Tian Zhang, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail DUMC 103861, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-4667
Email address tian.zhang2@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2012 - 2015
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2012
  • M.H.S., Duke University School of Medicine, 2019
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2009



Bakthavatsalam, Subha, Mark L. Sleeper, Azim Dharani, Daniel J. George, Tian Zhang, and Katherine J. Franz. “Leveraging γ-Glutamyl Transferase To Direct Cytotoxicity of Copper Dithiocarbamates against Prostate Cancer Cells.” Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 57, no. 39 (September 24, 2018): 12780–84. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201807582.

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Ware, Kathryn E., Santosh Gupta, Jared Eng, Wen-Chi Foo, Lorin Crawford, Garland Austin, Bhairavy Puviindran, et al. “Abstract B038: Convergent hormone therapy resistance mediated by stress/dormancy-like pathways in prostate cancer.” In Poster Presentations  Proffered Abstracts. American Association for Cancer Research, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.prca2017-b038.

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George, Daniel J., Elisabeth I. Heath, A Oliver Sartor, Guru Sonpavde, William R. Berry, Patrick Healy, Carolyn Winters, et al. “Abi Race: A prospective, multicenter study of black (B) and white (W) patients (pts) with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with abiraterone acetate and prednisone (AAP).” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 36. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2018.


Myung, Ja Hye, Michael J. Eblan, Joseph M. Caster, Sin-Jung Park, Michael J. Poellmann, Kyle Wang, Kevin A. Tam, et al. “Multivalent Binding and Biomimetic Cell Rolling Improves the Sensitivity and Specificity of Circulating Tumor Cell Capture.” Clin Cancer Res 24, no. 11 (June 1, 2018): 2539–47. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-3078.

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Labriola, Matthew, Wen-Chi Foo, Daniel J. George, and Tian Zhang. “Pazopanib in the Treatment of Bilateral Multifocal Renal Oncocytomas: A Case Report.” Clin Genitourin Cancer 16, no. 3 (June 2018): e509–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clgc.2018.02.017.

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Hong, David S., Patrick Schoffski, Aitana Calvo, John Sarantopoulos, María Ochoa De Olza, Richard D. Carvajal, Amy Prawira, et al. “Phase I/II study of LAG525 ± spartalizumab (PDR001) in patients (pts) with advanced malignancies.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:3012–3012. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.3012.

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Ernstoff, Marc S., Wen Wee Ma, Frank Yung-Chin Tsai, Pamela N. Munster, Tian Zhang, Walid Kamoun, J Marc Pipas, Sharon Chen, Sergio Santillana, and Vasileios Askoxylakis. “A phase 1 study evaluating the safety, pharmacology and preliminary activity of MM-310 in patients with solid tumors.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:TPS2604–TPS2604. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.tps2604.

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Choueiri, Toni K., David I. Quinn, Tian Zhang, Howard Gurney, Gurjyot K. Doshi, Patrick Wayne Cobb, Francis Parnis, et al. “KEYNOTE-564: A phase 3, randomized, double blind, trial of pembrolizumab in the adjuvant treatment of renal cell carcinoma.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:TPS4599–TPS4599. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.tps4599.

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Sitlinger, Andrea Phillips, Rishi Sachdev, Peter A. Ubel, Charlene Wong, Thomas William LeBlanc, Tian Zhang, David Anderson, and Yousuf Zafar. “Can oral chemotherapy parity laws reduce patients’ out-of-pocket (OOP) costs?” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:6620–6620. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.6620.

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Batich, Kristen A., Janet S. Staats, Cliburn Chan, Cecile Krejsa, Daniel J. George, Kent J. Weinhold, and Tian Zhang. “Myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC) kinetics following acalabrutinib and pembrolizumab treatment in platinum-resistant metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC).” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:e16519–e16519. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e16519.

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