Nathan Brand, MD

SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Ave, MSB
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Colorado CollegeBAPhilosophy
    Columbia UniversityM.D MSc

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    Nathan Brand M.D MSc is currently a general surgery resident at UCSF. He obtained his B.A at Colorado College where he majored in philosophy. Following his graduation he worked for the NIH as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Laboratory for Translation Genomics. He then traveled to Malawi and Uganda where he spent a year volunteering in a rural clinic and working for the University of Minnesota researching pediatric severe malaria.

    Dr. Brand attended medical school at Columbia University where he obtained both a M.D and a MSc in global health. During this time he also worked for the Center for Global Health at the US National Cancer Institute and spent a year working as the Cancer Control Consultant to Kenya.

    During his time at UCSF, Dr. Brand has focused his research on both global health and surgical oncology. He is currently in the lab working for Dr. David Jablons on identifying novel therapeutics for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. His work is supported by both the Surgical Oncology T32 and the Thoracic Surgery Society's Resident Research Award.

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    1. IFN-?4 is associated with increased risk and earlier occurrence of several common infections in African children. Genes Immun. 2021 05; 22(1):44-55. Prokunina-Olsson L, Morrison RD, Obajemu A, Mahamar A, Kim S, Attaher O, Florez-Vargas O, Sidibe Y, Onabajo OO, Hutchinson AA, Manning M, Kwan J, Brand N, Dicko A, Fried M, Albert PS, Mbulaiteye SM, Duffy PE. PMID: 33850301.
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    2. Moving towards an evidence-informed cancer control strategy: A scoping review of oncology research in Kenya. Journal of Cancer Policy. 2020; 24. Veronica Manduku, Mina Akhavan, Gershim Asiki, Nathan R. Brand, Mishka K. Cira, Zeinab Gura, Damazo T. Kadengye, Alfred Karagu, Alicia A. Livinski, Helen Meme, Catherine Kyobutungi. View Publication.
    3. Interventions Addressing Barriers to Delayed Cancer Diagnosis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Oncologist. 2020 09; 25(9):e1382-e1395. Qu LG, Brand NR, Chao A, Ilbawi AM. PMID: 32125732.
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    4. Delays and Barriers to Cancer Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Oncologist. 2019 12; 24(12):e1371-e1380. Brand NR, Qu LG, Chao A, Ilbawi AM. PMID: 31387949.
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    5. Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control: Feedback From Target Audiences in Kenya. J Glob Oncol. 2019 01; 5:1-6. Cira MK, Zujewski JA, Dvaladze A, Brand NR, Vogel AL. PMID: 30689495.
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    6. The Kenya cancer research and control stakeholder program: Evaluating a bilateral partnership to strengthen national cancer efforts. Journal of Cancer Policy. 2018. C. Morgan, M. Cira, A. Karagu, F.C Asirwa, N.R Brand, N.Buchanan Lunsford, S.M Dawsey, A.Galassi, A.Korir, L. Kupfer, P.J Loehrer, D. Makumi, L.Muchiri, S. Sayed, H. Topazian, J. Welch, M.J Williams, K. Duncan. View Publication.
    7. Improving pathology and laboratory medicine in low-income and middle-income countries: roadmap to solutions. Lancet. 2018 05 12; 391(10133):1939-1952. Sayed S, Cherniak W, Lawler M, Tan SY, El Sadr W, Wolf N, Silkensen S, Brand N, Looi LM, Pai SA, Wilson ML, Milner D, Flanigan J, Fleming KA. PMID: 29550027.
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    8. Histology and Cytopathology Capacity in the Public Health Sector in Kenya. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-7. Brand NR, Wolf N, Flanigan J, Njoroge R, Karagu A. PMID: 30241145.
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    9. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Pathology and 2-Year Postsurgical Recurrence of Breast Cancer in Kenyan Women. J Glob Oncol. 2018 09; 4:1-7. Brand NR, Wasike R, Makhdomi K, Chauhan R, Moloo Z, Gakinya SM, Neugut AI, Zujewski JA, Sayed S. PMID: 30241138.
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    10. High Postdischarge Morbidity in Ugandan Children With Severe Malarial Anemia or Cerebral Malaria. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 01; 6(3):e41-e48. Opoka RO, Hamre KES, Brand N, Bangirana P, Idro R, John CC. PMID: 28339598.
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    11. Differing Causes of Lactic Acidosis and Deep Breathing in Cerebral Malaria and Severe Malarial Anemia May Explain Differences in Acidosis-Related Mortality. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0163728. Brand NR, Opoka RO, Hamre KE, John CC. PMID: 27684745.
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    12. Expression of Interferon Lambda 4 Is Associated with Reduced Proliferation and Increased Cell Death in Human Hepatic Cells. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2015 Nov; 35(11):888-900. Onabajo OO, Porter-Gill P, Paquin A, Rao N, Liu L, Tang W, Brand N, Prokunina-Olsson L. PMID: 26134097.
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    13. A variant upstream of IFNL3 (IL28B) creating a new interferon gene IFNL4 is associated with impaired clearance of hepatitis C virus. Nat Genet. 2013 Feb; 45(2):164-71. Prokunina-Olsson L, Muchmore B, Tang W, Pfeiffer RM, Park H, Dickensheets H, Hergott D, Porter-Gill P, Mumy A, Kohaar I, Chen S, Brand N, Tarway M, Liu L, Sheikh F, Astemborski J, Bonkovsky HL, Edlin BR, Howell CD, Morgan TR, Thomas DL, Rehermann B, Donnelly RP, O'Brien TR. PMID: 23291588.
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    14. Use of nitroglycerin ointment in congestive heart failure. Results of acute and chronic therapy. Cardiology. 1978; 63(6):337-42. Chandraratna PA, Langevin E, O'Dell R, Rubenstein C, San Pedro S. PMID: 100219.
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