Julia Carnevale, MD

Asst. In Residence Professor

Hematology and Oncology UCSF Health

Dr. Carnevale is a physician-scientist who treats patients with gastrointestinal cancers, and also performs research into finding novel therapies for these diseases.

06/2017 - Oncology - ABIM Research Pathway, UCSF
06/2013 - Internal Medicine Residency, UCSF
M.D., 05/2011 - Cancer Biology, Harvard Medical School
B.A., 05/2005 - Human Biology, Stanford University
  1. Belk JA, Yao W, Ly N, Freitas KA, Chen YT, Shi Q, Valencia AM, Shifrut E, Kale N, Yost KE, Duffy CV, Daniel B, Hwee MA, Miao Z, Ashworth A, Mackall CL, Marson A, Carnevale J, Vardhana SA, Satpathy AT. Genome-wide CRISPR screens of T cell exhaustion identify chromatin remodeling factors that limit T cell persistence. Cancer cell 2022. PMID: 35750052

  2. Walker EJ, Blanco AM, Carnevale J, Cinar P, Collisson EA, Tempero MA, Ko AH. The Additional Diagnostic Benefit of Pancreatic Cancer Molecular Profiling After Germline Testing. Pancreas 2022. PMID: 35695740

  3. Byrnes JR, Weeks AM, Shifrut E, Carnevale J, Kirkemo L, Ashworth A, Marson A, Wells JA. Hypoxia is a dominant remodeler of the effector T cell surface proteome relative to activation and regulatory T cell suppression. 2022. PMID: 35217172

  4. Walker EJ, Goldberg D, Gordon KM, Pedley C, Carnevale J, Cinar P, Collisson EA, Tempero MA, Ko AH, Blanco AM, Dhawan M. Implementation of an Embedded In-Clinic Genetic Testing Station to Optimize Germline Testing for Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. The oncologist 2021. PMID: 34506673

  5. R. Aggarwal, S. Umetsu, M. Dhawan, J. Grabowsky, J. Carnevale, M. Howell, L. Wilch, J. Chapman, E. Alvarez, S. Calabrese, S. Smith, N. Shah, E. Dean, P. Munster, E. Collisson. 512O Interim results from a phase II study of the ATR inhibitor ceralasertib in ARID1A-deficient and ARID1A-intact advanced solid tumor malignancies. 2021. PMID:

  6. Tsang ES, Walker EJ, Carnevale J, Fisher GA, Ko AH. Durable response after immune checkpoint inhibitor-related diabetes in mismatch repair deficient pancreatic cancer. Immunotherapy 2021. PMID: 34338034

  7. Evan Justin Walker, Sorbarikor Piawah, Ann Griffin, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Eric Andrew Collisson, Margaret A. Tempero, Andrew H. Ko. Investigating tumor molecular profiling as a possible contributor to racial/ethnic disparities in pancreatic cancer. 2021. PMID:

  8. Evan Justin Walker, Amie Blanco, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Eric Andrew Collisson, Margaret A. Tempero, Andrew H. Ko. The marginal diagnostic benefit of pancreatic cancer molecular profiling after germline testing. 2021. PMID:

  9. Andrea Grace Bocobo, Renee Wang, Spencer Behr, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Eric Andrew Collisson, Lawrence Fong, Wesley Allen Kidder, Andrew H. Ko, Kanti Pallav Kolli, Megan Kennedy, Angela Laffan, Sheila Lindsay, Sneha Nalla, Gabriel Schwartz, Julia Whitman, Patricia Zendejas, Li Zhang, Katherine Van Loon, Chloe Evelyn Atreya. Phase II study of pembrolizumab plus capecitabine and bevacizumab in microsatellite stable (MSS) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC): Interim analysis. 2021. PMID:

  10. S. Sinha, C. Greene, R.K. Kelley, P. Cinar, A.P. Venook, C. Atreya, J. Gordan, J. Carnevale, M. Anwar, M. Feng. Combined Immunotherapy and Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Metastatic Cancers. 2020. PMID:

  11. N. Fidelman, C. Atreya, M. Griffith, A. Milloy, J. Carnevale, P. Cinar, A. Venook, K. Van Loon. 3:54 PM Abstract No. 243 Phase I Prospective Trial of TAS-102 (trifluride and tipiracil) and radioembolization with 90Y resin microspheres for chemo-refractory colorectal liver metastases. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2020. PMID:

  12. Nicholas Fidelman, Chloe Evelyn Atreya, Madeline J Griffith, Marion Alexandra Milloy, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Alan P. Venook, Katherine Van Loon. Phase I prospective trial of TAS-102 (trifluride and tipiracil) and radioembolization with 90Y resin microspheres for chemo-refractory colorectal liver metastases. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2020. PMID:

  13. Walker EJ, Carnevale J, Pedley C, Blanco A, Chan S, Collisson EA, Tempero MA, Ko AH. Referral frequency, attrition rate, and outcomes of germline testing in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Familial cancer 2018. PMID: 30267352

  14. Shifrut E, Carnevale J, Tobin V, Roth TL, Woo JM, Bui CT, Li PJ, Diolaiti ME, Ashworth A, Marson A. Genome-wide CRISPR Screens in Primary Human T Cells Reveal Key Regulators of Immune Function. Cell 2018. PMID: 30449619

  15. Roth TL, Puig-Saus C, Yu R, Shifrut E, Carnevale J, Li PJ, Hiatt J, Saco J, Krystofinski P, Li H, Tobin V, Nguyen DN, Lee MR, Putnam AL, Ferris AL, Chen JW, Schickel JN, Pellerin L, Carmody D, Alkorta-Aranburu G, Del Gaudio D, Matsumoto H, Morell M, Mao Y, Cho M, Quadros RM, Gurumurthy CB, Smith B, Haugwitz M, Hughes SH, Weissman JS, Schumann K, Esensten JH, May AP, Ashworth A, Kupfer GM, Greeley SAW, Bacchetta R, Meffre E, Roncarolo MG, Romberg N, Herold KC, Ribas A, Leonetti MD, Marson A. Reprogramming human T cell function and specificity with non-viral genome targeting. Nature 2018. PMID: 29995861

  16. Carnevale J, Ko A.. Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer. Editors: Tanios Bekaii-Saab and Bassel Le-Rayes Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment. 2018. PMID:

  17. Carnevale J, Rubenstein JL. The Challenge of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma. Hematology/oncology clinics of North America 2016. PMID: 27888882

  18. Carnevale J, Ko AH. MM-398 (nanoliposomal irinotecan): emergence of a novel therapy for the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. Future oncology (London, England) 2015. PMID: 26685802

  19. Carnevale J, Ashworth A. Assessing the Significance of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2015. PMID: 25987697

  20. Renella R, Carnevale J, Schneider KA, Hornick JL, Rana HQ, Janeway KA. Exploring the association of succinate dehydrogenase complex mutations with lymphoid malignancies. Familial cancer 2014. PMID: 24781345

  21. Wang CC, Carnevale J, Rubenstein JL. Progress in central nervous system lymphomas. British journal of haematology 2014. PMID: 24837460

  22. Carnevale J, Ross L, Puissant A, Banerji V, Stone RM, DeAngelo DJ, Ross KN, Stegmaier K. SYK regulates mTOR signaling in AML. Leukemia 2013. PMID: 23535559

  23. Berman R, Powe C, Carnevale J, Chao A, Knudsen J, Nguyen A, Edgman-Levitan S. The crimson care collaborative: a student-faculty initiative to increase medical students' early exposure to primary care. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2012. PMID: 22450186

  24. Carnevale J, Gropper AB, Agnew-Blais J, Mimiaga MJ, Mhango A, Bail R, Ngoma M. Knowledge base and caretaker-child communication about HIV in peri-urban schoolchildren of Lusaka, Zambia. AIDS care 2011. PMID: 21293994

  25. Agnew-Blais J, Carnevale J, Gropper A, Shilika E, Bail R, Ngoma M. Schistosomiasis haematobium prevalence and risk factors in a school-age population of peri-urban Lusaka, Zambia. Journal of tropical pediatrics 2009. PMID: 19892835

  26. Leech R, Aydelott J, Symons G, Carnevale J, Dick F. The development of sentence interpretation: effects of perceptual, attentional and semantic interference. Developmental science 2007. PMID: 17973797