Benjamin Tan, MD

Benjamin Tan, MD

Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Gastrointestinal cancer

Research Interest

Phase I developmental therapeutics. In seeking novel treatment strategies for patients with cancer, I hope to find more efficacious and more tolerable regimens. My other major interest is in the area of AIDS-associated malignancies.


  • 1990: MD, University of the Philippines, Manila


  • 1991 - 1994: Resident, internal medicine, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • 1994 - 1997: Clinical fellow, hematology and medical oncology, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 1997 - 1998: Research fellow, hematology and medical oncology, Washington University

Board Certification

  • 1996: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 1997: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Selected Research Publications

Association between physical activity and the time course of cancer recurrence in stage III colon cancer.
  • Brown JC, Ma C, Shi Q, [...] Tan B, [...] Meyerhardt JA
  • Br J Sports Med 2023
Association of Inflammatory Biomarkers With Survival Among Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer.
  • Cheng E, Shi Q, Shields AF, [...] Tan B, [...] Meyerhardt JA
  • JAMA Oncol 2023
Physical Activity in Stage III Colon Cancer: CALGB/SWOG 80702 (Alliance).
  • Brown JC, Ma C, Shi Q, [...] Tan B, [...] Meyerhardt JA
  • J Clin Oncol 2023
The Clinical Landscape of Cell-Free DNA Alterations in 1,671 Patients with Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer.
  • Berchuck JE, Facchinetti F, DiToro DF, [...] Tan B, [...] Goyal L
  • Ann Oncol 2022
Phase 1 study combining alisertib with nab-paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid malignancies.
  • Lim KH, Opyrchal M, Acharya A, [...] Tan BR, [...] Wang-Gillam A
  • Eur J Cancer 2021

Contact Information

  • South St. Louis County

    5225 Midamerica Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63129

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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