University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Eric A. Collisson, MD

Eric A. Collisson, MD

Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Experimental Therapeutics | Cancer Genetics

Research Summary

I am a medical oncologist with a specific interest in the genomics of cancer. My laboratory uses a variety of techniques to interrogate three basic themes in the biology and clinical behavior of these deadly cancers: (1) intra- patient tumor heterogeneity at the temporal and anatomic levels, (2) inter-patient heterogeneity between different patients, and (3) tumor-microenvironmental interactions. We use a combination of genetically engineered mouse models, cell lines, and clinically derived samples to interrogate multiple genomic outputs with a focus on genomic DNA and mRNA.

Education

UC Berkeley, BA, 1996 Genetics
UC Los Angeles, MD, 2002, Medicine
 


Professional Experience

  • 2003-2005
    Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital
  • 2005-2008
    Clinical Fellowship, Heme/Onc, UCSF
  • 2008-2009
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
  • 2009-2010
    Instructor, Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2010-present
    Associate Professor in Residence, Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1999
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholar, Bethesda MD., Howard Hughes Medical Inst./NIH
  • 2001
    Alpha Omega Alpha, UCLA Chapter, AOA, UCLA
  • 2006
    Amgen Scholar, Amgen Foundation
  • 2007
    ASCO Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2012
    AACR PanCAN Career Development Award, American Association of Cancer Research
  • 2013
    Clinical Scholar Development Award , Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Selected Publications

  1. Katz MHG, Ou FS, Herman JM, Ahmad SA, Wolpin B, Marsh R, Behr S, Shi Q, Chuong M, Schwartz LH, Frankel W, Collisson E, Koay EJ, Hubbard JM, Leenstra JL, Meyerhardt J, O'Reilly E. Alliance for clinical trials in oncology (ALLIANCE) trial A021501: preoperative extended chemotherapy vs. chemotherapy plus hypofractionated radiation therapy for borderline resectable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. BMC Cancer. 2017 Jul 27; 17(1):505.
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  2. Lu X, Peled N, Greer J, Wu W, Choi P, Berger AH, Wong S, Jen KY, Seo Y, Hann B, Brooks A, Meyerson M, Collisson EA. MET Exon 14 Mutation Encodes an Actionable Therapeutic Target in Lung Adenocarcinoma. Cancer Res. 2017 Aug 15; 77(16):4498-4505.
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  3. Collisson EA, Maitra A. Pancreatic Cancer Genomics 2.0: Profiling Metastases. Cancer Cell. 2017 03 13; 31(3):309-310.
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  4. Collisson EA, Olive KP. Pancreatic Cancer: Progress and Challenges in a Rapidly Moving Field. Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 01; 77(5):1060-1062.
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  5. Sherman MH, Yu RT, Tseng TW, Sousa CM, Liu S, Truitt ML, He N, Ding N, Liddle C, Atkins AR, Leblanc M, Collisson EA, Asara JM, Kimmelman AC, Downes M, Evans RM. Stromal cues regulate the pancreatic cancer epigenome and metabolome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jan 31; 114(5):1129-1134.
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  6. Katz MH, Shi Q, Ahmad SA, Herman JM, Marsh Rde W, Collisson E, Schwartz L, Frankel W, Martin R, Conway W, Truty M, Kindler H, Lowy AM, Bekaii-Saab T, Philip P, Talamonti M, Cardin D, LoConte N, Shen P, Hoffman JP, Venook AP. Preoperative Modified FOLFIRINOX Treatment Followed by Capecitabine-Based Chemoradiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101. JAMA Surg. 2016 Aug 17; 151(8):e161137.
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  7. Cho RJ, Collisson EA. Election 2016: Voting on Variants. Cancer Discov. 2016 Jul; 6(7):694-6.
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  8. Premasekharan G, Gilbert E, Okimoto RA, Hamirani A, Lindquist KJ, Ngo VT, Roy R, Hough J, Edwards M, Paz R, Foye A, Sood R, Copren KA, Gubens M, Small EJ, Bivona TG, Collisson EA, Friedlander TW, Paris PL. An improved CTC isolation scheme for pairing with downstream genomics: Demonstrating clinical utility in metastatic prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Cancer Lett. 2016 Sep 28; 380(1):144-52.
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  9. Campbell JD, Alexandrov A, Kim J, Wala J, Berger AH, Pedamallu CS, Shukla SA, Guo G, Brooks AN, Murray BA, Imielinski M, Hu X, Ling S, Akbani R, Rosenberg M, Cibulskis C, Ramachandran A, Collisson EA, Kwiatkowski DJ, Lawrence MS, Weinstein JN, Verhaak RG, Wu CJ, Hammerman PS, Cherniack AD, Getz G, Artyomov MN, Schreiber R, Govindan R, Meyerson M. Distinct patterns of somatic genome alterations in lung adenocarcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Nat Genet. 2016 Jun; 48(6):607-16.
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  10. Laklai H, Miroshnikova YA, Pickup MW, Collisson EA, Kim GE, Barrett AS, Hill RC, Lakins JN, Schlaepfer DD, Mouw JK, LeBleu VS, Roy N, Novitskiy SV, Johansen JS, Poli V, Kalluri R, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Wood LD, Hebrok M, Hansen K, Moses HL, Weaver VM. Genotype tunes pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tissue tension to induce matricellular fibrosis and tumor progression. Nat Med. 2016 May; 22(5):497-505.
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  11. Klauschen F, Bläker H, Stenzinger A, Chapman JS, Collisson EA, Taylor BS. Re: "Clinical Sequencing Contributes to a BRCA-Associated Cancer Rediagnosis That Guides an Effective Therapeutic Course". J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Mar; 14(3):lxvi-lxviii.
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  12. Chapman JS, Collisson EA, Taylor BS. The Authors Respond. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Mar; 14(3):lxviii.
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  13. Lanman RB, Mortimer SA, Zill OA, Sebisanovic D, Lopez R, Blau S, Collisson EA, Divers SG, Hoon DS, Kopetz ES, Lee J, Nikolinakos PG, Baca AM, Kermani BG, Eltoukhy H, Talasaz A. Analytical and Clinical Validation of a Digital Sequencing Panel for Quantitative, Highly Accurate Evaluation of Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0140712.
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  14. 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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  15. Sanborn JZ, Chung J, Purdom E, Wang NJ, Kakavand H, Wilmott JS, Butler T, Thompson JF, Mann GJ, Haydu LE, Saw RP, Busam KJ, Lo RS, Collisson EA, Hur JS, Spellman PT, Cleaver JE, Gray JW, Huh N, Murali R, Scolyer RA, Bastian BC, Cho RJ. Phylogenetic analyses of melanoma reveal complex patterns of metastatic dissemination. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Sep 01; 112(35):10995-1000.
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  16. Ko AH, Bekaii-Saab T, Van Ziffle J, Mirzoeva OM, Joseph NM, Talasaz A, Kuhn P, Tempero MA, Collisson EA, Kelley RK, Venook AP, Dito E, Ong A, Ziyeh S, Courtin R, Linetskaya R, Tahiri S, Korn WM. A Multicenter, Open-Label Phase II Clinical Trial of Combined MEK plus EGFR Inhibition for Chemotherapy-Refractory Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Jan 01; 22(1):61-8.
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  17. Korkola JE, Collisson EA, Heiser L, Oates C, Bayani N, Itani S, Esch A, Thompson W, Griffith OL, Wang NJ, Kuo WL, Cooper B, Billig J, Ziyad S, Hung JL, Jakkula L, Feiler H, Lu Y, Mills GB, Spellman PT, Tomlin C, Mukherjee S, Gray JW. Decoupling of the PI3K Pathway via Mutation Necessitates Combinatorial Treatment in HER2+ Breast Cancer. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0133219.
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  18. Chapman JS, Asthana S, Cade L, Chang MT, Wang Z, Zaloudek CJ, Ueda S, Collisson EA, Taylor BS. Clinical Sequencing Contributes to a BRCA-Associated Cancer Rediagnosis That Guides an Effective Therapeutic Course. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jul; 13(7):835-45.
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  19. Zill OA, Greene C, Sebisanovic D, Siew LM, Leng J, Vu M, Hendifar AE, Wang Z, Atreya CE, Kelley RK, Van Loon K, Ko AH, Tempero MA, Bivona TG, Munster PN, Talasaz A, Collisson EA. Cell-Free DNA Next-Generation Sequencing in Pancreatobiliary Carcinomas. Cancer Discov. 2015 Oct; 5(10):1040-8.
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  20. Nan X, Tamgüney TM, Collisson EA, Lin LJ, Pitt C, Galeas J, Lewis S, Gray JW, McCormick F, Chu S. Ras-GTP dimers activate the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 30; 112(26):7996-8001.
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