University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Emily Chan, MD, PhD

Emily Chan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Prostate Cancer

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 01/2006, Molecular and Cell Biology
  • New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 01/2015, Medicine
  • New York University Sackler Institute, Ph.D., 01/2013, Developmental Genetics
  • University of California, San Francisco, Resident, 01/2018, Anatomic Pathology
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, 01/2018, Surgical Pathology

Honors & Awards

  • 2002
    Regents' Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2005
    Biology Fellows Program Semester Research Grant (Mentor: John Coates), University of California, Berkeley
  • 2007
    Summer Scholarship for Medical Students (Mentor: Joel Ernst), Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2008
    Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement, American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • 2011
    3rd place poster prize, 18th International C. elegans Meeting, Genetics Society of America
  • 2016
    Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, San Francisco VA Medical Center
  • 2016
    Pathologist in Training Travel Award, 92nd Annual AANP Meeting, American Association of Neuropathologists
  • 2017
    Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, San Francisco General Hospital
  • 2017
    Pathologist in Training Travel Award, USCAP Annual Meeting, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • 2017
    Visiting scholar. Genitourinary pathology. Mentor: Victor Reuter. 1 month., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • 2018
    Visiting scholar. Genitourinary pathology. Mentor Jesse McKenney. 1 month., Cleveland Clinic

Selected Publications

  1. Greenland NY, Cowan JE, Chan E, Carroll PR, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Prostate biopsy histopathologic features correlate with a commercial gene expression assay's reclassification of patient NCCN risk category. Prostate. 2020 Sep 18.
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  2. Anderson JA, Matoso A, Murati Amador BI, Cheng L, Stohr BA, Chan E, Osunkoya AO. Invasive poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the bladder following augmentation cystoplasty: a multi-institutional clinicopathological study. Pathology. 2020 Sep 17.
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  3. van Leenders GJLH, van der Kwast TH, Grignon DJ, Evans AJ, Kristiansen G, Kweldam CF, Litjens G, McKenney JK, Melamed J, Mottet N, Paner GP, Samaratunga H, Schoots IG, Simko JP, Tsuzuki T, Varma M, Warren AY, Wheeler TM, Williamson SR, Iczkowski KA. The 2019 International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Consensus Conference on Grading of Prostatic Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2020 08; 44(8):e87-e99.
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  4. Sangoi AR, Chan E, Stohr BA, Kunju LP. Invasive plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma: A comparative study of E-cadherin and P120 catenin. Hum Pathol. 2020 Aug; 102:54-59.
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  5. Chan E, Stohr BA, Croom NA, Cho SJ, Garg K, Troxell ML, Higgins JP, Bean GR. Molecular characterisation of metanephric adenomas beyond BRAF: genetic evidence for potential malignant evolution. Histopathology. 2020 Jun; 76(7):1084-1090.
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  6. Chan E, Garg K, Stohr BA. Integrated immunohistochemical and molecular analysis improves diagnosis of high-grade carcinoma in the urinary bladder of patients with prior radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Mod Pathol. 2020 Sep; 33(9):1802-1810.
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  7. Greenland NY, Cowan JE, Zhang L, Carroll PR, Chan E, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Expansile cribriform Gleason pattern 4 has histopathologic and molecular features of aggressiveness and greater risk of biochemical failure compared to glomerulation Gleason pattern 4. Prostate. 2020 05; 80(8):653-659.
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  8. Cox RM, Chan E, Sangoi AR, Zou Y, McKenney JK. STAT6 monoclonal antibody is highly specific for the distinction between solitary fibrous tumour and prostatic stromal proliferations. Histopathology. 2020 03; 76(4):625-626.
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  9. Lau HD, Chan E, Fan AC, Kunder CA, Williamson SR, Zhou M, Idrees MT, Maclean FM, Gill AJ, Kao CS. A Clinicopathologic and Molecular Analysis of Fumarate Hydratase-deficient Renal Cell Carcinoma in 32 Patients. Am J Surg Pathol. 2020 01; 44(1):98-110.
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  10. Chan E, Rabban JT, Mak J, Zaloudek C, Garg K. Detailed Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Characterization of Myomectomy and Hysterectomy Specimens From Women With Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (HLRCC). Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 09; 43(9):1170-1179.
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  11. Larson AR, Kemmer J, Formeister E, El-Sayed I, Ha P, George J, Ryan W, Chan E, Heaton C. Beyond Depth of Invasion: Adverse Pathologic Tumor Features in Early Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jul; 130(7):1715-1720.
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  12. Rabban JT, Chan E, Mak J, Zaloudek C, Garg K. Prospective Detection of Germline Mutation of Fumarate Hydratase in Women With Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors Using Pathology-based Screening to Trigger Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Leiomyomatosis Renal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome: A 5-Year Single Institutional Experience. Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 05; 43(5):639-655.
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  13. Chan E, Balassanian R, Tabatabai ZL, Lou H, Vohra P. Improved diagnostic precision of urine cytology by implementation of The Paris System and the use of cell blocks. Cancer Cytopathol. 2018 09; 126(9):809-816.
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  14. 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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  15. Armenti ST, Chan E, Nance J. Polarized exocyst-mediated vesicle fusion directs intracellular lumenogenesis within the C. elegans excretory cell. Dev Biol. 2014 Oct 01; 394(1):110-21.
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  16. Chan E, Nance J. Mechanisms of CDC-42 activation during contact-induced cell polarization. J Cell Sci. 2013 Apr 01; 126(Pt 7):1692-702.
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  17. Cheung LK, Leung YY, Chow LK, Wong MC, Chan EK, Fok YH. Incidence of neurosensory deficits and recovery after lower third molar surgery: a prospective clinical study of 4338 cases. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Apr; 39(4):320-6.
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  18. Chakraborty R, O'Connor SM, Chan E, Coates JD. Anaerobic degradation of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene compounds by Dechloromonas strain RCB. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Dec; 71(12):8649-55.
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  19. Wang W, Chan EK, Baron S, Van de Water T, Lufkin T. Hmx2 homeobox gene control of murine vestibular morphogenesis. Development. 2001 Dec; 128(24):5017-29.
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  20. Di Donato F, Chan EK, Askanase AD, Miranda-Carus M, Buyon JP. Interaction between 52 kDa SSA/Ro and deubiquitinating enzyme UnpEL: a clue to function. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2001 Sep; 33(9):924-34.
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