Hala Borno, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
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    UCSFFellowship Hematology/Oncology
    UCSFResidency Internal Medicine
    UNC Chapel HillDoctor of MedicineSchool of Medicine
    UNC Chapel HillBachelor of ScienceBiochemistry
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    NIA2017  - 2019T32-AG000212
    Clinical Innovation Center UCSF2017  - 2018Inside Out Accelerator
    UCSF RAP2018  - 2019Integrative Pilot Award
    Prostate Cancer Foundation2018  - 2021Young Investigator Award

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    Dr. Hala Borno is a medical oncologist specializing in the management of advanced urologic malignancies such as prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancers. She cares for patients at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (HDFCCC) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her academic interests include cancer disparities and digital health technologies that improve clinical trial participation. Dr. Borno graduated with honors in biochemistry and received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholar. She completed her internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship training at UCSF. She served as chief oncology fellow at UCSF and was a National Institute on Aging T32 research fellow in the Division of Geriatrics. She is now faculty at UCSF and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology/Oncology. At HDFCCC, she is a member of the cancer committee, quality council, cancer control program, and prostate program. She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and health disparities committee for Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

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    1. Borno HT, Small EJ, Zhang L, De Rouen L, Griffin A, McGuire J, Ryan CJ, Hiatt RA, Kaplan CP.How current reporting practices may mask differences: a call for examining cancer-specific demographic enrollment patterns in cancer treatment clinical trials. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications. 2019.
    2. Kwon DH, Borno HT, Cheng HH, Zhou AY, Small EJ. Ethnic disparities among men with prostate cancer undergoing germline testing. Urol Oncol. 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31630993.
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    3. Cedars B, Lisker S, Borno HT, Kamal P, Breyer B, Sarkar U. An electronic registry to improve adherence to active surveillance monitoring among men with prostate cancer at a safety-net hospital: protocol for a pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019; 5:101. PMID: 31428442.
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    4. Borno HT, Dixit N. Tailoring survivorship to diverse populations with genitourinary malignancies. Urol Oncol. 2019 Jul 12. PMID: 31307880.
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    5. Patel KG, Borno HT, Seligman HK. Food insecurity screening: A missing piece in cancer management. Cancer. 2019 Oct 15; 125(20):3494-3501. PMID: 31287159.
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    6. Borno H, George DJ, Schnipper LE, Cavalli F, Cerny T, Gillessen S. All Men Are Created Equal: Addressing Disparities in Prostate Cancer Care. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2019 Jan; 39:302-308. PMID: 31099647.
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    7. Channing J. Paller, Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, Tomasz M. Beer, Hala T. Borno, Maria I. Carlo, Daniel J. George, Julie N. Graff, Shilpa Gupta, Elisabeth I. Heath, Celestia S. Higano, Rana R. McKay, Alicia K. Morgans, Akash Patnaik, Daniel P. Petrylak, Matthew B. Rettig, Charles J. Ryan, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Young E. Whang, Jacob Vinson, Heather H. Cheng, Veda N. Giri.Germline Genetic Testing in Advanced Prostate Cancer - Practices and Barriers: Survey Results from the Germline Genetics Working Group of the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium. Clinical Genitourinary Cancer. 2019.
    8. Benjamin Cedars, Sarah Lisker, Hala T. Borno, Puneet Kamal, Benjamin Breyer, and Urmimala Sarkar.An electronic registry to improve adherence to active surveillance monitoring among men with prostate cancer at a safety-net hospital: protocol for a pilot study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2019; 5:101.
    9. Borno HT, Lichtensztajn DY, Gomez SL, Palmer NR, Ryan CJ. Differential use of medical versus surgical androgen deprivation therapy for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Cancer. 2019 Feb 01; 125(3):453-462. PMID: 30444526.
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    10. Borno HT, Small EJ. Apalutamide and its use in the treatment of prostate cancer. Future Oncol. 2019 Feb; 15(6):591-599. PMID: 30426794.
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    11. Samuel Craig Brondfield, Hala T. Borno, Claire Mulvey, Li-Wen Huang, Pelin Cinar.Journal of Clinical Oncology. Implementation of a fellow-initiated financial toxicity screening tool in medical oncology clinics. 2018; 30_suppl(36):64-64.
    12. Kaplan CP, Siegel A, Leykin Y, Palmer NR, Borno H, Bielenberg J, Livaudais-Toman J, Ryan C, Small EJ. A bilingual, Internet-based, targeted advertising campaign for prostate cancer clinical trials: Assessing the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of a novel recruitment strategy. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Dec; 12:60-67. PMID: 30272035.
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    13. Atreya CE, Kubo A, Borno HT, Rosenthal B, Campanella M, Rettger JP, Joseph G, Allen IE, Venook AP, Altschuler A, Dhruva A. Being Present: A single-arm feasibility study of audio-based mindfulness meditation for colorectal cancer patients and caregivers. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0199423. PMID: 30036361.
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    14. Borno HT, Zhang L, Siegel A, Chang E, Ryan CJ. At What Cost to Clinical Trial Enrollment? A Retrospective Study of Patient Travel Burden in Cancer Clinical Trials. Oncologist. 2018 10; 23(10):1242-1249. PMID: 29700209.
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    15. Hala T Borno, Joseph P. McGuire, Ann C. Griffin, Charles J. Ryan, Celia Kaplan, Eric Jay Small.Journal of Clinical Oncology. Minority Equity and Recruitment Into Trials program: Self-assessment of disease-specific cancer clinical trial recruitment patterns at a comprehensive cancer center. 2018; 36(6_suppl ):267-267.
    16. Hala T. Borno, Janet E. Cowan, Shoujun Zhao, Peter Carroll, Charles J. Ryan.CaPSURE update: Examining primary treatment and survival among men with prostate cancer and bony metastatic disease. 2018.
    17. Hala Borno, Janet E. Cowan, Shoujun Zhao, Peter Carroll, Charles J. Ryan. CaPSURE update: Examining primary treatment and survival among men with prostate cancer and bony metastatic disease. 2018 Feb 20; 36(6_suppl):275-275.
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    18. Borno H. Blood and conflict: managing bleeding disorders in Gaza. East Mediterr Health J. 2018 Jan 02; 23(11):786-787. PMID: 29319151.
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    19. Natalini J, Borno H, Jin L, Jensen T. An unusual manifestation of diabetic ketoacidosis and acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. JRSM Open. 2017 Jun; 8(6):2054270417698632. PMID: 28620506.
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    20. Melisa L. Wong, Hala Borno, Reena Mahajan, Kara E. Bischoff, Brook Calton, Emily K. Bergsland, Won Kim, Rahul Raj Aggarwal, Katy K. Tsai, Pelin Cinar. Improving documentation of surrogate decision makers in medical oncology clinic. 2017 Mar 10; 35(8_suppl):63-63.
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    21. Borno H, Siegel A, Ryan C. The problem of representativeness of clinical trial participants: understanding the role of hidden costs. J Health Serv Res Policy. 2016 07; 21(3):145-6. PMID: 26888478.
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    22. Borno HT, Hussein EA, Dudin A, van Aalst JA. Incidence of cleft lip and palate in the palestinian territories: a retrospective study from the Makassed Hospital neonatal unit. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2014 Jul; 51(4):472-5. PMID: 23551076.
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    23. Emad Hussein, Hala Borno, John van Aalst. Birthing and Building Nascent Cleft Teams in Developing Countries. 2013 Jan 1; 871-877.
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    24. Hussein E, Borno HT, van Aalst JA.Cleft Lip and Palate Diagnosis and Management. Birthing and Building Nascent Cleft Teams in Developing Countries. 2012; 871-877.
    25. Hala T Borno, Emad A K Hussein, Anwar Dudin, John A van Aalst. Incidence of cleft lip and palate in the occupied Palestinian territory: a retrospective study. 2012 Oct 1; 380:s42.
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