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Lawrence Fong, M.D.

Genitourinary cancer specialist

Dr. Lawrence Fong is a specialist in genitourinary cancer at UCSF Medical Center and an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Fong is particularly interested in tumor immunology and developing immune-based treatments of cancer. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from Stanford University. He completed an oncology fellowship at Stanford, then joined the medical staff there in 1999. Fong joined UCSF Medical Center in 2002.

Clinics

Prostate Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Prostate Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic
1600 Divisadero St, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Urologic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Conditions & Treatments

More about Lawrence Fong

Education

Stanford University 1992

Residencies

University of Washington, Internal Medicine 1994

Fellowships

Stanford University, Oncology 1997

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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).
  2. Cha E, Klinger M, Hou Y, Cummings C, Ribas A, Faham M, Fong L. Improved Survival with T Cell Clonotype Stability After Anti-CTLA-4 Treatment in Cancer Patients. Sci Transl Med. 2014 May 28; 6(238):238ra70.
  3. Khan IS, Mouchess ML, Zhu ML, Conley B, Fasano KJ, Hou Y, Fong L, Su MA, Anderson MS. Enhancement of an anti-tumor immune response by transient blockade of central T cell tolerance. J Exp Med. 2014 May 5; 211(5):761-8.
  4. Friedlander TW, Fong L. The end of the beginning: circulating tumor cells as a biomarker in castration-resistant prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 10; 32(11):1104-6.
  5. Cheng ML, Fong L. Beyond sipuleucel-T: immune approaches to treating prostate cancer. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2014 Mar; 15(1):115-26.
  6. Cheng ML, Fong L. Effects of RANKL-Targeted Therapy in Immunity and Cancer. Front Oncol. 2014 Jan 7; 3:329.
  7. Kwek SS, Dao V, Roy R, Hou Y, Alajajian D, Simko JP, Small EJ, Fong L. Diversity of antigen-specific responses induced in vivo with CTLA-4 blockade in prostate cancer patients. J Immunol. 2012 Oct 1; 189(7):3759-66.
  8. Kwek SS, Cha E, Fong L. Unmasking the immune recognition of prostate cancer with CTLA4 blockade. Nat Rev Cancer. 2012 Apr; 12(4):289-97.
  9. Taccioli C, Chen H, Jiang Y, Liu XP, Huang K, Smalley KJ, Farber JL, Croce CM, Fong LY. Dietary zinc deficiency fuels esophageal cancer development by inducing a distinct inflammatory signature. Oncogene. 2012 Oct 18; 31(42):4550-8.
  10. Friedlander TW, Weinberg VK, Huang Y, Mi JT, Formaker CG, Small EJ, Harzstark AL, Lin AM, Fong L, Ryan CJ. A phase II study of insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibition with nordihydroguaiaretic acid in men with non-metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. Oncol Rep. 2012 Jan; 27(1):3-9.
  11. Cha E, Fong L. Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: biology and therapeutic approaches. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 20; 29(27):3677-85.
  12. Kapadia D, Sadikovic A, Vanloubbeeck Y, Brockstedt D, Fong L. Interplay between CD8a+ dendritic cells and monocytes in response to Listeria monocytogenes infection attenuates T cell responses. PLoS One. 2011; 6(4):e19376.
  13. Harzstark AL, Small EJ, Weinberg VK, Sun J, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Fong L, Brocks DR, Rosenberg JE. A phase 1 study of everolimus and sorafenib for metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2011 Sep 15; 117(18):4194-200.
  14. Posselt AM, Szot GL, Frassetto LA, Masharani U, Tavakol M, Amin R, McElroy J, Ramos MD, Kerlan RK, Fong L, Vincenti F, Bluestone JA, Stock PG. Islet transplantation in type 1 diabetic patients using calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppressive protocols based on T-cell adhesion or costimulation blockade. Transplantation. 2010 Dec 27; 90(12):1595-601.
  15. Moltzahn F, Olshen AB, Baehner L, Peek A, Fong L, Stöppler H, Simko J, Hilton JF, Carroll P, Blelloch R. Microfluidic-based multiplex qRT-PCR identifies diagnostic and prognostic microRNA signatures in the sera of prostate cancer patients. Cancer Res. 2011 Jan 15; 71(2):550-60.
  16. Friedlander TW, Weinberg VK, Small EJ, Sharib J, Harzstark AL, Lin AM, Fong L, Ryan CJ. Effect of the somatostatin analog octreotide acetate on circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 and related peptides in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: results of a phase II study. Urol Oncol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 30(4):408-14.
  17. Chung KY, Gore I, Fong L, Venook A, Beck SB, Dorazio P, Criscitiello PJ, Healey DI, Huang B, Gomez-Navarro J, Saltz LB. Phase II study of the anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 monoclonal antibody, tremelimumab, in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul 20; 28(21):3485-90.
  18. DeVoss JJ, LeClair NP, Hou Y, Grewal NK, Johannes KP, Lu W, Yang T, Meagher C, Fong L, Strauss EC, Anderson MS. An autoimmune response to odorant binding protein 1a is associated with dry eye in the Aire-deficient mouse. J Immunol. 2010 Apr 15; 184(8):4236-46.
  19. Ryan CJ, Smith MR, Fong L, Rosenberg JE, Kantoff P, Raynaud F, Martins V, Lee G, Kheoh T, Kim J, Molina A, Small EJ. Phase I clinical trial of the CYP17 inhibitor abiraterone acetate demonstrating clinical activity in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer who received prior ketoconazole therapy. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Mar 20; 28(9):1481-8.
  20. Olson BM, Frye TP, Johnson LE, Fong L, Knutson KL, Disis ML, McNeel DG. HLA-A2-restricted T-cell epitopes specific for prostatic acid phosphatase. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2010 Jun; 59(6):943-53.

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