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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
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Urologic Surgery and Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 514-6195

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. Azad AA, Volik SV, Wyatt AW, Haegert A, Le Bihan S, Bell RH, Anderson SA, McConeghy B, Shukin R, Bazov J, Youngren J, Paris P, Thomas G, Small EJ, Wang Y, Gleave ME, Collins CC, Chi KN. Androgen Receptor Gene Aberrations in Circulating Cell-Free DNA: Biomarkers of Therapeutic Resistance in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 May 15; 21(10):2315-24.
  2. Halabi S, Rini BI, Escudier B, Stadler WM, Small EJ. Progression-free survival: Does a correlation with survival justify its role as a surrogate clinical endpoint? Cancer. 2015 Jun 1; 121(11):1906.
  3. Morris MJ, Molina A, Small EJ, de Bono JS, Logothetis CJ, Fizazi K, de Souza P, Kantoff PW, Higano CS, Li J, Kheoh T, Larson SM, Matheny SL, Naini V, Burzykowski T, Griffin TW, Scher HI, Ryan CJ. Radiographic Progression-Free Survival As a Response Biomarker in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: COU-AA-302 Results. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Apr 20; 33(12):1356-63.
  4. Ryan CJ, Smith MR, Fizazi K, Saad F, Mulders PF, Sternberg CN, Miller K, Logothetis CJ, Shore ND, Small EJ, Carles J, Flaig TW, Taplin ME, Higano CS, de Souza P, de Bono JS, Griffin TW, De Porre P, Yu MK, Park YC, Li J, Kheoh T, Naini V, Molina A, Rathkopf DE. Abiraterone acetate plus prednisone versus placebo plus prednisone in chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (COU-AA-302): final overall survival analysis of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Feb; 16(2):152-60.
  5. Aggarwal RR, Beer TM, Weinberg VK, Higano C, Taplin ME, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Alumkal J, Graff JN, Nordquist LT, Herrera I, Small EJ. Intermittent Chemotherapy as a Platform for Testing Novel Agents in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium Randomized Phase II Trial of Intermittent Docetaxel With Prednisone With or Without Maintenance GM-CSF. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2015 Jun; 13(3):e191-8.
  6. Patel JN, Jiang C, Hertz DL, Mulkey FA, Owzar K, Halabi S, Ratain MJ, Friedman PN, Small EJ, Carducci MA, Mahoney JF, Kelley MJ, Morris MJ, Kelly WK, McLeod HL. Bevacizumab and the risk of arterial and venous thromboembolism in patients with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer treated on Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 90401 (Alliance). Cancer. 2015 Apr 1; 121(7):1025-31.
  7. Kim W, Zhang L, Wilton JH, Fetterly G, Mohler JL, Weinberg V, Morse A, Szmulewitz RZ, Friedlander TW, Fong L, Lin AM, Harzstark AL, Molina A, Small EJ, Ryan CJ. Sequential use of the androgen synthesis inhibitors ketoconazole and abiraterone acetate in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the predictive value of circulating androgens. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6269-76.
  8. 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.
  9. Aggarwal RR, Small EJ. Small-cell/neuroendocrine prostate cancer: a growing threat? Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Oct; 28(10).
  10. 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).
  11. Smith MR, Halabi S, Small EJ. Reply to f. Valcamonico et Al. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Nov 10; 32(32):3685.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Aggarwal R, Zhang T, Small EJ, Armstrong AJ. Neuroendocrine prostate cancer: subtypes, biology, and clinical outcomes. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 May; 12(5):719-26.
  16. 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; 12(5):686-718.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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