University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Emily K. Bergsland, MD

Emily K. Bergsland, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Associate Director for Education, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ernest Rosenbaum, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Experimental Therapeutics

Research Summary

My research efforts are focused on the development and testing of novel, biologically based therapies for gastrointestinal malignancies, with an emphasis on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). I am co-chair of the GI Oncology site committee and an active member of the Phase I committee at UCSF. Nationally, I am co-chair of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Task Force of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Gastrointestinal Steering Committee, a member of the NCCN Neuroendocrine Tumors Guidelines Panel, a member of the Board of Directors for the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), and co-chair of the 8th edition AJCC Expert Panel on staging for NETs. I am also study chair for ALLIANCE A021202 (an ongoing randomized Phase II trial of pazopanib vs. placebo in patients with progressive carcinoid tumors). My current research is focused on publishing the results of three completed investigator-initiated Phase II clinical trials in NETs (a. FOLFOX/bevacizumab, b. everolimus plus erlotinib, and c. axitinib), fostering several collaborations with laboratory-based colleagues, and taking advantage of a fully annotated outcomes database (established in 2010 and encompassing 600+ NET patients treated at UCSF since 2004).

Education

University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1985, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Minnesota, M.D., 1982
 

Honors & Awards

  • 1982
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1985-82
    Vine Scholarship, University of Minnesota
  • 1982
    May Sine Peterson Award, University of Minnesota
  • 1982
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1995-92
    Molecular Medicine Fellowship, University of California San Francisco

Selected Publications

  1. Saleh M, Bhosale PR, Yano M, Itani M, Elsayes AK, Halperin D, Bergsland EK, Morani AC. New frontiers in imaging including radiomics updates for pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Oct 23.
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  2. Halfdanarson TR, Strosberg JR, Tang L, Bellizzi AM, Bergsland EK, O'Dorisio TM, Halperin DM, Fishbein L, Eads J, Hope TA, Singh S, Salem R, Metz DC, Naraev BG, Reidy-Lagunes DL, Howe JR, Pommier RF, Menda Y, Chan JA. The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Consensus Guidelines for Surveillance and Medical Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Pancreas. 2020 08; 49(7):863-881.
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  3. Singh S, Bergsland EK, Card CM, Hope TA, Kunz PL, Laidley DT, Lawrence B, Leyden S, Metz DC, Michael M, Modahl LE, Myrehaug S, Padda SK, Pommier RF, Ramirez RA, Soulen M, Strosberg J, Sung A, Thawer A, Wei B, Xu B, Segelov E. Commonwealth Neuroendocrine Tumour Research Collaboration and the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Lung Neuroendocrine Tumors: An International Collaborative Endorsement and Update of the 2015 European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Expert Consensus Guidelines. J Thorac Oncol. 2020 Oct; 15(10):1577-1598.
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  4. Bergsland EK, Halperin DM, Dillon JS, Dasari NA, Kunz PL, Soares HP, Pryma D, Bodei L, Hope T, Soulen MC, Mailman J, Howe JR. North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Guide for Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Health Care Providers During COVID-19. Pancreas. 2020 07; 49(6):723-728.
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  5. Bodei L, Bergsland E, de Herder WW, Ferone D, Hicks RJ, Hope TA, Kunikowska J, Pavel M, Reidy-Lagunes D, Siveke J, Strosberg J, Dittmer U, Herrmann K. Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Are There Any Concerns? J Nucl Med. 2020 Aug; 61(8):1094-1095.
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  6. Lou E, Beg MS, Bergsland E, Eng C, Khorana AA, Kopetz S, Lubner S, Saltz L, Shankaran V, Zafar SY. Reply to S. Boutayeb et al. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 Aug; 16(8):525.
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  7. Lawhn-Heath C, Fidelman N, Chee B, Jivan S, Armstrong E, Zhang L, Lindsay S, Bergsland EK, Hope TA. Intra-arterial Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy using 90Y DOTATOC for Hepatic Metastases of Neuroendocrine Tumors. J Nucl Med. 2020 Jun 08.
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  8. Lou E, Beg S, Bergsland E, Eng C, Khorana A, Kopetz S, Lubner S, Saltz L, Shankaran V, Zafar SY. Modifying Practices in GI Oncology in the Face of COVID-19: Recommendations From Expert Oncologists on Minimizing Patient Risk. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 07; 16(7):383-388.
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  9. Mehnert JM, Bergsland E, O'Neil BH, Santoro A, Schellens JHM, Cohen RB, Doi T, Ott PA, Pishvaian MJ, Puzanov I, Aung KL, Hsu C, Le Tourneau C, Hollebecque A, Élez E, Tamura K, Gould M, Yang P, Stein K, Piha-Paul SA. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of programmed death-ligand 1-positive advanced carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Results from the KEYNOTE-028 study. Cancer. 2020 Jul 01; 126(13):3021-3030.
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  10. Kasai Y, Mahuron K, Hirose K, Corvera CU, Kim GE, Hope TA, Shih BE, Warren RS, Bergsland EK, Nakakura EK. A novel stratification of mesenteric mass involvement as a predictor of challenging mesenteric lymph node dissection by minimally invasive approach for ileal neuroendocrine tumors. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):204-211.
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  11. Dillon JS, Kulke MH, Hörsch D, Anthony LB, Warner RRP, Bergsland E, Welin S, O'Dorisio TM, Kunz PL, McKee C, Lapuerta P, Banks P, Pavel M. Time to Sustained Improvement in Bowel Movement Frequency with Telotristat Ethyl: Analyses of Phase III Studies in Carcinoid Syndrome. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2020 Mar 07.
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  12. Strosberg J, Mizuno N, Doi T, Grande E, Delord JP, Shapira-Frommer R, Bergsland E, Shah M, Fakih M, Takahashi S, Piha-Paul SA, O'Neil B, Thomas S, Lolkema MP, Chen M, Ibrahim N, Norwood K, Hadoux J. Efficacy and Safety of Pembrolizumab in Previously Treated Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors: Results From the Phase II KEYNOTE-158 Study. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 05 01; 26(9):2124-2130.
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  13. Kasai Y, Hirose K, Corvera CU, Kim GE, Hope TA, Shih BE, Harun N, Kim MO, Warren RS, Bergsland EK, Nakakura EK. Residual tumor volume discriminates prognosis after surgery for neuroendocrine liver metastasis. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec 11.
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  14. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2019 Dec; 50(4):769-779.
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  15. Hudgens S, Ramage J, Kulke M, Bergsland E, Anthony L, Caplin M, Öberg K, Pavel M, Gable J, Banks P, Yang QM, Lapuerta P. Evaluation of meaningful change in bowel movement frequency for patients with carcinoid syndrome. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2019 Oct 26; 3(1):64.
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  16. Kasai Y, Mahuron K, Hirose K, Corvera CU, Kim GE, Hope TA, Shih BE, Warren RS, Bergsland EK, Nakakura EK. Prognostic impact of a large mesenteric mass >2 cm in ileal neuroendocrine tumors. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Dec; 120(8):1311-1317.
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  17. Chan H, Moseley C, Zhang L, Bergsland EK, Pampaloni MH, Van Loon K, Hope TA. Correlation of DOTATOC Uptake and Pathologic Grade in Neuroendocrine Tumors. Pancreas. 2019 08; 48(7):948-952.
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  18. Donner DB, Nakakura EK, Venook AP, Lenz HJ, Zhang W, Hwang J, Bergsland EK, Lin MH, Toriguchi K, Antonia RJ, Warren RS. High thymidylate synthase gene expression predicts poor outcome after resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0219469.
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  19. Lieu C, Kennedy EB, Bergsland E, Berlin J, George TJ, Gill S, Gold PJ, Hantel A, Jones L, Mahmoud N, Meyerhardt J, Morris AM, Ruíz-García E, You YN, Baxter N. Duration of Oxaliplatin-Containing Adjuvant Therapy for Stage III Colon Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2019 06 01; 37(16):1436-1447.
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  20. Kwon DH, Paciorek A, Mulvey CK, Chan H, Fidelman N, Meng L, Nakakura EK, Zhang L, Bergsland EK, Van Loon K. Periprocedural Management of Patients Undergoing Liver Resection or Embolotherapy for Neuroendocrine Tumor Metastases. Pancreas. 2019 04; 48(4):496-503.
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