Medical Oncologists/ Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD, FASCO, FACP

Dr. Vogelzang 2015

Dr. Vogelzang received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and he completed his fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He was a faculty member at the University of Chicago from 1983 to 2003.

Genitourinary malignancies (prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer) and mesothelioma

Dr. Vogelzang is a renowned medical oncologist and cancer researcher who has authored/coauthored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts and has given hundreds of lectures and presentations to his peers. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Vogelzang was Professor and Director of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center.  He also served as Director of Nevada Cancer Institute from 2004 to 2009.  Dr. Vogelzang joined Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada as a medical oncologist in 2009. He serves as Medical Director for US Oncology Research Executive Committee and is the Associate Chair for the Genitourinary and Developmental Therapeutics Programs. He is also Associate Editor of Kidney Cancer Journal and Clinical Genitourinary Cancer.

Dr. Vogelzang leads cutting-edge clinical trials in genitourinary malignancies and mesothelioma and is involved in new therapies for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. He has lead research in Las Vegas for two recent FDA-approved prostate cancer treatments – Provenge and Xofigo and was recently published in Nature for his research on an anti-PD-L1 treatment for metastatic bladder cancer.

Dr. Vogelzang has been named “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report, “Best Physicians in Southern Nevada as chosen by their peers” by Desert Companion, “Everyday Hero” from the American Red Cross Southern Nevada, “Best Doctors in Las Vegas: Research” by Las Vegas Life, “Health Care Headliner” by Vegas Inc. and “Medical Marvels” by Nevada Business Magazine. He was also awarded the Gold Certificate of Excellence by National Cancer Institute and the Inspired Excellence in Health Care Award by Las Vegas HEALS.

Dr. Vogelzang has been featured in several national and local media outlets in relation to his cancer research work including The New York Times, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, “60 Minutes” and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Dr. Vogelzang has served on numerous committees for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as well as on its board of directors for three years.

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

American Association of Cancer Research
American College of Physicians
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Urological Association
Chicago Urological Society
Clark County Medical Society
European Society for Medical Oncology
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Kidney Cancer Association
Mesothelioma Foundation
Nevada Oncology Society
Society of Urologic Oncology

Clinical cancer advances 2011: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology., Vogelzang NJ, Benowitz SI, Adams S, Aghajanian C, Chang SM, Dreyer ZE, Janne PA, Ko AH, Masters GA, Odenike O, Patel JD, Roth BJ, Samlowski WE, Seidman AD, Tap WD, Temel JS, Von Roenn JH, Kris MG., J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jan 1;30(1):88-109. Epub 2011 Dec 5. PMID: 22147736 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  Read more.

Treatment of patients with metastatic urothelial cancer “unfit” for Cisplatin-based chemotherapy., Galsky MD, Hahn NM, Rosenberg J, Sonpavde G, Hutson T, Oh WK, Dreicer R, Vogelzang N, Sternberg CN, Bajorin DF, Bellmunt J., J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun 10;29(17):2432-8. Epub 2011 May 9. Review., PMID: 21555688 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  Read more.

Adjuvant androgen deprivation for high-risk prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy: SWOG S9921 study., Dorff TB, Flaig TW, Tangen CM, Hussain MH, Swanson GP, Wood DP Jr, Sakr WA, Dawson NA, Haas NB, Crawford ED, Vogelzang NJ, Thompson IM, Glode LM., J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 20;29(15):2040-5. Epub 2011 Apr 18. PMID: 21502546 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  Read more.

Secondary hormonal manipulations in the treatment of castration refractory prostate cancer., Agarwal N, Vogelzang NJ., BJU Int. 2011 Jul;108(2):227-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09970.x. Epub 2010 Nov 24. No abstract available. PMID: 21410863 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  Read more.

A consensus definition of patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma who are unfit for cisplatin-based chemotherapy., Galsky MD, Hahn NM, Rosenberg J, Sonpavde G, Hutson T, Oh WK, Dreicer R, Vogelzang N, Sternberg C, Bajorin DF, Bellmunt J., Lancet Oncol. 2011 Mar;12(3):211-4. No abstract available. PMID: 21376284 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  Read more.

Central Valley

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