPK1) Inhibitor, as a Single Agent and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Advanced Solid Malignancies
Phase IA Phase 1a/1b Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of PY159 as a Single Agent and In Combination With Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase IA PHASE 1, OPEN LABEL, CROSSOVER STUDY TO ESTABLISH BIOEQUIVALENCE BETWEEN THE PROPOSED SOFT GEL TALAZOPARIB CAPSULE FORMULATION AND THE CURRENT TALAZOPARIB COMMERCIAL FORMULATION AND TO ESTIMATE THE FOOD EFFECT ON PHARMACOKINETICS OF THE PROPOSED TALAZOPARIB SOFT GEL CAPSULE FORMULATION IN PARTICIPANTS WITH ADVANCED SOLID TUMORS
Phase IA Phase 1, Open-Label, Dose Escalation, and Cohort Expansion First-in-Human Study of the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Activity of FS120, an OX40/CD137 Bispecific Antibody, in Subjects With Advanced Malignancies
Phase IAn Open-label, Multicenter, Phase I Study of IGM-8444 as a Single Agent and in Combination With Chemotherapy-based Regimens in Subjects With Relapsed and/or Refractory Solid Cancers
Phase IA Phase I Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of TST001 in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
Phase IA Phase I/Ib Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Biological and Clinical Activities of GEN-001 in Combination With Avelumab in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors Who Have Progressed During or After Treatment With Anti-PD-(L)1 Therapy
Phase IA First-in-human, Two-part Clinical Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Activity of IV Doses of ICT01 as Monotherapy and in Combination With a Checkpoint Inhibitor, in Patients With Advanced-stage, Relapsed/Refractory Cancer
Phase IA Phase 1b/2 Study of TAK-981 Plus Pembrolizumab to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Antitumor Activity of the Combination in Patients With Select Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
Phase IAn Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of TAK-573 in Adult Patients With Metastatic Solid Tumors
Phase IA First-in-human Phase Ia/b, Open Label, Multicentre, Dose Escalation Study of BI 905711 in Patients With Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers
Phase IA Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Expansion Study to Evaluate Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic, and Anti-tumor Activity of PF-07248144 in Participants With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors