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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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. Parikh A, Atreya C, Korn WM, Venook AP. Prolonged Response to HER2-Directed Therapy in a Patient With HER2-Amplified, Rapidly Progressive Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Jan; 15(1):3-8.
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  2. Atreya CE, Venook AP. Role of Biologics in Colon Cancer: Still Not Clear. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Dec; 12(12):1229-1230.
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  3. Atreya CE, Greene C, McWhirter RM, Ikram NS, Allen IE, Van Loon K, Venook AP, Yeh BM, Behr SC. Differential Radiographic Appearance of BRAF V600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Patients Matched by Primary Tumor Location. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Dec; 14(12):1536-1543.
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  4. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Pampaloni M, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, Van Loon K, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Johanson C, Venook AP. Radioembolization with 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: final report of a prospective pilot study. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):860-874.
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  5. Abou-Alfa GK, Andersen JB, Chapman W, Choti M, Forbes SJ, Gores GJ, Hong TS, Harding JJ, Vander Heiden MG, Javle M, Kelley RK, Kwong LN, Lowery M, Merrell A, Miyabe K, Rhim A, Saha S, Sia D, Tanasanvimon S, Venook A, Valle JW, Walesky C, Whetstine J, Willenbring H, Zhu AX, Mayer D, Stanger BZ. Advances in cholangiocarcinoma research: report from the third Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Annual Conference. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):819-827.
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  6. Kunz PL, Balise RR, Fehrenbacher L, Pan M, Venook AP, Fisher GA, Tempero MA, Ko AH, Korn WM, Hwang J, Bergsland EK. Oxaliplatin-Fluoropyrimidine Chemotherapy Plus Bevacizumab in Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Analysis of 2 Phase II Trials. Pancreas. 2016 Nov; 45(10):1394-1400.
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  7. Katz MH, Shi Q, Ahmad SA, Herman JM, Marsh Rde W, Collisson E, Schwartz L, Frankel W, Martin R, Conway W, Truty M, Kindler H, Lowy AM, Bekaii-Saab T, Philip P, Talamonti M, Cardin D, LoConte N, Shen P, Hoffman JP, Venook AP. Preoperative Modified FOLFIRINOX Treatment Followed by Capecitabine-Based Chemoradiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101. JAMA Surg. 2016 Aug 17; 151(8):e161137.
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  8. Hatch AJ, Sibley AB, Starr MD, Brady JC, Jiang C, Jia J, Bowers DL, Pang H, Owzar K, Niedzwiecki D, Innocenti F, Venook AP, Hurwitz HI, Nixon AB. Blood-based markers of efficacy and resistance to cetuximab treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer: results from CALGB 80203 (Alliance). Cancer Med. 2016 Sep; 5(9):2249-60.
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  9. Marrero JA, Kudo M, Venook AP, Ye SL, Bronowicki JP, Chen XP, Dagher L, Furuse J, Geschwind JH, de Guevara LL, Papandreou C, Takayama T, Sanyal AJ, Yoon SK, Nakajima K, Lehr R, Heldner S, Lencioni R. Observational registry of sorafenib use in clinical practice across Child-Pugh subgroups: The GIDEON study. J Hepatol. 2016 Dec; 65(6):1140-1147.
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  10. Niedzwiecki D, Frankel WL, Venook AP, Ye X, Friedman PN, Goldberg RM, Mayer RJ, Colacchio TA, Mulligan JM, Davison TS, O'Brien E, Kerr P, Johnston PG, Kennedy RD, Harkin DP, Schilsky RL, Bertagnolli MM, Warren RS, Innocenti F. Association Between Results of a Gene Expression Signature Assay and Recurrence-Free Interval in Patients With Stage II Colon Cancer in Cancer and Leukemia Group B 9581 (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 1; 34(25):3047-53.
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  11. Enzinger PC, Burtness BA, Niedzwiecki D, Ye X, Douglas K, Ilson DH, Villaflor VM, Cohen SJ, Mayer RJ, Venook A, Benson AB, Goldberg RM. CALGB 80403 (Alliance)/E1206: A Randomized Phase II Study of Three Chemotherapy Regimens Plus Cetuximab in Metastatic Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 10; 34(23):2736-42.
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  12. 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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  13. Ursem C, Van Loon K, Venook A. Adjuvant Therapy Trials. Cancer J. 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):196-8.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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