University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Hala Borno, MD

Hala Borno, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

Hala Borno, MD is a Medical Oncologist at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical focus is in genitourinary oncology and she cares for patients at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Biochemistry and her Medical Degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholar. She completed her internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship training at UCSF. She served as Chief Oncology Fellow at UCSF and was a National Institute on Aging T32 Research Fellow in the Division of Geriatrics. Her research focus is on cancer disparities and she has a specific interest in disparities in cancer clinical trial enrollment. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 05/2008, Biochemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.D., 05/2013, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Intern, 06/2014, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, Resident, 06/2016, Internal Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 2016-2018
    ACGME Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2017-2018
    Chief Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2018-present
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 2009
    Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship
  • 2011-2012
    Furlow Fund Global Health Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2009-2013
    Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholarship
  • 2013
    Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • 2013
    Daniel T. Young Peace and Social Justice Award
  • 2017-present
    Geriatrics T32 NIH Grant
  • 2017-present
    Inside Out Accelerator Grant from the Clinical Innovation Center

Selected Publications

  1. Borno HT, Zhang L, Siegel A, Chang E, Ryan CJ. At What Cost to Clinical Trial Enrollment? A Retrospective Study of Patient Travel Burden in Cancer Clinical Trials. Oncologist. 2018 Apr 26.
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  2. Borno H. Blood and conflict: managing bleeding disorders in Gaza. East Mediterr Health J. 2018 Jan 02; 23(11):786-787.
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  3. Natalini J, Borno H, Jin L, Jensen T. An unusual manifestation of diabetic ketoacidosis and acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. The Royal Society of Medicine Journals. 2017; 8(6).
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  4. Borno H, Siegel A, Ryan C. The problem of representativeness of clinical trial participants: understanding the role of hidden costs. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2016 Jul; 21(3):145-6.
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  5. Borno HT, Hussein EA, Dudin A, van Aalst JA. Incidence of cleft lip and palate in the palestinian territories: a retrospective study from the Makassed Hospital neonatal unit. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2014 Jul; 51(4):472-5.
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  6. Hussein E, Borno HT, van Aalst JA. Cleft Lip and Palate Diagnosis and Management. Birthing and Building Nascent Cleft Teams in Developing Countries. 2012; 871-877.
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