University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kevin M. Shannon, MD

Kevin M. Shannon, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF
Roma and Marvin Auerback Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Molecular Oncology, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Hematopoietic Malignancies | Pediatric Malignancies

Research Summary

I am a physician-scientist whose research program focuses on hematopoietic growth control, genetic mechanisms underlying leukemogenesis, aberrant Ras signaling in human developmental disorders and cancer, mouse cancer modeling, and molecular therapeutics. I served as Director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) from 2006-2012. I have been a research mentor for medical students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars, including six post-doctoral scholars who received “K” series awards from the NCI.

Education

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, A.B., 1976, Biology, Liberal Arts
Cornell University, New York, NY, M.D., 1979, Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, Resident, 1982, Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Postdoctoral, 1988, Hematology/Oncology


Professional Experience

  • 1982-85
    Attending Pediatrician, Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
  • 1985-88
    Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Instructor in Pediatrics, UCSF
  • 1988-92
    Attending Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
  • 1992-94
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Attending Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, UCSF
  • 1989-93
    Hematopoietic Growth Factors Subcommittee, American Society of Hematology
  • 1990-present
    Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Strategy Group Children's Cancer Study Group (Co-Chair 1997-99)
  • 1988-93
    Cancer Biology Committee, Children's Cancer Study Group (Chair 1991-94)
  • 1991-92
    Pediatric Residency Program Director, Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA
  • 1994-98
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
  • 1997-present
    Leader, Program in Hematopoietic Malignancies, UCSF Cancer Center
  • 1997-present
    Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
  • 2005
    Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF
  • 2006
    Director, UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program

Honors & Awards

  • 1985 and 1989
    Outstanding Teacher, Pediatrics Department, Naval Hospital, Oakland
  • 1985 and 1993
    Navy Commendation Medals
  • 1986
    Outstanding Fellow's Teaching Award, Pediatrics Department, UCSF
  • 1988
    David W. Smith Research Award, Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • 1988 and 1989
    Navy Achievement Medals
  • 1992
    Winner, Navy Academic Medicine Research Competition
  • 1993
    Nycomed Research Award of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)
  • 1994
    Ross Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Western Society for Pediatric Research
  • 1998
    American Academy of Pediatrics Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research
  • 2000
    Roma and Marvin Auerback Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Molecular Oncology, UCSF
  • 2004
    Samuel Rosenthal Prize for Excellence in Academic Pediatrics
  • 2006
    National Cancer Institute MERIT Award

Selected Publications

  1. Zambetti NA, Firestone AJ, Remsberg JR, Huang BJ, Wong JC, Long AM, Predovic M, Suciu RM, Inguva A, Kogan SC, Haigis KM, Cravatt BF, Shannon K. Genetic disruption of N-RasG12D palmitoylation perturbs hematopoiesis and prevents myeloid transformation in mice. Blood. 2020 May 14; 135(20):1772-1782.
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  2. Wandler AM, Huang BJ, Craig JW, Hayes K, Yan H, Meyer LK, Scacchetti A, Monsalve G, Dail M, Li Q, Wong JC, Weinberg O, Hasserjian RP, Kogan SC, Jonsson P, Yamamoto K, Sampath D, Nakitandwe J, Downing JR, Zhang J, Aster JC, Taylor BS, Shannon K. Loss of glucocorticoid receptor expression mediates in vivo dexamethasone resistance in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia. 2020 Feb 17.
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  3. Meyer LK, Huang BJ, Delgado-Martin C, Roy RP, Hechmer A, Wandler AM, Vincent TL, Fortina P, Olshen AB, Wood BL, Horton TM, Shannon KM, Teachey DT, Hermiston ML. Glucocorticoids paradoxically facilitate steroid resistance in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias and thymocytes. J Clin Invest. 2020 Feb 03; 130(2):863-876.
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  4. Bhatia S, Chen Y, Wong FL, Hageman L, Smith K, Korf B, Cannon A, Leidy DJ, Paz A, Andress JE, Friedman GK, Metrock K, Neglia JP, Arnold M, Turcotte LM, de Blank P, Leisenring W, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Clapp DW, Shannon K, Nakamura JL, Fisher MJ. Subsequent Neoplasms After a Primary Tumor in Individuals With Neurofibromatosis Type 1. J Clin Oncol. 2019 11 10; 37(32):3050-3058.
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  5. Meyer LK, Delgado-Martin C, Maude SL, Shannon KM, Teachey DT, Hermiston ML. CRLF2 rearrangement in Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia predicts relative glucocorticoid resistance that is overcome with MEK or Akt inhibition. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0220026.
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  6. Wadia SK, Lluri G, Aboulhosn JA, Laks H, Biniwale RM, Van Arsdell GS, Levi DS, Salem MM, Shannon KM, Moore JP. Postoperative and short-term atrial tachyarrhythmia burdens after transcatheter vs surgical pulmonary valve replacement among congenital heart disease patients. Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Sep; 14(5):838-845.
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  7. Huang BJ, Wandler AM, Meyer LK, Dail M, Daemen A, Sampath D, Li Q, Wang X, Wong JC, Nakitandwe J, Downing JR, Zhang J, Taylor BS, Shannon K. Convergent genetic aberrations in murine and human T lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemias. PLoS Genet. 2019 06; 15(6):e1008168.
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  8. Mues M, Karra L, Romero-Moya D, Wandler A, Hangauer MJ, Ksionda O, Thus Y, Lindenbergh M, Shannon K, McManus MT, Roose JP. High-Complexity shRNA Libraries and PI3 Kinase Inhibition in Cancer: High-Fidelity Synthetic Lethality Predictions. Cell Rep. 2019 04 09; 27(2):631-647.e5.
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  9. Bielski CM, Donoghue MTA, Gadiya M, Hanrahan AJ, Won HH, Chang MT, Jonsson P, Penson AV, Gorelick A, Harris C, Schram AM, Syed A, Zehir A, Chapman PB, Hyman DM, Solit DB, Shannon K, Chandarlapaty S, Berger MF, Taylor BS. Widespread Selection for Oncogenic Mutant Allele Imbalance in Cancer. Cancer Cell. 2018 11 12; 34(5):852-862.e4.
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  10. Wong JC, Bryant V, Lamprecht T, Ma J, Walsh M, Schwartz J, Del Pilar Alzamora M, Mullighan CG, Loh ML, Ribeiro R, Downing JR, Carroll WL, Davis J, Gold S, Rogers PC, Israels S, Yanofsky R, Shannon K, Klco JM. Germline SAMD9 and SAMD9L mutations are associated with extensive genetic evolution and diverse hematologic outcomes. JCI Insight. 2018 07 26; 3(14).
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  11. Pei S, Minhajuddin M, Adane B, Khan N, Stevens BM, Mack SC, Lai S, Rich JN, Inguva A, Shannon KM, Kim H, Tan AC, Myers JR, Ashton JM, Neff T, Pollyea DA, Smith CA, Jordan CT. AMPK/FIS1-Mediated Mitophagy Is Required for Self-Renewal of Human AML Stem Cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Jul 05; 23(1):86-100.e6.
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  12. Ksionda O, Mues M, Wandler AM, Donker L, Tenhagen M, Jun J, Ducker GS, Matlawska-Wasowska K, Shannon K, Shokat KM, Roose JP. Comprehensive analysis of T cell leukemia signals reveals heterogeneity in the PI3 kinase-Akt pathway and limitations of PI3 kinase inhibitors as monotherapy. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0193849.
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  13. Wandler A, Shannon K. Mechanistic and Preclinical Insights from Mouse Models of Hematologic Cancer Characterized by Hyperactive Ras. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2018 04 02; 8(4).
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  14. Maertens O, McCurrach ME, Braun BS, De Raedt T, Epstein I, Huang TQ, Lauchle JO, Lee H, Wu J, Cripe TP, Clapp DW, Ratner N, Shannon K, Cichowski K. A Collaborative Model for Accelerating the Discovery and Translation of Cancer Therapies. Cancer Res. 2017 11 01; 77(21):5706-5711.
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  15. Burgess MR, Hwang E, Mroue R, Bielski CM, Wandler AM, Huang BJ, Firestone AJ, Young A, Lacap JA, Crocker L, Asthana S, Davis EM, Xu J, Akagi K, Le Beau MM, Li Q, Haley B, Stokoe D, Sampath D, Taylor BS, Evangelista M, Shannon K. KRAS Allelic Imbalance Enhances Fitness and Modulates MAP Kinase Dependence in Cancer. Cell. 2017 02 23; 168(5):817-829.e15.
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  16. Fenouille N, Bassil CF, Ben-Sahra I, Benajiba L, Alexe G, Ramos A, Pikman Y, Conway AS, Burgess MR, Li Q, Luciano F, Auberger P, Galinsky I, DeAngelo DJ, Stone RM, Zhang Y, Perkins AS, Shannon K, Hemann MT, Puissant A, Stegmaier K. The creatine kinase pathway is a metabolic vulnerability in EVI1-positive acute myeloid leukemia. Nat Med. 2017 Mar; 23(3):301-313.
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  17. Sherborne AL, Lavergne V, Yu K, Lee L, Davidson PR, Mazor T, Smirnoff IV, Horvai AE, Loh M, DuBois SG, Goldsby RE, Neglia JP, Hammond S, Robison LL, Wustrack R, Costello JF, Nakamura AO, Shannon KM, Bhatia S, Nakamura JL. Somatic and Germline TP53 Alterations in Second Malignant Neoplasms from Pediatric Cancer Survivors. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 01; 23(7):1852-1861.
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  18. Sachs Z, Been RA, DeCoursin KJ, Nguyen HT, Mohd Hassan NA, Noble-Orcutt KE, Eckfeldt CE, Pomeroy EJ, Diaz-Flores E, Geurts JL, Diers MD, Hasz DE, Morgan KJ, MacMillan ML, Shannon KM, Largaespada DA, Wiesner SM. Stat5 is critical for the development and maintenance of myeloproliferative neoplasm initiated by Nf1 deficiency. Haematologica. 2016 10; 101(10):1190-1199.
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  19. Moore JP, Shannon KM, Fish FA, Seslar SP, Garnreiter JM, Krause U, Tanel RE, Papez AA, Pilcher TA, Balaji S. Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia after extracardiac Fontan surgery. Heart Rhythm. 2016 09; 13(9):1891-7.
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  20. White Y, Bagchi A, Van Ziffle J, Inguva A, Bollag G, Zhang C, Carias H, Dickens D, Loh M, Shannon K, Firestone AJ. KRAS insertion mutations are oncogenic and exhibit distinct functional properties. Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 08; 7:10647.
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