Charles Ryan on mCRPC Treatment: Combination Therapy - Clinical Case

A clincial patient case from Charles Ryan, MD.  Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology, Department of Medicine, UCSF, Program Leader, Genitourinary Medical Oncology, UCSF Thomas Perkins Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, UCSF

Biography:

Dr. Ryan is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center where he is the Clinical Program Leader for Genitourinary Medical Oncology. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.

His clinical practice focuses predominantly on advanced prostate cancer, as well as germ cell (testicular) tumors and other malignancies of the genitourinary tract.

His clinical and research work centers on the design and conduct of clinical trials of novel therapies for advanced prostate cancer, specifically secondary hormonal therapies targeting adrenal androgen signaling, insulin growth factor inhibitors, androgen receptor targeted therapy and chemotherapy. In addition to clinical trials Dr Ryan collaborates with many laboratories researching the role of the androgen receptor and other signaling mechanisms in prostate cancer patients.

Dr Ryan is a member of several honor societies and is the recipient of a Leadership and Service Award and the John Kimberly Curtis Award from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He received the American College of Physicians/ American Society of Internal Medicine Evergreen Award in 2000 and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award and Cancer And Leukemia Group B: Young Investigator Award, both in 2003. He was awarded the Donald Coffey Career Development Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2006, a California Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer Award in 2007 and received the Mentor Award from the Division of Hematology/Oncology in 2011.