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Eric Small, M.D.

Co-director of the Urologic Cancer Service

Dr. Eric J. Small is co-director of the Urologic Cancer Service and director of Urologic Oncology Research. His patient care and research focus is prostate cancer, immunotherapy and the mechanisms of resistance to standard therapies. He is a member of several professional medical societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association. He is a member of the Therapy Consortium of CaP CURE, the largest private source of prostate cancer research funding, and on the board of directors of the American Prostate Cancer Foundation. He chairs the Prostate Cancer Correlative Sciences Working Group of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B Cooperative Oncology Group.

Small earned a bachelor's degree at Stanford University and a medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. While in medical school, he completed a fellowship in pathology. He completed post-graduate residency training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the UCSF Cancer Research Institute. He is a professor of medicine and urology at UCSF.

Clinics

Prostate Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Prostate Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic
1600 Divisadero St, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Urologic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Chinese
Spanish

Education

Case Western Reserve 1985

Residencies

Beth Israel Hospital Boston, Internal Medicine 1988

Fellowships

UCSF, Hematology 1991
UCSF, Oncology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Small EJ. Can targeting the androgen receptor in localized prostate cancer provide insights into why men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer die? J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov 20; 32(33):3689-91.
  2. Aggarwal RR, Small EJ. Small-cell/neuroendocrine prostate cancer: a growing threat? Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Oct; 28(10).
  3. Fong L, Carroll P, Weinberg V, Chan S, Lewis J, Corman J, Amling CL, Stephenson RA, Simko J, Sheikh NA, Sims RB, Frohlich MW, Small EJ. Activated lymphocyte recruitment into the tumor microenvironment following preoperative sipuleucel-T for localized prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Nov; 106(11).
  4. Smith MR, Halabi S, Small EJ. Reply to f. Valcamonico et Al. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov 10; 32(32):3685.
  5. McNeel DG, Gardner TA, Higano CS, Kantoff PW, Small EJ, Wener MH, Sims RB, DeVries T, Sheikh NA, Dreicer R. A transient increase in eosinophils is associated with prolonged survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer who receive sipuleucel-T. Cancer Immunol Res. 2014 Oct; 2(10):988-99.
  6. Kim W, Jones JO, Diamond M, Haqq C, Molina A, Small EJ, Ryan CJ. Inhibition of the androgen receptor by mineralocorticoids at levels physiologically achieved in serum in patients treated with abiraterone acetate. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Sep; 17(3):292-9.
  7. Small EJ, Higano CS, Kantoff PW, Whitmore JB, Frohlich MW, Petrylak DP. Time to disease-related pain and first opioid use in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with sipuleucel-T. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Sep; 17(3):259-64.
  8. Aggarwal R, Zhang T, Small EJ, Armstrong AJ. Neuroendocrine prostate cancer: subtypes, biology, and clinical outcomes. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 May 1; 12(5):719-26.
  9. Mohler JL, Kantoff PW, Armstrong AJ, Bahnson RR, Cohen M, D'Amico AV, Eastham JA, Enke CA, Farrington TA, Higano CS, Horwitz EM, Kane CJ, Kawachi MH, Kuettel M, Kuzel TM, Lee RJ, Malcolm AW, Miller D, Plimack ER, Pow-Sang JM, Raben D, Richey S, Roach M, Rohren E, Rosenfeld S, Schaeffer E, Small EJ, Sonpavde G, Srinivas S, Stein C, Strope SA, Tward J, Shead DA, Ho M. Prostate cancer, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 May 1; 12(5):686-718.
  10. Aggarwal R, Harris A, Formaker C, Small EJ, Molina A, Griffin TW, Ryan CJ. Response to subsequent docetaxel in a patient cohort with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after abiraterone acetate treatment. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2014 Oct; 12(5):e167-72.
  11. Smith MR, Halabi S, Ryan CJ, Hussain A, Vogelzang N, Stadler W, Hauke RJ, Monk JP, Saylor P, Bhoopalam N, Saad F, Sanford B, Kelly WK, Morris M, Small EJ. Randomized Controlled Trial of Early Zoledronic Acid in Men With Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer and Bone Metastases: Results of CALGB 90202 (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 10; 32(11):1143-50.
  12. Halabi S, Lin CY, Kelly WK, Fizazi KS, Moul JW, Kaplan EB, Morris MJ, Small EJ. Updated prognostic model for predicting overall survival in first-line chemotherapy for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 1; 32(7):671-7.
  13. Mohler JL, Kantoff PW, Armstrong AJ, Bahnson RR, Cohen M, D'Amico AV, Eastham JA, Enke CA, Farrington TA, Higano CS, Horwitz EM, Kawachi MH, Kuettel M, Lee RJ, Macvicar GR, Malcolm AW, Miller D, Plimack ER, Pow-Sang JM, Richey S, Roach M, Rohren E, Rosenfeld S, Small EJ, Srinivas S, Stein C, Strope SA, Tward J, Walsh PC, Shead DA, Ho M. Prostate cancer, version 1.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Dec 1; 11(12):1471-9.
  14. Halabi S, Lin CY, Small EJ, Armstrong AJ, Kaplan EB, Petrylak D, Sternberg CN, Shen L, Oudard S, de Bono J, Sartor O. Prognostic model predicting metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer survival in men treated with second-line chemotherapy. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Nov 20; 105(22):1729-37.
  15. Halabi S, Rini B, Escudier B, Stadler WM, Small EJ. Progression-free survival as a surrogate endpoint of overall survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2014 Jan 1; 120(1):52-60.
  16. Halabi S, Armstrong AJ, Sartor O, de Bono J, Kaplan E, Lin CY, Solomon NC, Small EJ. Prostate-specific antigen changes as surrogate for overall survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with second-line chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov 1; 31(31):3944-50.
  17. Nelson SJ, Kurhanewicz J, Vigneron DB, Larson PE, Harzstark AL, Ferrone M, van Criekinge M, Chang JW, Bok R, Park I, Reed G, Carvajal L, Small EJ, Munster P, Weinberg VK, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Chen AP, Hurd RE, Odegardstuen LI, Robb FJ, Tropp J, Murray JA. Metabolic imaging of patients with prostate cancer using hyperpolarized [1-C]pyruvate. Sci Transl Med. 2013 Aug 14; 5(198):198ra108.
  18. Goodwin PJ, Ballman KV, Small EJ, Levine M, Cannistra SA. Reply to C.M. Booth et al. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 10; 31(26):3300.
  19. Aggarwal R, Halabi S, Kelly WK, George D, Mahoney JF, Millard F, Stadler WM, Morris MJ, Kantoff P, Monk JP, Carducci M, Small EJ. The effect of prior androgen synthesis inhibition on outcomes of subsequent therapy with docetaxel in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer: results from a retrospective analysis of a randomized phase 3 clinical trial (CALGB 90401) (Alliance). Cancer. 2013 Oct 15; 119(20):3636-43.
  20. Ryan CJ, Molina A, Li J, Kheoh T, Small EJ, Haqq CM, Grant RP, de Bono JS, Scher HI. Serum androgens as prognostic biomarkers in castration-resistant prostate cancer: results from an analysis of a randomized phase III trial. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug 1; 31(22):2791-8.

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