Hope Rugo


Breast oncologist

About me

Dr. Hope Rugo is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in breast cancer treatment. She joined the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center after a decade at UCSF Medical Center, where she worked in bone marrow transplantation for a variety of diseases, including breast cancer.

Rugo is co-director of UCSF's breast cancer clinical trials program. She is the principal investigator for several clinical trials of potential new therapies. She is also an investigator with the Bay Area's SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) on breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute established SPORE to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary cancer research.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1984

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1987

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology, 1990

    UCSF Medical Center, Oncology, 1995

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • Languages



Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
265 Reviews
I feel very lucky Dr. Rugo is my Oncologist. She is wise and compassionate I have total confidence in her.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
263 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
262 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
254 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
260 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
263 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
264 Reviews
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Study of Adagloxad Simolenin (OBI-822)/OBI-821 in the Adjuvant Treatment of Patients With Globo...

The outcome measure of the study is IDFS, defined by the STEEP system as the first occurrence of the time from the date of randomization to the date of first invasive disease recurrence (local, regional or distant), the date of se...


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The AVIATOR Study: Trastuzumab and Vinorelbine With Avelumab OR Avelumab & Utomilumab in Advanc...

Progression Free Survival is defined from the time from randomization to the first occurrence of disease progression as determined by the investigator using RECIST 1.1 or death from any cause, whichever occurs first.


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A Study of Multiple Immunotherapy-Based Treatment Combinations in Hormone Receptor (HR)-Positiv...


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Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Alpelisib Plus Fulvestrant or Letrozole, Based on Pr...

Assess the percentage of patients without disease progression based on local investigator assessment per RECIST in cohort A, cohort B and cohort C. Each cohort will be assessed when last patient in each cohort has reached 6 months...


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A Safety Study of SGN-LIV1A in Breast Cancer Patients


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Pembrolizumab With Carboplatin Compared to Carboplatin Alone in Breast Cancer Patients With Che...

Disease control will also be based on PD-L1 expression via immunohistochemistry


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Avelumab With Binimetinib, Utomilumab, or Anti-OX40 Antibody PF-04518600 in Treating Triple Neg...

Will be defined as the percentage of patients achieving complete response or partial response by RECIST version 1.1 and will be reported for each arm along with 95% two-sided confidence intervals.