Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Research Physician
Co-Director, Clinical Trials Group

Dr. Gatti-Mays is a Staff Clinician (physician) in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology. Her primary interests are immuno-oncology and breast cancer. Her research is based in the clinic and is focused on the use of cancer vaccines in combination with other treatment modalities (i.e., immunotherapy agents, chemotherapy, small molecules, immune modulators) to help the immune system recognize and kill cancer cells. Dr. Gatti-Mays also has an interest in health disparities in cancer research and health literacy issues related to clinical trial participation.

Areas of Expertise

1) breast cancer, 2) immunotherapy, 3) therapeutic cancer vaccines, 4) health literacy

Contact Info

Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10, Room 13N240
Bethesda, MD 20892
Ph: 240-760-6088
Fax: 301-480-8867

Dr. Gatti-Mays is a breast immuno-oncologist in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology (LTIB). Her research is based in the Oncology Clinic. She focuses on tumor immunology and the development of novel immunotherapy approaches for breast cancer using therapeutic cancer vaccines, antibodies or immune modulators.
As a recognized expert in breast cancer and immunotherapy, Dr. Gatti-Mays has been an invited speaker in multiple scientific and patient forums. To access recent recorded lectures presented by Dr. Gatti-Mays, go to the Links Tab.

NIH Scientific Focus Areas:
Cancer Biology, Clinical Research, Health Disparities, Immunology
View Dr. Gatti-May's PubMed Summary.

Selected Key Publications

  1. If we build it they will come: targeting the immune response to breast cancer.
    Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, Justin M. Balko, Sofia R. Gameiro, Harry D. Bear, Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Jami Fukui, Mary L. Disis, Rita Nanda, James L. Gulley, Kevin Kalinsky, Houssein Abdul Sater, Joseph A. Sparano, David Cescon, David B. Page, Heather McArthur, Sylvia Adams & Elizabeth A. Mittendorf
    NPJ Breast Cancer. 5 (37): 2019. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Adams S, Gatti-Mays ME, Kalinsky K, Korde LA, Sharon E, Amiri-Kordestani L, Bear H, McArthur HL, Frank E, Perlmutter J, Page DB, Vincent B, Hayes JF, Gulley JL, Litton JK, Hortobagyi GN, Chia S, Krop I, White J, Sparano J, Disis ML, Mittendorf, EA
    JAMA Oncology. [Epub ahead of print]: 2019. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, Julius Strauss, Renee N. Donahue, Claudia Palena, Jaydira Del Rivero, Jason M. Redman, Ravi A. Madan, Jennifer L. Marté, Lisa M. Cordes, Elizabeth Lamping, Alanvin Orpia, Andrea Burmeister, Eva Wagner, Cesar Pico Navarro, Christopher R. Heery, Jeffrey Schlom and James L. Gulley
    Clin Cancer Res. . Aug 15; 25 (16): 4933-4944, 2019. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Page DB, Bear H, Prabhakaran S, Gatti-Mays ME, Thomas A, Cobain E, McArthur H, Balko JM, Gameiro SR, Nanda R, Gulley JL, Kalinsky K, White J, Litton J, Chmura SJ, Polley MY, Vincent B, Cescon DW, Disis ML, Sparano JA, Mittendorf EA, Adams S.
    NPJ Breast Cancer.. Oct 8.;: 5:34, 2019. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Margaret E. Gatti-Mays and James L. Gulley
    Oncoscience. Aug 22;(5):: 269-270, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Dr Gatti-Mays earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) in 2005 and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (Atlanta, GA). She received a M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC) in 2011. Following graduation in 2014 from an internal medicine residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (Washington,DC), she was selected to serve as Chief Resident (2014-2015). In 2017, she completed fellowship in medical oncology at NCI and then joined the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology as a Staff Clinician. She is Co-Director of the LTIB's Clinical Trials Group.

Dr. Gatti-Mays is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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