Christopher P. Evans

University of California, Davis

Dr. Evans is professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at University of California, Davis School of Medicine and a member of the UC Davis Cancer Center. Dr. Evans attended Dartmouth Medical School on a Health Professional Services Program scholarship and he served on active duty in the United States Army, including two years as Chief of Experimental Surgery at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He completed surgery and urology training at the University of California, San Francisco where he was also a National Kidney Foundation Scholar. He completed fellowship training in urologic oncology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He came to UC Davis in 1997 and was also Director of Urology Research. In 2006, he became Department Chairman. In 2010 he became Chairman of the UC Davis Medical Group Practice Management Board. Dr. Evans’ practice is dedicated to the management of patients with urologic malignancies. He works with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to provide multimodal approaches to cancer therapy.

Dr. Evans’ research laboratory focuses on prostate cancer; specifically, mechanisms signaling the androgen receptor to activate prostate cancer growth and progression following castration. His laboratory has developed models to study this and has identified novel mechanisms that activate the androgen receptor. His laboratory work has tested new agents and brought them from bench studies to animal models to clinical trials.

Dr. Evans is president of the Society of Urologic Oncology and is Immediate Past Chair of the ASCO-GU Steering Committee. He is also an elected member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. His research laboratory has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Department Of Defense, New York Academy of Medicine, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand-Up To Cancer and the American Cancer Society. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles.


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