Paul M. Harari, MD Print Friendly PageChair, Department of Human Oncology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Harari’s medical interests include radiation oncology, head and neck oncology, and oncology training and education.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Human Oncology|
Professional Certifications and Education
University of Arizona Medical Center
University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1984
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
Dr. Harari's clinical and laboratory research focuses on treatment advances for head and neck cancer patients through precision radiation techniques and the use of molecular targeted growth inhibitors combined with radiation.
Kimple RJ Harari PM Torres AD Yang RZ Soriano BJ Yu M Armstrong EA Blitzer GC Smith MA Lorenz LD Lee D Yang DT McCulloch TM Hartig GK Lambert PF .
Development and characterization of HPV-positive and HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumorgrafts. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 15;19(4):855-64
[PubMed ID: 23251001]
Huang S Li C Armstrong EA Peet CR Saker J Amler LC Sliwkowski MX Harari PM .
Dual targeting of EGFR and HER3 with MEHD7945A overcomes acquired resistance to EGFR inhibitors and radiation. Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 15;73(2):824-33
[PubMed ID: 23172311]
Nyflot MJ Harari PM Yip S Perlman SB Jeraj R .
Correlation of PET images of metabolism, proliferation and hypoxia to characterize tumor phenotype in patients with cancer of the oropharynx. Radiother Oncol. 2012 Oct;105(1):36-40
[PubMed ID: 23068711]
Hoang T Huang S Armstrong E Eickhoff JC Harari PM .
Enhancement of radiation response with bevacizumab. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Apr 26;31:37
[PubMed ID: 22538017]
Huang S Benavente S Armstrong EA Li C Wheeler DL Harari PM .
p53 modulates acquired resistance to EGFR inhibitors and radiation. Cancer Res. 2011 Nov 15;71(22):7071-9
[PubMed ID: 22068033]
Harari PM Hartig GK .
Robotics in head and neck cancer: future opportunities. Oncology (Williston Park). 2010 Oct;24(11):1015, 1020, 1022
[PubMed ID: 21155451]
Wheeler DL Dunn EF Harari PM .
Understanding resistance to EGFR inhibitors-impact on future treatment strategies. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2010 Sep;7(9):493-507
[PubMed ID: 20551942]
Kruser TJ Wheeler DL Armstrong EA Iida M Kozak KR van der Kogel AJ Bussink J Coxon A Polverino A Harari PM .
Augmentation of radiation response by motesanib, a multikinase inhibitor that targets vascular endothelial growth factor receptors. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Jul 15;16(14):3639-47
[PubMed ID: 20507929]
Harari PM Song S Tomé WA .
Emphasizing conformal avoidance versus target definition for IMRT planning in head-and-neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jul 1;77(3):950-8
[PubMed ID: 20378266]
Traynor AM Richards GM Hartig GK Khuntia D Cleary JF Wiederholt PA Bentzen SM Harari PM .
Comprehensive IMRT plus weekly cisplatin for advanced head and neck cancer: the University of Wisconsin experience. Head Neck. 2010 May;32(5):599-606
[PubMed ID: 19757422]
Shepard PM Olson J Harari PM Leverson G Hartig GK .
Therapeutic selective neck dissection outcomes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 May;142(5):741-6
[PubMed ID: 20416466]
Wheeler DL Iida M Kruser TJ Nechrebecki MM Dunn EF Armstrong EA Huang S Harari PM .
Epidermal growth factor receptor cooperates with Src family kinases in acquired resistance to cetuximab. Cancer Biol Ther. 2009 Apr;8(8):696-703
[PubMed ID: 19276677]
Schubert LK Westerly DC Tomé WA Mehta MP Soisson ET Mackie TR Ritter MA Khuntia D Harari PM Paliwal BR .
A comprehensive assessment by tumor site of patient setup using daily MVCT imaging from more than 3,800 helical tomotherapy treatments. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Mar 15;73(4):1260-9
[PubMed ID: 19251098]
Benavente S Huang S Armstrong EA Chi A Hsu KT Wheeler DL Harari PM .
Establishment and characterization of a model of acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor targeting agents in human cancer cells. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Mar 1;15(5):1585-92
[PubMed ID: 19190133]
Yavel R Hinshaw M Rao V Hartig GK Harari PM Stewart D Snow SN .
Hidradenomas and a hidradenocarcinoma of the scalp managed using Mohs micrographic surgery and a multidisciplinary approach: case reports and review of the literature. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Feb;35(2):273-81
[PubMed ID: 19215270]
Harari PM Wheeler DL Grandis JR .
Molecular target approaches in head and neck cancer: epidermal growth factor receptor and beyond. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2009 Jan;19(1):63-8
[PubMed ID: 19028347]
Kruser TJ Armstrong EA Ghia AJ Huang S Wheeler DL Radinsky R Freeman DJ Harari PM .
Augmentation of radiation response by panitumumab in models of upper aerodigestive tract cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Oct 1;72(2):534-42
[PubMed ID: 18793955]
Been MJ Watkins J Manz RM Gentry LR Leverson GE Harari PM Hartig GK .
Tumor volume as a prognostic factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with primary radiotherapy. Laryngoscope. 2008 Aug;118(8):1377-82
[PubMed ID: 18418275]
Mehra R Cohen RB Harari PM .
EGFR inhibitors for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Curr Oncol Rep. 2008 Mar;10(2):176-84
[PubMed ID: 18377832]
Bentzen SM Harari PM Tomé WA Mehta MP .
Radiation oncology advances: an introduction. Cancer Treat Res. 2008;139:1-4
[PubMed ID: 18236709]
Hong TS Welsh JS Ritter MA Harari PM Jaradat H Mackie TR Mehta MP .
Megavoltage computed tomography: an emerging tool for image-guided radiotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2007 Dec;30(6):617-23
[PubMed ID: 18091057]