University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Judith A. Luce, MD

Judith A. Luce, MD

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


University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, B.A., 1970, Biology
University of California, San Francisco, CA, M.D., 1974, Medicine
University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Residency, 1974-77, Internal Medicine
University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Fellowship, 1977-78, Hematology
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Fellowship, 1978-80, Medical Oncology

Professional Experience

  • 1980-81
    Acting Instructor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington; Research Assistant of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • 1981-82
    Assistant Research Virologist, Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1983-1992
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1992-1998
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1998-present
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1966
    National Merit Scholar
  • 1966
    Honors at Entrance, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1966
    Chancellor's Award, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1970
    Honors at Graduation, Honors in Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1973
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 1979-80
    American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1982
    Young Investigator Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 1990
    Kaiser Teaching Award, UC San Francisco
  • SELE

Selected Publications

  1. Burke NJ, Napoles TM, Banks PJ, Orenstein FS, Luce JA, Joseph G. Survivorship Care Plan Information Needs: Perspectives of Safety-Net Breast Cancer Patients. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0168383.
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  2. Gupta NK, Nolan A, Omuro A, Reid EG, Wang CC, Mannis G, Jaglal M, Chavez JC, Rubinstein PG, Griffin A, Abrams DI, Hwang J, Kaplan LD, Luce JA, Volberding P, Treseler PA, Rubenstein JL. Long-term survival in AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma. Neuro Oncol. 2017 01; 19(1):99-108.
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  3. Langford DJ, Paul SM, West C, Abrams G, Elboim C, Levine JD, Hamolsky D, Luce JA, Kober KM, Neuhaus JM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Persistent arm pain is distinct from persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Dec; 15(12):1238-47.
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  4. Nápoles AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Ortiz C, Gregorich S, Lee HE, Duron Y, Graves K, Luce JA, McGuire P, Díaz-Méndez M, Stewart AL. Randomized controlled trial of Nuevo Amanecer: a peer-delivered stress management intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas with breast cancer. Clin Trials. 2014 Apr; 11(2):230-8.
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  5. Stephens K, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Kober KM, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Luce JA, Schmidt BL, Abrams GM, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Associations between cytokine gene variations and severe persistent breast pain in women following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Feb; 15(2):169-80.
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  6. Dhruva A, Cheng J, Kwong M, Luce JA, Abrams DI. Contrasts, conflicts, and change: A case in cultural oncology. J Support Oncol. 2006 Jun; 4(6):301-4.
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  7. Luce JM, Luce JA. Perspectives on care at the close of life. Management of dyspnea in patients with far-advanced lung disease: "once I lose it, it's kind of hard to catch it... ". JAMA. 2001 Mar 14; 285(10):1331-7.
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  8. Rhoads KF, Luce JA, Knudson MM. Breast Cancer Beliefs and Behaviors at the San Francisco General Hospital. Breast J. 2000 Jan; 6(1):20-26.
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  9. Komanduri KV, Luce JA, McGrath MS, Herndier BG, Ng VL. The natural history and molecular heterogeneity of HIV-associated primary malignant lymphomatous effusions. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1996 Nov 01; 13(3):215-26.
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  10. Swig L, Cooke M, Osmond D, Luce JA, Brody RV, Bird C, Luce JM. Physician responses to a hospital policy allowing them to not offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1996 Oct; 44(10):1215-9.
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  11. Valone FH, Gandara DR, Luce JA, Wall S, Perez EA, Braham N, George M, Letvak L. Phase I trial of a 5-day infusion of L-leucovorin plus daily bolus 5-fluorouracil in patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 1993; 32(3):215-20.
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