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Robert S. Warren, M.D.

Robert S. Warren, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Director, Surgical Oncology Lab

Contact Information

1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, California 94143-1932
Academic Telephone: (415) 353-9294
Fax: (415) 353-9296
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  • 1969-71, University of Minnesota B.A.,  Physiology, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1976-80, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis M.D.
  • 1980-81, University of Minnesota, Intern, Surgery
  • 1981-88, University of Minnesota, Resident, Surgery
  • 1980-81, University of Minnesota, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery
  • 1981-88, University of Minnesota, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery
  • 1983-86, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Fellow, Oncology Research
  • 1983-86, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oncology
  • American Board of Surgery, 1989
  • Surgical Oncology Program
  • Surgical Oncology Laboratory
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Department of Surgery

Robert S. Warren, M.D. is a Professor of Surgery and a specialist in gastrointestinal and liver cancer. He earned a medical degree at the University of Minnesota, where he completed a general surgery residency. After completing an oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he was an associate physician at Rockefeller University in New York. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Warren joined UCSF Medical Center in 1988. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Warren was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty. His research focuses on the biology of colorectal cancer and how it spreads.

Dr. Warren is involved in clinical and laboratory research, which has centered on the biology of colorectal cancer metastasis that includes Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Their Binding Proteins AS Modulators of Growth of Colorectal Cancer Metastases and Cytogenetics of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis. The laboratory work focuses on two areas: 1) autocrine growth factors and angiogenesis in colorectal cancer 2) molecular features which predict clinical outcome in primary and metastatic colorectal cancer.

  • Biology of colorectal cancer metastasis
  • Molecular features which predict clinical outcome in primary and metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Autocrine growth factors and angiogenesis in colorectal cancer
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Hypoxia and Colon Cancer
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factors and Their Binding Proteins As Modulators of Growth of Colorectal Cancer Metastases
  • Cytogenetics of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis
Most recent publications from a total of 54
  1. Yazdany J, Myslinski R, Miller A, Francisco M, Desai S, Schmajuk G, Lacaille D, Barber CE, Orozco C, Bunyard M, Bergman MJ, Passo M, Matteson EL, Olson R, Silverman S, Warren R, Nola K, Robbins M. Methods for Developing the American College of Rheumatology's Electronic Clinical Quality Measures. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Oct; 68(10):1402-9. View in PubMed
  2. Depeille P, Warren RS, Roose JP. Unexpected insights for anti-EGFR cancer therapy. Oncotarget. 2015 Aug 7; 6(22):18746-7. View in PubMed
  3. Depeille P, Henricks LM, van de Ven RA, Lemmens E, Wang CY, Matli M, Werb Z, Haigis KM, Donner D, Warren R, Roose JP. RasGRP1 opposes proliferative EGFR-SOS1-Ras signals and restricts intestinal epithelial cell growth. Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Jun; 17(6):804-15. View in PubMed
  4. Shiovitz S, Bertagnolli MM, Renfro LA, Nam E, Foster NR, Dzieciatkowski S, Luo Y, Lao VV, Monnat RJ, Emond MJ, Maizels N, Niedzwiecki D, Goldberg RM, Saltz LB, Venook A, Warren RS, Grady WM. CpG island methylator phenotype is associated with response to adjuvant irinotecan-based therapy for stage III colon cancer. Gastroenterology. 2014 Sep; 147(3):637-45. View in PubMed
  5. Sinicrope FA, Mahoney MR, Smyrk TC, Thibodeau SN, Warren RS, Bertagnolli MM, Nelson GD, Goldberg RM, Sargent DJ, Alberts SR. Prognostic impact of deficient DNA mismatch repair in patients with stage III colon cancer from a randomized trial of FOLFOX-based adjuvant chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Oct 10; 31(29):3664-72. View in PubMed
  6. Farkas C, Martins CP, Escobar D, Hepp MI, Castro AF, Evan G, Gutiérrez JL, Warren R, Donner DB, Pincheira R. Wild type p53 transcriptionally represses the SALL2 transcription factor under genotoxic stress. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73817. View in PubMed
  7. Warren RS, Atreya CE, Niedzwiecki D, Weinberg VK, Donner DB, Mayer RJ, Goldberg RM, Compton CC, Zuraek MB, Ye C, Saltz LB, Bertagnolli MM. Association of TP53 mutational status and gender with survival after adjuvant treatment for stage III colon cancer: results of CALGB 89803. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Oct 15; 19(20):5777-87. View in PubMed
  8. Atreya CE, Sangale Z, Xu N, Matli MR, Tikishvili E, Welbourn W, Stone S, Shokat KM, Warren RS. PTEN expression is consistent in colorectal cancer primaries and metastases and associates with patient survival. Cancer Med. 2013 Aug; 2(4):496-506. View in PubMed
  9. Ducker GS, Atreya CE, Simko JP, Hom YK, Matli MR, Benes CH, Hann B, Nakakura EK, Bergsland EK, Donner DB, Settleman J, Shokat KM, Warren RS. Incomplete inhibition of phosphorylation of 4E-BP1 as a mechanism of primary resistance to ATP-competitive mTOR inhibitors. Oncogene. 2014 Mar 20; 33(12):1590-600. View in PubMed
  10. Venook AP, Niedzwiecki D, Lopatin M, Ye X, Lee M, Friedman PN, Frankel W, Clark-Langone K, Millward C, Shak S, Goldberg RM, Mahmoud NN, Warren RS, Schilsky RL, Bertagnolli MM. Biologic determinants of tumor recurrence in stage II colon cancer: validation study of the 12-gene recurrence score in cancer and leukemia group B (CALGB) 9581. J Clin Oncol. 2013 May 10; 31(14):1775-81. View in PubMed
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