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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. Wen PY, Cloughesy TF, Ellingson BM, Reardon DA, Fine HA, Abrey L, Ballman K, Bendszuz M, Buckner J, Chang SM, Prados MD, Pope WB, Gregory Sorensen A, van den Bent M, Yung WK. Report of the Jumpstarting Brain Tumor Drug Development Coalition and FDA clinical trials neuroimaging endpoint workshop (January 30, 2014, Bethesda MD). Neuro Oncol. 2014 Oct; 16 Suppl 7:vii36-47.
  2. Clarke JL, Molinaro AM, Phillips JJ, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Perry A, Costello JF, DeSilva AA, Rabbitt JE, Prados MD. A single-institution phase II trial of radiation, temozolomide, erlotinib, and bevacizumab for initial treatment of glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jul; 16(7):984-90.
  3. Walsh KM, Codd V, Smirnov IV, Rice T, Decker PA, Hansen HM, Kollmeyer T, Kosel ML, Molinaro AM, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Cabriga BS, Pekmezci M, Zheng S, Wiemels JL, Pico AR, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Lachance DH, O'Neill BP, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE. Variants near TERT and TERC influencing telomere length are associated with high-grade glioma risk. Nat Genet. 2014 Jul; 46(7):731-5.
  4. Prados MD. Plexiform neurofibromas, trial design, and the definitions of "progression" and "treatment failure". Neuro Oncol. 2014 May; 16(5):617-8.
  5. Fontebasso AM, Papillon-Cavanagh S, Schwartzentruber J, Nikbakht H, Gerges N, Fiset PO, Bechet D, Faury D, De Jay N, Ramkissoon LA, Corcoran A, Jones DT, Sturm D, Johann P, Tomita T, Goldman S, Nagib M, Bendel A, Goumnerova L, Bowers DC, Leonard JR, Rubin JB, Alden T, Browd S, Geyer JR, Leary S, Jallo G, Cohen K, Gupta N, Prados MD, Carret AS, Ellezam B, Crevier L, Klekner A, Bognar L, Hauser P, Garami M, Myseros J, Dong Z, Siegel PM, Malkin H, Ligon AH, Albrecht S, Pfister SM, Ligon KL, Majewski J, Jabado N, Kieran MW. Recurrent somatic mutations in ACVR1 in pediatric midline high-grade astrocytoma. Nat Genet. 2014 May; 46(5):462-6.
  6. Prados MD. "We will know it when we see it;" bevacizumab and glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Apr; 16(4):469-70.
  7. Han SJ, Rolston JD, Molinaro AM, Clarke JL, Prados MD, Chang SM, Berger MS, DeSilva A, Butowski NA. Phase II trial of 7 days on/7 days off temozolmide for recurrent high-grade glioma. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Sep; 16(9):1255-62.
  8. Wen PY, Chang SM, Lamborn KR, Kuhn JG, Norden AD, Cloughesy TF, Robins HI, Lieberman FS, Gilbert MR, Mehta MP, Drappatz J, Groves MD, Santagata S, Ligon AH, Yung WK, Wright JJ, Dancey J, Aldape KD, Prados MD, Ligon KL. Phase I/II study of erlotinib and temsirolimus for patients with recurrent malignant gliomas: North American Brain Tumor Consortium trial 04-02. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Apr; 16(4):567-78.
  9. Bloch O, Crane CA, Fuks Y, Kaur R, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Clarke JL, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Sloan AE, Bruce JN, Parsa AT. Heat-shock protein peptide complex-96 vaccination for recurrent glioblastoma: a phase II, single-arm trial. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan; 16(2):274-9.
  10. Mueller S, Hashizume R, Yang X, Kolkowitz I, Olow AK, Phillips J, Smirnov I, Tom MW, Prados MD, James CD, Berger MS, Gupta N, Haas-Kogan DA. Targeting Wee1 for the treatment of pediatric high-grade gliomas. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Mar; 16(3):352-60.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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