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Richard Finn, M.D.
Richard Finn, M.D.


Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

General Information:



Physician, Department of Surgery, Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center
Co-Director, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area


Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2000 - 2003
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998 - 2000
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997 - 1998
Medical Degree:
M.D., USC School of Medicine, 1997


Board Certification(s):
Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000

Contact Information:

(310) 206-3180 Office
(310) 829-5471 Santa Monica office
(310) 206-1446 Gastrointestinal Oncology information and referral
(310) 825-1412 Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center information and referral
(310) 206-3748 Dumont-UCLA Liver Cancer Center referring physician
(310) 206-6931 or (310) 206-6909 UCLA Oncology Center information and patient appointments

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):
Cancers of the Digestive Tract
General Hematology
General Oncology

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Richard Finn's research and clinical interests are in treating liver and breast cancer.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Finn RS, Dering J, Ginther C, Wilson CA, Glaspy P, Tchekmedyian N, Slamon DJ. Dasatinib, an orally active small molecule inhibitor of both the src and abl kinases, selectively inhibits growth of basal-type/"triple-negative" breast cancer cell lines growing in vitro. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2007.

Butterfield LH, Ribas A, Dissette VB, Lee Y, Yang JQ, De la Rocha P, Duran SD, Hernandez J, Seja E, Potter DM, McBride WH, Finn R, Glaspy JA, Economou JS. A phase I/II trial testing immunization of hepatocellular carcinoma patients with dendritic cells pulsed with four alpha-fetoprotein peptides. Clin Cancer Res. 2006; 12(9): 2817-25.

Konecny GE, Pegram MD, Venkatesan N, Finn R, Yang G, Rahmeh M, Untch M, Rusnak DW, Spehar G, Mullin RJ, Keith BR, Gilmer TM, Berger M, Podratz KC, Slamon DJ. Activity of the dual kinase inhibitor lapatinib (GW572016) against HER-2-overexpressing and trastuzumab-treated breast cancer cells. Cancer Res. 2006; 66(3): 1630-9.

Bryant JA, Finn RS, Slamon DJ, Cloughesy TF, Charles AC. EGF activates intracellular and intercellular calcium signaling by distinct pathways in tumor cells. Cancer Biol Ther. 2004; 3(12): 1243-9.

Finn RS, Slamon DJ. Monoclonal antibody therapy for breast cancer: herceptin. Cancer Chemother Biol Response Modif. 2003; 21: 223-33.