UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Melissa Burgess, MD

Melissa Burgess
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Contact Information

Contact Information

UPMC Cancer Pavilion
5150 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Email: burgessma@upmc.edu

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Medical oncology; clinical and translational research; sarcoma; immunotherapy

Research Summary

Research Summary

My research is focused on clinical and translational studies of soft tissue and bone sarcomas. Currently, I am investigating an immunotherapy utilizing an anti-PD1 inhibitor for patients with advanced sarcomas. In the future, I plan to further study novel immunotherapeutic approaches for advanced sarcomas, particularly with combinatorial strategies.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Burgess M, Gorantla V, Weiss K, Tawbi H. Immunotherapy in sarcoma: Future horizons. Curr Oncol Rep. 2015 Nov;17(11):52. PubMed Link
  • Burgess M, Tawbi H. Immunotherapeutic approaches to sarcoma. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2015 Jun;16(6):26. PubMed Link
  • Burgess M and Puhalla S. BRCA 1/2-mutation related and sporadic breast and ovarian cancers: More alike than different. Front Oncol. 2014 Feb 27;4:19. PubMed Link
  • Moidel MA, Belz EE, Czambel RK, Rubin RT, Rhodes ME. Novel in vitro perfusion system for the determination of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses. J Pharmacol Toxicol Methods. 2006 May-Jun;53(3):264-71. PubMed Link

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