Amy Lin, MD

Genitourinary oncologist

Dr. Amy Lin is a genitourinary cancer specialist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on screening tests and treatments for prostate cancer. She also treats kidney and urothelial cancer.

She earned a medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine, completed a residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital and completed fellowships in hematology, oncology and urologic oncology at UCSF. She is an associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology at UCSF.


Genitourinary Medical Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-4616
Fax: (415) 353-7107

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

Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Medical Oncology Phone: (415) 476-4616
Surgical Oncology Phone: (415) 353-7171
Medical Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7107
Surgical Oncology Fax: (415) 514-6195

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

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Amy Lin


UCLA School of Medicine 1999


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Internal Medicine 2002


UCSF Medical Center, Hematology Oncology 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Friedlander TW, Graff JN, Zejnullahu K, Anantharaman A, Zhang L, Paz R, Premasekharan G, Russell C, Huang Y, Kim W, Aggarwal RR, Lin AM, Fong L, Alumkal JJ, Beer TM, Sharifi N, Alyamani M, Dittamore R, Small EJ, Paris PL, Ryan CJ. High-Dose Abiraterone Acetate in Men With Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Jun 03.
  2. Wei XX, Hsieh AC, Kim W, Friedlander T, Lin AM, Louttit M, Ryan CJ. A Phase I Study of Abiraterone Acetate Combined with BEZ235, a Dual PI3K/mTOR Inhibitor, in Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Oncologist. 2017 May; 22(5):503-e43.
  3. Aggarwal R, Bryce A, Ryan CJ, Harzstark A, Derleth C, Kim W, Friedlander T, Lin AM, Rodvelt-Bagchi T, Dhawan M, Zhang L, Lee M, Siebeneck E, Hough J, Small EJ. A multicenter phase I study of cabazitaxel, mitoxantrone, and prednisone for chemotherapy-na´ve patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: A department of defense prostate cancer clinical trials consortium study. Urol Oncol. 2017 Apr; 35(4):149.e7-149.e13.
  4. Wei XX, Chan S, Kwek S, Lewis J, Dao V, Zhang L, Cooperberg MR, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Friedlander TW, Rini B, Kane C, Simko JP, Carroll PR, Small EJ, Fong L. Systemic GM-CSF Recruits Effector T Cells into the Tumor Microenvironment in Localized Prostate Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 Nov; 4(11):948-958.
  5. Kwek SS, Lewis J, Zhang L, Weinberg V, Greaney SK, Harzstark AL, Lin AM, Ryan CJ, Small EJ, Fong L. Preexisting Levels of CD4 T Cells Expressing PD-1 Are Related to Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Ipilimumab. Cancer Immunol Res. 2015 Sep; 3(9):1008-16.
  6. Aggarwal RR, Beer TM, Weinberg VK, Higano C, Taplin ME, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Alumkal J, Graff JN, Nordquist LT, Herrera I, Small EJ. Intermittent Chemotherapy as a Platform for Testing Novel Agents in Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium Randomized Phase II Trial of Intermittent Docetaxel With Prednisone With or Without Maintenance GM-CSF. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2015 Jun; 13(3):e191-8.
  7. Kim W, Zhang L, Wilton JH, Fetterly G, Mohler JL, Weinberg V, Morse A, Szmulewitz RZ, Friedlander TW, Fong L, Lin AM, Harzstark AL, Molina A, Small EJ, Ryan CJ. Sequential use of the androgen synthesis inhibitors ketoconazole and abiraterone acetate in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the predictive value of circulating androgens. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6269-76.
  8. Friedlander TW, Weinberg VK, Huang Y, Mi JT, Formaker CG, Small EJ, Harzstark AL, Lin AM, Fong L, Ryan CJ. A phase II study of insulin-like growth factor receptor inhibition with nordihydroguaiaretic acid in men with non-metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. Oncol Rep. 2012 Jan; 27(1):3-9.
  9. Harzstark AL, Small EJ, Weinberg VK, Sun J, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Fong L, Brocks DR, Rosenberg JE. A phase 1 study of everolimus and sorafenib for metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Cancer. 2011 Sep 15; 117(18):4194-200.
  10. Chow H, Jung A, Talbott J, Lin AM, Daud AI, Coakley FV. Tumor fistulization associated with targeted therapy: computed tomographic findings and clinical consequences. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 Jan-Feb; 35(1):86-90.
  11. Friedlander TW, Weinberg VK, Small EJ, Sharib J, Harzstark AL, Lin AM, Fong L, Ryan CJ. Effect of the somatostatin analog octreotide acetate on circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 and related peptides in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: results of a phase II study. Urol Oncol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 30(4):408-14.
  12. Fong L, Kwek SS, O'Brien S, Kavanagh B, McNeel DG, Weinberg V, Lin AM, Rosenberg J, Ryan CJ, Rini BI, Small EJ. Potentiating endogenous antitumor immunity to prostate cancer through combination immunotherapy with CTLA4 blockade and GM-CSF. Cancer Res. 2009 Jan 15; 69(2):609-15.
  13. Lin AM, Small EJ. Prostate cancer update: 2007. Curr Opin Oncol. 2008 May; 20(3):294-9.
  14. Lin AM, Small EJ. Management of hormone refractory prostate cancer. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2007 Oct; 1(3):187-91.
  15. Lin AM, Rini BI, Derynck MK, Weinberg V, Park M, Ryan CJ, Rosenberg JE, Bubley G, Small EJ. A phase I trial of docetaxel/estramustine/imatinib in patients with hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2007 Jun; 5(5):323-8.
  16. Lin AM, Small EJ. Prostate cancer update: 2006. Curr Opin Oncol. 2007 May; 19(3):229-33.
  17. Lin AM, Ryan CJ, Small EJ. Intermittent chemotherapy for metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2007 Mar; 61(3):243-54.
  18. Lin AM, Rini BI, Weinberg V, Fong K, Ryan CJ, Rosenberg JE, Fong L, Small EJ. A phase II trial of imatinib mesylate in patients with biochemical relapse of prostate cancer after definitive local therapy. BJU Int. 2006 Oct; 98(4):763-9.
  19. Lin AM, Hershberg RM, Small EJ. Immunotherapy for prostate cancer using prostatic acid phosphatase loaded antigen presenting cells. Urol Oncol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 24(5):434-41.
  20. Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Small EJ. Angiogenesis inhibition plus chemotherapy for metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer: history and rationale. Urol Oncol. 2006 May-Jun; 24(3):250-3.

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