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Susan Tsai MD

Susan Tsai MD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Surgical Oncology

Member of the Cancer Center


Publications

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy should be performed before definitive resection for pancreatic cancer: a financial argument. (Jayakrishnan TT, Nadeem H, Groeschl RT, George B, Thomas JP, Ritch PS, Christians KK, Tsai S, Evans DB, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Aug 15: PMID 25123702
  • Identification of a ternary protein-complex as a therapeutic target for K-Ras-dependent colon cancer. (Qi X, Xie C, Hou S, Li G, Yin N, Dong L, Lepp A, Chesnik MA, Mirza SP, Szabo A, Tsai S, Basir Z, Wu S, Chen G) Oncotarget 2014 Jun 30;5(12):4269-82 PMID 24962213
  • Surgical management of hepatic hemangiomas: a multi-institutional experience. (Miura JT, Amini A, Schmocker R, Nichols S, Sukato D, Winslow ER, Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Squires MH, Kooby DA, Maithel SK, Li A, Wu MC, Sarmiento JM, Bloomston M, Christians KK, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Tsung A, Pawlik TM, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Oct;16(10):924-8 PMID 24946109
  • Profiling and targeting of cellular bioenergetics: inhibition of pancreatic cancer cell proliferation. (Cheng G, Zielonka J, McAllister D, Tsai S, Dwinell MB, Kalyanaraman B) Br J Cancer 2014 Jul 8;111(1):85-93 PMID 24867695
  • Molecular profiling in gastric cancer: examining potential targets for chemotherapy. (Miura JT, Johnston FM, Thomas J, George B, Eastwood D, Tsai S, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2014 Sep;110(3):302-6 PMID 24844210
  • Arterial resection at the time of pancreatectomy for cancer. (Christians KK, Pilgrim CH, Tsai S, Ritch P, George B, Erickson B, Tolat P, Evans DB) Surgery 2014 May;155(5):919-26 PMID 24787115
  • CXCL12 chemokine expression suppresses human pancreatic cancer growth and metastasis. (Roy I, Zimmerman NP, Mackinnon AC, Tsai S, Evans DB, Dwinell MB) PLoS One 2014;9(3):e90400 PMID 24594697
  • Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX for borderline resectable pancreas cancer: a new treatment paradigm? (Christians KK, Tsai S, Mahmoud A, Ritch P, Thomas JP, Wiebe L, Kelly T, Erickson B, Wang H, Evans DB, George B) Oncologist 2014 Mar;19(3):266-74 PMID 24569947
  • Circulating giant macrophages as a potential biomarker of solid tumors. (Adams DL, Martin SS, Alpaugh RK, Charpentier M, Tsai S, Bergan RC, Ogden IM, Catalona W, Chumsri S, Tang CM, Cristofanilli M) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014 Mar 4;111(9):3514-9 PMID 24550495
  • Optimal management of the splenic vein at the time of venous resection for pancreatic cancer: importance of the inferior mesenteric vein. (Pilgrim CH, Tsai S, Tolat P, Patel P, Rilling W, Evans DB, Christians KK) J Gastrointest Surg 2014 May;18(5):917-21 PMID 24347313
  • Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of outcomes for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a Western perspective. (Sullivan KM, Groeschl RT, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Christians KK, White SB, Rilling WS, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2014 Feb;109(2):95-7 PMID 24122764
  • Microwave ablation for hepatic malignancies: a multiinstitutional analysis. (Groeschl RT, Pilgrim CH, Hanna EM, Simo KA, Swan RZ, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Bloomston M, Schmidt C, Khabiri H, Shirley LA, Martin RC, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg 2014 Jun;259(6):1195-200 PMID 24096760
  • The Frey procedure for chronic pancreatitis secondary to pancreas divisum. (Pappas SG, Pilgrim CH, Keim R, Harris R, Wilson S, Turaga K, Tsai S, Dua K, Khan A, Oh Y, Gamblin TC, Christians K) JAMA Surg 2013 Nov;148(11):1057-62 PMID 24005579
  • Duplicate pancreas meets gastric duplication cyst: A tale of two anomalies. (Christians KK, Pappas S, Pilgrim C, Tsai S, Quebbeman E) Int J Surg Case Rep 2013;4(8):735-9 PMID 23827696
  • Mesocaval shunting: a novel technique to facilitate venous resection and reconstruction and enhance exposure of the superior mesenteric and celiac arteries during pancreaticoduodenectomy. (Pilgrim CH, Tsai S, Evans DB, Christians KK) J Am Coll Surg 2013 Sep;217(3):e17-20 PMID 23816382
  • Viral status at the time of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a modern predictor of longterm survival. (Groeschl RT, Hong JC, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 Oct;15(10):794-802 PMID 23782341
  • Staging chest computed tomography and positron emission tomography in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: utility or futility? (Pappas SG, Christians KK, Tolat PP, Mautz AP, Lal A, McElroy L, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Erickson B, Ritch P, Evans DB) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Jan;16(1):70-4 PMID 23496023
  • Recurrence after microwave ablation of liver malignancies: a single institution experience. (Groeschl RT, Wong RK, Quebbeman EJ, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Pappas SG, Christians KK, Hohenwalter EJ, Tutton SM, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 May;15(5):365-71 PMID 23458599
  • Distal splenorenal and temporary mesocaval shunting at the time of pancreatectomy for cancer: initial experience from the Medical College of Wisconsin. (Christians KK, Riggle K, Keim R, Pappas S, Tsai S, Ritch P, Erickson B, Evans DB) Surgery 2013 Jul;154(1):123-31 PMID 23305596
  • Current staging systems for pancreatic cancer. (Appel BL, Tolat P, Evans DB, Tsai S) Cancer J 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):539-49 PMID 23187840
  • Novel multimodality treatment sequencing for extrahepatic (mid and distal) cholangiocarcinoma. (Turaga KK, Tsai S, Wiebe LA, Evans DB, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Apr;20(4):1230-9 PMID 23064778
  • Importance of lean body mass in the oncologic patient. (Tsai S) Nutr Clin Pract 2012 Oct;27(5):593-8 PMID 22898746
  • Critical steps for pancreaticoduodenectomy in the setting of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (Christians KK, Tsai S, Tolat PP, Evans DB) J Surg Oncol 2013 Jan;107(1):33-8 PMID 22711619
  • Sarcopenia negatively impacts short-term outcomes in patients undergoing hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastasis. (Peng PD, van Vledder MG, Tsai S, de Jong MC, Makary M, Ng J, Edil BH, Wolfgang CL, Schulick RD, Choti MA, Kamel I, Pawlik TM) HPB (Oxford) 2011 Jul;13(7):439-46 PMID 21689226
  • Primary liver cancer: intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma emerges from the shadows. (Tsai S, Nathan H, Pawlik TM) Updates Surg 2010 Aug;62(1):5-9 PMID 20845095
  • Safety and efficacy of curative intent surgery for peri-ampullary liver metastasis. (de Jong MC, Tsai S, Cameron JL, Wolfgang CL, Hirose K, van Vledder MG, Eckhauser F, Herman JM, Edil BH, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Pawlik TM) J Surg Oncol 2010 Sep 1;102(3):256-63 PMID 20740584
  • Two-stage strategy for patients with extensive bilateral colorectal liver metastases. (Tsai S, Marques HP, de Jong MC, Mira P, Ribeiro V, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Barroso E, Pawlik TM) HPB (Oxford) 2010 May;12(4):262-9 PMID 20590896
  • How pathologic staging informs the surgical management of primary cutaneous melanoma. (Tsai S, Balch CM) G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2010 Apr;145(2):187-93 PMID 20467392
  • Impact of obesity on perioperative outcomes and survival following pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer: a large single-institution study. (Tsai S, Choti MA, Assumpcao L, Cameron JL, Gleisner AL, Herman JM, Eckhauser F, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM) J Gastrointest Surg 2010 Jul;14(7):1143-50 PMID 20431978
  • Epidemiology and treatment of melanoma in elderly patients. (Tsai S, Balch C, Lange J) Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2010 Mar;7(3):148-52 PMID 20142815
  • Management of large hepatocellular carcinoma in adult patients with Alagille syndrome: a case report and review of literature. (Tsai S, Gurakar A, Anders R, Lam-Himlin D, Boitnott J, Pawlik TM) Dig Dis Sci 2010 Nov;55(11):3052-8 PMID 20108035
  • Grants and Awards

  • Trial in Pancreatic Cancer using Molecular Profiling to Guide Selection of Chemotherapy (#9208854 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015) Sponsor: Froedtert Hospital Foundation
  • Phase II Clinical Trial of Biomarker-directed Therapy for Early Pancreatic Cancer (#9207448 03/01/2012 - 03/25/2015) Sponsor: Froedtert Hospital Foundation
  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (#9206663 01/01/2011 - 10/31/2015) PI of Detection of Cell-Free DNA Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Patients (#2208276)
  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (#9206663 01/01/2011 - 10/31/2015) PI of Detection of Cell-Free DNA Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Patients (#2208276)