Dr. Alan P. Venook | CureTalks
Alan Venook, M.D., is the Madden Family Distinguished Professor of Medical Oncology and Translational Research at the University of California, San Francisco, where he leads the Gastrointestinal Oncology clinical program. A nationally recognized expert in colorectal and liver cancers, Dr. Venook received a BA degree from Rutgers University in 1976 and graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine in 1980. He spent two years in the Public Health Service following internship, and completed his training in Internal Medicine at UC Davis and his Hematology and Oncology training at UCSF. He has been on the faculty at UCSF since 1988. Dr. Venook is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He is Chairman of the Scientific Program for ASCO 2015, has served four times on the Program Committee for the annual ASCO meeting and recently served on the ASCO Government Relations Committee. He has published more than 70 original articles, chapters or books dealing with gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Venook formerly chaired the NCI’s Hepatobiliary Task Force, is a member of the Colon Cancer Task Force and of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee at the National Cancer Institute. He is Chair of the Gastrointestinal Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology where he oversees an extensive clinical trial portfolio. He also serves on the NCCN Hepatobiliary and Colorectal Guideline panels.
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide amounting to 4.5 million global deaths per year. According to the…