University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Andrew W. Bollen, DVM, MD

Andrew W. Bollen, DVM, MD

Professor, Department of Neuropathology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology

Education

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, A.B., 1975, Biology
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA, D.V.M., 1980, Veterinary Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, M.D., 1985, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1980-1981
    Resident, Veterinary Pathology, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1985-1987
    Resident, Anatomic Pathology, UCSF
  • 1987-1988
    Chief Resident, Anatomic Pathology, UCSF
  • 1988-1989
    Fellow, Neuropathology, UCSF
  • 1989-1990
    Clinical Instructor, Surgical Pathology, UCSF
  • 1990-1991
    Resident, Clinical Pathology (Lab Medicine), UCSF
  • 1991-1997
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, UCSF
  • 1997-2000
    Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology, UCSF
  • 1998-present
    Member, UCSF Cancer Center, Neuro-Oncology Program
  • 1999
    Co-director Neuropathology Unit, UCSF
  • 2000-2001
    Professor of Pathology, UCSF
  • 2000-2010
    Director of Neuropathology, UCSF
  • 2010-present
    Professor and Director, Neuropathology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1980
    Phi Zeta Honor Society, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1985
    A. Baird Hastings Society, UC SanDiego School of Medicine
  • 2000-2009
    Member Neuropathology Test Committee
  • 2001-present
    Castle Connolly Guide, America’s Top Doctors
  • 2005-present
    Castle Connolly Guide, America’s Top Doctors for Cancert

Selected Publications

  1. Lee JC, Mazor T, Lao R, Wan E, Diallo AB, Hill NS, Thangaraj N, Wendelsdorf K, Samuel D, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Auguste K, Raffel C, Gupta N, Berger M, Raleigh DR, Shai A, Phillips JJ, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Perry A, Costello J, Solomon DA. Recurrent KBTBD4 small in-frame insertions and absence of DROSHA deletion or DICER1 mutation differentiate pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation (PPTID) from pineoblastoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Mar 14.
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  2. Radmanesh A, Wood MD, Bollen AW. Cerebral amyloidoma: A mimicker of granulomatous disease on brain MRI. J Neuroradiol. 2019 Mar 07.
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  3. Lee JC, Sharifai N, Dahiya S, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Rosenblum MK, Reis GF, Samuel D, Siongco AM, Santi M, Storm PB, Ferris SP, Bollen AW, Pekmezci M, Solomon DA, Tihan T, Perry A. Clinicopathologic features of anaplastic myxopapillary ependymomas. Brain Pathol. 2019 Jan; 29(1):75-84.
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  4. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Bastian BC, Grenert JP, Kline CN, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Gupta N, Berger MS, Lee HS, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Shieh JTC, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Brain Pathol. 2019 Jan; 29(1):85-96.
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  5. López GY, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Clarke J, Oberheim Bush NA, Taylor J, Chang S, Butowski N, Banerjee A, Mueller S, Kline C, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Siongco A, Raffel C, Gupta N, Kunwar S, Mummaneni P, Aghi M, Theodosopoulos P, Berger M, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of gliomas arising after therapeutic radiation. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 Jan; 137(1):139-150.
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  6. Solomon DA, Korshunov A, Sill M, Jones DTW, Kool M, Pfister SM, Fan X, Bannykh S, Hu J, Danielpour M, Li R, Johnston J, Cham E, Cooney T, Sun PP, Oberheim Bush NA, McDermott M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Perry A. Myxoid glioneuronal tumor of the septum pellucidum and lateral ventricle is defined by a recurrent PDGFRA p.K385 mutation and DNT-like methylation profile. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Aug; 136(2):339-343.
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  7. Pekmezci M, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Goode B, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Chamyan G, Maher OM, Khatib Z, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Samuel D, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Clarke JL, Cooney T, Torkildson J, Gupta N, Theodosopoulos P, Chang EF, Berger M, Bollen AW, Perry A, Tihan T, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of ganglioglioma. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2018 Jun 07; 6(1):47.
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  8. Goode B, Mondal G, Hyun M, Ruiz DG, Lin YH, Van Ziffle J, Joseph NM, Onodera C, Talevich E, Grenert JP, Hewedi IH, Snuderl M, Brat DJ, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Rodriguez FJ, Louis DN, Yong WH, Lopes MB, Rosenblum MK, Butowski N, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Wiita AP, Yeh I, Jacobson MP, Bastian BC, Perry A, Solomon DA. A recurrent kinase domain mutation in PRKCA defines chordoid glioma of the third ventricle. Nat Commun. 2018 02 23; 9(1):810.
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  9. Iorgulescu JB, Van Ziffle J, Stevers M, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Chavez L, Stichel D, Buchhalter I, Samuel D, Nicolaides T, Banerjee A, Mueller S, Gupta N, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Northcott PA, Kool M, Pfister S, Korshunov A, Perry A, Solomon DA. Deep sequencing of WNT-activated medulloblastomas reveals secondary SHH pathway activation. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Apr; 135(4):635-638.
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  10. Cordano C, López GY, Bollen AW, Nourbakhsh B. Occipital Headache in Chronic Lymphocytic Inflammation With Pontine Perivascular Enhancement Responsive to Steroids (CLIPPERS). Headache. 2018 Mar; 58(3):458-459.
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  11. Mazor T, Chesnelong C, Pankov A, Jalbert LE, Hong C, Hayes J, Smirnov IV, Marshall R, Souza CF, Shen Y, Viswanath P, Noushmehr H, Ronen SM, Jones SJM, Marra MA, Cairncross JG, Perry A, Nelson SJ, Chang SM, Bollen AW, Molinaro AM, Bengtsson H, Olshen AB, Weiss S, Phillips JJ, Luchman HA, Costello JF. Clonal expansion and epigenetic reprogramming following deletion or amplification of mutant IDH1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 10 03; 114(40):10743-10748.
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  12. Chan AK, Han SJ, Choy W, Beleford D, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Shieh JT, Bollen AW, Perry A, Phillips JJ, Butowski N, Solomon DA. Familial melanoma-astrocytoma syndrome: synchronous diffuse astrocytoma and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in a patient with germline CDKN2A/B deletion and a significant family history. Clin Neuropathol. 2017 Sep/Oct; 36(5):213-221.
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  13. Chan E, Bollen AW, Sirohi D, Van Ziffle J, Grenert JP, Kline CN, Tihan T, Perry A, Gupta N, Solomon DA. Angiocentric glioma with MYB-QKI fusion located in the brainstem, rather than cerebral cortex. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Oct; 134(4):671-673.
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  14. Kline CN, Joseph NM, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Talevich E, Onodera C, Aboian M, Cha S, Raleigh DR, Braunstein S, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Bloomer M, Campomanes AGA, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Raffel C, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Korn WM, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Gupta N, Mueller S, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA. Targeted next-generation sequencing of pediatric neuro-oncology patients improves diagnosis, identifies pathogenic germline mutations, and directs targeted therapy. Neuro Oncol. 2017 05 01; 19(5):699-709.
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  15. Cuevas-Ocampo AK, Bollen AW, Goode B, Pajtler KW, Chavez L, Sharma T, Dai SC, McDermott M, Perry A, Korshunov A, Solomon DA. Genetic confirmation that ependymoma can arise as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 04; 133(4):661-663.
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  16. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Jin LW, Bastian BC, Bollen AW, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA, Shieh JT. Activating NRF1-BRAF and ATG7-RAF1 fusions in anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma without BRAF p.V600E mutation. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 11; 132(5):757-760.
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  17. Ferris SP, Goode B, Joseph NM, Kline CN, Samuel D, Gupta N, Bollen A, Perry A, Mueller S, Solomon DA. IDH1 mutation can be present in diffuse astrocytomas and giant cell glioblastomas of young children under 10 years of age. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 07; 132(1):153-5.
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  18. Solomon DA, Wood MD, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Gupta N, Phillips JJ, Perry A. Diffuse Midline Gliomas with Histone H3-K27M Mutation: A Series of 47 Cases Assessing the Spectrum of Morphologic Variation and Associated Genetic Alterations. Brain Pathol. 2016 09; 26(5):569-80.
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  19. Pastula DM, Burish M, Reis GF, Bollen A, Cha S, Ralph J, Douglas VC. Adult-onset central nervous system hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2015 Oct 14; 15:203.
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  20. Mazor T, Pankov A, Johnson BE, Hong C, Hamilton EG, Bell RJA, Smirnov IV, Reis GF, Phillips JJ, Barnes MJ, Idbaih A, Alentorn A, Kloezeman JJ, Lamfers MLM, Bollen AW, Taylor BS, Molinaro AM, Olshen AB, Chang SM, Song JS, Costello JF. DNA Methylation and Somatic Mutations Converge on the Cell Cycle and Define Similar Evolutionary Histories in Brain Tumors. Cancer Cell. 2015 Sep 14; 28(3):307-317.
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