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Benjamin R. Tan, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Oncology
Section of Medical Oncology

Specialty Areas

Oncology
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Medical Oncology
Pancreatic Cancer

Board Certifications

Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine

Areas of Clinical Interest

General oncology, gastrointestinal cancer, GI, GU cancers, HIV related cancer, lymphomas

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Siteman Cancer Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: B
Floor: 7
Office Phone: 314-747-1171
Fax: 314-362-7086

Siteman Cancer Center - South County

5225 MidAmerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Office Phone: 314-747-1171

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1997
Residency: Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland 1994
Medical Degree: University of Phillipines, College of Medicine, Manilla Phillipines 1989
B.S. : Biology, University of Phillipines, College of Arts and Science 1985

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Thymidylate synthase genotype-directed chemotherapy for patients with gastric and gastroesophageal junction cancers.
Goff LW, Thakkar N, Du L, Chan E, Tan BR, Cardin DB, McLeod HL, Berlin JD, Zehnbauer B, Fournier C, Picus J, Wang-Gillam A, Lee W, Lockhart AC
PLoS One. 2014; 9(9)e107424. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107424.

PMID:
    25232828
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Effect of nursing intervention on the prevention of burns in warm needling moxibustion].
Tan BR, Ye JL, Liuyu-Lian, Wei BH
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Nov; 33(11)1010-2.

PMID:
    24494292
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
Mullady DK, Tan BR
J Clin Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug; 47(7)578-85. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3182936c87.

PMID:
    23751846
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multi-institutional experience with FOLFIRINOX in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
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
JOP. 2012 Sep 10; 13(5)497-501. doi: 10.6092/1590-8577/913.

PMID:
    22964956
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase genetic polymorphisms and toxicity to 5-FU-based chemoradiation in rectal cancer.
Thomas F, Motsinger-Reif AA, Hoskins JM, Dvorak A, Roy S, Alyasiri A, Myerson RJ, Fleshman JW, Tan BR, McLeod HL
Br J Cancer. 2011 Nov 22; 105(11)1654-62. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.442.

PMID:
    22045187
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A phase 2 trial of gemcitabine, 5-fluorouracil, and radiation therapy in locally advanced nonmetastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma : cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 80003.
Mamon HJ, Niedzwiecki D, Hollis D, Tan BR, Mayer RJ, Tepper JE, Goldberg RM, Blackstock AW, Fuchs CS, Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Cancer. 2011 Jun 15; 117(12)2620-8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25742.

PMID:
    21656739
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Thymidylate synthase genotype-directed neoadjuvant chemoradiation for patients with rectal adenocarcinoma.
Tan BR, Thomas F, Myerson RJ, Zehnbauer B, Trinkaus K, Malyapa RS, Mutch MG, Abbey EE, Alyasiry A, Fleshman JW, McLeod HL
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 1; 29(7)875-83. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.32.3212.

PMID:
    21205745
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Detection of the G>C SNP and rare mutations in the 28-bp repeat of TYMS using gel-based capillary electrophoresis.
Thomas F, Hoskins JM, Dvorak A, Tan BR, McLeod HL
Pharmacogenomics. 2010 Dec; 11(12)1751-6. doi: 10.2217/pgs.10.170.

PMID:
    21142919
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Phase 1 study of UCN-01 in combination with irinotecan in patients with resistant solid tumor malignancies.
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
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2011 Jun; 67(6)1225-37. doi: 10.1007/s00280-010-1410-1.

PMID:
    20694727
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Gemcitabine with carboplatin for advanced biliary tract cancers: a phase II single institution study.
Williams KJ, Picus J, Trinkhaus K, Fournier CC, Suresh R, James JS, Tan BR
HPB (Oxford). 2010 Aug; 12(6)418-26. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2010.00197.x.

PMID:
    20662793
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Circulating mesothelin protein and cellular antimesothelin immunity in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Johnston FM, Tan MC, Tan BR Jr, Porembka MR, Brunt EM, Linehan DC, Simon PO Jr, Plambeck-Suess S, Eberlein TJ, Hellstrom KE, Hellstrom I, Hawkins WG, Goedegebuure P
Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Nov 1; 15(21)6511-8. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-09-0565.

PMID:
    19843662
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adjuvant imatinib mesylate after resection of localised, primary gastrointestinal stromal tumour: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Dematteo RP, Ballman KV, Antonescu CR, Maki RG, Pisters PW, Demetri GD, Blackstein ME, Blanke CD, von Mehren M, Brennan MF, Patel S, McCarter MD, Polikoff JA, Tan BR, Owzar K, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Intergroup Adjuvant GIST Study Team
Lancet. 2009 Mar 28; 373(9669)1097-104. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60500-6.

PMID:
    19303137
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiotherapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anus: thirty years' experience.
Myerson RJ, Outlaw ED, Chang A, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Grigsby PW, Kodner IJ, Malayapa RS, Mutch MG, Parikh P, Picus J, Tan BR
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2009 Oct 1; 75(2)428-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2008.11.047.

PMID:
    19251377
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adjuvant interferon-based chemoradiation followed by gemcitabine for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a single-institution phase II study.
Linehan DC, Tan MC, Strasberg SM, Drebin JA, Hawkins WG, Picus J, Myerson RJ, Malyapa RS, Hull M, Trinkaus K, Tan BR Jr
Ann Surg. 2008 Aug; 248(2)145-51. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318181e4e9.

PMID:
    18650621
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phase I study of biweekly oxaliplatin, gemcitabine and capecitabine in patients with advanced upper gastrointestinal malignancies.
Tan BR, Brenner WS, Picus J, Marsh S, Gao F, Fournier C, Fracasso PM, James J, Yen-Revollo JL, McLeod HL
Ann Oncol. 2008 Oct; 19(10)1742-8. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdn375.

PMID:
    18534963
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phase 1 and pharmacokinetic study of weekly docosahexaenoic acid-paclitaxel, Taxoprexin, in resistant solid tumor malignancies.
Fracasso PM, Picus J, Wildi JD, Goodner SA, Creekmore AN, Gao F, Govindan R, Ellis MJ, Tan BR, Linette GP, Fu CJ, Pentikis HS, Zumbrun SC, Egorin MJ, Bellet RE
Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2009 Feb; 63(3)451-8. doi: 10.1007/s00280-008-0756-0.

PMID:
    18414864
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Expression of epiregulin and amphiregulin and K-ras mutation status predict disease control in metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with cetuximab.
Khambata-Ford S, Garrett CR, Meropol NJ, Basik M, Harbison CT, Wu S, Wong TW, Huang X, Takimoto CH, Godwin AK, Tan BR, Krishnamurthi SS, Burris HA 3rd, Poplin EA, Hidalgo M, Baselga J, Clark EA, Mauro DJ
J Clin Oncol. 2007 Aug 1; 25(22)3230-7.

PMID:
    17664471
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Expression of epidermal growth factor receptor in squamous cell carcinomas of the anal canal is independent of gene amplification.
Alvarez G, Perry A, Tan BR, Wang HL
Mod Pathol. 2006 Jul; 19(7)942-9.

PMID:
    16648870
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Phase I study of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and the multidrug-resistance modulator, valspodar.
Fracasso PM, Blum KA, Ma MK, Tan BR, Wright LP, Goodner SA, Fears CL, Hou W, Arquette MA, Picus J, Denes A, Mortimer JE, Ratner L, Ivy SP, McLeod HL
Br J Cancer. 2005 Jul 11; 93(1)46-53.

PMID:
    15942626
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pharmacogenetic influences on treatment response and toxicity in colorectal cancer.
Tan BR, McLeod HL
Semin Oncol. 2005 Feb; 32(1)113-9.

PMID:
    15726513
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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