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Michael Prados, M.D.

Neuro-oncologist

Dr. Michael D. Prados is an expert with over 25 years in treating adults and children with brain tumors and supervising their care. He also is director of the UCSF Translational Research in Neuro-Oncology. The National Cancer Institute's North American Brain Tumor Consortium, which sponsors studies of brain tumor treatments, is based at UCSF under his leadership.

Prados earned a medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU). He completed an internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and residency training at LSU. Later, he accepted a fellowship in neuro-oncology at UCSF and joined the faculty in neurological surgery. He is board certified in internal medicine with a specialty in medical oncology. He also is principal investigator or researcher of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium for clinical trials at UCSF. Prados, a professor of neurological surgery, is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Children's Oncology Group.

Clinics

Neuro-Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Louisiana State University School of Medicine 1974

Residencies

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Internal Medicine 1977

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuro-Oncology 1987

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Brennan CW, Verhaak RG, McKenna A, Campos B, Noushmehr H, Salama SR, Zheng S, Chakravarty D, Sanborn JZ, Berman SH, Beroukhim R, Bernard B, Wu CJ, Genovese G, Shmulevich I, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Zou L, Vegesna R, Shukla SA, Ciriello G, Yung WK, Zhang W, Sougnez C, Mikkelsen T, Aldape K, Bigner DD, Van Meir EG, Prados M, Sloan A, Black KL, Eschbacher J, Finocchiaro G, Friedman W, Andrews DW, Guha A, Iacocca M, O'Neill BP, Foltz G, Myers J, Weisenberger DJ, Penny R, Kucherlapati R, Perou CM, Hayes DN, Gibbs R, Marra M, Mills GB, Lander E, Spellman P, Wilson R, Sander C, Weinstein J, Meyerson M, Gabriel S, Laird PW, Haussler D, Getz G, Chin L. The somatic genomic landscape of glioblastoma. Cell. 2013 Oct 10; 155(2):462-77.
  2. Walsh KM, Rice T, Decker PA, Kosel ML, Kollmeyer T, Hansen HM, Zheng S, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Anderson E, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Smirnov I, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Genetic variants in telomerase-related genes are associated with an older age at diagnosis in glioma patients: evidence for distinct pathways of gliomagenesis. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Aug; 15(8):1041-7.
  3. Cage TA, Samagh SP, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Haas-Kogan D, Prados M, Banerjee A, Auguste KI, Gupta N. Feasibility, safety, and indications for surgical biopsy of intrinsic brainstem tumors in children. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Aug; 29(8):1313-9.
  4. Hiniker A, Hagenkord JM, Powers MP, Aghi MK, Prados MD, Perry A. Gliosarcoma arising from an oligodendroglioma (oligosarcoma). Clin Neuropathol. 2013 May-Jun; 32(3):165-70.
  5. Warren KE, Poussaint TY, Vezina G, Hargrave D, Packer RJ, Goldman S, Wen PY, Pollack IF, Zurakowski D, Kun LE, Prados MD, Rutkowski S, Kieran MW. Challenges with defining response to antitumor agents in pediatric neuro-oncology: a report from the response assessment in pediatric neuro-oncology (RAPNO) working group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Sep; 60(9):1397-401.
  6. Raghunathan A, Wani K, Armstrong TS, Vera-Bolanos E, Fouladi M, Gilbertson R, Gajjar A, Goldman S, Lehman NL, Metellus P, Mikkelsen T, Necesito-Reyes MJ, Omuro A, Packer RJ, Partap S, Pollack IF, Prados MD, Robins HI, Soffietti R, Wu J, Miller CR, Gilbert MR, Aldape KD. Histological predictors of outcome in ependymoma are dependent on anatomic site within the central nervous system. Brain Pathol. 2013 Sep; 23(5):584-94.
  7. Cage TA, Pekmezci M, Prados M, Berger MS. Subependymal spread of recurrent glioblastoma detected with the intraoperative use of 5-aminolevulinic acid: case report. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jun; 118(6):1220-3.
  8. Rice T, Zheng S, Decker PA, Walsh KM, Bracci P, Xiao Y, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hansen HM, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Pico AR, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Caron A, Fink S, Kollmeyer T, Rynearson A, Voss J, Kosel ML, Fridley BL, Lachance DH, Eckel-Passow JE, Sicotte H, O'Neill BP, Giannini C, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Inherited variant on chromosome 11q23 increases susceptibility to IDH-mutated but not IDH-normal gliomas regardless of grade or histology. Neuro Oncol. 2013 May; 15(5):535-41.
  9. Shonka N, Piao Y, Gilbert M, Yung A, Chang S, DeAngelis LM, Lassman AB, Liu J, Cloughesy T, Robins HI, Lloyd R, Chen A, Prados M, Wen PY, Heymach J, de Groot J. Cytokines associated with toxicity in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma with aflibercept. Target Oncol. 2013 Jun; 8(2):117-25.
  10. Chen PY, Ozawa T, Drummond DC, Kalra A, Fitzgerald JB, Kirpotin DB, Wei KC, Butowski N, Prados MD, Berger MS, Forsayeth JR, Bankiewicz K, James CD. Comparing routes of delivery for nanoliposomal irinotecan shows superior anti-tumor activity of local administration in treating intracranial glioblastoma xenografts. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Feb; 15(2):189-97.
  11. Lee EQ, Kuhn J, Lamborn KR, Abrey L, DeAngelis LM, Lieberman F, Robins HI, Chang SM, Yung WK, Drappatz J, Mehta MP, Levin VA, Aldape K, Dancey JE, Wright JJ, Prados MD, Cloughesy TF, Gilbert MR, Wen PY. Phase I/II study of sorafenib in combination with temsirolimus for recurrent glioblastoma or gliosarcoma: North American Brain Tumor Consortium study 05-02. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Dec; 14(12):1511-8.
  12. Hashizume R, Smirnov I, Liu S, Phillips JJ, Hyer J, McKnight TR, Wendland M, Prados M, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Mueller S, James CD, Gupta N. Characterization of a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cell line: implications for future investigations and treatment. J Neurooncol. 2012 Dec; 110(3):305-13.
  13. Jenkins RB, Xiao Y, Sicotte H, Decker PA, Kollmeyer TM, Hansen HM, Kosel ML, Zheng S, Walsh KM, Rice T, Bracci P, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hsuang G, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Pico AR, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Caron AA, Fink SR, Halder C, Rynearson AL, Fridley BL, Buckner JC, O'Neill BP, Giannini C, Lachance DH, Wiencke JK, Eckel-Passow JE, Wrensch MR. A low-frequency variant at 8q24.21 is strongly associated with risk of oligodendroglial tumors and astrocytomas with IDH1 or IDH2 mutation. Nat Genet. 2012 Oct; 44(10):1122-5.
  14. Lee EQ, Puduvalli VK, Reid JM, Kuhn JG, Lamborn KR, Cloughesy TF, Chang SM, Drappatz J, Yung WK, Gilbert MR, Robins HI, Lieberman FS, Lassman AB, McGovern RM, Xu J, Desideri S, Ye X, Ames MM, Espinoza-Delgado I, Prados MD, Wen PY. Phase I study of vorinostat in combination with temozolomide in patients with high-grade gliomas: North American Brain Tumor Consortium Study 04-03. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Nov 1; 18(21):6032-9.
  15. Crane CA, Han SJ, Ahn B, Oehlke J, Kivett V, Fedoroff A, Butowski N, Chang SM, Clarke J, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Parsa AT. Individual patient-specific immunity against high-grade glioma after vaccination with autologous tumor derived peptides bound to the 96 KD chaperone protein. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 1; 19(1):205-14.
  16. Nayak L, Abrey LE, Drappatz J, Gilbert MR, Reardon DA, Wen PY, Prados M, Deangelis LM, Omuro A. Multicenter phase II study of rituximab and temozolomide in recurrent primary central nervous system lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Jan; 54(1):58-61.
  17. Mueller S, Phillips J, Onar-Thomas A, Romero E, Zheng S, Wiencke JK, McBride SM, Cowdrey C, Prados MD, Weiss WA, Berger MS, Gupta N, Haas-Kogan DA. PTEN promoter methylation and activation of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in pediatric gliomas and influence on clinical outcome. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Sep; 14(9):1146-52.
  18. Ater JL, Zhou T, Holmes E, Mazewski CM, Booth TN, Freyer DR, Lazarus KH, Packer RJ, Prados M, Sposto R, Vezina G, Wisoff JH, Pollack IF. Randomized study of two chemotherapy regimens for treatment of low-grade glioma in young children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jul 20; 30(21):2641-7.
  19. Xiao Y, Decker PA, Rice T, McCoy LS, Smirnov I, Patoka JS, Hansen HM, Wiemels JL, Tihan T, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, Kosel ML, Fridley BL, Lachance DH, O'Neill BP, Buckner JC, Thompson RC, Nabors LB, Olson JJ, Brem S, Madden MH, Browning JE, Wiencke JK, Egan KM, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. SSBP2 variants are associated with survival in glioblastoma patients. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Jun 1; 18(11):3154-62.
  20. Vivanco I, Robins HI, Rohle D, Campos C, Grommes C, Nghiemphu PL, Kubek S, Oldrini B, Chheda MG, Yannuzzi N, Tao H, Zhu S, Iwanami A, Kuga D, Dang J, Pedraza A, Brennan CW, Heguy A, Liau LM, Lieberman F, Yung WK, Gilbert MR, Reardon DA, Drappatz J, Wen PY, Lamborn KR, Chang SM, Prados MD, Fine HA, Horvath S, Wu N, Lassman AB, DeAngelis LM, Yong WH, Kuhn JG, Mischel PS, Mehta MP, Cloughesy TF, Mellinghoff IK. Differential sensitivity of glioma- versus lung cancer-specific EGFR mutations to EGFR kinase inhibitors. Cancer Discov. 2012 May; 2(5):458-71.

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