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Rebecca Brooks, M.D.

Gynecologic cancer specialist

Dr. Rebecca Brooks is a cancer expert specializing in gynecologic cancer, including cervical, ovarian and uterine, cancer; other complex gynecologic problems; and robotic surgery. In her research, her interests include genetic mechanisms underlying metastatic disease, when cancer spreads from the original site to another part of the body, their influence on cancer outcomes, and the interaction of diseases or conditions that co-exist with cancer.

Brooks earned a medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She joined UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2010.


Gynecologic Surgical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9600
New Patient Fax: (415) 885-7662

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

Conditions & Treatments

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Rush School of Medicine 2003


Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Gynecology 2007


Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Gynecological Oncology 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Friederichs RJ, Brooks RA, Ueda M, Best SM. In vitro osteoclast formation and resorption of silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite ceramics. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2015 Apr 4.
  2. Fuh KC, Shin JY, Kapp DS, Brooks RA, Ueda S, Urban RR, Chen LM, Chan JK. Survival differences of Asian and Caucasian epithelial ovarian cancer patients in the United States. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Mar; 136(3):491-7.
  3. Yu X, Lum D, Kiet TK, Fuh KC, Orr J, Brooks RA, Ueda SM, Chen LM, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Utilization of and charges for robotic versus laparoscopic versus open surgery for endometrial cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2013 May; 107(6):653-8.
  4. Cohen JG, Kiet T, Shin JY, Sherman AE, Hamilton CA, Brooks RA, Ueda SM, Chen LM, Kapp DS, Chan JK. Factors associated with publication of plenary presentations at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists annual meeting. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Jan; 128(1):128-31.
  5. Dewdney SB, Rimel BJ, Reinhart AJ, Kizer NT, Brooks RA, Massad LS, Zighelboim I. The role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the management of patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer: survey results from members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Oct; 119(1):18-21.
  6. Brooks RA, Wright JD, Powell MA, Rader JS, Gao F, Mutch DG, Wall LL. Long-term assessment of bladder and bowel dysfunction after radical hysterectomy. Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Jul; 114(1):75-9.
  7. Brooks RA, Rader JS, Dehdashti F, Mutch DG, Powell MA, Thaker PH, Siegel BA, Grigsby PW. Surveillance FDG-PET detection of asymptomatic recurrences in patients with cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Jan; 112(1):104-9.
  8. Brooks RA, Herzog TJ. Long-term semi-permanent catheter use for the palliation of malignant ascites. Gynecol Oncol. 2006 May; 101(2):360-2.

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