W. Clay Gustafson, M.D.

Pediatric cancer specialist

Dr. W. Clay Gustafson is a pediatric cancer specialist in the Cancer and Blood Disease Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He is a physician scientist with both a clinical and laboratory interest in developing novel therapeutics for pediatric solid tumors, particularly neuroblastoma. Clinically, he focuses largely on Phase I and II clinical trials for neuroblastoma. He holds several grants focused on unique treatment approaches to cancer.

Gustafson earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and English literature at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He earned his medical degree and PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at UCSF. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics.

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Education

University of Texas School of Medicine at Galveston 2005

Residencies

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2008

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gustafson WC, Meyerowitz JG, Nekritz EA, Chen J, Benes C, Charron E, Simonds EF, Seeger R, Matthay KK, Hertz NT, Eilers M, Shokat KM, Weiss WA. Drugging MYCN through an allosteric transition in Aurora kinase A. Cancer Cell. 2014 Sep 8; 26(3):414-27.
  2. Johnson BE, Mazor T, Hong C, Barnes M, Aihara K, McLean CY, Fouse SD, Yamamoto S, Ueda H, Tatsuno K, Asthana S, Jalbert LE, Nelson SJ, Bollen AW, Gustafson WC, Charron E, Weiss WA, Smirnov IV, Song JS, Olshen AB, Cha S, Zhao Y, Moore RA, Mungall AJ, Jones SJ, Hirst M, Marra MA, Saito N, Aburatani H, Mukasa A, Berger MS, Chang SM, Taylor BS, Costello JF. Mutational analysis reveals the origin and therapy-driven evolution of recurrent glioma. Science. 2014 Jan 10; 343(6167):189-93.
  3. Puissant A, Frumm SM, Alexe G, Bassil CF, Qi J, Chanthery YH, Nekritz EA, Zeid R, Gustafson WC, Greninger P, Garnett MJ, McDermott U, Benes CH, Kung AL, Weiss WA, Bradner JE, Stegmaier K. Targeting MYCN in neuroblastoma by BET bromodomain inhibition. Cancer Discov. 2013 Mar; 3(3):308-23.
  4. Seo Y, Gustafson WC, Dannoon SF, Nekritz EA, Lee CL, Murphy ST, VanBrocklin HF, Hernandez-Pampaloni M, Haas-Kogan DA, Weiss WA, Matthay KK. Tumor dosimetry using [124I]m-iodobenzylguanidine microPET/CT for [131I]m-iodobenzylguanidine treatment of neuroblastoma in a murine xenograft model. Mol Imaging Biol. 2012 Dec; 14(6):735-42.

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