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).
Estimation of expectedness: How reliable are the predictions for the outcome of standard therapy in randomized phase III studies (RP3) in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)?
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):5036
Mathematical modeling of CA125 kinetics in recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC) patients treated with chemotherapy and predictive value of early modeled kinetic parameters in CALYPSO trial: A GCIG study.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):5065
Measuring subjective improvement as well as objective response to estimate the benefit of palliative chemotherapy in women with platinum-resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer: The symptom benefit study (ANZGOG-0701/GCIG/PoCoG).
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):TPS241
Final results: A phase I study of sorafenib and palliative radiation in patients with malignancy in the thorax, abdomen, or pelvis.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):e13602
Result of interim analysis of overall survival in the GCIG ICON7 phase III randomized trial of bevacizumab in women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):LBA5006
Update on a phase I pharmacologic and pharmacodynamic study of MK-1775, a Wee1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in monotherapy and combination with gemcitabine, cisplatin, or carboplatin in patients with advanced solid tumors.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):3068
Brivanib (BMS-582664) in advanced solid tumors (AST): Results of a phase II randomized discontinuation trial (RDT).
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):3079
Development of clinical research process metrics and tracking improvement in quality assurance in clinical trials.
J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15_suppl):e16572
A phase I/II dose-escalation trial of EPO906 every 3 weeks in patients with relapsed/refractory ovarian, primary fallopian, or primary peritoneal cancer.
J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 15;22(14_suppl):5102
Phase II study of erlotinib (OSI 774) in women with recurrent or metastatic endometrial cancer: NCIC CTG IND-148.
J Clin Oncol. 2004 Jul 15;22(14_suppl):5019
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