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Rahul Aggarwal, M.D.

Developmental therapeutics specialist
Genitourinary cancer specialist

Dr. Rahul Aggarwal is a genitourinary cancer specialist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as director of the UCSF STAND (Supportive Therapy in Androgen Deprivation) Clinic, which provides comprehensive care to men with prostate cancer who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy, also known as hormone therapy. In addition, as a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Genitourinary Cancer Program, Aggarwal enrolls patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies into early phase clinical trials of novel targeted treatments. His research is focused on developing novel hormonal treatment strategies that reduce the toxicity of androgen deprivation therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Aggarwal is also interested in developing novel molecular imaging techniques as a prognostic and predictive biomarker of tumor response among patients with advanced solid tumors.

Aggarwal earned a medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine followed by a clinical fellowship in hematology/oncology at UCSF. Aggarwal was also a research fellow in developmental therapeutics at Genentech, Inc. in South San Francisco. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and recipient of the ASCO/Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award. Aggarwal is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

STAND Clinic
1600 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 885-7795
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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.

More about Rahul Aggarwal

Education

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 2006

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2009

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Aggarwal R, Grabowsky J, Strait N, Cockerill A, Munster P. Impact of patient ethnicity on the metabolic and immunologic effects of PI3K-mTOR pathway inhibition in patients with solid tumor malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2014 Aug; 74(2):359-65.
  2. Aggarwal R, Zhang T, Small EJ, Armstrong AJ. Neuroendocrine prostate cancer: subtypes, biology, and clinical outcomes. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 May 1; 12(5):719-26.
  3. Aggarwal R, Harris A, Formaker C, Small EJ, Molina A, Griffin TW, Ryan CJ. Response to subsequent docetaxel in a patient cohort with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer after abiraterone acetate treatment. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2014 Oct; 12(5):e167-72.
  4. Aggarwal R, Kurhanewicz J. Prostate cancer in 2013: The changing role of imaging in clinical care. Nat Rev Urol. 2014 Feb; 11(2):75-7.
  5. Aggarwal R, Halabi S, Kelly WK, George D, Mahoney JF, Millard F, Stadler WM, Morris MJ, Kantoff P, Monk JP, Carducci M, Small EJ. The effect of prior androgen synthesis inhibition on outcomes of subsequent therapy with docetaxel in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer: results from a retrospective analysis of a randomized phase 3 clinical trial (CALGB 90401) (Alliance). Cancer. 2013 Oct 15; 119(20):3636-43.
  6. Aggarwal RR, Ryan CJ, Chan JM. Insulin-like growth factor pathway: a link between androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), insulin resistance, and disease progression in patients with prostate cancer? Urol Oncol. 2013 Jul; 31(5):522-30.
  7. Aggarwal R, Ryan CJ. Castration-resistant prostate cancer: targeted therapies and individualized treatment. Oncologist. 2011; 16(3):264-75.
  8. Aggarwal R, Weinberg V, Small EJ, Oh W, Rushakoff R, Ryan CJ. The mechanism of action of estrogen in castration-resistant prostate cancer: clues from hormone levels. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2009 Oct; 7(3):E71-6.

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