Chuong D. Hoang

Thoracic surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Thoracic Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Thoracic Surgery Clinic

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Residency: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (2006) MN

Board Certification, Thoracic Surgery, American Board Thoracic Surgery (2009)

Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania (2008) PA

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2007)

Internship: UC Davis School of Medicine (1999) CA

Medical Education: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1998) MN

Honors & Awards

Traveling Fellowship, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2007-2008)

Cecil J. Watson Research Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation and Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine (2004)

Finalist, 6th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum Competition, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2003)

The Henry Buchwald Award, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota (2005)

Dr. David Gaviser – Mount Sinai Hospital Surgical Research Award, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota (2005)

Dr. Leslie Zieve Research Award, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN (2002)

Cancer and Leukemia Group B Fellow Travel Award, Group Meeting, June 13-16, Washington D.C. (2002)

Administrative Appointments

Co-Director, Stanford Cancer Center Tissue Bank (2008 - Present)

Member, Stanford Cancer Center (2008 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

A Meta-analysis of Lung Cancer Gene Expression Identifies PTK7 as a Survival Gene in Lung Adenocarcinoma
Chen, R., Khatri, P., Mazur, P. K., Polin, M., Zheng, Y., & Sweet-Cordero, E. A. (2014). A Meta-analysis of Lung Cancer Gene Expression Identifies PTK7 as a Survival Gene in Lung Adenocarcinoma. CANCER RESEARCH, 74(10), 2892-2902.

miR-1 Induces Growth Arrest and Apoptosis in Malignant Mesothelioma
Xu, Y., Zheng, M., Merritt, R. E., Shrager, J. B., Wakelee, H. A., & Hoang, C. D. (2013). miR-1 Induces Growth Arrest and Apoptosis in Malignant Mesothelioma. CHEST, 144(5), 1632-1643.

Lymph Node Evaluation Achieved by Open Lobectomy Compared With Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for N0 Lung Cancer
Merritt, R. E., Hoang, C. D., & Shrager, J. B. (2013). Lymph Node Evaluation Achieved by Open Lobectomy Compared With Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for N0 Lung Cancer. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 96(4), 1171-1177.

Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry methods for measuring dipeptide abundance in non-small-cell lung cancer
Wu, M., Xu, Y., Fitch, W. L., Zheng, M., Merritt, R. E., & Hoang, C. D. (2013). Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry methods for measuring dipeptide abundance in non-small-cell lung cancer. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 27(18), 2091-2098.

A Dominant Adenocarcinoma With Multifocal Ground Glass Lesions Does Not Behave as Advanced Disease
Gu, B., Burt, B. M., Merritt, R. E., Stephanie, S., Nair, V., & Shrager, J. B. (2013). A Dominant Adenocarcinoma With Multifocal Ground Glass Lesions Does Not Behave as Advanced Disease. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 96(2), 411-418.

A Rare Population of CD24(+)ITGB4(+)Notch(hi) Cells Drives Tumor Propagation in NSCLC and Requires Notch3 for Self-Renewal
Zheng, Y., de la Cruz, C. C., Sayles, L. C., Alleyne-Chin, C., Vaka, D., & Sweet-Cordero, E. A. (2013). A Rare Population of CD24(+)ITGB4(+)Notch(hi) Cells Drives Tumor Propagation in NSCLC and Requires Notch3 for Self-Renewal. CANCER CELL, 24(1), 59-74.

Cross-Species Functional Analysis of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Identifies a Critical Role for CLCF1 and IL-6 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer In Vivo
Vicent, S., Sayles, L. C., Vaka, D., Khatri, P., Gevaert, O., & Sweet-Cordero, E. A. (2012). Cross-Species Functional Analysis of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Identifies a Critical Role for CLCF1 and IL-6 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer In Vivo. CANCER RESEARCH, 72(22), 5744-5756.

Oxidative stress-responsive microRNA-320 regulates glycolysis in diverse biological systems
Tang, H., Lee, M., Sharpe, O., Salamone, L., Noonan, E. J., & Shrager, J. B. (2012). Oxidative stress-responsive microRNA-320 regulates glycolysis in diverse biological systems. FASEB JOURNAL, 26(11), 4710-4721.

Prognostic PET F-18-FDG Uptake Imaging Features Are Associated with Major Oncogenomic Alterations in Patients with Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Nair, V. S., Gevaert, O., Davidzon, G., Napel, S., Graves, E. E., & Plevritis, S. K. (2012). Prognostic PET F-18-FDG Uptake Imaging Features Are Associated with Major Oncogenomic Alterations in Patients with Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. CANCER RESEARCH, 72(15), 3725-3734.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Identifying Prognostic Imaging Biomarkers by Leveraging Public Gene Expression Microarray Data-Methods and Preliminary Results
Gevaert, O., Xu, J., Hoang, C. D., Leung, A. N., Xu, Y., & Plevritis, S. K. (2012). Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Identifying Prognostic Imaging Biomarkers by Leveraging Public Gene Expression Microarray Data-Methods and Preliminary Results. RADIOLOGY, 264(2), 387-396.

Morbidity and Mortality After Esophagectomy Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation
Merritt, R. E., Whyte, R. I., D'Arcy, N. T., Hoang, C. D., & Shrager, J. B. (2011). Morbidity and Mortality After Esophagectomy Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 92(6), 2034-2040.

Benign emptying of the postpneumonectomy space.
Merritt, R. E., Reznik, S. I., DaSilva, M. C., Sugarbaker, D. J., Whyte, R. I., & Shrager, J. B. (2011). Benign emptying of the postpneumonectomy space. Annals of thoracic surgery, 92(3), 1076-1081.

Results from a Single Institution Phase II Trial of Concurrent Docetaxel/Carboplatin/Radiotherapy Followed by Surgical Resection and Consolidation Docetaxel/Carboplatin in Stage III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Das, M., Donington, J. S., Murphy, J., Kozak, M., Eclov, N., & Wakelee, H. (2011). Results from a Single Institution Phase II Trial of Concurrent Docetaxel/Carboplatin/Radiotherapy Followed by Surgical Resection and Consolidation Docetaxel/Carboplatin in Stage III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. CLINICAL LUNG CANCER, 12(5), 280-285.

Intrinsic apoptosis in mechanically ventilated human diaphragm: linkage to a novel Fos/FoxO1/Stat3-Bim axis
Tang, H., Lee, M., Budak, M. T., Pietras, N., Hittinger, S., & Shrager, J. B. (2011). Intrinsic apoptosis in mechanically ventilated human diaphragm: linkage to a novel Fos/FoxO1/Stat3-Bim axis. FASEB JOURNAL, 25(9), 2921-2936.

Tumor Volume as a Potential Imaging-Based Risk-Stratification Factor in Trimodality Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Kozak, M. M., Murphy, J. D., Schipper, M. L., Donington, J. S., Zhou, L., & Loo, B. W. (2011). Tumor Volume as a Potential Imaging-Based Risk-Stratification Factor in Trimodality Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY, 6(5), 920-926.

Anterior Mediastinal Masses
Hoang CD, Kucharczuk J, & Shrager JB. (2009). Anterior Mediastinal Masses. In: Sellke F, Swanson S, and del Nido PJ (eds.), Sabiston and Spencer Surgery of the Chest (8th Edition).

Wedge Gastroplasty and Reinforced Crural Repair: Important Components of Laparoscopic Giant or Recurrent Hiatal Hernia Repair.
Whitson BA, Hoang CD, Boettcher AK, Dahlberg PS, Andrade RS, & Maddaus MA. (2006). Wedge Gastroplasty and Reinforced Crural Repair: Important Components of Laparoscopic Giant or Recurrent Hiatal Hernia Repair. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 132(5).

A Gene Profile of Nodal Metastasis: Analysis of Paired Primary Lung and Lymph Node Tumor Cells.
Hoang CD, Guillaume TJ, Engel SC, Tawfic SH, Kratzke RA, & Maddaus MA. (2005). A Gene Profile of Nodal Metastasis: Analysis of Paired Primary Lung and Lymph Node Tumor Cells. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 29(6).

Gene Expression Profiling Identifies Matriptase Overexpression in Malignant Mesothelioma.
Hoang CD, DCunha J, Casmey CE, Frizelle SP, Maddaus MA, & Kratzke RA. (2004). Gene Expression Profiling Identifies Matriptase Overexpression in Malignant Mesothelioma. Chest, 125(5).

Expression Profiling of Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma Identifies Metastatic Genotypes Based on Lymph Node Tumor Burden.
Hoang CD, DCunha J, Tawfic SH, Gruessner AC, Kratzke RA, & Maddaus MA. (2004). Expression Profiling of Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma Identifies Metastatic Genotypes Based on Lymph Node Tumor Burden. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 127(5).

Selective Activation of Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 and -2 in Pleural Mesothelioma Cells is Associated with Distinct Malignant Phenotypes.
Hoang CD, Zhang X, Scott PS, Guillaume TJ, Maddaus MA, & Kratzke RA. (2004). Selective Activation of Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 and -2 in Pleural Mesothelioma Cells is Associated with Distinct Malignant Phenotypes. Cancer Research, 64(20).