Biography

Carlos L.  Arteaga, M.D., was appointed Director of the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Associate Dean of Oncology Programs at UT Southwestern Medical Center in September 2017. He holds the Lisa K. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Comprehensive Oncology and brings translational research and cancer center leadership experience to the Simmons Cancer Center.

He earned his medical degree at the University of Guayaquil in Ecuador and trained in internal medicine and medical oncology at Emory University and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, respectively. He joined Vanderbilt University in 1989, where he held the Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer Research and served as Director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies, Director of the Breast Cancer Program, and Associate Director for Translational/Clinical Research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center prior to UT Southwestern.

Dr. Arteaga is an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer with more than 350 publications in the areas of oncogenes and breast tumor initiation and progression, targeted therapies and biomarkers of drug action and resistance, and investigator-initiated clinical trials in breast cancer. His research is or has been continuously funded by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society (ACS), Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Research foundations, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, and industry.

His contributions have been published in Nature Medicine, Cancer Cell, Cancer DiscoveryScience Translational MedicineJournal of Clinical OncologyCell Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of American, and Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 

During his career, he has received several awards, including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Award, the ACS Clinical Research Professor Award (2007-2017), the Gianni Bonadonna Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2009), the Brinker Award from the Susan G. Komen Foundation (2011), the Prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine from the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (2015), and the Clinical Investigator Award from the Department of Veteran Affairs. 

Dr. Arteaga is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2013) and Fellow of the AACR Academy (2015). He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (1998) and the Association of American Physicians (2005). He served on the NCI Board of Scientific Counselors (1999-2004) and NCI Subcommittee A (2004-2008).

Dr. Arteaga also serves on the advisory boards of several academic breast cancer programs, SU2C, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and five NCI-designated cancer centers. Since 2009, he has co-chaired the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. In 2019, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Cancer Institutes (AACI). He was elected and served as the 2014-15 President of AACR, the largest cancer research organization in the world.

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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The brain microenvironment mediates resistance in luminal breast cancer to PI3K inhibition through HER3 activation.
Kodack DP, Askoxylakis V, Ferraro GB, Sheng Q, Badeaux M, Goel S, Qi X, Shankaraiah R, Cao ZA, Ramjiawan RR, Bezwada D, Patel B, Song Y, Costa C, Naxerova K, Wong CSF, Kloepper J, Das R, Tam A, Tanboon J, Duda DG, Miller CR, Siegel MB, Anders CK, Sanders M, Estrada MV, Schlegel R, Arteaga CL, Brachtel E, Huang A, Fukumura D, Engelman JA, Jain RK Sci Transl Med 2017 May 9 391
Kinome-Wide RNA Interference Screen Reveals a Role for PDK1 in Acquired Resistance to CDK4/6 Inhibition in ER-Positive Breast Cancer.
Jansen VM, Bhola NE, Bauer JA, Formisano L, Lee KM, Hutchinson KE, Witkiewicz AK, Moore PD, Estrada MV, Sánchez V, Ericsson PG, Sanders ME, Pohlmann PR, Pishvaian MJ, Riddle DA, Dugger TC, Wei W, Knudsen ES, Arteaga CL Cancer Res. 2017 May 77 9 2488-2499
Functional KRAS mutations and a potential role for PI3K/AKT activation in Wilms tumors.
Polosukhina D, Love HD, Correa H, Su Z, Dahlman KB, Pao W, Moses HL, Arteaga CL, Lovvorn HN, Zent R, Clark PE Mol Oncol 2017 Apr 11 4 405-421
Inhibition of TGF-ß with neutralizing antibodies prevents radiation-induced acceleration of metastatic cancer progression.
Biswas S, Guix M, Rinehart C, Dugger TC, Chytil A, Moses HL, Freeman ML, Arteaga CL J. Clin. Invest. 2017 Mar 127 3 1116
A Phase Ib Study of Alpelisib (BYL719), a PI3Ka-Specific Inhibitor, with Letrozole in ER+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Mayer IA, Abramson VG, Formisano L, Balko JM, Estrada MV, Sanders ME, Juric D, Solit D, Berger MF, Won HH, Li Y, Cantley LC, Winer E, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 23 1 26-34
Transcriptome- and proteome-oriented identification of dysregulated eIF4G, STAT3, and Hippo pathways altered by PIK3CA (H1047R) in HER2/ER-positive breast cancer.
Cheng F, Zhao J, Hanker AB, Brewer MR, Arteaga CL, Zhao Z Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2016 Dec 160 3 457-474
PI3K/AKT/mTOR: role in breast cancer progression, drug resistance, and treatment.
Guerrero-Zotano A, Mayer IA, Arteaga CL Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2016 Dec 35 4 515-524
Ribociclib as First-Line Therapy for HR-Positive, Advanced Breast Cancer.
Hortobagyi GN, Stemmer SM, Burris HA, Yap YS, Sonke GS, Paluch-Shimon S, Campone M, Blackwell KL, André F, Winer EP, Janni W, Verma S, Conte P, Arteaga CL, Cameron DA, Petrakova K, Hart LL, Villanueva C, Chan A, Jakobsen E, Nusch A, Burdaeva O, Grischke EM, Alba E, Wist E, Marschner N, Favret AM, Yardley D, Bachelot T, Tseng LM, Blau S, Xuan F, Souami F, Miller M, Germa C, Hirawat S, O'Shaughnessy J N. Engl. J. Med. 2016 11 375 18 1738-1748
The selective estrogen receptor downregulator GDC-0810 is efficacious in diverse models of ER+ breast cancer.
Joseph JD, Darimont B, Zhou W, Arrazate A, Young A, Ingalla E, Walter K, Blake RA, Nonomiya J, Guan Z, Kategaya L, Govek SP, Lai AG, Kahraman M, Brigham D, Sensintaffar J, Lu N, Shao G, Qian J, Grillot K, Moon M, Prudente R, Bischoff E, Lee KJ, Bonnefous C, Douglas KL, Julien JD, Nagasawa JY, Aparicio A, Kaufman J, Haley B, Giltnane JM, Wertz IE, Lackner MR, Nannini MA, Sampath D, Schwarz L, Manning HC, Tantawy MN, Arteaga CL, Heyman RA, Rix PJ, Friedman L, Smith ND, Metcalfe C, Hager JH Elife 2016 Jul 5
PIK3CA(H1047R)- and Her2-initiated mammary tumors escape PI3K dependency by compensatory activation of MEK-ERK signaling.
Cheng H, Liu P, Ohlson C, Xu E, Symonds L, Isabella A, Muller WJ, Lin NU, Krop IE, Roberts TM, Winer EP, Arteaga CL, Zhao JJ Oncogene 2016 Jun 35 23 2961-70