Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Frances Valdes, M.D.

General Information

Frances  Valdes, M.D.



  • English
  • Spanish


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


  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology - Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Interests

Benign Hematology
Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
Breast Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal and Stomach Cancer
Gynecological Cancer
Head & Neck Cancer
Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma and Related Blood Cancer
Liver (Pimary) Cancer
Lymphoma, CLL/SLL, Leukemia (Hairy Cell)
Melanoma and Skin Cancers
Neuro-Oncology (Primary Brain and Spine tumors)
Pancreatic and Biliary Cancer
Prostate, Kidney, Bladder, Testis and Adrenocortical Cancer
Thoracic Cancer
Thyroid and Related Endocrine Tumors
Unknown Primary


1994-1998 Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
1990-1994 Medicine
Duke Univeristy -B.S. Biological Sciences, magna cum laude


  • Caralis, P., Dybuco, J., Valdes, F.: Cardiovascular disease in women: Attitudes and risk behavior. Clin. Res. 41: 353A, 1993.
  • Nowicki, S., Podos, J., Valdes, F.: Temporal patterning of within-song type and between-song type variation in song repertoires. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 34: 329-335, 1994.
  • Walston, J., Silver, K., Laheri, A., Valdes, F., et al.: The Trp64Arg beta-3-adrenergic receptor variant is not associated with the insulin resistance syndrome in participants of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA). J. Gerontology
  • Valdes, F., Chow, W.A.: The HIV protease inhibitor Nelfinavir inhibits human SW872 liposarcoma clonogenicity by inducing apoptosis and is associated with an increase in levels of SREBP-1. AACR Meeting Abstracts, Mar 2004; 2004: 123. Abstract# 535
  • F. Valdes, J. H. Doroshow, W. Chow, L. Leong, K. Margolin, R. Morgan, P. Twardowski, Z. Al-Kadhimi, P. Frankel, G. Somlo: Tandem High-Dose Chemotherapy and Peripheral Stem Cell Rescue in Patients with Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Ewing’s/PNET and Rhabdomyosarcoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2005 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings. Vol 23, No. 16S, Part I of II (June 1 Supplement), 2005: 9065.
  • Chow, W.A., Guo, S., Valdes, F.: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) therapy for liposarcoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2006 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I. Vol 24, No. 18S (June 20 Supplement), 2006: 9564.
  • Chow, W.A., Pan, J., Mott, M., Valdes, F., et al.: Phase I study of nelfinavir in liposarcoma. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.

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