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Ana M.  Grau

Ana M. Grau, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
Surgical Oncologist

  • Appointments
    Physicians: 1-877-936-8422
  • Clinical Trials Information
  • Other Telephone Numbers
    Vanderbilt Breast Center at One Hundred Oaks
    (615) 322-2064

  • Faxes
    Vanderbilt Breast Center at One Hundred Oaks Fax
    (615) 343-3343
  • Addresses
    Vanderbilt Breast Center at One Hundred Oaks
    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 25000
    Nashville, TN 37204

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    597 Preston Building
    Nashville, TN 37232-6860

Ana M. Grau, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is the Vanderbilt Breast Center. Dr. Grau's clinical practice encompasses breast disease with a primary focus on breast cancer. Her research interests include both clinical and translational breast cancer-related research. Her goal is to provide advanced breast health care for women, ranging from routine exams to comprehensive evaluation and treatment of breast cancer

  • M.D. - Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 1990
  • Fellowship - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas at Houston, 2001
  • Residency - University of Arizona Health Science Center, 1999
  • Fellowship - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas at Houston, 1997
  • Internship - University of Arizona Health Science Center, 1994
  • Residency - University Catolica de Chile, 1993
  • Internship - University Catolica de Chile, 1991
  • Grau AM, Wen W, Ramroopsingh DS, Gao YT, Zi J, Cai Q, Shu XO, Zheng W. Circulating transforming growth factor-beta-1 and breast cancer prognosis: results from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Study. Breast Cancer Res. Treat [print-electronic]. 2008 Nov; 112(2): 335-41. PMID: 18075785, DOI: 10.1007/s10549-007-9845-8, ISSN: 1573-7217.
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  • Fair AM, Wujcik D, Lin JM, Egan KM, Grau AM, Zheng W. Timing is everything: methodologic issues locating and recruiting medically underserved women for abnormal mammography follow-up research. Contemp Clin Trials [print-electronic]. 2008 Jul; 29(4): 537-46. PMID: 18289943, PMCID: PMC2483696, PII: S1551-7144(08)00005-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2008.01.003, ISSN: 1559-2030.
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  • Guix M, Granja Nde M, Meszoely I, Adkins TB, Wieman BM, Frierson KE, Sanchez V, Sanders ME, Grau AM, Mayer IA, Pestano G, Shyr Y, Muthuswamy S, Calvo B, Krontiras H, Krop IE, Kelley MC, Arteaga CL. Short preoperative treatment with erlotinib inhibits tumor cell proliferation in hormone receptor-positive breast cancers. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2008 Feb 2/20/2008; 26(6): 897-906. PMID: 18180460, PII: JCO.2007.13.5939, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2007.13.5939, ISSN: 1527-7755.
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  • Bohl JL, Dossett LA, Grau AM. Gastroduodenal artery pseudoaneurysm associated with hemosuccus pancreaticus and obstructive jaundice. J. Gastrointest. Surg [print-electronic]. 2007 Dec; 11(12): 1752-4. PMID: 17634764, DOI: 10.1007/s11605-007-0231-y, ISSN: 1091-255X.
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  • Grau AM, Datta PK, Zi J, Halder SK, Beauchamp RD. Role of Smad proteins in the regulation of NF-kappaB by TGF-beta in colon cancer cells. Cell. Signal [print-electronic]. 2006 Jul; 18(7): 1041-50. PMID: 16288847, PII: S0898-6568(05)00235-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2005.08.021, ISSN: 0898-6568.
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  • Chakravarthy AB, Kelley MC, McLaren B, Truica CI, Billheimer D, Mayer IA, Grau AM, Johnson DH, Simpson JF, Beauchamp RD, Jones C, Pietenpol JA. Neoadjuvant concurrent paclitaxel and radiation in stage II/III breast cancer. Clin. Cancer Res. 2006 Mar 3/1/2006; 12(5): 1570-6. PMID: 16533783, PII: 12/5/1570, DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-05-2304, ISSN: 1078-0432.
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  • Grau AM, Ballard BR. Transduodenal excision of bleeding periampullary endocrine tumor as a bridge to pancreaticoduodenectomy in a Jehovah's Witness patient. J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2006 Mar; 10(3): 428-33. PMID: 16504891, PII: S1091-255X(05)00535-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.gassur.2005.06.018, ISSN: 1091-255X.
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  • Ata A, Elzey JD, Insaf TZ, Grau AM, Stain SC, Ahmed NU. Colorectal cancer prevention: adherence patterns and correlates of tests done for screening purposes within United States populations. Cancer Detect. Prev [print-electronic]. 2006; 30(2): 134-43. PMID: 16638628, PII: S0361-090X(06)00040-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.cdp.2006.02.003, ISSN: 0361-090X.
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  • Grau AM, Ata A, Foster L, Ahmed NU, Gorman DR, Shyr Y, Stain SC, Pearson AS. Effect of race on long-term survival of breast cancer patients: transinstitutional analysis from an inner city hospital and university medical center. Am Surg. 2005 Feb; 71(2): 164-70. PMID: 16022018, ISSN: 0003-1348.
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  • Guerrero MA, Ballard BR, Grau AM. Malignant phyllodes tumor of the breast: review of the literature and case report of stromal overgrowth. Surg Oncol. 2003 Jul; 12(1): 27-37. PMID: 12689668, PII: S0960740403000057, ISSN: 0960-7404.
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  • Raut CP, Grau AM, Staerkel GA, Kaw M, Tamm EP, Wolff RA, Vauthey JN, Lee JE, Pisters PW, Evans DB. Diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in patients with presumed pancreatic cancer. J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2003 Jan; 7(1): 118-26; discussion 127. PMID: 12559193, PII: S1091255X02001506, ISSN: 1091-255X.
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  • Clark T, Riordan W, Grau AM, Dave DS, Roberts RL, Smith ER. Colonic adenocarcinoma in a congenital rectourethral fistula in association with high imperforate anus and multiple genitourinary anomalies. J. Urol. 2002 Dec; 168(6): 2537. PMID: 12441962, PII: S0022-5347(05)64190-0, DOI: 10.1097/01.ju.0000035272.59285.29, ISSN: 0022-5347.
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  • Peng B, Fleming JB, Breslin T, Grau AM, Fojioka S, Abbruzzese JL, Evans DB, Ayers D, Wathen K, Wu T, Robertson KD, Chiao PJ. Suppression of tumorigenesis and induction of p15(ink4b) by Smad4/DPC4 in human pancreatic cancer cells. Clin. Cancer Res. 2002 Nov; 8(11): 3628-38. PMID: 12429655, ISSN: 1078-0432.
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  • Chiao PJ, Hunt KK, Grau AM, Abramian A, Fleming J, Zhang W, Breslin T, Abbruzzese JL, Evans DB. Tumor suppressor gene Smad4/DPC4, its downstream target genes, and regulation of cell cycle. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1999 Jun 6/30/1999; 880: 31-7. PMID: 10415848, ISSN: 0077-8923.
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  • Bold RJ, Hess KR, Pearson AS, Grau AM, Sinicrope FA, Jennings M, McConkey DJ, Bucana CD, Cleary KR, Hallin PA, Chiao PJ, Abbruzzese JL, Evans DB. Prognostic factors in resectable pancreatic cancer: p53 and bcl-2. J. Gastrointest. Surg. 1999 May; 3(3): 263-77. PMID: 10481119, PII: S1091255X99800687, ISSN: 1091-255X.
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  • Robinson EK, Grau AM, Evans DB, Smid CM, Chiao PJ, Abbruzzese JL, Grimm EA. Cell cycle regulation of human pancreatic cancer by tamoxifen. Ann. Surg. Oncol. 1998 Jun; 5(4): 342-9. PMID: 9641456, ISSN: 1068-9265.
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  • Grau AM, Zhang L, Wang W, Ruan S, Evans DB, Abbruzzese JL, Zhang W, Chiao PJ. Induction of p21waf1 expression and growth inhibition by transforming growth factor beta involve the tumor suppressor gene DPC4 in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells. Cancer Res. 1997 Sep 9/15/1997; 57(18): 3929-34. PMID: 9307274, ISSN: 0008-5472.
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  • Skorin C, Necochea C, Johow V, Soto U, Grau AM, Bremer J, Leighton F. Peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation and inhibitors of the mitochondrial carnitine palmitoyltransferase I in isolated rat hepatocytes. Biochem. J. 1992 Jan 1/15/1992; 281 ( Pt 2): 561-7. PMID: 1736904, PMCID: PMC1130722, ISSN: 0264-6021.
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  • López F, Grau AM, Méndez A, Zúñiga A. [Radiation enteritis: the results of surgical treatment]. Rev Med Chil. 1990 Dec; 118(12): 1338-43. PMID: 2152665, ISSN: 0034-9887.
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