Rahul Aggarwal


Developmental therapeutics specialist
Genitourinary oncologist
Cancer researcher and sports enthusiast

Dr. Rahul Aggarwal is a specialist in cancers of the genital and urinary organs. He cares for patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as director of the UCSF STAND (Supportive Therapy in Androgen Deprivation) Clinic, which provides comprehensive care to men who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy, hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

As a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Genitourinary Cancer Program, Aggarwal enrolls patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies into early-phase clinical trials of novel targeted treatments. His research focuses on developing hormonal treatment strategies that reduce the toxicity of androgen deprivation therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. He is also interested in developing new molecular imaging techniques that will help predict how advanced solid tumors will respond to treatment.

Aggarwal earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a clinical fellowship in hematology and oncology.

Aggarwal has also been a research fellow in developmental therapeutics at Genentech. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and recipient of the ASCO/Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award.

  • Education

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

It's an honor to help take care of people with cancer, and I strive each and every day to improve outcomes for our patients.

Clinics I work with

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Genitourinary Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

Prostate Cancer Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
395 Reviews
Dr. Aggarwal is an exceptional health care provider. He listens attentively to everything I say and addresses all my needs and concerns. He is without doubt the best doctor I have had the privilege of treating me.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
393 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
389 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
391 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
389 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
393 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

177Lu-PSMA-617 and Pembrolizumab in Treating Patients With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Pros...

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Decorative Caduceus

A Parallel Arm Phase 1b/2a Study of DKN-01 as Monotherapy or in Combination With Docetaxel for ...

Starting from Cohort 1 Day 1 to Cohort 2 Day 1