Research Summary

I am a physician-investigator. I care for patients with advanced cancer who are hospitalized and patients with genitourinary malignancies, such as prostate cancer. My research interests involve improving patient-centered outcomes for patients with cancer. This includes patient decision-making support, outcomes research, survivorship, cognition, and biomarkers. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as implementation science methods.

Research Funding

  • April 1, 2022 - March 30, 2026 - Improving Informed Decision-Making for Precision Oncology in Veterans with Advanced Prostate Cancer , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: Department of Defense, Sponsor Award ID: W81XWH2210159
  • August 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022 - Consultation audio recordings to improve informed treatment decision-making in patients with advanced prostate cancer , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: Conquer Cancer/ANCO, Sponsor Award ID: P0549228


2021 - , ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop
Fellowship, 2021 - Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
Residency, 2018 - Internal Medicine, UCSF
M.D., 2015 - , UCLA
B.A., 2011 - Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

Honors & Awards

  • 2020,  GU ASCO Merit Award
  • 2020 - 2021 Rosenberg Endowed Fellowship
  • 2021 GU ASCO Merit Award

Selected Publications

  1. Kwon DH, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Borno HT, Bucknor M, Small EJ, Aggarwal RR. Skeletal-related events after abiraterone or enzalutamide in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: A population-based study using the SEER-Medicare linked dataset. Urol Oncol. 2022 08; 40(8):379.e17-379.e24.  View on PubMed
  2. Rubinstein SM, Bhutani D, Lynch RC, Hsu CY, Shyr Y, Advani S, Mesa RA, Mishra S, Mundt DP, Shah DP, Sica RA, Stockerl-Goldstein KE, Stratton C, Weiss M, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Accordino M, Assouline SE, Awosika J, Bakouny Z, Bashir B, Berg S, Bilen MA, Castellano CA, Cogan JC, Kc D, Friese CR, Gupta S, Hausrath D, Hwang C, Johnson NA, Joshi M, Kasi A, Klein EJ, Koshkin VS, Kuderer NM, Kwon DH, Labaki C, Latif T, Lau E, Li X, Lyman GH, McKay RR, Nagaraj G, Nizam A, Nonato TK, Olszewski AJ, Polimera HV, Portuguese AJ, Puc MM, Razavi P, Rosovski R, Schmidt A, Shah SA, Shastri A, Su C, Torka P, Wise-Draper TM, Zubiri L, Warner JL, Thompson MA, COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium. Patients Recently Treated for B-lymphoid Malignancies Show Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19. Blood Cancer Discov. 2022 05 05; 3(3):181-193.  View on PubMed
  3. Shah NJ, Patel VG, Zhong X, Pina L, Hawley JE, Lin E, Gartrell BA, Febles VA, Wise DR, Qin Q, Mellgard G, Joshi H, Nauseef JT, Green DA, Vlachostergios PJ, Kwon DH, Huang F, Liaw B, Tagawa S, Kantoff P, Morris MJ, Oh WK. The Impact of Androgen Deprivation Therapy on COVID-19 Illness in Men With Prostate Cancer. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2022 05 02; 6(3).  View on PubMed
  4. Kwon DH, Cadena J, Nguyen S, Chan KHR, Soper B, Gryshuk AL, Hong JC, Ray P, Huang FW. COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer: Findings from the University of California health system database. Cancer Med. 2022 06; 11(11):2204-2215.  View on PubMed
  5. Satyanarayana G, Enriquez KT, Sun T, Klein EJ, Abidi M, Advani SM, Awosika J, Bakouny Z, Bashir B, Berg S, Bernardes M, Egan PC, Elkrief A, Feldman LE, Friese CR, Goel S, Gomez CG, Grant KL, Griffiths EA, Gulati S, Gupta S, Hwang C, Jain J, Jani C, Kaltsas A, Kasi A, Khan H, Knox N, Koshkin VS, Kwon DH, Labaki C, Lyman GH, McKay RR, McNair C, Nagaraj G, Nakasone ES, Nguyen R, Nonato TK, Olszewski AJ, Panagiotou OA, Puc M, Razavi P, Robilotti EV, Santos-Dutra M, Schmidt AL, Shah DP, Shah SA, Vieira K, Weissmann LB, Wise-Draper TM, Wu U, Wu JT, Choueiri TK, Mishra S, Warner JL, French B, Farmakiotis D. Coinfections in Patients With Cancer and COVID-19: A COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Mar; 9(3):ofac037.  View on PubMed
  6. Boles RW, Zheng M, Kwon D. Expanded use of telemedicine for thyroid and parathyroid surgery in the COVID-19 era and beyond. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Mar-Apr; 43(2):103393.  View on PubMed
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Tsu-Yu Wu J, Kwon DH, Glover M, Henry S, Wood D, Rubin D, Koshkin V, Schapira L, Shah SA. Reply to R. Kebudi et al. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 06; 17(6):364.  View on PubMed
  10. Kwon DH, Booth CM, Prasad V. Untangling the PROfound Trial for Advanced Prostate Cancer: Is There Really a Role for Olaparib? Eur Urol. 2021 06; 79(6):710-712.  View on PubMed
  11. Kwon DH, Chou J, Yip SM, Reimers MA, Zhang L, Wright F, Dhawan MS, Borno HT, Desai A, Aggarwal RR, Wyatt AW, Small EJ, Alva AS, Chi KN, Feng FY, Koshkin VS. Differential treatment outcomes in BRCA1/2-, CDK12-, and ATM-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Cancer. 2021 06 15; 127(12):1965-1973.  View on PubMed
  12. Kwon DH, Vashisht R, Borno HT, Aggarwal RR, Small EJ, Butte AJ, Huang FW. Androgen-deprivation therapy and SARS-CoV-2 in men with prostate cancer: findings from the University of California Health System registry. Ann Oncol. 2021 05; 32(5):678-679.  View on PubMed
  13. Wu JT, Kwon DH, Glover MJ, Henry S, Wood D, Rubin DL, Koshkin VS, Schapira L, Shah SA. Changes in Cancer Management due to COVID-19 Illness in Patients with Cancer in Northern California. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Mar; 17(3):e377-e385.  View on PubMed
  14. Kwon DH, Aggarwal RR, Esserman LJ, Belkora JK. Prime Time for Consultation Audio Recordings: Supporting Shared Decision Making During and After the COVID-19 Era. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 04; 17(4):161-163.  View on PubMed
  15. Kwon DH, Friedlander TW. Does One Size Fit All? Re-evaluating Prostate-specific Antigen Progression Thresholds for Clinical Trials. Eur Urol. 2020 12; 78(6):854-855.  View on PubMed
  16. Kwon DH, Zhang L, Quigley DA, Foye A, Chen WS, Wong CK, Feng FY, Bailey A, Huang J, Stuart JM, Friedl V, Weinstein AS, Beer TM, Alumkal JJ, Rettig M, Gleave M, Lara PN, Thomas GV, Li P, Lui A, Small EJ, Aggarwal RR. Down-regulation of ADRB2 expression is associated with small cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer and adverse clinical outcomes in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2020 12; 38(12):931.e9-931.e16.  View on PubMed
  17. Kwon DH, Friedlander T. A TITAN step forward: apalutamide for metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. Ann Transl Med. 2019 Dec; 7(Suppl 8):S364.  View on PubMed
  18. Narayan V, Harrison M, Cheng H, Kenfield S, Aggarwal R, Kwon D, McKay R, Hauger R, Hart N, Conzen S, Borno H, Jim H, Dicker A, Dorff T, Moslehi J, Mucci L, Parsons JK, Saad F, Soule H, Morgans A, Ryan CJ. Improving research for prostate cancer survivorship: A statement from the Survivorship Research in Prostate Cancer (SuRECaP) working group. Urol Oncol. 2020 03; 38(3):83-93.  View on PubMed
  19. Kwon DH, Borno HT, Cheng HH, Zhou AY, Small EJ. Ethnic disparities among men with prostate cancer undergoing germline testing. Urol Oncol. 2020 03; 38(3):80.e1-80.e7.  View on PubMed
  20. Kwon DH, Paciorek A, Mulvey CK, Chan H, Fidelman N, Meng L, Nakakura EK, Zhang L, Bergsland EK, Van Loon K. Periprocedural Management of Patients Undergoing Liver Resection or Embolotherapy for Neuroendocrine Tumor Metastases. Pancreas. 2019 04; 48(4):496-503.  View on PubMed

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