Biography

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., a devoted cancer researcher and clinician, was named Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center in September 2017. He also serves as Associate Dean of Oncology Programs. Dr. Arteaga is internationally recognized for his work in laboratory-based translational research and advancing the care of breast cancer patients. The majority of Dr. Arteaga’s career has been as a physician-scientist in Medical Oncology at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center of Vanderbilt University, where he served as Associate Director for Translational/Clinical Research and Director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies. At Vanderbilt, he also led a successful translational research program that includes a National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health SPORE award in breast cancer. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has earned numerous accolades from the American Cancer Society, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. A former President of the AACR, he serves on the boards of advisors of several cancer centers and breast cancer programs. Dr. Arteaga earned his medical degree from Facultad de Ciencias Médicas at the Universidad de Guayaquil in Ecuador. He trained in Internal Medicine at Emory University and in Medical Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

Education

Medical School
Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador (1980)
Residency
Emory University School of Medicine (1984), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (1988), Hematology Oncology

Publications

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mutations and ER results in synthetic lethality of ER+/HER2 mutant breast cancer.
Croessmann S, Formisano L, Kinch L, Gonzalez-Ericsson PI, Sudhan DR, Nagy RJ, Mathew A, Bernicker EH, Cristofanilli M, He J, Cutler RE, Lalani AS, Miller VA, Lanman RB, Grishin N, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2018 Oct
Extended adjuvant therapy with neratinib plus fulvestrant blocks ER/HER2 crosstalk and maintains complete responses of ER+/HER2+ breast cancers: Implications to the ExteNET trial.
Sudhan DR, Schwarz LJ, Guerrero-Zotano A, Formisano L, Nixon MJ, Croessmann S, Gonzalez-Ericsson PI, Sanders M, Balko JM, Avogadri-Connors F, Cutler RE, Lalani AS, Bryce R, Auerbach A, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2018 Oct
Erratum: Will PI3K pathway inhibitors be effective as single agents in patients with cancer?
Garrett JT, Chakrabarty A, Arteaga CL Oncotarget 2018 Aug 9 64 32400
TGF-ß signaling promotes tumor vasculature by enhancing the pericyte-endothelium association.
Zonneville J, Safina A, Truskinovsky AM, Arteaga CL, Bakin AV BMC Cancer 2018 Jun 18 1 670
Neratinib: Inching up on the cure rate of HER2+ breast cancer?
Unni N, Sudhan DR, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2018 May
Updated results from MONALEESA-2, a phase III trial of first-line ribociclib plus letrozole versus placebo plus letrozole in hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.
Hortobagyi GN, Stemmer SM, Burris HA, Yap YS, Sonke GS, Paluch-Shimon S, Campone M, Petrakova K, Blackwell KL, Winer EP, Janni W, Verma S, Conte P, Arteaga CL, Cameron DA, Mondal S, Su F, Miller M, Elmeliegy M, Germa C, O'Shaughnessy J Ann. Oncol. 2018 Apr
ER+ breast cancers resistant to prolonged neoadjuvant letrozole exhibit an E2F4 transcriptional program sensitive to CDK4/6 inhibitors.
Guerrero-Zotano A, Stricker T, Formisano L, Hutchinson KE, Stover DG, Lee KM, Schwarz LJ, Giltnane JM, Estrada MV, Jansen VM, Servetto A, Gavilá J, Pérez-Fidalgo JA, Lluch A, Llombart-Cussac A, Bayar MA, Michiels S, Andre F, Arnedos M, Guillem V, Ruiz-Simon A, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2018 Mar
HER kinase inhibition in patients with HER2- and HER3-mutant cancers.
Hyman DM, Piha-Paul SA, Won H, Rodon J, Saura C, Shapiro GI, Juric D, Quinn DI, Moreno V, Doger B, Mayer IA, Boni V, Calvo E, Loi S, Lockhart AC, Erinjeri JP, Scaltriti M, Ulaner GA, Patel J, Tang J, Beer H, Selcuklu SD, Hanrahan AJ, Bouvier N, Melcer M, Murali R, Schram AM, Smyth LM, Jhaveri K, Li BT, Drilon A, Harding JJ, Iyer G, Taylor BS, Berger MF, Cutler RE, Xu F, Butturini A, Eli LD, Mann G, Farrell C, Lalani AS, Bryce RP, Arteaga CL, Meric-Bernstam F, Baselga J, Solit DB Nature 2018 Feb 554 7691 189-194
Melanoma response to anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy requires JAK1 signaling, but not JAK2.
Luo N, Formisano L, Gonzalez-Ericsson PI, Sanchez V, Dean PT, Opalenik SR, Sanders ME, Cook RS, Arteaga CL, Johnson DB, Balko JM Oncoimmunology 2018 7 6 e1438106
PIK3CA C2 domain deletions hyperactivate phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), generate oncogene dependence and are exquisitely sensitive to PI3Ka inhibitors.
Croessmann S, Sheehan JH, Lee KM, Sliwoski GR, He J, Nagy RJ, Riddle DA, Mayer IA, Balko JM, Lanman RB, Miller V, Cantley LC, Meiler J, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2017 Dec