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Julian Sanchez, MD


Specialty: Surgery
Program: Gastrointestinal Oncology

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Overview

Dr. Julian Sanchez is a colorectal surgeon in the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.  He is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.  He is board certified in both general surgery and colorectal surgery.Dr. Sanchez’s clinical interests include colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, genetic cancer syndromes, minimally invasive surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease related cancers.  His research centers on HPV infection and associated anal cancer.  He is especially interested in the progression of anal dysplasia in immunosuppression and in screening programs for high risk patients.Dr. Sanchez is originally from South Florida and graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Biochemistry.  From there he graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2003.  Dr. Sanchez came to the University of South Florida for his general surgery residency.  During residency he spent additional time conducting research on colorectal cancer genetics.  His research centered on hereditary causes for colon cancer.  He presented his findings at international meetings and published multiple articles on the subject.  Dr. Sanchez was awarded a grant for his work and subsequently won the Harry Bacon Award and a Research Award by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  After completing general surgery residency, Dr. Sanchez received additional, specialized training in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.       After fellowship, Dr. Sanchez practiced as a colorectal cancer surgeon in Los Angeles.  While there he was twice named a “Top Doctor” in Los Angeles by Pasadena Magazine.  Dr. Sanchez returned to Moffitt Cancer Center in 2013 as a colorectal cancer specialist.  He has published multiple journal articles and written several book chapters.  He has presented lectures at national meetings and has been interviewed by national media outlets including TIME Magazine and WebMD.He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Collaborative Group on Inherited Colorectal Cancer.  Dr. Sanchez is fluent in Spanish.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Fellowship:

  • Cleveland Clinic, Ohio - Colorectal Surgery

Residency:

  • University of South Florida - General Surgery

Medical School:

  • Tufts University School of Medicine - MD
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 16028
Transdisciplinary Research in Colorectal Cancer: Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis and Colorectal Cancer
Condition: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19103
Screen to Save: NCI Colorectal Cancer Outreach & Screening Initiative
Condition: Healthy Subjects
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19103
Screen to Save: NCI Colorectal Cancer Outreach & Screening Initiative
Condition: Healthy Subjects
Intervention:
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488).

Publications

  • Tamargo CL, Quinn GP, Sanchez JA, Schabath MB. Cancer and the LGBTQ Population: Quantitative and Qualitative Results from an Oncology Providers' Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Behaviors. J Clin Med. 2017 Oct;6(10). Pubmedid: 28991160. Pmcid: PMC5664008.
  • Hudson J, Schabath MB, Sanchez J, Sutton S, Simmons VN, Vadaparampil ST, Kanetsky PA, Quinn GP. Sexual and Gender Minority Issues Across NCCN Guidelines: Results From a National Survey. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2017 Nov;15(11):1379-1382. Pubmedid: 29118229.
  • Schabath MB, Curci MB, Kanetsky PA, Vadaparampil ST, Simmons VN, Sanchez JA, Sutton SK, Wheldon C, Quinn GP. Ask and Tell: The Importance of the Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care for Sexual and Gender Minorities. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Aug;13(8):542-546. Pubmedid: 28719237.
  • Shetty G, Sanchez JA, Lancaster JM, Wilson LE, Quinn GP, Schabath MB. Oncology healthcare providers' knowledge, attitudes, and practice behaviors regarding LGBT health. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Oct;99(10):1676-1684. Pubmedid: 27161166. Pmcid: PMC5527558.
  • Hanna C, Mullinax J, Friedman MS, Sanchez J. Jejunal diverticulosis found in a patient with long-standing pneumoperitoneum and pseudo-obstruction on imaging: a case report. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2016 Nov;4(4):337-340. Pubmedid: 26220890. Pmcid: PMC5193057.
  • Seydafkan S, Shibata D, Sanchez J, Tran ND, Leon M, Coppola D. Pathology Report: Presacral Noncommunicating Enteric Duplication Cyst. Cancer Control. 2016 Apr;23(2):170-174. Pubmedid: 27218796.
  • Quinn GP, Sanchez JA, Sutton SK, Vadaparampil ST, Nguyen GT, Green BL, Kanetsky PA, Schabath MB. Cancer and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) populations. CA-Cancer J Clin. 2015 Dec;65(5):384-400. Pubmedid: 26186412. Pmcid: PMC4609168.
  • Quinn GP, Schabath MB, Sanchez JA, Sutton SK, Green BL. The importance of disclosure: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning, and intersex individuals and the cancer continuum. Cancer. 2015 Apr;121(8):1160-1163. Pubmedid: 25521303. Pmcid: PMC4505934.
  • Chen YJ, Chen MB, Liu AJ, Sanchez J, Tsai P, Liu A. Dosimetric coverage of the external anal sphincter by 3-dimensional conformal fields in rectal cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiation: implications for the concept of sphincter-preserving radiation therapy. Biomed Res Int. 2014 Jun;2014. Pubmedid: 25089274. Pmcid: PMC4095991.
  • Patel SS, Nelson R, Sanchez J, Lee W, Uyeno L, Garcia-Aguilar J, Hurria A, Kim J. Elderly patients with colon cancer have unique tumor characteristics and poor survival. Cancer. 2013 Feb;119(4):739-747. Pubmedid: 23011893.
  • Arrington AK, Heinrich EL, Lee W, Duldulao M, Patel S, Sanchez J, Garcia-Aguilar J, Kim J. Prognostic and Predictive Roles of KRAS Mutation in Colorectal Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2012 Sep;13(10):12153-12168. Pubmedid: 23202889 . Pmcid: PMC3497263.
  • Kalady MF, Dejulius KL, Sanchez JA, Jarrar A, Liu X, Manilich E, Skacel M, Church JM. BRAF mutations in colorectal cancer are associated with distinct clinical characteristics and worse prognosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Feb;55(2):128-133. Pubmedid: 22228154.
  • Sanchez JA, Dejulius KL, Bronner M, Church JM, Kalady MF. Relative role of methylator and tumor suppressor pathways in ulcerative colitis-associated colon cancer. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Sep;17(9):1966-1970. Pubmedid: 21618350.
  • Sanchez JA, Dejulius KL, Bronner M, Church JM, Kalady MF. Relative role of methylator and tumor suppressor pathways in ulcerative colitis-associated colon cancer. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Sep;17(9):1966-1970. Pubmedid: 21618350.
  • Messick CA, Sanchez J, Dejulius KL, Hammel J, Ishwaran H, Kalady MF. CEACAM-7: a predictive marker for rectal cancer recurrence. Surgery. 2010 May;147(5):713-719. Pubmedid: 20004437.
  • Messick CA, Sanchez J, Dejulius KL, Hammel J, Ishwaran H, Kalady MF. CEACAM-7: a predictive marker for rectal cancer recurrence. Surgery. 2010 May;147(5):713-719. Pubmedid: 20004437.
  • Sanchez JA, Krumroy L, Plummer S, Aung P, Merkulova A, Kalady MF, DeJulius KL, Manilich E, Church JM, Casey G, Skacel M. Genetic and epigenetic classifications define clinical phenotypes and determine patient outcomes in colorectal cancer. Br J Surg. 2009 Oct;96(10):1196-1204. Pubmedid: 19787768.
  • Kalady MF, Sanchez JA, Manilich E, Hammel J, Casey G, Church JM. Divergent oncogenic changes influence survival differences between colon and rectal adenocarcinomas. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Jun;52(6):1039-1045. Pubmedid: 19581844.
  • Messick CA, Sanchez J, Dejulius KL, Church JM, Kalady MF. Genetic and molecular diversity of colon cancer hepatic metastases. Surgery. 2009 Aug;46(2):227-231. Pubmedid: 19628078.
  • Fukuyama R, Niculaita R, Ng KP, Obusez E, Sanchez J, Kalady M, Aung PP, Casey G, Sizemore N. Mutated in colorectal cancer, a putative tumor suppressor for serrated colorectal cancer, selectively represses beta-catenin-dependent transcription. Oncogene. 2008 Oct;27(46):6044-6055. Pubmedid: 18591935. Pmcid: PMC2574581.
  • Sanchez JA, Vogel JD, Kalady MF, Bronner MP, Skacel M, Church JM. Identifying Lynch syndrome: we are all responsible. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Dec;51(12):1750-1756. Pubmedid: 18682882.
  • Sanchez JA, Vogel JD, Kalady MF, Bronner MP, Skacel M, Church JM. Identifying Lynch syndrome: we are all responsible. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Dec;51(12):1750-1756. Pubmedid: 18682882.