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Zeynep Eroglu, MD


Specialty: Medical Oncology
Program: Cutaneous Oncology

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Overview

Dr. Eroglu is a medical oncologist in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Her clinical focus is on treating patients with advanced melanoma and other skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma, and participating in clinical trials. Dr. Eroglu’s research interests are translational and clinical research in targeted therapies and combination immunotherapeutics for melanoma and other skin cancers, along with development of personalized treatment strategies and biomarkers for patients with melanoma. 

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Medical Oncology

Fellowship:

  • City of Hope/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - Hematology/Oncology

Residency:

  • University of California, Irvine - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine - MD
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 18916
A Phase 2 Study of Ibrutinib (PCI-32765) in Refractory Distant Metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma: Correlation of Biomarkers with Response and Resistance
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: 748645 (Ibrutinib); Ibrutinib (Imbruvica); PCI-32765 (Ibrutinib)
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-042
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18975
A Phase 2 Study of REGN2810, a Fully Human Monoclonal Antibody to Programmed Death-1, in Patients with Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma who Experienced Progression of Disease on Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor Therapy, or were Intolerant of Prior Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor Therapy
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: REGN2810
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18597
Phase I Study of Escalating Doses of XL888 with Vemurafenib plus Cobimetinib for Patients with Unresectable BRAF Mutated Stage III/IV Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: Cobimetinib; RO5185426 (Vemurafenib); Vemurafenib (Zelboraf); XL888
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19310
A Phase III, Open-Label, Multicenter,Two-Arm, Randomized Study To Investigate The Efficacy And Safety Of Cobimetinib Plus Atezolizumab Versus Pembrolizumab In Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced Brafv600 Wild-Type Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: Atezolizumab (Tecentriq); Cobimetinib; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17937
A Phase 1/2 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of the Safety and Tolerability of Urelumab Administered in Combination with Nivolumab in Advanced /Metastatic Solid Tumors and B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Nivolumab; Not Applicable; Urelumab
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18345
A Phase 1 Trial of MK-3475 Plus Ziv-Aflibercept in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: MK-3475 (Keytruda); Ziv-aflibercept
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18309
A Phase 2, Multicenter, Single-arm Study to Assess the Safety, Feasibility, and Efficacy of Cell Transfer Therapy Using Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (LN-144) Followed by IL-2 for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: Aldesleukin (Interleukin-2); IL-2 (Interleukin-2); Interleukin-2; Proleukin (Interleukin-2); TIL
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18569
A Randomized, Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Melphalan/HDS Treatment in Patients with Hepatic-Dominant Ocular Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); DTIC (Dacarbazine); Dacarbazine; Ipilimumab; Melphalan; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda); Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17974
An Open-Label, Multicenter, Dose-Escalation, Phase 1b/2 Study of the Safety, Efficacy, Pharmacodynamics, and Pharmacokinetics of RTA 408 in Combination With Ipilimumab or Nivolumab in the Treatment of Patients With Unresectable or Metastatic Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; RTA 408; Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18837
An Open-Label Study of Rovalpituzumab Tesirine in Subjects with Delta-Like Protein 3-Expressing Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: Dexamethasone; Rovalpituzumab Tesirine
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18874
A Phase 1b/2 Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of HBI-8000 in Combination with Nivolumab in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors Including Melanoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); HBI-8000 (chidamide); Nivolumab
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 18832
A Platform Study Exploring the Safety, Tolerability, Effect on the Tumor Microenvironment, and Efficacy of INCB Combinations in Advanced Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: Epacadostat; INCB024360 (Epacadostat); INCB039110; INCB050465
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18527
Non-Comparative, Open-Label, Multiple Cohort, Phase 1/2 Study of Nivolumab Monotherpay and Nivolumab Combination Therapy in Subjects with Virus-Positive and Virus-Negative Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Not Applicable; Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18527
Non-Comparative, Open-Label, Multiple Cohort, Phase 1/2 Study of Nivolumab Monotherpay and Nivolumab Combination Therapy in Subjects with Virus-Positive and Virus-Negative Solid Tumors
Condition: Multiple
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Not Applicable; Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18786
A Phase 2, Randomized, Multi-institutional Study of Nivolumab and Ipilimumab versus Nivolumab, Ipilimumab and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Ipilimumab; Nivolumab; Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18989
A Phase 1b/2 Study of PV-10 Intralesional Injection in Combination with Systemic Immune Checkpoint Inhibition for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: PV-10; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18377
A Pilot Clinical Trial Combining PD-1 Blockade, CD137 Agonism and Adoptive Cell Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: Aldesleukin (Interleukin-2); BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); IL-2 (Interleukin-2); Interleukin-2; Nivolumab; Proleukin (Interleukin-2); TIL
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18933
Phase II Study of Pembrolizumab and Ipilimumab Following Initial Anti-PD1/L1 Antibody
Condition: Cutaneous
Intervention: Ipilimumab; Pembrolizumab (Keytruda); Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
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 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 19109
A Phase 1/2, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose Escalation and Dose Expansion Study of NKTR-214 and Nivolumab in Patients with Select Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies
Condition: Genitourinary
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); NKTR-214; Nivolumab
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
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Publications

  • Long GV, Eroglu Z, Infante J, Patel S, Daud A, Johnson DB, Gonzalez R, Kefford R, Hamid O, Schuchter L, Cebon J, Sharfman W, McWilliams R, Sznol M, Redhu S, Gasal E, Mookerjee B, Weber J, Flaherty KT. Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With BRAF V600-Mutant Metastatic Melanoma Who Received Dabrafenib Combined With Trametinib. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Oct. Pubmedid: 28991513.
  • Pollack MH, Betof A, Dearden H, Rapazzo K, Valentine I, Brohl AS, Ancell KK, Long GV, Menzies AM, Eroglu Z, Johnson DB, Shoushtari AN. Safety of resuming anti-PD-1 in patients with immune-related adverse events (irAEs) during combined anti-CTLA-4 and anti-PD1 in metastatic melanoma. Ann Oncol. 2017 Oct. Pubmedid: 29045547.
  • Verduzco D, Kuenzi BM, Kinose F, Sondak VK, Eroglu Z, Rix U, Smalley KSM. Ceritinib enhances the efficacy of trametinib in BRAF/NRAS-wild type melanoma cell lines. Mol Cancer Ther. 2017 Nov. Pubmedid: 29133622.
  • Wang DY, Eroglu Z, Ozgun A, Leger PD, Zhao S, Ye F, Luke JJ, Joseph RW, Haq R, Ott PA, Hodi FS, Sosman J, Johnson DB, Buchbinder EL. Clinical Features of Acquired Resistance to Anti-PD-1 Therapy in Advanced Melanoma. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 May;5(5):357-362. Pubmedid: 28396509. Pmcid: PMC5502536.
  • Shiuan E, Beckermann KE, Ozgun A, Kelly C, McKean M, McQuade J, Thompson MA, Puzanov I, Greer JP, Rapisuwon S, Postow M, Davies MA, Eroglu Z, Johnson D. Thrombocytopenia in patients with melanoma receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy. J Immunother Cancer. 2017 Feb;5:8. Pubmedid: 28239462. Pmcid: PMC5319013.
  • Zimmer L, Apuri S, Eroglu Z, Kottschade LA, Forschner A, Gutzmer R, Schlaak M, Heinzerling L, Krackhardt AM, Loquai C, Markovic SN, Joseph RW, Markey K, Utikal JS, Weishaupt C, Goldinger SM, Sondak VK, Zager JS, Schadendorf D, Khushalani NI. Ipilimumab alone or in combination with nivolumab after progression on anti-PD-1 therapy in advanced melanoma. Eur J Cancer. 2017 Apr;75:47-55. Pubmedid: 28214657.
  • Kaur A, Webster MR, Marchbank K, Behera R, Ndoye A, Kugel CH, Dang VM, Appleton J, O'Connell MP, Cheng P, Valiga AA, Morissette R, McDonnell NB, Ferrucci L, Kossenkov AV, Meeth K, Tang HY, Yin X, Wood WH, Lehrmann E, Becker KG, Flaherty KT, Frederick DT, Wargo JA, Cooper ZA, Tetzlaff MT, Hudgens C, Aird KM, Zhang R, Xu X, Liu Q, Bartlett E, Karakousis G, Eroglu Z, Lo RS, Chan M, Menzies AM, Long GV, Johnson DB, Sosman J, Schilling B, Schadendorf D, Speicher DW, Bosenberg M, Ribas A, Weeraratna AT. Corrigendum: sFRP2 in the aged microenvironment drives melanoma metastasis and therapy resistance. Nature. 2016 Sep;537(7619):254. Pubmedid: 27383789.
  • Kanz BA, Pollack MH, Johnpulle R, Puzanov I, Horn L, Morgans A, Sosman JA, Rapisuwon S, Conry RM, Eroglu Z, Johnson DB. Safety and efficacy of anti-PD-1 in patients with baseline cardiac, renal, or hepatic dysfunction. J Immunother Cancer. 2016 Oct;4:60. Pubmedid: 27777770. Pmcid: PMC5067899.
  • Algazi AP, Tsai KK, Shoushtari AN, Munhoz RR, Eroglu Z, Piulats JM, Ott PA, Johnson DB, Hwang J, Daud AI, Sosman JA, Carvajal RD, Chmielowski B, Postow MA, Weber JS, Sullivan RJ. Clinical outcomes in metastatic uveal melanoma treated with PD-1 and PD-L1 antibodies. Cancer. 2016 Nov;122(21):3344-3353. Pubmedid: 27533448.
  • Shoushtari AN, Munhoz RR, Kuk D, Ott PA, Johnson DB, Tsai KK, Rapisuwon S, Eroglu Z, Sullivan RJ, Luke JJ, Gangadhar TC, Salama AK, Clark V, Burias C, Puzanov I, Atkins MB, Algazi AP, Ribas A, Wolchok JD, Postow MA. The efficacy of anti-PD-1 agents in acral and mucosal melanoma. Cancer. 2016 Nov;122(21):3354-3362. Pubmedid: 27533633. Pmcid: PMC5134420.
  • Eroglu Z, Smalley KS, Sondak VK. Improving patient outcomes to targeted therapies in melanoma. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2016 Jun;16(6):633-641. Pubmedid: 27137746.
  • Johnson DB, Roszik J, Shoushtari AN, Eroglu Z, Balko J, Higham C, Puzanov I, Patel SP, Sosman JA, Woodman SE. Comparative analysis of the GNAQ, GNA11, SF3B1, and EIF1AX driver mutations in melanoma and across the cancer spectrum. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 Jul;29(4):470-473. Pubmedid: 27089234. Pmcid: PMC5678944.
  • Eroglu Z, Ribas A. Combination therapy with BRAF and MEK inhibitors for melanoma: latest evidence and place in therapy. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2016 Jan;8(1):48-56. Pubmedid: 26753005. Pmcid: PMC4699264.
  • Brohl AS, Khushalani NI, Eroglu Z, Markowitz J, Thapa R, Chen YA, Kudchadkar R, Weber JS. A phase IB study of ipilimumab with peginterferon alfa-2b in patients with unresectable melanoma. J Immunother Cancer. 2016 Dec;4:85. Pubmedid: 28031816. Pmcid: PMC5170897.
  • Kaur A, Webster MR, Marchbank K, Behera R, Ndoye A, Kugel CH, Dang VM, Appleton J, O'Connell MP, Cheng P, Valiga AA, Morissette R, McDonnell NB, Ferrucci L, Kossenkov AV, Meeth K, Tang HY, Yin X, Wood WH, Lehrmann E, Becker KG, Flaherty KT, Frederick DT, Wargo JA, Cooper ZA, Tetzlaff MT, Hudgens C, Aird KM, Zhang R, Xu X, Liu Q, Bartlett E, Karakousis G, Eroglu Z, Lo RS, Chan M, Menzies AM, Long GV, Johnson DB, Sosman J, Schilling B, Schadendorf D, Speicher DW, Bosenberg M, Ribas A, Weeraratna AT. sFRP2 in the aged microenvironment drives melanoma metastasis and therapy resistance. Nature. 2016 Apr;532(7598):250-254. Pubmedid: 27042933. Pmcid: PMC4833579.
  • Smalley KS, Eroglu Z, Sondak VK. Combination Therapies for Melanoma: A New Standard of Care?. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Apr;17(2):99-105. Pubmedid: 26860106. Pmcid: PMC4805442.
  • Eroglu Z, Kim DW, Wang X, Camacho LH, Chmielowski B, Seja E, Villanueva A, Ruchalski K, Glaspy JA, Kim KB, Hwu WJ, Ribas A. Long term survival with cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 blockade using tremelimumab. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Nov;51(17):2689-2697. Pubmedid: 26364516. Pmcid: PMC4821004.
  • Johnson DB, Menzies AM, Zimmer L, Eroglu Z, Ye F, Zhao S, Rizos H, Sucker A, Scolyer RA, Gutzmer R, Gogas H, Kefford RF, Thompson JF, Becker JC, Berking C, Egberts F, Loquai C, Goldinger SM, Pupo GM, Hugo W, Kong X, Garraway LA, Sosman JA, Ribas A, Lo RS, Long GV, Schadendorf D. Acquired BRAF inhibitor resistance: A multicenter meta-analysis of the spectrum and frequencies, clinical behaviour, and phenotypic associations of resistance mechanisms. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Dec;51(18):2792-2799. Pubmedid: 26608120. Pmcid: PMC4666799.
  • Eroglu Z, Tagawa T, Somlo G. Human epidermal growth factor receptor family-targeted therapies in the treatment of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. Oncologist. 2014 Feb;19(2):135-150. Pubmedid: 24436312. Pmcid: PMC3926785.
  • Yadav S, Sehrawat A, Eroglu Z, Somlo G, Hickey R, Yadav S, Liu X, Awasthi YC, Awasthi S. Role of SMC1 in overcoming drug resistance in triple negative breast cancer. PLoS One. 2013 May;8(5):e64338. Pubmedid: 23717600. Pmcid: PMC3661439.
  • Eroglu Z, Fruehauf JP. A phase II study of gemcitabine and oxaliplatin in advanced transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2013 Jul;72(1):263-267. Pubmedid: 23636451.
  • Eroglu Z, Fielder O, Somlo G. Analysis of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2013 Aug;11(8):977-985. Pubmedid: 23946176. Pmcid: PMC4159355.
  • Eroglu Z, Kong KM, Jakowatz JG, Samlowski W, Fruehauf JP. Phase II clinical trial evaluating docetaxel, vinorelbine and GM-CSF in stage IV melanoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Oct;68(4):1081-1087. Pubmedid: 21769667. Pmcid: PMC3180631.