David B. Agus

Professor of Medicine and Engineering; Director, USC Norris Westside Cancer Center; Director, USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Viterbi School of Engineering
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Areas of treatment:

Prostate Cancer
Oncology
Clinical Trials
Drug Development

Specialty:

  • Oncology

Department:

  • Department of Medicine

David B. Agus, MD

Professor of Medicine and Engineering;
Director, USC Norris Westside Cancer Center;
Director, USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine,
Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Practicing location:

  • USC Norris Westside Cancer Center

About this doctor:

Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Viterbi School of Engineering, where he heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. Dr. Agus is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors, as well as an accomplished author, prominent public speaker, and CBS News contributor. He is an international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, and has cofounded two pioneering personalized medicine companies: Navigenics and Applied Proteomics. Dr. Agus’ first book, called “The End of Illness,” was published in 2012 and quickly became a New York Times #1 and international best seller, as well as the subject of a PBS special. His new book, “A Short Guide to a Long Life,” was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2014. Dr. Agus specializes in treating patients with advanced cancer with an emphasis on prostate cancer. The National Cancer Institute and other private foundations support Dr. Agus’ vital laboratory research, as well as the development of clinical trials for new drugs and treatments for cancer. Dr. Agus is co-Director of the National Cancer Institute USC Physical Sciences in Oncology Center together with Danny Hillis and is PI of an NCI R01 modeling cancer. He has leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and other national organizations. Dr. Agus received his BA at Princeton University, his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, medicinal residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, and oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Education:

M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
B.A. cum laude with Honors in Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Internships:

Osler Intern in Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1992 - 1993

Residencies:

Osler Resident in Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1993 - 1994

Fellowships:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Special Fellow in Medical Oncology, 1996 - 1997
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Fellow in Medical Oncology, 1994 - 1996
Cornell University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, NY, Fellow in Medicine, 1994 - 1997

Professional society memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology
American Medical Association
American Urological Association
Society for Basic Urologic Research

Awards:

Geoffrey Beene Foundation's Rock Stars of Science(tm) , 2009
Ellison Medical Foundation Award, 2009
Health Network Foundation Service Award, 2008
International Myeloma Foundation, Pioneer Award, 2005
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, 2001, 2002, and 2003 Grant Awards
Joseph Kaplan Lectureship on Prostate Cancer, 2001
CaP CURE 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 Grant Awards
CaP CURE Young Investigator Award, 1998-2001
Stein Foundation Medical Research Award, 1997-2003
American Cancer Society Physician Research Training Award, 1996-2001
Clinical Scholar of the Sloan-Kettering Institute, 1996
Florence A. Carter Fellowship, American Medical Association, 1995
Clinical Oncology Fellowship, American Cancer Society, 1994
John G. Clark Award (for meritorious research in any field), 1991
Health Research Scholar, Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Institutes, 1990
Four Schools Physician-Scientist Training Program Award, 1990
Achievement Award, American Association of Allergy and Immunology, 1988
Cancer Education Grant, National Cancer Institute, 1988
Visiting Research Appointment, Basel Institute for Immunology, 1985
Westinghouse National Science Award, 1983