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Heather Sook Han, MD


Specialty: Medical Oncology
Program: Breast Oncology

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Overview

Dr. Heather Han is the Research Director and medical oncologist in the Moffitt Cancer Center Department of Breast Oncology. She is dedicated to helping find a cure for the millions of women whose lives have been affected by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr. Han finds that Moffitt Cancer Center offers a unique health care environment in that outstanding physicians in every discipline work together for a common cause in the battle against cancer.  She believes that the future of cancer is to provide personalized treatment for every patient.  Moffitt’s Total Cancer Care initiative is making great strides toward this goal. Dr. Han is currently researching outcomes among breast cancer patients of different nationalities, including Asian, African American, Hispanic and Caucasian, to determine whether race may have an impact on disparities in chemotherapy toxicity.  She is also a principal investigator for phase one and phase two clinical trials evaluating novel targeted breast cancer therapies designed to improve prognosis, reduce side-effects and improve quality of life.  Dr. Han enjoys the opportunity to participate in Moffitt’s medical oncology fellowship program, serving as an instructor and mentor for the outstanding medical oncologists of the future.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Fellowship:

  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Hematology/Oncology

Residency:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Seoul University College of Medicine - MD
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 17835
A Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Carboplatin and Paclitaxel With or Without the PARP Inhibitor Veliparib (ABT-888) in HER2-Negative Metastatic or Locally Advanced Unresectable BRCA-Associated Breast Cancer
Condition: Breast
Intervention: Not Applicable; Paraplatin (carboplatin); Placebo; Taxol (paclitaxel); Veliparib (ABT-888); carboplatin; paclitaxel
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18649
A Randomized Multicenter Phase II Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of Two Doses of Vaccination with Folate Receptor Alpha Peptides with GM-CSF in Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Defined as Primary Tumor that is Her2-neu Negative and Low (< 10%) ER/PR Nuclear Staining.
Condition: Breast
Intervention: FR alpha peptide vaccine; GM-CSF; Leukine (GM-CSF); cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); sargramostatin (GM-CSF)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18810
Phase 1b Study To Assess The Safety, Tolerability, and Clinical Activity of Gedatolisib in Combination with Palbociclib and Either Letrozole Or Fulvestrant in Women with Metastatic or Locally Advanced/Recurrent Breast Cancer (Mbc)
Condition: Breast
Intervention: 772256 (Palbociclib); Faslodex (fulvestrant); Femara (Letrozole); Gedatolisib; Letrozole; PF-05212384 (Gedatolisib); Palbociclib; fulvestrant
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18862
A Phase 1, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of SGN-LIV1A in Patients with LIV-1-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
Condition: Breast
Intervention: Herceptin (Trastuzumab); SGN-LIV1A; Trastuzumab; rhuMAb HER2 (Trastuzumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17268
I-SPY 2 TRIAL (Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular Analysis 2)
Condition: Breast
Intervention: AMG 386; Adriamycin (doxorubicin); BMN-673 (Talazoparib); CPT-11 (irinotecan); Camptosar (irinotecan); Ganetespib (STA-9090); Ganitumab; Herceptin (Trastuzumab); MK-2206; Not Applicable; PLX3397; Patritumab; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda); Pertuzumab; T-DM1; Talazoparib; Taxol (paclitaxel); Trastuzumab; U3-1287 (Patritumab); cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); doxorubicin; irinotecan; paclitaxel; rhuMAb HER2 (Trastuzumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18205
A Study in Patients Treated with MM-398 to Determine Tumor Drug Levels and to Evaluate the Feasibility of Ferumoxytol Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Measure Tumor Associated Macrophages and to Predict Patient Response to Treatment
Condition: Breast
Intervention: Ferumoxytol; MM-398
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18977
Phase 2 Study of the Safety, Efficacy, and Pharmacokinetics of G1T28 in Patients with Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer Receiving Gemcitabine and Carboplatin Chemotherapy
Condition: Breast
Intervention: G1T28 (Trilaciclib); Gemzar (gemcitabine); Paraplatin (carboplatin); Trilaciclib; carboplatin; gemcitabine
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19114
Phase 1/2 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of Nivolumab Combined with Daratumumab in Participants with Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Daratumumab; Nivolumab
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18356
A Randomized Phase III Trial Comparing Axillary Lymph Node Dissection to Axillary Radiation in Breast Cancer Patients who have Positive Sentinel Lymph Node Disease After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Condition: Breast
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18386
A Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating Post-Mastectomy Chestwall and Regional Nodal XRT and Post-Lumpectomy Regional Nodal XRT in Patients with Positive Axillary Nodes Before Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Who Convert to Pathologically Negative Axillary Nodes After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
Condition: Breast
Intervention: Not Applicable
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17690
A Phase I Trial of Single Agent Trametinib (GSK1120212) in Advanced Cancer Patients with Hepatic Dysfunction
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: GSK1120212 (Trametinib); Trametinib
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18825
A Phase 1b, First-in-Human, Dose Escalation and Expansion Study of XMT-1522 in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer and Other Advanced Tumors Expressing HER2
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: XMT-1522
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18093
A Phase 2 Study of Abemaciclib in Patients with Brain Metastases Secondary to Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Condition: Neurologic Oncology
Intervention: Abemaciclib; LY2835219 (Abemaciclib)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18093
A Phase 2 Study of Abemaciclib in Patients with Brain Metastases Secondary to Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Condition: Neurologic Oncology
Intervention: Abemaciclib; LY2835219 (Abemaciclib)
Open

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
Open

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
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18079
Combination Immunotherapy with Herceptin and the HER2 Vaccine E75 in Low and Intermediate HER2-expressing Breast Cancer Patients to Prevent Recurrence
Condition: Breast
Intervention: E75; GM-CSF; Herceptin (Trastuzumab); Leukine (GM-CSF); Placebo; sargramostatin (GM-CSF)
Open

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)
Open

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)
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488).

Publications

  • Chow LW, Biganzoli L, Leo AD, Kuroi K, Han HS, Patel J, Huang CS, Lu YS, Zhu L, Chow CY, Loo WT, Glück S, Toi M. Toxicity profile differences of adjuvant docetaxel/cyclophosphamide (TC) between Asian and Caucasian breast cancer patients. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2017 Mar. Pubmedid: 28371190.
  • Isakoff SJ, Puhalla S, Domchek SM, Friedlander M, Kaufman B, Robson M, Telli ML, Diéras V, Han HS, Garber JE, Johnson EF, Maag D, Qin Q, Giranda VL, Shepherd SP. A randomized Phase II study of veliparib with temozolomide or carboplatin/paclitaxel versus placebo with carboplatin/paclitaxel in BRCA1/2 metastatic breast cancer: design and rationale. Future Oncol. 2017 Feb;13(4):307-320. Pubmedid: 27739325.
  • Soliman HH, Minton SE, Han HS, Ismail-Khan R, Neuger A, Khambati F, Noyes D, Lush R, Chiappori AA, Roberts JD, Link C, Vahanian NN, Mautino M, Streicher H, Sullivan DM, Antonia SJ. A phase I study of indoximod in patients with advanced malignancies. Oncotarget. 2016 Apr;7(16):22928-22938. Pubmedid: 27008709. Pmcid: PMC5008412.
  • Rosa M, Han HS, Ismail-Khan R, Allam-Nandyala P, Bui MM. Beta-catenin Expression Patterns in Matched Pre- and Post-Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy-Resistant Breast Cancer. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2015 Jan;45(1):10-16. Pubmedid: 25696004.
  • Malo TL, Lipkus I, Wilson T, Han HS, Acs G, Vadaparampil ST. Treatment Choices Based on OncotypeDx in the Breast Oncology Care Setting. J Cancer Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;2012:941495. Pubmedid: 22927848. Pmcid: PMC3425834.
  • Han HS, Reis IM, Zhao W, Kuroi K, Toi M, Suzuki E, Syme R, Chow L, Yip AY, Glück S. Racial differences in acute toxicities of neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2011 Nov;47(17):2537-2545. Pubmedid: 21741825.
  • Lee MC, Gray J, Han HS, Plosker S. Fertility and reproductive considerations in premenopausal patients with breast cancer. Cancer Control. 2010 Jul;17(3):162-172. Pubmedid: 20664513.
  • Biagioli MC, Harvey M, Roman E, Raez LE, Wolfson AH, Mutyala S, Han HS, Markoe A. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy for previously irradiated, recurrent head and neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Nov;69(4):1067-1073. Pubmedid: 17967302.
  • Han H, Rybicki L, Thiel K, Kalaycio M, Sobecks R, Advani A, Brown S, Sekeres M. White blood cell count nadir following remission induction chemotherapy is predictive of outcome in older adults with acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2007 Aug;48(8):1561-1568. Pubmedid: 17701588.
  • Hirasawa K, Jun HS, Han HS, Zhang ML, Hollenberg MD, Yoon JW. Prevention of encephalomyocarditis virus-induced diabetes in mice by inhibition of the tyrosine kinase signaling pathway and subsequent suppression of nitric oxide production in macrophages. J Virol. 1999 Oct;73(10):8541-8548. Pubmedid: 10482607. Pmcid: PMC112874.