Andrew Ko, MD

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-9888 (appts)
Box 1705, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705

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Education

Brown University, Providence, RI, Sc.B., 1991, Applied Mathematics/Biology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, M.D., 1995, Medicine
Board certified, Internal Medicine, 1998
Board certified, Medical Oncology, 2002


Professional Experience

  • 1995-1996
    Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA), intern, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 1996-1998
    Beth Israel Hospital (Boston, MA), resident, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 1998-2001
    Stanford University School of Medicine, fellow, Division of Medical Oncology
  • 2001-present
    University of California at San Francisco, Clinical Instructor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • 2003-2009
    University of California at San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  • 2009-present
    University of California at San Francisco, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Hematology/ Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 1987
    National Merit Scholarship
  • 1988
    IBM Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship
  • 1990
    Sigma Xi, elected associate member
  • 1991
    Departmental honors and Magna cum laude, Brown University
  • 1993
    Alpha Omega Alpha, student essay competition honoree
  • 1994
    Harry C. Saltzstein Prize in Medical Writing, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 1995
    Medical Assistance Programs/Reader's Digest International Fellowship
  • 2000
    Amgen National Oncology Fellows' Forum, selected for oral presentation
  • 2000
    American Society of Clinical Oncology, Travel Award (meritorious abstract)
  • 2001
    Digestive Disease Center Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2003
    UCSF Cancer Center Clinical Investigator Research Program award
  • 2003
    American Society of Clinical Oncology Career Development Award
  • 2007
    Joan Rombauer UCSF Endowed Fellowship
  • 2008
    UCSF Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Classroom Setting, nominee
  • 2011
    NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award
  • 2013
    UCSF Hematology and Oncology Division Teaching Award


Selected Publications

  1. Tempero MA, Malafa MP, Behrman SW, Benson AB, Casper ES, Chiorean EG, Chung V, Cohen SJ, Czito B, Engebretson A, Feng M, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Hoffman JP, Ko A, Komanduri S, Koong A, Lowy AM, Ma WW, Merchant NB, Mulvihill SJ, Muscarella P, Nakakura EK, Obando J, Pitman MB, Reddy S, Sasson AR, Thayer SP, Weekes CD, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Burns JL, Freedman-Cass DA. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Aug; 12(8):1083-93.
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  2. Walker EJ, Simko JP, Ko AH. Hepatitis B viral reactivation secondary to imatinib treatment in a patient with gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Anticancer Res. 2014 Jul; 34(7):3629-34.
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  3. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Venook AP. (90)Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: a pilot study. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Jun; 45(2):168-80.
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  4. Van Loon K, Espinoza AM, Fogelman DR, Wolff RA, Javle MM, Iyer RV, Picozzi VJ, Martin LK, Bekaii-Saab T, Tempero MA, Foster NR, Kim GP, Ko AH. Should Combination Chemotherapy Serve as the Backbone in Clinical Trials of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer?: A Pooled Analysis of Phase II Trials of Gemcitabine-Containing Doublets Plus Bevacizumab. Pancreas. 2014 Apr; 43(3):343-9.
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  5. Pant S, Martin LK, Geyer S, Wei L, Van Loon K, Sommovilla N, Zalupski M, Iyer R, Fogelman D, Ko AH, Bekaii-Saab T. Baseline serum albumin is a predictive biomarker for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer treated with bevacizumab: A pooled analysis of 7 prospective trials of gemcitabine-based therapy with or without bevacizumab. Cancer. 2014 Jun 15; 120(12):1780-6.
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  6. Walker EJ, Ko AH. Beyond first-line chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer: an expanding array of therapeutic options? World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar 7; 20(9):2224-36.
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  7. Cinar P, Ko AH. Evolving treatment options for locally advanced unresectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Feb 1; 12(2):167-72.
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  8. Ko AH. Expanding options for pancreatic cancer... so where do we go from here? Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Jan; 28(1):5.
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  9. Kelley RK, Hwang J, Magbanua MJ, Watt L, Beumer JH, Christner SM, Baruchel S, Wu B, Fong L, Yeh BM, Moore AP, Ko AH, Korn WM, Rajpal S, Park JW, Tempero MA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK. A phase 1 trial of imatinib, bevacizumab, and metronomic cyclophosphamide in advanced colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Oct 1; 109(7):1725-34.
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  10. Mirzoeva OK, Collisson EA, Schaefer PM, Hann B, Hom YK, Ko AH, Korn WM. Subtype-specific MEK-PI3 kinase feedback as a therapeutic target in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Oct; 12(10):2213-25.
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  11. Ko AH, Tempero MA, Shan YS, Su WC, Lin YL, Dito E, Ong A, Wang YW, Yeh CG, Chen LT. A multinational phase 2 study of nanoliposomal irinotecan sucrosofate (PEP02, MM-398) for patients with gemcitabine-refractory metastatic pancreatic cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 20; 109(4):920-5.
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  12. Kelley RK, Nimeiri HS, Munster PN, Vergo MT, Huang Y, Li CM, Hwang J, Mulcahy MF, Yeh BM, Kuhn P, Luttgen MS, Grabowsky JA, Stucky-Marshall L, Korn WM, Ko AH, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Venook AP. Temsirolimus combined with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase I dose-finding trial with pharmacokinetic and biomarker correlates. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1900-7.
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  13. Ko AH, Cella D. Achieving the best of both worlds. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 1; 31(1):3-4.
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  14. Ko AH, Espinoza AM, Jones KA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Dito E, Ong A, Hanover CS, Coakley FV, Tempero MA. Optimizing the administration of fixed-dose rate gemcitabine plus capecitabine using an alternating-week schedule: a dose finding and early efficacy study in advanced pancreatic and biliary carcinomas. Am J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct; 35(5):411-7.
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  15. Ko AH, Truong TG, Kantoff E, Jones KA, Dito E, Ong A, Tempero MA. A phase I trial of nab-paclitaxel, gemcitabine, and capecitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2012 Dec; 70(6):875-81.
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  16. Tempero MA, Arnoletti JP, Behrman SW, Ben-Josef E, Benson AB, Casper ES, Cohen SJ, Czito B, Ellenhorn JD, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Hoffman JP, Ko A, Komanduri S, Koong A, Ma WW, Malafa MP, Merchant NB, Mulvihill SJ, Muscarella P, Nakakura EK, Obando J, Pitman MB, Sasson AR, Tally A, Thayer SP, Whiting S, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Freedman-Cass DA, Shead DA. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, version 2.2012: featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Jun 1; 10(6):703-13.
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  17. Cho EH, Wendel M, Luttgen M, Yoshioka C, Marrinucci D, Lazar D, Schram E, Nieva J, Bazhenova L, Morgan A, Ko AH, Korn WM, Kolatkar A, Bethel K, Kuhn P. Characterization of circulating tumor cell aggregates identified in patients with epithelial tumors. Phys Biol. 2012 Feb; 9(1):016001.
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  18. Marrinucci D, Bethel K, Kolatkar A, Luttgen MS, Malchiodi M, Baehring F, Voigt K, Lazar D, Nieva J, Bazhenova L, Ko AH, Korn WM, Schram E, Coward M, Yang X, Metzner T, Lamy R, Honnatti M, Yoshioka C, Kunken J, Petrova Y, Sok D, Nelson D, Kuhn P. Fluid biopsy in patients with metastatic prostate, pancreatic and breast cancers. Phys Biol. 2012 Feb; 9(1):016003.
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  19. Vogelzang NJ, Benowitz SI, Adams S, Aghajanian C, Chang SM, Dreyer ZE, Janne PA, Ko AH, Masters GA, Odenike O, Patel JD, Roth BJ, Samlowski WE, Seidman AD, Tap WD, Temel JS, Von Roenn JH, Kris MG. Clinical cancer advances 2011: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jan 1; 30(1):88-109.
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  20. Ko AH. FOLFIRINOX: a small step or a great leap forward? J Clin Oncol. 2011 Oct 1; 29(28):3727-9.
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