Stefan Kachala

Research Fellow

Start Year

2009

End Year

2011

Awards and Scholarships

  • American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship
  • C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum (AATS) Finalist

Current Employment

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Publications

Manuscripts

Abstracts/Presentations

  • Bograd A, Villena-Vargas J, Kachala S, Servais E, Colovos C, Rodriguez L, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Mesothelin-targeted T-cell therapy optimized for the lung adenocarcinoma tumor microenvironment. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 15th  World Conference on Lung Cancer. October 27-30, 2013; Sydney, Australia.
  • Kachala S, Bograd AJ, Rodriguez L, Servais EL, Kadota K, Sima C, Rusch VW, Travis WD, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Mesothelin decreases recurrence-free survival in lung adenocarcinoma by imparting an aggressive phenotype. American Association for Thoracic Surgery Meeting. May 4-8, 2013; Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kachala SS, Suzuki K, Vertes E, Rodriguez L, Kadota K, Sima CS, Rusch VW, Travis WD, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Mesothelin is a commonly expressed tumor marker in lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) that imparts an aggressive phenotype—a candidate molecular target. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer. July 2-5, 2011; Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Servais EL, Colovos C, Kachala SS, Rodriguez L, Kadota K, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Mesothelin expression promotes invasive phenotype and matrix metalloproteinase secretion in pleural mesothelioma. 10th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG). August 31-September 3, 2010; Kyoto, Japan.
  • Suzuki K, Servais EL, Sima C, Kachala SS, Rizk NP, Park B, Rusch VW, Adusumilli PS. Outcomes of indwelling tunneled pleural catheters for malignant pleural effusion: the role for surgical evaluation. American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress. October 3-7, 2010; Washington, DC.
  • Colovos C, Servais EL, Kachala SK, Rodriguez L, Kadota K, Rusch VW, Sadelain M, Adusumilli PS. Significance of tumor microenvironment in preclinical investigation of malignant pleural mesothelioma. International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. June 10-12, 2010; Washington, DC.