University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Anand A. Dhruva, MD

Anand A. Dhruva, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BS, 1994, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, MD, 1999, Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2002, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, 2006, Medical Oncology/Hematology
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2008, Integrative Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 2006-2007
    Clinical Instructor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2007-present
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1993
    Angell Scholar University of Michigan
  • 1994
    Phi Beta Kappa University of Michigan
  • 1994
    Graduated with honors and high distinction, University of Michigan
  • 1999
    Visiting Scholar at Oxford University (U.K.), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
  • 2007
    Bravewell Fellow University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Tantoy IY, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Cataldo J, Paul SM, Conley YP, Hammer M, Kober KM, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Quality of life of patients with gastrointestinal cancers undergoing chemotherapy. Qual Life Res. 2018 Apr 21.
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  2. Singh KP, Miaskowski C, Dhruva AA, Flowers E, Kober KM. Mechanisms and Measurement of Changes in Gene Expression. Biol Res Nurs. 2018 Jan 01; 1099800418772161.
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  3. Mazor M, Cataldo JK, Lee K, Dhruva A, Cooper B, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot BJ, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Differences in symptom clusters before and twelve months after breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Feb; 32:63-72.
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  4. Mazor M, Lee K, Dhruva A, Cataldo JK, Paul SM, Melisko M, Smoot BJ, Levine JD, Elboim C, Conley YP, Miaskowksi C. Menopausal-Related Symptoms in Women One Year After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Apr; 55(4):1138-1151.e1.
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  5. Singh KP, Dhruva AA, Flowers E, Kober KM, Miaskowski C. A review of the literature on the relationships between genetic polymorphisms and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2018 Jan; 121:51-61.
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  6. Mazor M, Lee JQ, Peled A, Zerzan S, Irwin C, Chesney MA, Serrurier K, Sbitany H, Dhruva A, Sacks D, Smoot B. The Effect of Yoga on Arm Volume, Strength, and Range of Motion in Women at Risk for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb; 24(2):154-160.
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  7. Tantoy IY, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Cataldo J, Paul SM, Conley YP, Hammer M, Wright F, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Changes in the Occurrence, Severity, and Distress of Symptoms in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Mar; 55(3):808-834.
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  8. Mazor M, Cataldo JK, Lee K, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Smoot BJ, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Mastick J, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Influence of Menopausal Status on the Symptom Experience of Women Before Breast Cancer Surgery. Cancer Nurs. 2017 Sep 23.
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  9. Mark S, Cataldo J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Chen LM, Hammer MJ, Levine JD, Wright F, Melisko M, Lee K, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Modifiable and non-modifiable characteristics associated with sleep disturbance in oncology outpatients during chemotherapy. Support Care Cancer. 2017 08; 25(8):2485-2494.
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  10. Tantoy IY, Dhruva A, Cataldo J, Venook A, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Levine JD, Conley YP, Cartwright F, Lee K, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Differences in symptom occurrence, severity, and distress ratings between patients with gastrointestinal cancers who received chemotherapy alone or chemotherapy with targeted therapy. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2017 Feb; 8(1):109-126.
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  11. Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Prather AA, Mason A, Hecht FM. Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight-Loss Intervention on Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar; 23(3):188-195.
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  12. Tantoy IY, Cataldo JK, Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Miaskowski C. A Review of the Literature on Multiple Co-occurring Symptoms in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Who Received Chemotherapy Alone or Chemotherapy With Targeted Therapies. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Nov/Dec; 39(6):437-445.
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  13. Eshragh J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Mastick J, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Kober KM. Associations Between Neurotransmitter Genes and Fatigue and Energy Levels in Women After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 01; 53(1):67-84.e7.
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  14. Kessler CS, Holler S, Joy S, Dhruva A, Michalsen A, Dobos G, Cramer H. Personality Profiles, Values and Empathy: Differences between Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarians and Vegans. Forsch Komplementmed. 2016; 23(2):95-102.
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  15. Posternak V, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Luce J, Mastick J, Levine JD, Aouizerat BE, Hammer M, Wright F, Miaskowski C. Differences in demographic, clinical, and symptom characteristics and quality of life outcomes among oncology patients with different types of pain. Pain. 2016 Apr; 157(4):892-900.
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  16. West C, Paul SM, Dunn L, Dhruva A, Merriman J, Miaskowski C. Gender Differences in Predictors of Quality of Life at the Initiation of Radiation Therapy. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Sep; 42(5):507-16.
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  17. Kessler C, Stapelfeldt E, Michalsen A, Kowalcek I, Kronpaß L, Dhruva A. The Effect of a Complex Multi-modality Ayurvedic Treatment in a Case of Unknown Female Infertility. Forsch Komplementmed. 2015; 22(4):251-8.
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  18. Aouizerat BE, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Kober KM, Miaskowski C. Phenotypic and Molecular Evidence Suggests That Decrements in Morning and Evening Energy Are Distinct but Related Symptoms. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Nov; 50(5):599-614.e3.
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  19. Doong SH, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, West C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Abrams G, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression in patients prior to breast cancer surgery. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 May; 17(3):237-47.
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  20. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Apr; 23(4):953-65.
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