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Robert S. Warren, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Director, Surgical Oncology Lab

Contact Information

1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, California 94143-1932
New Patient Coordinator Telephone:  (415) 353-9888
Academic Telephone: (415) 353-9294
Fax: (415) 353-9296
robert.warren@ucsfmedctr.org
 

Education

  • 1969-71, University of Minnesota B.A.,  Physiology, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1976-80, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis M.D.

Residencies

  • 1980-81, University of Minnesota, Intern, Surgery
  • 1981-88, University of Minnesota, Resident, Surgery

Fellowships

  • 1980-81, University of Minnesota, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery
  • 1981-88, University of Minnesota, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery
  • 1983-86, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Fellow, Oncology Research
  • 1983-86, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oncology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1989

Program Affiliations

  • Surgical Oncology Program
  • Surgical Oncology Laboratory
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Department of Surgery

Clinical Expertise

Biography

Robert S. Warren, M.D. is a Professor of Surgery and a specialist in gastrointestinal and liver cancer. He earned a medical degree at the University of Minnesota, where he completed a general surgery residency. After completing an oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he was an associate physician at Rockefeller University in New York. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Warren joined UCSF Medical Center in 1988. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Warren was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty. His research focuses on the biology of colorectal cancer and how it spreads.

Dr. Warren is involved in clinical and laboratory research, which has centered on the biology of colorectal cancer metastasis that includes Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Their Binding Proteins AS Modulators of Growth of Colorectal Cancer Metastases and Cytogenetics of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis. The laboratory work focuses on two areas: 1) autocrine growth factors and angiogenesis in colorectal cancer 2) molecular features which predict clinical outcome in primary and metastatic colorectal cancer.

Research Overview

  • Biology of colorectal cancer metastasis
  • Molecular features which predict clinical outcome in primary and metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Autocrine growth factors and angiogenesis in colorectal cancer
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Hypoxia and Colon Cancer
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Their Binding Proteins As Modulators of Growth of Colorectal Cancer Metastases
  • Cytogenetics of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis
 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 83
  1. Shiovitz S, Bertagnolli MM, Renfro LA, Nam E, Foster NR, Dzieciatkowski S, Luo Y, Lao VV, Monnat RJ, Emond MJ, Maizels N, Niedzwiecki D, Goldberg RM, Saltz LB, Venook A, Warren RS, Grady WM. CpG Island Methylator Phenotype Is Associated With Response to Adjuvant Irinotecan-Based Therapy for Stage III Colon Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2014 Sep; 147(3):637-45. View in PubMed
  2. Sinicrope FA, Mahoney MR, Smyrk TC, Thibodeau SN, Warren RS, Bertagnolli MM, Nelson GD, Goldberg RM, Sargent DJ, Alberts SR. Prognostic impact of deficient DNA mismatch repair in patients with stage III colon cancer from a randomized trial of FOLFOX-based adjuvant chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Oct 10; 31(29):3664-72. View in PubMed
  3. Farkas C, Martins CP, Escobar D, Hepp MI, Donner DB, Castro AF, Evan G, Gutiérrez JL, Warren R, Pincheira R. Wild type p53 transcriptionally represses the SALL2 transcription factor under genotoxic stress. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73817. View in PubMed
  4. Warren RS, Atreya CE, Niedzwiecki D, Weinberg VK, Donner DB, Mayer RJ, Goldberg RM, Compton CC, Zuraek MB, Ye C, Saltz LB, Bertagnolli MM. Association of TP53 mutational status and gender with survival after adjuvant treatment for stage III colon cancer: results of CALGB 89803. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 15; 19(20):5777-87. View in PubMed
  5. Atreya CE, Sangale Z, Xu N, Matli MR, Tikishvili E, Welbourn W, Stone S, Shokat KM, Warren RS. PTEN expression is consistent in colorectal cancer primaries and metastases and associates with patient survival. Cancer Med. 2013 Aug; 2(4):496-506. View in PubMed
  6. Ducker GS, Atreya CE, Simko JP, Hom YK, Matli MR, Benes CH, Hann B, Nakakura EK, Bergsland EK, Donner DB, Settleman J, Shokat KM, Warren RS. Incomplete inhibition of phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 as a mechanism of primary resistance to ATP-competitive mTOR inhibitors. Oncogene. 2014 Mar 20; 33(12):1590-600. View in PubMed
  7. Venook AP, Niedzwiecki D, Lopatin M, Ye X, Lee M, Friedman PN, Frankel W, Clark-Langone K, Millward C, Shak S, Goldberg RM, Mahmoud NN, Warren RS, Schilsky RL, Bertagnolli MM. Biologic determinants of tumor recurrence in stage II colon cancer: validation study of the 12-gene recurrence score in cancer and leukemia group B (CALGB) 9581. J Clin Oncol. 2013 May 10; 31(14):1775-81. View in PubMed
  8. LeBeau AM, Lee M, Murphy ST, Hann BC, Warren RS, Delos Santos R, Kurhanewicz J, Hanash SM, VanBrocklin HF, Craik CS. Imaging a functional tumorigenic biomarker in the transformed epithelium. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 2; 110(1):93-8. View in PubMed
  9. Parekh JR, Wang SC, Bergsland EK, Venook AP, Warren RS, Kim GE, Nakakura EK. Lymph node sampling rates and predictors of nodal metastasis in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor resections: the UCSF experience with 149 patients. Pancreas. 2012 Aug; 41(6):840-4. View in PubMed
  10. Atreya CE, Ducker GS, Feldman ME, Bergsland EK, Warren RS, Shokat KM. Combination of ATP-competitive mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors with standard chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2012 Dec; 30(6):2219-25. View in PubMed
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