Charles Ryan, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Charles Ryan

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Audra Field

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Medical School, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI

Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Bachelor's Degree, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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 cancer

Educational interests: I mentor many trainees and faculty in the development of research strategies related to genitourinary cancers.


  • Clinical Trials
  • Hormonal Therapy for prostate cancer
  • Therapy development for prostate cancer
  • Treatment of advanced testicular cancer
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Exercise and Cancer

Professional Associations

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


Research Summary/Interests

  • 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


Academic Interests and Focus

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


Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology

Clinical Interests

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