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Hala Borno, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-1528
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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 faculty at UCSF and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Borno is a medical oncologist with clinical expertise 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). At HDFCCC, she is a member of the cancer committee, quality council, and prostate program. She is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, GU committee for NRG oncology, and health disparities committee for Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

    Dr. Borno's research program consists of prostate cancer therapeutic development and cancer disparities. She serves as medical oncology co-chair for phase III clinical trials and is the principal investigator for clinical trials conducted at HDFCCC in advanced prostate cancer. Dr. Borno has an extensive research program on the promotion of equity in cancer precision medicine. She has developed novel recruitment technologies that are clinician and patient facing to promote diversity and inclusion of racial/ethnic minorities in clinical trials. Dr. Borno is the founder of Trial Library, a patient facing clinical trial matching tool. Dr. Borno's research has been featured in peer-reviewed journals such JAMA Oncology, Cancer, and Nature. Her work has covered by national news outlets such as NPR, Washington Post, CBS News, and STAT News.

    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.

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    1. Disparities in PET imaging for prostate cancer at a tertiary academic medical center. J Nucl Med. 2020 Sep 25. Bucknor MD, Lichtensztajn DY, Lin TK, Borno HT, Gomez SL, Hope TA. PMID: 32978283.
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    2. STRESS AND SYMPTOM BURDEN IN ONCOLOGY PATIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Sep 01. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Snowberg K, Abbott M, Borno H, Chang S, Chen LM, Cohen B, Hammer MJ, Kenfield SA, Kober KM, Levine JD, Pozzar R, Rhoads KF, Van Blarigan EL, Van Loon K. PMID: 32889039.
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    3. Oncology patients' perceptions of and experiences with COVID-19. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Aug 18. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Snowberg K, Abbott M, Borno H, Chang S, Chen LM, Cohen B, Cooper BA, Hammer MJ, Kenfield SA, Laffan A, Levine JD, Pozzar R, Tsai KK, Van Blarigan EL, Van Loon K. PMID: 32809060.
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    4. Examining initial treatment and survival among men with metastatic prostate cancer: An analysis from the CaPSURE registry. Urol Oncol. 2020 Aug 08. Borno HT, Cowan JE, Zhao S, Broering JM, Carroll PR, Ryan CJ. PMID: 32782182.
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    5. COVID-19 disparities: An urgent call for race reporting and representation in clinical research. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Sep; 19:100630. Borno HT, Zhang S, Gomez S. PMID: 32789282.
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    6. Determining the impact of Medicaid expansion on cancer burden. Cancer. 2020 Jul 06. Borno HT, Lin TK, Batniji RS. PMID: 32627191.
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    7. Testicular cancer in Hispanics: incidence of subtypes over time according to neighborhood sociodemographic factors in California. Cancer Causes Control. 2020 Aug; 31(8):713-721. DeRouen MC, McKinley M, Shah SA, Borno HT, Aoki R, Lichtensztajn DY, Leppert JT, Brooks JD, Chung BI, Gomez SL, Cheng I. PMID: 32440828.
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    8. Sipuleucel-T (sip-T) and oral androgen axis inhibitors in black men being treated for metastatic castration-resistance prostate cancer (mCRPC): Observations from the Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) population. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 May 20; 38(15_suppl):e17589-e17589. Hala Borno, Kelvin A. Moses, Paul Monk, Kate Fitch, Matthew Harmon, Scott Flanders, Rana R. McKay. .
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    9. Streamlining the genetics pipeline to increase testing for patients at risk for hereditary prostate cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 May 20; 38(15_suppl):1590-1590. Barry Tong, Hala Borno, Eric Jay Small, Fern Alagala, Amie Blanco, Mallika Sachdev Dhawan. .
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    10. Racial disparities and online health information: YouTube and prostate cancer clinical trials. BJU Int. 2020 Jul; 126(1):11-13. Borno HT, Zhang S, Bakke B, Bell A, Zuniga KB, Li P, Chao K, Sabol A, Killeen T, Hong H, Walter D, Loeb S. PMID: 32275800.
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    11. Does the COVID-19 outbreak identify a broader need for an urgent transformation of cancer clinical trials research? Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 05; 92:105997. Borno HT, Small EJ. PMID: 32272172.
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    12. The Ethics of Delivering Precision Medicine-Pretest Counseling and Somatic Genomic Testing. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Mar 12. Borno HT, Rider JR, Gunn CM. PMID: 32163096.
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    13. The limitations of today's clinical guidance: Atypical femoral fracture and long-term bone-modifying agents in the oncology setting. J Oncol Pharm Pract. 2020 Jul; 26(5):1180-1189. Cheung E, Borno HT. PMID: 32122232.
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    14. Treatment outcomes in metastatic prostate cancer patients with DNA damage repair mutations. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 Feb 20; 38(6_suppl):187-187. Daniel Kwon, Francis Wright, Li Zhang, Jonathan Chou, Hala Borno, Arpita Desai, David Yoonsuk Oh, YaoYao Guan Pollock, Rohit Bose, Franklin W. Huang, Thomas Hope, Terence W. Friedlander, Lawrence Fong, Felix Y Feng, Eric Jay Small, Rahul Raj Aggarwal, Vadim S Koshkin. .
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    15. REACT: A feasibility study to test the integration of a cancer registry early case ascertainment process via electronic pathology reporting with an online clinical trial matching tool. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 Feb 20; 38(6_suppl):207-207. Hala Borno, Christine Duffy, Sylvia Zhang, Zinnia Loya, Todd Golden, Debora Oh, Anobel Y. Odisho, Scarlett Lin Gomez. .
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    16. Disparities in receipt of molecular imaging in biochemical recurrent prostate cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 Feb 20; 38(6_suppl):297-297. Hala Borno, Tracy Kuo Lin, Anobel Y. Odisho, Arpita Desai, Vadim S Koshkin, Kalin Werner, Nichole Legaspi, Alexander Bell, Thomas Hope. .
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    17. Efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in rare histological variants of bladder cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 Feb 20; 38(6_suppl):502-502. Errol James Philip, Francis Wright, Daniel Myung Kim, Daniel Kwon, Hansen Ho, Son Ho, Edna Cheung, Emily Chan, Sima P. Porten, Anthony C. Wong, Hala Borno, Arpita Desai, Jonathan Chou, David Yoonsuk Oh, Rahul Raj Aggarwal, Lawrence Fong, Eric Jay Small, Terence W. Friedlander, Vadim S Koshkin. .
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    18. The Problem of Underrepresentation: Black Participants in Lifestyle Trials Among Patients with Prostate Cancer. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Feb 20. Zuniga KB, Borno H, Chan JM, Van Blarigan EL, Friedlander TW, Wang S, Zhang L, Kenfield SA. PMID: 32078741.
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    19. 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 Dec 1; 16:100476. Hala T. Borno, Eric J. Small, Li Zhang, Mindy C. DeRouen, Ann Griffin, Joseph McGuire, Charles J. Ryan, Robert A. Hiatt, Celia P. Kaplan. .
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    20. Improving research for prostate cancer survivorship: A statement from the Survivorship Research in Prostate Cancer (SuRECaP) working group. Urol Oncol. 2020 03; 38(3):83-93. Narayan V, Harrison M, Cheng H, Kenfield S, Aggarwal R, Kwon D, McKay R, Hauger R, Hart N, Conzen S, Borno H, Jim H, Dicker A, Dorff T, Moslehi J, Mucci L, Parsons JK, Saad F, Soule H, Morgans A, Ryan CJ. PMID: 31734020.
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    21. A step towards equitable clinical trial recruitment: a protocol for the development and preliminary testing of an online prostate cancer health information and clinical trial matching tool. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019; 5:123. Borno HT, Bakke BM, Kaplan C, Hebig-Prophet A, Chao J, Kim YJ, Yeager J, Cinar P, Small E, Boscardin C, Gonzales R. PMID: 31720002.
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    22. How current reporting practices may mask differences: A call for examining cancer-specific demographic enrollment patterns in cancer treatment clinical trials. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2019 Dec; 16:100476. Borno HT, Small EJ, Zhang L, DeRouen MC, Griffin A, McGuire J, Ryan CJ, Hiatt RA, Kaplan CP. PMID: 31872154.
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    23. Ethnic disparities among men with prostate cancer undergoing germline testing. Urol Oncol. 2020 03; 38(3):80.e1-80.e7. Kwon DH, Borno HT, Cheng HH, Zhou AY, Small EJ. PMID: 31630993.
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    24. 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. Cedars B, Lisker S, Borno HT, Kamal P, Breyer B, Sarkar U. PMID: 31428442.
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    25. Tailoring survivorship to diverse populations with genitourinary malignancies. Urol Oncol. 2020 03; 38(3):118-120. Borno HT, Dixit N. PMID: 31307880.
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    26. Food insecurity screening: A missing piece in cancer management. Cancer. 2019 Oct 15; 125(20):3494-3501. Patel KG, Borno HT, Seligman HK. PMID: 31287159.
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    27. All Men Are Created Equal: Addressing Disparities in Prostate Cancer Care. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2019 Jan; 39:302-308. Borno H, George DJ, Schnipper LE, Cavalli F, Cerny T, Gillessen S. PMID: 31099647.
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    28. 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. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2019 08; 17(4):275-282.e1. Paller CJ, Antonarakis ES, Beer TM, Borno HT, Carlo MI, George DJ, Graff JN, Gupta S, Heath EI, Higano CS, McKay RR, Morgans AK, Patnaik A, Petrylak DP, Rettig MB, Ryan CJ, Taplin ME, Whang YE, Vinson J, Cheng HH, Giri VN. PMID: 31171481.
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    29. 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. 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.View Publication.
    30. 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. Benjamin Cedars, Sarah Lisker, Hala T. Borno, Puneet Kamal, Benjamin Breyer, and Urmimala Sarkar.
    31. Differential use of medical versus surgical androgen deprivation therapy for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Cancer. 2019 02 01; 125(3):453-462. Borno HT, Lichtensztajn DY, Gomez SL, Palmer NR, Ryan CJ. PMID: 30444526.
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    32. Apalutamide and its use in the treatment of prostate cancer. Future Oncol. 2019 Feb; 15(6):591-599. Borno HT, Small EJ. PMID: 30426794.
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    33. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Implementation of a fellow-initiated financial toxicity screening tool in medical oncology clinics. 2018; 30_suppl(36):64-64. Samuel Craig Brondfield, Hala T. Borno, Claire Mulvey, Li-Wen Huang, Pelin Cinar.View Publication.
    34. 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. Kaplan CP, Siegel A, Leykin Y, Palmer NR, Borno H, Bielenberg J, Livaudais-Toman J, Ryan C, Small EJ. PMID: 30272035.
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    35. Being Present: A single-arm feasibility study of audio-based mindfulness meditation for colorectal cancer patients and caregivers. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0199423. Atreya CE, Kubo A, Borno HT, Rosenthal B, Campanella M, Rettger JP, Joseph G, Allen IE, Venook AP, Altschuler A, Dhruva A. PMID: 30036361.
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    36. 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. Borno HT, Zhang L, Siegel A, Chang E, Ryan CJ. PMID: 29700209.
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    37. 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. Hala T Borno, Joseph P. McGuire, Ann C. Griffin, Charles J. Ryan, Celia Kaplan, Eric Jay Small.View Publication.
    38. CaPSURE update: Examining primary treatment and survival among men with prostate cancer and bony metastatic disease. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Feb 20; 36(6_suppl):275-275. Hala Borno, Janet E. Cowan, Shoujun Zhao, Peter Carroll, Charles J. Ryan. .
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    39. Minority Equity and Recruitment Into Trials program: Self-assessment of disease-specific cancer clinical trial recruitment patterns at a comprehensive cancer center. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Feb 20; 36(6_suppl):267-267. Hala Borno, Joseph P. McGuire, Ann C. Griffin, Charles J. Ryan, Celia Kaplan, Eric Jay Small. .
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    40. Blood and conflict: managing bleeding disorders in Gaza. East Mediterr Health J. 2018 Jan 02; 23(11):786-787. Borno H. PMID: 29319151.
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    41. An unusual manifestation of diabetic ketoacidosis and acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. JRSM Open. 2017 Jun; 8(6):2054270417698632. Natalini J, Borno H, Jin L, Jensen T. PMID: 28620506.
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    42. Improving documentation of surrogate decision makers in medical oncology clinic. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2017 Mar 10; 35(8_suppl):63-63. 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. .
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    43. 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. Borno H, Siegel A, Ryan C. PMID: 26888478.
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    44. 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. Borno HT, Hussein EA, Dudin A, van Aalst JA. PMID: 23551076.
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    45. Cleft Lip and Palate Diagnosis and Management. Birthing and Building Nascent Cleft Teams in Developing Countries. 2012; 871-877. Hussein E, Borno HT, van Aalst JA.
    46. Borno HT, Bakke BM, Kaplan C, Hebig-Prophet A, Chao J, Kim YJ, Yeager J, Cinar P, Small E, Boscardin C, Gonzales R; A step towards equitable clinical trial recruitment: a protocol for the development and preliminary testing of an online prostate cancer health information and clinical trial matching tool.; 2019;5:123.
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