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Benjamin C. Creelan, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Member

Overview


Discipline

    • Thoracic Oncology
    • Immunology

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Medical Oncology

Fellowship:

  • Jefferson Medical College, MD -
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Internal Medicine, Resident - Internal Medicine
  • University of South Florida Moffitt Cancer Center, Fellow - Hematology Oncology
  • University of South Florida, MS - Clinical and Translational Research
Research

Dr. Creelan's research focuses 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.  

Publications

  • Schrock AB, Zhu VW, Hsieh WS, Madison R, Creelan B, Silberberg J, Costin D, Bharne A, Bonta I, Bosemani T, Nikolinakos P, Ross JS, Miller VA, Ali SM, Klempner SJ, Ignatius Ou SH. Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Fusions and BRAF Kinase Fusions are Rare but Actionable Resistance Mechanisms to EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Sep;13(9):1312-1323. Pubmedid: 29883838.
  • Gray JE, Chiappori A, Williams CC, Tanvetyanon T, Haura EB, Creelan BC, Kim J, Boyle TA, Pinder-Schenck M, Khalil F, Altiok S, Devane R, Noyes D, Mediavilla-Varela M, Smilee R, Hopewell EL, Kelley L, Antonia SJ. A phase I/randomized phase II study of GM.CD40L vaccine in combination with CCL21 in patients with advanced lung adenocarcinoma. Cancer Immunol Immun. 2018 Sep. Pubmedid: 30209589.
  • Robinson LA, Tanvetyanon T, Grubbs D, Antonia S, Creelan B, Fontaine J, Toloza E, Keenan R, Dilling T, Stevens CW, Sommers KE, Vrionis F. Reply to Dickhoff et al. from authors of 'Induction chemoradiotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for superior sulcus lung cancer'. Lung Cancer. 2018 Oct;124:322-323. Pubmedid: 30193907.
  • Schrock AB, Welsh A, Chung JH, Pavlick D, Bernicker EH, Creelan BC, Forcier B, Ross JS, Stephens PJ, Ali SM, Dagogo-Jack I, Shaw AT, Li T, Ou SI, Miller VA. Hybrid capture-based genomic profiling of circulating tumor DNA from patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Oct. Pubmedid: 30368012.
  • Hellmann MD, Nathanson T, Rizvi H, Creelan BC, Sanchez-Vega F, Ahuja A, Ni A, Novik JB, Mangarin LMB, Abu-Akeel M, Liu C, Sauter JL, Rekhtman N, Chang E, Callahan MK, Chaft JE, Voss MH, Tenet M, Li XM, Covello K, Renninger A, Vitazka P, Geese WJ, Borghaei H, Rudin CM, Antonia SJ, Swanton C, Hammerbacher J, Merghoub T, McGranahan N, Snyder A, Wolchok JD. Genomic Features of Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Cell. 2018 May;33(5):843-852.e4. Pubmedid: 29657128. Pmcid: PMC5953836.
  • Girotra M, Hansen A, Farooki A, Byun DJ, Min L, Creelan BC, Callahan MK, Atkins MB, Sharon E, Antonia SJ, West P, Gravell AE. The Current Understanding of the Endocrine Effects From Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Recommendations for Management. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2018 Jul;2(3):pky021. Pubmedid: 30057972. Pmcid: PMC6054022.
  • Robinson LA, Tanvetyanon T, Grubbs D, Antonia S, Creelan B, Fontaine J, Toloza E, Keenan R, Dilling T, Stevens CW, Sommers KE, Vrionis F. Induction chemoradiotherapy versus chemotherapy alone for superior sulcus lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2018 Aug;122:206-213. Pubmedid: 30032833.
  • Hicks JK, Boyle T, Albacker LA, Madison R, Frampton G, Creelan BC. Clinical Activity of Crizotinib in Lung Adenocarcinoma Harboring a Rare ZCCHC8-ROS1 Fusion. J Thorac Oncol. 2018 Aug;13(8):e148-e150. Pubmedid: 30049378.
  • Quinn G, Pentz RD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Boyle TA, Schabath MB, Pratt C, Shaffer A, Duarte L, Bowman-Curci M, Antonia S, Chiappori A, Creelan B, Gray JE, Williams C, Haura E. Patient, caregiver and physician perspectives on participating in a thoracic rapid tissue donation program. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 Apr;101(4):703-710. Pubmedid: 29195718. Pmcid: PMC5878993.
  • Waterhouse D, Horn L, Reynolds C, Spigel D, Chandler J, Mekhail T, Mohamed M, Creelan B, Blankstein KB, Nikolinakos P, McCleod MJ, Li A, Oukessou A, Agrawal S, Aanur N. Safety profile of nivolumab administered as 30-min infusion: analysis of data from CheckMate 153. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2018 Apr;81(4):679-686. Pubmedid: 29442139.
  • Smith MA, Licata T, Lakhani A, Varella-Garcia M, Schildhaus HU, Vuaroqueaux V, Halmos B, Borczuk A, Chen YA, Creelan BC, Boyle TA, Haura EB. MET-GRB2 Signaling-Associated Complexes Correlate with Oncogenic MET Signaling and Sensitivity to MET Kinase Inhibitors. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Nov;23(22):7084-7096. Pubmedid: 28855353. Pmcid: PMC5833309.
  • 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(1):54. Pubmedid: 28716137. Pmcid: PMC5514517.
  • Creelan BC, Gabrilovich DI, Gray JE, Williams CC, Tanvetyanon T, Haura EB, Weber JS, Gibney GT, Markowitz J, Proksch JW, Reisman SA, McKee MD, Chin MP, Meyer CJ, Antonia SJ. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of oral omaveloxolone (RTA 408), a synthetic triterpenoid, in a first-in-human trial of patients with advanced solid tumors. Onco Targets Ther. 2017 Aug;10:4239-4250. Pubmedid: 28919776. Pmcid: PMC5587199.
  • 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.
  • Gibbons DL, Chow LQ, Kim DW, Kim SW, Yeh T, Song X, Jiang H, Taylor R, Karakunnel J, Creelan B. 57O Efficacy, safety and tolerability of MEDI4736 (durvalumab [D]), a human IgG1 anti-programmed cell death-ligand-1 (PD-L1) antibody, combined with gefitinib (G): A phase I expansion in TKI-naïve patients (pts) with EGFR mutant NSCLC. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Apr;11(4 Suppl):S79. Pubmedid: 27198414.
  • 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