Terence Friedlander, MD

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Terence Friedlander, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology

terence.friedlander@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-4616 (appts)
UCSF Box 1711
San Francisco, CA 94143-1711

Cancer Center Membership

Program Member ยป Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

I am a clinical and translational oncologist specializing in cancers of the genitourinary tract, specifically bladder and prostate cancers. My research is focused on understanding the basic biology these malignancies and in developing novel therapeutic ways to treat disease. I have collaborated with Dr. Pamela Paris over the last 6 years investigating advanced prostate and bladder cancer, particularly exploring the predictive value of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in these malignancies. In addition to our work exploring CTCs as biomarkers of response and resistance, we have studied the structural and epigenetic state of advanced prostate cancer, and this work has led to a number of grants and publications. As a clinical academic oncologist I serve as principal investigator or co-investigator on a number clinical trials in advanced prostate and bladder cancer, which allows us to recruit patients for much of our biomarker work. This collaboration spans from the bench to the bedside, and I hope this work will help us to be able to predict which are likely to respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and allow us to tailor our clinical strategy to avoid giving toxic and ineffective therapies, and to select patients most likely to benefit.

Education

Brown University, BA, 5/99
New York University School of Medicine, 2003, MD
UCSF Medical Center, 2003-2006, Residency
Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2007, Medical Ethics
UCSF Medical Center, 2007-2010, Oncology Fellowship


Professional Experience

  • 2009-2010
    Chief Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, UCSF
  • 2010-2011
    Clinical Fellowship in Urologic Oncology
  • 2011-current
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 2006
    Fullfright Scholarship in Medical Ehtics, Netherlands-America Foundation
  • 2010
    ASCO Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2011
    ASCO Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2012
    Physician Research Training Aaward, United States Department of Defense
  • 2012
    Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • 2012
    Young Investigator Travel Award, Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells Symposium