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Susan Chang, M.D.

Neuro-oncologist

Dr. Susan Chang, director of Neuro-Oncology, specializes in the treatment of adults with brain tumors. She also performs studies of experimental brain tumor treatments and evaluates the use of imaging techniques as treatment tools. She was the co-recipient of a SPORE grant for evaluating the role of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in diagnosing tumors and evaluating therapeutic interventions. SPORE, which stands for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, is a program of the National Cancer Institute.

Chang received a medical degree from the University of British Columbia and completed a residency in internal medicine at Plains Health Centre in Canada and at Toronto General Hospital. She completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto as well as a fellowship in neuro-oncology at the UCSF, where she later joined the faculty.

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

More about Susan Chang

Education

University of British Columbia School of Medicine 1985

Residencies

Plains Health Centre/Toronto General Hospital, Internal Medicine 1990

Fellowships

University of Toronto Medical Center, Medical Oncology 1991
UCSF Medical Center, Neuro-Oncology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bell RJ, Rube HT, Kreig A, Mancini A, Fouse SF, Nagarajan RP, Choi S, Hong C, He D, Pekmezci M, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Chang SM, Walsh KM, Myong S, Song JS, Costello JF. The transcription factor GABP selectively binds and activates the mutant TERT promoter in cancer. Science. 2015 May 14.
  2. van Thuijl HF, Mazor T, Johnson BE, Fouse SD, Aihara K, Hong C, Malmström A, Hallbeck M, Heimans JJ, Kloezeman JJ, Stenmark-Askmalm M, Lamfers ML, Saito N, Aburatani H, Mukasa A, Berger MS, Söderkvist P, Taylor BS, Molinaro AM, Wesseling P, Reijneveld JC, Chang SM, Ylstra B, Costello JF. Evolution of DNA repair defects during malignant progression of low-grade gliomas after temozolomide treatment. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Apr; 129(4):597-607.
  3. Barajas RF, Pampaloni MH, Clarke JL, Seo Y, Savic D, Hawkins RA, Behr SC, Chang SM, Berger M, Dillon WP, Cha S. Assessing Biological Response to Bevacizumab Using 18F-Fluoromisonidazole PET/MR Imaging in a Patient with Recurrent Anaplastic Astrocytoma. Case Rep Radiol. 2015; 2015:731361.
  4. Chang SM, Nabi F, Xu J, Pratt CM, Mahmarian AC, Frias ME, Mahmarian JJ. Value of CACS Compared With ETT and Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Predicting Long-Term Cardiac Outcome in Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients at Low Risk for Coronary Disease: Clinical Implications in a Multimodality Imaging World. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Feb; 8(2):134-44.
  5. Vivo RP, Kassi M, Estep JD, Bhimaraj A, Trachtenberg BH, Orrego CM, Loebe M, Bruckner BA, Nabi F, Mahmarian JJ, Zoghbi WA, Chang SM. MDCT Assessment of Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Complications. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jan; 8(1):100-2.
  6. Wen Q, Jalilian L, Lupo JM, Molinaro AM, Chang SM, Clarke J, Prados M, Nelson SJ. Comparison of ADC metrics and their association with outcome for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma being treated with radiation therapy, temozolomide, erlotinib and bevacizumab. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jan; 121(2):331-9.
  7. Reardon DA, Ballman KV, Buckner JC, Chang SM, Ellingson BM. Impact of imaging measurements on response assessment in glioblastoma clinical trials. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Oct; 16 Suppl 7:vii24-35.
  8. 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.
  9. Ahluwalia MS, Chang SM. Medical therapy of gliomas. J Neurooncol. 2014 Sep; 119(3):503-12.
  10. 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.
  11. Hakeem A, Bhatti S, Chang SM. Screening and risk stratification of coronary artery disease in end-stage renal disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Jul; 7(7):715-28.
  12. Li Y, Larson P, Chen AP, Lupo JM, Ozhinsky E, Kelley D, Chang SM, Nelson SJ. Short-echo three-dimensional H-1 MR spectroscopic imaging of patients with glioma at 7 tesla for characterization of differences in metabolite levels. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jun 17.
  13. 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.
  14. Gertler P, Heckman J, Pinto R, Zanolini A, Vermeersch C, Walker S, Chang SM, Grantham-McGregor S. Labor market returns to an early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica. Science. 2014 May 30; 344(6187):998-1001.
  15. 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.
  16. Elkhaled A, Jalbert L, Constantin A, Yoshihara HA, Phillips JJ, Molinaro AM, Chang SM, Nelson SJ. Characterization of metabolites in infiltrating gliomas using ex vivo ¹H high-resolution magic angle spinning spectroscopy. NMR Biomed. 2014 May; 27(5):578-93.
  17. 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.
  18. Johnson BE, Mazor T, Hong C, Barnes M, Aihara K, McLean CY, Fouse SD, Yamamoto S, Ueda H, Tatsuno K, Asthana S, Jalbert LE, Nelson SJ, Bollen AW, Gustafson WC, Charron E, Weiss WA, Smirnov IV, Song JS, Olshen AB, Cha S, Zhao Y, Moore RA, Mungall AJ, Jones SJ, Hirst M, Marra MA, Saito N, Aburatani H, Mukasa A, Berger MS, Chang SM, Taylor BS, Costello JF. Mutational analysis reveals the origin and therapy-driven evolution of recurrent glioma. Science. 2014 Jan 10; 343(6167):189-93.
  19. 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.
  20. Hakeem A, Bhatti S, Chang SM. Does hybrid imaging have a role in cardiac risk evaluation of the pre-renal transplant patient? J Nucl Cardiol. 2013 Dec; 20(6):963-5.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.