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Michelle Melisko, M.D.

Breast cancer specialist

Dr. Michelle E. Melisko is a cancer specialist with expertise in breast cancer treatment and research. She is interested in testing new chemotherapy combinations, biological therapies and immunotherapies for breast cancer, with a particular focus on treatment of cancer that has spread to the brain. She also hopes to educate patients and encourage their participation in clinical trials to make more rapid advances in breast cancer treatment.

Melisko earned a medical degree at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF Medical Center.

Clinics

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cancer Risk Program
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Michelle Melisko

Education

Wake Forest University School of Medicine 1997

Residencies

Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine 2000

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Magbanua MJ, Melisko M, Roy R, Sosa EV, Hauranieh L, Kablanian A, Eisenbud LE, Ryazantsev A, Au A, Scott JH, Park JW. Molecular profiling of tumor cells in cerebrospinal fluid and matched primary tumors from metastatic breast cancer patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Cancer Res. 2013 Dec 1; 73(23):7134-43.
  2. Rugo HS, Campone M, Amadori D, Aldrighetti D, Conte P, Wardley A, Villanueva C, Melisko M, McHenry MB, Liu D, Lee F, Pivot X. A randomized, phase II, three-arm study of two schedules of ixabepilone or paclitaxel plus bevacizumab as first-line therapy for metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun; 139(2):411-9.
  3. Hahn EE, Ganz PA, Melisko ME, Pierce JP, von Friederichs-Fitzwater M, Lane KT, Hiatt RA. Provider perceptions and expectations of breast cancer posttreatment care: a University of California Athena Breast Health Network project. J Cancer Surviv. 2013 Sep; 7(3):323-30.
  4. Wheelock A, Mihalis E, Hamolsky D, Ernest ML, Lopez NS, Hwang J, Melisko M. Survivorship clinic group educational sessions: adoption, acceptance, and attendance. J Cancer Educ. 2013 Mar; 28(1):79-83.
  5. Kaplan CP, NŠpoles AM, Dohan D, Shelley Hwang E, Melisko M, Nickleach D, Quinn JA, Haas J. Clinical trial discussion, referral, and recruitment: physician, patient, and system factors. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 May; 24(5):979-88.
  6. Van Onselen C, Aouizerat BE, Dunn LB, Paul SM, West C, Hamolsky D, Lee K, Melisko M, Neuhaus J, Miaskowski C. Differences in sleep disturbance, fatigue and energy levels between women with†and without breast pain prior to breast cancer surgery. Breast. 2013 Jun; 22(3):273-6.
  7. Bock M, Moore D, Hwang J, Shumay D, Lawson L, Hamolsky D, Esserman L, Rugo H, Chien AJ, Park J, Munster P, Melisko M. The impact of an electronic health questionnaire on symptom management and behavior reporting for breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Aug; 134(3):1327-35.
  8. Niemasik EE, Letourneau J, Dohan D, Katz A, Melisko M, Rugo H, Rosen M. Patient perceptions of reproductive health counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis: a qualitative study of female California cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2012 Sep; 6(3):324-32.
  9. Lorizio W, Rugo H, Beattie MS, Tchu S, Melese T, Melisko M, Wu AH, Lawrence HJ, Nikoloff M, Ziv E. Pharmacogenetic testing affects choice of therapy among women considering tamoxifen treatment. Genome Med. 2011; 3(10):64.
  10. Letourneau JM, Ebbel EE, Katz PP, Katz A, Ai WZ, Chien AJ, Melisko ME, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Pretreatment fertility counseling and fertility preservation improve quality of life in reproductive age women with cancer. Cancer. 2012 Mar 15; 118(6):1710-7.
  11. Letourneau JM, Ebbel EE, Katz PP, Oktay KH, McCulloch CE, Ai WZ, Chien AJ, Melisko ME, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. Acute ovarian failure underestimates age-specific reproductive impairment for young women undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Cancer. 2012 Apr 1; 118(7):1933-9.
  12. Munster PN, Thurn KT, Thomas S, Raha P, Lacevic M, Miller A, Melisko M, Ismail-Khan R, Rugo H, Moasser M, Minton SE. A phase II study of the histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat combined with tamoxifen for the treatment of patients with hormone therapy-resistant breast cancer. Br J Cancer. 2011 Jun 7; 104(12):1828-35.
  13. McArthur HL, Rugo H, Nulsen B, Hawks L, Grothusen J, Melisko M, Moasser M, Paulson M, Traina T, Patil S, Zhou Q, Steingart R, Dang C, Morrow M, Cordeiro P, Fornier M, Park J, Seidman A, Lake D, Gilewski T, Theodoulou M, Modi S, D'Andrea G, Sklarin N, Robson M, Moynahan ME, Sugarman S, Sealey JE, Laragh JH, Merali C, Norton L, Hudis CA, Dickler MN. A feasibility study of bevacizumab plus dose-dense doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel in early-stage breast cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 May 15; 17(10):3398-407.
  14. Braithwaite D, Satariano WA, Sternfeld B, Hiatt RA, Ganz PA, Kerlikowske K, Moore DH, Slattery ML, Tammemagi M, Castillo A, Melisko M, Esserman L, Weltzien EK, Caan BJ. Long-term prognostic role of functional limitations among women with breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Oct 6; 102(19):1468-77.
  15. Letourneau JM, Melisko ME, Cedars MI, Rosen MP. A changing perspective: improving access to fertility preservation. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2011 Jan; 8(1):56-60.
  16. Melisko ME, Goldman M, Rugo HS. Amelioration of sexual adverse effects in the early breast cancer patient. J Cancer Surviv. 2010 Sep; 4(3):247-55.
  17. Peethambaram PP, Melisko ME, Rinn KJ, Alberts SR, Provost NM, Jones LA, Sims RB, Lin LR, Frohlich MW, Park JW. A phase I trial of immunotherapy with lapuleucel-T (APC8024) in patients with refractory metastatic tumors that express HER-2/neu. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Sep 15; 15(18):5937-44.
  18. Melisko ME, Glantz M, Rugo HS. New challenges and opportunities in the management of brain metastases in patients with ErbB2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2009 Jan; 6(1):25-33.
  19. Melisko ME, Moore DH, Sneed PK, De Franco J, Rugo HS. Brain metastases in breast cancer: clinical and pathologic characteristics associated with improvements in survival. J Neurooncol. 2008 Jul; 88(3):359-65.
  20. Park JW, Melisko ME, Esserman LJ, Jones LA, Wollan JB, Sims R. Treatment with autologous antigen-presenting cells activated with the HER-2 based antigen Lapuleucel-T: results of a phase I study in immunologic and clinical activity in HER-2 overexpressing breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Aug 20; 25(24):3680-7.

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