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. Snyder RA, He J, Le-Rademacher J, Ou FS, Dodge AB, Zemla TJ, Paskett ED, Chang GJ, Innocenti F, Blanke C, Lenz HJ, Polite BN, Venook AP. Racial differences in survival and response to therapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer: A secondary analysis of CALGB/SWOG 80405 (Alliance A151931). Cancer. 2021 Aug 10.  View on PubMed
  2. Yin J, Dawood S, Cohen R, Meyers J, Zalcberg J, Yoshino T, Seymour M, Maughan T, Saltz L, Van Cutsem E, Venook A, Schmoll HJ, Goldberg R, Hoff P, Hecht JR, Hurwitz H, Punt C, Diaz Rubio E, Koopman M, Cremolini C, Heinemann V, Tournigard C, Bokemeyer C, Fuchs C, Tebbutt N, Souglakos J, Doulliard JY, Kabbinavar F, Chibaudel B, de Gramont A, Shi Q, Grothey A, Adams R. Impact of geography on prognostic outcomes of 21,509 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer enrolled in clinical trials: an ARCAD database analysis. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2021; 13:17588359211020547.  View on PubMed
  3. Goodman KA, Ou FS, Hall NC, Bekaii-Saab T, Fruth B, Twohy E, Meyers MO, Boffa DJ, Mitchell K, Frankel WL, Niedzwiecki D, Noonan A, Janjigian YY, Thurmes PJ, Venook AP, Meyerhardt JA, O'Reilly EM, Ilson DH. Randomized Phase II Study of PET Response-Adapted Combined Modality Therapy for Esophageal Cancer: Mature Results of the CALGB 80803 (Alliance) Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2021 Sep 01; 39(25):2803-2815.  View on PubMed
  4. Yin J, Cohen R, Jin Z, Liu H, Pederson L, Adams R, Grothey A, Maughan TS, Venook A, Van Cutsem E, Punt C, Koopman M, Falcone A, Tebbutt NC, Seymour MT, Bokemeyer C, Rubio ED, Kaplan R, Heinemann V, Chibaudel B, Yoshino T, Zalcberg J, Andre T, De Gramont A, Shi Q, Lenz HJ. Prognostic and Predictive Impact of Primary Tumor Sidedness for Previously Untreated Advanced Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Jun 01.  View on PubMed
  5. Benson AB, D'Angelica MI, Abbott DE, Anaya DA, Anders R, Are C, Bachini M, Borad M, Brown D, Burgoyne A, Chahal P, Chang DT, Cloyd J, Covey AM, Glazer ES, Goyal L, Hawkins WG, Iyer R, Jacob R, Kelley RK, Kim R, Levine M, Palta M, Park JO, Raman S, Reddy S, Sahai V, Schefter T, Singh G, Stein S, Vauthey JN, Venook AP, Yopp A, McMillian NR, Hochstetler C, Darlow SD. Hepatobiliary Cancers, Version 2.2021, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 05 01; 19(5):541-565.  View on PubMed
  6. Lee S, Zhang S, Ma C, Ou FS, Wolfe EG, Ogino S, Niedzwiecki D, Saltz LB, Mayer RJ, Mowat RB, Whittom R, Hantel A, Benson A, Atienza D, Messino M, Kindler H, Venook A, Gross CP, Irwin ML, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS. Race, Income, and Survival in Stage III Colon Cancer: CALGB 89803 (Alliance). JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 Jun; 5(3):pkab034.  View on PubMed
  7. Meyerhardt JA, Shi Q, Fuchs CS, Meyer J, Niedzwiecki D, Zemla T, Kumthekar P, Guthrie KA, Couture F, Kuebler P, Bendell JC, Kumar P, Lewis D, Tan B, Bertagnolli M, Grothey A, Hochster HS, Goldberg RM, Venook A, Blanke C, O'Reilly EM, Shields AF. 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. JAMA. 2021 04 06; 325(13):1277-1286.  View on PubMed
  8. 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. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Mar 18.  View on PubMed
  9. 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. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 03 02; 19(3):329-359.  View on PubMed
  10. 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. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 02 15; 27(4):1174-1183.  View on PubMed
  11. 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. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Nov 01; 6(11):1713-1721.  View on PubMed
  12. 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). Clin Cancer Res. 2021 01 01; 27(1):267-275.  View on PubMed
  13. 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. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 Feb; 5(1):pkaa074.  View on PubMed
  14. 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. Mol Ther. 2020 11 04; 28(11):2367-2378.  View on PubMed
  15. 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. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2020 12; 17(12):757-770.  View on PubMed
  16. 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. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 07; 18(7):806-815.  View on PubMed
  17. 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 09; 25(9):772-779.  View on PubMed
  18. 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. Oncologist. 2020 11; 25(11):925-e1603.  View on PubMed
  19. 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. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2020 Jun; 4(3):pkaa024.  View on PubMed
  20. 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. Oncologist. 2020 12; 25(12):e1837-e1845.  View on PubMed

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