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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.

Cancer Risk Program
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 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. Cardoso F, Costa A, Norton L, Senkus E, Aapro M, André F, Barrios CH, Bergh J, Biganzoli L, Blackwell KL, Cardoso MJ, Cufer T, El Saghir N, Fallowfield L, Fenech D, Francis P, Gelmon K, Giordano SH, Gligorov J, Goldhirsch A, Harbeck N, Houssami N, Hudis C, Kaufman B, Krop I, Kyriakides S, Lin UN, Mayer M, Merjaver SD, Nordström EB, Pagani O, Partridge A, Penault-Llorca F, Piccart MJ, Rugo H, Sledge G, Thomssen C, Van't Veer L, Vorobiof D, Vrieling C, West N, Xu B, Winer E. ESO-ESMO 2nd international consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC2). Breast. 2014 Oct; 23(5):489-502.
  2. Cardoso F, Costa A, Norton L, Senkus E, Aapro M, André F, Barrios CH, Bergh J, Biganzoli L, Blackwell KL, Cardoso MJ, Cufer T, El Saghir N, Fallowfield L, Fenech D, Francis P, Gelmon K, Giordano SH, Gligorov J, Goldhirsch A, Harbeck N, Houssami N, Hudis C, Kaufman B, Krop I, Kyriakides S, Lin UN, Mayer M, Merjaver SD, Nordström EB, Pagani O, Partridge A, Penault-Llorca F, Piccart MJ, Rugo H, Sledge G, Thomssen C, Van't Veer L, Vorobiof D, Vrieling C, West N, Xu B, Winer E. ESO-ESMO 2nd international consensus guidelines for advanced breast cancer (ABC2)†. Ann Oncol. 2014 Oct; 25(10):1871-88.
  3. Yardley DA, Noguchi S, Pritchard KI, Burris HA, Baselga J, Gnant M, Hortobagyi GN, Campone M, Pistilli B, Piccart M, Melichar B, Petrakova K, Arena FP, Erdkamp F, Harb WA, Feng W, Cahana A, Taran T, Lebwohl D, Rugo HS. Erratum to: Everolimus Plus Exemestane in Postmenopausal Patients with HR(+) Breast Cancer: BOLERO-2 Final Progression-Free Survival Analysis. Adv Ther. 2014 Sep; 31(9):1008-9.
  4. Zagar TM, Vujaskovic Z, Formenti S, Rugo H, Muggia F, O'Connor B, Myerson R, Stauffer P, Hsu IC, Diederich C, Straube W, Boss MK, Boico A, Craciunescu O, Maccarini P, Needham D, Borys N, Blackwell KL, Dewhirst MW. Two phase I dose-escalation/pharmacokinetics studies of low temperature liposomal doxorubicin (LTLD) and mild local hyperthermia in heavily pretreated patients with local regionally recurrent breast cancer. Int J Hyperthermia. 2014 Aug; 30(5):285-94.
  5. Rugo HS, Aapro M. Reply to the letter to the editor 'Everolimus, when combined with exemestane, adds toxicity with minimal benefit for women with breast cancer' Tannock and Pond. Ann Oncol. 2014 Oct; 25(10):2096-8.
  6. Rugo HS. Hormone therapy in premenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 10; 371(2):175-6.
  7. Paszek MJ, DuFort CC, Rossier O, Bainer R, Mouw JK, Godula K, Hudak JE, Lakins JN, Wijekoon AC, Cassereau L, Rubashkin MG, Magbanua MJ, Thorn KS, Davidson MW, Rugo HS, Park JW, Hammer DA, Giannone G, Bertozzi CR, Weaver VM. The cancer glycocalyx mechanically primes integrin-mediated growth and survival. Nature. 2014 Jul 17; 511(7509):319-25.
  8. Kaufman PA, Bloom KJ, Burris H, Gralow JR, Mayer M, Pegram M, Rugo HS, Swain SM, Yardley DA, Chau M, Lalla D, Yoo B, Brammer MG, Vogel CL. Assessing the discordance rate between local and central HER2 testing in women with locally determined HER2-negative breast cancer. Cancer. 2014 Sep 1; 120(17):2657-64.
  9. Vaz-Luis I, Ottesen RA, Hughes ME, Mamet R, Burstein HJ, Edge SB, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Moy B, Rugo HS, Theriault RL, Weeks JC, Winer EP, Lin NU. Outcomes by tumor subtype and treatment pattern in women with small, node-negative breast cancer: a multi-institutional study. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 10; 32(20):2142-50.
  10. Tripathy D, Rugo HS, Kaufman PA, Swain S, O'Shaughnessy J, Jahanzeb M, Mason G, Beattie M, Yoo B, Lai C, Masaquel A, Hurvitz S. The SystHERs registry: an observational cohort study of treatment patterns and outcomes in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive metastatic breast cancer. BMC Cancer. 2014; 14(1):307.
  11. Yardley DA, Tripathy D, Brufsky AM, Rugo HS, Kaufman PA, Mayer M, Magidson J, Yoo B, Quah C, Ulcickas Yood M. Long-term survivor characteristics in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer from registHER. Br J Cancer. 2014 May 27; 110(11):2756-64.
  12. Chien AJ, Munster PN, Melisko ME, Rugo HS, Park JW, Goga A, Auerback G, Khanafshar E, Ordovas K, Koch KM, Moasser MM. Phase I dose-escalation study of 5-day intermittent oral lapatinib therapy in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 May 10; 32(14):1472-9.
  13. Yardley DA, Kaufman PA, Brufsky A, Yood MU, Rugo H, Mayer M, Quah C, Yoo B, Tripathy D. Treatment patterns and clinical outcomes for patients with de novo versus recurrent HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jun; 145(3):725-34.
  14. Rugo HS, Pritchard KI, Gnant M, Noguchi S, Piccart M, Hortobagyi G, Baselga J, Perez A, Geberth M, Csoszi T, Chouinard E, Srimuninnimit V, Puttawibul P, Eakle J, Feng W, Bauly H, El-Hashimy M, Taran T, Burris HA. Incidence and time course of everolimus-related adverse events in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer: insights from BOLERO-2. Ann Oncol. 2014 Apr; 25(4):808-15.
  15. Aapro M, Rugo H, Rossi G, Rizzi G, Borroni ME, Bondarenko I, Sarosiek T, Oprean C, Cardona-Huerta S, Lorusso V, Karthaus M, Schwartzberg L, Grunberg S. A randomized phase III study evaluating the efficacy and safety of NEPA, a fixed-dose combination of netupitant and palonosetron, for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting following moderately emetogenic chemotherapy. Ann Oncol. 2014 Jul; 25(7):1328-33.
  16. Danesh M, Belkora J, Volz S, Rugo HS. Informational needs of patients with metastatic breast cancer: what questions do they ask, and are physicians answering them? J Cancer Educ. 2014 Mar; 29(1):175-80.
  17. Hurria A, Wildes T, Blair SL, Browner IS, Cohen HJ, Deshazo M, Dotan E, Edil BH, Extermann M, Ganti AK, Holmes HM, Jagsi R, Karlekar MB, Keating NL, Korc-Grodzicki B, McKoy JM, Medeiros BC, Mrozek E, O'Connor T, Rugo HS, Rupper RW, Silliman RA, Stirewalt DL, Tew WP, Walter LC, Weir AB, Bergman MA, Sundar H. Senior adult oncology, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jan 1; 12(1):82-126.
  18. Parikh PM, Gupta S, Dawood S, Rugo H, Bhattacharyya GS, Agarwal A, Chacko R, Sahoo TP, Babu G, Agarwal S, Munshi A, Goswami C, Smruti BK, Bondarde S, Desai C, Rajappa S, Somani N, Singh M, Nimmagadda R, Pavitran K, Mehta A, Parmar V, Desai S, Nair R, Doval D. ICON 2013: Practical consensus recommendations for hormone receptor-positive Her2-negative advanced or metastatic breastcancer. Indian J Cancer. 2014 Jan-Mar; 51(1):73-9.
  19. Beck JT, Hortobagyi GN, Campone M, Lebrun F, Deleu I, Rugo HS, Pistilli B, Masuda N, Hart L, Melichar B, Dakhil S, Geberth M, Nunzi M, Heng DY, Brechenmacher T, El-Hashimy M, Douma S, Ringeisen F, Piccart M. Everolimus plus exemestane as first-line therapy in HR(+), HER2 (-) advanced breast cancer in BOLERO-2. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb; 143(3):459-67.
  20. Pritchard KI, Burris HA, Ito Y, Rugo HS, Dakhil S, Hortobagyi GN, Campone M, Csöszi T, Baselga J, Puttawibul P, Piccart M, Heng D, Noguchi S, Srimuninnimit V, Bourgeois H, Gonzalez Martin A, Osborne K, Panneerselvam A, Taran T, Sahmoud T, Gnant M. Safety and Efficacy of Everolimus With Exemestane vs. Exemestane Alone in Elderly Patients With HER2-Negative, Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer in BOLERO-2. Clin Breast Cancer. 2013 Dec; 13(6):421-432.e8.

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