Terence Friedlander, MD

Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General; Associate Director for Cancer Research at ZSFG, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Membership

Molecular Oncology

Research Summary

I am a clinical and translational oncologist specializing in cancers of the genitourinary tract, specifically bladder and prostate cancers. I also lead the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. My research is focused on understanding the basic biology of urologic malignancies and in developing novel therapeutic ways to treat disease. As a clinical academic oncologist I serve as principal investigator or co-investigator on a number clinical trials in advanced cancers including studies of immunotherapy, novel targeted therapy, and genetically guided therapy. All of our studies rely on strong collaboration between investigators spanning from the bench to the bedside to advance our understanding of how to best treat cancers for all our patients.

Education

Brown University, BA, 5/99
New York University School of Medicine, 2003, MD
UCSF Medical Center, 2003-2006, Residency
Utrecht University, Netherlands, 2007, Medical Ethics
UCSF Medical Center, 2007-2010, Oncology Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • 2006
    Fullbright Scholarship in Medical Ethics, Netherlands-America Foundation
  • 2010
    ASCO Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2011
    ASCO Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2012
    Physician Research Training Aaward, United States Department of Defense
  • 2012
    Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • 2012
    Young Investigator Travel Award, Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells Symposium
  • 2019
    UCSF Division of Hematology and Oncology Teaching Award

Selected Publications

  1. Idossa D, Friedlander T, Paller CJ, Ryan CJ, Borno HT. Case Report: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of HIV Positive Patients With Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treated With Immunotherapy: A Case Series and Literature Review. Front Oncol. 2022; 12:910115.  View on PubMed
  2. de Kouchkovsky I, Rao A, Carneiro BA, Zhang L, Lewis C, Phone A, Small EJ, Friedlander T, Fong L, Paris PL, Ryan CJ, Szmulewitz RZ, Aggarwal R. A Phase Ib/II Study of the CDK4/6 Inhibitor Ribociclib in Combination with Docetaxel plus Prednisone in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 04 14; 28(8):1531-1539.  View on PubMed
  3. Natesan D, Zhang L, Martell HJ, Jindal T, Devine P, Stohr B, Espinosa-Mendez C, Grenert J, Van Ziffle J, Joseph N, Umetsu S, Onodera C, Turski M, Chan E, Desai A, Aggarwal R, Wong A, Porten S, Chou J, Friedlander T, Fong L, Small EJ, Sweet-Cordero A, Koshkin VS. APOBEC Mutational Signature and Tumor Mutational Burden as Predictors of Clinical Outcomes and Treatment Response in Patients With Advanced Urothelial Cancer. Front Oncol. 2022; 12:816706.  View on PubMed
  4. Chou J, Trepka K, Sjöström M, Egusa EA, Chu CE, Zhu J, Chan E, Gibb EA, Badura ML, Contreras-Sanz A, Stohr BA, Meng MV, Pruthi RS, Lotan Y, Black PC, Porten SP, Koshkin VS, Friedlander TW, Feng FY. TROP2 Expression Across Molecular Subtypes of Urothelial Carcinoma and Enfortumab Vedotin-resistant Cells. Eur Urol Oncol. 2022 Feb 22.  View on PubMed
  5. Kwon DH, Karthikeyan S, Chang A, Borno HT, Koshkin VS, Desai A, Bose R, Friedlander T, Rodvelt T, Li P, Small EJ, Aggarwal RR, Belkora J. Mobile Audio Recording Technology to Promote Informed Decision Making in Advanced Prostate Cancer. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 05; 18(5):e648-e658.  View on PubMed
  6. Jindal T, Chou J, Friedlander T, Barata PC, Koshkin VS. Repeat Treatment of Patients With Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Following Prior Progression on a Checkpoint Inhibitor Regimen: A Case Series. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2022 04; 20(2):189-194.  View on PubMed
  7. Koshkin VS, Henderson N, James M, Natesan D, Freeman D, Nizam A, Su CT, Khaki AR, Osterman CK, Glover MJ, Chiang R, Makrakis D, Talukder R, Lemke E, Olsen TA, Jain J, Jang A, Ali A, Jindal T, Chou J, Friedlander TW, Hoimes C, Basu A, Zakharia Y, Barata PC, Bilen MA, Emamekhoo H, Davis NB, Shah SA, Milowsky MI, Gupta S, Campbell MT, Grivas P, Sonpavde GP, Kilari D, Alva AS. Efficacy of enfortumab vedotin in advanced urothelial cancer: Analysis from the Urothelial Cancer Network to Investigate Therapeutic Experiences (UNITE) study. Cancer. 2022 Mar 15; 128(6):1194-1205.  View on PubMed
  8. Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Panchal N, Bang A, Zhang L, Graff RE, Chen YH, Ryan CJ, Luke A, Newton RU, Tenggara I, Schultz B, Wang E, Lavaki E, Zuniga K, Pinto N, Borno H, Aggarwal R, Friedlander T, Koshkin VS, Harzstark A, Small E, Chan JM. Feasibility, safety, and acceptability of a remotely monitored exercise pilot CHAMP: A Clinical trial of High-intensity Aerobic and resistance exercise for Metastatic castrate-resistant Prostate cancer. Cancer Med. 2021 11; 10(22):8058-8070.  View on PubMed
  9. Wong ML, Shi Y, Smith AK, Miaskowski C, Boscardin WJ, Cohen HJ, Lam V, Mazor M, Metzger L, Presley CJ, Williams GR, Loh KP, Ursem CJ, Friedlander TW, Blakely CM, Gubens MA, Allen G, Shumay D, Walter LC. Changes in older adults' life space during lung cancer treatment: A mixed methods cohort study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 01; 70(1):136-149.  View on PubMed
  10. Pollock Y, Zhang L, Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Rodvelt T, Rabow M, Macaire G, Weinberg R, Topp K, Friedlander T, Lin A, Fong L, Kim W, Ma B, Hough J, Lee M, Paciorek A, Ryan CJ, Chan JM, Small E, Aggarwal R. A multidisciplinary team-based approach with lifestyle modification and symptom management to address the impact of androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer: A randomized phase II study. Urol Oncol. 2021 10; 39(10):730.e9-730.e15.  View on PubMed
  11. Chu CE, Sjöström M, Egusa EA, Gibb EA, Badura ML, Zhu J, Koshkin VS, Stohr BA, Meng MV, Pruthi RS, Friedlander TW, Lotan Y, Black PC, Porten SP, Feng FY, Chou J. Heterogeneity in NECTIN4 Expression Across Molecular Subtypes of Urothelial Cancer Mediates Sensitivity to Enfortumab Vedotin. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 09 15; 27(18):5123-5130.  View on PubMed
  12. Sinha M, Zhang L, Subudhi S, Chen B, Marquez J, Liu EV, Allaire K, Cheung A, Ng S, Nguyen C, Friedlander TW, Aggarwal R, Spitzer M, Allison JP, Small EJ, Sharma P, Fong L. Pre-existing immune status associated with response to combination of sipuleucel-T and ipilimumab in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 05; 9(5).  View on PubMed
  13. de Kouchkovsky I, Zhang L, Philip EJ, Wright F, Kim DM, Natesan D, Kwon D, Ho H, Ho S, Chan E, Porten SP, Wong AC, Desai A, Huang FW, Chou J, Oh DY, Pruthi RS, Fong L, Small EJ, Friedlander TW, Koshkin VS. TERT promoter mutations and other prognostic factors in patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma treated with an immune checkpoint inhibitor. J Immunother Cancer. 2021 05; 9(5).  View on PubMed
  14. Chen E, Cario CL, Leong L, Lopez K, Márquez CP, Li PS, Oropeza E, Tenggara I, Cowan J, Simko JP, Kageyama R, Wells DK, Chan JM, Friedlander T, Aggarwal R, Paris PL, Feng F, Carroll PR, Witte JS. Cell-Free DNA Detection of Tumor Mutations in Heterogeneous, Localized Prostate Cancer Via Targeted, Multiregion Sequencing. JCO Precis Oncol. 2021; 5.  View on PubMed
  15. Greene C, Barlesi B, Tarroza-David S, Friedlander T. Improved Control of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor-Induced Diarrhea with a Novel Chloride Channel Modulator: A Case Report. Oncol Ther. 2021 Jun; 9(1):247-253.  View on PubMed
  16. Balcerek J, Trejo E, Levine K, Couey P, Kornberg ZV, Rogine C, Young C, Li PJ, Shy BR, Taylor JE, Bakhtary S, Friedlander T, Lynch KL, Bern C, Esensten JH. Hospital-Based Donor Recruitment and Predonation Serologic Testing for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma. Am J Clin Pathol. 2021 Mar 15; 155(4):515-521.  View on PubMed
  17. Chen E, Cario CL, Leong L, Lopez K, Márquez CP, Chu C, Li PS, Oropeza E, Tenggara I, Cowan J, Simko JP, Chan JM, Friedlander T, Wyatt AW, Aggarwal R, Paris PL, Carroll PR, Feng F, Witte JS. Cell-free DNA concentration and fragment size as a biomarker for prostate cancer. Sci Rep. 2021 03 03; 11(1):5040.  View on PubMed
  18. Amara D, Wisel SA, Braun HJ, Collisson EA, Friedlander T, Worner G, Roll GR, Hirose R, Stock PG. Metastatic Donor-derived Malignancies Following Simultaneous Pancreas-kidney Transplant: Three Case Reports and Management Strategies. Transplant Direct. 2021 Jan; 7(1):e636.  View on PubMed
  19. Atreya CE, Collisson EA, Park M, Grenert JP, Behr SC, Gonzalez A, Chou J, Maisel S, Friedlander TW, Freise CE, Shoji J, Semrad TJ, Van Ziffle J, Chin-Hong P. Molecular Insights in Transmission of Cancer From an Organ Donor to Four Transplant Recipients. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 11; 18(11):1446-1452.  View on PubMed
  20. Ott PA, Hu-Lieskovan S, Chmielowski B, Govindan R, Naing A, Bhardwaj N, Margolin K, Awad MM, Hellmann MD, Lin JJ, Friedlander T, Bushway ME, Balogh KN, Sciuto TE, Kohler V, Turnbull SJ, Besada R, Curran RR, Trapp B, Scherer J, Poran A, Harjanto D, Barthelme D, Ting YS, Dong JZ, Ware Y, Huang Y, Huang Z, Wanamaker A, Cleary LD, Moles MA, Manson K, Greshock J, Khondker ZS, Fritsch E, Rooney MS, DeMario M, Gaynor RB, Srinivasan L. A Phase Ib Trial of Personalized Neoantigen Therapy Plus Anti-PD-1 in Patients with Advanced Melanoma, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, or Bladder Cancer. Cell. 2020 10 15; 183(2):347-362.e24.  View on PubMed

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