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Brian Rini, MD, Oncology, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Oncology Nashville, TN

Genitourinary Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

Brian Rini, MD, FASCO Professor of Medicine Chief of Clinical Trials Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

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  • Office

    Vanderbilt Division of Hematology & Oncology
    2220 Pierce Ave
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Phone+1 615-936-8422
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  • Dr. Brian Rini is an oncologist in Nashville, TN and is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice 22 years. He specializes in genitourinary oncology and hematologic oncology and is experienced in neuro-oncology, amyloidosis, hematologic oncology, breast cancer, and renal cell carcinoma.

Education & Training

  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoFellowship, Hematology and Medical Oncology, 1998 - 2001
  • University of Chicago
    University of ChicagoResidency, Internal Medicine, 1995 - 1998
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Ohio State University College of MedicineClass of 1995
  • The University of Notre Dame
    The University of Notre DameBA, 1987 - 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2001 - Present
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2019 - 2025
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2005 - 2021
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 2020 - 2020
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1995 - 2002
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Medical Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Professional Excellence 2011
  • Outstanding Mentor ASCO/AACR Workshop on Methods, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Publisher Correction: Clinical Activity and Molecular Correlates of Response to Atezolizumab Alone or in Combination with Bevacizumab Versus Sunitinib in Renal Cell Ca...  
    Michael B Atkins, Mario Sznol, Robert J Motzer, Richard W Joseph, Thomas Hutson, John Hainsworth, W Kimryn Rathmell, Brian I Rini, David F McDermott, Toni K Choueiri, ..., Nature
  • The Association Between Facility Case Volume and Overall Survival in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Targeted Therapy Era  
    Timothy Gilligan, Jorge A Garcia, Brian I Rini, Urologic Oncology
  • Treatment Selection for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer Who Progress on Upfront Chemo‐Hormonal Therapy  
    Vadim Koshkin, Prateek Mendiratta, Brian I Rini, Pedro Barata, Christos Kyriakopoulos, Hamid Emamekhoo, Timothy Gilligan, The Prostate
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • CALGB 90206: A phase III trial of bevacizumab plus interferon-alpha versus interferon-alpha monotherapy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
    Rini BI, Halabi S, Rosenberg JE, Genitourinary Cancer Symposium, abstract 350
  • Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) with sarcomatoid component treated with VEGF-targeted therapy.
    Bukowski RM, Garcia JA, Rini BI, Genitourinary Cancer Symposium, abstract 348
  • A prospective trial of Sorafenib in patients (pts) with metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma (mccRCC) refractory to prior sunitinib or bevacizumab.
    Rini BI, Hutson TE, Elson P, Garcia JA, Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, abstract 346
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  • Atezolizumab (atezo) + bevacizumab (bev) versus sunitinib (sun) in pts with untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) and sarcomatoid (sarc) histology: IMmotion... 
    2019 ASCO Annual Meeting - 6/1/2019
  • Pembrolizumab (pembro) plus axitinib (axi) versus sunitinib as first-line therapy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC): Outcomes in the combined IMDC intermediat... 
    2019 ASCO Annual Meeting - 6/1/2019
  • A Phase III Trial of Bevacizumab plus Interferon-alpha versus Interferon-alpha Monotherapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. 
    Genitourinary Cancer Symposium, Oral Presentation
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  • Kidney cancer: Does hypothyroidism predict clinical outcome? 
    Rini B, Nat Rev Urol. 2011 Jan;8(1):10-1. PMID: 21116300
  • Editorial comment. 
    Rini BI, Shah SN, Urology. 2010 May;75(5):1114-5
  • Editorial Comment. 
    Campbell SC, Rini BI, J Urol. 182(6):2599-600
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Press Mentions

  • Failed Cancer Therapy Revived as Powerful Tumor Killer When Combined with Newer Drugs
    Failed Cancer Therapy Revived as Powerful Tumor Killer When Combined with Newer DrugsMay 16th, 2023
  • Adjuvant Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer: Is the Future Still Bright?
    Adjuvant Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer: Is the Future Still Bright?September 11th, 2022
  • Know Your a, B & o’s: How Blood Types Affect Your Health
    Know Your a, B & o’s: How Blood Types Affect Your HealthSeptember 6th, 2022
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Grant Support

  • Therapeutic Modulation Of Cox-2-Induced Immunosuppression In Metastatic RCCNational Cancer Institute2007–2008

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations