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Giao Q. Phan, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine;
Surgical Oncologist, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Giao Q. Phan, MDContact Information:
Box 980011
Richmond, VA 23298-0011
FAX: 804-828-4808

Specialty Areas:
Melanoma, endocrine tumors (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal), breast cancer, minimally-invasive surgery, immunotherapy

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

• Washington University in St. Louis
• Ohio State University Medical Center

• Moffitt Cancer Center
• National Cancer Institute/NIH

Research Interests:
Immunotherapy, adoptive cell therapy, clinical trials, melanoma, endocrine diseases

American Society of Clinical Oncology: Merit Award (2002, Quality of life in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer receiving different regimens of interleukin-2)
American Society of Clinical Oncology: Merit Award (2003, Cancer regression and autoimmunity induced by CTLA-4 blockade in patients with metastatic melanoma)
NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (2004)
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer: Team Science Award, Cancer Immunotherapy and Biological Therapy (2010)

Selected Publications:
Phan GQ and Rosenberg SA. Adoptive cell transfer for patients with metastatic melanoma: The potential and promise of cancer immunotherapy. Cancer Control 2013; 20(4):289-97.

Prieto PA, Yang JC, Sherry RM, Hughes MS, Kammula US, White DE, Levy CL, Rosenberg SA, Phan GQ. CTLA-4 blockade with ipilimumab: Long-term follow-up of 177 patients with metastatic melanoma. Clin Cancer Res 2012; 18(7): 2039-47.

Yavuz S, Simonds WF, Weinstein LS, Collins MT, Kebebew E, Nilubol N, Phan GQ, Libutti SK, Remaley AT, Van Deventer M, Marx SJ. Sleeping parathyroid tumor: Rapid hyperfunction after removal of the dominant tumor. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012; 97(6): 1834-41.

Mathur A, Kemp CD, Dutta U, Baid S, Ayala A, Chang RE, Steinberg SM, Papademetriou V, Lange E, Libutti SK, Pingpank JF, Alexander HR, Phan GQ, Hughes M, Linehan WM, Pinto PA, Stratakis CA, Kebebew E. Consequences of adrenal venous sampling in primary hyperaldosteronism and predictors of unilateral adrenal disease. J Am Coll Surg 2010; 211(3): 384-90.

Phan GQ, Messina JL, Sondak VK, Zager JS. Sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma: Indications and rationale. Cancer Control 2009; 16(3): 234-9.

Phan GQ, Yang JC, Sherry RM, Hwu P, Topalian SL, Schwartzentruber DJ, Restifo NP, Haworth LR, Seipp CA, Freezer LJ, Morton KE, Mavroukakis SA, Duray PH, Steinberg SM, Allison JP, Davis TA, Rosenberg SA. Cancer regression and autoimmunity induced by CTLA-4 blockade in patients with metastatic melanoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2003; 100(14): 8372-7.

Phan GQ, Attia P, Steinberg SM, White DE, Rosenberg SA. Factors associated with response to high-dose interleukin-2 in patients with metastatic melanoma. J Clin Oncol 2001; 19(15): 3477-82.

Additional Publications:
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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