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R. Kate Kelley, M.D.

Gastrointestinal cancer specialist

Dr. R. Kate Kelley is a gastrointestinal oncologist who treats liver cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma; bile duct cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma; gastric cancer; esophageal cancer; anal, colon and rectal cancer; pancreatic cancer; and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In her research, her interests include developing clinical trials to identify new treatments for gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly hepatocellular carcinoma and bile duct cancers.

Kelley graduated from UCLA School of Medicine and completed a residency at UCLA, where she was chief resident in Internal medicine. She also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF. She received the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award in 2010 and the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium ASCO Foundation Merit Award in 2009. Kelley is co-author of a chapter on alimentary cancers in the textbook Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Surgery and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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

Pancreas Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone (Pancreatic Cancer): (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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

Conditions & Treatments

More about R. Kate Kelley

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCLA School of Medicine 2002

Residencies

UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2005

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Hematology - Oncology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Phillips KA, Trosman JR, Kelley RK, Pletcher MJ, Douglas MP, Weldon CB. Genomic sequencing: assessing the health care system, policy, and big-data implications. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jul 1; 33(7):1246-53.
  2. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Venook AP. (90)Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: a pilot study. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2014 Jun; 45(2):168-80.
  3. Kelley RK. Brivanib and FOLFOX in hepatocellular carcinoma: finding the common themes among negative trials. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Oct 1; 31(28):3483-6.
  4. Kelley RK, Nimeiri HS, Munster PN, Vergo MT, Huang Y, Li CM, Hwang J, Mulcahy MF, Yeh BM, Kuhn P, Luttgen MS, Grabowsky JA, Stucky-Marshall L, Korn WM, Ko AH, Bergsland EK, Benson AB, Venook AP. Temsirolimus combined with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: a phase I dose-finding trial with pharmacokinetic and biomarker correlates. Ann Oncol. 2013 Jul; 24(7):1900-7.
  5. Kelley RK, Venook AP. Novel therapeutics in hepatocellular carcinoma. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2013; 137-42.
  6. Ko AH, Espinoza AM, Jones KA, Venook AP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Dito E, Ong A, Hanover CS, Coakley FV, Tempero MA. Optimizing the administration of fixed-dose rate gemcitabine plus capecitabine using an alternating-week schedule: a dose finding and early efficacy study in advanced pancreatic and biliary carcinomas. Am J Clin Oncol. 2012 Oct; 35(5):411-7.
  7. Kelley RK, Hirose R, Venook AP. Can we cure cholangiocarcinoma with neoadjuvant chemoradiation and liver transplantation? Time for a multicenter trial. Liver Transpl. 2012 May; 18(5):509-13.
  8. Kelley RK, Atreya C, Venook AP, Febbo PG. Predictive biomarkers in advance of a companion drug: ahead of their time? J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Mar; 10(3):303-9.
  9. Guy J, Kelley RK, Roberts J, Kerlan R, Yao F, Terrault N. Multidisciplinary management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Apr; 10(4):354-62.
  10. Febbo PG, Ladanyi M, Aldape KD, De Marzo AM, Hammond ME, Hayes DF, Iafrate AJ, Kelley RK, Marcucci G, Ogino S, Pao W, Sgroi DC, Birkeland ML. NCCN Task Force report: Evaluating the clinical utility of tumor markers in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Nov; 9 Suppl 5:S1-32; quiz S33.
  11. Kelley RK, Wang G, Venook AP. Biomarker use in colorectal cancer therapy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Nov; 9(11):1293-302.
  12. Kelley RK, Yao F. Salvage liver transplantation for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after radiofrequency ablation: a new strategy? J Hepatol. 2012 Jan; 56(1):14-6.
  13. Kelley RK, Venook AP. Prognostic and predictive markers in stage II colon cancer: is there a role for gene expression profiling? Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2011 Jun; 10(2):73-80.
  14. Gordan JD, Chay WY, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Choo SP, Venook AP. "And what other medications are you taking?". J Clin Oncol. 2011 Apr 10; 29(11):e288-91.
  15. Kelley RK, Van Bebber SL, Phillips KA, Venook AP. Personalized medicine and oncology practice guidelines: a case study of contemporary biomarkers in colorectal cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Jan; 9(1):13-25.
  16. Wang G, Kelley RK. KRAS mutational analysis for colorectal cancer. Application: pharmacogenomic. PLoS Curr. 2010; 2.
  17. Kelley RK, Venook AP. Nonadherence to imatinib during an economic downturn. N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 5; 363(6):596-8.
  18. Ko AH, Venook AP, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Korn WM, Dito E, Schillinger B, Scott J, Hwang J, Tempero MA. A phase II study of bevacizumab plus erlotinib for gemcitabine-refractory metastatic pancreatic cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2010 Nov; 66(6):1051-7.
  19. Kelley R, Venook AP. Drug development in advanced colorectal cancer: challenges and opportunities. Curr Oncol Rep. 2009 May; 11(3):175-85.
  20. Kelley RK, Venook AP. Sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: separating the hype from the hope. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Dec 20; 26(36):5845-8.

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