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Internal Medicine / Oncology

Joel Picus, MD

Current Position
Professor, Medicine
Division of Oncology - Medical Oncology
Section, Medical and Molecular Oncology

Specialty Areas
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Pancreatic Cancer
Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Genitourinary Oncology

Patients Seen At
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, B, 7
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-7086
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Siteman Cancer Center - South County
5225 MidAmerica Plaza, Main Floor
St. Louis, MO  63129
314 747 1171
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8056
St. Louis, MO  63110

Academic Office
1st Floor, Wohl Hospital Building
4960 Children's Place, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, South
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 362-5737
Fax:   (314) 362-7086

Areas of Clinical Interest
Diagnosis of tumors, renal cell carcinoma, RCC, pancreatic cancer, pancreas, cholangiocarcinoma, prostate cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, rectal carcinoma, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, GI cancer, GU cancer

Board Certification
Hematology -- Certified
Internal Medicine -- Certified
Oncology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1979
B.S.: Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1979
Medical Degree: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1984
Residency: Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1987
Fellowship: Hematology and Oncology, Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 1991
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2007-2012 (Castle & Connolly Ltd.)

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry
Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

Dr. Joel Picus reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014. Move your mouse over a header for more info.
Royalties: When a faculty member invents or conceives a new or improved process or product, the company that manufactures the product will make royalty payments to the faculty member. Royalty payments usually are a small percentage of the company’s revenue related to that product.
Consulting &
Advisory Boards
Consulting and Advisory Boards: Faculty may be paid to provide expertise to a company by being their consultant, or by serving on an advisory board.
Speaker Fees
Speaker Fees: Companies may pay faculty to speak to professional audiences about their products.
Novo-Nordisc/Quintiles  $25,001-$50,000  
To learn more about Washington University's policies on collaborations with industry, click here.

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Wang-Gillam A, Plambeck-Suess S, Goedegebuure P, Simon PO, Mitchem JB, Hornick JR, Sorscher S, Picus J, Suresh R, Lockhart AC, Tan B, Hawkins WG. A phase I study of IMP321 and gemcitabine as the front-line therapy in patients with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Jun;31(3):707-13.

Ma CX, Ellis MJ, Petroni GR, Guo Z, Cai SR, Ryan CE, Craig Lockhart A, Naughton MJ, Pluard TJ, Brenin CM, Picus J, Creekmore AN, Mwandoro T, Yarde ER, Reed J, Ebbert M, Bernard PS, Watson M, Doyle LA, Dancey J, Piwnica-Worms H, Fracasso PM. A phase II study of UCN-01 in combination with irinotecan in patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jan;137(2):483-92.

Peddi PF, Lubner S, McWilliams R, Tan BR, Picus J, Sorscher SM, Suresh R, Lockhart AC, Wang J, Menias C, Gao F, Linehan D, Wang-Gillam A. Multi-institutional experience with FOLFIRINOX in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. JOP. 2012 Sep 10;13(5):497-501.

Fracasso PM, Williams KJ, Chen RC, Picus J, Ma CX, Ellis MJ, Tan BR, Pluard TJ, Adkins DR, Naughton MJ, Rader JS, Arquette MA, Fleshman JW, Creekmore AN, Goodner SA, Wright LP, Guo Z, Ryan CE, Tao Y, Soares EM, Cai SR, Lin L, Dancey J, Rudek MA, McLeod HL, Piwnica-Worms H. A Phase 1 study of UCN-01 in combination with irinotecan in patients with resistant solid tumor malignancies. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Jun;67(6):1225-37.

Picus J, Halabi S, Kelly WK, Vogelzang NJ, Whang YE, Kaplan EB, Stadler WM, Small EJ; Cancer and Leukemia Group B. A phase 2 study of estramustine, docetaxel, and bevacizumab in men with castrate-resistant prostate cancer: results from Cancer and Leukemia Group B Study 90006. Cancer. 2011 Feb 1;117(3):526-33.

Williams KJ, Picus J, Trinkhaus K, Fournier CC, Suresh R, James JS, Tan BR. Gemcitabine with carboplatin for advanced biliary tract cancers: a phase II single institution study. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Aug;12(6):418-26.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Joel Picus.

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