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Guru Sonpavde MD

Guru P. Sonpavde MD

Genitourinary Oncology Director, Christopher K. Glanz Chair for Bladder Cancer Research, Assistant Director Phase I Clinical Research Unit, AdventHealth Cancer Institute, Orlando, Florida

Dr. Guru Sonpavde, MD, is the Genitourinary Oncology Director at the AdventHealth Cancer Institute and the Christopher K. Glanz Chair for Bladder Cancer Research. He completed his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Indiana University. He leads multiple cutting-edge clinical trials studying novel immunotherapy and targeted drugs to treat urological cancers, particularly bladder cancer. He is the national or international principal investigator on multiple clinical trials for bladder cancer. He has also led translational projects and developed prognostic classifications and clinical endpoints focused on bladder cancer. He is a member of Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and the Bladder Cancer Task Force of the National Cancer Institute Genitourinary Cancers Steering Committee.


Dr. Sonpavde reports the following:

  • Advisory Board: BMS, Genentech, EMD Serono, Merck, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics/Astellas, Astrazeneca, Exelixis, Janssen, Bicycle Therapeutics, Pfizer, Gilead, Scholar Rock, G1 Therapeutics, Eli Lilly/Loxo Oncology, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Lucence Health, IMV

  • Research Support: Sanofi (iaward), Astrazeneca, Gilead, Helsinn, Lucence, Predicine, BMS, EMD Serono, Jazz Therapeutics, Genecentric, Kure it, NCI (R21)

  • Steering committee of studies: BMS, Bavarian Nordic, Seattle Genetics, QED, G1 Therapeutics (all unpaid), and Astrazeneca, EMD Serono, Debiopharm (paid)
  • Data safety monitoring committee: Mereo
  • Employment: Spouse employed by Myriad
  • Writing/Editor fees: Uptodate, Editor of Elsevier Practice Update Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence
  • Speaking fees: Physicians Education Resource (PER), Onclive, Research to Practice, Medscape, Cancer Network, Masters Lecture Series (MLS)