Anne M. Traynor, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Traynor is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology in the UW Carbone Cancer Center. She specializes in the care of patients with lung cancer and in patients with head and neck malignancies. Dr. Traynor obtained an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and medical degree from the University of North Carolina. She completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Traynor obtained her Fellowship training in medical oncology from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and participated in the UW Carbone Cancer Center Academic Clinical Oncologist Training Program. She has been on faculty at the UW Carbone Cancer Center since 2002.
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Professional Certifications and Education
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY
University of North Carolina
Dr. Traynor leads the lung cancer research program within the UW Department of Medicine, and is the Co-Director for the Thoracic Malignancies Research Group for the UW Carbone Cancer Center. She conducts clinical trials testing new compounds in lung cancer and in early phase drug development. She collaborates with laboratory scientists in lung cancer-related translational research projects, such as examining molecular causes or resistance to radiation and systemic anti-cancer agents. Since 2003, Dr. Traynor has led the Wisconsin Oncology Network, a statewide medical oncology research group that conducts phase II clinical trials at the UW Carbone Cancer Center and at 17 other regional sites. She chairs the UW Carbone Cancer Center Data and Safety Monitoring Committee and represents the Cancer Center in several federal oncology research organizations.
Schelman WR Traynor AM Holen KD Kolesar JM Attia S Hoang T Eickhoff J Jiang Z Alberti D Marnocha R Reid JM Ames MM McGovern RM Espinoza-Delgado I Wright JJ Wilding G Bailey HH .
A phase I study of vorinostat in combination with bortezomib in patients with advanced malignancies. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Dec;31(6):1539-46
[PubMed ID: 24114121]
Cannon DM Mehta MP Adkison JB Khuntia D Traynor AM Tomé WA Chappell RJ Tolakanahalli R Mohindra P Bentzen SM Cannon GM .
Dose-limiting toxicity after hypofractionated dose-escalated radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Dec 1;31(34):4343-8
[PubMed ID: 24145340]
Casavant BP Strotman LN Tokar JJ Thiede SM Traynor AM Ferguson JS Lang JM Beebe DJ .
Paired diagnostic and pharmacodynamic analysis of rare non-small cell lung cancer cells enabled by the VerIFAST platform. Lab Chip. 2013 Nov 26;14(1):99-105
[PubMed ID: 24158597]
Kolesar JM Traynor AM Holen KD Hoang T Seo S Kim K Alberti D Espinoza-Delgado I Wright JJ Wilding G Bailey HH Schelman WR .
Vorinostat in combination with bortezomib in patients with advanced malignancies directly alters transcription of target genes. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2013 Sep;72(3):661-7
[PubMed ID: 23903894]
LoConte NK Holen KD Schelman WR Mulkerin DL Deming DA Hernan HR Traynor AM Goggins T Groteluschen D Oettel K Robinson E Lubner SJ .
A phase I study of sorafenib, oxaliplatin and 2 days of high dose capecitabine in advanced pancreatic and biliary tract cancer: a Wisconsin oncology network study. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Aug;31(4):943-8
[PubMed ID: 23263993]
Schelman WR Mohammed TA Traynor AM Kolesar JM Marnocha RM Eickhoff J Keppen M Alberti DB Wilding G Takebe N Liu G .
A phase I study of AT-101 with cisplatin and etoposide in patients with advanced solid tumors with an expanded cohort in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Jul 17;
[PubMed ID: 23860642]
Traynor AM Weigel TL Oettel KR Yang DT Zhang C Kim K Salgia R Iida M Brand TM Hoang T Campbell TC Hernan HR Wheeler DL .
Nuclear EGFR protein expression predicts poor survival in early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Lung Cancer. 2013 Jul;81(1):138-41
[PubMed ID: 23628526]
Cannon DM Geye HM Hartig GK Traynor AM Hoang T McCulloch TM Wiederholt PA Chappell RJ Harari PM .
Increased local failure risk with prolonged radiation treatment time in head and neck cancer treated with concurrent chemotherapy. Head Neck. 2013 Jun 26;
[PubMed ID: 23804248]
Iida M Brand TM Campbell DA Starr MM Luthar N Traynor AM Wheeler DL .
Targeting AKT with the allosteric AKT inhibitor MK-2206 in non-small cell lung cancer cells with acquired resistance to cetuximab. Cancer Biol Ther. 2013 Jun;14(6):481-91
[PubMed ID: 23760490]
Hoang T Campbell TC Zhang C Kim K Kolesar JM Oettel KR Blank JH Robinson EG Ahuja HG Kirschling RJ Johnson PH Huie MS Wims ME Larson MM Hernan HR Traynor AM .
Vorinostat and bortezomib as third-line therapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a Wisconsin Oncology Network Phase II study. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Jun 1;
[PubMed ID: 23728919]
Gustafson DH DuBenske LL Namkoong K Hawkins R Chih MY Atwood AK Johnson R Bhattacharya A Carmack CL Traynor AM Campbell TC Buss MK Govindan R Schiller JH Cleary JF .
An eHealth system supporting palliative care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer: a randomized trial. Cancer. 2013 May 1;119(9):1744-51
[PubMed ID: 23355273]
O'Mahar SE Campbell TC Hoang T Seo S Kim K Larson MM Marcotte SM LoConte NK Traynor AM .
Phase I study of sunitinib and erlotinib in advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 May;6(5):951-3
[PubMed ID: 21623267]
Traynor AM Thomas JP Ramanathan RK Mody TD Alberti D Wilding G Bailey HH .
Phase I trial of motexafin gadolinium and doxorubicin in the treatment of advanced malignancies. Invest New Drugs. 2011 Apr;29(2):316-22
[PubMed ID: 19997959]
Kolesar J Brundage RC Pomplun M Alberti D Holen K Traynor A Ivy P Wilding G .
Population pharmacokinetics of 3-aminopyridine-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone (Triapine®) in cancer patients. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Feb;67(2):393-400
[PubMed ID: 20440618]
Traynor AM Hewitt M Liu G Flaherty KT Clark J Freedman SJ Scott BB Leighton AM Watson PA Zhao B O'Dwyer PJ Wilding G .
Phase I dose escalation study of MK-0457, a novel Aurora kinase inhibitor, in adult patients with advanced solid tumors. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Feb;67(2):305-14
[PubMed ID: 20386909]
Kruser TJ Traynor AM Wheeler DL .
The use of single-agent dasatinib in molecularly unselected non-small-cell lung cancer patients. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2011 Feb;20(2):305-7
[PubMed ID: 21204748]
Kolesar JM Sachidanandam K Schelman WR Eickhoff J Holen KD Traynor AM Alberti DB Thomas JP Chitambar CR Wilding G Antholine WE .
Cytotoxic Evaluation of 3-Aminopyridine-2-Carboxaldehyde Thiosemicarbazone, 3-AP, in Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes of Patients with Refractory Solid Tumors using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. Exp Ther Med. 2011 Jan;2(1):119-123
[PubMed ID: 21373381]
Traynor AM Gordon MS Alberti D Mendelson DS Munsey MS Wilding G Gammans RE Read WL .
A dose escalation, safety, and tolerability study of MN-029 in patients with advanced solid tumors. Invest New Drugs. 2010 Aug;28(4):509-15
[PubMed ID: 19434370]
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]
Traynor AM Lee JW Bayer GK Tate JM Thomas SP Mazurczak M Graham DL Kolesar JM Schiller JH .
A phase II trial of triapine (NSC# 663249) and gemcitabine as second line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Study 1503. Invest New Drugs. 2010 Feb;28(1):91-7
[PubMed ID: 19238328]