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
 


Professional Experience

  • 1989-92
    Intern, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1990-92
    Resident, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1992-92
    Chief Resident and Assistant Chief of the Medical Service, Dept. of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • 1993-92
    Fellow, Medical Oncology, University of California San Francisco
  • 1994-1992
    Research Fellow (P I: Douglas Hanahan, Ph.D.), Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco
  • Transgenic mouse models of tumorigenesis
  • 1996-1992
    Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Medicine (Division of Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
  • 1998-2002
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine (Division of Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
  • 2003-2002
    Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, UCSF
  • 2004-present
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2006-present
    Director of Education and Fellowship Program Director, Hematology/Oncology

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. 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 Apr 30; OP2000239.
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  2. 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 Apr 22.
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  3. 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 Apr 14.
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  4. 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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  5. 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 Jan 24.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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 Jun 01; 37(16):1436-1447.
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  13. 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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  14. Anthony LB, Kulke MH, Caplin ME, Bergsland E, Öberg K, Pavel M, Hörsch D, Warner RRP, O'Dorisio TM, Dillon JS, Lapuerta P, Kassler-Taub K, Jiang W. Long-Term Safety Experience with Telotristat Ethyl Across Five Clinical Studies in Patients with Carcinoid Syndrome. Oncologist. 2019 08; 24(8):e662-e670.
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  15. Donner DB, Ruan DT, Toriguchi K, Bergsland EK, Nakakura EK, Lin MH, Antonia RJ, Warren RS. Mitogen Inducible Gene-6 Is a Prognostic Marker for Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases. Transl Oncol. 2019 Mar; 12(3):550-560.
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  16. Dasari A, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Cai B, Huynh L, Totev T, Shea J, Duh MS, Neary MP, Dagohoy CG, Shih BE, Maurer VE, Chan J, Kulke MH. Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes in Advanced Lung Neuroendocrine Tumors in Real-World Settings: A Multicenter Retrospective Chart Review Study. Oncologist. 2019 08; 24(8):1066-1075.
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  17. Kulke MH, Benson AB, Dasari A, Huynh L, Cai B, Totev T, Roesner N, Duh MS, Neary MP, Maurer VE, Shih BE, Dagohoy CG, Chan J, Bergsland EK. Real-World Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes in Advanced Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors (GI NET): A Multicenter Retrospective Chart Review Study. Oncologist. 2019 08; 24(8):1056-1065.
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  18. Singh S, Moody L, Chan DL, Metz DC, Strosberg J, Asmis T, Bailey DL, Bergsland E, Brendtro K, Carroll R, Cleary S, Kim M, Kong G, Law C, Lawrence B, McEwan A, McGregor C, Michael M, Pasieka J, Pavlakis N, Pommier R, Soulen M, Wyld D, Segelov E. Follow-up Recommendations for Completely Resected Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. JAMA Oncol. 2018 11 01; 4(11):1597-1604.
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  19. Chamberlain CE, German MS, Yang K, Wang J, VanBrocklin H, Regan M, Shokat KM, Ducker GS, Kim GE, Hann B, Donner DB, Warren RS, Venook AP, Bergsland EK, Lee D, Wang Y, Nakakura EK. A Patient-derived Xenograft Model of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Identifies Sapanisertib as a Possible New Treatment for Everolimus-resistant Tumors. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 12; 17(12):2702-2709.
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  20. Shamir ER, Devine WP, Pekmezci M, Umetsu SE, Krings G, Federman S, Cho SJ, Saunders TA, Jen KY, Bergsland E, Jones K, Kim GE, Kakar S, Chiu CY, Joseph NM. Identification of high-risk human papillomavirus and Rb/E2F pathway genomic alterations in mutually exclusive subsets of colorectal neuroendocrine carcinoma. Mod Pathol. 2019 02; 32(2):290-305.
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