Matthew Gubens, MD

Lung cancer specialist

Dr. Matthew Gubens is a thoracic oncologist, or lung cancer specialist, who specializes in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, and mesothelioma. He sees patients in the Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. In his research, he studies lung cancer and new treatment strategies.

Gubens earned a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at UCSF Medical Center and a medical oncology fellowship at Stanford. He also earned a master of science degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. Gubens is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and American College of Physicians. He is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 885-3882
Fax: (415) 353-7151

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Matthew Gubens

Education

Harvard School of Public Health, Master of Science 2000
Stanford School of Medicine 2005

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2008

Fellowships

Stanford University, Medical Oncology 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Blakely CM, Watkins TBK, Wu W, Gini B, Chabon JJ, McCoach CE, McGranahan N, Wilson GA, Birkbak NJ, Olivas VR, Rotow J, Maynard A, Wang V, Gubens MA, Banks KC, Lanman RB, Caulin AF, St John J, Cordero AR, Giannikopoulos P, Simmons AD, Mack PC, Gandara DR, Husain H, Doebele RC, Riess JW, Diehn M, Swanton C, Bivona TG. Evolution and clinical impact of co-occurring genetic alterations in advanced-stage EGFR-mutant lung cancers. Nat Genet. 2017 Nov 06.
  2. Woodard GA, Wang SX, Kratz JR, Zoon-Besselink CT, Chiang CY, Gubens MA, Jahan TM, Blakely CM, Jones KD, Mann MJ, Jablons DM. Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by Molecular Profiling and Improved Outcomes in Early Stage, Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 May 31.
  3. Gubens MA. Immunotherapies for Lung Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 May; 15(5S):692-695.
  4. Tumeh PC, Hellmann MD, Hamid O, Tsai KK, Loo KL, Gubens MA, Rosenblum M, Harview CL, Taube JM, Handley N, Khurana N, Nosrati A, Krummel MF, Tucker A, Sosa EV, Sanchez PJ, Banayan N, Osorio JC, Nguyen-Kim DL, Chang J, Shintaku IP, Boasberg PD, Taylor EJ, Munster PN, Algazi AP, Chmielowski B, Dummer R, Grogan TR, Elashoff D, Hwang J, Goldinger SM, Garon EB, Pierce RH, Daud A. Liver Metastasis and Treatment Outcome with Anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody in Patients with Melanoma and NSCLC. Cancer Immunol Res. 2017 May; 5(5):417-424.
  5. Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Aisner DL, Akerley W, Bauman J, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, DeCamp MM, Dilling TJ, Dobelbower M, Doebele RC, Govindan R, Gubens MA, Hennon M, Horn L, Komaki R, Lackner RP, Lanuti M, Leal TA, Leisch LJ, Lilenbaum R, Lin J, Loo BW, Martins R, Otterson GA, Reckamp K, Riely GJ, Schild SE, Shapiro TA, Stevenson J, Swanson SJ, Tauer K, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Version 5.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Apr; 15(4):504-535.
  6. Jonsson VD, Blakely CM, Lin L, Asthana S, Matni N, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Gubens MA, Bastian BC, Taylor BS, Doyle JC, Bivona TG. Novel computational method for predicting polytherapy switching strategies to overcome tumor heterogeneity and evolution. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 13; 7:44206.
  7. Langer CJ, Gadgeel SM, Borghaei H, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Patnaik A, Powell SF, Gentzler RD, Martins RG, Stevenson JP, Jalal SI, Panwalkar A, Yang JC, Gubens M, Sequist LV, Awad MM, Fiore J, Ge Y, Raftopoulos H, Gandhi L. Carboplatin and pemetrexed with or without pembrolizumab for advanced, non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer: a randomised, phase 2 cohort of the open-label KEYNOTE-021 study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Nov; 17(11):1497-1508.
  8. Ramalingam S, Hui R, Gandhi L, Carcereny E, Felip E, Ahn MJ, Eder JP, Balmanoukian AS, Leighl N, Aggarwal C, Horn L, Patnaik A, Middleton GW, Gubens M, Hellmann M, Soria JC, Lubiniecki GM, Zhang J, Piperdi B, Garon EB. P2.39: Long-Term OS for Patients WithAdvanced NSCLC Enrolled in the KEYNOTE-001 Study of Pembrolizumab: Track: Immunotherapy. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Oct; 11(10S):S241-S242.
  9. Premasekharan G, Gilbert E, Okimoto RA, Hamirani A, Lindquist KJ, Ngo VT, Roy R, Hough J, Edwards M, Paz R, Foye A, Sood R, Copren KA, Gubens M, Small EJ, Bivona TG, Collisson EA, Friedlander TW, Paris PL. An improved CTC isolation scheme for pairing with downstream genomics: Demonstrating clinical utility in metastatic prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Cancer Lett. 2016 Sep 28; 380(1):144-52.
  10. Chatterjee M, Turner DC, Felip E, Lena H, Cappuzzo F, Horn L, Garon EB, Hui R, Arkenau HT, Gubens MA, Hellmann MD, Dong D, Li C, Mayawala K, Freshwater T, Ahamadi M, Stone J, Lubiniecki GM, Zhang J, Im E, De Alwis DP, Kondic AG, Fltten . Systematic evaluation of pembrolizumab dosing in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. Ann Oncol. 2016 Jul; 27(7):1291-8.
  11. Sanlorenzo M, Vujic I, Daud A, Algazi A, Gubens M, Luna SA, Lin K, Quaglino P, Rappersberger K, Ortiz-Urda S. Pembrolizumab Cutaneous Adverse Events and Their Association With Disease Progression. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Nov 1; 151(11):1206-12.
  12. Magbanua MJ, Pugia M, Lee JS, Jabon M, Wang V, Gubens M, Marfurt K, Pence J, Sidhu H, Uzgiris A, Rugo HS, Park JW. A Novel Strategy for Detection and Enumeration of Circulating Rare Cell Populations in Metastatic Cancer Patients Using Automated Microfluidic Filtration and Multiplex Immunoassay. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0141166.
  13. Pazarentzos E, Giannikopoulos P, Hrustanovic G, St John J, Olivas VR, Gubens MA, Balassanian R, Weissman J, Polkinghorn W, Bivona TG. Oncogenic activation of the PI3-kinase p110 isoform via the tumor-derived PIK3C(D1067V) kinase domain mutation. Oncogene. 2016 Mar 03; 35(9):1198-205.
  14. Gubens MA, Burns M, Perkins SM, Pedro-Salcedo MS, Althouse SK, Loehrer PJ, Wakelee HA. A phase II study of saracatinib (AZD0530), a Src inhibitor, administered orally daily to patients with advanced thymic malignancies. Lung Cancer. 2015 Jul; 89(1):57-60.
  15. Garon EB, Rizvi NA, Hui R, Leighl N, Balmanoukian AS, Eder JP, Patnaik A, Aggarwal C, Gubens M, Horn L, Carcereny E, Ahn MJ, Felip E, Lee JS, Hellmann MD, Hamid O, Goldman JW, Soria JC, Dolled-Filhart M, Rutledge RZ, Zhang J, Lunceford JK, Rangwala R, Lubiniecki GM, Roach C, Emancipator K, Gandhi L. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 21; 372(21):2018-28.
  16. Blakely CM, Pazarentzos E, Olivas V, Asthana S, Yan JJ, Tan I, Hrustanovic G, Chan E, Lin L, Neel DS, Newton W, Bobb KL, Fouts TR, Meshulam J, Gubens MA, Jablons DM, Johnson JR, Bandyopadhyay S, Krogan NJ, Bivona TG. NF-?B-activating complex engaged in response to EGFR oncogene inhibition drives tumor cell survival and residual disease in lung cancer. Cell Rep. 2015 Apr 07; 11(1):98-110.
  17. Smith DC, Eisenberg PD, Manikhas G, Chugh R, Gubens MA, Stagg RJ, Kapoun AM, Xu L, Dupont J, Sikic B. A phase I dose escalation and expansion study of the anticancer stem cell agent demcizumab (anti-DLL4) in patients with previously treated solid tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6295-303.
  18. Woodard GA, Gubens MA, Jahan TM, Jones KD, Kukreja J, Theodore PR, Cardozo S, Jew G, Clary-Macy C, Jablons DM, Mann MJ. Prognostic molecular assay might improve identification of patients at risk for recurrence in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 Nov; 15(6):426-32.
  19. Riess JW, Nagpal S, Iv M, Zeineh M, Gubens MA, Ramchandran K, Neal JW, Wakelee HA. Prolonged survival of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in the modern treatment era. Clin Lung Cancer. 2014 May; 15(3):202-6.
  20. Gubens MA. Treatment updates in advanced thymoma and thymic carcinoma. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2012 Dec; 13(4):527-34.

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