Gregory Otterson A MD

Gregory Otterson A MD
ProfessorCollege of
B450 Starling Loving Hall 320 W 10th Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-293-9424Fax: (614) 293-4372
  • Administrative
  • Translational Therapeutics

General Research Interest

Experimental Therapeutics of Thoracic Malignancies, Epigenetics of Thoracic Malignancies (including microRNA)

Research Description

Dr. Otterson is broadly interested in improving the care and understanding of thoracic malignancies (adenocarcinoma, squamous carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, never-smoking adenocarcinoma, small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic cancers).  His research centers around the genetic and epigenetic changes in lung cancers, particularly microRNAs.  Therapeutically, he is interested in understanding how better to target specific therapies to specific patients – i.e. understanding which patients will respond to which therapeutic maneuvers

Transinstitutional Work

Dr. Otterson has active collaborations within OSU, including in the Division of Cancer Genetics (Carlo Croce), the School of Public Health (Mary Ellen Wewers and Amy Ferketich), and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Patrick Nana-Sinkam).  Outside of OSU, he works with investigators at the University of Minnesota, and also actively works with the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, having been National Principal Investigator on three studies through the Respiratory Committee.

Current Publications

  • Hicks WJ, Socinski MA, Villalona-Calero MA, Phelps MA, Stinchcombe TE, Blachly JS, Zhao W, Schaaf LJ, Starrett SL, Wei L, Poi M, Wang D, Papp A, Aimiuwu J, Gao Y, Li J, Otterson GAErlotinib in african americans with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a prospective randomized study with genetic and pharmacokinetic analyses.Clin Pharmacol Ther 96 182-91 8/1/2014
  • Brodsky SV, Zhao W, Otterson GA, Villalona-Calero M, Satoskar AA, Hasan A, Pelletier R, Ivanov I, Ross P, Nadasdy T, Shilo K, Chen WY-chromosome status identification suggests a recipient origin of posttransplant non-small cell lung carcinomas: chromogenic in situ hybridization analysis.Hum Pathol 45 1065-70 5/1/2014
  • Gitlitz BJ, Bernstein E, Santos ES, Otterson GA, Milne G, Syto M, Burrows F, Zaknoen SA randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter, biomarker-selected, phase 2 study of apricoxib in combination with erlotinib in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.J Thorac Oncol 9 577-82 4/1/2014
  • Shtivelman E, Hensing T, Simon GR, Dennis PA, Otterson GA, Bueno R, Salgia RMolecular pathways and therapeutic targets in lung cancer.Oncotarget 5 1392-433 3/30/2014
  • Eisfeld AK, Schwind S, Hoag KW, Walker CJ, Liyanarachchi S, Patel R, Huang X, Markowitz J, Duan W, Otterson GA, Carson WE 3rd, Marcucci G, Bloomfield CD, de la Chapelle ANRAS isoforms differentially affect downstream pathways, cell growth, and cell transformation.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111 4179-84 3/18/2014
  • Heist RS, Wang X, Hodgson L, Otterson GA, Stinchcombe TE, Gandhi L, Villalona-Calero MA, Watson P, Vokes EE, Socinski MA, Alliance for Clinical Trials in OncologyCALGB 30704 (Alliance): A randomized phase II study to assess the efficacy of pemetrexed or sunitinib or pemetrexed plus sunitinib in the second-line treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.J Thorac Oncol 9 214-21 2/1/2014
  • Selaru P, Cohen DP, Clark JW, Riely GJ, Ou SH, Jänne PA, Bartlett CH, Tang Y, Kim DW, Otterson GA, Crinò LClinical benefit of continuing ALK inhibition with crizotinib beyond initial disease progression in patients with advanced ALK-positive NSCLC.Ann Oncol 25 415-22 2/1/2014
  • Yilmaz A, Mohamed N, Patterson KA, Tang Y, Shilo K, Villalona-Calero Miguel A, Davis ME, Zhou XP, Frankel Wendy, Otterson Gregory A, Zhao WeiqiangClinical and Metabolic Parameters in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma and Colorectal Cancer Patients with and without KRAS Mutations.Int J Environ Res Public Health 11 8645-8660 1/1/2014
  • Wu Y, Kwak KJ, Agarwal K, Marras A, Wang C, Mao Y, Huang X, Ma J, Yu B, Lee R, Vachani A, Marcucci G, Byrd JC, Muthusamy N, Otterson G, Huang K, Castro CE, Paulaitis M, Nana-Sinkam SP, Lee LJDetection of extracellular RNAs in cancer and viral infection via tethered cationic lipoplex nanoparticles containing molecular beacons.Anal Chem 85 11265-74 12/3/2013
  • Mortazavi A, Ling Y, Martin LK, Wei L, Phelps MA, Liu Z, Harper EJ, Ivy SP, Wu X, Zhou BS, Liu X, Deam D, Monk JP, Hicks WJ, Yen Y, Otterson GA, Grever MR, Bekaii-Saab TA phase I study of prolonged infusion of triapine in combination with fixed dose rate gemcitabine in patients with advanced solid tumors.Invest New Drugs 31 685-95 6/1/2013
  • Govindan R, Grannis FW Jr, Grant SC, Horn L, Jahan TM, Komaki R, Kong FM, Kris MG, Krug LM, Lackner RP, Lennes IT, Loo BW Jr, Martins R, Otterson GA, Patel JD, Pinder-Schenck MC, Pisters KM, Reckamp K, Riely GJ, Rohren E, Shapiro TA, Swanson SJ, Tauer K, Wood DE, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M, Ettinger DS, Akerley W, Borghaei H, Chang AC, Cheney RT, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Demmy TL, National comprehensive cancer networkNon-small cell lung cancer, version 2.2013.J Natl Compr Canc Netw 11 645-53; quiz 653 6/1/2013
  • Ettinger DS, Riely GJ, Akerley W, Borghaei H, Chang AC, Cheney RT, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Demmy TL, Govindan R, Grannis FW Jr, Grant SC, Horn L, Jahan TM, Shapiro TA, Swanson SJ, Tauer K, Wood DE, Komaki R, Kong FM, Kris MG, Krug LM, Lackner RP, Lennes IT, Loo BW Jr, Martins R, Otterson GA, Patel JD, Pinder-Schenck MC, Pisters KM, Reckamp K, Rohren E, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M, National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkThymomas and thymic carcinomas: Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.J Natl Compr Canc Netw 11 562-76 5/1/2013
  • Shapiro C, Andreassen PR, Otterson GA, Villalona-Calero MA, Duan W, Gao L, Zhao W, Leon M, Sadee W, Webb A, Resnick K, Wu X, Ramaswamy B, Cohn DEAssessment of FANCD2 nuclear foci formation in paraffin-embedded tumors: a potential patient-enrichment strategy for treatment with DNA interstrand crosslinking agents.Transl Res 161 156-64 3/1/2013
  • Ferketich AK, Niland JC, Mamet R, Zornosa C, D'Amico TA, Ettinger DS, Kalemkerian GP, Pisters KM, Reid ME, Otterson GASmoking status and survival in the national comprehensive cancer network non-small cell lung cancer cohort.Cancer 119 847-53 2/15/2013
  • Gandhi L, Drappatz J, Ramaiya NH, Otterson GAHigh-dose pemetrexed in combination with high-dose crizotinib for the treatment of refractory CNS metastases in ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer.J Thorac Oncol 8 e3-5 1/1/2013
  • Bertino EM, Bekaii-Saab T, Fernandez S, Diasio RB, Karim NA, Otterson GA, Villalona-Calero MAA phase II study of modulated-capecitabine and docetaxel in chemonaive patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Lung Cancer 79 27-32 1/1/2013
  • Chan KK, Grever MR, Otterson GA, Chu BF, Karpenko MJ, Liu Z, Aimiuwu J, Villalona-Calero MAPhase I study of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine in combination with valproic acid in non-small-cell lung cancer.Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 71 115-21 1/1/2013
  • Shilo K, Wu X, Sharma S, Welliver M, Duan W, Villalona-Calero M, Fukuoka J, Sif S, Baiocchi R, Hitchcock CL, Zhao W, Otterson GACellular localization of protein arginine methyltransferase-5 correlates with grade of lung tumors.Diagn Pathol 8 201 1/1/2013
  • Wei L, Yang X, Otterson GA, Wu X, Harper E, Kefauver C, Martin LK, Grecula J, Jia G, Zhou BS, Yen Y, Bloomston M, Knopp M, Ivy SP, Grever M, Bekaii-Saab TA dose escalation and pharmacodynamic study of triapine and radiation in patients with locally advanced pancreas cancer.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84 e475-81 11/15/2012
  • Martin LK, Otterson GA, Bekaii-Saab TPhotodynamic therapy (PDT) may provide effective palliation in the treatment of primary tracheal carcinoma: a small case series.Photomed Laser Surg 30 668-71 11/1/2012
  • Grannis FW Jr, Horn L, Jahan TM, Jahanzeb M, Kessinger A, Komaki R, Kong FM, Kris MG, Krug LM, Lennes IT, Loo BW Jr, Martins R, O'Malley J, Osarogiagbon RU, Otterson GA, Patel JD, Pinder-Schenck MC, Pisters KM, Reckamp K, Riely GJ, Rohren E, Swanson SJ, Wood DE, Yang SC, Hughes M, Gregory KM, Ettinger DS, Akerley W, Borghaei H, Chang AC, Cheney RT, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Demmy TL, Ganti AK, Govindan R, NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)Non-small cell lung cancer.J Natl Compr Canc Netw 10 1236-71 10/1/2012

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