Alberto A. Chiappori, MD

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Alberto A. Chiappori, MD

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Education And Training
  • Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1997 - Hematology/Oncology
  • Intern, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Resident, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 1993
  • MD, Cayetano Heredia University of Peru, 1988


Dr. Chiappori’s interest includes developmental therapeutics in lung cancer, focused on immunotherapy, particularly against small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Under the mentorship of Drs. Scott Antonia and Dmitry Gabrilovich (Immunology Program), Dr. Chiappori worked in developing and implementing an adenoviral transfected p53-based dendritic cell vaccine (Ad.p53-DC) for SCLC. Dr. Chiappori is the principal investigator of one of the projects of the SPORE in Lung Cancer awarded to the Moffitt Cancer Center, in which the Ad.p53-DC vaccine is being tested in SCLC patients in a 3-arm, phase II randomized design, against a control and against Ad.p53-DC plus all-trans retinoic acid to compare immune response. He also was awarded a Research Supplement to the SPORE in Lung Cancer, allowing him to be involved in a pilot project proposal aimed to identify, through pre- and post-vaccination PBMC microarray GE analyses, consistent differences that appear in patients with SCLC who develop a positive immune response to Ad.p53-DC vaccination that can be used as biomarkers for individualization and further refinement of future vaccine strategies. Additionally, Dr. Chiappori is pursuing development and implementation of biomarker-driven therapies in SCLC with a focus in pharmacogenomics for chemotherapy individualization and in drug development with HDAC, IGFR and PARP inhibitors.

  • Schabath MB, Nguyen A, Wilson P, Sommerer KR, Thompson ZJ, Chiappori AA. Temporal trends from 1986 to 2008 in overall survival of small cell lung cancer patients. Lung Cancer. 2014 Oct;86(1):14-21. Pubmedid: 25115410.
  • Gadgeel SM, Gandhi L, Riely GJ, Chiappori AA, West HL, Azada MC, Morcos PN, Lee RM, Garcia L, Yu L, Boisserie F, Di Laurenzio L, Golding S, Sato J, Yokoyama S, Tanaka T, Ou SH. Safety and activity of alectinib against systemic disease and brain metastases in patients with crizotinib-resistant ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer (AF-002JG): results from the dose-finding portion of a phase 1/2 study. Lancet Oncol. 2014 Sep;15(10):1119-1128. Pubmedid: 25153538.
  • Dilling TJ, Extermann M, Kim J, Thompson LM, Yue B, Stevens CW, Antonia S, Gray J, Williams C, Haura E, Pinder-Schenck M, Tanvetyanon T, Kim S, Chiappori A. Phase 2 Study of Concurrent Cetuximab Plus Definitive Thoracic Radiation Therapy Followed by Consolidation Docetaxel Plus Cetuximab in Poor Prognosis or Elderly Patients With Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Sep. Pubmedid: 25216856.
  • Gray J, Haura EB, Chiappori A, Tanvetyanon T, Williams CC, Pinder-Schenk M, Kish JA, Kreahling JM, Lush RM, Neuger AM, Tetteh LF, Akar A, Zhao X, Schell MJ, Bepler G, Altiok S. A Phase I, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Study of Panobinostat, an HDAC Inhibitor, Combined with Erlotinib in Patients with Advanced Aerodigestive Tract Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Mar;20(6):1644-1655. Pubmedid: 24429877.
  • Chiappori A, Williams C, Northfelt DW, Adams JW, Malik S, Edelman MJ, Rosen P, Van Echo DA, Berger MS, Haura EB. Obatoclax mesylate, a pan-bcl-2 inhibitor, in combination with docetaxel in a phase 1/2 trial in relapsed non-small-cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2014 Jan;9(1):121-125. Pubmedid: 24346101.
  • Tanvetyanon T, Creelan BC, Chiappori AA. Current clinical application of genomic and proteomic profiling in non-small-cell lung cancer. Cancer Control. 2014 Jan;21(1):32-39. Pubmedid: 24357739.
  • Kuykendall A, Chiappori A. Advanced EGFR Mutation-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Case Report, Literature Review, and Treatment Recommendations. Cancer Control. 2014 Jan;21(1):67-73. Pubmedid: 24357744.
  • Creelan BC, Antonia S, Noyes D, Hunter TB, Simon GR, Bepler G, Williams CC, Tanvetyanon T, Haura EB, Schell MJ, Chiappori A. Phase II trial of a GM-CSF-producing and CD40L-expressing bystander cell line combined with an allogeneic tumor cell-based vaccine for refractory lung adenocarcinoma. J Immunother. 2013 Oct;36(8):442-450. Pubmedid: 23994887. Pmcid: PMC3846277.
  • Diaz-Montero CM, Chiappori A, Aurisicchio L, Bagchi A, Clark J, Dubey S, Fridman A, Fabregas JC, Marshall J, Scarselli E, La Monica N, Ciliberto G, Montero AJ. Phase 1 studies of the safety and immunogenicity of electroporated HER2/CEA DNA vaccine followed by adenoviral boost immunization in patients with solid tumors. J Transl Med. 2013 Aug;11:62. Pubmedid: 23497415. Pmcid: PMC3599587.
  • Bepler G, Williams C, Schell MJ, Chen W, Zheng Z, Simon G, Gadgeel S, Zhao X, Schreiber F, Brahmer J, Chiappori A, Tanvetyanon T, Pinder-Schenck M, Gray J, Haura E, Antonia S, Fischer JR. Randomized international phase III trial of ERCC1 and RRM1 expression-based chemotherapy versus gemcitabine/carboplatin in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jul;31(19):2404-2412. Pubmedid: 23690416. Pmcid: PMC3691357.
  • Iclozan C, Antonia S, Chiappori A, Chen DT, Gabrilovich D. Therapeutic regulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells and immune response to cancer vaccine in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer. Cancer Immunol Immun. 2013 May;62(5):909-918. Pubmedid: 23589106. Pmcid: PMC3662237.
  • Kumar V, Nath K, Berman CG, Kim J, Tanvetyanon T, Chiappori AA, Gatenby RA, Gillies RJ, Eikman EA. Variance of SUVs for FDG-PET/CT is greater in clinical practice than under ideal study settings. Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Mar;38(3):175-182. Pubmedid: 23354032. Pmcid: PMC3578161.
  • Hall RD, Gray JE, Chiappori AA. Beyond the standard of care: a review of novel immunotherapy trials for the treatment of lung cancer. Cancer Control. 2013 Jan;20(1):22-31. Pubmedid: 23302904.
  • Gray J, Cubitt CL, Zhang S, Chiappori A. Combination of HDAC and topoisomerase inhibitors in small cell lung cancer. Cancer Biol Ther. 2012 Jun;13(8):614-622. Pubmedid: 22441819.
  • Simon GR, Schell MJ, Begum M, Kim J, Chiappori A, Haura E, Antonia S, Bepler G. Preliminary indication of survival benefit from ERCC1 and RRM1-tailored chemotherapy in patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer: evidence from an individual patient analysis. Cancer. 2012 May;118(9):2525-2531. Pubmedid: 22028294. Pmcid: PMC3270127.
  • Finkelstein SE, Fishman M, Conley AP, Gabrilovich D, Antonia S, Chiappori A. Cellular immunotherapy for soft tissue sarcomas. Immunotherapy. 2012 Mar;4(3):283-290. Pubmedid: 22401634.
  • Chiappori AA, Schreeder MT, Moezi MM, Stephenson JJ, Blakely J, Salgia R, Chu QS, Ross HJ, Subramaniam DS, Schnyder J, Berger MS. A phase I trial of pan-Bcl-2 antagonist obatoclax administered as a 3-h or a 24-h infusion in combination with carboplatin and etoposide in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. Br J Cancer. 2012 Feb;106(5):839-845. Pubmedid: 22333598. Pmcid: PMC3305978.
  • Mahmood ST, Agresta S, Vigil C, Zhao X, Han G, D'Amato G, Calitri CE, Dean M, Garrett C, Schell MJ, Antonia S, Chiappori A. Phase II study of sunitinib malate, a multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor in patients with relapsed or refractory soft tissue sarcomas. Focus on three prevalent histologies: leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma. Int J Cancer. 2011 Oct;129(8):1963-1969. Pubmedid: 21154746. Pmcid: PMC3776586.
  • Bepler G, Dilling TJ, Wagner H, Hazelton T, Williams C, Chen DT, Greenberg H, Walsh F, Simon G, Tanvetyanon T, Chiappori A, Haura E, Stevens C. Phase II trial of induction gemcitabine and carboplatin followed by conformal thoracic radiation to 74 Gy with weekly paclitaxel and carboplatin in unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Mar;6(3):553-558. Pubmedid: 21289520.
  • Lebovic DJ, Mahmood T, Chiappori A. Lung cancer after 70: is it a different disease?. Oncology (Williston Park). 2010 Nov;24(12):1106-11, 1114. Pubmedid: 21141691.
  • Haura EB, Sommers E, Song L, Chiappori A, Becker A. A pilot study of preoperative gefitinib for early-stage lung cancer to assess intratumor drug concentration and pathways mediating primary resistance. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Nov;5(11):1806-1814. Pubmedid: 20881637. Pmcid: PMC4120062.
  • Chiappori AA, Soliman H, Janssen WE, Antonia SJ, Gabrilovich DI. INGN-225: a dendritic cell-based p53 vaccine (Ad.p53-DC) in small cell lung cancer: observed association between immune response and enhanced chemotherapy effect. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2010 Jun;10(6):983-991. Pubmedid: 20420527. Pmcid: PMC3146364.
  • Haura EB, Camidge DR, Reckamp K, Chiappori A, Johnson F, Herbst R, Wong K, Carbone D. Molecular origins of lung cancer: prospects for personalized prevention and therapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Jun;5(6 Suppl 3):S207-S213. Pubmedid: 20502275.
  • Chiappori AA, Zheng Z, Chen T, Rawal B, Schell MJ, Mullaney BP, Bepler G. Features of potentially predictive biomarkers of chemotherapeutic efficacy in small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Apr;5(4):484-490. Pubmedid: 20107425. Pmcid: PMC2861290.
  • Johnson FM, Agrawal S, Burris H, Rosen L, Dhillon N, Hong D, Blackwood-Chirchir A, Luo FR, Sy O, Kaul S, Chiappori AA. Phase 1 pharmacokinetic and drug-interaction study of dasatinib in patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer. 2010 Mar;116(6):1582-1591. Pubmedid: 20108303.
  • Haura EB, Tanvetyanon T, Chiappori A, Williams C, Simon G, Antonia S, Gray J, Litschauer S, Tetteh L, Neuger A, Song L, Rawal B, Schell MJ, Bepler G. Phase I/II study of the Src inhibitor dasatinib in combination with erlotinib in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Mar;28(8):1387-1394. Pubmedid: 20142592. Pmcid: PMC3040065.
  • Chiappori A, Bepler G, Barlesi F, Soria JC, Reck M, Bearz A, Barata F, Scagliotti G, Park K, Wagle A, Liepa AM, Zhao YD, Chouaki N, Iscoe N, von Pawel J. Phase II, double-blinded, randomized study of enzastaurin plus pemetrexed as second-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2010 Mar;5(3):369-375. Pubmedid: 20090562.
  • Lynch TJ, Fenton D, Hirsh V, Bodkin D, Middleman EL, Chiappori A, Halmos B, Favis R, Liu H, Trepicchio WL, Eton O, Shepherd FA. A randomized phase 2 study of erlotinib alone and in combination with bortezomib in previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 Aug;4(8):1002-1009. Pubmedid: 19633475.
  • Draper N, Bui M, Boulware DC, Lloyd M, Chiappori AA, Pledger WJ, Coppola D. Increased cyclin D3 expression significantly correlates with p27 nuclear positivity in gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Hum Pathol. 2008 Dec;39(12):1784-1791. Pubmedid: 18701138.
  • Bepler G, Sommers KE, Cantor A, Li X, Sharma A, Williams C, Chiappori A, Haura E, Antonia S, Tanvetyanon T, Simon G, Obasaju C, Robinson LA. Clinical efficacy and predictive molecular markers of neoadjuvant gemcitabine and pemetrexed in resectable non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2008 Oct;3(10):1112-1118. Pubmedid: 18827606. Pmcid: PMC2639211.
  • Simon GR, Extermann M, Chiappori A, Williams CC, Begum M, Kapoor R, Haura EB, Ismail-Khan R, Schell MJ, Antonia SJ, Bepler G. Phase 2 trial of docetaxel and gefitinib in the first-line treatment of patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are 70 years of age or older. Cancer. 2008 May;112(9):2021-2029. Pubmedid: 18300255.
  • Chiappori AA, Haura E, Rodriguez FA, Boulware D, Kapoor R, Neuger AM, Lush R, Padilla B, Burton M, Williams C, Simon G, Antonia S, Sullivan DM, Bepler G. Phase I/II study of atrasentan, an endothelin A receptor antagonist, in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line therapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Mar;14(5):1464-1469. Pubmedid: 18316570.
  • Homsi J, Simon G, Garrett C, Springett G, DeConti R, Chiappori A, Munster PN, Burton M, Stromatt S, Allievi C, Angiuli P, Eisenfeld A, Sullivan D, Daud A. Phase I trial of poly-L-glutamate camptothecin (CT-2106) administered weekly in patients with advanced solid malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Oct;13(19):5855-5861. Pubmedid: 17908979.
  • Jänne PA, von Pawel J, Cohen RB, Crino L, Butts CA, Olson SS, Eiseman IA, Chiappori AA, Yeap BY, Lenehan PF, Dasse K, Sheeran M, Bonomi PD. Multicenter, randomized, phase II trial of CI-1033, an irreversible pan-ERBB inhibitor, for previously treated advanced non small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Sep;25(25):3936-3944. Pubmedid: 17761977.
  • Simon G, Sharma A, Li X, Hazelton T, Walsh F, Williams C, Chiappori A, Haura E, Tanvetyanon T, Antonia S, Cantor A, Bepler G. Feasibility and efficacy of molecular analysis-directed individualized therapy in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jul;25(19):2741-2746. Pubmedid: 17602079.
  • Münster P, Marchion D, Bicaku E, Schmitt M, Lee JH, DeConti R, Simon G, Fishman M, Minton S, Garrett C, Chiappori A, Lush R, Sullivan D, Daud A. Phase I trial of histone deacetylase inhibition by valproic acid followed by the topoisomerase II inhibitor epirubicin in advanced solid tumors: a clinical and translational study. J Clin Oncol. 2007 May;25(15):1979-1985. Pubmedid: 17513804.
  • de Lima Lopes G, Chiappori A, Simon G, Haura E, Sullivan D, Antonia S, Langevin M, Lush R, Rocha-Lima CM. Phase I study of carboplatin in combination with gemcitabine and irinotecan in patients with solid tumors: preliminary evidence of activity in small cell and neuroendocrine carcinomas. Cancer. 2007 Apr;109(7):1413-1419. Pubmedid: 17326096.
  • Chiappori AA, Eckhardt SG, Bukowski R, Sullivan DM, Ikeda M, Yano Y, Yamada-Sawada T, Kambayashi Y, Tanaka K, Javle MM, Mekhail T, O'bryant CL, Creaven PJ. A phase I pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of s-3304, a novel matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, in patients with advanced and refractory solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2007 Apr;13(7):2091-2099. Pubmedid: 17404091.
  • Chiappori AA, Ellis PM, Hamm JT, Bitran JD, Eiseman I, Lovalvo J, Burnett D, Olson S, Lenehan P, Zinner RG. A phase I evaluation of oral CI-1033 in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin as first-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2006 Nov;1(9):1010-1019. Pubmedid: 17409987.
  • Simon GR, Garrett CR, Olson SC, Langevin M, Eiseman IA, Mahany JJ, Williams CC, Lush R, Daud A, Munster P, Chiappori A, Fishman M, Bepler G, Lenehan PF, Sullivan DM. Increased bioavailability of intravenous versus oral CI-1033, a pan erbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor: results of a phase I pharmacokinetic study. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Aug;12(15):4645-4651. Pubmedid: 16899614.
  • Antonia S, Mirza N, Fricke I, Chiappori A, Thompson P, Williams N, Bepler G, Simon G, Janssen W, Lee J, Menander K, Chada S, Gabrilovich D. Combination of p53 cancer vaccine with chemotherapy in patients with extensive stage small cell lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Feb;12(3 Pt1):878-887. Pubmedid: 16467102.
  • Fishman M, Garrett C, Simon G, Chiappori A, Lush R, Dinwoodie W, Mahany J, Dellaportas A, Cantor A, Gollerki A, Cohen M, Sullivan D. Phase I study of the taxane BMS-188797 in combination with carboplatin administered every 3 weeks in patients with solid malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Jan;12(2):523-528. Pubmedid: 16428495.
  • Chiappori A, Simon G, Williams C, Haura E, Rocha-Lima C, Wagner H, Bepler G, Antonia S. Phase II study of first-line sequential chemotherapy with gemcitabine-carboplatin followed by docetaxel in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Oncology-Basel. 2005 Sep;68(4-6):382-390. Pubmedid: 16020967.
  • Rocha C, Chiappori A. Treatment of relapsed small-cell lung cancer--a focus on the evolving role of topotecan. Lung Cancer. 2003 Jun;40(3):229-236. Pubmedid: 12781421.
  • Chiappori A, Rocha-Lima C. New agents in the treatment of small-cell lung cancer: focus on gemcitabine. Clin Lung Cancer. 2003;4:S56-S63. Pubmedid: 14720338.
  • Simon G, Ruckdeschel J, Williams C, Cantor A, Antonia S, Haura E, Rocha C, Chiappori A, Wagner H, Robinson L, Sommers E, Alberts M, Bepler G. Gefitinib (ZD1839) in previously treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: experience from a single institution. Cancer Control. 10(5):388-395. Pubmedid: 14581894.
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