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Albert J. Chang, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor in Residence, Dept of Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-7175 (appts)

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1997, UC DavisBS (SCL)Biochemistry
2007, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MAMD/PhD
2008, Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Oakland, CAInternship
2012, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint-Louis, MOResidentRadiation Therapy

Professional Experience

  • 2012-present
    Assistant Professor in Residence, Radiation Oncology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1997
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

  • 1998
    Tsai Foundation Medical Student Scholarship

  • 2004
    Henry I. Russek Student Research Achiement

  • 2005
    Karin Grunenbaum Cancer Research Foundation Grant

  • 2008-2012
    American Board of Radiology, Leonard B. Holman Research Pathway Resident Award

  • 2010
    American Radium Society Travel Grant Award

  • 2010
    National Cancer Care Network (NCCN) Fellow

  • 2011
    ASTRO Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium Travel Grant

  • 2011
    Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting Travel

  • 2011
    Seattle Prostate Institute Brachytherapy Course

  • 2011
    American Association for Cancer Research Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop

  • 2011
    Radiation Therapy Oncology Group/American College of Radiology Fellowship

  • 2011
    RSNA Research Resident Fellow Grant

Selected Publications

  1. Chang AJ, Sohn R, Lu ZH, Arbeit JM, Lapi SE. Detection of rapalog-mediated therapeutic response in renal cancer xenografts using 64Cu-bevacizumab immunoPET. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e58949.
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  2. Chen CP, Weinberg V, Shinohara K, Roach M, Nash M, Gottschalk A, Chang AJ, Hsu IC. Salvage HDR brachytherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after previous definitive radiation therapy: 5-year outcomes. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jun 1; 86(2):324-9.
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  3. Chang AJ, Roach M. Cautious optimism for extreme dose escalation in prostate cancer. Eur Urol. 2013 Dec; 64(6):939-40.
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  4. Chang AJ, De Silva RA, Lapi SE. Development and characterization of 89Zr-labeled panitumumab for immuno-positron emission tomographic imaging of the epidermal growth factor receptor. Mol Imaging. 2013 Jan-Feb; 12(1):17-27.
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  5. Gay HA, Jin JY, Chang AJ, Ten Haken RK. Utility of normal tissue-to-tumor a/ß ratio when evaluating isodoses of isoeffective radiation therapy treatment plans. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jan 1; 85(1):e81-7.
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  6. Chang AJ, Roach M. Radium-223: down to the bone, and less is more. Oncology (Williston Park). 2012 Apr; 26(4):342, 344.
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  7. Chang AJ, Desilva R, Jain S, Lears K, Rogers B, Lapi S. 89Zr-Radiolabeled Trastuzumab Imaging in Orthotopic and Metastatic Breast Tumors. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2012; 5(1):79-93.
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  8. Chang AJ, Richardson S, Grigsby PW, Schwarz JK. Split-field helical tomotherapy with or without chemotherapy for definitive treatment of cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jan 1; 82(1):263-9.
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  9. Chang AJ, Bradley JD. Clinical perspectives on dose escalation for non-small-cell lung cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2010 Sep 1; 11(5):299-302.
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  10. Chang AJ, Song DH, Wolfe MM. Attenuation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) mediates gastrin-stimulated colorectal cancer cell proliferation. J Biol Chem. 2006 May 26; 281(21):14700-10.
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  11. Yao M, Zhou W, Sangha S, Albert A, Chang AJ, Liu TC, Wolfe MM. Effects of nonselective cyclooxygenase inhibition with low-dose ibuprofen on tumor growth, angiogenesis, metastasis, and survival in a mouse model of colorectal cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2005 Feb 15; 11(4):1618-28.
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  12. Moore TC, Jepeal LI, Boylan MO, Singh SK, Boyd N, Beer DG, Chang AJ, Wolfe MM. Gastrin stimulates receptor-mediated proliferation of human esophageal adenocarcinoma cells. Regul Pept. 2004 Aug 15; 120(1-3):195-203.
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  13. Saab S, Chang AJ, Comulada S, Geevarghese SK, Anselmo RD, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW. Outcomes of hepatitis C- and hepatitis B core antibody-positive grafts in orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct; 9(10):1053-61.
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