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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Rugo HS, Navari RM. New data in emerging treatment options for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in clinical practice: general discussion. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2014 Mar; 12(3 Suppl 9):12-3.
  8. Rugo HS. Management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in clinical practice. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2014 Mar; 12(3 Suppl 9):9-11.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Pritchard KI, Burris HA, Ito Y, Rugo HS, Dakhil S, Hortobagyi GN, Campone M, Cs÷szi 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.
  12. 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. Everolimus Plus Exemestane in Postmenopausal Patients with HR(+) Breast Cancer: BOLERO-2 Final Progression-Free Survival Analysis. Adv Ther. 2013 Oct; 30(10):870-84.
  13. Crawford J, Armitage J, Balducci L, Becker PS, Blayney DW, Cataland SR, Heaney ML, Hudock S, Kloth DD, Kuter DJ, Lyman GH, McMahon B, Rugo HS, Saad AA, Schwartzberg LS, Shayani S, Steensma DP, Talbott M, Vadhan-Raj S, Westervelt P, Westmoreland M, Dwyer M, Ho M. Myeloid growth factors. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Oct 1; 11(10):1266-90.
  14. Rugo HS. New developments in metastatic breast cancer: introduction. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2013 Oct; 11 Suppl 16(10):4-7.
  15. Vahdat LT, Rugo HS, Perez EA. New developments in metastatic breast cancer: general discussion. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2013 Oct; 11 Suppl 16(10):16-7.
  16. Rugo HS. New developments in metastatic breast cancer: introduction. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2013 Oct; 11(10 Suppl 16):4-7.
  17. Rugo HS, Perez EA, Vahdat LT. New developments in metastatic breast cancer: general discussion. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2013 Oct; 11(10 Suppl 16):16-7.
  18. Rugo HS, Brufsky AM, Ulcickas Yood M, Tripathy D, Kaufman PA, Mayer M, Yoo B, Abidoye OO, Yardley DA. Racial disparities in treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Oct; 141(3):461-70.
  19. Campone M, Beck JT, Gnant M, Neven P, Pritchard KI, Bachelot T, Provencher L, Rugo HS, Piccart M, Hortobagyi GN, Nunzi M, Heng DY, Baselga J, Komorowski A, Noguchi S, Horiguchi J, Bennett L, Ziemiecki R, Zhang J, Cahana A, Taran T, Sahmoud T, Burris HA. Health-related quality of life and disease symptoms in postmenopausal women with HR(+), HER2(-) advanced breast cancer treated with everolimus plus exemestane versus exemestane monotherapy. Curr Med Res Opin. 2013 Nov; 29(11):1463-73.
  20. Gucalp A, Tolaney S, Isakoff SJ, Ingle JN, Liu MC, Carey LA, Blackwell K, Rugo H, Nabell L, Forero A, Stearns V, Doane AS, Danso M, Moynahan ME, Momen LF, Gonzalez JM, Akhtar A, Giri DD, Patil S, Feigin KN, Hudis CA, Traina TA. Phase II trial of bicalutamide in patients with androgen receptor-positive, estrogen receptor-negative metastatic Breast Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 1; 19(19):5505-12.

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