University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Collin Blakely, MD, PhD

Collin Blakely, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Genetics

Research Summary

Dr. Blakely is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of lung cancer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington and attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and trained as a clinical fellow in Medical Oncology at UCSF. His research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying lung cancer resistance to EGFR-, and ALK-targeted therapies, and identifying new targets for molecular-directed therapies. His goal is to translate laboratory-based findings into new treatments for lung cancer patients.

Education

University of Washington, Seattle, BS, 06/1997, Molecular Biology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PhD, 05/2006, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, MD, 05/2007, Medicine
Hospital of the University of PA, Philadelphia, 06/2009, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, 06/2013, Medical Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 1997-1999
    Research Technologist, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
  • 1999-2007
    MD-PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 2007-2009
    Resident House Staff, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2009-2013
    Medical Oncology Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2010-2012
    Research Fellow, Laboratory of Lisa Coussens, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2012-2014
    Research Fellow, Laboratory of Trever Bivona, University of California, San Francisco
  • 7/2014-6/15
    Adjunct Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 7/2015-present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology), University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1996
    Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Washington
  • 1996
    Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Award, University of Washington
  • 1997
    Erling J. Ordal Award for Undergraduate Research, University of Washington
  • 1999-2007
    NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Award
  • 2003-2005
    Pre-Doctoral Training Grant, U.S. Army Breast Cancer Research Program
  • 2007
    Endocrine Society Medical Student Achievement Award
  • 2013
    Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Research Grant
  • 2014
    Lung Cancer Research Foundation (Formerly Uniting Against Lung Cancer) Grant
  • 2014
    Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Research Grant
  • 2014
    AACR-Genentech BioOncology Fellowship for Research on HER-Family Pathway

Selected Publications

  1. McCoach CE, Blakely CM, Banks KC, Levy B, Chue BM, Raymond VM, Le A, Lee CE, Diaz J, Waqar SN, Purcell WT, Aisner DL, Davies KD, Lanman RB, Shaw AT, Doebele RC. Clinical utility of cell-free DNA for the detection of ALK fusions and genomic mechanisms of ALK inhibitor resistance in non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Mar 29.
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  2. Blakely CM, Watkins TBK, Wu W, Gini B, Chabon JJ, McCoach CE, McGranahan N, Wilson GA, Birkbak NJ, Olivas VR, Rotow J, Maynard A, Wang V, Gubens MA, Banks KC, Lanman RB, Caulin AF, St John J, Cordero AR, Giannikopoulos P, Simmons AD, Mack PC, Gandara DR, Husain H, Doebele RC, Riess JW, Diehn M, Swanton C, Bivona TG. Evolution and clinical impact of co-occurring genetic alterations in advanced-stage EGFR-mutant lung cancers. Nat Genet. 2017 Dec; 49(12):1693-1704.
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  3. Woodard GA, Wang SX, Kratz JR, Zoon-Besselink CT, Chiang CY, Gubens MA, Jahan TM, Blakely CM, Jones KD, Mann MJ, Jablons DM. Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by Molecular Profiling and Improved Outcomes in Early Stage, Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2018 Jan; 19(1):58-64.
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  4. Jonsson VD, Blakely CM, Lin L, Asthana S, Matni N, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Gubens MA, Bastian BC, Taylor BS, Doyle JC, Bivona TG. Novel computational method for predicting polytherapy switching strategies to overcome tumor heterogeneity and evolution. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 13; 7:44206.
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  5. Okimoto RA, Breitenbuecher F, Olivas VR, Wu W, Gini B, Hofree M, Asthana S, Hrustanovic G, Flanagan J, Tulpule A, Blakely CM, Haringsma HJ, Simmons AD, Gowen K, Suh J, Miller VA, Ali S, Schuler M, Bivona TG. Inactivation of Capicua drives cancer metastasis. Nat Genet. 2017 01; 49(1):87-96.
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  6. McCoach CE, Bivona TG, Blakely CM, Doebele RC. Neoadjuvant Oncogene-Targeted Therapy in Early Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer as a Strategy to Improve Clinical Outcome and Identify Early Mechanisms of Resistance. Clin Lung Cancer. 2016 Sep; 17(5):466-469.
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  7. Hrustanovic G, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Tulpule A, Asthana S, Blakely CM, Okimoto RA, Lin L, Neel DS, Sabnis A, Flanagan J, Chan E, Varella-Garcia M, Aisner DL, Vaishnavi A, Ou SH, Collisson EA, Ichihara E, Mack PC, Lovly CM, Karachaliou N, Rosell R, Riess JW, Doebele RC, Bivona TG. RAS-MAPK dependence underlies a rational polytherapy strategy in EML4-ALK-positive lung cancer. Nat Med. 2015 Sep; 21(9):1038-47.
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  8. Blakely CM, Pazarentzos E, Olivas V, Asthana S, Yan JJ, Tan I, Hrustanovic G, Chan E, Lin L, Neel DS, Newton W, Bobb KL, Fouts TR, Meshulam J, Gubens MA, Jablons DM, Johnson JR, Bandyopadhyay S, Krogan NJ, Bivona TG. NF-?B-activating complex engaged in response to EGFR oncogene inhibition drives tumor cell survival and residual disease in lung cancer. Cell Rep. 2015 Apr 07; 11(1):98-110.
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  9. Blakely CM, Bivona TG. Resiliency of lung cancers to EGFR inhibitor treatment unveiled, offering opportunities to divide and conquer EGFR inhibitor resistance. Cancer Discov. 2012 Oct; 2(10):872-5.
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  10. Blakely C, Jahan T. Emerging antiangiogenic therapies for non-small-cell lung cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Oct; 11(10):1607-18.
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  11. Blakely CM, Stoddard AJ, Belka GK, Dugan KD, Notarfrancesco KL, Moody SE, D'Cruz CM, Chodosh LA. Hormone-induced protection against mammary tumorigenesis is conserved in multiple rat strains and identifies a core gene expression signature induced by pregnancy. Cancer Res. 2006 Jun 15; 66(12):6421-31.
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  12. Blakely CM, Sintasath L, D'Cruz CM, Hahn KT, Dugan KD, Belka GK, Chodosh LA. Developmental stage determines the effects of MYC in the mammary epithelium. Development. 2005 Mar; 132(5):1147-60.
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  13. Gale M, Blakely CM, Darveau A, Romano PR, Korth MJ, Katze MG. P52rIPK regulates the molecular cochaperone P58IPK to mediate control of the RNA-dependent protein kinase in response to cytoplasmic stress. Biochemistry. 2002 Oct 01; 41(39):11878-87.
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  14. Tan SL, Tareen SU, Melville MW, Blakely CM, Katze MG. The direct binding of the catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase 1 to the PKR protein kinase is necessary but not sufficient for inactivation and disruption of enzyme dimer formation. J Biol Chem. 2002 Sep 27; 277(39):36109-17.
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  15. Katze MG, Kwieciszewski B, Goodlett DR, Blakely CM, Neddermann P, Tan SL, Aebersold R. Ser(2194) is a highly conserved major phosphorylation site of the hepatitis C virus nonstructural protein NS5A. Virology. 2000 Dec 20; 278(2):501-13.
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  16. Ladiges W, Morton J, Blakely C, Gale M. Tissue specific expression of PKR protein kinase in aging B6D2F1 mice. Mech Ageing Dev. 2000 Mar 13; 114(2):123-32.
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  17. Gale M, Blakely CM, Kwieciszewski B, Tan SL, Dossett M, Tang NM, Korth MJ, Polyak SJ, Gretch DR, Katze MG. Control of PKR protein kinase by hepatitis C virus nonstructural 5A protein: molecular mechanisms of kinase regulation. Mol Cell Biol. 1998 Sep; 18(9):5208-18.
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  18. Gale M, Blakely CM, Hopkins DA, Melville MW, Wambach M, Romano PR, Katze MG. Regulation of interferon-induced protein kinase PKR: modulation of P58IPK inhibitory function by a novel protein, P52rIPK. Mol Cell Biol. 1998 Feb; 18(2):859-71.
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