Research Funding

  • July 16, 2018 - June 30, 2023 - Defining and targeting ER quality control dependence in rhabdomyosarcoma , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: K08CA218691

Education

Stanford University, Stanford CA, BS, 06/2003, Biological Sciences
Stanford University, Stanford CA, MS, 06/2003, Biological Sciences
Univ. of California San Francisco, MD, 05/2008, Medicine
Univ. of California San Francisco, Resident, 06/2011, Pediatrics
Univ. of California San Francisco, Fellow, 06/2014, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 2007
    American Society of Hematology Travel/Merit Award
  • 2007-2008
    UCSF Certificate of Graduate Curriculum in Biomedical Research
  • 2008
    Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2009
    UCSF Pediatrics Resident Teaching Award
  • 2011
    Lucy S. Crain Award for providing exceptional primary care to patients with special needs
  • 2012
    Accepted into AACR “Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology” workshop
  • 2013
    Campini Foundation Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology Research
  • 2017
    2017 AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research
  • 2017
    Caroline Casey Award for Dignity and Worth of Persons

Selected Publications

  1. Desai AV, Robinson GW, Gauvain K, Basu EM, Macy ME, Maese L, Whipple NS, Sabnis AJ, Foster JH, Shusterman S, Yoon J, Weiss BD, Abdelbaki MS, Armstrong AE, Cash T, Pratilas CA, Corradini N, Marshall LV, Farid-Kapadia M, Chohan S, Devlin C, Meneses-Lorente G, Cardenas A, Hutchinson KE, Bergthold G, Caron H, Chow Maneval E, Gajjar A, Fox E. Entrectinib in children and young adults with solid or primary CNS tumors harboring NTRK, ROS1, or ALK aberrations (STARTRK-NG). Neuro Oncol. 2022 10 03; 24(10):1776-1789.  View on PubMed
  2. Jacqueline Morales, Kristen Kwong, W. Clay Gustafson, Amit J. Sabnis. Abstract A015: Biochemical and preclinical anti-tumor activity of a bi-steric mTORC1-selective inhibitor in fusion positive rhabdomyosarcoma. Clinical Cancer Research. 2022 Sep 15; 28(18_Supplement):a015-a015.  View on PubMed
  3. Church AJ, Corson LB, Kao PC, Imamovic-Tuco A, Reidy D, Doan D, Kang W, Pinto N, Maese L, Laetsch TW, Kim A, Colace SI, Macy ME, Applebaum MA, Bagatell R, Sabnis AJ, Weiser DA, Glade-Bender JL, Homans AC, Hipps J, Harris H, Manning D, Al-Ibraheemi A, Li Y, Gupta H, Cherniack AD, Lo YC, Strand GR, Lee LA, Pinches RS, Lazo De La Vega L, Harden MV, Lennon NJ, Choi S, Comeau H, Harris MH, Forrest SJ, Clinton CM, Crompton BD, Kamihara J, MacConaill LE, Volchenboum SL, Lindeman NI, Van Allen E, DuBois SG, London WB, Janeway KA. Molecular profiling identifies targeted therapy opportunities in pediatric solid cancer. Nat Med. 2022 08; 28(8):1581-1589.  View on PubMed
  4. Karen S. Fernandez, Amit J. Sabnis, Ruetima Titapiwatanakun, Katherine Baker, Wendy Tcheng. Addition of chemo-immunotherapy to standard induction chemotherapy for high-risk neuroblastoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Jun 1; 40(16_suppl):e22009-e22009.  View on PubMed
  5. Kieuhoa Tran Vo, Amit J. Sabnis, Paul M. Williams, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, David R. Patton, Brent Coffey, Joel M. Reid, Jin Piao, Lauren Saguilig, Todd Allen Alonzo, Stacey L. Berg, Alok Jaju, Elizabeth Fox, Douglas S. Hawkins, Margaret M. Mooney, Naoko Takebe, James V. Tricoli, Katherine A. Janeway, Nita Seibel, Donald Williams Parsons. Ulixertinib in patients with tumors with MAPK pathway alterations: Results from NCI-COG Pediatric MATCH trial Arm J (APEC1621J). Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2022 Jun 1; 40(16_suppl):3009-3009.  View on PubMed
  6. Schienda J, Church AJ, Corson LB, Decker B, Clinton CM, Manning DK, Imamovic-Tuco A, Reidy D, Strand GR, Applebaum MA, Bagatell R, DuBois SG, Glade-Bender JL, Kang W, Kim A, Laetsch TW, Macy ME, Maese L, Pinto N, Sabnis AJ, Schiffman JD, Colace SI, Volchenboum SL, Weiser DA, Nowak JA, Lindeman NI, Janeway KA, Crompton BD, Kamihara J. Germline Sequencing Improves Tumor-Only Sequencing Interpretation in a Precision Genomic Study of Patients With Pediatric Solid Tumor. JCO Precis Oncol. 2021; 5.  View on PubMed
  7. Rees HD, Hills NK, Sabnis AJ, Tulpule AB, Shimotake TK, Goldsby RE. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of infants compared with children diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma: Analysis of surveillance, epidemiology and end results data from 2000 to 2016. Cancer Rep (Hoboken). 2022 05; 5(5):e1503.  View on PubMed
  8. Alanna J. Church, Laura Corson, Pei-Chi Kao, Alma Imamovic-Tuco, Wenjun Kang, Navin R. Pinto, Luke Maese, Theodore Willis Laetsch, AeRang Kim, Susan Colace, Margaret E Macy, Mark A. Applebaum, Rochelle Bagatell, Amit J. Sabnis, Daniel Weiser, Julia Lynne Glade Bender, Samuel Louis Volchenboum, Steven G. DuBois, Wendy B. London, Katherine A. Janeway. Clinical impact of molecular tumor profiling in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with extra-cranial solid malignancies: An interim report from the GAIN/iCat2 study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021 May 20; 39(15_suppl):10005-10005.  View on PubMed
  9. Giles Robinson, Ami Desai, Ellen Basu, Jennifer Foster, Karen Gauvain, Amit Sabnis, Suzanne Shusterman, Margaret Macy, Luke Mease, Janet Yoon, Thomas Cash, Mohamed Abdelbaki, Kellie Nazemi, Christine Pratilas, Brian Weiss, Saibah Chohan, Alison Cardenas, Katherine Hutchinson, Guillaume Bergthold, Amar Gajjar. HGG-01. ENTRECTINIB IN RECURRENT OR REFRACTORY SOLID TUMORS INCLUDING PRIMARY CNS TUMORS: UPDATED DATA IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. Neuro-Oncology. 2020 Dec 4; 22(Suppl 3):iii344-iii344.  View on PubMed
  10. Katherine Tarlock, Soheil Meshinchi, Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, Seth E. Karol, Barbara Spitzer, Amit J. Sabnis, Asif Pathan, Boo Messahel. Clinical Benefit and Tolerability of Crenolanib in Children with Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia Harboring Treatment Resistant FLT3 ITD and Variant FLT3 TKD Mutations Treated on Compassionate Access. Blood. 2020 Nov 5; 136(Supplement 1):23-24.  View on PubMed
  11. J. Chew, S.A. Lloyd, R.A. Okimoto, A. Sabnis, E. Nakakura, C. Corvera, M.N. Zimel, A.E. Horvai, S.J. Cho, R.L. Wustrack, A.R. Gottschalk, R.J. O'Donnell, T.M. Jahan, S.E. Braunstein. Outcomes of Elderly Patients with Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremities. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. 2020 Nov 1; 108(3):e6.  View on PubMed
  12. Lavergne V, Sabnis A, Tupule A, Davidson PR, Kline C, Matthay K, Nicolaides T, Goldsby R, Braunstein S, Fogh SE, Sneed PK, Menzel P, Nakamura A, DuBois SG, Haas-Kogan DA, Nakamura JL. Germline MUTYH Mutation in a Pediatric Cancer Survivor Developing a Secondary Malignancy. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 10; 42(7):e647-e654.  View on PubMed
  13. Jaclyn Schienda, Catherine M. Clinton, Laura B. Corson, Alma Imamovic-Tuco, Navin Pinto, Luke Maese, Theodore W. Laetsch, AeRang Kim, Susan I. Vear, Margaret E. Macy, Mark A. Applebaum, Rochelle Bagatell, Amit J. Sabnis, Daniel A. Weiser, Julia L. Glade-Bender, Samuel L. Volchenboum, Wenjun Kang, Danielle Manning, Jonathan Nowak, Joshua Schiffman, Neal I. Lindeman, Alanna J. Church, Katherine A. Janeway, Brian D. Crompton, Junne Kamihara. Abstract A06: The added value of examining germline variants in a precision cancer therapy study. Cancer Research. 2020 Jul 15; 80(14_Supplement):a06-a06.  View on PubMed
  14. Amit J. Sabnis, Steven Chen, Carolina Morales, Benjamin S. Braun. Abstract A27: An apoptosis-based screen for targeted agents in rhabdomyosarcoma reveals potential combination therapies. Cancer Research. 2020 Jul 15; 80(14_Supplement):a27-a27.  View on PubMed
  15. Alanna J. Church, Laura B. Corson, Alma Imamovic-Tuco, Gianna R. Strand, Dierdre Reidy, Duong Doan, Robert S. Pinches, Mark A. Applebaum, Rochelle Bagatell, Brian D. Crompton, Steven G. DuBois, Julia L. Glade Bender, Theodore W. Laetsch, Lobin A. Lee, Neal I. Lindeman, Marian H. Harris, Margaret E. Macy, Luke Maese, Navin Pinto, Amit J. Sabnis, Eliezer M. Van Allen, Susan I. Vear, Daniel A. Weiser, Catherine M. Clinton, Katherine A. Janeway. Abstract A59: Sequencing identifies diagnostically relevant alterations in pediatric solid tumor patients. Cancer Research. 2020 Jul 15; 80(14_Supplement):a59-a59.  View on PubMed
  16. Alma Imamovic, Alanna J. Church, Laura B. Corson, Deirdre Reidy, Navin Pinto, Luke Maese, Theodore W. Laetsch, AeRang Kim, Susan I. Vear, Margaret E. Macy, Mark A. Applebaum, Rochelle Bagatell, Amit J. Sabnis, Daniel A. Weiser, Julia L. Glade-Bender, Gianna R. Strand, Lobin A. Lee, R. Seth Pinches, Catherine M. Clinton, Brian D. Crompton, Neal I. Lindeman, Steven G. DuBois, Katherine A. Janeway, Eliezer M. Van Allen. Abstract B13: Leveraging cloud-based computational resources for gene fusion discovery with potential clinical implications for pediatric solid tumor patients. Cancer Research. 2020 Jul 15; 80(14_Supplement):b13-b13.  View on PubMed
  17. Ami Vijay Desai, Giles W. Robinson, Ellen M. Basu, Jennifer Foster, Karen Gauvain, Amit Sabnis, Suzanne Shusterman, Margaret E Macy, Luke Maese, Janet Yoon, Thomas Cash, Mohamed Abdelbaki, Kellie Nazemi, Brian D. Weiss, Saibah Chohan, Alison Cardenas, Katherine Hutchinson, Guillaume Bergthold, Amar J. Gajjar, Elizabeth Fox. Updated entrectinib data in children and adolescents with recurrent or refractory solid tumors, including primary CNS tumors. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 May 20; 38(15_suppl):107-107.  View on PubMed
  18. Giles Robinson, Ami Desai, Karen Gauvain, Ellen Basu, Kathleen Dorris, Luke Maese, Amit Sabnis, Jennifer Foster, Suzanne Shusterman, Janet Yoon, Brian Weiss, Mohamed Abdelbaki, Mufiza Farid-Kapadia, Georgina Meneses-Lorente, Alison Cardenas, Katherine Hutchinson, Guillaume Bergthold, Edna Chow Maneval, Elizabeth Fox, Amar Gajjar. PDCT-13. ENTRECTINIB IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH RECURRENT OR REFRACTORY SOLID TUMORS INCLUDING PRIMARY CNS TUMORS. Neuro-Oncology. 2019 Nov 11; 21(Supplement_6):vi186-vi186.  View on PubMed
  19. Heunis JC, Cheah JW, Sabnis AJ, Wustrack RL. Use of three-dimensional printing and intraoperative navigation in the surgical resection of metastatic acetabular osteosarcoma. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Sep 30; 12(9).  View on PubMed
  20. Chatterjee N, Pazarentzos E, Mayekar MK, Gui P, Allegakoen DV, Hrustanovic G, Olivas V, Lin L, Verschueren E, Johnson JR, Hofree M, Yan JJ, Newton BW, Dollen JV, Earnshaw CH, Flanagan J, Chan E, Asthana S, Ideker T, Wu W, Suzuki J, Barad BA, Kirichok Y, Fraser JS, Weiss WA, Krogan NJ, Tulpule A, Sabnis AJ, Bivona TG. Synthetic Essentiality of Metabolic Regulator PDHK1 in PTEN-Deficient Cells and Cancers. Cell Rep. 2019 08 27; 28(9):2317-2330.e8.  View on PubMed

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