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Anna M Litvak MD

Anna M. Litvak, MD

  • Hematology | Medical Oncology
Languages Spoken English, Russian
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    Anna Litvak, MD, medical oncologist, has joined The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Summa Cum Laude. She went on to receive her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where she was elected Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She then went on to complete her fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology and Thoracic Oncology Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

    Dr. Litvak is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She has published a number of abstracts, manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters related to cancer research in the fields of breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic oncology. She is also fluent in English as well as in Russian.

  • Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2009


    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

    Title: Selective induction of cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells through adenoviral transfer of the melanoma differentiation associated-7/inteukin-24 gene
    Authors: Saito Y, Miyahara R, Gopalan B, Litvak A, Inoue S, Shanker M, Branch C, Mhashilkar A, Roth J, Chada S, Ramesh R
    Publisher: Cancer Gene Ther
    Date: March 2005
    Issue: 12 (3):238-47
    Description: PMID:15578066
    Title: Activation of the Fas-FasL Signaling Pathway by MDA-7/IL-24 Kills Human Ovarian Cancer Cells
    Authors: Gopalan B, Litvak A, Sharma S, Mhashilkar A, Chada S, Ramesh R
    Publisher: Cancer Research
    Date: April 2005
    Issue: 65 (8): 3017-3024
    Description: PMID: 15833826
    Title: Use of Chemotherapy in the Resection of Liver Metastases of Colorectal Cancer
    Authors: Litvak A, Saltz L
    Publisher: Curr Colorectal Cancer Report
    Date: June 2013
    Issue: 9(2):178-184
    Title: False-positive elevations of carcinoembryonic antigen in patients with a history of resected colorectal cancer
    Authors: Litvak A, Cercek A, Segal N, Reidy-Lagunes D, Stadler ZK, Yaeger RD, Kemeny NE, Weiser MR, Pessin MS, Saltz L
    Publisher: J Natl Compr Canc Netw.
    Date: 2014 June
    Issue: 12(6):907-13
    Description: PMID: 24925201
    Title: Phase II Study of the GI-4000 KRAS Vaccine After Curative Therapy in Patients With Stage I-III Lung Adenocarcinoma Harboring a KRAS G12C, G12D, or G12V Mutation
    Authors: Chaft JE, Litvak A, Arcila ME, Patel P, D'Angelo SP, Krug LM, Rusch V, Mattson A, Coeshott C, Park B, Apelian DM, Kris MG, Azzoli CG
    Publisher: Clin Lung Cancer
    Date: June 2014
    Issue: 21
    Description: PMID:25044103
    Title: Successful Perioperative Use of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate in the Treatment of Acquired Factor X Deficiency in the Setting of Systemic Light-Chain (AL) Amyloidosis
    Authors: Litvak A, Kumar A, Wong R, Smith L, Hassoun H, Soff G
    Publisher: Am J Hematol
    Date: 2014 Jul
    Issue: 24
    Description: PMID: 25060940
    Title: Neuroendocrine Tumors in Cancer Consult: Expertise for Clinical Practice
    Authors: Litvak, A. and Saltz, L.
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK
    Date: 2014
    Issue: eds S. A. Abutalib and M. Markman
    Title: Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Germ Cell Tumors in Pocket Oncology
    Authors: Litvak A, Tew W, Graham R
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
    Date: 2014
    Issue: eds A Drilon, M Postow, and L Krug
    Title: Clinical characteristics and outcomes for patients with thymic carcinoma: evaluation of Masaoka staging.

    Litvak AM, Woo K, Hayes S, Huang J, Rimner A, Sima CS, Moreira AL, Tsukazan M, Riely GJ.

    Publisher: J Thorac Oncol
    Date: 2014 Dec
    Description: PMID: 2539379
    Issue: 9(12):1810-5

    Clinical characteristics and course of 63 patients with BRAF mutant lung cancers.


    Litvak AM, Paik PK, Woo KM, Sima CS, Hellmann MD, Arcila ME, Ladanyi M, Rudin CM, Kris MG, Riely GJ.

    Publisher: J Thorac Oncol
    Date: 2014 Nov
    Description: PMID: 25436800
    Issue: 9(11):1669-74

    From genotype to phenotype: Are there imaging characteristics associated with lung adenocarcinomas harboring RET and ROS1 rearrangements?


    Plodkowski AJ, Drilon A, Halpenny DF, O'Driscoll D, Blair D, Litvak AM, Zheng J, Moskowitz CS, Ginsberg MS.

    Publisher: Lung Cancer
    Date: 2015 Nov
    Description: PMID: 26424208
    Issue: 90(2):321-5

    Bronchial and Thymic Carcinoid Tumors.


    Litvak A, Pietanza MC.

    Publisher: Hematol Oncol Clin North Am
    Date: 2016 Feb
    Description: PMID: 26614370
    Issue: 30(1):83-102

    Next-Generation Sequencing of Pulmonary Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Reveals Small Cell Carcinoma-like and Non-Small Cell Carcinoma-like Subsets.


    Rekhtman N, Pietanza MC, Hellmann MD, Naidoo J, Arora A, Won H, Halpenny DF, Wang H, Tian SK, Litvak AM, Paik PK, Drilon AE, Socci N, Poirier JT, Shen R, Berger MF, Moreira AL, Travis WD, Rudin CM, Ladanyi M.

    Publisher: Clin Cancer Res
    Date: 2016 Jul
    Description: PMID: 26960398
    Issue: 22(14):3618-29

    A phase I trial of the Hedgehog inhibitor, sonidegib (LDE225), in combination with etoposide and cisplatin for the initial treatment of extensive stage small cell lung cancer.


    Pietanza MC, Litvak AM, Varghese AM, Krug LM, Fleisher M, Teitcher JB, Holodny AI, Sima CS, Woo KM, Ng KK, Won HH, Berger MF, Kris MG, Rudin CM.

    Publisher: Lung Cancer
    Date: 2016 Sep
    Description: PMID: 27565909
    Issue: 99:23-30

    Radiogenomic evaluation of lung cancer - Are there imaging characteristics associated with lung adenocarcinomas harboring BRAF mutations?


    Halpenny DF, Plodkowski A, Riely G, Zheng J, Litvak A, Moscowitz C, Ginsberg MS.

    Publisher: Clin Imaging
    Date: 2017 March
    Description: PMID: 28012356
    Issue: 42:147-151

    Macroscopic lymphovascular invasion visualized on mammogram and magnetic resonance imaging: Initially misidentified as ductal carcinoma in situ but properly diagnosed by immunohistochemistry.


    Sanders LM, Dardik M, Modi L, Sanders AE, Schaefer SS, Litvak A.

    Publisher: SAGE Open Med Case Rep
    Date: 2017 April
    Description: PMID: 28491319
    Issue: 5:2050313X17705803

    Racial disparities in the rate of cardiotoxicity of HER2-targeted therapies among women with early breast cancer.


    Litvak A, Batukbhai B, Russell SD, Tsai HL, Rosner GL, Jeter SC, Armstrong D, Emens LA, Fetting J, Wolff AC, Silhy R, Stearns V, Connolly RM.

    Publisher: Cancer
    Date: 2018 Jan
    Description: PMID: 29381193