University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Theodore Nicolaides, MD

Theodore Nicolaides, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology | Pediatric Malignancies

Education

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, B.A., 1993-1997, Biology
New York University, New York, NY, M.D., 1997-2001, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 2001-2004
    Pediatrics Residency, New York University
  • 2004-2007
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at University of California San Francisco
  • 2008-2009
    Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 2006-2008
    NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program Award for Research in Pediatrics
  • 2007-2009
    American Brain Tumor Association Research Fellowship
  • 2009-2010
    California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Training Grant
  • 2009-2011
    AACR-Aflac Pediatric Cancer Research Career Development Award
  • 2009-2011
    Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications

  1. Fan Q, Aksoy O, Wong RA, Ilkhanizadeh S, Novotny CJ, Gustafson WC, Truong AY, Cayanan G, Simonds EF, Haas-Kogan D, Phillips JJ, Nicolaides T, Okaniwa M, Shokat KM, Weiss WA. A Kinase Inhibitor Targeted to mTORC1 Drives Regression in Glioblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2017 Mar 13; 31(3):424-435.
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  2. Torchia J, Golbourn B, Feng S, Ho KC, Sin-Chan P, Vasiljevic A, Norman JD, Guilhamon P, Garzia L, Agamez NR, Lu M, Chan TS, Picard D, de Antonellis P, Khuong-Quang DA, Planello AC, Zeller C, Barsyte-Lovejoy D, Lafay-Cousin L, Letourneau L, Bourgey M, Yu M, Gendoo DM, Dzamba M, Barszczyk M, Medina T, Riemenschneider AN, Morrissy AS, Ra YS, Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Dunham CP, Yip S, Ng HK, Lu JQ, Mehta V, Albrecht S, Pimentel J, Chan JA, Somers GR, Faria CC, Roque L, Fouladi M, Hoffman LM, Moore AS, Wang Y, Choi SA, Hansford JR, Catchpoole D, Birks DK, Foreman NK, Strother D, Klekner A, Bognár L, Garami M, Hauser P, Hortobágyi T, Wilson B, Hukin J, Carret AS, Van Meter TE, Hwang EI, Gajjar A, Chiou SH, Nakamura H, Toledano H, Fried I, Fults D, Wataya T, Fryer C, Eisenstat DD, Scheinemann K, Fleming AJ, Johnston DL, Michaud J, Zelcer S, Hammond R, Afzal S, Ramsay DA, Sirachainan N, Hongeng S, Larbcharoensub N, Grundy RG, Lulla RR, Fangusaro JR, Druker H, Bartels U, Grant R, Malkin D, McGlade CJ, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Phillips J, Majewski J, Montpetit A, Bourque G, Bader GD, Reddy AT, Gillespie GY, Warmuth-Metz M, Rutkowski S, Tabori U, Lupien M, Brudno M, Schüller U, Pietsch T, Judkins AR, Hawkins CE, Bouffet E, Kim SK, Dirks PB, Taylor MD, Erdreich-Epstein A, Arrowsmith CH, De Carvalho DD, Rutka JT, Jabado N, Huang A. Integrated (epi)-Genomic Analyses Identify Subgroup-Specific Therapeutic Targets in CNS Rhabdoid Tumors. Cancer Cell. 2016 Dec 12; 30(6):891-908.
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  3. Zhang J, Yao TW, Hashizume R, Hariono S, Barkovich KJ, Fan QW, Prados M, James CD, Weiss WA, Nicolaides T. Combined BRAF(V600E) and MEK blockade for BRAF(V600E)-mutant gliomas. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov 15.
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  4. Grossauer S, Koeck K, Murphy NE, Meyers ID, Daynac M, Truffaux N, Truong AY, Nicolaides TP, McMahon M, Berger MS, Phillips JJ, James CD, Petritsch CK. Concurrent MEK targeted therapy prevents MAPK pathway reactivation during BRAFV600E targeted inhibition in a novel syngeneic murine glioma model. Oncotarget. 2016 Oct 3.
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  5. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Jin LW, Bastian BC, Bollen AW, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA, Shieh JT. Activating NRF1-BRAF and ATG7-RAF1 fusions in anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma without BRAF p.V600E mutation. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 Sep 13.
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  6. Wadhwa E, Nicolaides T. Bromodomain Inhibitor Review: Bromodomain and Extra-terminal Family Protein Inhibitors as a Potential New Therapy in Central Nervous System Tumors. Cureus. 2016; 8(5):e620.
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  7. Dasgupta T, Olow AK, Yang X, Hashizume R, Nicolaides TP, Tom M, Aoki Y, Berger MS, Weiss WA, Stalpers LJ, Prados M, James CD, Mueller S, Haas-Kogan DA. Erratum to: Survival advantage combining a BRAF inhibitor and radiation in BRAF V600E-mutant glioma. J Neurooncol. 2016 Feb; 126(3):395.
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  8. Lerner RG, Grossauer S, Kadkhodaei B, Meyers I, Sidorov M, Koeck K, Hashizume R, Ozawa T, Phillips JJ, Berger MS, Nicolaides T, James CD, Petritsch CK. Targeting a Plk1-Controlled Polarity Checkpoint in Therapy-Resistant Glioblastoma-Propagating Cells. Cancer Res. 2015 Dec 15; 75(24):5355-66.
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  9. Yao TW, Zhang J, Prados M, Weiss WA, James CD, Nicolaides T. EGFR blockade prevents glioma escape from BRAFV600E targeted therapy. Oncotarget. 2015 Sep 8; 6(26):21993-2005.
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  10. Truong AY, Nicolaides TP. Targeted Therapy for MAPK Alterations in Pediatric Gliomas. Brain Disord Ther. 2015 Aug; Suppl 2.
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  11. Barajas RF, Phelps A, Foster HC, Courtier J, Buelow BD, Gupta N, Nicolaides T, Glenn OA, Banerjee A. Metastatic Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma to the Peritoneal Cavity Via Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Case Report and Literature Review. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2015 Jul; 76(1):e91-6.
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  12. Torchia J, Picard D, Lafay-Cousin L, Hawkins CE, Kim SK, Letourneau L, Ra YS, Ho KC, Chan TS, Sin-Chan P, Dunham CP, Yip S, Ng HK, Lu JQ, Albrecht S, Pimentel J, Chan JA, Somers GR, Zielenska M, Faria CC, Roque L, Baskin B, Birks D, Foreman N, Strother D, Klekner A, Garami M, Hauser P, Hortobágyi T, Bognár L, Wilson B, Hukin J, Carret AS, Van Meter TE, Nakamura H, Toledano H, Fried I, Fults D, Wataya T, Fryer C, Eisenstat DD, Scheineman K, Johnston D, Michaud J, Zelcer S, Hammond R, Ramsay DA, Fleming AJ, Lulla RR, Fangusaro JR, Sirachainan N, Larbcharoensub N, Hongeng S, Barakzai MA, Montpetit A, Stephens D, Grundy RG, Schüller U, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Phillips J, Taylor MD, Rutka JT, Dirks P, Bader GD, Warmuth-Metz M, Rutkowski S, Pietsch T, Judkins AR, Jabado N, Bouffet E, Huang A. Molecular subgroups of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumours in children: an integrated genomic and clinicopathological analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2015 May; 16(5):569-82.
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  13. Yoshida Y, Ozawa T, Yao TW, Shen W, Brown D, Parsa AT, Raizer JJ, Cheng SY, Stegh AH, Mazar AP, Giles FJ, Sarkaria JN, Butowski N, Nicolaides T, James CD. NT113, a pan-ERBB inhibitor with high brain penetrance, inhibits the growth of glioblastoma xenografts with EGFR amplification. Mol Cancer Ther. 2014 Dec; 13(12):2919-29.
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  14. Schoenfeld A, Haas-Kogan DA, Molinaro A, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Gupta N, Mueller S. Pure germinomas of the central nervous system: treatment strategies and outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2014 Dec; 120(3):643-9.
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  15. Cage TA, Samagh SP, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Haas-Kogan D, Prados M, Banerjee A, Auguste KI, Gupta N. Feasibility, safety, and indications for surgical biopsy of intrinsic brainstem tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Aug; 29(8):1313-9.
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  16. Hashizume R, Smirnov I, Liu S, Phillips JJ, Hyer J, McKnight TR, Wendland M, Prados M, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Mueller S, James CD, Gupta N. Characterization of a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cell line: implications for future investigations and treatment. J Neurooncol. 2012 Dec; 110(3):305-13.
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  17. Huillard E, Hashizume R, Phillips JJ, Griveau A, Ihrie RA, Aoki Y, Nicolaides T, Perry A, Waldman T, McMahon M, Weiss WA, Petritsch C, James CD, Rowitch DH. Cooperative interactions of BRAFV600E kinase and CDKN2A locus deficiency in pediatric malignant astrocytoma as a basis for rational therapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 29; 109(22):8710-5.
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  18. See WL, Tan IL, Mukherjee J, Nicolaides T, Pieper RO. Sensitivity of glioblastomas to clinically available MEK inhibitors is defined by neurofibromin 1 deficiency. Cancer Res. 2012 Jul 1; 72(13):3350-9.
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  19. Barkovich KJ, Hariono S, Garske AL, Zhang J, Blair JA, Fan QW, Shokat KM, Nicolaides T, Weiss WA. Kinetics of inhibitor cycling underlie therapeutic disparities between EGFR-driven lung and brain cancers. Cancer Discov. 2012 May; 2(5):450-7.
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  20. Nicolaides TP, Li H, Solomon DA, Hariono S, Hashizume R, Barkovich K, Baker SJ, Paugh BS, Jones C, Forshew T, Hindley GF, Hodgson JG, Kim JS, Rowitch DH, Weiss WA, Waldman TA, James CD. Targeted therapy for BRAFV600E malignant astrocytoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Dec 15; 17(24):7595-604.
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