Charles Ryan, MD

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Charles Ryan, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology, Department of Medicine, UCSF
Program Leader, Genitourinary Medical Oncology, UCSF

Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, UCSF

Phone: (415) 476-4616 (appts)
Box 3211, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-3211

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Program Member » Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

Charles J. Ryan, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Urology at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. where he the Clinical Program Leader for Genitourinary Medical Oncology. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.

His clinical practice focuses predominantly on advanced prostate cancer as well as germ cell (testicular) tumors and other malignancies of the genitourinary tract.

His clinical and research work centers on the design and conduct of clinical trials of novel therapies for advanced prostate cancer, specifically secondary hormonal therapies targeting adrenal androgen signaling, insulin growth factor inhibitors, androgen receptor targeted therapy and chemotherapy. In addition to clinical trials Dr Ryan collaborates with many laboratories researching the role of the androgen receptor and other signaling mechanisms in prostate cancer patients.

Dr Ryan is a member of several honor societies and is the recipient of a Leadership and Service Award and the John Kimberly Curtis Award from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He received the American College of Physicians/ American Society of Internal Medicine Evergreen Award in 2000 and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award and Cancer And Leukemia Group B: Young Investigator Award, both in 2003. He was awarded the Donald Coffey Career Development Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2006, a California Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer Award in 2007 and received the Mentor Award from the Division of Hematology/Oncology in 2011.

Education

Marquette University, BA, 1991, Philosophy
University of Wisconsin - Madison, MD, 1996, Medicine
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1996-97, Intern, Medicine
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1997-99, Resident, Medicine
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1999-00, Chief Resident, Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2000-03, Fellow, Medical Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 2003-2008
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco
  • 2008-2014
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco
  • 2014-present
    Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology, UC San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1991
    Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit University Academic Honor Society
  • 1991
    Phi Beta Kappa, Marquette University
  • 1994
    Leadership and Service Award, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • 1996
    John Kimberly Curtis Award, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  • 2000
    Evergreen Award, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine
  • 2002
    ASCO Merit Award
  • 2002
    Cancer And Leukemia Group B Young Investigator Award
  • 2006
    Prostate Cancer Foundation: Donald Coffey Career Development Award
  • 2007
    California Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer Award

Selected Publications

  1. Scher HI, Morris MJ, Stadler WM, Higano C, Basch E, Fizazi K, Antonarakis ES, Beer TM, Carducci MA, Chi KN, Corn PG, de Bono JS, Dreicer R, George DJ, Heath EI, Hussain M, Kelly WK, Liu G, Logothetis C, Nanus D, Stein MN, Rathkopf DE, Slovin SF, Ryan CJ, Sartor O, Small EJ, Smith MR, Sternberg CN, Taplin ME, Wilding G, Nelson PS, Schwartz LH, Halabi S, Kantoff PW, Armstrong AJ. Trial Design and Objectives for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Updated Recommendations From the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 3. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 20; 34(12):1402-18.
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  2. Kim W, Ryan CJ. Use of androgen receptor signaling-targeted therapies in chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: a call for patient-centered studies. J Comp Eff Res. 2016 Jan; 5(1):5-7.
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  3. Chi KN, Kheoh T, Ryan CJ, Molina A, Bellmunt J, Vogelzang NJ, Rathkopf DE, Fizazi K, Kantoff PW, Li J, Azad AA, Eigl BJ, Heng DY, Joshua AM, de Bono JS, Scher HI. A prognostic index model for predicting overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with abiraterone acetate after docetaxel. Ann Oncol. 2016 Mar; 27(3):454-60.
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  4. Fizazi K, Flaig TW, Stöckle M, Scher HI, de Bono JS, Rathkopf DE, Ryan CJ, Kheoh T, Li J, Todd MB, Griffin TW, Molina A, Ohlmann CH. Does Gleason score at initial diagnosis predict efficacy of abiraterone acetate therapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? An analysis of abiraterone acetate phase III trials. Ann Oncol. 2016 Apr; 27(4):699-705.
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  5. Smith MR, Rathkopf DE, Mulders PF, Carles J, Van Poppel H, Li J, Kheoh T, Griffin TW, Molina A, Ryan CJ. Efficacy and Safety of Abiraterone Acetate in Elderly (75 Years or Older) Chemotherapy Naïve Patients with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2015 Nov; 194(5):1277-84.
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  6. Hope TA, Aggarwal R, Simko JP, VanBrocklin HF, Ryan CJ. Somatostatin imaging of neuroendocrine-differentiated prostate cancer. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Jun; 40(6):540-1.
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  7. Motzer RJ, Jonasch E, Agarwal N, Beard C, Bhayani S, Bolger GB, Chang SS, Choueiri TK, Costello BA, Derweesh IH, Gupta S, Hancock SL, Kim JJ, Kuzel TM, Lam ET, Lau C, Levine EG, Lin DW, Michaelson MD, Olencki T, Pili R, Plimack ER, Rampersaud EN, Redman BG, Ryan CJ, Sheinfeld J, Shuch B, Sircar K, Somer B, Wilder RB, Dwyer M, Kumar R. Testicular Cancer, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jun; 13(6):772-99.
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  8. Beard CJ, Gupta S, Motzer RJ, O'Donnell EK, Plimack ER, Margolin KA, Ryan CJ, Sheinfeld J, Feldman DR. Follow-Up Management of Patients With Testicular Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Consensus-Based Approach. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jun; 13(6):811-22.
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  9. Saad F, Shore N, Van Poppel H, Rathkopf DE, Smith MR, de Bono JS, Logothetis CJ, de Souza P, Fizazi K, Mulders PF, Mainwaring P, Hainsworth JD, Beer TM, North S, Fradet Y, Griffin TA, De Porre P, Londhe A, Kheoh T, Small EJ, Scher HI, Molina A, Ryan CJ. Impact of Bone-targeted Therapies in Chemotherapy-naïve Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Abiraterone Acetate: Post Hoc Analysis of Study COU-AA-302. Eur Urol. 2015 Oct; 68(4):570-7.
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  10. Kwek SS, Lewis J, Zhang L, Weinberg V, Greaney SK, Harzstark AL, Lin AM, Ryan CJ, Small EJ, Fong L. Preexisting Levels of CD4 T Cells Expressing PD-1 Are Related to Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Ipilimumab. Cancer Immunol Res. 2015 Sep; 3(9):1008-16.
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  11. Xu XS, Ryan CJ, Stuyckens K, Smith MR, Saad F, Griffin TW, Park YC, Yu MK, Vermeulen A, Poggesi I, Nandy P. Correlation between Prostate-Specific Antigen Kinetics and Overall Survival in Abiraterone Acetate-Treated Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jul 15; 21(14):3170-7.
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  12. Motzer RJ, Jonasch E, Agarwal N, Beard C, Bhayani S, Bolger GB, Chang SS, Choueiri TK, Costello BA, Derweesh IH, Gupta S, Hancock SL, Kim JJ, Kuzel TM, Lam ET, Lau C, Levine EG, Lin DW, Michaelson MD, Olencki T, Pili R, Plimack ER, Rampersaud EN, Redman BG, Ryan CJ, Sheinfeld J, Shuch B, Sircar K, Somer B, Wilder RB, Dwyer M, Kumar R. Kidney cancer, version 3.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Feb; 13(2):151-9.
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  13. Morris MJ, Molina A, Small EJ, de Bono JS, Logothetis CJ, Fizazi K, de Souza P, Kantoff PW, Higano CS, Li J, Kheoh T, Larson SM, Matheny SL, Naini V, Burzykowski T, Griffin TW, Scher HI, Ryan CJ. Radiographic Progression-Free Survival As a Response Biomarker in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: COU-AA-302 Results. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr 20; 33(12):1356-63.
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  14. Masters GA, Krilov L, Bailey HH, Brose MS, Burstein H, Diller LR, Dizon DS, Fine HA, Kalemkerian GP, Moasser M, Neuss MN, O'Day SJ, Odenike O, Ryan CJ, Schilsky RL, Schwartz GK, Venook AP, Wong SL, Patel JD. Clinical cancer advances 2015: annual report on progress against cancer from the american society of clinical oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 1; 33(7):786-809.
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  15. Ryan CJ, Smith MR, Fizazi K, Saad F, Mulders PF, Sternberg CN, Miller K, Logothetis CJ, Shore ND, Small EJ, Carles J, Flaig TW, Taplin ME, Higano CS, de Souza P, de Bono JS, Griffin TW, De Porre P, Yu MK, Park YC, Li J, Kheoh T, Naini V, Molina A, Rathkopf DE. Abiraterone acetate plus prednisone versus placebo plus prednisone in chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (COU-AA-302): final overall survival analysis of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Feb; 16(2):152-60.
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  16. Attard G, de Bono JS, Logothetis CJ, Fizazi K, Mukherjee SD, Joshua AM, Schrijvers D, van den Eertwegh AJ, Li W, Molina A, Griffin TW, Kheoh T, Ricci DS, Zelinsky K, Rathkopf DE, Scher HI, Ryan CJ. Improvements in Radiographic Progression-Free Survival Stratified by ERG Gene Status in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Abiraterone Acetate. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Apr 1; 21(7):1621-7.
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  17. Ryan CJ, Chan JM. Hair, hormones, and high-risk prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb 10; 33(5):386-7.
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  18. Aggarwal RR, Beer TM, Weinberg VK, Higano C, Taplin ME, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Alumkal J, Graff JN, Nordquist LT, Herrera I, Small EJ. Intermittent Chemotherapy as a Platform for Testing Novel Agents in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium Randomized Phase II Trial of Intermittent Docetaxel With Prednisone With or Without Maintenance GM-CSF. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2015 Jun; 13(3):e191-8.
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  19. Stuyckens K, Saad F, Xu XS, Ryan CJ, Smith MR, Griffin TW, Yu MK, Vermeulen A, Nandy P, Poggesi I. Population pharmacokinetic analysis of abiraterone in chemotherapy-naïve and docetaxel-treated patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Clin Pharmacokinet. 2014 Dec; 53(12):1149-60.
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  20. Kim W, Zhang L, Wilton JH, Fetterly G, Mohler JL, Weinberg V, Morse A, Szmulewitz RZ, Friedlander TW, Fong L, Lin AM, Harzstark AL, Molina A, Small EJ, Ryan CJ. Sequential use of the androgen synthesis inhibitors ketoconazole and abiraterone acetate in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the predictive value of circulating androgens. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6269-76.
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