Marijo Bilusic, M.D., Ph.D.

Marijo Bilusic, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Research Physician
Associate Director, Medical Oncology/Hematology Fellowship Program

Dr. Bilusic is the Associate Program Director of the Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship Program. His current research interests focus on tumor immunology and development of treatment options for prostate cancer and other genitourinary tumors using novel targeted agents, therapeutic cancer vaccines, antibodies, or immune modulators.

Areas of Expertise
1) genitourinary cancers, 2) therapeutic cancer vaccines, 3) immunotherapy

Contact Info

Marijo Bilusic, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10, Room B2L324B
Bethesda, MD 20892
Ph: 301-402-0576
marijo.bilusic@nih.gov

Dr. Bilusic's research interests focus on tumor immunology and development of novel immunotherapy approaches for prostate cancer and other genitourinary tumors using therapeutic cancer vaccines, antibodies, or immune modulators. Dr. Bilusic served as a PI or co-investigator on several intramural and industry-sponsored clinical trials and produced several presentations and publications in collaborations with other researchers as an active member of the research team.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Clinical Research

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Plimack ER, Dunbrack RL, Brennan TA, Andrake MD, Zhou Y, Serebriiskii IG, Slifker M, Alpaugh K, Dulaimi E, Palma N, Hoffman-Censits J, Bilusic M, Wong YN, Kutikov A, Viterbo R, Greenberg RE, Chen DY, Lallas CD, Trabulsi EJ, Yelensky R, McConkey DJ, Miller VA, Golemis EA, and Ross EA.
    Eur Urol. 68(6): 959-67, 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Bilusic M, Wong YN.
    Asian J Androl. 16(3): 372-7, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Bilusic M, Heery CR, Arlen PM, Rauckhorst M, Apelian D, Tsang KY, Tucker JA, Jochems C, Schlom J, Gulley JL, Madan RA.
    Cancer Immunol Immunother. 63(3): 225-34, 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Madan RA, Bilusic M, Heery C, Schlom J, Gulley JL.
    Semin Oncol. 39(3): 296-304, 2012. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Bilusic M, Gulley JL.
    Cancer Immunol Immunother. 61(1): 109-17, 2012. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Bilusic completed a clinical fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the National Cancer Institute and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, MD. In addition, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in physiological genomics at the Medical College of Wisconsin's Human and Molecular Genetics Center in Milwaukee, WI. He was an assistant professor (GU medical oncologist) at the Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health from 2012 - 2016.