Alan P. Venook, MD

Madden Family Distinguished Professorship in Medical Oncology and Translational Research, UCSF

Shorenstein Associate Director for Program Development, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), UCSF

Cancer Center Program Membership

Molecular Oncology

Research Summary

I am a Professor of Medicine with experience and expertise in clinical trial design in gastrointestinal malignancies. I have written, led, and then authored four clinical trials within the US Intergroup and recently presented the results of a fifth. I am Chair of the Gastrointestinal Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology; prior to that, I was the founding Chair of the NCI’s Hepatobiliary Task Force. I have served as mentor or co-mentor for NIH grants for Drs. Katherine Van Loon (KL2, UCSF), Chloe Atreya (K08,UCSF), Erin Van Blarigan (KL2, UCSF) Rebecca Miksad (K23, BI-Deaconess), and Abby Siegel (K23, Columbia). I have been a mentor or co-mentor on ASCO YIA’s for Drs. R. K. Kelley, Atreya, Van Loon, and John Gordan and have mentored / trained thought leaders in GI oncology including Emily Bergsland, Andrew Ko, Bert O’Neil, and Ghassan Abou-Alfa.

Research Funding

  • August 5, 1999 - September 29, 2012 - Cancer Center Support Grant, Co-Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: P30CA082103
  • December 1, 1974 - September 29, 2006 - General Clinical Research Center, Co-Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCRR, Sponsor Award ID: M01RR000079
  • July 28, 1993 - March 31, 2003 - CANCER AND LEUKEMIA GROUP B, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: U10CA060138
  • August 5, 1999 - September 29, 2012 - Cancer Center Support Grant, Co-Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: P30CA082103

Education

Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, BA, 1976, Biological Sciences
University of California San Francisco, MD, 1980, Medicine
University of California San Francisco, Internship, 1981, Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis, Residency, 1985, Internal Medicine
University of California San Francisco, Fellowship, 1987, Hematology/Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 2010
    Director's Service Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 2011
    Service Excellence Award, Healthnetwork Foundation
  • 2013
    NCCN Board of Producers Award, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  • 2017
    Heroes of Hope Award, Colon Cancer Alliance
  • 2019
    Giant of Cancer Care in GI Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Effect of Celecoxib vs Placebo Added to Standard Adjuvant Therapy on Disease-Free Survival Among Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer: The CALGB/SWOG 80702 (Alliance) Randomized Clinical Trial.  View on PubMed
  2. Cohen R, Liu H, Fiskum J, Adams R, Chibaudel B, Maughan TS, Van Cutsem E, Venook A, Douillard JY, Heinemann V, Punt CJA, Falcone A, Bokemeyer C, Kaplan R, Lenz HJ, Koopman M, Yoshino T, Zalcberg J, Grothey A, de Gramont A, Shi Q, André T BRAF V600E Mutation in First-line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: an Analysis of Individual Patient Data from the ARCAD Database.  View on PubMed
  3. Benson AB, Venook AP, Al-Hawary MM, Arain MA, Chen YJ, Ciombor KK, Cohen S, Cooper HS, Deming D, Farkas L, Garrido-Laguna I, Grem JL, Gunn A, Hecht JR, Hoffe S, Hubbard J, Hunt S, Johung KL, Kirilcuk N, Krishnamurthi S, Messersmith WA, Meyerhardt J, Miller ED, Mulcahy MF, Nurkin S, Overman MJ, Parikh A, Patel H, Pedersen K, Saltz L, Schneider C, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Gregory KM, Gurski LA Colon Cancer, Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.  View on PubMed
  4. Abraham JP, Magee D, Cremolini C, Antoniotti C, Halbert DD, Xiu J, Stafford P, Berry DA, Oberley MJ, Shields AF, Marshall JL, Salem ME, Falcone A, Grothey A, Hall MJ, Venook AP, Lenz HJ, Helmstetter A, Korn WM, Spetzler DB Clinical validation of a machine-learning derived signature predictive of outcomes from first-line oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer.  View on PubMed
  5. Innocenti F, Sibley AB, Patil SA, Etheridge AS, Jiang C, Ou FS, Howell SD, Plummer SJ, Casey G, Bertagnolli MM, McLeod HL, Auman JT, Blanke CD, Furukawa Y, Venook AP, Kubo M, Lenz HJ, Parker JS, Ratain MJ, Owzar K Genomic Analysis of Germline Variation Associated with Survival of Patients with Colorectal Cancer Treated with Chemotherapy Plus Biologics in CALGB/SWOG 80405 (Alliance).  View on PubMed
  6. Mackintosh C, Yuan C, Ou FS, Zhang S, Niedzwiecki D, Chang IW, O'Neil BH, Mullen BC, Lenz HJ, Blanke CD, Venook AP, Mayer RJ, Fuchs CS, Innocenti F, Nixon AB, Goldberg RM, O'Reilly EM, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K Association of Coffee Intake With Survival in Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.  View on PubMed
  7. Guercio BJ, Zhang S, Ou FS, Venook AP, Niedzwiecki D, Lenz HJ, Innocenti F, Pollak MN, Nixon AB, Mullen BC, O'Neil BH, Shaw JE, Polite BN, Benson AB, Atkins JN, Goldberg RM, Brown JC, O'Reilly EM, Mayer RJ, Blanke CD, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA IGF-Binding Proteins, Adiponectin, and Survival in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Results From CALGB (Alliance)/SWOG 80405.  View on PubMed
  8. Ko AH, Jordan AC, Tooker E, Lacey SF, Chang RB, Li Y, Venook AP, Tempero M, Damon L, Fong L, O'Hara MH, Levine BL, Melenhorst JJ, Plesa G, June CH, Beatty GL Dual Targeting of Mesothelin and CD19 with Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T Cells in Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer.  View on PubMed
  9. Dasari A, Morris VK, Allegra CJ, Atreya C, Benson AB, Boland P, Chung K, Copur MS, Corcoran RB, Deming DA, Dwyer A, Diehn M, Eng C, George TJ, Gollub MJ, Goodwin RA, Hamilton SR, Hechtman JF, Hochster H, Hong TS, Innocenti F, Iqbal A, Jacobs SA, Kennecke HF, Lee JJ, Lieu CH, Lenz HJ, Lindwasser OW, Montagut C, Odisio B, Ou FS, Porter L, Raghav K, Schrag D, Scott AJ, Shi Q, Strickler JH, Venook A, Yaeger R, Yothers G, You YN, Zell JA, Kopetz S ctDNA applications and integration in colorectal cancer: an NCI Colon and Rectal-Anal Task Forces whitepaper.  View on PubMed
  10. Benson AB, Venook AP, Al-Hawary MM, Arain MA, Chen YJ, Ciombor KK, Cohen S, Cooper HS, Deming D, Garrido-Laguna I, Grem JL, Gunn A, Hoffe S, Hubbard J, Hunt S, Kirilcuk N, Krishnamurthi S, Messersmith WA, Meyerhardt J, Miller ED, Mulcahy MF, Nurkin S, Overman MJ, Parikh A, Patel H, Pedersen K, Saltz L, Schneider C, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Johnson-Chilla A, Gurski LA NCCN Guidelines Insights: Rectal Cancer, Version 6.2020.  View on PubMed
  11. 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.  View on PubMed
  12. El Dika I, Mayer RJ, Venook AP, Capanu M, LaQuaglia MP, Kobos R, O'Neill AF, Chou JF, Ly M, Ang C, O'Reilly EM, Gordan JD, Abou-Alfa GK A Multicenter Randomized Three-Arm Phase II Study of (1) Everolimus, (2) Estrogen Deprivation Therapy (EDT) with Leuprolide + Letrozole, and (3) Everolimus + EDT in Patients with Unresectable Fibrolamellar Carcinoma.  View on PubMed
  13. Guercio BJ, Zhang S, Venook AP, Ou FS, Niedzwiecki D, Lenz HJ, Innocenti F, Mullen BC, O'Neil BH, Shaw JE, Polite BN, Hochster HS, Atkins JN, Goldberg RM, Brown JC, O'Reilly EM, Mayer RJ, Blanke CD, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA Body Mass Index and Weight Loss in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in CALGB (Alliance)/SWOG 80405.  View on PubMed
  14. Abou-Alfa GK, Mayer R, Venook AP, O'Neill AF, Beg MS, LaQuaglia M, Kingham PT, Kobos R, Basturk O, Brennan C, Yopp A, Harding JJ, Leong S, Crown J, Hoti E, Leonard G, Ly M, Bradley M, Valentino E, Markowitz D, Zukiwski A, Ren K, Gordan JD Phase II Multicenter, Open-Label Study of Oral ENMD-2076 for the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Fibrolamellar Carcinoma.  View on PubMed
  15. 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.  View on PubMed
  16. 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.  View on PubMed
  17. Snyder RA, Fournier K, Royal R, Venook AP, Chang GJ Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Colorectal Carcinomatosis: Emerging Evidence.  View on PubMed
  18. 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.  View on PubMed
  19. Brown JC, Zhang S, Ou FS, Venook AP, Niedzwiecki D, Lenz HJ, Innocenti F, O'Neil BH, Shaw JE, Polite BN, Denlinger CS, Atkins JN, Goldberg RM, Ng K, Mayer RJ, Blanke CD, O'Reilly EM, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA Diabetes and Clinical Outcome in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: CALGB 80405 (Alliance).  View on PubMed
  20. Yuan C, Sato K, Hollis BW, Zhang S, Niedzwiecki D, Ou FS, Chang IW, O'Neil BH, Innocenti F, Lenz HJ, Blanke CD, Goldberg RM, Venook AP, Mayer RJ, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Survival in Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Findings from CALGB/SWOG 80405 (Alliance).  View on PubMed

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