Andrew Benjamin Nixon, PhD

Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 133 Jones, Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 613-7883
Email address anixon@duke.edu

Andrew Nixon, PhD, MBA (Associate Professor of Medicine) is Director of the Phase I Biomarker Laboratory, which brings together clinical, translational and basic research to pursue the development of novel biomarkers defining mechanisms of sensitivity, resistance, and toxicity to given therapeutic drug classes, particularly anti-angiogenic agents. Additionally, the laboratory has been appointed as a Molecular Reference Laboratory for the Alliance oncology cooperative group, a national clinical trial research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. The laboratory has quality control procedures in place to address many of the issues involved in clinical trial research including determination of sample quantity, sample integrity, and sample heterogeneity. We have spent considerable time developing robust assays that utilize limited amounts of specimen while providing high quality data. Multiplex ELISA and gene expression arrays are used to analyze serially collected blood and paraffin samples archived from cancer patient clinical trials. This work has the potential to improve the efficacy and toxicity of current therapies and to guide the development of the next generation of anti-angiogenesis therapies for cancer and other diseases.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1997

Publications

Kim, Richard D., Hanna K. Sanoff, Andrew S. Poklepovic, Heloisa Soares, Jongphil Kim, Jing Lyu, Yingmiao Liu, Andrew B. Nixon, and Dae Won Kim. “A multi-institutional phase 2 trial of regorafenib in refractory advanced biliary tract cancer.” Cancer 126, no. 15 (August 1, 2020): 3464–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32964.

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32453456
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Schoonderwoerd, Mark J. A., Maaike F. M. Koops, Ricardo A. Angela, Bryan Koolmoes, Melpomeni Toitou, Madelon Paauwe, Marieke C. Barnhoorn, et al. “Targeting Endoglin-Expressing Regulatory T Cells in the Tumor Microenvironment Enhances the Effect of PD1 Checkpoint Inhibitor Immunotherapy.” Clin Cancer Res 26, no. 14 (July 15, 2020): 3831–42. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-2889.

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32332012
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Sung, Anthony D., Shekeab Jauhari, Sharareh Siamakpour-Reihani, Arati V. Rao, Janet Staats, Cliburn Chan, Everett Meyer, et al. “Microtransplantation in older patients with AML: A pilot study of safety, efficacy and immunologic effects.” Am J Hematol 95, no. 6 (June 2020): 662–71. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.25781.

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Lampert, Erika J., Alexandra Zimmer, Michelle Padget, Ashley Cimino-Mathews, Jayakumar R. Nair, Yingmiao Liu, Elizabeth M. Swisher, et al. “Combination of PARP Inhibitor Olaparib, and PD-L1 Inhibitor Durvalumab, in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: a Proof-of-Concept Phase II Study.” Clin Cancer Res, May 12, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-20-0056.

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32398324
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Theivanthiran, Balamayoora, Kathy S. Evans, Nicholas C. DeVito, Michael Plebanek, Michael Sturdivant, Luke P. Wachsmuth, April Ks Salama, et al. “A tumor-intrinsic PD-L1/NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathway drives resistance to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy.” J Clin Invest 130, no. 5 (May 1, 2020): 2570–86. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI133055.

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Alvarez Secord, Angeles, Kirsten Bell Burdett, Kouros Owzar, David Tritchler, Alexander B. Sibley, Yingmiao Liu, Mark D. Starr, et al. “Predictive Blood-Based Biomarkers in Patients with Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Treated with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel with or without Bevacizumab: Results from GOG-0218.” Clin Cancer Res 26, no. 6 (March 15, 2020): 1288–96. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-0226.

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Siamakpour-Reihani, Sharareh, Lauren Patterson Cobb, Chen Jiang, Dadong Zhang, Rebecca A. Previs, Kouros Owzar, Andrew B. Nixon, and Angeles Alvarez Secord. “Differential expression of immune related genes in high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma.” Gynecol Oncol 156, no. 3 (March 2020): 662–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.12.019.

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31918995
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Zhang, Tian, Yuan Wu, Anika Agarwal, Mark D. Starr, Marco Reyes-Martinez, Monika Anand, Daniella Runyambo, et al. “Longitudinal multiplex cytokine analysis for patients (pts) with metastatic renalcell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with ipilimumab/nivolumab (I plus N).” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 38. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Jia, Jingquan, Donna Niedzwiecki, Christy Arrowood, Nancy Garett-Mead, Rebecca Nagy, Richard B. Lanman, John Wright, Andrew B. Nixon, and John H. Strickler. “A phase II study of savolitinib (volitinib, AZD6094, HMPL-504) in subjects with MET amplified metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) detected by cell-free (cf)DNA.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 38, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Reed, Christopher Robert, Christopher Cameron McCoy, Uttara Nag, Andrew B. Nixon, James Otto, Jeffrey Harold Lawson, Andrew J. Lodge, Joseph W. Turek, and Elisabeth Tomlinson Tracy. “Proteomic Analysis of Infants Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass Using Contemporary Ontological Tools.” J Surg Res 246 (February 2020): 83–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2019.08.019.

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31562990
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