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Elizabeth A. Guancial, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Genitourinary Oncology, Prostate Cancer, Urology Cancer, Reproductive Organ Cancer; Medical Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Administrative: (585) 275-9319

Office: (585) 275-9319

Fax: (585) 273-1042

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I am a medical oncologist, and my area of expertise is breast cancers, genitourinary cancers with bladder cancer as a special interest. My research focuses on studying how and why bladder cancers develop, discovering new treatments for bladder cancer, and identifying ways to predict how well individual cancers will respond to treatment.

I believe in a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to personalized care where I strive to educate my patients and their families about their disease and treatment options in order to create a management plan that addresses their needs and goals.

Oncology is a challenging and rewarding specialty that, at its best, combines science and art. Successful practice requires understanding the most recent scientific advances, translating them into clinical care, and effectively communicating with patients and their families.

Conditions I treat:

- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Renal cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Penile cancer
- Adrenal cancer

Professional Background

Dr. Guancial completed a Fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to that, Elizabeth completed a residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her medical doctorate at Harvard Medical School, and an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where she graduated summa cum laude.

A former Buffalo resident, Elizabeth has significant experience in research related to bladder cancer and other GU cancers and was awarded a Bladder Cancer Research Award by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. She currently serves as a peer reviewer for the European Oncology & Haematology journal and the British Journal of Urology.



  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 11/30/2012
Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

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2015 - 2016
Fellowship Teaching Award
Sponsor: Hematology Oncology Fellows


Journal Articles

Shah AY, Karam JA, Malouf GG, Rao P, Lim ZD, Jonasch E, Xiao L, Gao J, Vaishampayan UN, Heng DY, Plimack ER, Guancial EA, Fung C, Lowas SR, Tamboli P, Sircar K, Matin SF, Kimryn Rathmell W, Wood CG, Tannir NM. "Management and outcomes of patients with renal medullary carcinoma: a multicentre collaborative study." BJU international.. 2017 Dec 0; 120(6):782-792. Epub 2016 Dec 09.

Dineen M, Hansen E, Guancial E, Sievert L, Sahasrabudhe D. "Abiraterone-induced rhabdomyolysis resulting in acute kidney injury: A case report and review of the literature." Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners.. 2017 Jan 1; :1078155217701294. Epub 2017 Jan 01.

Meng Y, Bernie HL, Weng TH, Ling DA, Messing EM, Guancial E. "Complete Remission of Locally Advanced Penile Squamous Cell Carcinoma after Multimodality Treatment." Rare tumors. 2016 Nov 17; 8(4):6651. Epub 2016 Dec 20.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: "Chapter 4: Multidisciplinary Issues for Newly Diagnosed reviewed Patients- Diagnosis and Initial Evaluation"
Book Title: Breast Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Author List: EA Guancial, SJ Isakoff.
Published By: Demos Medical2010 in New York

Chapter Title: " Chapter 12: Allergic Rhinitis"
Book Title: The MGH Primer of Outpatient Medicine
Author List: EA Guancial
Published By: e-publication2007

Chapter Title: "Chapter 15: Common ENT Disorders"
Book Title: The MGH Primer of Outpatient Medicine
Author List: EA Guancial.
Published By: e-publication2007