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Hope Rugo, M.D.

Breast cancer specialist

Dr. Hope Rugo is a hematologist and oncologist specializing in breast cancer treatment. Rugo joined the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center after a decade at UCSF Medical Center working in the area of malignant hematology and bone marrow transplantation for a variety of diseases, including breast cancer.

Rugo, co-director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Trials Program, has a special interest in therapies for breast cancer and is the principal investigator of several clinical trials testing these treatments. She is a professor of medicine at UCSF and an investigator of SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Breast Cancer) in the Bay Area.

Clinics

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

French
Spanish

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1984

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1987

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Hematology 1990
UCSF Medical Center, Oncology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Berger AM, Mooney K, Alvarez-Perez A, Breitbart WS, Carpenter KM, Cella D, Cleeland C, Dotan E, Eisenberger MA, Escalante CP, Jacobsen PB, Jankowski C, LeBlanc T, Ligibel JA, Loggers ET, Mandrell B, Murphy BA, Palesh O, Pirl WF, Plaxe SC, Riba MB, Rugo HS, Salvador C, Wagner LI, Wagner-Johnston ND, Zachariah FJ, Bergman MA, Smith C. Cancer-Related Fatigue, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Aug; 13(8):1012-39.
  2. Chien AJ, Duralde E, Hwang R, Tsung K, Kao CN, Rugo HS, Melisko ME, Esserman LJ, Munster PN, Cedars M, Kerlikowske K, McCulloch CE, Rosen MP. Association of tamoxifen use and ovarian function in patients with invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Aug; 153(1):173-81.
  3. Tefferi A, Kantarjian H, Rajkumar SV, Baker LH, Abkowitz JL, Adamson JW, Advani RH, Allison J, Antman KH, Bast RC, Bennett JM, Benz EJ, Berliner N, Bertino J, Bhatia R, Bhatia S, Bhojwani D, Blanke CD, Bloomfield CD, Bosserman L, Broxmeyer HE, Byrd JC, Cabanillas F, Canellos GP, Chabner BA, Chanan-Khan A, Cheson B, Clarkson B, Cohn SL, Colon-Otero G, Cortes J, Coutre S, Cristofanilli M, Curran WJ, Daley GQ, DeAngelo DJ, Deeg HJ, Einhorn LH, Erba HP, Esteva FJ, Estey E, Fidler IJ, Foran J, Forman S, Freireich E, Fuchs C, George JN, Gertz MA, Giralt S, Golomb H, Greenberg P, Gutterman J, Handin RI, Hellman S, Hoff PM, Hoffman R, Hong WK, Horowitz M, Hortobagyi GN, Hudis C, Issa JP, Johnson BE, Kantoff PW, Kaushansky K, Khayat D, Khuri FR, Kipps TJ, Kripke M, Kyle RA, Larson RA, Lawrence TS, Levine R, Link MP, Lippman SM, Lonial S, Lyman GH, Markman M, Mendelsohn J, Meropol NJ, Messinger Y, Mulvey TM, O'Brien S, Perez-Soler R, Pollock R, Prchal J, Press O, Radich J, Rai K, Rosenberg SA, Rowe JM, Rugo H, Runowicz CD, Sandmaier BM, Saven A, Schafer AI, Schiffer C, Sekeres MA, Silver RT, Siu LL, Steensma DP, Stewart FM, Stock W, Stone R, Storb R, Strong LC, Tallman MS, Thompson M, Ueno NT, Van Etten RA, Vose JM, Wiernik PH, Winer EP, Younes A, Zelenetz AD, LeMaistre CA. In Support of a Patient-Driven Initiative and Petition to Lower the High Price of Cancer Drugs. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015 Aug; 90(8):996-1000.
  4. Palli SR, Grabner M, Quimbo RA, Rugo HS. The impact of 5-hydroxytryptamine-receptor antagonists on chemotherapy treatment adherence, treatment delay, and nausea and vomiting. Cancer Manag Res. 2015; 7:175-88.
  5. Rugo HS, Barry WT, Moreno-Aspitia A, Lyss AP, Cirrincione C, Leung E, Mayer EL, Naughton M, Toppmeyer D, Carey LA, Perez EA, Hudis C, Winer EP. Randomized Phase III Trial of Paclitaxel Once Per Week Compared With Nanoparticle Albumin-Bound Nab-Paclitaxel Once Per Week or Ixabepilone With Bevacizumab As First-Line Chemotherapy for Locally Recurrent or Metastatic Breast Cancer: CALGB 40502/NCCTG N063H (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jul 20; 33(21):2361-9.
  6. Magbanua MJ, Wolf DM, Yau C, Davis SE, Crothers J, Au A, Haqq CM, Livasy C, Rugo HS. Serial expression analysis of breast tumors during neoadjuvant chemotherapy reveals changes in cell cycle and immune pathways associated with recurrence and response. Breast Cancer Res. 2015; 17(1):73.
  7. Ruddy KJ, Guo H, Barry W, Dang CT, Yardley DA, Moy B, Marcom PK, Albain KS, Rugo HS, Ellis MJ, Shapira I, Wolff AC, Carey LA, Overmoyer BA, Hudis C, Krop IE, Burstein HJ, Winer EP, Partridge AH, Tolaney SM. Chemotherapy-related amenorrhea after adjuvant paclitaxel-trastuzumab (APT trial). Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jun; 151(3):589-96.
  8. Isakoff SJ, Mayer EL, He L, Traina TA, Carey LA, Krag KJ, Rugo HS, Liu MC, Stearns V, Come SE, Timms KM, Hartman AR, Borger DR, Finkelstein DM, Garber JE, Ryan PD, Winer EP, Goss PE, Ellisen LW. TBCRC009: A Multicenter Phase II Clinical Trial of Platinum Monotherapy With Biomarker Assessment in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jun 10; 33(17):1902-9.
  9. Lohmann AE, Chapman JA, Burnell MJ, Levine MN, Tsvetkova E, Pritchard KI, Gelmon KA, O'Brien P, Han L, Rugo HS, Albain KS, Perez EA, Vandenberg TA, Chalchal HI, Sawhney RP, Shepherd LE, Goodwin PJ. Prognostic associations of 25 hydroxy vitamin D in NCIC CTG MA.21, a phase III adjuvant randomized clinical trial of three chemotherapy regimens in high-risk breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Apr; 150(3):605-11.
  10. Forero-Torres A, Varley KE, Abramson VG, Li Y, Vaklavas C, Lin NU, Liu MC, Rugo HS, Nanda R, Storniolo AM, Traina TA, Patil S, Van Poznak CH, Nangia JR, Irvin WJ, Krontiras H, De Los Santos JF, Haluska P, Grizzle W, Myers RM, Wolff AC. TBCRC 019: A Phase II Trial of Nanoparticle Albumin-Bound Paclitaxel with or without the Anti-Death Receptor 5 Monoclonal Antibody Tigatuzumab in Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jun 15; 21(12):2722-9.
  11. Vaz-Luis I, Hughes ME, Cronin AM, Rugo HS, Edge SB, Moy B, Theriault RL, Hassett MJ, Winer EP, Lin NU. Variation in type of adjuvant chemotherapy received among patients with stage I breast cancer: A multi-institutional study. Cancer. 2015 Jun 15; 121(12):1937-48.
  12. DeMichele A, Yee D, Berry DA, Albain KS, Benz CC, Boughey J, Buxton M, Chia SK, Chien AJ, Chui SY, Clark A, Edmiston K, Elias A, Forero-Torres A, Haddad TC, Haley B, Haluska P, Hylton NM, Isaacs C, Kaplan H, Korde LA, Leyland-Jones B, Liu MC, Melisko M, Minton SE, Moulder S, Nanda R, Olopade OI, Paoloni M, Park JW, Parker BA, Perlmutter J, Petricoin E, Rugo HS, Symmans WF, Tripathy D, van 't Veer LJ, Viscusi RK, Wallace A, Wolf D, Yau C, Esserman LJ. The Neoadjuvant Model is Still the Future for Drug Development in Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Feb 24.
  13. Tolaney SM, Barry WT, Dang CT, Yardley DA, Moy B, Marcom PK, Albain KS, Rugo HS, Ellis M, Shapira I, Wolff AC, Carey LA, Overmoyer BA, Partridge AH, Guo H, Hudis CA, Krop IE, Burstein HJ, Winer EP. Adjuvant paclitaxel and trastuzumab for node-negative, HER2-positive breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 8; 372(2):134-41.
  14. Liu S, Chapman JA, Burnell MJ, Levine MN, Pritchard KI, Whelan TJ, Rugo HS, Albain KS, Perez EA, Virk S, Barry G, Gao D, O'Brien P, Shepherd LE, Nielsen TO, Gelmon KA. Prognostic and predictive investigation of PAM50 intrinsic subtypes in the NCIC CTG MA.21 phase III chemotherapy trial. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jan; 149(2):439-48.
  15. Wolff AC, Blackford AL, Visvanathan K, Rugo HS, Moy B, Goldstein LJ, Stockerl-Goldstein K, Neumayer L, Langbaum TS, Theriault RL, Hughes ME, Weeks JC, Karp JE. Risk of marrow neoplasms after adjuvant breast cancer therapy: the national comprehensive cancer network experience. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Feb 1; 33(4):340-8.
  16. Magbanua MJ, Carey LA, DeLuca A, Hwang J, Scott JH, Rimawi MF, Mayer EL, Marcom PK, Liu MC, Esteva FJ, Park JW, Rugo HS. Circulating tumor cell analysis in metastatic triple-negative breast cancers. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 1; 21(5):1098-105.
  17. Wheelock AE, Bock MA, Martin EL, Hwang J, Ernest ML, Rugo HS, Esserman LJ, Melisko ME. SIS.NET: A randomized controlled trial evaluating a web-based system for symptom management after treatment of breast cancer. Cancer. 2015 Mar 15; 121(6):893-9.
  18. Dranitsaris G, Gluck S, Faria C, Cox D, Rugo H. Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Monotherapy With Cytotoxic Agents in Triple-negative Metastatic Breast Cancer in a Community Setting. Clin Ther. 2015 Jan 1; 37(1):134-44.
  19. Vidula N, Rugo HS. Translating the molecular message of triple-negative breast cancer into targeted therapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Apr 1; 21(7):1511-3.
  20. O'Shaughnessy J, Schwartzberg L, Danso MA, Miller KD, Rugo HS, Neubauer M, Robert N, Hellerstedt B, Saleh M, Richards P, Specht JM, Yardley DA, Carlson RW, Finn RS, Charpentier E, Garcia-Ribas I, Winer EP. Phase III Study of Iniparib Plus Gemcitabine and Carboplatin Versus Gemcitabine and Carboplatin in Patients With Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Dec 1; 32(34):3840-7.

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