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

Brief Report: Chylothorax and Chylous Ascites During RET Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy.
Kalchiem-Dekel O, Falcon CJ, Bestvina CM, Liu D, Kaplanis LA, Wilhelm C, Eichholz J, Harada G, Wirth LJ, Digumarthy SR, Lee RP, Kadosh D, Mendelsohn RB, Donington J, Gainor JF, Drilon A, Lin JJ. Brief Report: Chylothorax and Chylous Ascites During RET Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2022 09; 17(9):1130-1136.
PMID: 35788405

Predictors of Pneumonitis in Combined Thoracic Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy.
Korpics MC, Katipally RR, Partouche J, Cutright D, Pointer KB, Bestvina CM, Luke JJ, Pitroda SP, Dignam JJ, Chmura SJ, Juloori A. Predictors of Pneumonitis in Combined Thoracic Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Immunotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 11 15; 114(4):645-654.
PMID: 35753553

Antibody and T cell responses to COVID-19 vaccination in patients receiving anticancer therapies.
Rouhani SJ, Yu J, Olson D, Zha Y, Pezeshk A, Cabanov A, Pyzer AR, Trujillo J, Derman BA, O'Donnell P, Jakubowiak A, Kindler HL, Bestvina C, Gajewski TF. Antibody and T cell responses to COVID-19 vaccination in patients receiving anticancer therapies. J Immunother Cancer. 2022 06; 10(6).
PMID: 35732350

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outcomes, Patient Vaccination Status, and Cancer-Related Delays During the Omicron Wave: A Brief Report From the TERAVOLT Analysis.
Bestvina CM, Whisenant JG, Torri V, Cortellini A, Wakelee H, Peters S, Roca E, De Toma A, Hirsch FR, Mamdani H, Halmos B, Arrieta O, Metivier AC, Fidler MJ, Rogado J, Presley CJ, Mascaux C, Genova C, Blaquier JB, Addeo A, Finocchiaro G, Khan H, Mazieres J, Morgillo F, Bar J, Aujayeb A, Mountzios G, Scotti V, Grosso F, Geraedts E, Zhumagaliyeva AN, Horn L, Garassino MC, Baena J. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outcomes, Patient Vaccination Status, and Cancer-Related Delays During the Omicron Wave: A Brief Report From the TERAVOLT Analysis. JTO Clin Res Rep. 2022 Aug; 3(8):100335.
PMID: 35619644

Alliance A082002 -a randomized phase II/III trial of modern immunotherapy-based systemic therapy with or without SBRT for PD-L1-negative, advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Schild SE, Wang X, Bestvina CM, Williams T, Masters G, Singh AK, Stinchcombe TE, Salama JK, Wolf S, Zemla T, Duma N, Chun SG, Amini A, Kozono D, Watt C. Alliance A082002 -a randomized phase II/III trial of modern immunotherapy-based systemic therapy with or without SBRT for PD-L1-negative, advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2022 07; 23(5):e317-e320.
PMID: 35613998

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 Coronavirus Disease 2019: 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 Coronavirus Disease 2019: An Update From the TERAVOLT Registry. J Thorac Oncol. 2022 05; 17(5):661-674.
PMID: 35121086

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

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

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