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Tomasz M. Beer M.D., F.A.C.P.

    • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology School of Medicine
    • Grover C. Bagby Chair of Prostate Cancer Research
    • Cancer Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine

Dr. Beer’s major research interests include clinical trials, preclinical investigation and risk factors in prostate cancer. His program investigates a broad range of novel agents for prostate cancer, including immune therapies, nutritional supplements, hormonal agents, chemotherapy drugs and target biologic drugs that seek to exploit prostate cancer’s unique vulnerabilities.

Dr. Beer’s clinical research program is tightly linked with laboratory investigations designed to reveal new treatment targets and strategies.

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  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland 1991
  • Residency:

    • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
  • Fellowship:

    • Hematology and medical oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
  • Certifications:

    • Oncology

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • Oregon Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • American Urological Association
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group


  • "The association between health-related quality-of-life scores and clinical outcomes in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients : Exploratory analyses of AFFIRM and PREVAIL studies." European Journal of Cancer  In: , Vol. 87, 01.12.2017, p. 21-29.
  • "Concordance of Circulating Tumor DNA and Matched Metastatic Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer." Journal of the National Cancer Institute In: , Vol. 109, No. 12, 01.12.2017.
  • "Management of anticoagulation in patients with prostate cancer receiving enzalutamide." Journal of Oncology Practice In: , Vol. 13, No. 11, 01.11.2017, p. 720-727.
  • "Analysis of circulating cell-free DnA identifies multiclonal heterogeneity of BRCA2 reversion mutations associated with resistance to PARP inhibitors." Cancer Discovery In: , Vol. 7, No. 9, 01.09.2017, p. 999-1005.
  • "Management of castration-resistant, taxane-resistant prostate cancer." ONCOLOGY (United States) In: , Vol. 31, No. 8, 15.08.2017, p. 1-5.
  • "Phase II trial of the PI3 kinase inhibitor buparlisib (BKM-120) with or without enzalutamide in men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer." European Journal of Cancer In: , Vol. 81, 01.08.2017, p. 228-236.
  • "Precision, complexity and stigma in advanced prostate cancer terminology : It is time to move away from 'castration-resistant' prostate cancer." Annals of Oncology  In: , Vol. 28, No. 8, mdx312, 01.08.2017, p. 1692-1694.
  • "Post hoc analyses of East Asian patients from the randomized placebo-controlled PREVAIL trial of enzalutamide in patients with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer." Medicine (United States)  In: , Vol. 96, No. 27, e7223, 01.07.2017.
  • "Health-related quality of life effects of enzalutamide in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer : An in-depth post hoc analysis of EQ-5D data from the PREVAIL trial." Health and Quality of Life Outcomes  In: , Vol. 15, No. 1, 130, 23.06.2017.
  • "Skeletal-related events significantly impact health-related quality of life in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer : Data from PREVAIL and AFFIRM trials." Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases In: , Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 110-116.
  • "Radiographic progression with nonrising PSA in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer : post hoc analysis of PREVAIL." Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases In: , 24.01.2017.
  • "Randomized, double-blind, phase III trial of ipilimumab versus placebo in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic patients with metastatic chemotherapy-naive castration-resistant prostate cancer." Journal of Clinical Oncology  In: , Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 40-47.
  • "Taking Care of Our Friends and Neighbors : DeVita's The Death of Cancer and the Challenge of Letting Go." JAMA oncology  In: , Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 16-17.
  • "Should Chemotherapy Be Used in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer?" JAMA oncology In: , Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 11-12.
  • "Falls and Frailty in Prostate Cancer Survivors : Current, Past, and Never Users of Androgen Deprivation Therapy." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society In: , 2017.
  • "Management of Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer : The Report of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference APCCC 2017." European Urology  In: , 2017.
  • "High-Dose Abiraterone Acetate in Men With Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer." Clinical Genitourinary Cancer In: , 2017.
  • "Custirsen (OGX-011) combined with cabazitaxel and prednisone versus cabazitaxel and prednisone alone in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with docetaxel (AFFINITY) : A randomised, open-label, international, phase 3 trial." The Lancet Oncology  In: , 2017.
  • "Clinical Outcomes of Chemotherapy Naïve Men with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer and Low Baseline Prostate Specific Antigen Treated with Enzalutamide vs Placebo." Journal of Urology In: , 2017.
  • "The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer consensus statement on immunotherapy for the treatment of prostate carcinoma." Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer In: , Vol. 4, No. 1, 92, 20.12.2016.
  • "CT-Guided Bone Biopsies in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer : Factors Predictive of Maximum Tumor Yield." Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology In: , 19.12.2016.
  • "Effect of Visceral Disease Site on Outcomes in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Treated With Enzalutamide in the PREVAIL Trial." Clinical Genitourinary Cancer In: , 14.12.2016.
  • "Targeting Adaptive Pathways in Metastatic Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer : Update on the Stand Up 2 Cancer/Prostate Cancer Foundation–Supported West Coast Prostate Cancer Dream Team." European Urology Focus In: , Vol. 2, No. 5, 01.12.2016, p. 469-471.
  • "Effects of ω-3 Fatty Acids and Catechins on Fatty Acid Synthase in the Prostate : A Randomized Controlled Trial." Nutrition and Cancer  In: , Vol. 68, No. 8, 16.11.2016, p. 1309-1319.
  • "Docetaxel and mitoxantrone before radical prostatectomy in men with high-risk prostate cancer : 10-year follow-up and immune correlates." Anti-Cancer Drugs In: , 23.09.2016.
  • "Perpetuating effects of androgen deficiency on insulin resistance." International Journal of Obesity In: , 13.09.2016.
  • "Raising the bar for therapeutic trials in advanced prostate cancer." Journal of Clinical Oncology In: , Vol. 34, No. 25, 01.09.2016, p. 2958-2960.
  • "Early evidence of anti-PD-1 activity in enzalutamide-resistant prostate cancer." Oncotarget In: , Vol. 7, No. 33, 01.08.2016, p. 52810-52817.
  • "Enzalutamide in Japanese patients with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer : A post-hoc analysis of the placebo-controlled PREVAIL trial." International Journal of Urology  In: , Vol. 23, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 395-403.
  • "Trial design and objectives for castration-resistant prostate cancer : Updated recommendations from the prostate cancer clinical trials working group 3." Journal of Clinical Oncology In: , Vol. 34, No. 12, 20.04.2016, p. 1402-1418.

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