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James D. Brooks

Academic Appointments

  • Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Uro-Oncology Clinic 875 Blake Wilbur Dr Clinic E Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 725-5544 Fax (650) 723-0765
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Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> Urologic Oncology
  • Male Cancers - Prostate
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy
  • Prostate Cancer - Urologic Oncology
  • Urologic Cancers
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Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013 - present)
  • Vice Chair, Department of Urology (2014 - present)
  • Chief, Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology (2012 - present)
  • Acting Chair, Department of Urology (2012 - 2012)
  • Associate Chair, Prostate Cancer Working Group EDRN (2010 - present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Open Prostate Cancer Journal (2008 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Keith and Jan Hurlbut Professor, Stanford University (2012)
  • Listing in Guide to America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council (2010)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. (2004-2013)
  • Leutje-Stubbs Faculty Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002-2003)
  • Eugene P. Schonfeld Medical Research Award, Kidney Cancer Association (2000-2002)
  • Clinician Scientist Award, Doris Duke Foundation (1998-2002)
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University MD (1997)
Residency: Johns Hopkins University MD (1994)
Residency: Johns Hopkins University MD (1990)
Board Recertification: Urology, American Board of Urology (2009)
Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (2000)
Internship: Johns Hopkins University MD (1989)
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Postdoctoral Advisees

Xue GongCatherine Gordon

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our interest is in developing diagnostic and prognostic markers for urological diseases. We have approached this question broadly. We are active in biomarker discovery using genomic approaches. While our primary focus has been in prostate cancer, we have also worked in kidney bladder and testicular cancer. We are also actively seeking markers that reflect renal damage in patients with urinary obstruction. We are also interested in developing platforms for translating biomarkers discovered in the laboratory into clinical practice. For instance, we have active collaborations in developing novel molecular imaging strategies for prostate cancer. We also participate in several large clinical trials for development, validation and implementation of clinical biomarkers in prostate cancer.


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