Michelle Melisko, MD

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Michelle Melisko, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-7070 (appts)
Box 1710, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1710

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member ยป Breast Oncology

Research Summary

Dr. Michelle E. Melisko is a cancer specialist with expertise in breast cancer treatment and research. She is interested in testing new chemotherapy combinations, biological therapies and immunotherapies for breast cancer, with a particular focus on treatment of cancer that has spread to the brain. She also hopes to educate patients and encourage their participation in clinical trials to make more rapid advances in breast cancer treatment.

Melisko earned a medical degree at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF Medical Center.

Education

Duke University, B.S., Psychology / Neuroscience & Russian, 8/88-9/91
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, MD, 8/93-5/97
Resident in Internal Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, 6/97-6/00


Professional Experience

  • 2003-present
    Clinical Instructor in Medicine, UCSF Division of Hematology and Oncology
  • 2005-present
    Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Division of Hematology and Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 1991
    Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Grant
  • 1993
    Graylyn Scholar
  • 1997
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 1997
    M. Robert Cooper Award for Excellence and Interest in Oncology
  • 2003
    ASCO Merit Award Recipient
  • 2004
    Breast Cancer Spore Career Development Award
  • 2006
    UCSF General Clinical Research Center CreFF Award

Selected Publications

  1. Cheung EO, Cohn MA, Dunn LB, Melisko ME, Morgan S, Penedo FJ, Salsman JM, Shumay DM, Moskowitz JT. A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Positive Affect Skills Intervention (LILAC) for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Psychooncology. 2016 Nov 16.
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  2. Melisko ME, Goldman ME, Hwang J, De Luca A, Fang S, Esserman LJ, Chien AJ, Park JW, Rugo HS. Vaginal Testosterone Cream vs Estradiol Vaginal Ring for Vaginal Dryness or Decreased Libido in Women Receiving Aromatase Inhibitors for Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 10.
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  3. Park JW, Liu MC, Yee D, Yau C, van 't Veer LJ, Symmans WF, Paoloni M, Perlmutter J, Hylton NM, Hogarth M, DeMichele A, Buxton MB, Chien AJ, Wallace AM, Boughey JC, Haddad TC, Chui SY, Kemmer KA, Kaplan HG, Isaacs C, Nanda R, Tripathy D, Albain KS, Edmiston KK, Elias AD, Northfelt DW, Pusztai L, Moulder SL, Lang JE, Viscusi RK, Euhus DM, Haley BB, Khan QJ, Wood WC, Melisko M, Schwab R, Helsten T, Lyandres J, Davis SE, Hirst GL, Sanil A, Esserman LJ, Berry DA. Adaptive Randomization of Neratinib in Early Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jul 7; 375(1):11-22.
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  4. Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Are M, Baker KS, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Jones LW, King A, Ku GH, Kvale E, Langbaum TS, McCabe MS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Morgan MA, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Sanft T, Silverman P, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Survivorship, Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Jun; 14(6):715-24.
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  5. Ganz PA, Hahn EE, Petersen L, Melisko ME, Pierce JP, Von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Lane KT, Hiatt RA. Quality of Posttreatment Care Among Breast Cancer Survivors in the University of California Athena Breast Health Network (Athena). Clin Breast Cancer. 2016 Oct; 16(5):356-363.
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  6. Melisko ME, Narus JB. Sexual Function in Cancer Survivors: Updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 May; 14(5 Suppl):685-9.
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  7. Kober KM, Dunn L, Mastick J, Cooper B, Langford D, Melisko M, Venook A, Chen LM, Wright F, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Levine J, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Gene Expression Profiling of Evening Fatigue in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jul; 18(4):370-85.
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  8. Chien AJ, Cockerill A, Fancourt C, Schmidt E, Moasser MM, Rugo HS, Melisko ME, Ko AH, Kelley RK, Korn WM, Esserman LJ, Van't Veer L, Yau C, Wolf DM, Munster PN. A phase 1b study of the Akt-inhibitor MK-2206 in combination with weekly paclitaxel and trastuzumab in patients with advanced HER2-amplified solid tumor malignancies. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Feb; 155(3):521-30.
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  9. Freedman RA, Gelman RS, Wefel JS, Melisko ME, Hess KR, Connolly RM, Van Poznak CH, Niravath PA, Puhalla SL, Ibrahim N, Blackwell KL, Moy B, Herold C, Liu MC, Lowe A, Agar NY, Ryabin N, Farooq S, Lawler E, Rimawi MF, Krop IE, Wolff AC, Winer EP, Lin NU. Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) 022: A Phase II Trial of Neratinib for Patients With Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Positive Breast Cancer and Brain Metastases. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 20; 34(9):945-52.
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  10. Melisko ME, Gradishar WJ, Moy B. Issues in Breast Cancer Survivorship: Optimal Care, Bone Health, and Lifestyle Modifications. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016; 35:e22-9.
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  11. Lee JS, Melisko ME, Magbanua MJ, Kablanian AT, Scott JH, Rugo HS, Park JW. Detection of cerebrospinal fluid tumor cells and its clinical relevance in leptomeningeal metastasis of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Nov; 154(2):339-49.
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  12. Chien AJ, Duralde E, Hwang R, Tsung K, Kao CN, Rugo HS, Melisko ME, Esserman LJ, Munster PN, Cedars M, Kerlikowske K, McCulloch CE, Rosen MP. Association of tamoxifen use and ovarian function in patients with invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Aug; 153(1):173-81.
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  13. Langford DJ, Paul SM, Cooper B, Kober KM, Mastick J, Melisko M, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Cartwright F, Lee KA, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Comparison of subgroups of breast cancer patients on pain and co-occurring symptoms following chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Feb; 24(2):605-14.
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  14. Yardley DA, Weaver R, Melisko ME, Saleh MN, Arena FP, Forero A, Cigler T, Stopeck A, Citrin D, Oliff I, Bechhold R, Loutfi R, Garcia AA, Cruickshank S, Crowley E, Green J, Hawthorne T, Yellin MJ, Davis TA, Vahdat LT. EMERGE: A Randomized Phase II Study of the Antibody-Drug Conjugate Glembatumumab Vedotin in Advanced Glycoprotein NMB-Expressing Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 May 10; 33(14):1609-19.
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  15. Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Predictors and Trajectories of Morning Fatigue Are Distinct From Evening Fatigue. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug; 50(2):176-89.
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  16. Wright F, D'Eramo Melkus G, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Knobf MT, Paul SM, Cartwright F, Mastick J, Cooper BA, Chen LM, Melisko M, Levine JD, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories of Evening Fatigue in Oncology Outpatients Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Aug; 50(2):163-75.
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  17. Wheelock AE, Bock MA, Martin EL, Hwang J, Ernest ML, Rugo HS, Esserman LJ, Melisko ME. SIS.NET: a randomized controlled trial evaluating a web-based system for symptom management after treatment of breast cancer. Cancer. 2015 Mar 15; 121(6):893-9.
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  18. Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Are M, Baker KS, Demark-Wahnefried W, Dizon D, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Jones L, King A, Ku GH, Kvale E, Langbaum TS, Leonardi-Warren K, McCabe MS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Morgan MA, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Raza M, Rodriguez MA, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. Survivorship: screening for cancer and treatment effects, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Nov; 12(11):1526-31.
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  19. Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Are M, Baker KS, Demark-Wahnefried W, Dizon D, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Jones L, King A, Ku GH, Kvale E, Langbaum TS, Leonardi-Warren K, McCabe MS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Morgan MA, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Raza M, Rodriguez MA, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. Survivorship: nutrition and weight management, Version 2.2014. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Oct; 12(10):1396-406.
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  20. Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Are M, Baker KS, Demark-Wahnefried W, Dizon D, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Jones L, King A, Ku GH, Kvale E, Langbaum TS, Leonardi-Warren K, McCabe MS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Morgan MA, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Raza M, Rodriguez MA, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. Survivorship: healthy lifestyles, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Sep; 12(9):1222-37.
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