Our Faculty

Christine Bestvina, MD

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
- Oncology Fellowship
2018

Duke Medical Center
Durham, MD
- Internal Medicine - Residency
2015

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
MD
2012

Tepotinib Efficacy and Safety in Patients with MET Exon 14 Skipping NSCLC: Outcomes in Patient Subgroups from the VISION Study with Relevance for Clinical Practice.
Le X, Sakai H, Felip E, Veillon R, Garassino MC, Raskin J, Cortot AB, Viteri S, Mazieres J, Smit EF, Thomas M, Iams WT, Cho BC, Kim HR, Yang JC, Chen YM, Patel JD, Bestvina CM, Park K, Griesinger F, Johnson M, Gottfried M, Britschgi C, Heymach J, Sikoglu E, Berghoff K, Schumacher KM, Bruns R, Otto G, Paik PK. Tepotinib Efficacy and Safety in Patients with MET Exon 14 Skipping NSCLC: Outcomes in Patient Subgroups from the VISION Study with Relevance for Clinical Practice. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 03 15; 28(6):1117-1126.
PMID: 34789481

A definitive prognostication system for patients with thoracic malignancies diagnosed with COVID-19: an update from the TERAVOLT registry.
Whisenant JG, Baena J, Cortellini A, Huang LC, Lo Russo G, Porcu L, Wong SK, Bestvina CM, Hellmann MD, Roca E, Rizvi H, Monnet I, Boudjemaa A, Rogado J, Pasello G, Leighl NB, Arrieta O, Aujayeb A, Batra U, Azzam AY, Unk M, Azab MA, Zhumagaliyeva AN, Gomez-Martin C, Blaquier JB, Geraedts E, Mountzios G, Serrano-Montero G, Reinmuth N, Coate L, Marmarelis M, Presley CJ, Hirsch FR, Garrido P, Khan H, Baggi A, Mascaux C, Halmos B, Ceresoli GL, Fidler MJ, Scotti V, M├ętivier AC, Falchero L, Felip E, Genova C, Mazieres J, Tapan U, Brahmer J, Bria E, Puri S, Popat S, Reckamp KL, Morgillo F, Nadal E, Mazzoni F, Agustoni F, Bar J, Grosso F, Avrillon V, Patel JD, Gomes F, Ibrahim E, Trama A, Bettini AC, Barlesi F, Dingemans AM, Wakelee H, Peters S, Horn L, Garassino MC, Torri V. A definitive prognostication system for patients with thoracic malignancies diagnosed with COVID-19: an update from the TERAVOLT registry. J Thorac Oncol. 2022 Jan 24.
PMID: 35121086

Tepotinib Efficacy and Safety in Patients with MET Exon 14 Skipping NSCLC: Outcomes in Patient Subgroups from the VISION Study with Relevance for Clinical Practice.
Le X, Sakai H, Felip E, Veillon R, Garassino MC, Raskin J, Cortot AB, Viteri S, Mazieres J, Smit EF, Thomas M, Iams WT, Cho BC, Kim HR, Yang JC, Chen YM, Patel JD, Bestvina CM, Park K, Griesinger F, Johnson M, Gottfried M, Britschgi C, Heymach J, Sikoglu E, Berghoff K, Schumacher KM, Bruns R, Otto G, Paik PK. Tepotinib Efficacy and Safety in Patients with MET Exon 14 Skipping NSCLC: Outcomes in Patient Subgroups from the VISION Study with Relevance for Clinical Practice. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Nov 17.
PMID: 34789481

Prospective Evaluation of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy for Mediastinal and Hilar Lymph Node Metastases.
Korpics MC, Katipally RR, Partouche J, Cutright D, Pointer KB, Bestvina CM, Luke J, Pitroda SP, Chmura SJ, Juloori A. Prospective Evaluation of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy for Mediastinal and Hilar Lymph Node Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Nov 01; 111(3S):S10.
PMID: 34700387

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy in Abdominal and Pelvic Lymph Node Metastases.
Katipally RR, Korpics MC, Partouche J, Cutright D, Pointer KB, Bestvina CM, Luke JJ, Pitroda SP, Chmura SJ, Juloori A. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy in Abdominal and Pelvic Lymph Node Metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Nov 01; 111(3S):S58.
PMID: 34700587

Evaluation of Initial Metastatic Tumor Location and Radiation Response to Determine Outcomes in Patients Who Received Combination Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy for NSCLC.
Pointer KB, Katipally RR, Bestvina CM, Juloori A, Partouche J, Patel JD, Pitroda SP, Vokes EE, Weichselbaum RR, Chmura SJ. Evaluation of Initial Metastatic Tumor Location and Radiation Response to Determine Outcomes in Patients Who Received Combination Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy for NSCLC. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Nov 01; 111(3S):e449.
PMID: 34701479

CDKN2A loss-of-function predicts immunotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer.
Gutiontov SI, Turchan WT, Spurr LF, Rouhani SJ, Chervin CS, Steinhardt G, Lager AM, Wanjari P, Malik R, Connell PP, Chmura SJ, Juloori A, Hoffman PC, Ferguson MK, Donington JS, Patel JD, Vokes EE, Weichselbaum RR, Bestvina CM, Segal JP, Pitroda SP. CDKN2A loss-of-function predicts immunotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer. Sci Rep. 2021 10 08; 11(1):20059.
PMID: 34625620

A Phase 1 Trial of Concurrent or Sequential Ipilimumab, Nivolumab, and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Patients With Stage IV NSCLC Study.
Bestvina CM, Pointer KB, Karrison T, Al-Hallaq H, Hoffman PC, Jelinek MJ, Juloori A, Melotek JM, Murgu S, Partouche J, Vokes EE, Weichselbaum RR, Pitroda SP, Patel JD, Chmura SJ. A Phase 1 Trial of Concurrent or Sequential Ipilimumab, Nivolumab, and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Patients With Stage IV NSCLC Study. J Thorac Oncol. 2022 01; 17(1):130-140.
PMID: 34500113

Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Is a Predictive Biomarker in Patients with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutated Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Treated with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) Therapy.
Yun NK, Rouhani SJ, Bestvina CM, Ritz EM, Gilmore BA, Tarhoni I, Borgia JA, Batus M, Bonomi PD, Fidler MJ. Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Is a Predictive Biomarker in Patients with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutated Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Treated with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) Therapy. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Mar 20; 13(6).
PMID: 33804721

Severity of COVID-19 in patients with lung cancer: evidence and challenges.
Passaro A, Bestvina C, Velez Velez M, Garassino MC, Garon E, Peters S. Severity of COVID-19 in patients with lung cancer: evidence and challenges. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 03; 9(3).
PMID: 33737345

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