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David F Jarrard, MD

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UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Ave
MADISON, WI 53705-2281

David F Jarrard, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Urology
John Livesey Chair in Urologic Oncology
Associate Director, UW Carbone Cancer Center


  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1989
  • Junior Residency in General Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1989-1990
  • Residency in Urology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1990-1994
  • Fellow in Urologic Oncology, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1994-1996

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Jarrard is board certified by the American Board of Urology and has completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology. He specializes in all aspects of urologic oncology with an emphasis on prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment including robotics.

Research Interests

Dr. Jarrard has a joint appointment with the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, and his clinical research emphasizes developing novel diagnostics and new therapies for genitourinary cancers. He has an active basic science laboratory and is funded through the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense to examine genetic and epigenetic alterations in prostate cancer.

Dr. Jarrard's lab

  • The Induction of Cellular Senescence as Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer
    Funding Agency: Prostate Cancer Foundation
    Principal Investigator(s): David F Jarrard, MD
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Recent Publications
  • Kelcz F, Jarrard DF. Prostate cancer: The applicability of textural analysis of MRI for grading. Nat Rev Urol 2016 Apr; 13(4):185-6.
    [PubMed ID: 26878802]
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  • Jarrard DF, Huang W. The New Age of Molecular Taxonomy Approaches. Eur. Urol. 2016 Apr; 69(4):561-2.
    [PubMed ID: 26626616]
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  • Blute ML, Zorn K, Grimes M, Shi F, Downs TM, Jarrard DF, Best SL, Richards K, Nakada SY, Abel EJ. Extreme Obesity Does Not Predict Poor Cancer Outcomes Following Surgery for Renal Cell Cancer. BJU Int. 2015 Nov 21.
    [PubMed ID: 26589741]
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  • Sweeney CJ, Chen YH, Carducci M, Liu G, Jarrard DF, Eisenberger M, Wong YN, Hahn N, Kohli M, Cooney MM, Dreicer R, Vogelzang NJ, Picus J, Shevrin D, Hussain M, Garcia JA, DiPaola RS. Chemohormonal Therapy in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer. N. Engl. J. Med. 2015 Aug 20; 373(8):737-46.
    [PubMed ID: 26244877, PMCID: 4562797]
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  • Blute ML, Abel EJ, Downs TM, Kelcz F, Jarrard DF. Addressing the need for repeat prostate biopsy: new technology and approaches. Nat Rev Urol 2015 Aug; 12(8):435-44.
    [PubMed ID: 26171803]
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  • Blute ML, Rushmer TJ, Shi F, Fuller BJ, Abel EJ, Jarrard DF, Downs TM. Renin-Angiotensin Inhibitors Decrease Recurrence after Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor in Patients with Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer. J. Urol. 2015 Nov; 194(5):1214-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26173101]
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  • Abel EJ, Heckman JE, Hinshaw L, Best S, Lubner M, Jarrard DF, Downs TM, Nakada SY, Lee FT, Huang W, Ziemlewicz T. Multi-Quadrant Biopsy Technique Improves Diagnostic Ability in Large Heterogeneous Renal Masses. J. Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):886-91.
    [PubMed ID: 25837535]
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  • Blute ML, Damaschke NA, Jarrard DF. The epigenetics of prostate cancer diagnosis and prognosis: update on clinical applications. Curr Opin Urol 2015 Jan; 25(1):83-8.
    [PubMed ID: 25405932]
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  • Damaschke NA, Yang B, Blute ML, Lin CP, Huang W, Jarrard DF. Frequent disruption of chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 8 (CHD8) and functionally associated chromatin regulators in prostate cancer. Neoplasia 2014 Dec; 16(12):1018-27.
    [PubMed ID: 25499215, PMCID: 4309256]
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  • Keil KP, Abler LL, Laporta J, Altmann HM, Yang B, Jarrard DF, Hernandez LL, Vezina CM. Androgen receptor DNA methylation regulates the timing and androgen sensitivity of mouse prostate ductal development. Dev. Biol. 2014 Dec 15; 396(2):237-45.
    [PubMed ID: 25446526, PMCID: 4261055]
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