Matthew Gubens, M.D., M.S. is a thoracic oncologist who treats patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma and other thoracic malignancies, including thymoma and thymic carcinoma, which are rare tumors of the mediastinum. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.
His research involves designing clinical trials to study new compounds and treatment strategies in lung cancer. He and his colleagues have a special interest in translational medicine, and are actively working to translate laboratory-based findings to the clinic, especially for patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations, who are often young non-smokers.
Dr. Gubens earned his medical degree at Stanford, completed an internal medicine residency at UCSF and then a medical oncology fellowship at Stanford. He also holds an MS degree in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. Gubens is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, the International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and the American College of Physicians.
Langer CJ, Gadgeel SM, Borghaei H, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Patnaik A, Powell SF, Gentzler RD, Martins RG, Stevenson JP, Jalal SI, Panwalkar A, Yang JC, Gubens M, Sequist LV, Awad MM, Fiore J, Ge Y, Raftopoulos H, Gandhi L. Carboplatin and pemetrexed with or without pembrolizumab for advanced, non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, phase 2 cohort of the open-label KEYNOTE-021 study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Nov; 17(11):1497-1508. View in PubMed
Premasekharan G, Gilbert E, Okimoto RA, Hamirani A, Lindquist KJ, Ngo VT, Roy R, Hough J, Edwards M, Paz R, Foye A, Sood R, Copren KA, Gubens M, Small EJ, Bivona TG, Collisson EA, Friedlander TW, Paris PL. An improved CTC isolation scheme for pairing with downstream genomics: Demonstrating clinical utility in metastatic prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Cancer Lett. 2016 Sep 28; 380(1):144-52. View in PubMed
Chatterjee M, Turner DC, Felip E, Lena H, Cappuzzo F, Horn L, Garon EB, Hui R, Arkenau HT, Gubens MA, Hellmann MD, Dong D, Li C, Mayawala K, Freshwater T, Ahamadi M, Stone J, Lubiniecki GM, Zhang J, Im E, De Alwis DP, Kondic AG, Fløtten Ø. Systematic evaluation of pembrolizumab dosing in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2016 Jul; 27(7):1291-8. View in PubMed
Sanlorenzo M, Vujic I, Daud A, Algazi A, Gubens M, Luna SA, Lin K, Quaglino P, Rappersberger K, Ortiz-Urda S. Pembrolizumab Cutaneous Adverse Events and Their Association With Disease Progression. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Nov 1; 151(11):1206-12. View in PubMed
Magbanua MJ, Pugia M, Lee JS, Jabon M, Wang V, Gubens M, Marfurt K, Pence J, Sidhu H, Uzgiris A, Rugo HS, Park JW. A Novel Strategy for Detection and Enumeration of Circulating Rare Cell Populations in Metastatic Cancer Patients Using Automated Microfluidic Filtration and Multiplex Immunoassay. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0141166. View in PubMed
Pazarentzos E, Giannikopoulos P, Hrustanovic G, St John J, Olivas VR, Gubens MA, Balassanian R, Weissman J, Polkinghorn W, Bivona TG. Oncogenic activation of the PI3-kinase p110ß isoform via the tumor-derived PIK3Cß(D1067V) kinase domain mutation. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 3; 35(9):1198-205. View in PubMed
Gubens MA, Burns M, Perkins SM, Pedro-Salcedo MS, Althouse SK, Loehrer PJ, Wakelee HA. A phase II study of saracatinib (AZD0530), a Src inhibitor, administered orally daily to patients with advanced thymic malignancies. Lung Cancer. 2015 Jul; 89(1):57-60. View in PubMed
Garon EB, Rizvi NA, Hui R, Leighl N, Balmanoukian AS, Eder JP, Patnaik A, Aggarwal C, Gubens M, Horn L, Carcereny E, Ahn MJ, Felip E, Lee JS, Hellmann MD, Hamid O, Goldman JW, Soria JC, Dolled-Filhart M, Rutledge RZ, Zhang J, Lunceford JK, Rangwala R, Lubiniecki GM, Roach C, Emancipator K, Gandhi L. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21; 372(21):2018-28. View in PubMed
Blakely CM, Pazarentzos E, Olivas V, Asthana S, Yan JJ, Tan I, Hrustanovic G, Chan E, Lin L, Neel DS, Newton W, Bobb KL, Fouts TR, Meshulam J, Gubens MA, Jablons DM, Johnson JR, Bandyopadhyay S, Krogan NJ, Bivona TG. NF-?B-activating complex engaged in response to EGFR oncogene inhibition drives tumor cell survival and residual disease in lung cancer. Cell Rep. 2015 Apr 7; 11(1):98-110. View in PubMed
Smith DC, Eisenberg PD, Manikhas G, Chugh R, Gubens MA, Stagg RJ, Kapoun AM, Xu L, Dupont J, Sikic B. A phase I dose escalation and expansion study of the anticancer stem cell agent demcizumab (anti-DLL4) in patients with previously treated solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6295-303. View in PubMed
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