University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH

Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Director, Global Cancer Program, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Education

Duke University    B.S.    05/00    Biology
Yale University    M.P.H.    05/02    Health Policy
Medical College of Georgia    M.D.    05/06    Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess, Harvard Medical School    Intern    06/07    Internal Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess, Harvard Medical School    Resident    06/09    Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco    Fellow    06/12    Oncology
 


Professional Experience

  • 2012-present
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2011-2012
    Non-ACGME Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
  • 2009-2011
    ACGME Fellow, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 2013
    NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship
  • 2013
    AHRQ K12 PARTNERS Program Scholar
  • 2012
    Young Investigator Award, ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation
  • 2008
    Yale/Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health, South Africa
  • 2008
    Nomination by Harvard Medical School Class of 2008 for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2002
    Dean’s Prize for Outstanding MPH Thesis, Yale University
  • 2001
    Weinerman Fellowship for Social Justice, Yale University
  • 2000
    Graduation with Distinction in Biology, Duke University
  • 2000
    Howard Hughes Undergraduate Fellowship in Neuroscience, Duke University

Selected Publications

  1. Susko M, Wang CJ, Lazar AA, Kim S, Laffan A, Feng M, Ko A, Venook AP, Atreya CE, Van Loon K, Anwar M. Factors Impacting Differential Outcomes in the Definitive Radiation Treatment of Anal Cancer Between HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Patients. Oncologist. 2020 May 10.
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  2. Ursem C, Zhou M, Paciorek A, Atreya CE, Ko AH, Venook A, Zhang L, Van Loon K. Clinicopathologic Characteristics and Impact of Oophorectomy for Ovarian Metastases from Colorectal Cancer. Oncologist. 2020 Feb 07.
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  3. Gonzalez A, Walker EJ, Van Loon K, Cinar P, Atreya CE. Postoperative Exacerbation of Oxaliplatin-induced Neurotoxicity in Gastrointestinal Cancers: A Case Series. Anticancer Res. 2020 02; 40(2):865-871.
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  4. Remes-Troche JM, Hinojosa-Garza G, Espinosa-Tamez P, Meixueiro-Daza A, Grube-Pagola P, Van Loon K, Potter MB, Lajous M. Faecal immunochemical test-based colorectal cancer screening in Mexico: an initial experience. Fam Pract. 2020 Jan 21.
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  5. Van Blarigan EL, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Van Loon K, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Chan H, Savoie MB, Bocobo AG, Liu VN, Wong LX, Laffan A, Atreya CE, Miaskowski C, Fukuoka Y, Meyerhardt JA, Venook AP. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Web-Based Dietary Intervention with Text Messages for Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Pilot Trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Apr; 29(4):752-760.
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  6. DeBoer R, Ndumbalo J, Meena S, Ngoma MT, Mvungi N, Siu S, Msiba S, Nyagabona SK, Luhar R, Buckle G, Lin TK, Breithaupt L, Kennell-Heiling S, Mushi B, Philipo GS, Mmbaga EJ, Mwaiselage J, Van Loon K 2020; (1):1-9.. Development of a theory-driven implementation strategy for cancer management guidelines in sub-Saharan Africa. Implement Sci Commun. 2020; 24(1):1-9.
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  7. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2019 Dec; 50(4):769-779.
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  8. Savoie MB, Laffan A, Brickman C, Daniels B, Levin A, Rowen T, Smith J, Van Blarigan EL, Hope TA, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Anwar M, Van Loon K. A multi-disciplinary model of survivorship care following definitive chemoradiation for anal cancer. BMC Cancer. 2019 Sep 11; 19(1):906.
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  9. Lowenstein LM, Volk RJ, Cuddy A, Hempstead AP, You YN, Van Loon K, Millas S, Meyerhardt JA, Gavin P, Chang GJ. Patients' information needs and attitudes about post-treatment surveillance for colorectal cancer in the United States: a multi-perspective, mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2019 08 15; 9(8):e025888.
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  10. Chan H, Moseley C, Zhang L, Bergsland EK, Pampaloni MH, Van Loon K, Hope TA. Correlation of DOTATOC Uptake and Pathologic Grade in Neuroendocrine Tumors. Pancreas. 2019 08; 48(7):948-952.
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  11. Silverstein J, Kidder W, Fisher S, Hope TA, Maisel S, Ng D, Van Ziffle J, Atreya CE, Van Loon K. Hormone receptor expression of colorectal cancer diagnosed during the peri-partum period. Endocr Connect. 2019 Aug; 8(8):1149-1158.
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  12. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Sommovilla N, Venook AP, Van Blarigan EL, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer and Matched Household Members. J Clin Nutr Food Sci. 2019; 2.
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  13. 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.
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  14. Bhatta DN, Hiatt RA, Van Loon K, Glantz SA. Exposure to household tobacco smoke and risk of cancer morbidity and mortality: Analysis of data from the Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015. Prev Med. 2019 06; 123:217-224.
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  15. Rubagumya F, Nyagabona SK, Msami KH, Manirakiza A, Longombe AN, Maniragaba T, Chan H, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Balandya E, Germana LH, Mmbaga EJ, Dharsee N, Van Loon K. Attitudes and Barriers to Research Among Oncology Trainees in East Africa. Oncologist. 2019 09; 24(9):e864-e869.
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  16. Van Blarigan EL, Chan H, Van Loon K, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Mitchell E, Zhang L, Paciorek A, Joseph G, Laffan A, Atreya CE, Fukuoka Y, Miaskowski C, Meyerhardt JA, Venook AP. Self-monitoring and reminder text messages to increase physical activity in colorectal cancer survivors (Smart Pace): a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer. 2019 Mar 11; 19(1):218.
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  17. Ng DL, Vuhahula E, Zhang L, Waterhouse EG, White KL, Mushi BP, Nyeriga MS, Philipo GS, Mmbaga EJ, Sheth S, Van Loon K, Lee AY, Balassanian R. Efficacy of an Intensive, Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Training Workshop in Tanzania. J Glob Oncol. 2018 10; 4:1-9.
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  18. Van Loon K, Mwachiro MM, Abnet CC, Akoko L, Assefa M, Burgert SL, Chasimpha S, Dzamalala C, Fleischer DE, Gopal S, Iyer PG, Kaimila B, Kayamba V, Kelly P, Leon ME, Mathew CG, Menya D, Middleton D, Mlombe Y, Mmbaga BT, Mmbaga E, Mulima G, Murphy G, Mushi B, Mwanga A, Mwasamwaja A, Parker MI, Pritchett N, Schüz J, Topazian MD, White RE, McCormack V, Dawsey SM. The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to Action. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-9.
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  19. Bailey JJ, Jordan EJ, Burke C, Ohliger MA, Wang ZJ, Van Loon K, Varma MG, Hope TA. Does Extended PET Acquisition in PET/MRI Rectal Cancer Staging Improve Results? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 10; 211(4):896-900.
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  20. Innocenti F, Owzar K, Jiang C, Etheridge AS, Gordân R, Sibley AB, Mulkey F, Niedzwiecki D, Glubb D, Neel N, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ, Seiser E, Yeh JJ, Van Loon K, McLeod H, Ratain MJ, Kindler HL, Venook AP, Nakamura Y, Kubo M, Petersen GM, Bamlet WR, McWilliams RR. The vitamin D receptor gene as a determinant of survival in pancreatic cancer patients: Genomic analysis and experimental validation. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0202272.
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