Eric Small, MD

Co-director of the Urologic Cancer Service

Dr. Eric J. Small is co-director of the Urologic Cancer Service and director of Urologic Oncology Research. His patient care and research focus is prostate cancer, immunotherapy and the mechanisms of resistance to standard therapies. He is a member of several professional medical societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association. He is a member of the Therapy Consortium of CaP CURE, the largest private source of prostate cancer research funding, and on the board of directors of the American Prostate Cancer Foundation. He chairs the Prostate Cancer Correlative Sciences Working Group of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B Cooperative Oncology Group.

Small earned a bachelor's degree at Stanford University and a medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. While in medical school, he completed a fellowship in pathology. He completed post-graduate residency training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the UCSF Cancer Research Institute. He is a professor of medicine and urology 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

Board Certification

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Case Western Reserve 1985


Beth Israel Hospital Boston, Internal Medicine 1988


UCSF, Hematology 1991
UCSF, Oncology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Antonarakis ES, Small EJ, Petrylak D, Quinn DI, Kibel AS, Chang N, Dearstyne E, Harmon M, Campogan D, Haynes H, Vu T, Sheikh NA, Drake CG. Antigen-Specific CD8 Lytic Phenotype Induced by Sipuleucel-T in Hormone-Sensitive or Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and Association With Overall Survival. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jun 01.
  2. Smith MR, Saad F, Chowdhury S, Oudard S, Hadaschik BA, Graff JN, Olmos D, Mainwaring PN, Lee JY, Uemura H, Lopez-Gitlitz A, Trudel GC, Espina BM, Shu Y, Park YC, Rackoff WR, Yu MK, Small EJ. Apalutamide Treatment and Metastasis-free Survival in Prostate Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2018 04 12; 378(15):1408-1418.
  3. Wei XX, Perry J, Chang E, Zhang L, Hiatt RA, Ryan CJ, Small EJ, Fong L. Clinical Variables Associated With Overall Survival in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Sipuleucel-T Immunotherapy. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Dec 27.

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