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Nicholas Butowski, M.D.

Neuro-oncologist

Dr. Nicholas Butowski is a neuro-oncologist who specializes in brain tumors, neuro-imaging, cognitive and rehabilitative neurology and complementary therapy. He is director of clinical services in Neuro-oncology and a researcher in the Brain Tumor Research Center.

In his research, he focuses on the development of treatments for primary brain tumors as well as methods to ensure good quality of life for patients and methods to assist them in recovering from or coping with brain injury. Butowski earned a medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuro-oncology at UCSF. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Society of Neuro-oncology and Society for Neuro-oncology. He is an associate professor of neurological surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Neuro-Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

University of Illinois College of Medicine 1999

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2003

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuro-oncology 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Clarke JL, Molinaro AM, Phillips JJ, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Perry A, Costello JF, DeSilva AA, Rabbitt JE, Prados MD. A single-institution phase II trial of radiation, temozolomide, erlotinib, and bevacizumab for initial treatment of glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jul; 16(7):984-90.
  2. Han SJ, Rolston JD, Molinaro AM, Clarke JL, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, DeSilva A, Butowski NA. Phase II trial of 7 days on/7 days off temozolmide for recurrent high-grade glioma. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Sep; 16(9):1255-62.
  3. Lacouture ME, Elizabeth Davis M, Elzinga G, Butowski N, Tran D, Villano JL, Dimeglio L, Davies AM, Wong ET. Characterization and Management of Dermatologic Adverse Events With the NovoTTF-100A System, a Novel Anti-mitotic Electric Field Device for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma. Semin Oncol. 2014 Jun; 41 Suppl 4:S1-S14.
  4. Bloch O, Crane CA, Fuks Y, Kaur R, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Clarke JL, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Sloan AE, Bruce JN, Parsa AT. Heat-shock protein peptide complex-96 vaccination for recurrent glioblastoma: a phase II, single-arm trial. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan; 16(2):274-9.
  5. Butowski N, Wong ET, Mehta MP, Wilson LK. A Roundtable Discussion on the Clinical Challenges and Options for the Treatment of Glioblastoma: Introducing a Novel Modality, TTFields. Semin Oncol. 2013 Dec; 40(6):S2-4.
  6. Nabors LB, Ammirati M, Bierman PJ, Brem H, Butowski N, Chamberlain MC, DeAngelis LM, Fenstermaker RA, Friedman A, Gilbert MR, Hesser D, Holdhoff M, Junck L, Lawson R, Loeffler JS, Maor MH, Moots PL, Morrison T, Mrugala MM, Newton HB, Portnow J, Raizer JJ, Recht L, Shrieve DC, Sills AK, Tran D, Tran N, Vrionis FD, Wen PY, McMillian N, Ho M. Central nervous system cancers. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Sep 1; 11(9):1114-51.
  7. Bloch O, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Butowski NA, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK, Parsa AT. Disseminated progression of glioblastoma after treatment with bevacizumab. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Sep; 115(9):1795-801.
  8. Lupo JM, Essock-Burns E, Molinaro AM, Cha S, Chang SM, Butowski N, Nelson SJ. Using susceptibility-weighted imaging to determine response to combined anti-angiogenic, cytotoxic, and radiation therapy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Apr; 15(4):480-9.
  9. Chen PY, Ozawa T, Drummond DC, Kalra A, Fitzgerald JB, Kirpotin DB, Wei KC, Butowski N, Prados MD, Berger MS, Forsayeth JR, Bankiewicz K, James CD. Comparing routes of delivery for nanoliposomal irinotecan shows superior anti-tumor activity of local administration in treating intracranial glioblastoma xenografts. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Feb; 15(2):189-97.
  10. Butowski N, Chang SM. Endpoints for clinical trials and revised assessment in neuro-oncology. Curr Opin Neurol. 2012 Dec; 25(6):780-5.
  11. Crane CA, Han SJ, Ahn B, Oehlke J, Kivett V, Fedoroff A, Butowski N, Chang SM, Clarke J, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Parsa AT. Individual patient-specific immunity against high-grade glioma after vaccination with autologous tumor derived peptides bound to the 96 KD chaperone protein. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 1; 19(1):205-14.
  12. Krop I, Demuth T, Guthrie T, Wen PY, Mason WP, Chinnaiyan P, Butowski N, Groves MD, Kesari S, Freedman SJ, Blackman S, Watters J, Loboda A, Podtelezhnikov A, Lunceford J, Chen C, Giannotti M, Hing J, Beckman R, Lorusso P. Phase I pharmacologic and pharmacodynamic study of the gamma secretase (Notch) inhibitor MK-0752 in adult patients with advanced solid tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jul 1; 30(19):2307-13.
  13. Clark AJ, Lamborn KR, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Prados MD, Clarke JL, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Neurosurgical management and prognosis of patients with glioblastoma that progresses during bevacizumab treatment. Neurosurgery. 2012 Feb; 70(2):361-70.
  14. Butowski NA, Chang SM. General and neurological complications of targeted therapy. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 105:937-45.
  15. Polley MY, Lamborn KR, Chang SM, Butowski N, Clarke JL, Prados M. Conditional probability of survival in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 1; 29(31):4175-80.
  16. Butowski N, Chang SM, Lamborn KR, Polley MY, Pieper R, Costello JF, Vandenberg S, Parvataneni R, Nicole A, Sneed PK, Clarke J, Hsieh E, Costa BM, Reis RM, Hristova-Kazmierski M, Nicol SJ, Thornton DE, Prados MD. Phase II and pharmacogenomics study of enzastaurin plus temozolomide during and following radiation therapy in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme and gliosarcoma. Neuro Oncol. 2011 Dec; 13(12):1331-8.
  17. Butowski N. Anti-angiogenic therapy in glioma. Clin Transl Oncol. 2011 May; 13(5):294-300.
  18. Brem SS, Bierman PJ, Brem H, Butowski N, Chamberlain MC, Chiocca EA, DeAngelis LM, Fenstermaker RA, Friedman A, Gilbert MR, Hesser D, Junck L, Linette GP, Loeffler JS, Maor MH, Michael M, Moots PL, Morrison T, Mrugala M, Nabors LB, Newton HB, Portnow J, Raizer JJ, Recht L, Shrieve DC, Sills AK, Vrionis FD, Wen PY. Central nervous system cancers. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Apr; 9(4):352-400.
  19. Parvataneni R, Polley MY, Freeman T, Lamborn K, Prados M, Butowski N, Liu R, Clarke J, Page M, Rabbitt J, Fedoroff A, Clow E, Hsieh E, Kivett V, Deboer R, Chang S. Identifying the needs of brain tumor patients and their caregivers. J Neurooncol. 2011 Sep; 104(3):737-44.
  20. Butowski N. Medical management of brain metastases. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Jan; 22(1):27-36, v-vi.

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