Dr. Brian D. Vicuna, MD

Dr. Brian D. Vicuna, MD

Medical Oncology | Male | 43 years old

EDUCATION Dr. Vicuna graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in bioethics. He received his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident for an additional year. Dr. Vicuna then moved to the Midwest, where he completed his fellowship in medical oncology and geriatric medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST Specializes in the treatment of various cancer types with a special interest in the following areas: geriatric oncology and colon, pancreas and lung cancers. EXPERIENCE Dr. Vicuna joined Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada in September of 2007. Prior to joining the practice, he participated in numerous clinical trials at Northwestern University and written several articles in peer-reviewed journals. PERSONAL As a Filipino-American native of Las Vegas, Dr. Vicuna is excited to be back home. His wife is an Internist here in Las Vegas and they have three children. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Medical Oncology Read more

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I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of our research team, counselors, etc. And second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case and the needs of that patient. It's important that my patients are well cared and also feel well cared for.Read more

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EDUCATION Dr. Vicuna graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a degree in biomedical engineering...Read more

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I've been a patient Dr Vicuna for colon cancer over 3-4 yrs. A recent surgery that was to result in 2-3 weeks inpatient, lasted 12 weeks. This resulted in a significant depression. At a follow up visit with Dr Vicuna I said I was done fighting, wanted to enter hospice. This Dr said my cancer was GONE, I didn't qualify for hospice, I was NOT terminal. He ordered a petscan, and 2 wks later in the office he told me you got your wish the cancer has spread, no cure. No compassion whatsoever!
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EDUCATION

Dr. Vicuna graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in bioethics. He received his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident for an additional year. Dr. Vicuna then moved to the Midwest, where he completed his fellowship in medical oncology and geriatric medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Specializes in the treatment of various cancer types with a special interest in the following areas: geriatric oncology and colon, pancreas and lung cancers.

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Vicuna joined Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada in September of 2007. Prior to joining the practice, he participated in numerous clinical trials at Northwestern University and written several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

PERSONAL

As a Filipino-American native of Las Vegas, Dr. Vicuna is excited to be back home. His wife is an Internist here in Las Vegas and they have three children. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

BOARD CERTIFIED

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Dr. Vicuna's Care Philosophy

I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of our research team, counselors, etc. And second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case and the needs of that patient. It's important that my patients are well cared and also feel well cared for.

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  •  Specializes in Medical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University Calif Irvine Med Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Calif Irvine

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Southern California

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy