Terence Friedlander, MD

Genitourinary oncologist

Dr. Terence Friedlander specializes in genitourinary cancer, in particular cancer of the bladder and prostate. His research interests focus on understanding the basic biology of these diseases and in developing new ways to overcome treatment resistance.

Friedlander earned a medical degree at New York University Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF. He received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2006 to study medical ethics and completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF, when he served as chief fellow. He received an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Association of Cancer Researchers. He is a clinical instructor in hematology and oncology at UCSF.


Cancer Immunotherapy Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone for Existing Patients: (415) 353-2421
Phone for New Patients: (415) 353-2051

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

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

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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New York University School of Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2006


UCSF Medical Center, Hematology-Oncology 2010

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lindquist KJ, Sanford T, Friedlander TW, Paris PL, Porten SP. Copy number gains at chr3p25 and chr11p11 are associated with lymph node involvement and survival in muscle-invasive bladder tumors. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187975.
  2. Powles T, O'Donnell PH, Massard C, Arkenau HT, Friedlander TW, Hoimes CJ, Lee JL, Ong M, Sridhar SS, Vogelzang NJ, Fishman MN, Zhang J, Srinivas S, Parikh J, Antal J, Jin X, Gupta AK, Ben Y, Hahn NM. Efficacy and Safety of Durvalumab in Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma: Updated Results From a Phase 1/2 Open-label Study. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Sep 14; 3(9):e172411.
  3. Friedlander TW, Graff JN, Zejnullahu K, Anantharaman A, Zhang L, Paz R, Premasekharan G, Russell C, Huang Y, Kim W, Aggarwal RR, Lin AM, Fong L, Alumkal JJ, Beer TM, Sharifi N, Alyamani M, Dittamore R, Small EJ, Paris PL, Ryan CJ. High-Dose Abiraterone Acetate in Men With Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Jun 03.
  4. Wei XX, Hsieh AC, Kim W, Friedlander T, Lin AM, Louttit M, Ryan CJ. A Phase I Study of Abiraterone Acetate Combined with BEZ235, a Dual PI3K/mTOR Inhibitor, in Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Oncologist. 2017 May; 22(5):503-e43.
  5. Aggarwal R, Bryce A, Ryan CJ, Harzstark A, Derleth C, Kim W, Friedlander T, Lin AM, Rodvelt-Bagchi T, Dhawan M, Zhang L, Lee M, Siebeneck E, Hough J, Small EJ. A multicenter phase I study of cabazitaxel, mitoxantrone, and prednisone for chemotherapy-na´ve patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: A department of defense prostate cancer clinical trials consortium study. Urol Oncol. 2017 Apr; 35(4):149.e7-149.e13.
  6. Friedlander TW, Pritchard CC, Beltran H. Personalizing Therapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: The Role of Solid and Liquid Tumor Biopsies. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2017; 37:358-369.
  7. Clark PE, Spiess PE, Agarwal N, Bangs R, Boorjian SA, Buyyounouski MK, Efstathiou JA, Flaig TW, Friedlander T, Greenberg RE, Guru KA, Hahn N, Herr HW, Hoimes C, Inman BA, Kader AK, Kibel AS, Kuzel TM, Lele SM, Meeks JJ, Michalski J, Montgomery JS, Pagliaro LC, Pal SK, Patterson A, Petrylak D, Plimack ER, Pohar KS, Porter MP, Sexton WJ, Siefker-Radtke AO, Sonpavde G, Tward J, Wile G, Dwyer MA, Smith C. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Bladder Cancer, Version 2.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Oct; 14(10):1213-1224.
  8. Wei XX, Chan S, Kwek S, Lewis J, Dao V, Zhang L, Cooperberg MR, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Friedlander TW, Rini B, Kane C, Simko JP, Carroll PR, Small EJ, Fong L. Systemic GM-CSF Recruits Effector T Cells into the Tumor Microenvironment in Localized Prostate Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 Nov; 4(11):948-958.
  9. Anantharaman A, Friedlander T, Lu D, Krupa R, Premasekharan G, Hough J, Edwards M, Paz R, Lindquist K, Graf R, Jendrisak A, Louw J, Dugan L, Baird S, Wang Y, Dittamore R, Paris PL. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in muscle invasive and metastatic bladder cancer patients. BMC Cancer. 2016 Sep 22; 16(1):744.
  10. 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.
  11. Anantharaman A, Friedlander TW. Targeting the androgen receptor in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer: A review. Urol Oncol. 2016 Aug; 34(8):356-67.
  12. Anantharaman A, Friedlander TW. A Stepping Stone Toward Personalized Oncology: Genomic Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells to Guide Management of Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2015 Dec; 68(6):946-8.
  13. Alva A, Friedlander T, Clark M, Huebner T, Daignault S, Hussain M, Lee C, Hafez K, Hollenbeck B, Weizer A, Premasekharan G, Tran T, Fu C, Ionescu-Zanetti C, Schwartz M, Fan A, Paris P. Circulating Tumor Cells as Potential Biomarkers in Bladder Cancer. J Urol. 2015 Sep; 194(3):790-8.
  14. Anantharaman A, Friedlander TW. The double-edged sword of ADT: emerging evidence of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and renal risks. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Jan; 29(1):67-8.
  15. Kim W, Zhang L, Wilton JH, Fetterly G, Mohler JL, Weinberg V, Morse A, Szmulewitz RZ, Friedlander TW, Fong L, Lin AM, Harzstark AL, Molina A, Small EJ, Ryan CJ. Sequential use of the androgen synthesis inhibitors ketoconazole and abiraterone acetate in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the predictive value of circulating androgens. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6269-76.
  16. Friedlander TW, Fong L. The end of the beginning: circulating tumor cells as a biomarker in castration-resistant prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Apr 10; 32(11):1104-6.
  17. Friedlander TW, Ngo VT, Dong H, Premasekharan G, Weinberg V, Doty S, Zhao Q, Gilbert EG, Ryan CJ, Chen WT, Paris PL. Detection and characterization of invasive circulating tumor cells derived from men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Int J Cancer. 2014 May 15; 134(10):2284-93.
  18. Friedlander TW, Premasekharan G, Paris PL. Looking back, to the future of circulating tumor cells. Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Jun; 142(3):271-80.
  19. Friedlander TW, Ryan CJ. Targeting the androgen receptor. Urol Clin North Am. 2012 Nov; 39(4):453-64.
  20. Friedlander TW, Roy R, Tomlins SA, Ngo VT, Kobayashi Y, Azameera A, Rubin MA, Pienta KJ, Chinnaiyan A, Ittmann MM, Ryan CJ, Paris PL. Common structural and epigenetic changes in the genome of castration-resistant prostate cancer. Cancer Res. 2012 Feb 01; 72(3):616-25.

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