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John Chan, MD

TitleAssociate Clinical Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Address1600 Divisadero
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-353-9600
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    John K. Chan, MD, is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology and a specialist in the surgical and medical treatment of ovarian and other complex pelvic cancers at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Chan oversees the Division’s activities and development in patient care, research and education. His research focuses on developing new therapies for gynecologic cancers, including genomic therapy and targeted biologic therapies, as well as investigating the role of tumor-initiating cells in ovarian cancer. He is involved in population-based studies examining treatment and health outcome of ovarian and uterine cancer patients. Dr. Chan has also recently been appointed the principal investigator one of the largest advanced ovarian cancer clinical trials in the world, which is currently under development at the National Cancer Institute.


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    Prophylactic oophorectomy: practice patterns &outcomes
    NIH/NIA R03AG032602Aug 15, 2008 - Jul 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chan J, Deng W, Higgins RV, Tewari KS, Bonebrake AJ, Hicks M, Gaillard S, Ramirez PT, Chafe W, Monk BJ, Aghajanian C. A phase II evaluation of brivanib in the treatment of persistent or recurrent carcinoma of the cervix: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Sep; 146(3):554-559. PMID: 28728751.
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    2. Chan J, Java JJ, Fuh K, Monk BJ, Kapp DS, Herzog T, Bell J, Young R. The association between timing of initiation of adjuvant therapy and the survival of early stage ovarian cancer patients - An analysis of NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group trials. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Dec; 143(3):490-495. PMID: 27771168.
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    3. Chan JK, Gardner AB, Chan J, Guan A, Alshak M, Kapp DS. The influence of age and other prognostic factors associated with survival of ovarian immature teratoma - A study of 1307 patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Sep; 142(3):446-51. PMID: 27423379.
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    4. Chan JK, Gardner AB, Liao CI, Chan J, Guan A, Alshak M, Kapp DS. Racial disparities in presentation and survival of ovarian yolk sac cancer patients: a study of 423 women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Aug; 215(2):248-9. PMID: 27156674.
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    5. Chan J, Monk BJ. Reply to F.M. Muggia. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 10; 34(8):882-3. PMID: 26834062.
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    6. Chan J, Gardner AB, Taylor K, Thompson CA, Blansit K, Yu X, Kapp DS. Robotic versus laparoscopic versus open surgery in morbidly obese endometrial cancer patients - a comparative analysis of total charges and complication rates. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Nov; 139(2):300-5. PMID: 26363212.
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    7. Chan J, Gardner AB, Thompson CA, Kapp DS. The use of clinical characteristics to help prevent morcellation of leiomyosarcoma: An analysis of 491 cases. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Dec; 213(6):873-4. PMID: 26226552.
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    8. Chan J, Gardner AB, Taylor K, Blansit K, Thompson CA, Brooks R, Yu X, Kapp DS. The centralization of robotic surgery in high-volume centers for endometrial cancer patients--a study of 6560 cases in the U.S. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Jul; 138(1):128-32. PMID: 25933680.
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    9. Chan J, Kawar NM, Shin JY, Osann K, Chen LM, Powell CB, Kapp DS. Endometrial stromal sarcoma: a population-based analysis. Br J Cancer. 2008 Oct 21; 99(8):1210-5. PMID: 18813312; PMCID: PMC2570503.
    10. Chan J, Fuh K, Shin J, Cheung M, Powell C, Chen LM, Kapp D, Osann K. The treatment and outcomes of early-stage epithelial ovarian cancer: have we made any progress? Br J Cancer. 2008 Apr 08; 98(7):1191-6. PMID: 18349835; PMCID: PMC2359639.
    11. Chan J, Urban R, Hu JM, Shin JY, Husain A, Teng NN, Berek JS, Osann K, Kapp DS. The potential therapeutic role of lymph node resection in epithelial ovarian cancer: a study of 13918 patients. Br J Cancer. 2007 Jun 18; 96(12):1817-22. PMID: 17519907; PMCID: PMC2359970.
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