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Benjamin C. Creelan, MD


Specialty: Medical Oncology
Program: Thoracic Oncology

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Overview

Dr. Creelan earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College.  He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University in the Department of Internal Medicine.  Dr. Creelan then completed a Hematology Oncology Fellowship at the University of South Florida at Moffitt Cancer Center and a Master's Degree in Clinical and Translational Research through the National Institute of Health K30-sponsored SPOR program. Dr. Creelan will focus on translational and clinical research, specifically the development of new immune therapies, for the treatment of lung cancers.  His research efforts aim to more effectively treat these cancers based on new insights into the biology of the disease.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Medical Oncology

Fellowship:

  • University of South Florida Moffitt Cancer Center - Hematology Oncology

Residency:

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Jefferson Medical College - MD
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 18431
A Screening Protocol to Determine Tumor Antigen Expression and HLA Sub-Type for Eligibility Determination for Clinical Trials Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Autologous T Cells Expressing Enhanced TCRs in Subjects with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention:
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18522
A Phase I Dose Escalation Open Label Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of MAGE-A10c796T in Subjects with Stage IIIb or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: MAGE-A10c796T
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18342
A Pilot Open Label Clinical Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Autologous T Cells Expressing Enhanced TCRs Specific for NY-ESO-1 in Subjects with Stage IIIb or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: G-CSF; MESNA; NY-ESO-1c259T; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18938
A Phase 1 Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of MAGE-A3/A6 T Cell Receptor Engineered T Cells (KITE-718) in HLA-DPB1*0401 Positive Subjects with Advanced Cancers
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: Aldesleukin (Interleukin-2); IL-2 (Interleukin-2); Interleukin-2; KITE-718; MESNA; Proleukin (Interleukin-2); cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17985
A Phase 1/2 Study Exploring the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of INCB024360 in Combination With MEDI4736 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: INCB024360 (Epacadostat); MEDI4736 (Durvalumab)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18558
A Phase 1B/2 Open-Label Study to Evaluate Safety, Clinical Activity, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Avelumab (MSB00100718C) in Combination with Other Cancer Immunotherapies in Patients with Advanced Malignancies
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Avelumab; MSB00100718C (Avelumab); PD 0360324; PF-04518600; PF-05082566 (utomilumab)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17773
A Phase 1 Study of the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Escalating Doses of ASG-22CE Given as Monotherapy in Subjects with Metastatic Urothelial Cancer and Other Malignant Solid Tumors that Express Nectin-4
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: ASG-22CE
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17971
Adjuvant Lung Cancer Enrichment Marker Identification and Sequencing Trial (ALCHEMIST)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Not Applicable
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18855
Multicenter, Open-label, Phase 1, Dose-escalation,Cohort-expansion, First-in-Human Study of KHK2455 Administered as Monotherapy and in Combination with Mogamulizumab (KW-0761) in Adult Subjects with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: KHK2455; KW-0761 (Mogamulizumab); Mogamulizumab
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18197
A Phase 2 Study of MM-121 in Combination with Docetaxel or Pemetrexed versus Docetaxel or Pemetrexed Alone in Patients with Heregulin Positive, Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Alimta (Pemetrexed); MM-121; Not Applicable; Pemetrexed; Taxotere (docetaxel); docetaxel
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18503
STARTRK-2: An Open-Label, Multicenter, Global Phase 2 Basket Study of Entrectinib for the Treatment of Patients with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors that Harbor NTRK1/2/3, ROS1, or ALK Gene Rearrangements
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Entrectinib
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17986
Phase 1 Study of Mogamulizumab (KW-0761) in Combination with MEDI4736 (Durvalumab) and Mogamulizumab in Combination with Tremelimumab in Subjects with Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: CP-675,206 (tremelimumab); KW-0761 (Mogamulizumab); MEDI4736 (Durvalumab); Mogamulizumab; Not Applicable; tremelimumab
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18398
Novartis Pharmaceuticals trial entitled: A phase II, multicenter, study of oral cMET inhibitor INC280 in adult patients with EGFR wild-type (wt), advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: INC280 (Capmatinib)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18094
A Phase 2 Study of Transarterial Chemoperfusion Treatment with Cisplatin, Methotrexate and Gemcitabine in Patients with Unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Gemzar (gemcitabine); cisplatin; gemcitabine; methotrexate
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18321
Phase I/Ib trial of single agent PBF-509 and in combination with PDR001 for patients with advanced NSCLC
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: PBF-509; PDR001
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18304
A Phase II Trial of AZD1775 Plus Carboplatin-Paclitaxel in Squamous Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: AZD1775; MK-1775 (AZD1775); Paraplatin (carboplatin); Taxol (paclitaxel); carboplatin; paclitaxel
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18517
A Randomized, Open-Label, Active-Controlled, Phase II Study of Intravenous Anetumab Ravtansine (BAY 94-9343) or Vinorelbine in Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Overexpressing Mesothelin and Progressed on First Line Platinum/Pemetrexed-Based Chemotherapy
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Anetumab Ravtansine (BAY 94-9343); Navelbine (Vinorelbine); Vinorelbine
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17908
Phase II/III Biomarker-Driven Master Protocol for Second Line Therapy of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer (Screening Step)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: 750009 (Rilotumumab); 765338 (AZD4547); 772256 (Palbociclib); AMG102 (Rilotumumab); AZD4547; BMN-673 (Talazoparib); BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Dexamethasone; Erlotinib; GDC-0032 (Taselisib); Ipilimumab; MEDI4736 (Durvalumab); Nivolumab; Palbociclib; Rilotumumab; Talazoparib; Tarceva (Erlotinib); Taxotere (docetaxel); Yervoy (Ipilimumab); docetaxel
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18906
A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of TSR-022, an anti-TIM-3 Monoclonal Antibody, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Nivolumab; TSR-022
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17970
A Randomized Phase III Trial for Surgically Resected Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Crizotinib versus Observation for Patients with Tumors Harboring the Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Fusion Protein
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Crizotinib; Placebo; Xalkori (Crizotinib)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 17969
Randomized Study of Erlotinib vs. Observation in Patients with Completely Resected Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Erlotinib; Placebo; Tarceva (Erlotinib)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18915
A Phase 1 Trial of MLN0128 (TAK-228) in Combination with Osimertinib (AZD9291) in Advanced EGFR Mutation Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) After Progression on a Previous EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: AZD9291 (Osimertinib); MLN0128; Osimertinib; TAK-228 (MLN0128)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18835
Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial of Lurbinectedin (PM01183)/Doxorubicin (DOX) versus Cyclophosphamide (CTX), Doxorubicin (DOX) and Vincristine (VCR) (CAV) or Topotecan as Treatment in Patients with Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Who Failed One Prior Platinum-containing Line (ATLANTIS Trial)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Adriamycin (doxorubicin); PM01183 (lurbinectedin); Topotecan; Vincristine; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); doxorubicin
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18677
XALT3: Phase 3 Randomized Study Comparing X-396 to Crizotinib in Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Crizotinib; X-396 (Ensartinib); Xalkori (Crizotinib)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18393
A Phase 1, Open-Label, Dose Escalation Study of MGA271 in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Patients with B7-H3-Expressing Melanoma, Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck, or Squamous Cell Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: MGA271; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18685
Phase I/II, First-in-Human, Dose-Escalation Study of X-396 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors and Expansion Phase in Patients with ALK+ Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: X-396 (Ensartinib)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18537
A Phase 1b/2 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of a Novel Transforming Growth Factor-B Receptor I Kinase Inhibitor (Galunisertib) Administered in Combination with Anti-PD-1 (Nivolumab) in Advanced Refractory Solid Tumours (Phase 1b) and in Recurrent or Refractory Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer or Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Phase 2)
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Galunisertib; LY2157299 (Galunisertib); Nivolumab
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18871
A Phase II, Open-Label, Multicenter, Single-Arm Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Atezolizumab as Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy in Patients with Stage IB, II, or IIIA Resectable and Untreated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Atezolizumab (Tecentriq)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18537
A Phase 1b/2 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of a Novel Transforming Growth Factor-B Receptor I Kinase Inhibitor (Galunisertib) Administered in Combination with Anti-PD-1 (Nivolumab) in Advanced Refractory Solid Tumours (Phase 1b) and in Recurrent or Refractory Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer or Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Phase 2)
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Galunisertib; LY2157299 (Galunisertib); Nivolumab
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18871
A Phase II, Open-Label, Multicenter, Single-Arm Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Atezolizumab as Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy in Patients with Stage IB, II, or IIIA Resectable and Untreated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Atezolizumab (Tecentriq)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18428
A Randomized Phase II Study of Individualized Combined Modality Therapy for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Crizotinib; Erlotinib; Paraplatin (carboplatin); Tarceva (Erlotinib); Taxol (paclitaxel); Xalkori (Crizotinib); carboplatin; cisplatin; etoposide; paclitaxel
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18758
A Phase 1, Open-Label Dose Escalation Study of PF-04518600 as a Single Agent and in Combination with PF-05082566 in Patients with Selected Locally Advanced or Metastatic Carcinomas
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: PF-04518600; PF-05082566 (utomilumab)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18494
A Phase I/II Study of Pembrolizumab and Vorinostat in Patients with Immune Therapy Naïve and Immune Therapy Pretreated Stage IV NSCLC
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Pembrolizumab (Keytruda); SAHA (Vorinostat); Vorinostat; Zolinza (Vorinostat); suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (Vorinostat)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18561
A Clinical Trial of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) Evaluating Predictive Biomarkers in Subjects with Advanced Solid Tumors (KEYNOTE 158)
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: Not Applicable; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18928
A Phase III, Randomized, Open Label Trial of Nivolumab in combination with Ipilimumab versus Pemetrexed with Cisplatin or Carboplatin as First Line Therapy in unresectable Pleural Mesothelioma
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Alimta (Pemetrexed); BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Paraplatin (carboplatin); Pemetrexed; Yervoy (Ipilimumab); carboplatin; cisplatin
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18923
A Multi-Center Open-Label Phase 1/2 Study of BGB324 in Combination with Erlotinib in Patients with Stage IIIb or Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: BGB324; Erlotinib; Tarceva (Erlotinib)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18844
A Phase 2 Study of Cediranib in Combination with Olaparib in Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: AZD2171 (Cediranib); Cediranib (Recentin); Olaparib (Lynparza)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 19067
A Phase 2 Single-arm Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of CRS-207 with Pembrolizumab in Adults with Previously-Treated Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: CRS-207; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18051
A Phase 1, First-in-Human, Open Label, Dose Escalation Study of MGD007, A Humanized gpA33 x CD3 Dual-Affinity Re-Targeting (DART) Protein in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: MGD007
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18811
Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase 2/3 Study in Subjects with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Low Argininosuccinate Synthetase 1 Expression to Assess ADI-PEG 20 with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin (ATOMIC-Meso Phase 2/3 Study)
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: ADI-PEG 20; Alimta (Pemetrexed); Paraplatin (carboplatin); Pemetrexed; Placebo; carboplatin; cisplatin
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CLINICAL TRIAL 19101
A Phase 1/2a Study of BMS-986205 Administered in Combination with Nivolumab (BMS-936558, anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody) in Advanced Malignant Tumors
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); BMS-986205; Nivolumab
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CLINICAL TRIAL 18914
Consolidative Ipilimumab and Nivolumab with Thoracic Radiotherapy after Platinum Based Chemotherapy for Patients with Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
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If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
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Publications

  • Ahmed KA, Grass GD, Creelan B, Gray J, Kim S, Dilling TJ, Antonia SJ, Perez BA. Tolerability and Safety of Thoracic Radiation and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Among Patients with Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 May;98(1):224. Pubmedid: 28586976.
  • Ahmed KA, Kim S, Arrington J, Naghavi AO, Dilling TJ, Creelan BC, Antonia SJ, Caudell JJ, Harrison LB, Sahebjam S, Gray JE, Etame AB, Johnstone PA, Yu M, Perez BA. Outcomes targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 axis in conjunction with stereotactic radiation for patients with non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases. J Neurooncol. 2017 Jun;133(2):331-338. Pubmedid: 28466250.
  • Carbone DP, Reck M, Paz-Ares L, Creelan B, Horn L, Steins M, Felip E, van den Heuvel MM, Ciuleanu TE, Badin F, Ready N, Hiltermann TJN, Nair S, Juergens R, Peters S, Minenza E, Wrangle JM, Rodriguez-Abreu D, Borghaei H, Blumenschein GR, Villaruz LC, Havel L, Krejci J, Corral Jaime J, Chang H, Geese WJ, Bhagavatheeswaran P, Chen AC, Socinski MA. First-Line Nivolumab in Stage IV or Recurrent Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun;376(25):2415-2426. Pubmedid: 28636851.
  • John S, Antonia SJ, Rose TA, Seifert RP, Centeno BA, Wagner AS, Creelan BC. Progressive hypoventilation due to mixed CD8(+) and CD4(+) lymphocytic polymyositis following tremelimumab - durvalumab treatment. J Immunother Cancer. 2017 Jul;5:54. Pubmedid: 28725427. Pmcid: PMC5514517.
  • John S, Antonia SJ, Rose TA, Seifert RP, Centeno BA, Wagner AS, Creelan BC. Progressive hypoventilation due to mixed CD8(+) and CD4(+) lymphocytic polymyositis following tremelimumab - durvalumab treatment. J Immunother Cancer. 2017 Jul;5(1):54. Pubmedid: 28716137. Pmcid: PMC5514517.
  • Tanvetyanon T, Creelan BC, Antonia SJ. The safety and efficacy of nivolumab in advanced (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2016 Sep;16(9):903-910. Pubmedid: 27488231.
  • Ahmed KA, Creelan BC, Kim S, Dilling TJ, Perez BA. Safety and Tolerability of Extracranial Radiation Therapy and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Among Patients With Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Oct;96(2S):S201. Pubmedid: 27675781.
  • Schabath MB, Welsh EA, Fulp WJ, Chen L, Teer JK, Thompson ZJ, Engel BE, Xie M, Berglund AE, Creelan BC, Antonia SJ, Gray JE, Eschrich SA, Chen DT, Cress WD, Haura EB, Beg AA. Differential association of STK11 and TP53 with KRAS mutation-associated gene expression, proliferation and immune surveillance in lung adenocarcinoma. Oncogene. 2016 Jun;35(24):3209-3216. Pubmedid: 26477306. Pmcid: PMC4837098.
  • Chen L, Kurtyka CA, Welsh EA, Rivera JI, Engel BE, Muñoz-Antonia T, Yoder SJ, Eschrich SA, Creelan BC, Chiappori AA, Gray JE, Ramirez JL, Rosell R, Schabath MB, Haura EB, Chen DT, Cress WD. Early2 factor (E2F) deregulation is a prognostic and predictive biomarker in lung adenocarcinoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec;7(50):82254-82265. Pubmedid: 27756884. Pmcid: PMC5347689.
  • Tchekmedyian N, Gray JE, Creelan BC, Chiappori AA, Beg AA, Soliman H, Perez BA, Antonia SJ. Propelling Immunotherapy Combinations Into the Clinic. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Dec;29(12):990-1002. Pubmedid: 26680224.
  • Creelan BC. Update on immune checkpoint inhibitors in lung cancer. Cancer Control. 2014 Jan;21(1):80-89. Pubmedid: 24357746.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Creelan BC, Antonia S, Bepler G, Garrett TJ, Simon GR, Soliman HH. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity and clinical outcome following induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiation in Stage III non-small cell lung cancer. Oncoimmunology. 2013 Mar;2(3):e23428. Pubmedid: 23802083. Pmcid: PMC3661168.
  • Creelan BC, Antonia SJ. Immunotherapy in lung cancer: "b7-bombers" and other new developments. Sem Resp Crit Care M. 2013 Dec;34(6):810-821. Pubmedid: 24258571.
  • Creelan B, Thomas K, Massis K, Davis RM. Splenic arterial embolization for idiopathic warm auto-immune haemolytic anaemia. Brit J Haematol. 2013 Apr;161(1):2. Pubmedid: 23294152.
  • Creelan B, Ferber A. A fatal case of alemtuzumab-associated interstitial pneumonitis. Am J Ther. 2008 Jan;15(1):82-84. Pubmedid: 18223357.

In the News

Video: Testimonial by lung cancer patient, Marjorie Lovelace

Video: Dr. Creelan Discusses Results of Anti-PD-L1 Antibody in Combination with Gefitinib in NSCLC