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Andrew Ko, M.D.

Colorectal and gastrointestinal cancer specialist

Dr. Andrew H. Ko is a specialist in colorectal and gastrointestinal cancer, with a particular interest in pancreatic cancer. Ko is interested in the development of new treatment strategies, including molecularly targeted therapies, for patients with colorectal and gastrointestinal malignancies.

He earned an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics and biology at Brown University in Providence, R.I., and a medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. After an internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, he completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford University before joining UCSF Medical Center in 2001.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Surgery and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pancreas Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone (Pancreatic Cancer): (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French
Mandarin

Education

Johns Hopkins University 1995

Residencies

Beth Israel Hospital-Boston, MA, Internal Medicine 1998

Fellowships

Stanford University Medical Center 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kelley RK, Hwang J, Magbanua MJ, Watt L, Beumer JH, Christner SM, Baruchel S, Wu B, Fong L, Yeh BM, Moore AP, Ko AH, Korn WM, Rajpal S, Park JW, Tempero MA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK. A phase 1 trial of imatinib, bevacizumab, and metronomic cyclophosphamide in advanced colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Oct 1; 109(7):1725-34.
  2. Mirzoeva OK, Collisson EA, Schaefer PM, Hann B, Hom YK, Ko AH, Korn WM. Subtype-specific MEK-PI3 kinase feedback as a therapeutic target in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2013 Oct; 12(10):2213-25.
  3. Ko AH, Tempero MA, Shan YS, Su WC, Lin YL, Dito E, Ong A, Wang YW, Yeh CG, Chen LT. A multinational phase 2 study of nanoliposomal irinotecan sucrosofate (PEP02, MM-398) for patients with gemcitabine-refractory metastatic pancreatic cancer. Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 20; 109(4):920-5.
  4. Kelley RK, Nimeiri HS, Munster PN, Vergo MT, Huang Y, Li CM, Hwang J, Mulcahy MF, Yeh BM, Kuhn P, Luttgen MS, Grabowsky JA, Stucky-Marshall L, Korn WM, Ko AH, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Venook AP. Temsirolimus combined with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase I dose-finding trial with pharmacokinetic and biomarker correlates. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1900-7.
  5. Ko AH, Cella D. Achieving the best of both worlds. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 1; 31(1):3-4.
  6. Ko AH, Espinoza AM, Jones KA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Dito E, Ong A, Hanover CS, Coakley FV, Tempero MA. Optimizing the administration of fixed-dose rate gemcitabine plus capecitabine using an alternating-week schedule: a dose finding and early efficacy study in advanced pancreatic and biliary carcinomas. Am J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct; 35(5):411-7.
  7. Ko AH, Truong TG, Kantoff E, Jones KA, Dito E, Ong A, Tempero MA. A phase I trial of nab-paclitaxel, gemcitabine, and capecitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2012 Dec; 70(6):875-81.
  8. Morton R, Lucas TH, Ko A, Browd SR, Ellenbogen RG, Chesnut RM. Intracerebral abscess associated with the Camino intracranial pressure monitor: case report and review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jul; 71(1):E193-8.
  9. Tempero MA, Arnoletti JP, Behrman SW, Ben-Josef E, Benson AB, Casper ES, Cohen SJ, Czito B, Ellenhorn JD, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Hoffman JP, Ko A, Komanduri S, Koong A, Ma WW, Malafa MP, Merchant NB, Mulvihill SJ, Muscarella P, Nakakura EK, Obando J, Pitman MB, Sasson AR, Tally A, Thayer SP, Whiting S, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Freedman-Cass DA, Shead DA. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, version 2.2012: featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Jun 1; 10(6):703-13.
  10. Cho EH, Wendel M, Luttgen M, Yoshioka C, Marrinucci D, Lazar D, Schram E, Nieva J, Bazhenova L, Morgan A, Ko AH, Korn WM, Kolatkar A, Bethel K, Kuhn P. Characterization of circulating tumor cell aggregates identified in patients with epithelial tumors. Phys Biol. 2012 Feb; 9(1):016001.
  11. Marrinucci D, Bethel K, Kolatkar A, Luttgen MS, Malchiodi M, Baehring F, Voigt K, Lazar D, Nieva J, Bazhenova L, Ko AH, Korn WM, Schram E, Coward M, Yang X, Metzner T, Lamy R, Honnatti M, Yoshioka C, Kunken J, Petrova Y, Sok D, Nelson D, Kuhn P. Fluid biopsy in patients with metastatic prostate, pancreatic and breast cancers. Phys Biol. 2012 Feb; 9(1):016003.
  12. Vogelzang NJ, Benowitz SI, Adams S, Aghajanian C, Chang SM, Dreyer ZE, Janne PA, Ko AH, Masters GA, Odenike O, Patel JD, Roth BJ, Samlowski WE, Seidman AD, Tap WD, Temel JS, Von Roenn JH, Kris MG. Clinical cancer advances 2011: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jan 1; 30(1):88-109.
  13. Ko AH. FOLFIRINOX: a small step or a great leap forward? J Clin Oncol. 2011 Oct 1; 29(28):3727-9.
  14. Ko AH, Youssoufian H, Gurtler J, Dicke K, Kayaleh O, Lenz HJ, Keaton M, Katz T, Ballal S, Rowinsky EK. A phase II randomized study of cetuximab and bevacizumab alone or in combination with gemcitabine as first-line therapy for metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Invest New Drugs. 2012 Aug; 30(4):1597-606.
  15. Collisson EA, Sadanandam A, Olson P, Gibb WJ, Truitt M, Gu S, Cooc J, Weinkle J, Kim GE, Jakkula L, Feiler HS, Ko AH, Olshen AB, Danenberg KL, Tempero MA, Spellman PT, Hanahan D, Gray JW. Subtypes of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and their differing responses to therapy. Nat Med. 2011 Apr; 17(4):500-3.
  16. Gordan JD, Chay WY, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Choo SP, Venook AP. "And what other medications are you taking?". J Clin Oncol. 2011 Apr 10; 29(11):e288-91.
  17. Ko AH, Crane CH. Radiation therapy in operable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010 Sep; 8(9):1022-31.
  18. Ko AH, Venook AP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Korn WM, Dito E, Schillinger B, Scott J, Hwang J, Tempero MA. A phase II study of bevacizumab plus erlotinib for gemcitabine-refractory metastatic pancreatic cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2010 Nov; 66(6):1051-7.
  19. Chien AJ, Illi JA, Ko AH, Korn WM, Fong L, Chen LM, Kashani-Sabet M, Ryan CJ, Rosenberg JE, Dubey S, Small EJ, Jahan TM, Hylton NM, Yeh BM, Huang Y, Koch KM, Moasser MM. A phase I study of a 2-day lapatinib chemosensitization pulse preceding nanoparticle albumin-bound Paclitaxel for advanced solid malignancies. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Sep 1; 15(17):5569-75.
  20. Ko AH, Tempero MA. Personalized medicine for pancreatic cancer: a step in the right direction. Gastroenterology. 2009 Jan; 136(1):43-5.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.