Bernard J Poiesz, MD

Bernard J Poiesz, MD
Appointed 07/01/74
Women's Health Network
1239 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-4353

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Upstate Cancer Center: Medical Oncology, Melanoma Treatment

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Cancer Research Program
  • Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 1977
  • MD: University of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • Residency: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1974
  • BA: LaSalle University, 1970

Clinical Interests

  • Oncology, Uro-Oncology; general Hematology

Research Interests

  • Detection, quantification, and characterization of human retro-viruses, testing of antiviral compounds; understanding the biology of sarcomeric protiens.

Clinical Trials

  • CX-839-005: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2 Study Comparing CB-839 in Combination with Everolimus (CBE) vs Everolimus Alone in Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
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  • TRITON2: A Multicenter, Open-label Phase 2 Study of Rucaparib in Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Associated with Homologous Recombination Deficiency
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  • TRITON3:A Multicenter, Randomized, Open-label Phase 3 Study of Rucaparib versus Physician's Choice of Therapy for Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Associated with Homologous Recombination Deficiency
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Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Adult Lymphoma
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • All Cancers and Hematological Conditions
  • Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)
  • HIV Infection and AIDS
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Urologic Cancers


  • Adults


  • Apheresis
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Infusional Therapies
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paracentesis
  • Stem Cell Collection Procedures
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vaccine Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital


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Our laboratory''s primary focus is the detection, quantification, and characterization of human retroviruses. Studies also involve the in vitro and in vivo testing of antiviral compounds. A secondary focus is the role of sarcomeric proteins in cardiomyocyte and cancer cell biology.

Selected References

Walter M. Stadler, Apurva Desai, David Quinn, Ronald Bukowski, B. Poiesz?, C. Kardinal, N. Lewis, A.. Makalinao, Peter Murray, David Quinn, Frank Torti: A Phase I/II Study of GTI-2040 and Capecitabine in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharacology. (in press)

Bernstein ZP, Doughert T, Gollnick S, Schwartz SA, Mahajan SD, Kepner J, Sumlin A, Stewart C, Wallace P, Walder H, and Poiesz B,  Photopheresis in HIV-1 infected patients utilizing Benzoporphyrin Derivatives Verteporfin and light.  Current HIV Research.  6:152-163, 2008.  

Gopaluni S, Perzova R, Abbott L, Farah R, Shrimpton A, Hutchison R, and Poiesz B.  CD8+ Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma successfully treated with Bexarotene: a case report and review of the literature.  Am J Hematol.  83:744-6, 2008.  

Jasti S, Coyle T, Gentile T, Rosales L, and Poiesz B.  Rituxamab as an adjunct to plasmapheresis in TTP: a report of 12 cases and review of the literature.  J. Clin Apheresis.  23:151-6, 2008.

Thomas A, Perzova R, Abbott L, Benz P, Poiesz MJ, Dube S, Loughran Jr T, and Poiesz BJ.  LGL leukemia and HTLV.  In press - AIDS RES HUM RETROVIRUSES. 

Harold L. Thurston, Sastry Prayaga, Anish Thomas, Victor Guharoy, Syamalima Dube, Bernard J. Poiesz, and Dipak K. Dube.  Expression of Nkx2.5 in wild type, cardiac mutant, and thyroxine-induced metamorphosed hearts of the Mexican axolotl.  Cardiovascular Toxicology.  9:13-20, 2009.

Esteban E, Poli M, Poiesz B, Ceriani C, Dube S, Guterrez S, Dolcini G, Perez S, Liitzelschwab C, and Juliarena M.  Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) proposed control and eradication program by marker assisted breeding of genetically resistant cattle.  In "Animal Genetics" (L. Rechi, Ed) NOVA, Hapuppage, NY; 2009.


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