Researcher Profile

Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS

Chief Surgical Officer and Associate Director for Clinical Science at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: (732) 235-6807
Email: howard.kaufman@rutgers.edu

Assistant: Kimberly Finney
(732) 235-6780
Email: finneykl@cinj.rutgers.edu

Resident Member, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Research Program Alignment

Membership Type: Full


Research Interests

  • Cancer Immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Trial Development
  • Melanoma

Selected Publications

Clark, J.M., Kelley, B., Bines, S.D., Batus, M., Titze, J. and Kaufman, H.L. Clinical outcomes and toxicity profile of high-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) treatment in elderly patients with metastatic melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. Oncology 84(2):123-6., 2013.

Batus, M., Waheed, S., Ruby, C., Petersen, L., Bines, S.D. and Kaufman, H.L. Optimal Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Current Strategies and Future Directions. Am J Clin Dermatol. 14:179-194 2013.

Goldufsky, J., Sivendran, S., Harcharik, S., Pan, M., Bernardo, S. Stern R.H., Friedlander, P., Ruby, C.E.,. Saenger, Y. and KAUFMAN, H.L. Oncolytic viruses for cancer treatment. Oncolytic Virotherapy. 2:31-46, 2013.

Abern, M.R., Tsivian, M., Coogan, C.L., Kaufman, H.L. and Polascik, T.J. Characteristics of patients diagnosed with both melanoma and renal cell cancer. Cancer Causes and Control 24(11):1925-33. doi: 10.1007/s10552-013-0267-0. Epub, 2013 PMID: 23897487.

Mosenson, J.A., Zloza, A., Nieland, J.D., Huelsmann, E.J., Kumar, P., Denman, C., Lacek, A.T., Kohlhapp, F.J., Alamiri, A., Hughes, T., Bines, S.D., Kaufman, H.L., Overbeck, A., Mehrota, S., Hernandez, C., Nishimura, M.I., Guevara-Patino, J.A. and Le Poole, I.C. Reversal of autoimmune depigmentation in vitiligo by mutant HSP70. Science Transl Med 5(174):174ra28, 2013.

Kaufman, H.L., Kirkwood, J.M., Hodi,, S.F., Agarwala, S., Amatruda, T., Bines, S.D., Clark, J., Curti, B., Ernstoff, M., Gajewski, T., Gonzalez, R., Hyde, L.J., Lawson, D., Lotze, M., Lutzky, J., Margolin, K., McDermott, D., Morton, D., Pavlick, A., Richards, J.M., Sharfman, W., Sondak, V., Sosman, J., Steel, S., Tarhini, A., Thompson, J., Titze, J., Urba, W., White, R. and Atkins, M.B. The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer consensus statement on tumour immunotherapy for the treatment of cutaneous elanoma. Nature Rev Clin Oncol 10(10):588-598, 2013.

Zhang, F., Kaufman, H.L., Deng, Y. and Drabier, R. Recursive SVM biomarker selection for early detection of breast cancer in peripheral blood. BMC Med Genomics 6 Suppl 1:S4. doi: 10.1186/1755-8794-6-S1-S4. Epub, 2013 PMID: 23369435.

Ascierto, P.A., Grimaldi, A.M., Acquavella, N., Borgognoni, L., Calabro, L., Cascinelli, N., Cesano, A., Del Vecchio, M., Eggermont, A.M., Faries, M., Ferrone, S., Fox, B.A., Gajewski, T., Galon, J., Gnjatic, S., Gogas, H., Kaufman, H.L., Larkin, J., Lehmann, P.V., Lo, R., Mantovani, A., Margolin, K., Melief, C., McArthur, G., Offringa, R., Palmieri, G., Puzanov, I., Ribas, A., Seliger, B., Sosman, J., Stroncek, D.F., Suenaert, P., Tarhini, A.A., Thurin, M., Trinchieri, G., Vidal-Vanaclocha, F., Wang, E., Ciliberto, G., Mozzillo, N. and Marincola, F. Future persepectives in melanoma research: Meeting report from the "Melanoma Research: A bridge Naples – all the world. J Transl Med 11:137, 2013.

Stroncek, D.F., Ribas, A., Melief, C.J.M., Castiello, L., Cesano, A., Cheever, M.A., Civini, S., Comin-Anduix, B., Gajewski, T.F., Greeberg, P.D., Kalinski, P., Kaufman, H.L., Kershaw, M.H., Khleif, S.N., Merritt, W., Munn, D.H., Powell, D.J., Restifo, N.P., Rosenberg, S.A., Puri, R. K., Streicher, H., Szalay, A.A., Yee, C., Zitvogel, L. and Marincola, F. Highlights of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 27th Annual Meeting. J Immunother Cancer. 1:4, 2013.

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