Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH

Katherine Van Loon
Katherine Van Loon, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medicine

Dr. Van Loon is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UCSF with clinical expertise in the management of gastrointestinal malignancies. Her research is focused on understanding the high incidence of esophageal cancer in East Africa. Currently she is leading studies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in effort to identify environmental exposures and genetic and molecular determinants of esophageal cancer. She is a member of the African Esophageal Cancer Consortium.  Dr. Van Loon serves on the ASCO Global Oncology Summit Task Force and and the Conquer Cancer Foundation Global Oncology Grants Task Force. She has served as a Reviewer for the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicine. In 2016, she served as Co-Chair for the 4th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research hosted by the National Cancer Institute, UCSF, Stanford, and Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).  

[email protected]


Recent Publications

  1. Ng DL, Vuhahula E, Zhang L, Waterhouse EG, White KL, Mushi BP, Nyeriga MS, Philipo GS, Mmbaga EJ, Sheth S, Van Loon K, Lee AY, Balassanian R. Efficacy of an Intensive, Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy Training Workshop in Tanzania. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Oct; (4):1-9. PMID: 30372401.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 2

  2. Van Loon K, Mwachiro MM, Abnet CC, Akoko L, Assefa M, Burgert SL, Chasimpha S, Dzamalala C, Fleischer DE, Gopal S, Iyer PG, Kaimila B, Kayamba V, Kelly P, Leon ME, Mathew CG, Menya D, Middleton D, Mlombe Y, Mmbaga BT, Mmbaga E, Mulima G, Murphy G, Mushi B, Mwanga A, Mwasamwaja A, Parker MI, Pritchett N, Schüz J, Topazian MD, White RE, McCormack V, Dawsey SM. The African Esophageal Cancer Consortium: A Call to Action. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep; (4):1-9. PMID: 30241229.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 11

  3. Innocenti F, Owzar K, Jiang C, Etheridge AS, Gordân R, Sibley AB, Mulkey F, Niedzwiecki D, Glubb D, Neel N, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ, Seiser E, Yeh JJ, Van Loon K, McLeod H, Ratain MJ, Kindler HL, Venook AP, Nakamura Y, Kubo M, Petersen GM, Bamlet WR, McWilliams RR. The vitamin D receptor gene as a determinant of survival in pancreatic cancer patients: Genomic analysis and experimental validation. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0202272. PMID: 30107003.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 1

  4. Bailey JJ, Jordan EJ, Burke C, Ohliger MA, Wang ZJ, Van Loon K, Varma MG, Hope TA. Does Extended PET Acquisition in PET/MRI Rectal Cancer Staging Improve Results? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 10; 211(4):896-900. PMID: 30106609.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 5

  5. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30058032.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 1

  6. Snyder RA, Hu CY, Cuddy A, Francescatti AB, Schumacher JR, Van Loon K, You YN, Kozower BD, Greenberg CC, Schrag D, Venook A, McKellar D, Winchester DP, Chang GJ. Association Between Intensity of Posttreatment Surveillance Testing and Detection of Recurrence in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. JAMA. 2018 05 22; 319(20):2104-2115. PMID: 29800181.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 188

  7. Ursem C, Atreya CE, Van Loon K. Emerging treatment options for BRAF-mutant colorectal cancer. Gastrointest Cancer. 2018; 8:13-23. PMID: 29628780.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 18

  8. Murphy G, McCormack V, Abedi-Ardekani B, Arnold M, Camargo MC, Dar NA, Dawsey SM, Etemadi A, Fitzgerald RC, Fleischer DE, Freedman ND, Goldstein AM, Gopal S, Hashemian M, Hu N, Hyland PL, Kaimila B, Kamangar F, Malekzadeh R, Mathew CG, Menya D, Mulima G, Mwachiro MM, Mwasamwaja A, Pritchett N, Qiao YL, Ribeiro-Pinto LF, Ricciardone M, Schüz J, Sitas F, Taylor PR, Van Loon K, Wang SM, Wei WQ, Wild CP, Wu C, Abnet CC, Chanock SJ, Brennan P. International cancer seminars: a focus on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Ann Oncol. 2017 Sep 01; 28(9):2086-2093. PMID: 28911061.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 2

  9. Mmbaga EJ, Deardorff KV, Mushi B, Mgisha W, Merritt M, Hiatt RA, Mwaiselage J, Zhang L, Van Loon K. Characteristics of Esophageal Cancer Cases in Tanzania. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep; (4):1-10. PMID: 30241222.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 2

  10. Mulvey CK, Van Loon K, Bergsland EK, Masharani U, Nakakura EK. Complicated Case Presentation: Management of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1. Pancreas. 2017 03; 46(3):416-426. PMID: 28187108.

    View in: PubMed

  11. Atreya CE, Greene C, McWhirter RM, Ikram NS, Allen IE, Van Loon K, Venook AP, Yeh BM, Behr SC. Differential Radiographic Appearance of BRAF V600E-Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Patients Matched by Primary Tumor Location. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 12; 14(12):1536-1543. PMID: 27956538.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 1

  12. Pant S, Martin LK, Geyer S, Wei L, Van Loon K, Sommovilla N, Zalupski M, Iyer R, Fogelman D, Ko AH, Bekaii-Saab T. Treatment-related Hypertension as a Pharmacodynamic Biomarker for the Efficacy of Bevacizumab in Advanced Pancreas Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of 4 Prospective Trials of Gemcitabine-based Therapy With Bevacizumab. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 12; 39(6):614-618. PMID: 25068471.

    View in: PubMed

  13. Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Hawkins RA, Pampaloni M, Taylor AG, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Kelley RK, Ko AH, Korn WM, Van Loon K, McWhirter RM, Luan J, Johanson C, Venook AP. Radioembolization with 90Y glass microspheres for the treatment of unresectable metastatic liver disease from chemotherapy-refractory gastrointestinal cancers: final report of a prospective pilot study. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec; 7(6):860-874. PMID: 28078110.

    View in: PubMed

  14. Zukotynski K, Jadvar H, Hope T, Subramaniam RM, Van Loon K, Varma M, Niederkohr RD. SNMMI Comment on the 2016 Society of Surgical Oncology "Choosing Wisely" Recommendation on the Use of PET/CT in Colorectal Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2017 Jan; 58(1):11-12. PMID: 27688471.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 1

  15. Ursem C, Van Loon K, Venook A. Adjuvant Therapy Trials. Cancer J. 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):196-8. PMID: 27341598.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 1

  16. Papadopoulos KP, Kelley RK, Tolcher AW, Razak AR, Van Loon K, Patnaik A, Bedard PL, Alfaro AA, Beeram M, Adriaens L, Brownstein CM, Lowy I, Kostic A, Trail PA, Gao B, DiCioccio AT, Siu LL. A Phase I First-in-Human Study of Nesvacumab (REGN910), a Fully Human Anti-Angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) Monoclonal Antibody, in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Mar 15; 22(6):1348-55. PMID: 26490310.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 1

  17. Zill OA, Greene C, Sebisanovic D, Siew LM, Leng J, Vu M, Hendifar AE, Wang Z, Atreya CE, Kelley RK, Van Loon K, Ko AH, Tempero MA, Bivona TG, Munster PN, Talasaz A, Collisson EA. Cell-Free DNA Next-Generation Sequencing in Pancreatobiliary Carcinomas. Cancer Discov. 2015 Oct; 5(10):1040-8. PMID: 26109333; PMCID: PMC4592417.

    View in: PubMedPubMed Central Article has an altmetric score of 10

  18. Cheng ML, Zhang L, Borok M, Chokunonga E, Dzamamala C, Korir A, Wabinga HR, Hiatt RA, Parkin DM, Van Loon K. The incidence of oesophageal cancer in Eastern Africa: identification of a new geographic hot spot? Cancer Epidemiol. 2015 Apr; 39(2):143-9. PMID: 25662402; PMCID: PMC4470609.

    View in: PubMedPubMed Central

  19. Van Loon K, Zhang L, Keiser J, Carrasco C, Glass K, Ramirez MT, Bobiak S, Nakakura EK, Venook AP, Shah MH, Bergsland EK. Bone metastases and skeletal-related events from neuroendocrine tumors. Endocr Connect. 2015 Mar; 4(1):9-17. PMID: 25430999; PMCID: PMC4285767.

    View in: PubMedPubMed Central Article has an altmetric score of 12

  20. Van Loon K, Owzar K, Jiang C, Kindler HL, Mulcahy MF, Niedzwiecki D, O'Reilly EM, Fuchs C, Innocenti F, Venook AP. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels and survival in advanced pancreatic cancer: findings from CALGB 80303 (Alliance). J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Aug; 106(8). PMID: 25099612.

    View in: PubMed Article has an altmetric score of 2