Scott T. Tagawa, M.D.

Medical Oncology





Tagawa ST, Lee P, Snively J, Boswell W, Ounparseuth S, Lee S, Hickingbottom B, Smith J, Johnson D, Weber JS.  Phase I study of intranodal delivery of a plasmid DNA vaccine for stage IV melanoma.  Cancer 98: 144-154, 2003.

Israel V*, Tagawa ST*, Snyder T, Jeffers S, Raghavan D.  Phase I/II trial of gemcitabine plus docetaxel in advanced non small cell lung cancer.  Investigational New Drugs 2004; 22: 291-297.

Tagawa ST, Cheung E, Banta W, Gee C, Weber JS.  Survival analysis after resection of metastatic disease followed by peptide vaccines in stage IV melanoma.  Cancer 2006; 106:  1353-7.

Tagawa ST, Dorff TB, Rochanda L, Ye W, Boyle S, Raghavan D, Lieskovsky G, Skinner DG, Quinn DI, Liebman HA.  Subclinical hemostatic activation and surgeon volume predict bleeding with open radical retropubic prostatectomy.  BJU Int 2008; 102(9): 1086-91.

Tagawa ST, Beltran H, Vallabhajosula S, Goldsmith SJ, Osborne J, Matulich D, Petrillo K, Parmar S, Nanus DM, Bander NH.  Anti-Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-based Radioimmunotherapy for Prostate Cancer.  Cancer 2010; 116(4 suppl): 1075-83.

Gleghorn JP, Pratt ED, Denning D, Liu H, Bander NH, Tagawa ST, Nanus DM, Giannakakou PA, Kirby BJ.  Capture of circulating tumor cells from whole blood of prostate cancer patients using geometrically enhanced differential immunocapture (GEDI) and a prostate-specific antibody.  Lab Chip 2010; 10: 27-29.

Jeske S, Tagawa ST, Olowokure O, Selzer J, Giannakakou P, Nanus DM.  Carboplatin Plus Paclitaxel Therapy after Docetaxel in Men with Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer.  Urol Oncol 2011 Nov-Dec;29(6):676-81. Epub 2010 May 7. PubMed PMID: 20451413.

Tagawa ST, Milowsky MI, Jeske S, Mazumdar M, Kung S, Sung M, Lehrer D, Matulich D, Selzer J, Wright JJ, Nanus DM.  A phase I trial of sorafenib plus gemcitabine and capecitabine for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (New York Cancer Consortium trial NCI 6981).  Am J Clin Oncol 2011 Oct;34(5):443-8. Epub 2010; Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 20881475.

Beltran H, Robinson BD, Tagawa ST.  Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder Presenting as Peritoneal Carcinomatosis.  Adv Urol 2010; article ID 179250.  Epub 2010 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 20672052; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2905698

Schöffski P, Garcia JA, Stadler WM, Gil T, Jonasch E, Tagawa ST, Smitt M , Yang X, Oliner KS, Anderson A, Zhu M,Kabbinavar K.  A phase II study of the efficacy and safety of AMG 102 in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.  BJU Int 2011; 108(5): 679-86.  doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09947.x. Epub 2010 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 21156020.

Bouchelouche K, Tagawa ST, Goldsmith SJ, Turkbey B, Capala J, Choyke P.  PET/CT imaging and radioimmunotherapy of prostate cancer.  Sem Nuc Med 2011; 41: 29-44.

Beltran H, Beer T, Carducci MA, de Bono J, Gleave M, Hussain M, Kelly WK, Saad F, Sternberg C, Tagawa ST, Tannock IF.  New therapies for castration-resistant prostate cancer: Efficacy and safety.  European Urology 2011; 60(2): 279-90.

Akhtar NH, Pail O, Saran A, Tyrell L, Tagawa ST.  Prostate-specific membrane antigen-based therapeutics.  Adv Urol 2012:973820. Epub 2011 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 21811498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3145341.

Darshan MS, Loftus MS, Thadani-Mulero M, Levy BP, Escuin D, Zhou XK, Gjyrezi A, Chanel-Vos C, Shen R, Tagawa ST, Bander NH, Nanus DM, Giannakakou P. Taxane-Induced Blockade to Nuclear Accumulation of the Androgen Receptor Predicts Clinical Responses in Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res 2011 Sep 15;71(18): 6019-29. Epub 2011 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 21799031; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3354631.

Beltran H, Rickman DS, Park K, Sboner A, MacDonald TY, Wang Y, Chae SS, Sheikh K, Terry S, Tagawa ST, Dhir R, Nelson J, de la Taille A, Allory Y, Gerstein MB, Perner S, Pienta K, Chinnaiyan A, Wang Y, Collins C, Gleave M, Demichelis F,  Nanus DM, Rubin MA.  Molecular Characterization of Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer and Identification of New Drug Targets.  Cancer Discovery 2011, Nov;1(6):487-95. PubMed PMID: 22389870; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3290518.

 Smith MJ, Akhtar NH, Tagawa ST.  The Current Role of Androgen Deprivation in Patients Undergoing Dose-Escalated External Beam Radiation Therapy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer.  Prostate Cancer 2012, 2012: 280278. Epub 2012 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 22619727; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3348643.

Kosuri S, Akhtar NH, Smith MJ, Osborne J, Tagawa ST.  Review of salvage therapy for biochemically recurrent prostate cancer: The role of imaging and rationale for systemic salvage targeted anti-prostate specific membrane antigen radioimmunotherapy.  Adv Urol 2012: 921674. Epub 2012 May 28. PubMed PMID: 22693495; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3368159.

Kirby BJ, Jodari M, Loftus MS, Gakhar G, Pratt ED, Chanel-Vos C, Gleghorn JP, Santana SM, Liu H, Smith JP, Navarro VN, Tagawa ST, Bander NH, Nanus DM, Giannakakou P.  Functional Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells with a Prostate-Cancer-Specific Microfluidic Device.  PLoS One 2012; 7(4): e35976. Epub 2012 Apr 27. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2012;7(7):doi/10.1371/annotation/9d3d22ed-dc5a-4484-9254-1584864f4aac. PubMed PMID: 22558290; PubMed Central PMCID:  MC3338784.

Osborne JR, Akhtar NH, Vallabhajosula S, Anand A, Deh K, Tagawa ST.  Prostate specific membrane antigen imaging.  Urol Oncol 2012 May 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22658884; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3461099.

Meulenbeld HJ, Bleuse JP, Vinci EM, Raymond E, Vitali G, Santoro A, Dogliotti L, Berardi R, Cappuzzo F, Tagawa ST, Sternberg CN, Jannuzzo MG, Mariani M, Petroccione A, de Wit R.  Randomized phase II study of Danusertib (formerly PHA-739358) in patients with metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC) after docetaxel failure.  BJU Int 2012 Aug 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11404.x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22928785.

Shariat SF, Rink M, Ehdaie B, Xylinas E, Babjuk M, Merseburger AS, Svatek RS, Cha EK, Tagawa ST, Fajkovic H, Novara G, Karakiewicz PI, Trinh QD, Daneshmand S, Lotan Y, Kassouf W, Fritsche HM, Chun FK, Sonpavde G, Joual A, Scherr DS, Gonen M.  Pathologic Nodal Staging Score for Bladder Cancer: A Decision Tool for Adjuvant Therapy After Radical Cystectomy. Eur Urol 2012 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22727174.

Green DA, Rink M, Hansen J, Cha EK, Robinson B, Tian Z, Chun FK, Tagawa S, Karakiewicz PI, Fisch M, Scherr DS, Shariat SF. Accurate Pre-operative Prediction of Non-Organ Confined Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma at Cystectomy.  BJU Int. 2012 Jul 13. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11370.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Rink M, Hansen J, Cha EK, Green DA, Babjuk M, Svatek RS, Xylinas E, Tagawa ST, Faison T, Novara G, Karakiewicz PI, Daneshmand S, Lotan Y, Kassouf W, Fritsche HM, Pycha A, Comploj E, Tilki D, Bastian PJ, Chun FK, Dahlem R, Scherr DS, Shariat SF. Outcomes and prognostic factors in patients with a single lymph node metastasis at time of radical cystectomy. BJU Int. 2012 Jul 19. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11356.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Hudes G, Tagawa ST, Whang YE, Qi M, Qin X, Puchalski T, Reddy M, Cornfeld M, Eisenberger M.  A phase 1 study of a chimeric monoclonal antibody against interleukin-6, siltuximab, combined with docetaxel in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer.  Invest New Drugs 2012, Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22828917.

Rink M, Shariat SF, Xylinas E, Fitzgerald JP, Hansen J, Green DA, Kamat AM, Novara G, Daneshmand S, Fradet Y, Tagawa ST, Bastian PJ, Kassouf W, Trinh QD, Karakiewicz PI, Fritsche HM, Tilki D, Chun FK, Volkmer BG, Babjuk M, Merseburger AS, Scherr DS, Lotan Y, Svatek RS. Does increasing the nodal yield improve outcomes in patients without nodal metastasis at radical cystectomy? World J Urol 2012 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22832587.

Fajkovic H, Cha EK, Jeldres C, Robinson BD, Rink M, Xylinas E, Chromecki TF, Breinl E, Svatek RS, Donner G, Tagawa ST, Tilki D, Bastian PJ, Karakiewicz PI, Volkmer BG, Novara G, Joual A, Faison T, Sonpavde G, Daneshmand S, Lotan Y, Scherr DS, Shariat SF.  Extranodal Extension Is a Powerful Prognostic Factor in Bladder Cancer Patients with Lymph Node Metastasis. Eur Urol 2012 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22877503.

Beltran H, Yelensky R, Frampton G, Park K, Downing S, MacDonald TY, Lipson D, Tagawa ST, Nanus DM, Stephens PJ, Mosquera JM, Cronin MT, Rubin MA.  Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of Advanced Prostate Cancer Using Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue Identifies New Therapeutic Targets.  Eur Urol 2012 Sep 5. pii: S0302-2838(12)01006-8. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.08.053. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22981675.

Rink M, Lee DJ, Kent M, Xylinas E, Fritsche HM, Babjuk M, Brisuda A, Hansen J, Green DA, Aziz A, Cha EK, Novara G, Chun FK, Lotan Y, Bastian PJ, Tilki D, Gontero P, Pycha A, Baniel J, Mano R, Ficarra V, Trinh QD, Tagawa ST, Karakiewicz PI, Scherr DS, Sjoberg DD, Shariat SF; for the Bladder Cancer Research Consortium.  Predictors of cancer-specific mortality after disease recurrence following radical cystectomy.  BJU Int 2012 Sep 3. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11433.x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22938654.

Diamond ES, Lee GY, Akhtar NH, Kirby B, Giannakakou P, Tagawa ST, Nanus DM.  Isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer.  Front Oncol 2012; 2: 131. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2012.00131

Beltran H, Tagawa ST, Park K, MacDonald T, Milowsky M, Mosquera JM, Rubin M, Nanus DM. Challenges in Recognizing Treatment Related Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer.  J Clin Oncol, 2012 Nov 19 [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:  23169519

Xylinas E, Cha EK, Sun M, Rink M, Trinh QD, Novara G, Green DA, Pycha A, Fradet Y, Daneshmand S, Svatek RS, Fritsche HM, Kassouf W, Scherr DS, Faison T, Crivelli JJ, Tagawa ST, Zerbib M, Karakiewicz PI, Shariat SF. Risk-stratification of pT1-3N0 patients after radical cystectomy for adjuvant chemotherapy counseling.  Br J Cancer 2012 Nov 20;107(11):1826-32. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2012.464

Mosquera JM, Beltran H, Park K, MacDonald TY, Robinson BD, Tagawa ST, Perner S, Bismar TA, Erbersdobler A, Nanus DM, Rubin MA.  Concurrent AURKA and MYCN gene amplifications are harbingers of lethal treatment-related neuroendocrine prostate cancer.  Neoplasia 2013; 15(1): 1-10. PMID 23358695




Tagawa ST.  Thrombosis in cancer:  A review of epidemiology, plasma markers of hemostatic activation, fibrinolysis, and angiogenesis, and the potential use of heparins.  Recent Res Devel Cancer 2004; 6(2): 295-310.

Tagawa ST, Hamid O, Skinner E, Kumar P.  Uncommon Cancers of the Prostate.  In Textbook of Uncommon Cancers, 3rd Ed.  Raghavan D et al. Eds.  Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2006.

Arnason J, Tagawa ST, Bander NH.  New and newer vascular targets in oncology.  Oncology 2007; 21: 1376-80.

Tagawa ST.  Editorial Comment: “Phase II trial of paclitaxel, carboplatin, and gemcitabine in patients with locally advanced carcinoma of the bladder”.  J Urol 2008; Oct 16 [E Pub Ahead of Print]

Tagawa ST.  Editorial Comment: “Sequential us of sorafenib and sunitinib in a series of 90 consecutive patients with renal cell carcinoma”.  J Urol 2009 Sep;182(3):906. Epub 2009 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 19616231.

Tagawa ST.  Editorial Comment: “Adjuvant chemotherapy for high-risk upper tract urothelial carcinoma:  Results from the Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Consortiuim”.  J Urol September 2009;182: 90.

Beltran H, Nanus DM, Tagawa ST.  Beyond the Abstract - Carboplatin plus paclitaxel therapy after docetaxel in men with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer., July 30, 2010.

Bander NH, Vallabhajosula S, Goldsmith SJ, Tagawa ST, Nanus DN.  Targeted Radionuclide Therapy for Prostate Cancer.  In Targeted Radionuclide Therapy.  Speer TW Ed.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

Akhtar NH, Tagawa ST.  Editorial Comment: “The Value of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Era of Targeted Therapy”.  J Urol 2011 Jan;185(1):59. Epub 2010 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 21074812.

Tagawa ST.  Boning up on prognostic factors in advanced renal cell carcinoma.  Ann Oncol 2011; 22: 751-3. PubMed PMID: 21447620.

Dubin JM, Chromecki TF, Beltran H, Goldenberg S, Cha EK, Karakiewicz PI, Zeltser IS, Scherr DS, Tagawa ST, Shariat SF.  Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer in 2011.  Ann Urol 2011 [Epub ahead of print]

Lee DJ, Cha EK, Dubin JM, Beltran H, Scherr DS, Tagawa ST, Shariat SF. Novel Therapeutics for the Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. BJU Int 2012 Apr;109(7):968-85.doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10643.x. Epub 2011 Oct 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 22035221.

Tagawa ST, Beltran H.  Abiraterone plus prednisone improves survival in metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer.  As J Andrology 2011 Nov;13(6):785-6. doi: 10.1038/aja.2011.113. Epub 2011 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 21857690.

Beltran H and Tagawa ST. Overview of disease pathways and drug targets.  In Targeted Therapies for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Scardino PT Ed. Future Medicine, Ltd, 2011. doi:10.2217/EBO.11.72

Diamond E, Akhtar NH, Tagawa ST, Nanus DN. Chemotherapy in metastatic RCC: A targeted approach in non-clear-cell and sarcomatoid/rapidly progressive RCC.  In Targeted Therapies for Renal Cell Carcinoma.  Bukowski R Ed. Future Science Group, 2012.

Tagawa ST, Akhtar NH, Robinson BR, Beltran H.  Uncommon Cancers of the Prostate.  In Textbook of Uncommon Cancers, 4th Ed.  Raghavan D et al. Eds.  Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-1180-8373-4

Beltran H, Tagawa S.  Editorial Comment: “Detection of Metastatic Disease as A Leading Cause of Screening Failure in A Phase III Trial of Zibotentan Versus Placebo in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration- Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)”.  J Urol 2012 Jul; 188(1): 108-9. Epub 2012 May 12.

Tagawa ST, Osborne J, Vallabhajosula V, Goldsmith SJ, Bander, NH.  Prostate specific membrane antigen-based therapeutics.  In Comprehensive Textbook of Prostate Cancer.  Tewari A et al. Eds.  Springer, 2012.  In press

Akhtar NH, Diamond ES, Eiseler N, Tagawa ST.  Toxicity of androgen deprivation therapy in hormone sensitive prostate cancer.  In Comprehensive Textbook of Prostate Cancer.  Tewari A et al. Eds.  Springer, 2012.  In press

Osborne J, Deh K, Anand A, Bander NH, Tagawa ST.  Prostate specific membrane antigen-based diagnostics.  In Comprehensive Textbook of Prostate Cancer.  Tewari A et al. Eds.  Springer, 2012.  In press

Akhtar NH, Basciano P, Parmar S, Tagawa ST.  Cancer and Thrombosis.  In Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology.  Mackay IR and Rose NR Eds., Springer 2012.  In press

Tagawa ST and Shariat SF.  Opposing views:  Is adjunctive systemic chemotherapy after cystectomy with T2N+ disease of therapeutic benefit? No.  J Urol 2012 Aug; 188(2): 359-60.

Nanus DM, Tagawa ST.  2-weekly versus 3-weekly docetaxel for prostate cancer  Lancet Oncol 2013 Jan 4. pii: S1470-2045(12)70579-X. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70579-X. [Epub ahead of print]


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