Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Takami Sato, MD, PhD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Program

Medical Oncology
Medical Oncology - Uveal Melanoma

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Office Locations

925 Chestnut Street
Suite 320A
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8874
Fax: (215) 955-2340
Bodine Center
111 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 503-3158
Fax: (215) 955-9600

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Best Doctors in America 2011,2010,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005

America's Top Oncologists 2007


Dr. Sato also specializes in Cancer Immunotherapy.


  • Jichi Medical University, Japan, Medical School


  • Oita Prefectural Hospital, Japan


  • Jichi Medical University, Japan

Recent Publications

Phase 1 Study of Ipilimumab Combined With Whole Brain Radiation Therapy or Radiosurgery for Melanoma Patients With Brain Metastases

Establishment of an orthotopic patient-derived xenograft mouse model using uveal melanoma hepatic metastasis

Co-Targeting HGF/cMET Signaling with MEK Inhibitors in metastatic uveal melanoma

Relationship between physician-adjudicated adverse events and patient-reported health-related quality of life in a phase II clinical trial (NCT01143402) of patients with metastatic uveal melanoma

Adjuvant Sunitinib in High-Risk Patients with Uveal Melanoma. Comparison with Institutional Controls

Ladarixin, a dual CXCR1/2 inhibitor, attenuates experimental melanomas harboring different molecular defects by affecting malignant cells and tumor microenvironment

Immune check point inhibitors combination in melanoma: Worth the toxicity?

Establishment and Characterization of Orthotopic Mouse Models for Human Uveal Melanoma Hepatic Colonization

Yttrium-90 microsphere brachytherapy for liver metastases from uveal melanoma clinical outcomes and the predictive value of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography

Arterial Blood, Rather Than Venous Blood, is a Better Source for Circulating Melanoma Cells

Paracrine effect of NRG1 and HGF drives resistance to MEK inhibitors in metastatic uveal melanoma

Biology of advanced uveal melanoma and next steps for clinical therapeutics

Double-blinded, randomized phase II study using embolization with or without granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in uveal melanoma with hepatic metastases

Treatment strategies for clinically detectable metastatic uveal melanoma

Expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor in metastatic uveal melanoma and implications for potential autocrine and paracrine tumor cell growth

Tumor necrosis factor-α blockade and development of uveal melanoma: Expected adverse effect or just coincidence?

Integrin receptors on tumor cells facilitate NK cell-mediated antibody-dependent cytotoxicity

Early arterial stasis during resin-based yttrium-90 radioembolization: Incidence and preliminary outcomes

High-dose vincristine sulfate liposome injection (Marqibo) is not associated with clinically meaningful hematologic toxicity

Effect of selumetinib vs chemotherapy on progression-free survival in uveal melanoma: A randomized clinical trial