Research Funding

  • December 3, 2020 - November 30, 2025 - Strategy for combining circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of tumor burden for prediction of response and outcome in neoadjuvant-treated early breast cancer, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA255442
  • December 3, 2020 - November 30, 2025 - Strategy for combining circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of tumor burden for prediction of response and outcome in neoadjuvant-treated early breast cancer, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA255442
  • December 3, 2020 - November 30, 2025 - Strategy for combining circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of tumor burden for prediction of response and outcome in neoadjuvant-treated early breast cancer, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA255442
  • December 3, 2020 - November 30, 2025 - Strategy for combining circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures of tumor burden for prediction of response and outcome in neoadjuvant-treated early breast cancer, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA255442

Education

MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos
MSc, - Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
MSc, - International Agricultural Development, University of California Davis
PhD, - Plant Biology, University of California Davis
Postdoctoral Reseacher, - Hematology Oncology, University of California San Francisco
BSc Biology/Genetics, - Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos

Honors & Awards

  • 2021
    Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative Fellowship
  • 2017, 2019, 2020
    Best Scientific Poster Award, Breast Oncology Program Scientific Retreat, UCSF
  • 2012
    ASCO Foundation Merit Award, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
  • 2011
    ASCO Foundation Merit Award, Breast Cancer Symposium
  • 2010
    AACR Minority Scholar Award in Cancer Research, SABCS
  • 2009
    ASCO Foundation Merit Award, Breast Cancer Symposium
  • 2009
    ASCO Foundation Merit Award, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
  • 2008
    Best Scientific Poster Award, Breast Oncology Program, UC San Francisco
  • 2003
    Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, UC Davis
  • 2002
    Professors for the Future Fellowship

Selected Publications

  1. Magbanua MJM, Hendrix LH, Hyslop T, Barry WT, Winer EP, Hudis C, Toppmeyer D, Carey LA, Partridge AH, Pierga JY, Fehm T, Vidal-Martínez J, Mavroudis D, Garcia-Saenz JA, Stebbing J, Gazzaniga P, Manso L, Zamarchi R, Antelo ML, Mattos-Arruda L, Generali D, Caldas C, Munzone E, Dirix L, Delson AL, Burstein HJ, Qadir M, Ma C, Scott JH, Bidard FC, Park JW, Rugo HS. Serial Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells in Metastatic Breast Cancer Receiving First-Line Chemotherapy. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Apr 06; 113(4):443-452.  View on PubMed
  2. Magbanua MJM, Li W, Wolf DM, Yau C, Hirst GL, Swigart LB, Newitt DC, Gibbs J, Delson AL, Kalashnikova E, Aleshin A, Zimmermann B, Chien AJ, Tripathy D, Esserman L, Hylton N, van 't Veer L. Circulating tumor DNA and magnetic resonance imaging to predict neoadjuvant chemotherapy response and recurrence risk. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Mar 25; 7(1):32.  View on PubMed
  3. Magbanua MJM, Swigart LB, Wu HT, Hirst GL, Yau C, Wolf DM, Tin A, Salari R, Shchegrova S, Pawar H, Delson AL, DeMichele A, Liu MC, Chien AJ, Tripathy D, Asare S, Lin CJ, Billings P, Aleshin A, Sethi H, Louie M, Zimmermann B, Esserman LJ, van 't Veer LJ. Circulating tumor DNA in neoadjuvant-treated breast cancer reflects response and survival. Ann Oncol. 2021 02; 32(2):229-239.  View on PubMed
  4. Wolf DM, Yau C, Wulfkuhle J, Brown-Swigart L, Gallagher RI, Magbanua MJM, O'Grady N, Hirst G, I-SPY 2 TRIAL Investigators , Asare S, Tripathy D, Berry D, Esserman L, Chien AJ, Petricoin EF, van 't Veer L. Mechanism of action biomarkers predicting response to AKT inhibition in the I-SPY 2 breast cancer trial. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2020; 6:48.  View on PubMed
  5. Magbanua MJM, Savenkov O, Asmus EJ, Ballman KV, Scott JH, Park JW, Dickler M, Partridge A, Carey LA, Winer EP, Rugo HS. Clinical Significance of Circulating Tumor Cells in Hormone Receptor-positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients who Received Letrozole with or Without Bevacizumab. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 09 15; 26(18):4911-4920.  View on PubMed
  6. Magbanua MJM, Yau C, Wolf DM, Lee JS, Chattopadhyay A, Scott JH, Bowlby-Yoder E, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Delson AL, Van't Veer LJ, Esserman L, Park JW. Synchronous Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood and Disseminated Tumor Cells in Bone Marrow Predicts Adverse Outcome in Early Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 09 01; 25(17):5388-5397.  View on PubMed
  7. Magbanua MJM, Rugo HS, Hauranieh L, Roy R, Scott JH, Lee JC, Hsiao F, Sosa EV, Van't Veer L, Esserman LJ, Park JW. Genomic and expression profiling reveal molecular heterogeneity of disseminated tumor cells in bone marrow of early breast cancer. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2018; 4:31.  View on PubMed
  8. Bidard FC, Michiels S, Riethdorf S, Mueller V, Esserman LJ, Lucci A, Naume B, Horiguchi J, Gisbert-Criado R, Sleijfer S, Toi M, Garcia-Saenz JA, Hartkopf A, Generali D, Rothé F, Smerage J, Muinelo-Romay L, Stebbing J, Viens P, Magbanua MJM, Hall CS, Engebraaten O, Takata D, Vidal-Martínez J, Onstenk W, Fujisawa N, Diaz-Rubio E, Taran FA, Cappelletti MR, Ignatiadis M, Proudhon C, Wolf DM, Bauldry JB, Borgen E, Nagaoka R, Carañana V, Kraan J, Maestro M, Brucker SY, Weber K, Reyal F, Amara D, Karhade MG, Mathiesen RR, Tokiniwa H, Llombart-Cussac A, Meddis A, Blanche P, d'Hollander K, Cottu P, Park JW, Loibl S, Latouche A, Pierga JY, Pantel K. Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer Patients Treated by Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: A Meta-analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 06 01; 110(6):560-567.  View on PubMed
  9. Magbanua MJM, Rugo HS, Wolf DM, Hauranieh L, Roy R, Pendyala P, Sosa EV, Scott JH, Lee JS, Pitcher B, Hyslop T, Barry WT, Isakoff SJ, Dickler M, Van't Veer L, Park JW. Expanded Genomic Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients to Assess Biomarker Status and Biology Over Time (CALGB 40502 and CALGB 40503, Alliance). Clin Cancer Res. 2018 03 15; 24(6):1486-1499.  View on PubMed
  10. Gulbahce N, Magbanua MJM, Chin R, Agarwal MR, Luo X, Liu J, Hayden DM, Mao Q, Ciotlos S, Li Z, Chen Y, Chen X, Li Y, Zhang RY, Lee K, Tearle R, Park E, Drmanac S, Rugo HS, Park JW, Drmanac R, Peters BA. Quantitative Whole Genome Sequencing of Circulating Tumor Cells Enables Personalized Combination Therapy of Metastatic Cancer. Cancer Res. 2017 08 15; 77(16):4530-4541.  View on PubMed
  11. Pugia M, Magbanua MJM, Park JW. Automated Microfluidic Filtration and Immunocytochemistry Detection System for Capture and Enumeration of Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Rare Cell Populations in Blood. Methods Mol Biol. 2017; 1634:119-131.  View on PubMed
  12. Pugia M, Magbanua MJM, Park JW. Enrichment and Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells and Other Rare Cell Populations by Microfluidic Filtration. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 994:119-131.  View on PubMed
  13. Magbanua MJM, Solanki TI, Ordonez AD, Hsiao F, Park JW. Enumeration of Circulating Tumor Cells and Disseminated Tumor Cells in Blood and Bone Marrow by Immunomagnetic Enrichment and Flow Cytometry (IE/FC). Methods Mol Biol. 2017; 1634:203-210.  View on PubMed
  14. Lee JS, Magbanua MJM, Park JW. Circulating tumor cells in breast cancer: applications in personalized medicine. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 12; 160(3):411-424.  View on PubMed
  15. 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.  View on PubMed
  16. Magbanua MJ, Pugia M, Lee JS, Jabon M, Wang V, Gubens M, Marfurt K, Pence J, Sidhu H, Uzgiris A, Rugo HS, Park JW. A Novel Strategy for Detection and Enumeration of Circulating Rare Cell Populations in Metastatic Cancer Patients Using Automated Microfluidic Filtration and Multiplex Immunoassay. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0141166.  View on PubMed
  17. Magbanua MJ, Das R, Polavarapu P, Park JW. Approaches to isolation and molecular characterization of disseminated tumor cells. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 13; 6(31):30715-29.  View on PubMed
  18. Magbanua MJ, Wolf DM, Yau C, Davis SE, Crothers J, Au A, Haqq CM, Livasy C, Rugo HS, I-SPY 1 TRIAL Investigators , Esserman L, Park JW, van 't Veer LJ. Serial expression analysis of breast tumors during neoadjuvant chemotherapy reveals changes in cell cycle and immune pathways associated with recurrence and response. Breast Cancer Res. 2015 May 29; 17:73.  View on PubMed
  19. Kelley RK, Magbanua MJ, Butler TM, Collisson EA, Hwang J, Sidiropoulos N, Evason K, McWhirter RM, Hameed B, Wayne EM, Yao FY, Venook AP, Park JW. Circulating tumor cells in hepatocellular carcinoma: a pilot study of detection, enumeration, and next-generation sequencing in cases and controls. BMC Cancer. 2015 Mar 31; 15:206.  View on PubMed
  20. Magbanua MJ, Carey LA, DeLuca A, Hwang J, Scott JH, Rimawi MF, Mayer EL, Marcom PK, Liu MC, Esteva FJ, Park JW, Rugo HS, Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium . Circulating tumor cell analysis in metastatic triple-negative breast cancers. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 01; 21(5):1098-105.  View on PubMed

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