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Rutika J. Mehta, MD, MPH


Specialty: Medical Oncology
Program: Gastrointestinal Oncology

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Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center
Overview

Cancer Types Treated: Colorectal Cancer , Esophageal Cancer , Gallbladder Cancer , Liver Cancer , Pancreatic Cancer , Small Intestine Cancer , Stomach (Gastric) Cancer , Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer

Dr. Mehta received her MD degree from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India. She received a Master of Science in Public Health in Epidemiology at St. Louis University School of Public Health at Indiana University, followed by a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at Purdue University, Indianapolis Indiana. Dr. Mehta also completed a one-year Research Fellowship in Pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Translational Genomics Core. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Mehta recently completed a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York. Dr. Mehta’s clinical interests are a spectrum of gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, gastric, hepato-biliary, pancreatic and colorectal cancers, both early stages and advanced stages. Dr. Mehta’s research interests are primarily esophageal/gastric cancers and colon cancer. She is interested in bringing basic research to the clinic by developing innovative clinical trials for patients.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine

Fellowship:

  • University of Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute - Hematology Oncology

Residency:

  • Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai, India - MBBS
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 19693
A Randomized Phase 3 Study of Nivolumab plus Ipilimumab or Nivolumab Combined with Fluorouracil plus Cisplatin versus Fluorouracil plus Cisplatin in Subjects with Unresectable Advanced, Recurrent or Metastatic Previously Untreated Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: 5-fluorouracil; BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Yervoy (Ipilimumab); cisplatin
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19883
Phase 2 Study of ZW25 Plus First-line Combination Chemotherapy in HER2-Expressing Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma (GEA)
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: 5-fluorouracil; Oxaliplatin; ZW25; eloxatin (Oxaliplatin); leucovorin
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19945
A Phase II basket study of the oral selective pan-FGFR inhibitor Debio 1347 in subjects with solid tumors harboring a fusion of FGFR1, FGFR2 or FGFR3 "The FUZE Clinical Trial"
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: Debio 1347
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 20019
Ramucirumab Plus Irinotecan in Patients with Previously Treated Advanced Gastric or Gastro-Esophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: CPT-11 (irinotecan); Camptosar (irinotecan); IMC-1121B (Ramucirumab); Ramucirumab; irinotecan
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18646
Phase I Study of Pre-operative Capecitabine and Lenvatinib with External Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: E7080 (Lenvatinib); Lenvatinib (Lenvima); Xeloda (capecitabine); capecitabine
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19112
DART: Dual Anti-CTLA-4 and Anti-PD-1 Blockade in Rare Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19302
A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of TSR-033, an anti-LAG-3 Monoclonal Antibody, alone and in combination with an anti-PD-1 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: Not Applicable; TSR-033; TSR-042
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19091
A Phase I/II Study of Pembrolizumab in Combination with Ibrutinib for Advanced, Refractory Colorectal Cancers
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: 748645 (Ibrutinib); Ibrutinib (Imbruvica); PCI-32765 (Ibrutinib); Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19384
A Phase 1b Multi-cohort Study of the Combination of Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) plus Binimetinib alone or the Combination of Pembrolizumab plus Chemotherapy with or without Binimetinib in Participants with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (KEYNOTE-651)
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: Binimetinib; FOLFIRI; FOLFOX; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19460
An Open-Label, Dose Escalation, Phase 1, First-in-Human Study of TAK-164, an Antibody-Drug Conjugate, in Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers Expressing Guanylyl Cyclase C
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: TAK-164
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19594
A Multicenter, Non-Randomized, Open-label Dose Escalation Phase Ib Study of Regorafenib in Combination with Pembrolizumab in Patients with Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) with No Prior Systemic Therapy.
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19462
An Open-Label, First-in-Human, Dose-Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Maximum Tolerated Dose and / or Recommended Phase II Dose of the ATR Inhibitor BAY 1895344 in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors and Lymphomas
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: Bay 1895344
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19746
A Multicenter, Open-Label, Dose Escalation Phase I Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of the DNA-PK Inhibitor M3814 in Combination with Avelumab with and without Palliative Radiotherapy in Participants with Selected Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Thoracic
Intervention: Avelumab; M3814; MSB00100718C (Avelumab)
Open

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; TSR-033; TSR-042
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19682
A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind Study of Adjuvant Nivolumab versus Placebo for Participants with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Are at High Risk of Recurrence after Curative Hepatic Resection or Ablation
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Nivolumab; Placebo
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19109
A Phase 1/2, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of the Combination of NKTR-214 and Nivolumab or the Combination of NKTR-214, Nivolumab and Other Anti-Cancer Therapies in Patients with Select Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: Alimta (Pemetrexed); BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Eribulin Mesylate; NKTR-214; Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane); Nivolumab; Paraplatin (carboplatin); Pemetrexed; Taxol (paclitaxel); carboplatin; cisplatin; paclitaxel
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19820
A Phase 1 Study Exploring the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics,and Pharmacodynamics of INCB086550 in Participants With Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: INCB086550
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19935
A Phase II, Multicenter, Open-label Study to Investigate the Clinical Efficacy of M7824 Monotherapy in Participants With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Biliary Tract Cancer Who Fail or are Intolerant to First-line Platinum-Based Chemotherapy
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: M7824
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19602
A Phase 1b (Open-Label)/Phase 2 (Randomized,Double-Blinded) Study Evaluating Nab-Paclitaxel and Gemcitabine With or Without Olaratumab in the Treatment of First-Line Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: Gemzar (gemcitabine); Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane); Olaratumab; Placebo; gemcitabine
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19581
Phase I study of Regorafenib and Nivolumab in Mismatch Repair (MMR) Proficient Advanced Refractory Colorectal Cancer
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention: BAY 73-4506 (Regorafenib); BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Nivolumab; Regorafenib (Stivarga)
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
813-745-6100 or toll-free 1-800-679-0775.

Publications

  • Mehta R, Almhanna K. Predictive markers in gastric cancer immunotherapy treatment-are we there yet?. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;4:4. Pubmedid: 30854491. Pmcid: PMC6378244.
  • Mehta R, Shah A, Almhanna K. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of patients with recurrent locally advanced or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancer: an evidence-based review of place in therapy. Onco Targets Ther. 2018 Oct;11:6525-6537. Pubmedid: 30323626. Pmcid: PMC6177372.
  • Jasra S, Opyrchal M, Norton L, Mehta R. A Rare Case of S310F Somatic ERBB2 Mutation in a HER2-Nonamplified Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 Feb;17(1):e37-e41. Pubmedid: 27665021.
  • Miller K, Mehta R, Abraham J, Opneja A, Jain RK. Patterns of Long-term Cancer Survivorship Care in a National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Am J Clin Oncol. 2017 Dec;40(6):639-643. Pubmedid: 26359697.
  • Miller KD, Pandey M, Jain R, Mehta R. Cancer Survivorship and Models of Survivorship Care: A Review. Am J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec;38(6):627-633. Pubmedid: 25635609.
  • Gökmen-Polar Y, Goswami CP, Toroni RA, Sanders KL, Mehta R, Sirimalle U, Tanasa B, Shen C, Li L, Ivan M, Badve S, Sledge GW. Gene Expression Analysis Reveals Distinct Pathways of Resistance to Bevacizumab in Xenograft Models of Human ER-Positive Breast Cancer. J Cancer. 2014 Aug;5(8):633-645. Pubmedid: 25157274. Pmcid: PMC4142325.
  • Vladislav T, Jain RK, Alvarez R, Mehta RJ, Gökmen-Polar Y, Kesler KA, Henley JD, Loehrer PJ, Badve S. Extrathoracic metastases of thymic origin: a review of 35 cases. Mod Pathol. 2012 Mar;25(3):370-377. Pubmedid: 22080058.
  • Mehta RJ, Jain RK, Leung S, Choo J, Nielsen T, Huntsman D, Nakshatri H, Badve S. FOXA1 is an independent prognostic marker for ER-positive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Feb;131(3):881-890. Pubmedid: 21503684.
  • Gökmen-Polar Y, Liu Y, Toroni RA, Sanders KL, Mehta R, Badve S, Rommel C, Sledge GW. Investigational drug MLN0128, a novel TORC1/2 inhibitor, demonstrates potent oral antitumor activity in human breast cancer xenograft models. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Dec;136(3):673-682. Pubmedid: 23085766.
  • Mehta R, Jain RK, Badve S. Personalized medicine: the road ahead. Clin Breast Cancer. 2011 Mar;11(1):20-26. Pubmedid: 21421518.
  • Patel JB, Appaiah HN, Burnett RM, Bhat-Nakshatri P, Wang G, Mehta R, Badve S, Thomson MJ, Hammond S, Steeg P, Liu Y, Nakshatri H. Control of EVI-1 oncogene expression in metastatic breast cancer cells through microRNA miR-22. Oncogene. 2011 Mar;30(11):1290-1301. Pubmedid: 21057539.
  • Jain RK, Mehta R, Dimitrov R, Larsson LG, Musto PM, Hodges KB, Ulbright TM, Hattab EM, Agaram N, Idrees MT, Badve S. Atypical ductal hyperplasia: interobserver and intraobserver variability. Mod Pathol. 2011 Jul;24(7):917-923. Pubmedid: 21532546.
  • Johnson EO, Chang KH, de Pablo Y, Ghosh S, Mehta R, Badve S, Shah K. PHLDA1 is a crucial negative regulator and effector of Aurora A kinase in breast cancer. J Cell Sci. 2011 Aug;124(Pt 16):2711-2722. Pubmedid: 21807936.
  • Jain RK, Mehta RJ, Nakshatri H, Idrees MT, Badve SS. High-level expression of forkhead-box protein A1 in metastatic prostate cancer. Histopathology. 2011 Apr;58(5):766-772. Pubmedid: 21401706.
  • Appaiah H, Bhat-Nakshatri P, Mehta R, Thorat M, Badve S, Nakshatri H. ITF2 is a target of CXCR4 in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells and is associated with reduced survival in estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer. Cancer Biol Ther. 2010 Sep;10(6):600-614. Pubmedid: 20603605. Pmcid: PMC3040950.
  • McCune K, Mehta R, Thorat MA, Badve S, Nakshatri H. Loss of ERα and FOXA1 expression in a progression model of luminal type breast cancer: insights from PyMT transgenic mouse model. Oncol Rep. 2010 Nov;24(5):1233-1239. Pubmedid: 20878115. Pmcid: PMC2948410.
  • Gökmen-Polar Y, Mehta R, Tuzmen S, Mousses S, Thorat MA, Sanders KL, Turbin D, Leung S, Huntsman DG, Sledge GW, Badve S. Differential subcellular expression of protein kinase C betaII in breast cancer: correlation with breast cancer subtypes. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Nov;124(2):327-335. Pubmedid: 20099025.
  • Geyer FC, Lambros MB, Natrajan R, Mehta R, Mackay A, Savage K, Parry S, Ashworth A, Badve S, Reis-Filho JS. Genomic and immunohistochemical analysis of adenosquamous carcinoma of the breast. Mod Pathol. 2010 Jul;23(7):951-960. Pubmedid: 20453835.
  • Jain RK, Mehta RJ, Henley JD, Kesler KA, Loehrer PJ, Badve S. WHO types A and AB thymomas: not always benign. Mod Pathol. 2010 Dec;23(12):1641-1649. Pubmedid: 20834239.
  • Jain RK, Mehta R, Badve S. Conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma due to ocular prostheses: a case report and review of literature. Pathol Oncol Res. 2010 Dec;16(4):609-612. Pubmedid: 20376710.
  • Mehta R, Jain RK, Sneige N, Badve S, Resetkova E. Expression of high-molecular-weight cytokeratin (34betaE12) is an independent predictor of disease-free survival in patients with triple-negative tumours of the breast. J Clin Pathol. 2010 Aug;63(8):744-747. Pubmedid: 20702478.
  • Resetkova E, Reis-Filho JS, Jain RK, Mehta R, Thorat MA, Nakshatri H, Badve S. Prognostic impact of ALDH1 in breast cancer: a story of stem cells and tumor microenvironment. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Aug;123(1):97-108. Pubmedid: 19911270.