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Dawit Aregawi, MD

Dawit Aregawi, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Penn State Neuroscience Institute
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies
Disease Teams:
Cancer Institute, Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer Team
DXA22@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Therapeutics
  • Glioblastoma
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Neoplasms
  • Diet
  • Metformin
  • Drug Therapy
  • Glioma
  • Mutation
  • Thrombophilia
  • Radiation
  • Weights and Measures

Clinical Trials

Phase II Pilot RCT to assess feasibility of supra-marginal surgical resection of malignant glioma (G-SUMIT: Glioma Supra Marginal Incision Trial)
3D-PREDICT Registry: 3D Prediction of patient-specific Response using ex vivo Interrogation of live cells from tumors
An open-label phase II study to investigate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of tirabrutinib in patients with Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL)

Recent Publications

2024

Lu, T, Yee, PP, Chih, SY, Tang, M, Chen, H, Aregawi, DG, Glantz, MJ, Zacharia, BE, Wang, H-G & Li, W 2024, 'LC3-associated phagocytosis of neutrophils triggers tumor ferroptotic cell death in glioblastoma', EMBO Journal, vol. 43, no. 13, pp. 2582-2605. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44318-024-00130-4
Mikolajewicz, N, Yee, PP, Bhanja, D, Trifoi, M, Miller, AM, Metellus, P, Bagley, SJ, Balaj, L, De MacEdo Filho, LJM, Zacharia, BE, Aregawi, D, Glantz, M, Weller, M, Ahluwalia, MS, Kislinger, T & Mansouri, SA 2024, 'Systematic Review of Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarker Discovery in Neuro-Oncology: A Roadmap to Standardization and Clinical Application', Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 42, no. 16, pp. 1961-1974. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.23.01621
Demirsoy, S, Tran, H, Liu, J, Li, Y, Yang, S, Aregawi, D, Glantz, MJ, Jacob, NK, Walter, V, Schell, T & Olmez, I 2024, 'Targeting Tyro3, Axl, and MerTK Receptor Tyrosine Kinases Significantly Sensitizes Triple-Negative Breast Cancer to CDK4/6 Inhibition', Cancers, vol. 16, no. 12, 2253. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers16122253

2023

Ranjan, T, Sengupta, S, Glantz, MJ, Green, RM, Yu, A, Aregawi, D, Chaudhary, R, Chen, R, Zuccarello, M, Lu-Emerson, C, Moulding, HD, Belman, N, Glass, J, Mammoser, A, Anderson, M, Valluri, J, Marko, N, Schroeder, J, Jubelirer, S, Chow, F, Claudio, PP, Alberico, AM, Lirette, ST, Denning, KL & Howard, CM 2023, 'Cancer stem cell assay-guided chemotherapy improves survival of patients with recurrent glioblastoma in a randomized trial', Cell Reports Medicine, vol. 4, no. 5, 101025. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2023.101025
Hertler, C, Felsberg, J, Gramatzki, D, Le Rhun, E, Clarke, J, Soffietti, R, Wick, W, Chinot, O, Ducray, F, Roth, P, McDonald, K, Hau, P, Hottinger, AF, Reijneveld, J, Schnell, O, Marosi, C, Glantz, M, Darlix, A, Lombardi, G, Krex, D, Glas, M, Reardon, DA, van den Bent, M, Lefranc, F, Herrlinger, U, Razis, E, Carpentier, AF, Phillips, S, Rudà, R, Wick, A, Tabouret, E, Meyronet, D, Maurage, CA, Rushing, E, Rapkins, R, Bumes, E, Hegi, M, Weyerbrock, A, Aregawi, D, Gonzalez-Gomez, C, Pellerino, A, Klein, M, Preusser, M, Bendszus, M, Golfinopoulos, V, von Deimling, A, Gorlia, T, Wen, PY, Reifenberger, G & Weller, M 2023, 'Long-term survival with IDH wildtype glioblastoma: first results from the ETERNITY Brain Tumor Funders’ Collaborative Consortium (EORTC 1419)', European Journal of Cancer, vol. 189, 112913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2023.05.002

2022

Yee, PP, Wang, J, Chih, SY, Aregawi, DG, Glantz, MJ, Zacharia, BE, Thamburaj, K & Li, W 2022, 'Temporal radiographic and histological study of necrosis development in a mouse glioblastoma model', Frontiers in Oncology, vol. 12, 993649. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2022.993649

2021

Fu, S, Piccioni, DE, Liu, H, Lukas, RV, Kesari, S, Aregawi, D, Hong, DS, Yamaguchi, K, Whicher, K, Zhang, Y, Chen, YL, Poola, N, Eddy, J & Blum, D 2021, 'A phase I study of the WT2725 dosing emulsion in patients with advanced malignancies', Scientific reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 22355. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01707-3
Khristov, V, Shenoy, G, Mau, C, Mrowczynski, O, Rizk, E, Pu, C, Specht, CS & Aregawi, D 2022, 'Myxopapillary Ependymoma with Anaplastic Features: A Case Series and Review of the Literature', World neurosurgery, vol. 158, pp. e735-e745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.11.053
Mrowczynski, OD, Vasekar, M, Fox, E, Harbaugh, K, Aregawi, D, Pameijer, CR, Zaorsky, N, Payne, R & Rizk, E 2021, 'Spontaneous Hip Dislocation Complicating the Management of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Arising Within a Plexiform Neurofibroma', Cureus, vol. 13, no. 7, e16320. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.16320
Mansouri, A, Padmanaban, V, Aregawi, D & Glantz, M 2021, 'VEGF and Immune Checkpoint Inhibition for Prevention of Brain Metastases: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Neurology, vol. 97, no. 15, pp. E1484-E1492. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000012642

2020

Yee, PP, Wei, Y, Kim, SY, Lu, T, Chih, SY, Lawson, C, Tang, M, Liu, Z, Anderson, B, Thamburaj, K, Young, MM, Aregawi, DG, Glantz, MJ, Zacharia, BE, Specht, CS, Wang, HG & Li, W 2020, 'Neutrophil-induced ferroptosis promotes tumor necrosis in glioblastoma progression', Nature communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 5424. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19193-y