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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Kinome-wide functional screen identifies role of PLK1 in hormone-independent, ER-positive breast cancer.
Bhola NE, Jansen VM, Bafna S, Giltnane JM, Balko JM, Estrada MV, Meszoely I, Mayer I, Abramson V, Ye F, Sanders M, Dugger TC, Allen EV, Arteaga CL Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 75 2 405-14
PIK3CA mutations in Peruvian patients with HER2-amplified and triple negative non-metastatic breast cancers.
Castaneda CA, Lopez-Ilasaca M, Pinto JA, Chirinos-Arias M, Doimi F, Neciosup SP, Rojas KI, Vidaurre T, Balko JM, Arteaga CL, Gomez HL Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther 2014 Dec 7 4 142-8
LYN-activating mutations mediate antiestrogen resistance in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
Schwarz LJ, Fox EM, Balko JM, Garrett JT, Kuba MG, Estrada MV, González-Angulo AM, Mills GB, Red-Brewer M, Mayer IA, Abramson V, Rizzo M, Kelley MC, Meszoely IM, Arteaga CL J. Clin. Invest. 2014 Dec 124 12 5490-502
Targeting tyrosine-kinases and estrogen receptor abrogates resistance to endocrine therapy in breast cancer.
Liu S, Meng X, Chen H, Liu W, Miller T, Murph M, Lu Y, Zhang F, Gagea M, Arteaga CL, Mills GB, Meric-Bernstam F, González-Angulo AM Oncotarget 2014 Oct 5 19 9049-64
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014.
Arteaga CL, Adamson PC, Engelman JA, Foti M, Gaynor RB, Hilsenbeck SG, Limburg PJ, Lowe SW, Mardis ER, Ramsey S, Rebbeck TR, Richardson AL, Rubin EH, Weiner GJ Clin. Cancer Res. 2014 Oct 20 19 Suppl S1-S112
PIK3CA activating mutations: a discordant role in early versus advanced hormone-dependent estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer?
Mayer IA, Arteaga CL J. Clin. Oncol. 2014 Sep 32 27 2932-4
Quantitative optical imaging of primary tumor organoid metabolism predicts drug response in breast cancer.
Walsh AJ, Cook RS, Sanders ME, Aurisicchio L, Ciliberto G, Arteaga CL, Skala MC Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 74 18 5184-94
PIK3CA mutations in androgen receptor-positive triple negative breast cancer confer sensitivity to the combination of PI3K and androgen receptor inhibitors.
Lehmann BD, Bauer JA, Schafer JM, Pendleton CS, Tang L, Johnson KC, Chen X, Balko JM, Gómez H, Arteaga CL, Mills GB, Sanders ME, Pietenpol JA Breast Cancer Res. 2014 Aug 16 4 406
In vivo hyperspectral imaging of microvessel response to trastuzumab treatment in breast cancer xenografts.
McCormack DR, Walsh AJ, Sit W, Arteaga CL, Chen J, Cook RS, Skala MC Biomed Opt Express 2014 Jul 5 7 2247-61
Characterization of breast cancers with PI3K mutations in an academic practice setting using SNaPshot profiling.
Abramson VG, Cooper Lloyd M, Ballinger T, Sanders ME, Du L, Lai D, Su Z, Mayer I, Levy M, LaFrance DR, Vnencak-Jones CL, Shyr Y, Dahlman KB, Pao W, Arteaga CL Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2014 Jun 145 2 389-99