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Alissa Huston Porter, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Fax: (585) 321-1724

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Alissa Huston is a Rochester native who received her medical degree at the University of Buffalo, and went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She then attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Hematology/Oncology fellowship, during which time she was involved in research involving bone metastasis in cancer. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester, where her clinical efforts are focused on breast cancer. She is also the Co-Medical Director of the Pluta Integrative Oncology & Wellness Center. Her research efforts focus on understanding the effects of treatment for breast cancer upon bone health and how integrative modalities can help mitigate symptoms for cancer patients as they undergo treatment. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Society for Integrative Oncology. Her philosophy is that there is no singular approach to patient care. Even though many patients may carry the same diagnosis, each individual is affected by that illness in a different way. Patients are not perceived as just a number, but instead approached and treated as the unique individuals they represent.




    MD | SUNY at Buffalo-School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
    Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-GME

    07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
    Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/30/2000 - 06/30/2001
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Jacob Gitelman Award
    Sponsor: Gilda's Club of Rochester

    2009 - 2011
    Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellowship Award
    Location: Department of Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital

    ASH Clinical Research Training Institute (ASH-CRTI) Award. Phase I Trial of Perifosine and 17-DMAG in Patients with Relapsed/Ref

    ASCO/AACR Workshop Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Award. A Phase II Study Evaluating the Effects of COX-2 Inhibition on Lev

    Cancer Education Consortium Workshop Award: Clinical Pharmacology of Anticancer Agents

    AMWA Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation

    Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Society

    James A. Gibson Anatomical Society Award

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    Journal Articles

    Noyes K, Zapf AL, Depner RM, Flores T, Huston A, Rashid HH, McNeal D, Constine LS, Fleming FJ, Wilding GE, Sahler OJZ. "Problem-solving skills training in adult cancer survivors: Bright IDEAS-AC pilot study." Cancer treatment and research communications.. 2022 Mar 25; 31:100552. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

    Cortés J, Kim SB, Chung WP, Im SA, Park YH, Hegg R, Kim MH, Tseng LM, Petry V, Chung CF, Iwata H, Hamilton E, Curigliano G, Xu B, Huang CS, Kim JH, Chiu JWY, Pedrini JL, Lee C, Liu Y, Cathcart J, Bako E, Verma S, Hurvitz SA, . "Trastuzumab Deruxtecan versus Trastuzumab Emtansine for Breast Cancer." The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 Mar 24; 386(12):1143-1154.

    Komisarof J, McGann K, Huston A, Katerji H, Morgan MA. "An Atypical Presentation of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) Secondary to Occult Hodgkin Lymphoma." Case reports in hematology.. 2021 2021:6672257. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Skeletal Complications: Bone Metabolism and Novel Targeted Agents
    Book Title: Cancer Supportive Care: Advances in Therapeutic Strategies
    Author List: A. Huston
    Edited By: G. H. Lyman and J. Crawford
    Published By: Informa healthcare, Inc. 2007

    Chapter Title: Myeloma Bone Disease
    Book Title: Translational Therapeutic Strategies in Multiple Myeloma
    Author List: A. Huston and G. D. Roodman
    Edited By: I. M. Ghobrial and K. Anderson
    Published By: Informa Healthcare, Inc. 2007




    Dr. Alissa Huston | Advancing Breast Care


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