Dr. Amit Oza is Head of the Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology, and Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Research Unit at Princess Margaret (PM) Cancer Centre. He is also co-Director of the Drug Development Program at PM Cancer Centre, Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, and Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto. Dr. Oza has been PI and co-investigator in >100 phase I, II and III trials for gynecological cancer and advanced colorectal malignancies. He is the past co-chair of the National Cancer Institute Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee, and Executive Member of the international Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup. Under his direction, the gynecology group is one of the largest ovarian cancer (OC) clinical trials groups consistently accruing >30% of all patients seen onto clinical trials (>120/yr) at PM Cancer Centre. Under his direction the group has participated or led seminal studies in gynecologic cancers that have led to the approval or use of targeted agents such as PARP inhibitors (olaparib, niraparib) and anti-angiogenic agents (bevacizumab) internationally. Since 2011, he has obtained >$36.9M in peer-reviewed funding and has published >180 articles (all types) in journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine (IF=53); Lancet Oncology (IF=16), and the Journal of Clinical Oncology (IF=16.4).
Olaparib tablets as maintenance therapy in patients with platinum-sensitive, relapsed ovarian cancer and a BRCA1/2 mutation (SOLO2/ENGOT-Ov21): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial.
Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jul 25;:
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2017 Jul 07;:
Secondary Somatic Mutations Restoring RAD51C and RAD51D Associated with Acquired Resistance to the PARP Inhibitor Rucaparib in High-grade Ovarian Carcinoma.
Cancer Discov. 2017 Jun 06;:
Circulating tumour DNA sequence analysis as an alternative to multiple myeloma bone marrow aspirates.
Nat Commun. 2017 May 11;8:15086
Baseline clinical predictors of antitumor response to the PARP inhibitor olaparib in germline BRCA1/2 mutated patients with advanced ovarian cancer.
Oncotarget. 2017 Apr 10;:
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2017 Mar 16;:
A Phase I-II Study of the Oral Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase Inhibitor Rucaparib in Patients with Germline BRCA1/2-mutated Ovarian Carcinoma or Other Solid Tumors.
Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 06;:
Long-term responders on olaparib maintenance in high-grade serous ovarian cancer: Clinical and molecular characterization.
Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Feb 21;:
Somatic BRCA1/2 Recovery as a Resistance Mechanism After Exceptional Response to Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase Inhibition.
J Clin Oncol. 2017 Feb 21;:JCO2016713677
Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Jan 03;:
Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Co-director, Robert and Maggie Bras and Family Drug Development Program
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Head, Department of Medical Oncology & Hematology