University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Emily K. Bergsland, MD

Emily K. Bergsland, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Associate Director for Education, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ernest Rosenbaum, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Experimental Therapeutics

Research Summary

My research efforts are focused on the development and testing of novel, biologically based therapies for gastrointestinal malignancies, with an emphasis on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). I am co-chair of the GI Oncology site committee and an active member of the Phase I committee at UCSF. Nationally, I am co-chair of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Task Force of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Gastrointestinal Steering Committee, a member of the NCCN Neuroendocrine Tumors Guidelines Panel, a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), and co-chair of the 8th edition AJCC Expert Panel on staging for NETs. I am also study chair for ALLIANCE A021202 (an ongoing randomized Phase II trial of pazopanib vs. placebo in patients with progressive carcinoid tumors). My current research is focused on publishing the results of three completed investigator-initiated Phase II clinical trials in NETs (a. FOLFOX/bevacizumab, b. everolimus plus erlotinib, and c. axitinib), fostering several collaborations with laboratory-based colleagues, and taking advantage of a fully annotated outcomes database (established in 2010 and encompassing 600+ NET patients treated at UCSF since 2004).

Education

University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1985, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Minnesota, M.D., 1982
 


Professional Experience

  • 1989-92
    Intern, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1990-92
    Resident, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1992-92
    Chief Resident and Assistant Chief of the Medical Service, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1993-92
    Fellow, Medical Oncology, University of California San Francisco
  • 1994-1992
    Research Fellow (P I: Douglas Hanahan, Ph.D.), Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco
  • Transgenic mouse models of tumorigenesis
  • 1996-1992
    Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Medicine (Division of Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
  • 1998-2002
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine (Division of Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
  • 2003-2002
    Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, UCSF
  • 2004-present
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2006-present
    Director of Education and Fellowship Program Director, Hematology/Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 1982
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1985-82
    Vine Scholarship, University of Minnesota
  • 1982
    May Sine Peterson Award, University of Minnesota
  • 1982
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1995-92
    Molecular Medicine Fellowship, University of California San Francisco

Selected Publications

  1. Kidambi TD, Pedley C, Blanco A, Bergsland EK, Terdiman JP. Lower gastrointestinal neuroendocrine neoplasms associated with hereditary cancer syndromes: a case series. Fam Cancer. 2017 Mar 10.
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  2. Mulvey CK, Van Loon K, Bergsland EK, Masharani U, Nakakura EK. Complicated Case Presentation: Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. Pancreas. 2017 Mar; 46(3):416-426.
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  3. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Pampaloni M, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, Van Loon K, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Johanson C, Venook AP. Radioembolization with 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: final report of a prospective pilot study. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):860-874.
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  4. Kunz PL, Balise RR, Fehrenbacher L, Pan M, Venook AP, Fisher GA, Tempero MA, Ko AH, Korn WM, Hwang J, Bergsland EK. Oxaliplatin-Fluoropyrimidine Chemotherapy Plus Bevacizumab in Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Analysis of 2 Phase II Trials. Pancreas. 2016 Nov; 45(10):1394-1400.
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  5. Kulke MH, Hörsch D, Caplin ME, Anthony LB, Bergsland E, Öberg K, Welin S, Warner RR, Lombard-Bohas C, Kunz PL, Grande E, Valle JW, Fleming D, Lapuerta P, Banks P, Jackson S, Zambrowicz B, Sands AT, Pavel M. Telotristat Ethyl, a Tryptophan Hydroxylase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Carcinoid Syndrome. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jan; 35(1):14-23.
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  6. Strosberg JR, Cives M, Hwang J, Weber T, Nickerson M, Atreya CE, Venook A, Kelley RK, Valone T, Morse B, Coppola D, Bergsland EK. A phase II study of axitinib in advanced neuroendocrine tumors. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 May; 23(5):411-8.
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  7. Chow OS, Kuk D, Keskin M, Smith JJ, Camacho N, Pelossof R, Chen CT, Chen Z, Avila K, Weiser MR, Berger MF, Patil S, Bergsland E, Garcia-Aguilar J. KRAS and Combined KRAS/TP53 Mutations in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer are Independently Associated with Decreased Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug; 23(8):2548-55.
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  8. Mulvey CK, Bergsland EK. Systemic Therapies for Advanced Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2016 Feb; 30(1):63-82.
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  9. Munster P, Aggarwal R, Hong D, Schellens JH, van der Noll R, Specht J, Witteveen PO, Werner TL, Dees EC, Bergsland E, Agarwal N, Kleha JF, Durante M, Adams L, Smith DA, Lampkin TA, Morris SR, Kurzrock R. First-in-Human Phase I Study of GSK2126458, an Oral Pan-Class I Phosphatidylinositol-3-Kinase Inhibitor, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumor Malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 15; 22(8):1932-9.
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  10. Hope TA, Verdin EF, Bergsland EK, Ohliger MA, Corvera CU, Nakakura EK. Correcting for respiratory motion in liver PET/MRI: preliminary evaluation of the utility of bellows and navigated hepatobiliary phase imaging. EJNMMI Phys. 2015 Dec; 2(1):21.
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  11. Hope TA, Pampaloni MH, Nakakura E, VanBrocklin H, Slater J, Jivan S, Aparici CM, Yee J, Bergsland E. Simultaneous (68)Ga-DOTA-TOC PET/MRI with gadoxetate disodium in patients with neuroendocrine tumor. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Aug; 40(6):1432-40.
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  12. Bendell JC, Kelley RK, Shih KC, Grabowsky JA, Bergsland E, Jones S, Martin T, Infante JR, Mischel PS, Matsutani T, Xu S, Wong L, Liu Y, Wu X, Mortensen DS, Chopra R, Hege K, Munster PN. A phase I dose-escalation study to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of the dual mTORC1/mTORC2 kinase inhibitor CC-223 in patients with advanced solid tumors or multiple myeloma. Cancer. 2015 Oct 1; 121(19):3481-90.
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  13. Heidecker B, Moore P, Bergsland EK, Merrick SH, Rao RK. Transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement in carcinoid heart disease. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Sep; 16(9):1046.
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  14. Rivera LB, Meyronet D, Hervieu V, Frederick MJ, Bergsland E, Bergers G. Intratumoral myeloid cells regulate responsiveness and resistance to antiangiogenic therapy. Cell Rep. 2015 Apr 28; 11(4):577-91.
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  15. Bergsland EK. Combined mammalian target of rapamycin and vascular endothelial growth factor pathway inhibition in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: more than the sum of its parts? J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 10; 33(14):1523-6.
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  16. Bergsland EK. Is more not better?: combination therapies in colorectal cancer treatment. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2015 Feb; 29(1):85-116.
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  17. Kulke MH, Shah MH, Benson AB, Bergsland E, Berlin JD, Blaszkowsky LS, Emerson L, Engstrom PF, Fanta P, Giordano T, Goldner WS, Halfdanarson TR, Heslin MJ, Kandeel F, Kunz PL, Kuvshinoff BW, Lieu C, Moley JF, Munene G, Pillarisetty VG, Saltz L, Sosa JA, Strosberg JR, Vauthey JN, Wolfgang C, Yao JC, Burns J, Freedman-Cass D. Neuroendocrine tumors, version 1.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jan; 13(1):78-108.
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  18. Klimstra DS, Beltran H, Lilenbaum R, Bergsland E. The spectrum of neuroendocrine tumors: histologic classification, unique features and areas of overlap. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2015; 92-103.
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  19. Van Loon K, Zhang L, Keiser J, Carrasco C, Glass K, Ramirez MT, Bobiak S, Nakakura EK, Venook AP, Shah MH, Bergsland EK. Bone metastases and skeletal-related events from neuroendocrine tumors. Endocr Connect. 2015 Mar; 4(1):9-17.
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  20. Bergsland EK, Nakakura EK. Neuroendocrine tumors of unknown primary: is the primary site really not known? JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):889-90.
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