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Alissa Huston Porter, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Office: (585) 275-2778

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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.



  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | State University of NY at Buffalo School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

06/30/2001 - 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

Lei W, Duan R, Li J, Liu X, Huston A, Boyce BF, Yao Z. "The IAP Antagonist SM-164 Eliminates Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone and Lung in Mice." Scientific reports.. 2020 Apr 24; 10(1):7004. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Peppone LJ, Ling M, Huston AJ, Reid ME, Janelsins MC, Puzas JE, Kamen C, Del Giglio A, Asare M, Peoples AR, Mustian KM. "The effects of high-dose calcitriol and individualized exercise on bone metabolism in breast cancer survivors on hormonal therapy: a phase II feasibility trial." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2018 Aug 0; 26(8):2675-2683. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Williams AM, Shah R, Shayne M, Huston AJ, Krebs M, Murray N, Thompson BD, Doyle K, Korotkin J, van Wijngaarden E, Hyland S, Moynihan JA, Cory-Slechta DA, Janelsins MC. "Associations between inflammatory markers and cognitive function in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy." Journal of neuroimmunology.. 2018 Jan 15; 314:17-23. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Books & Chapters

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

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