Alan P. Venook, MD

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Alan P. Venook, MD

Shorenstein Associate Director for Program Development, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF
Madden Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Oncology and Translational Research, UCSF

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

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Developmental Therapeutics

Research Summary

I am a Professor of Medicine with experience and expertise in clinical trial design in gastrointestinal malignancies. I have written, led, and then authored four clinical trials within the US Intergroup and recently presented the results of a fifth. I am Chair of the Gastrointestinal Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology; prior to that, I was the founding Chair of the NCI’s Hepatobiliary Task Force. I have served as mentor or co-mentor for NIH grants for Drs. Katherine Van Loon (KL2, UCSF), Chloe Atreya (K08,UCSF), Erin Van Blarigan (KL2, UCSF) Rebecca Miksad (K23, BI-Deaconess), and Abby Siegel (K23, Columbia). I have been a mentor or co-mentor on ASCO YIA’s for Drs. R. K. Kelley, Atreya, Van Loon, and John Gordan and have mentored / trained thought leaders in GI oncology including Emily Bergsland, Andrew Ko, Bert O’Neil, and Ghassan Abou-Alfa.

Education

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, BA, 1976, Biological Sciences
University of California San Francisco, MD, 1980, Medicine
University of California San Francisco, Internship, 1981, Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis, Residency, 1985, Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco, Fellowship, 1987, Hematology/Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 1980
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 1994-2000
    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
  • 1997-2004
    Director, Clinical Research Support Services Core, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 2004-2007
    Associate Chief, Division of Medical Oncology, UCSF
  • 2004- present
    Member, Executive Policy Group of the Human Research Protection Program
  • 2005-present
    Chairman, UCSF Committee on Human Research
  • 2005-present
    Chairman, Cancer Center Data Safety Monitoring Committee
  • 2008- 2010
    Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • 2008-present
    Member, Research Administration Board
  • 2000-present
    Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1999
    Mention-Colon Cancer-Medical Oncologist, Top Cancer Specialsts, Good Housekeeping
  • 1999
    Mention-Medical Oncology and Hematology, Top 425 Doctors in the Bay Area, San Francisco

Selected Publications

  1. Venook AP. Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Lessons Learned, Future Possibilities. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 May; 14(5 Suppl):666-8.
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  2. Ursem C, Van Loon K, Venook A. Adjuvant Therapy Trials. Cancer J. 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):196-8.
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  3. Strosberg JR, Cives M, Hwang J, Weber T, Nickerson M, Atreya CE, Venook A, Kelley RK, Valone T, Morse B, Coppola D, Bergsland EK. A phase II study of axitinib in advanced neuroendocrine tumors. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 May; 23(5):411-8.
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  4. Ko AH, LoConte N, Tempero MA, Walker EJ, Kate Kelley R, Lewis S, Chang WC, Kantoff E, Vannier MW, Catenacci DV, Venook AP, Kindler HL. A Phase I Study of FOLFIRINOX Plus IPI-926, a Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor, for Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2016 Apr; 45(3):370-5.
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  5. Kudo M, Lencioni R, Marrero JA, Venook AP, Bronowicki JP, Chen XP, Dagher L, Furuse J, Geschwind JF, Ladrón de Guevara L, Papandreou C, Sanyal AJ, Takayama T, Yoon SK, Nakajima K, Lehr R, Heldner S, Ye SL. Regional differences in sorafenib-treated patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: GIDEON observational study. Liver Int. 2016 Aug; 36(8):1196-205.
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  6. Kober KM, Dunn L, Mastick J, Cooper B, Langford D, Melisko M, Venook A, Chen LM, Wright F, Hammer M, Schmidt BL, Levine J, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Gene Expression Profiling of Evening Fatigue in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jul; 18(4):370-85.
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  7. Geschwind JF, Kudo M, Marrero JA, Venook AP, Chen XP, Bronowicki JP, Dagher L, Furuse J, Ladrón de Guevara L, Papandreou C, Sanyal AJ, Takayama T, Ye SL, Yoon SK, Nakajima K, Lehr R, Heldner S, Lencioni R. TACE Treatment in Patients with Sorafenib-treated Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Clinical Practice: Final Analysis of GIDEON. Radiology. 2016 May; 279(2):630-40.
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  8. Kurzrock R, Colevas AD, Olszanski A, Akerley W, Arteaga CL, Carson WE, Clark JW, DiPersio JF, Ettinger DS, Morgan RJ, Schwartzberg LS, Venook AP, Gocke CD, Tait J, Stewart FM. NCCN Oncology Research Program's Investigator Steering Committee and NCCN Best Practices Committee Molecular Profiling Surveys. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Nov; 13(11):1337-46.
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  9. Corcoran RB, Atreya CE, Falchook GS, Kwak EL, Ryan DP, Bendell JC, Hamid O, Messersmith WA, Daud A, Kurzrock R, Pierobon M, Sun P, Cunningham E, Little S, Orford K, Motwani M, Bai Y, Patel K, Venook AP, Kopetz S. Combined BRAF and MEK Inhibition With Dabrafenib and Trametinib in BRAF V600-Mutant Colorectal Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Dec 1; 33(34):4023-31.
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  10. Kober KM, Cooper BA, Paul SM, Dunn LB, Levine JD, Wright F, Hammer MJ, Mastick J, Venook A, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Subgroups of chemotherapy patients with distinct morning and evening fatigue trajectories. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr; 24(4):1473-85.
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  11. Venook AP. The value and effectiveness of angiogenesis inhibitors for colorectal cancer. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2015 Sep; 13(9):561-3.
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  12. O'Neil BH, Venook AP. Trying to Understand Differing Results of FIRE-3 and 80405: Does the First Treatment Matter More Than Others? J Clin Oncol. 2015 Nov 10; 33(32):3686-8.
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  13. Guercio BJ, Sato K, Niedzwiecki D, Ye X, Saltz LB, Mayer RJ, Mowat RB, Whittom R, Hantel A, Benson A, Atienza D, Messino M, Kindler H, Venook A, Hu FB, Ogino S, Wu K, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS. Coffee Intake, Recurrence, and Mortality in Stage III Colon Cancer: Results From CALGB 89803 (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2015 Nov 1; 33(31):3598-607.
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  14. Ko AH, Bekaii-Saab T, Van Ziffle J, Mirzoeva OM, Joseph NM, Talasaz A, Kuhn P, Tempero MA, Collisson EA, Kelley RK, Venook AP, Dito E, Ong A, Ziyeh S, Courtin R, Linetskaya R, Tahiri S, Korn WM. A Multicenter, Open-Label Phase II Clinical Trial of Combined MEK plus EGFR Inhibition for Chemotherapy-Refractory Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Jan 1; 22(1):61-8.
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  15. Oh DY, Venook AP, Fong L. On the Verge: Immunotherapy for Colorectal Carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Aug; 13(8):970-8.
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  16. Benson AB, Venook AP, Bekaii-Saab T, Chan E, Chen YJ, Cooper HS, Engstrom PF, Enzinger PC, Fenton MJ, Fuchs CS, Grem JL, Grothey A, Hochster HS, Hunt S, Kamel A, Kirilcuk N, Leong LA, Lin E, Messersmith WA, Mulcahy MF, Murphy JD, Nurkin S, Rohren E, Ryan DP, Saltz L, Sharma S, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Gregory KM, Freedman-Cass D. Rectal Cancer, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Jun; 13(6):719-28; quiz 728.
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  17. Meyerhardt JA, Tepper JE, Venook AP. Special Series: Advances in GI Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 1; 33(16):1717-20.
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  18. Kelley RK, Magbanua MJ, Butler TM, Collisson EA, Hwang J, Sidiropoulos N, Evason K, McWhirter RM, Hameed B, Wayne EM, Yao FY, Venook AP, Park JW. Circulating tumor cells in hepatocellular carcinoma: a pilot study of detection, enumeration, and next-generation sequencing in cases and controls. BMC Cancer. 2015; 15:206.
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  19. Siegel AB, El-Khoueiry AB, Finn RS, Guthrie KA, Goyal A, Venook AP, Blanke CD, Verna EC, Dove L, Emond J, Kato T, Samstein B, Busuttil R, Remotti H, Coffey A, Brown RS. Phase I trial of sorafenib following liver transplantation in patients with high-risk hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Cancer. 2015 Mar; 4(2):115-25.
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  20. Venook AP. Bevacizumab vs EGFR antibodies in metastatic colorectal cancer. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2015 Feb; 13(2):90-2.
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