Patricia LoRusso, DO

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology: Subset Medical Oncology Faculty

Yale Cancer Center: Developmental Therapeutics

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.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Phase I A Phase 1/2, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation, Safety and Tolerability Study of NC318 in Subjects With Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
Phase I A First-in-Human Study for the Evaluation of the Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Antitumor Activity of SAR408701 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase 1-2, First-in-Human Study of CX-2029 in Adults With Metastatic or Locally Advanced Unresectable Solid Tumors or Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphomas (PROCLAIM-CX-2029)
Phase I A Phase 1b Study of INCMGA00012 in Combination With Other Therapies in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Other Digestive Organ, Other Endocrine System, Other Female Genital, Other Male Genital, Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs, Other Skin, Other Urinary, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue, Stomach, Thyroid, Phase I, Unknown Sites, Breast, Urinary Bladder, Anus, Colon, Esophagus, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung, Melanoma, skin An Open-Label, Randomized-Sequence, Multicenter, Single-Crossover Study to Assess the Relative Bioavailability of Niraparib Tablet Formulation Compared to Niraparib Capsule Formulation in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase 2 Study of the PARP Inhibitor Olaparib (AZD2281) in IDH1 and IDH2 Mutant Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase I An Open-label, Phase 1, First-in-human, Dose Escalation and Expansion Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Maximum Tolerated or Administered Dose, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Tumor Response Profile of the ILDR2 Function-blocking Antibody BAY1905254 in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors
Anus, Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Colon, Corpus Uteri, Esophagus, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Kidney, Larynx, Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx, Liver, Lung, Melanoma, skin, Other Digestive Organ, Other Endocrine System, Other Female Genital, Other Male Genital, Other Respiratory and Intrathoracic Organs, Other Skin, Other Urinary, Ovary, Pancreas, Prostate, Rectum, Small Intestine, Soft Tissue, Stomach, Thyroid, Phase I, Unknown Sites, Breast, Cervix, Urinary Bladder Phase 1/2 Dose-Escalation and Expansion Study of FLX475 Alone and in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Advanced Cancer
Phase I A Phase 1b, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation and Dose-Expansion Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Antitumor Activity of Camidanlumab Tesirine (ADCT-301) in Patients With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase 1 Study of ASP1948, Targeting an Immune Modulatory Receptor, in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase 1 First-in-Human Study With ABBV-155 Alone and in Combination With Taxane Therapy in Adults With Relapsed and/or Refractory Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase I, Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Preliminary Anti-Tumor Activity of Ascending Doses of AZD4635 Both as Monotherapy and in Combination With Durvalumab in Patients With Advanced Solid Malignancies
Phase I A Multicenter, Open Label, Phase III Extension Trial to Study the Long-term Safety and Efficacy in Participants With Advanced Tumors Who Are Currently on Treatment or in Follow-up in a Pembrolizumab Trial
Phase I A Phase I, Open Label, Multicenter, Dose-escalation Study of BI 907828 in Adult Patients With Wild-type TP53 Enriched Advanced Solid Tumors and Expansion in Patients With MDM2 Amplified Advanced Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase 1/1b Multicenter Study To Evaluate The Humanized Anti-CD73 Antibody, CPI-006, As A Single Agent, In Combination With CPI-444, And In Combination With Pembrolizumab In Adult Subjects With Advanced Cancers
Phase I A Phase 1, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation, and Cohort Expansion First-in-Human Study of the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Activity of FS118, a LAG-3/PD-L1 Bispecific Antibody, in Patients With Advanced Malignancies That Have Progressed On or After Prior PD-1/PD-L1 Containing Therapy
Phase I A Phase 1a/1b Study Exploring the Safety and Tolerability of INCB081776 in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors
Melanoma, skin A Phase 1 Study of MK-3475 (Pembrolizumab) in Combination With Recombinant Interleukin-12 in Patients With Solid Tumors
Phase I A Phase 1 Study of AG-270 in the Treatment of Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors or Lymphoma With Homozygous Deletion of MTAP
Phase I A Phase I, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Study of the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of BTRC4017A Administered Intravenously in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic HER2-Expressing Cancers

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Patricia LoRusso, DO
Mailing Address
Medical OncologyPO Box 208028
New Haven, CT 06520-8028