Thomas Flaig, MD
Professor, Medicine-Medical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Saint John's University (MN) (1995)
Internship:
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Program (2000)
Residency:
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2003)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Hematology and Oncology (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Medical Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chancellor for Research

Publications

  • Boxley PJ, Smith DE, Gao D, Kessler ER, Echalier B, Bernard B, Ormond DR, Lam ET, Kavanagh BD, Flaig TW. Prostate Cancer Central Nervous System Metastasis in a Contemporary Cohort. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2020 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33069585
  • Boxley P, Plets M, Flaig TW. Review of SWOG S1314: Lessons from a Randomized Phase II Study of Co-Expression Extrapolation (COXEN) with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Localized, Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Bladder Cancer. 2020 Jun 11;6(2):123-129. PubMed PMID: 32793789
  • Stenzl A, Dunshee C, De Giorgi U, Alekseev B, Iguchi T, Szmulewitz RZ, Flaig TW, Tombal B, Morlock R, Ivanescu C, Ramaswamy K, Saad F, Armstrong AJ. Effect of Enzalutamide plus Androgen Deprivation Therapy on Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer: An Analysis of the ARCHES Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Phase 3 Study. Eur Urol. 2020 Oct;78(4):603-614. PubMed PMID: 32336645
  • Yu EY, Hancock ML, Aronson W, Flaig T, Belkoff L, Tutrone R, Taylor R, Hardigan PC, Getzenberg RH. Phase 2 Trial of GTx-758, an Estrogen Receptor Alpha Agonist, in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2020 Dec;18(6):436-443. PubMed PMID: 32321673
  • Meeks JJ, Al-Ahmadie H, Faltas BM, Taylor JA 3rd, Flaig TW, DeGraff DJ, Christensen E, Woolbright BL, McConkey DJ, Dyrskjøt L. Genomic heterogeneity in bladder cancer: challenges and possible solutions to improve outcomes. Nat Rev Urol. 2020 May;17(5):259-270. PubMed PMID: 32235944
  • Flaig TW, Spiess PE, Agarwal N, Bangs R, Boorjian SA, Buyyounouski MK, Chang S, Downs TM, Efstathiou JA, Friedlander T, Greenberg RE, Guru KA, Guzzo T, Herr HW, Hoffman-Censits J, Hoimes C, Inman BA, Jimbo M, Kader AK, Lele SM, Michalski J, Montgomery JS, Nandagopal L, Pagliaro LC, Pal SK, Patterson A, Plimack ER, Pohar KS, Preston MA, Sexton WJ, Siefker-Radtke AO, Tward J, Wright JL, Gurski LA, Johnson-Chilla A. Bladder Cancer, Version 3.2020, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Mar;18(3):329-354. PubMed PMID: 32135513
  • Rosenberg J, Sridhar SS, Zhang J, Smith D, Ruether D, Flaig TW, Baranda J, Lang J, Plimack ER, Sangha R, Heath EI, Merchan J, Quinn DI, Srinivas S, Milowsky M, Wu C, Gartner EM, Zuo P, Melhem-Bertrandt A, Petrylak DP. EV-101: A Phase I Study of Single-Agent Enfortumab Vedotin in Patients With Nectin-4-Positive Solid Tumors, Including Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Apr 1;38(10):1041-1049. PubMed PMID: 32031899
  • Heath E, Heilbrun L, Mannuel H, Liu G, Lara P, Monk JP, Flaig T, Zurita A, Mack P, Vaishampayan U, Stella P, Smith D, Bolton S, Hussain A, Al-Janadi A, Silbiger D, Usman M, Ivy SP. Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Docetaxel plus Prednisone with or Without Cediranib in Men with Chemotherapy-Naive Metastatic Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Oncologist. 2019 Sep;24(9):1149-e807. PubMed PMID: 31152080
  • Flaig TW. NCCN Guidelines Updates: Management of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 May 1;17(5.5):591-593. PubMed PMID: 31117036
  • Gulley JL, Borre M, Vogelzang NJ, Ng S, Agarwal N, Parker CC, Pook DW, Rathenborg P, Flaig TW, Carles J, Saad F, Shore ND, Chen L, Heery CR, Gerritsen WR, Priou F, Langkilde NC, Novikov A, Kantoff PW. Phase III Trial of PROSTVAC in Asymptomatic or Minimally Symptomatic Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2019 May 1;37(13):1051-1061. PubMed PMID: 30817251
  • Cho SK, Su LJ, Mao C, Wolenski CD, Flaig TW, Park W. Multifunctional nanoclusters of NaYF(4):Yb(3 ),Er(3 ) upconversion nanoparticle and gold nanorod for simultaneous imaging and targeted chemotherapy of bladder cancer. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2019 Apr;97:784-792. PubMed PMID: 30678969
  • Bernard B, Flaig TW. Point-Prostate Cancer Genomic Analysis: Routine or Research Only?. Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 Dec 17;32(12):607-9. PubMed PMID: 30632132
  • Kessler ER, Su LJ, Gao D, Torkko KC, Wacker M, Anduha M, Chronister N, Maroni P, Crawford ED, Flaig TW, Glode LM, Lam ET. Phase II Trial of Acai Juice Product in Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer. Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Dec;17(4):1103-1108. PubMed PMID: 30289005
  • Flaig TW, Spiess PE, Agarwal N, Bangs R, Boorjian SA, Buyyounouski MK, Downs TM, Efstathiou JA, Friedlander T, Greenberg RE, Guru KA, Hahn N, Herr HW, Hoimes C, Inman BA, Jimbo M, Kader AK, Lele SM, Meeks JJ, Michalski J, Montgomery JS, Pagliaro LC, Pal SK, Patterson A, Petrylak DP, Plimack ER, Pohar KS, Porter MP, Preston MA, Sexton WJ, Siefker-Radtke AO, Tward J, Wile G, Johnson-Chilla A, Dwyer MA, Gurski LA. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Bladder Cancer, Version 5.2018. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Sep;16(9):1041-1053. PubMed PMID: 30181416
  • Castro-Alonso FJ, Dominguez-Pineda J, Rosales-Sotomayor G, Flaig TW, Bourlon MT. Initiation of ADT in a Man With Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer and Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 May 15;32(5):243-6. PubMed PMID: 29847858
  • Guo CC, Al-Ahmadie HA, Flaig TW, Kamat AM. Contribution of bladder cancer pathology assessment in planning clinical trials. Urol Oncol. 2018 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29395955
  • Nabi S, Kessler ER, Bernard B, Flaig TW, Lam ET. Renal cell carcinoma: a review of biology and pathophysiology. F1000Res. 2018;7:307. PubMed PMID: 29568504
  • Hussain M, Tangen CM, Thompson IM Jr, Swanson GP, Wood DP, Sakr W, Dawson NA, Haas NB, Flaig TW, Dorff TB, Lin DW, Crawford ED, Quinn DI, Vogelzang NJ, Glode LM. Phase III Intergroup Trial of Adjuvant Androgen Deprivation With or Without Mitoxantrone Plus Prednisone in Patients With High-Risk Prostate Cancer After Radical Prostatectomy: SWOG S9921. J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 20;36(15):1498-1504. PubMed PMID: 29624463
  • Flaig TW. The Changing Treatment Landscape for Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 May;16(5S):636-638. PubMed PMID: 29784744
  • Knox JJ, Barrios CH, Kim TM, Cosgriff T, Srimuninnimit V, Pittman K, Sabbatini R, Rha SY, Flaig TW, Page RD, Beck JT, Cheung F, Yadav S, Patel P, Geoffrois L, Niolat J, Berkowitz N, Marker M, Chen D, Motzer RJ. Final overall survival analysis for the phase II RECORD-3 study of first-line everolimus followed by sunitinib versus first-line sunitinib followed by everolimus in metastatic RCC. Ann Oncol. 2018 Nov 1;29(11):2269. PubMed PMID: 29390043
  • Spiess PE, Agarwal N, Bangs R, Boorjian SA, Buyyounouski MK, Clark PE, Downs TM, Efstathiou JA, Flaig TW, Friedlander T, Greenberg RE, Guru KA, Hahn N, Herr HW, Hoimes C, Inman BA, Jimbo M, Kader AK, Lele SM, Meeks JJ, Michalski J, Montgomery JS, Pagliaro LC, Pal SK, Patterson A, Plimack ER, Pohar KS, Porter MP, Preston MA, Sexton WJ, Siefker-Radtke AO, Sonpavde G, Tward J, Wile G, Dwyer MA, Gurski LA. Bladder Cancer, Version 5.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Oct;15(10):1240-1267. PubMed PMID: 28982750
  • Flaig TW, Salzmann-Sullivan M, Su LJ, Zhang Z, Joshi M, Gijón MA, Kim J, Arcaroli JJ, Van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Schlaepfer IR. Lipid catabolism inhibition sensitizes prostate cancer cells to antiandrogen blockade. Oncotarget. 2017 Aug 22;8(34):56051-56065. PubMed PMID: 28915573
  • Flaig TW, Kamat AM, Hansel D, Ingersoll MA, Barton Grossman H, Mendelsohn C, DeGraff D, Liao JC, Taylor JA 3rd. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Albert Institute for Bladder Cancer Research Symposium. Bladder Cancer. 2017 Jul 27;3(3):211-223. PubMed PMID: 28824949
  • Yang X, Su LJ, La Rosa FG, Smith EE, Schlaepfer IR, Cho SK, Kavanagh B, Park W, Flaig TW. The Antineoplastic Activity of Photothermal Ablative Therapy with Targeted Gold Nanorods in an Orthotopic Urinary Bladder Cancer Model. Bladder Cancer. 2017 Jul 27;3(3):201-210. PubMed PMID: 28824948
  • Kessler ER, Gao D, Flaig TW, Breaker K, Wold M, Wacker M, Lam ET. Phase II study of cabazitaxel with or without abiraterone acetate and prednisone in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer after prior docetaxel and abiraterone acetate. Ann Oncol. 2017 Mar 1;28(3):668. PubMed PMID: 28426121
  • Flaig TW, Plets M, Hussain MHA, Agarwal N, Mitsiades N, Deshpande HA, Vaishampayan UN, Thompson IM Jr. Abiraterone Acetate for Metastatic Prostate Cancer in Patients With Suboptimal Biochemical Response to Hormone Induction. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Nov 9;3(11):e170231. PubMed PMID: 28358937
  • Alumkal JJ, Chowdhury S, Loriot Y, Sternberg CN, de Bono JS, Tombal B, Carles J, Flaig TW, Dorff TB, Phung, Forer D, Noonberg SB, Mansbach H, Beer TM, Higano CS. Effect of Visceral Disease Site on Outcomes in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Treated With Enzalutamide in the PREVAIL Trial. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Oct;15(5):610-617.e3. PubMed PMID: 28344102
  • Knox JJ, Barrios CH, Kim TM, Cosgriff T, Srimuninnimit V, Pittman K, Sabbatini R, Rha SY, Flaig TW, Page RD, Beck JT, Cheung F, Yadav S, Patel P, Geoffrois L, Niolat J, Berkowitz N, Marker M, Chen D, Motzer RJ. Final overall survival analysis for the phase II RECORD-3 study of first-line everolimus followed by sunitinib versus first-line sunitinib followed by everolimus in metastatic RCC. Ann Oncol. 2017 Jun 1;28(6):1339-1345. PubMed PMID: 28327953
  • Amini A, Raben D, Crawford ED, Flaig TW, Kessler ER, Lam ET, Maroni P, Pugh TJ. Patient characterization and usage trends of proton beam therapy for localized prostate cancer in the United States: A study of the National Cancer Database. Urol Oncol. 2017 Jun;35(6):438-446. PubMed PMID: 28214281
  • Flaig TW, Potluri RC, Ng Y, Todd MB, Mehra M, Higano CS. Disease and Treatment Characteristics of Men Diagnosed With Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer in Real Life: Analysis From a Commercial Claims Database. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Apr;15(2):273-279.e1. PubMed PMID: 27876504
  • Solomon JP, Lowenthal BM, Kader AK, Parsons JK, Flaig TW, Siefker-Radtke AO, Dyrskjøt L, Hansel DE. Challenges in the Diagnosis of Urothelial Carcinoma Variants: Can Emerging Molecular Data Complement Pathology Review?. Urology. 2017 Apr;102:7-16. PubMed PMID: 27769917
  • de Bono JS, Smith MR, Saad F, Rathkopf DE, Mulders PFA, Small EJ, Shore ND, Fizazi K, De Porre P, Kheoh T, Li J, Todd MB, Ryan CJ, Flaig TW. Subsequent Chemotherapy and Treatment Patterns After Abiraterone Acetate in Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: Post Hoc Analysis of COU-AA-302. Eur Urol. 2017 Apr;71(4):656-664. PubMed PMID: 27402060
  • Graff JN, Baciarello G, Armstrong AJ, Higano CS, Iversen P, Flaig TW, Forer D, Parli T, Phung D, Tombal B, Beer TM, Sternberg CN. Efficacy and safety of enzalutamide in patients 75 years or older with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: results from PREVAIL. Ann Oncol. 2016 Feb;27(2):286-94. PubMed PMID: 26578735
  • Bourlon MT, Flaig TW. The Epidemiological, Mechanistic and Potential Clinical Role of Androgen Receptor (AR) in Urothelial Carcinoma. Curr Drug Targets. 2016;17(2):196-205. PubMed PMID: 26044568
  • Flaig TW, Potluri RC, Ng Y, Todd MB, Mehra M, Higano CS. Disease and Treatment Characteristics of Men Diagnosed With Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer in Real Life: Analysis From a Commercial Claims Database. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2016 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27876504
  • Solomon JP, Lowenthal BM, Kader AK, Parsons JK, Flaig TW, Siefker-Radtke AO, Dyrskjøt L, Hansel DE. Challenges in the Diagnosis of Urothelial Carcinoma Variants: Can Emerging Molecular Data Complement Pathology Review?. Urology. 2016 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27769917
  • Bourlon MT, Gao D, Trigero S, Clemons JE, Breaker K, Lam ET, Flaig TW. Clinical significance of sunitinib-associated macrocytosis in metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Cancer Med. 2016 Dec;5(12):3386-3393. PubMed PMID: 27758076
  • Clark PE, Spiess PE, Agarwal N, Bangs R, Boorjian SA, Buyyounouski MK, Efstathiou JA, Flaig TW, Friedlander T, Greenberg RE, Guru KA, Hahn N, Herr HW, Hoimes C, Inman BA, Kader AK, Kibel AS, Kuzel TM, Lele SM, Meeks JJ, Michalski J, Montgomery JS, Pagliaro LC, Pal SK, Patterson A, Petrylak D, Plimack ER, Pohar KS, Porter MP, Sexton WJ, Siefker-Radtke AO, Sonpavde G, Tward J, Wile G, Dwyer MA, Smith C. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Bladder Cancer, Version 2.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Oct;14(10):1213-1224. PubMed PMID: 27697976
  • de Bono JS, Smith MR, Saad F, Rathkopf DE, Mulders PF, Small EJ, Shore ND, Fizazi K, De Porre P, Kheoh T, Li J, Todd MB, Ryan CJ, Flaig TW. Subsequent Chemotherapy and Treatment Patterns After Abiraterone Acetate in Patients with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: Post Hoc Analysis of COU-AA-302. Eur Urol. 2016 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27402060
  • Rusthoven CG, Jones BL, Flaig TW, Crawford ED, Koshy M, Sher DJ, Mahmood U, Chen RC, Chapin BF, Kavanagh BD, Pugh TJ. Improved Survival With Prostate Radiation in Addition to Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Men With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2835-42. PubMed PMID: 27325855
  • Flaig TW, Potluri RC, Ng Y, Todd MB, Mehra M. Treatment evolution for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer with recent introduction of novel agents: retrospective analysis of real-world data. Cancer Med. 2016 Feb;5(2):182-91. PubMed PMID: 26710718
  • Fizazi K, Flaig TW, Stöckle M, Scher HI, de Bono JS, Rathkopf DE, Ryan CJ, Kheoh T, Li J, Todd MB, Griffin TW, Molina A, Ohlmann CH. Does Gleason score at initial diagnosis predict efficacy of abiraterone acetate therapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? An analysis of abiraterone acetate phase III trials. Ann Oncol. 2016 Apr;27(4):699-705. PubMed PMID: 26609008
  • Graff JN, Baciarello G, Armstrong AJ, Higano CS, Iversen P, Flaig TW, Forer D, Parli T, Phung D, Tombal B, Beer TM, Sternberg CN. Efficacy and safety of enzalutamide in patients 75 years or older with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: results from PREVAIL. Ann Oncol. 2016 Feb;27(2):286-94. PubMed PMID: 26578735
  • Bourlon MT, Flaig TW. The Epidemiological, Mechanistic and Potential Clinical Role of Androgen Receptor (AR) in Urothelial Carcinoma. Curr Drug Targets. 2016;17(2):196-205. PubMed PMID: 26044568
  • Flaig TW, Potluri RC, Ng Y, Todd MB, Mehra M. Treatment evolution for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer with recent introduction of novel agents: retrospective analysis of real-world data. Cancer Med. 2015 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26710718
  • Lam ET, Flaig TW. Upfront Chemotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Dec;29(12). PubMed PMID: 26676900
  • Fizazi K, Flaig TW, Stöckle M, Scher HI, de Bono JS, Rathkopf DE, Ryan CJ, Kheoh T, Li J, Todd MB, Griffin TW, Molina A, Ohlmann CH. Does Gleason score at initial diagnosis predict efficacy of abiraterone acetate therapy in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer? An analysis of abiraterone acetate phase III trials. Ann Oncol. 2015 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26609008
  • Altoos B, Amini A, Yacoub M, Bourlon MT, Kessler EE, Flaig TW, Fisher CM, Kavanagh BD, Lam ET, Karam SD. Local Control Rates of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) to Thoracic, Abdominal, and Soft Tissue Lesions Using Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT). Radiat Oncol. 2015 Oct 28;10:218. PubMed PMID: 26510665
  • Amini A, Altoos B, Bourlon MT, Bedrick E, Bhatia S, Kessler ER, Flaig TW, Fisher CM, Kavanagh BD, Lam ET, Karam SD. Local control rates of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the bone using stereotactic body radiation therapy: Is RCC truly radioresistant?. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Nov-Dec;5(6):e589-96. PubMed PMID: 26142027
  • Kamat AM, Flaig TW, Grossman HB, Konety B, Lamm D, O'Donnell MA, Uchio E, Efstathiou JA, Taylor JA 3rd. Expert consensus document: Consensus statement on best practice management regarding the use of intravesical immunotherapy with BCG for bladder cancer. Nat Rev Urol. 2015 Apr;12(4):225-35. PubMed PMID: 25800393
  • Ryan CJ, Smith MR, Fizazi K, Saad F, Mulders PF, Sternberg CN, Miller K, Logothetis CJ, Shore ND, Small EJ, Carles J, Flaig TW, Taplin ME, Higano CS, de Souza P, de Bono JS, Griffin TW, De Porre P, Yu MK, Park YC, Li J, Kheoh T, Naini V, Molina A, Rathkopf DE. Abiraterone acetate plus prednisone versus placebo plus prednisone in chemotherapy-naive men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (COU-AA-302): final overall survival analysis of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Feb;16(2):152-60. PubMed PMID: 25601341
  • Rusthoven CG, Waxweiler TV, DeWitt PE, Flaig TW, Raben D, Kavanagh BD. Gleason stratifications prognostic for survival in men receiving definitive external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2015 Feb;33(2):71.e11-9. PubMed PMID: 25151595
  • Apolo AB, Hoffman V, Kaag MG, Latini DM, Lee CT, Rosenberg JE, Knowles M, Theodorescu D, Czerniak BA, Efstathiou JA, Albert ML, Sridhar SS, Margulis V, Matin SF, Galsky MD, Hansel D, Kamat AM, Flaig TW, Smith AB, Messing E, Zipursky Quale D, Lotan Y. Summary of the 8th Annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank: Collaborating to move research forward. Urol Oncol. 2015 Feb;33(2):53-64. PubMed PMID: 25065704
  • Goodman OB Jr, Flaig TW, Molina A, Mulders PF, Fizazi K, Suttmann H, Li J, Kheoh T, de Bono JS, Scher HI. Exploratory analysis of the visceral disease subgroup in a phase III study of abiraterone acetate in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Mar;17(1):34-9. PubMed PMID: 24080993
  • Siegel AB, Narayan R, Rodriguez R, Goyal A, Jacobson Drph JS, Kelly K, Ladas E, Lunghofer PJ, Hansen RJ, Gustafson DL, Flaig TW, Yann Tsai W, Wu DP, Lee V, Greenlee H. A phase I dose-finding study of silybin phosphatidylcholine (milk thistle) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 Jan;13(1):46-53. PubMed PMID: 23757319
  • Bourlon MT, Amini A, Kavanagh BD, Flaig TW. Pancreatic metastases from renal cell carcinoma treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Nov 7;28(11). PubMed PMID: 25560737
  • Bourlon MT, Flaig TW. Visceral metastases in prostate cancer: an underestimated and understudied subgroup. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Nov 7;28(11). PubMed PMID: 25403630
  • Rusthoven CG, Waxweiler TV, DeWitt PE, Flaig TW, Raben D, Kavanagh BD. Gleason stratifications prognostic for survival in men receiving definitive external beam radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2014 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25151595
  • Lam ET, Wong MK, Agarwal N, Redman BG, Logan T, Gao D, Flaig TW, Lewis K, Poust J, Monk P, Jarkowski A, Sendilnathan A, Bolden M, Kuzel TM, Olencki T. Retrospective analysis of the safety and efficacy of high-dose interleukin-2 after prior tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma. J Immunother. 2014 Sep;37(7):360-5. PubMed PMID: 25075565
  • Apolo AB, Hoffman V, Kaag MG, Latini DM, Lee CT, Rosenberg JE, Knowles M, Theodorescu D, Czerniak BA, Efstathiou JA, Albert ML, Sridhar SS, Margulis V, Matin SF, Galsky MD, Hansel D, Kamat AM, Flaig TW, Smith AB, Messing E, Zipursky Quale D, Lotan Y. Summary of the 8th Annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank: Collaborating to move research forward. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25065704
  • Motzer RJ, Barrios CH, Kim TM, Falcon S, Cosgriff T, Harker WG, Srimuninnimit V, Pittman K, Sabbatini R, Rha SY, Flaig TW, Page R, Bavbek S, Beck JT, Patel P, Cheung FY, Yadav S, Schiff EM, Wang X, Niolat J, Sellami D, Anak O, Knox JJ. Phase II randomized trial comparing sequential first-line everolimus and second-line sunitinib versus first-line sunitinib and second-line everolimus in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Sep 1;32(25):2765-72. PubMed PMID: 25049330
  • Willis DL, Flaig TW, Hansel DE, Milowsky MI, Grubb RL, Al-Ahmadie HA, Plimack ER, Koppie TM, McConkey DJ, Dinney CP, Hoffman VA, Droller MJ, Messing E, Kamat AM. Micropapillary bladder cancer: current treatment patterns and review of the literature. Urol Oncol. 2014 Aug;32(6):826-32. PubMed PMID: 24931270
  • Kessler ER, Flaig TW. Geriatric considerations in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. F1000Prime Rep. 2014;6:33. PubMed PMID: 24860655
  • Cost NG, Maroni P, Flaig TW. Metastatic relapse after initial clinical stage I testicular Leydig cell tumor. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Mar;28(3):211, 214. PubMed PMID: 24855728
  • Siegel AB, Narayan R, Rodriguez R, Goyal A, Jacobson JS, Kelly K, Ladas E, Lunghofer PJ, Hansen RJ, Gustafson DL, Flaig TW, Tsai WY, Wu DP, Lee V, Greenlee H. A phase I dose-finding study of silybin phosphatidylcholine (milk thistle) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 Jan;13(1):46-53. PubMed PMID: 23757319
  • Rusthoven CG, Carlson JA, Waxweiler TV, Yeh N, Raben D, Flaig TW, Kavanagh BD. The prognostic significance of Gleason scores in metastatic prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2014 Jul;32(5):707-13. PubMed PMID: 24629494
  • Rathkopf DE, Smith MR, de Bono JS, Logothetis CJ, Shore ND, de Souza P, Fizazi K, Mulders PF, Mainwaring P, Hainsworth JD, Beer TM, North S, Fradet Y, Van Poppel H, Carles J, Flaig TW, Efstathiou E, Yu EY, Higano CS, Taplin ME, Griffin TW, Todd MB, Yu MK, Park YC, Kheoh T, Small EJ, Scher HI, Molina A, Ryan CJ, Saad F. Updated Interim Efficacy Analysis and Long-term Safety of Abiraterone Acetate in Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Patients Without Prior Chemotherapy (COU-AA-302). Eur Urol. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24647231
  • Moy B, Flaig TW, Muss HB, Clark B, Tse W, Windham TC. Geriatric oncology for the 21st century: a call for action. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Jul;10(4):241-3. PubMed PMID: 24781365
  • Cho SK, Emoto K, Su LJ, Yang X, Flaig TW, Park W. Functionalized gold nanorods for thermal ablation treatment of bladder cancer. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2014 Jul;10(7):1267-76. PubMed PMID: 24804547
  • Bhatia S, Curti B, Ernstoff MS, Gordon M, Heath EI, Miller WH Jr, Puzanov I, Quinn DI, Flaig TW, VanVeldhuizen P, Byrnes-Blake K, Freeman JA, Bittner R, Hunder N, Souza S, Thompson JA. Recombinant interleukin-21 plus sorafenib for metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a phase 1/2 study. J Immunother Cancer. 2014;2:2. PubMed PMID: 24829759
  • Lam ET, Kessler ER, Flaig TW, La Rosa FG. Collision renal cell papillary and medullary carcinoma in a 66-year-old man. Oncology (Williston Park). 2013 Sep;27(9):893, 896, 898. PubMed PMID: 24282987
  • Yang X, La Rosa FG, Genova EE, Huber K, Schaack J, Degregori J, Serkova NJ, Li Y, Su LJ, Kessler E, Flaig TW. Simultaneous activation of Kras and inactivation of p53 induces soft tissue sarcoma and bladder urothelial hyperplasia. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e74809. PubMed PMID: 24058630
  • Berge EM, Bowles DW, Flaig TW, Lam ET, Jimeno A. Tivozanib: practical implications for renal cell carcinoma and other solid tumors. Drugs Today (Barc). 2013 May;49(5):303-15. PubMed PMID: 23724410
  • Verdoorn BP, Kessler ER, Flaig TW. Targeted therapy in advanced urothelial carcinoma. Oncology (Williston Park). 2013 Mar;27(3):219-26. PubMed PMID: 23687793
  • Breaker K, Naam M, La Rosa FG, Flaig IP, Flaig TW. Skin cancer associated with the use of sorafenib and sunitinib for renal cell carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Jul;39(7):981-7. PubMed PMID: 23464361
  • Ryan CJ, Smith MR, de Bono JS, Molina A, Logothetis CJ, de Souza P, Fizazi K, Mainwaring P, Piulats JM, Ng S, Carles J, Mulders PF, Basch E, Small EJ, Saad F, Schrijvers D, Van Poppel H, Mukherjee SD, Suttmann H, Gerritsen WR, Flaig TW, George DJ, Yu EY, Efstathiou E, Pantuck A, Winquist E, Higano CS, Taplin ME, Park Y, Kheoh T, Griffin T, Scher HI, Rathkopf DE, COU-AA-302 Investigators. Abiraterone in metastatic prostate cancer without previous chemotherapy. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 10;368(2):138-48. PubMed PMID: 23228172
  • Hensel JA, Flaig TW, Theodorescu D. Clinical opportunities and challenges in targeting tumour dormancy. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan;10(1):41-51. PubMed PMID: 23183631
  • Yang X, Kessler E, Su LJ, Thorburn A, Frankel AE, Li Y, La Rosa FG, Shen J, Li CY, Varella-Garcia M, Glodé LM, Flaig TW. Diphtheria toxin-epidermal growth factor fusion protein DAB389EGF for the treatment of bladder cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 1;19(1):148-57. PubMed PMID: 23172881
  • Dasari A, Gore L, Messersmith WA, Diab S, Jimeno A, Weekes CD, Lewis KD, Drabkin HA, Flaig TW, Camidge DR. A phase I study of sorafenib and vorinostat in patients with advanced solid tumors with expanded cohorts in renal cell carcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2013 Feb;31(1):115-25. PubMed PMID: 22415798
  • Svatek RS, Rosenberg JE, Galsky MD, Lee CT, Latini DM, Bochner BH, Weizer AZ, Apolo AB, Sridhar SS, Kamat AM, Hansel D, Flaig TW, Smith ND, Lotan Y. Summary of the 6th Annual Bladder Cancer Think Tank: new directions in urologic research. Urol Oncol. 2013 Oct;31(7):968-73. PubMed PMID: 22300756
  • Clemons J, Glodé LM, Gao D, Flaig TW. Low-dose diethylstilbestrol for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2013 Feb;31(2):198-204. PubMed PMID: 21795073
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Tony Grampsas Urologic Cancer Care Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Ct
1st Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0170

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Medical Oncology, Board Certification (2006)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Bladder Cancer
  • Cancers - Kidney Cancer
  • Cancers - Prostate Cancer
  • Cancers - Testicular Cancer
  • Cancers - Urologic Cancer
  • Cancers

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Saint John's University (MN) (1995)
Internships:
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Program (2000)
Residency Programs:
  • Hennepin County Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2003)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Hematology and Oncology (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Medical Oncology
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