Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Cristina Truica, MD

Cristina Truica, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director of Breast Medical Oncology, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies
Disease Teams:
Breast Cancer

Research Interests

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Aromatase Inhibitors
  • Circulating Neoplastic Cells
  • Drug Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • exemestane
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Safety
  • Survival
  • Exercise

Clinical Trials

EA1181 (CompassHER2-pCR): Preoperative THP and postoperative HP in patients who achieve a pathologic complete response Part 1 Component of:The CompassHER2 Trials (COMprehensive use of Pathologic response Assessment to optimize therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer).
A Phase III, Randomized, Open-label, Multicenter Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Adjuvant Giredestrant Compared with Physician's Choice of Adjuvant Endocrine Monotherapy in Patients with Estrogen Receptor-Positive, Her2-negative Early Breast Cancer (B-61) Lidera
Prospective Evaluation of Carvedilol in Prevention of Cardiac Toxicity in Patients with Metastatic HER-2+ Breast Cancer, Phase III
A Phase II, Single Arm, Non-randomized Study of Alpelisib (BYL719) in Combination with Continued Endocrine Therapy Following Progression on Endocrine Therapy in Hormone Receptor Positive, HER2 Negative, PIK3CA Mutant Metastatic Breast Cancer Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium BTCRC-BRE19-409
NRG-BR007: A Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating Deescalation of Breast Radiation for Conservative Treatment of Stage I, Hormone sensitive, HER2- Negative Oncotype recurrence Score ≤ 18 Breast Cancer
General Protocol for the Acquisition of Whole Blood for the Detection and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells and/or Tumor Specific Immunity/Immune Cell Activation for any Malignancy at any Stage of Disease

Recent Publications


Teslenko, I, Trudeau, J, Luo, S, Watson, CJW, Chen, G, Truica, CI & Lazarus, P 2022, 'Influence of Glutathione-S-Transferase A1*B Allele on the Metabolism of the Aromatase Inhibitor, Exemestane, in Human Liver Cytosols and in Patients Treated with Exemestane', Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, vol. 382, no. 3, pp. 327-334.


Nesterova, D, Zhu, J, Kramer, C, Vasekar, M, Truica, C, Joshi, A, Hayes, M, Kessler, J, Saunders, EFH, Drabick, JJ & Joshi, M 2022, 'Group-led creative writing and behavioural health in cancer: A randomised clinical trial', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 91-98.
Bluethmann, SM, Truica, C, Klepin, HD, Olsen, N, Sciamanna, C, Chinchilli, VM & Schmitz, KH 2021, 'Study design and methods for the using exercise to relieve joint pain and improve AI adherence in older breast cancer survivors (REJOIN) trial', Journal of Geriatric Oncology, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1146-1153.
Schmitz, KH, Schleicher, E, Doerksen, S, Truica, C, Cream, L, Kass, R, Farnan, M, Suess, R, Gordon, B, Zucker, D & Hayes, M 2021, 'Testing the acceptability and feasibility of a tablet-based supportive cancer platform for patients with metastatic breast cancer', Journal of Cancer Survivorship, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 410-413.


Yin, M, Verschraegen, C, Vincent, VH, Patel, SM, George, T & Truica, CI 2020, 'Impact of lack of surgery on outcomes in elderly women with nonmetastatic breast cancer-A surveillance, epidemiology, and end results 18 population based study', Medicine (United States), vol. 99, no. 3, e18745.
Castaman, G, Borchiellini, A, Santagostino, E, Radossi, P, Aksu, S, Yilmaz, M, Serban, M, Uscatescu, V, Truica, C, Fasulo, MR, Mancuso, ME, Paladino, E, Valpreda, A, Guarnieri, C, Macchia, R, Scarpellini, M, Mathew, P & Morfini, M 2020, 'Non-Compartment and compartmental pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and safety of Kedrion FIX concentrate', European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 153, 105485.
Schmitz, KH, Potiaumpai, M, Schleicher, EA, Wolf, LJ, Doerksen, SE, Drabick, JJ, Yee, NS, Truica, CI, Mohamed, AA, Shaw, BW & Farley, DC 2021, 'The exercise in all chemotherapy trial', Cancer, vol. 127, no. 9, pp. 1507-1516.


Zhu, J, Hussain, M, Joshi, A, Truica, CI, Nesterova, D, Collins, J, Saunders, EFH, Hayes, M, Drabick, JJ & Joshi, M 2020, 'Effect of creative writing on mood in patients with cancer', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 64-67.
Yardley, DA, Hart, L, Favret, A, Blau, S, Diab, S, Richards, D, Sparano, J, Beck, JT, Richards, P, Ward, P, Ramaswamy, B, Tsai, M, Blackwell, K, Pluard, T, Tolaney, SM, Esteva, FJ, Truica, CI, Alemany, C, Volas-Redd, G, Shtivelband, M, Purkayastha, D, Dalal, AA, Miller, M & Hortobagyi, GN 2019, 'Efficacy and Safety of Ribociclib With Letrozole in US Patients Enrolled in the MONALEESA-2 Study', Clinical Breast Cancer, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 268-277.e1.
Castaman, G, Borchiellini, A, Santagostino, E, Tagariello, G, Serban, M, Uscatescu, M, Truica, C, Farrugia, A & Morfini, M 2019, 'Pharmacokinetics of a new human plasma-derived double virus inactivated and nanofiltered factor IX concentrate in previously treated severe or moderately severe haemophilia B patients', Haemophilia, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. e364-e367.

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