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About Rana R. McKay, MD
Rana R. McKay, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in treating people with urogenital cancers, including bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer.
Dr. McKay leads a multi-disciplinary prostate cancer clinic. Focused on delivering advanced cancer care through a coordinated team approach, this clinic enables men diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer - either early-stage or metastatic - to see her and a team of doctors including a urologist and radiation oncologist to provide patients with highly specialized care.
As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. McKay instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include the design and implementation of clinical trials to including novel biomarkers and therapeutic outcomes for patients with genitourinary malignancies.
She serves as principal investigator of several early phase trials in kidney and prostrate cancer. As a clinical investigator, she is committed to advancements in cancer care that will improve the lives of cancer patients.
Furthermore, she is interested in understanding mechanisms of response and resistance to specific cancer therapies. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as Nature, Lancet, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and Cancer, among others.
Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. McKay was a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center in Boston and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. McKay completed a fellowship in oncology/hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Dr. McKay earned her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dr. McKay is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.
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- University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology
Conditions and Treatments
- Bladder Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
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