Udo Rudloff, M.D., Ph.D.


Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch


Building 10 - Hatfield CRC, Room 4-5950
Bethesda, MD 20892



Research Topics

Dr. Rudloff's clinical interests lie in the management of complex cancers of the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas. His laboratory efforts focus on preclinical drug development for pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies using in vitro and in vivo models, and the design of personalized treatment strategies for the individual genotype of patients' tumors.


Dr. Rudloff and his team.


Dr. Rudloff is an investigator and surgical oncologist at the Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Rudloff completed his M.D. at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. For his doctoral thesis at the German Cancer Research Institute, Heidelberg, he worked on gene regulation of rRNA transcription. He graduated from New York University in 2007 upon completion of his surgical residency training and pursued subspecialty training in surgical oncology by completing a 2-year surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center in New York City. He was appointed to the senior staff of the Surgery Branch/NCI in July 2009.

Selected Publications

  1. Chen I, Mathews-Greiner L, Li D, Abisoye-Ogunniyan A, Ray S, Bian Y, Shukla V, Zhang X, Guha R, Thomas C, Gryder B, Zacharia A, Beane JD, Ravichandran S, Ferrer M, Rudloff U. Transcriptomic profiling and quantitative high-throughput (qHTS) drug screening of CDH1 deficient hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) cells identify treatment leads for familial gastric cancer. J Transl Med. 2017;15(1):92.

  2. Quadri HS, Aiken TJ, Allgaeuer M, Moravec R, Altekruse S, Hussain SP, Miettinen MM, Hewitt SM, Rudloff U. Expression of the scaffold connector enhancer of kinase suppressor of Ras 1 (CNKSR1) is correlated with clinical outcome in pancreatic cancer. BMC Cancer. 2017;17(1):495.

  3. McDuffie LA, Sabesan A, Allgäeuer M, Xin L, Koh C, Heller T, Davis JL, Raffeld M, Miettienen M, Quezado M, Rudloff U. β-Catenin activation in fundic gland polyps, gastric cancer and colonic polyps in families afflicted by 'gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach' (GAPPS). J Clin Pathol. 2016;69(9):826-33.

  4. Sorber R, Teper Y, Abisoye-Ogunniyan A, Waterfall JJ, Davis S, Killian JK, Pineda M, Ray S, McCord MR, Pflicke H, Burkett SS, Meltzer PS, Rudloff U. Whole Genome Sequencing of Newly Established Pancreatic Cancer Lines Identifies Novel Somatic Mutation (c.2587G>A) in Axon Guidance Receptor Plexin A1 as Enhancer of Proliferation and Invasion. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0149833.

  5. Beane JD, Griffin KF, Levy EB, Pandalai P, Wood B, Abi-Jaoudeh N, Beresnev T, Shutack Y, Webb CC, Avital I, Rudloff U. Duodenal ischemia and upper GI bleeding are dose-limiting toxicities of 24-h continuous intra-arterial pancreatic perfusion of gemcitabine following vascular isolation of the pancreatic head: early results from the Regional Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer (RECLAP) study. Invest New Drugs. 2015;33(1):109-18.

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