Research Summary

I am a physician-scientist focused on clinical and translational research aimed at improving outcomes for patients with prostate cancer. My research interests include 1) the discovery of prognostic/predictive biomarkers in prostate cancer and 2) the development of rational approaches of targeted treatment for therapy-resistant disease. My laboratory focuses on sequencing and microarray-based approaches to identify molecular determinants of response from samples from prostate cancer patients treated on clinical trials. In addition, I am co-principal investigator of one of the first biomarker-driven clinical trials for patients with metastatic prostate cancer (NCI 9012; NCT01576172) and oversee a clinic focused on prostate cancer patients.

Research Funding

  • July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2025 - Biomarker Approaches to Individualizing Systemic Therapy for High Risk Prostate Cancer, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA240582
  • July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024 - MELT: Modulation of PSMA Expression for Lutetium Therapy, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA235741
  • December 14, 2018 - November 30, 2023 - Molecular Mechanisms of Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Recurrence & Therapeutic Strategies, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA227025
  • September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2023 - DNA repair alterations in metastatic prostate cancer: functional and therapeutic implications, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA230516


Stanford University, B.S., 06/1998, Biological Studies
Washington University School of Medicine, M.D., 06/2002, Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 1997
    Barry M. Goldwater Fellowship for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
  • 1998-2002
    Dr. Philip Majerus Distinguished Alumni Scholarship
  • 2002
    Dr. Richard S. Brookings Medical School Prize
  • 2008
    American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Resident Clinical Research Award
  • 2010
    Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
  • 2012
    American Society of Radiation Oncology Basic Science Award
  • 2014
    Radiobiology Teacher of the Year, Dept of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
  • 2016
    American Society of Radiation Oncology Clinical Science Award

Selected Publications

  1. Sutera P, Van Der Eecken K, Kishan AU, Hamid A, Grist E, Attard G, Lotan T, Mendes AA, Paller CJ, Carducci MA, Ross A, Wang H, Pienta K, Feng FY, Antonarakis ES, Ost P, Song DY, Greco S, Deville C, DeWeese T, Tran PT, Deek MP. Definitions of disease burden across the spectrum of metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer: comparison by disease outcomes and genomics. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2022 Jan 11.  View on PubMed
  2. Song H, Weinstein HNW, Allegakoen P, Wadsworth MH, Xie J, Yang H, Castro EA, Lu KL, Stohr BA, Feng FY, Carroll PR, Wang B, Cooperberg MR, Shalek AK, Huang FW. Single-cell analysis of human primary prostate cancer reveals the heterogeneity of tumor-associated epithelial cell states. Nat Commun. 2022 01 10; 13(1):141.  View on PubMed
  3. Li R, Peng H, Xue T, Li J, Ge Y, Wang G, Feng F. Prediction and verification of survival in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer based on an integrated radiomics nomogram. Clin Radiol. 2021 Dec 31.  View on PubMed
  4. He CX, Li SS, Du KL, Liu SQ, Zhang B, Feng F, Zheng JY. [Mid-term efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic constipation]. Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2021 Dec 25; 24(12):1073-1078.  View on PubMed
  5. Singh N, Ramnarine VR, Song JH, Pandey R, Padi SKR, Nouri M, Olive V, Kobelev M, Okumura K, McCarthy D, Hanna MM, Mukherjee P, Sun B, Lee BR, Parker JB, Chakravarti D, Warfel NA, Zhou M, Bearss JJ, Gibb EA, Alshalalfa M, Karnes RJ, Small EJ, Aggarwal R, Feng F, Wang Y, Buttyan R, Zoubeidi A, Rubin M, Gleave M, Slack FJ, Davicioni E, Beltran H, Collins C, Kraft AS. The long noncoding RNA H19 regulates tumor plasticity in neuroendocrine prostate cancer. Nat Commun. 2021 12 21; 12(1):7349.  View on PubMed
  6. Roy S, Zaorsky NG, Bagshaw HP, Berlin A, Koontz B, Nguyen P, Chen R, Dess RT, Jackson WC, Kishan AU, Stish B, Nagar H, Posadas E, Tran PT, Solanki A, Shore ND, Guo G, Ponsky L, Shoag JE, Morgans AK, Garcia JA, Showalter TN, Feng FY, Spratt DE. An Expert Review on the Combination of Relugolix with Definitive Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Dec 16.  View on PubMed
  7. Saad F, Small EJ, Feng FY, Graff JN, Olmos D, Hadaschik BA, Oudard S, Londhe A, Bhaumik A, Lopez-Gitlitz A, Thomas S, Mundle SD, Chowdhury S, Smith MR. Deep Prostate-specific Antigen Response following Addition of Apalutamide to Ongoing Androgen Deprivation Therapy and Long-term Clinical Benefit in SPARTAN. Eur Urol. 2021 Dec 13.  View on PubMed
  8. Sperger JM, Feng FY, Armstrong AJ, Zhao SG, Lang JM. Reply to M. K. Bos et al. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Dec 08; JCO2102238.  View on PubMed
  9. Ma TM, Romero T, Nickols NG, Rettig MB, Garraway IP, Roach M, Michalski JM, Pisansky TM, Lee WR, Jones CU, Rosenthal SA, Wang C, Hartman H, Nguyen PL, Feng FY, Boutros PC, Saigal C, Chamie K, Jackson WC, Morgan TM, Mehra R, Salami SS, Vince R, Schaeffer EM, Mahal BA, Dess RT, Steinberg ML, Elashoff D, Sandler HM, Spratt DE, Kishan AU. Comparison of Response to Definitive Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer in Black and White Men: A Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2139769.  View on PubMed
  10. Mazzu YZ, Liao Y, Nandakumar S, Sjöström M, Jehane LE, Ghale R, Govindarajan B, Gerke TA, Lee GM, Luo JH, Chinni SR, Mucci LA, Feng FY, Kantoff PW. Dynamic expression of SNAI2 in prostate cancer predicts tumor progression and drug sensitivity. Mol Oncol. 2021 Nov 18.  View on PubMed
  11. Ghildiyal R, Sawant M, Renganathan A, Mahajan K, Kim EH, Luo J, Dang HX, Maher CA, Feng FY, Mahajan NP. Loss of long non-coding RNA NXTAR in prostate cancer augments androgen receptor expression and enzalutamide resistance. Cancer Res. 2021 Nov 05.  View on PubMed
  12. van der Wal D, Jhun I, Laklouk I, Nirschl J, Richer L, Rojansky R, Theparee T, Wheeler J, Sander J, Feng F, Mohamad O, Savarese S, Socher R, Esteva A. Biological data annotation via a human-augmenting AI-based labeling system. NPJ Digit Med. 2021 Oct 07; 4(1):145.  View on PubMed
  13. Jing XK, Jiang QY, Li CS, Zhang NR, Chai YT, Feng F, Li BA, Li YK. [Methylation detection of phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten gene promoter in hepatocellular carcinoma samples by next-generation sequencing]. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2021 Oct 06; 55(10):1220-1227.  View on PubMed
  14. Jadvar H, Calais J, Fanti S, Feng F, Greene KL, Gulley JL, Hofman M, Koontz BF, Lin DW, Morris MJ, Rowe SP, Royce TJ, Salami S, Savir-Baruch B, Srinivas S, Hope TA. Appropriate Use Criteria for Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen PET Imaging. J Nucl Med. 2021 Sep 30.  View on PubMed
  15. Zhang P, Zhang J, Zhang B, Yang WC, Hu JB, Sun XF, Zhai G, Qian HR, Li Y, Xu H, Feng F, Wu XY, Liu HL, Liu HJ, Qiu HB, Wu XJ, Zhou YB, Shen KT, Kou YW, Fu Y, Jie ZG, Zou XM, Cao H, Gao ZD, Tao KX. [Adherence to adjuvant with therapy imatinib in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor: a national multi-center cross-sectional study]. Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2021 Sep 25; 24(9):775-782.  View on PubMed
  16. Aggarwal R, Rydzewski NR, Zhang L, Foye A, Kim W, Helzer KT, Bakhtiar H, Chang SL, Perry MD, Gleave M, Reiter RE, Huang J, Evans CP, Alumkal JJ, Lang JM, Yu M, Quigley DA, Sjöström M, Small EJ, Feng FY, Zhao SG. Prognosis Associated With Luminal and Basal Subtypes of Metastatic Prostate Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Sep 23.  View on PubMed
  17. Rydzewski NR, Peterson E, Lang JM, Yu M, Laura Chang S, Sjöström M, Bakhtiar H, Song G, Helzer KT, Bootsma ML, Chen WS, Shrestha RM, Zhang M, Quigley DA, Aggarwal R, Small EJ, Wahl DR, Feng FY, Zhao SG. Predicting cancer drug TARGETS - TreAtment Response Generalized Elastic-neT Signatures. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Sep 21; 6(1):76.  View on PubMed
  18. Davies A, Nouruzi S, Ganguli D, Namekawa T, Thaper D, Linder S, Karaoglanoglu F, Omur ME, Kim S, Kobelev M, Kumar S, Sivak O, Bostock C, Bishop J, Hoogstraat M, Talal A, Stelloo S, van der Poel H, Bergman AM, Ahmed M, Fazli L, Huang H, Tilley W, Goodrich D, Feng FY, Gleave M, He HH, Hach F, Zwart W, Beltran H, Selth L, Zoubeidi A. An androgen receptor switch underlies lineage infidelity in treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Nat Cell Biol. 2021 09; 23(9):1023-1034.  View on PubMed
  19. Jones CU, Pugh SL, Sandler HM, Chetner MP, Amin MB, Bruner DW, Zietman AL, Den RB, Leibenhaut MH, Longo JM, Bahary JP, Rosenthal SA, Souhami L, Michalski JM, Hartford AC, Amin PP, Roach M, Yee D, Efstathiou JA, Rodgers JP, Feng FY, Shipley WU. Adding short-term androgen deprivation therapy to RT in men with localized prostate cancer: long-term update of the NRG/RTOG 9408 randomized clinical trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Sep 01.  View on PubMed
  20. Swami N, Hwang WL, Guo JA, Hoffman H, Abramowitz MC, Elbakouny Z, Beltran H, Chipidza F, Choueiri T, Pra AD, Huang F, Kaochar S, Kantoff P, Kim DW, Kishan AU, Kobetz E, Marinac C, Mucci LA, Muralidhar V, Pollack A, Sanford NN, Schaeffer EM, Spratt DE, Zhao SG, Rebbeck TR, Nguyen PL, Feng FY, Mahal BA, Alshalalfa M. Novel genomic signature predictive of response to immune checkpoint blockade: A pan-cancer analysis from project Genomics Evidence Neo-plasia Information Exchange (GENIE). Cancer Genet. 2021 Aug 28; 258-259:61-68.  View on PubMed

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