Charles Ryan

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


Administrator Info
Name: Audra Field
Phone: 612-626-3003
Fax: 612-625-6919
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Research interests: My research focuses on the development of novel therapies for patients with advanced and recurrent prostate cancer. In particular, I have focused on new hormonal and targeted therapies for prostate cancer, as well as the biomarkers that define aggressiveness of disease and response to treatment. I also lead projects related to the cognitive effects of prostate cancer therapies and the role of exercise and lifestyle and their effect on patients with prostate cancer. My clinical interests: My clinical work is focused on patients with all genitourinary cancers with a particular focus on prostate cancer and testicular cancerEducational interests: I mentor many trainees and faculty in the development of research strategies related to genitourinary cancers.

Research Summary

  • Cancer
  • Urologic Oncology
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Secondary Hormonal Therapy
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor
  • Androgen Receptor
  • Adrenal Androgens
  • Angiogenesis Inhibitors
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Germ Cell Neoplasm
  • Human Research Subject Protection
  • Research Ethics

Research Funding Grants

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award
  • NIH National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Support Grant
  • NIH National Cancer Institute Serum Androgens Grant
  • Alliance (CALGB) Grant
  • American Association for Cancer Research Grant

Teaching Summary

My on campus teaching involves case based training and teaching in the medical oncology clinic as well as within the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

Clinical Summary

All genitourinary cancers with a particular focus on prostate cancer and testicular cancer.


MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Professional Memberships

NCI/GUSC Prostate Cancer Task Force
American Joint Committee on Cancer
Movember Foundation
Prostate Cancer Foundation
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
American Association for Ethical Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology