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Peter R. Carroll, M.D.

Co-director of Urologic Cancer

Dr. Peter Carroll, co-director of Urologic Cancer at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and chair of Urology at UCSF, is an expert in managing urologic cancers. His areas of interest include innovative methods of urinary tract reconstruction and the impact of cancer detection and treatment on quality of life.

Carroll has authored hundreds of publications, serves as associate editor of the Journal of Urology and plays a key role in other journals. He is principal or co-investigator of many peer-reviewed research grants. Carroll holds the Ken and Donna Derr-Chevron Distinguished Professorship. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine and came to UCSF for general surgery training and a urology residency. He completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before returning to UCSF.

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Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 353-7093

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

Urologic Surgery and Oncology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7171
Fax: (415) 514-6195

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

Conditions & Treatments

More about Peter R. Carroll


Georgetown University 1979


UCSF, Urology 1984


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sanford T, McCulloch CE, Callcut RA, Carroll PR, Breyer BN. Bicycle Trauma Injuries and Hospital Admissions in the United States, 1998-2013. JAMA. 2015 Sep 1; 314(9):947-9.
  2. Brooks JD, Wei W, Hawley S, Auman H, Newcomb L, Boyer H, Fazli L, Simko J, Hurtado-Coll A, Troyer DA, Carroll PR, Gleave M, Lance R, Lin DW, Nelson PS, Thompson IM, True LD, Feng Z, McKenney JK. Evaluation of ERG and SPINK1 by Immunohistochemical Staining and Clinicopathological Outcomes in a Multi-Institutional Radical Prostatectomy Cohort of 1067 Patients. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132343.
  3. Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR. Trends in Management for Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer, 1990-2013. JAMA. 2015 Jul 7; 314(1):80-2.
  4. Filippou P, Welty CJ, Cowan JE, Perez N, Shinohara K, Carroll PR. Immediate Versus Delayed Radical Prostatectomy: Updated Outcomes Following Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2015 Sep; 68(3):458-63.
  5. Dall'Era M, Carroll P. What is the Optimal Way to Select Candidates for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer? J Urol. 2015 Sep; 194(3):615-6.
  6. Hilmer SN, Seale JP, Carroll PR. A comparison of medical and pharmacy students' knowledge and skills of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Jun; 79(6):1028-9.
  7. Jalloh M, Leapman MS, Cowan JE, Shinohara K, Greene KL, Roach M, Chang AJ, Chan JM, Simko JP, Carroll PR. Patterns of Local Failure following Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):977-82.
  8. Troyer DA, Jamaspishvili T, Wei W, Feng Z, Good J, Hawley S, Fazli L, McKenney JK, Simko J, Hurtado-Coll A, Carroll PR, Gleave M, Lance R, Lin DW, Nelson PS, Thompson IM, True LD, Brooks JD, Squire JA. A multicenter study shows PTEN deletion is strongly associated with seminal vesicle involvement and extracapsular extension in localized prostate cancer. Prostate. 2015 Aug; 75(11):1206-15.
  9. Garcia-Albeniz X, Chan JM, Paciorek A, Logan RW, Kenfield SA, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Hernán MA. Immediate versus deferred initiation of androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer patients with PSA-only relapse. An observational follow-up study. Eur J Cancer. 2015 May; 51(7):817-24.
  10. Hampson LA, Cowan JE, Zhao S, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Impact of Age on Quality-of-life Outcomes After Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2015 Sep; 68(3):480-6.
  11. Hussein AA, Punnen S, Zhao S, Cowan JE, Leapman M, Tran TC, Washington SL, Truesdale MD, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Current Use of Imaging after Primary Treatment of Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2015 Jul; 194(1):98-104.
  12. Schreuder LJ, Carroll P, Muwanguzi-Karugaba J, Kokoczka R, Brown AC, Parish T. Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv has a single nucleotide polymorphism in PhoR which affects cell wall hydrophobicity and gene expression. Microbiology. 2015 Apr; 161(Pt 4):765-73.
  13. Hussein AA, Welty CJ, Ameli N, Cowan JE, Leapman M, Porten SP, Shinohara K, Carroll PR. Untreated Gleason Grade Progression on Serial Biopsies during Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance: Clinical Course and Pathological Outcomes. J Urol. 2015 Jul; 194(1):85-90.
  14. Bangma CH, Valdagni R, Carroll PR, van Poppel H, Klotz L, Hugosson J. Active Surveillance for Low-risk Prostate Cancer: Developments to Date. Eur Urol. 2015 Apr; 67(4):646-8.
  15. Xia J, Trock BJ, Gulati R, Mallinger L, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Carter HB, Etzioni R. Overdetection of recurrence after radical prostatectomy: estimates based on patient and tumor characteristics. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Oct 15; 20(20):5302-10.
  16. Gerstenberger JP, Bauer SR, Van Blarigan EL, Sosa E, Song X, Witte JS, Carroll PR, Chan JM. Selenoprotein and antioxidant genes and the risk of high-grade prostate cancer and prostate cancer recurrence. Prostate. 2015 Jan; 75(1):60-9.
  17. Welty CJ, Cowan JE, Nguyen H, Shinohara K, Perez N, Greene KL, Chan JM, Meng MV, Simko JP, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR. Extended followup and risk factors for disease reclassification in a large active surveillance cohort for localized prostate cancer. J Urol. 2015 Mar; 193(3):807-11.
  18. Fong L, Carroll P, Weinberg V, Chan S, Lewis J, Corman J, Amling CL, Stephenson RA, Simko J, Sheikh NA, Sims RB, Frohlich MW, Small EJ. Activated lymphocyte recruitment into the tumor microenvironment following preoperative sipuleucel-T for localized prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Nov; 106(11).
  19. Punnen S, Cowan JE, Chan JM, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Long-term Health-related Quality of Life After Primary Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer: Results from the CaPSURE Registry. Eur Urol. 2014 Sep 18.
  20. Carroll PR, Parsons JK, Andriole G, Bahnson RR, Barocas DA, Catalona WJ, Dahl DM, Davis JW, Epstein JI, Etzioni RB, Giri VN, Hemstreet GP, Kawachi MH, Lange PH, Loughlin KR, Lowrance W, Maroni P, Mohler J, Morgan TM, Nadler RB, Poch M, Scales C, Shanefelt TM, Vickers AJ, Wake R, Shead DA, Ho M. Prostate cancer early detection, version 1.2014. Featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Sep; 12(9):1211-9; quiz 1219.

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