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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Is There a Future for AKT Inhibitors in the Treatment of Cancer?
Jansen VM, Mayer IA, Arteaga CL Clin. Cancer Res. 2016 Jun 22 11 2599-601
Triple-negative breast cancers with amplification of JAK2 at the 9p24 locus demonstrate JAK2-specific dependence.
Balko JM, Schwarz LJ, Luo N, Estrada MV, Giltnane JM, Dávila-González D, Wang K, Sánchez V, Dean PT, Combs SE, Hicks D, Pinto JA, Landis MD, Doimi FD, Yelensky R, Miller VA, Stephens PJ, Rimm DL, Gómez H, Chang JC, Sanders ME, Cook RS, Arteaga CL Sci Transl Med 2016 Apr 8 334 334ra53
RAS/MAPK Activation Is Associated with Reduced Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Therapeutic Cooperation Between MEK and PD-1/PD-L1 Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors.
Loi S, Dushyanthen S, Beavis PA, Salgado R, Denkert C, Savas P, Combs S, Rimm DL, Giltnane JM, Estrada MV, Sánchez V, Sanders ME, Cook RS, Pilkinton MA, Mallal SA, Wang K, Miller VA, Stephens PJ, Yelensky R, Doimi FD, Gómez H, Ryzhov SV, Darcy PK, Arteaga CL, Balko JM Clin. Cancer Res. 2016 Mar 22 6 1499-509
Systematic Prioritization of Druggable Mutations in ~5000 Genomes Across 16 Cancer Types Using a Structural Genomics-based Approach.
Zhao J, Cheng F, Wang Y, Arteaga CL, Zhao Z Mol. Cell Proteomics 2016 Feb 15 2 642-56
Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer with TORC1/2 Inhibitors Sustains a Drug-Resistant and Notch-Dependent Cancer Stem Cell Population.
Bhola NE, Jansen VM, Koch JP, Li H, Formisano L, Williams JA, Grandis JR, Arteaga CL Cancer Res. 2016 Jan 76 2 440-52
Drug response in organoids generated from frozen primary tumor tissues.
Walsh AJ, Cook RS, Sanders ME, Arteaga CL, Skala MC Sci Rep 2016 Jan 6 18889
The PI3K/AKT Pathway as a Target for Cancer Treatment.
Mayer IA, Arteaga CL Annu. Rev. Med. 2016 67 11-28
Cardio-Oncology: How New Targeted Cancer Therapies and Precision Medicine Can Inform Cardiovascular Discovery.
Bellinger AM, Arteaga CL, Force T, Humphreys BD, Demetri GD, Druker BJ, Moslehi JJ Circulation 2015 Dec 132 23 2248-58
Dual inhibition of Type I and Type III PI3 kinases increases tumor cell apoptosis in HER2+ breast cancers.
Young CD, Arteaga CL, Cook RS Breast Cancer Res. 2015 Dec 17 148
HER2 missense mutations have distinct effects on oncogenic signaling and migration.
Zabransky DJ, Yankaskas CL, Cochran RL, Wong HY, Croessmann S, Chu D, Kavuri SM, Red Brewer M, Rosen DM, Dalton WB, Cimino-Mathews A, Cravero K, Button B, Kyker-Snowman K, Cidado J, Erlanger B, Parsons HA, Manto KM, Bose R, Lauring J, Arteaga CL, Konstantopoulos K, Park BH Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2015 Nov 112 45 E6205-14