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  • June 30, 2015

    The new site showcases the cutting-edge research taking place across DF/HCC and fosters collaboration among Center members across our seven institutions.

  • June 29, 2015

    The Health Communication Core (HCC) works with investigators to develop informational resources that are evidence-based, creative, and effective in supporting their research activities.

  • June 26, 2015

    Learn more about these scientists and their research interests.

  • June 26, 2015

    Congratulations to the following DF/HCC faculty, who have been recognized for their outstanding research contributions recently

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  • Ezzati M, Obermeyer Z, Tzoulaki I, Mayosi BM, Elliott P, Leon DA. Contributions of risk factors and medical care to cardiovascular mortality trends. Nat Rev Cardiol 2015. PubMed
  • Campa D, Barrdahl M, Gaudet MM, Black A, Chanock SJ, Diver WR, Gapstur SM, Haiman C, Hankinson S, Hazra A, Henderson B, Hoover RN, Hunter DJ, Joshi AD, Kraft P, Le Marchand L, Lindström S, Willett W, Travis RC, Amiano P, Siddiq A, Trichopoulos D, Sund M, Tjønneland A, Weiderpass E, Peeters PH, Panico S, Dossus L, Ziegler RG, Canzian F, Kaaks R. Genetic risk variants associated with in situ breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res 2015; 17:82. PubMed
  • Heidari P, Esfahani S, Turker NS, Wong G, Wang TC, Rustgi AK, Mahmood U. Imaging of the secreted extracellular periostin, an important marker of invasion in tumor microenvironment in esophageal cancer. J Nucl Med 2015. PubMed
  • Hanske J, Sanchez A, Schmid M, Meyer CP, Abdollah F, Feldman AS, Kibel AS, Sammon JD, Menon M, Eswara JR, Noldus J, Trinh QD. A Comparison of 30-Day Perioperative Outcomes in Open Versus Minimally Invasive Nephroureterectomy for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Analysis of 896 Patients from the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. J Endourol 2015. PubMed
  • Brown KK, Montaser-Kouhsari L, Beck AH, Toker A. MERIT40 Is an Akt Substrate that Promotes Resolution of DNA Damage Induced by Chemotherapy. Cell Rep 2015; 11:1358-66. PubMed
  • Ju W, Kim HJ, Hankinson SE, De Vivo I, Cho E. Prospective study of body fat distribution and the risk of endometrial cancer. 2015. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Kim HT, Lange PB, Bindra B, Reynolds CG, Chammas MJ, Armand P, Cutler CS, Ho VT, Glotzbecker B, Nikiforow S, Ritz J, Blazar BR, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Alyea EP. A Bortezomib-based Regimen Offers Promising Survival and Graft-vs.-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Myeloablative HLA-Mismatched and Unrelated Donor Transplantation: A Phase II Trial. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015. PubMed
  • Reagan MR, Liaw L, Rosen CJ, Ghobrial IM. Dynamic interplay between bone and multiple myeloma: Emerging roles of the osteoblast. Bone 2015; 75:161-169. PubMed
  • Xu J, Zhang W, Lv Q, Zhu D. Overexpression of miR-21 promotes the proliferation and migration of cervical cancer cells via the inhibition of PTEN. Oncol Rep 2015; 33:3108-16. PubMed
  • Ren X, Tapias LF, Jank BJ, Mathisen DJ, Lanuti M, Ott HC. Ex vivo non-invasive assessment of cell viability and proliferation in bio-engineered whole organ constructs. Biomaterials 2015; 52:103-12. PubMed
  • Charest JM, Okamoto T, Kitano K, Yasuda A, Gilpin SE, Mathisen DJ, Ott HC. Design and validation of a clinical-scale bioreactor for long-term isolated lung culture. Biomaterials 2015; 52:79-87. PubMed
  • Ho FC, Zhang W, Li YY, Chan BP. Mechanoresponsive, omni-directional and local matrix-degrading actin protrusions in human mesenchymal stem cells microencapsulated in a 3D collagen matrix. Biomaterials 2015; 53:392-405. PubMed
  • Kirchhoff AC, Parsons HM, Kuhlthau KA, Leisenring W, Donelan K, Warner EL, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC, Park ER. Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance Coverage Among Long-term Childhood Cancer Survivors. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Friedberg MW, Rosenthal MB, Werner RM, Volpp KG, Schneider EC. Effects of a Medical Home and Shared Savings Intervention on Quality and Utilization of Care. JAMA Intern Med 2015. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Powers BW, Makar M, Keating NL, Cutler DM. Physician Characteristics Strongly Predict Patient Enrollment In Hospice. Health Aff (Millwood) 2015; 34:993-1000. PubMed
  • McKenzie F, Ferrari P, Freisling H, Chajès V, Rinaldi S, de Batlle J, Dahm CC, Overvad K, Baglietto L, Dartois L, Dossus L, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Trichopoulou A, Krogh V, Panico S, Tumino R, Rosso S, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, May A, Peeters PH, Weiderpass E, Buckland G, Sanchez MJ, Navarro C, Ardanaz E, Andersson A, Sund M, Ericson U, Wirfält E, Key TJ, Travis RC, Gunter M, Riboli E, Vergnaud AC, Romieu I. Healthy lifestyle and risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort study. Int J Cancer 2015; 136:2640-8. PubMed
  • Vaz-Luis I, Lin NU, Keating NL, Barry WT, Lii H, Winer EP, Freedman RA. Racial differences in outcomes for patients with metastatic breast cancer by disease subtype. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2015; 151:697-707. PubMed
  • Trinh QD, Nguyen PL, Leow JJ, Dalela D, Chao GF, Mahal BA, Nayak M, Schmid M, Choueiri TK, Aizer AA. Cancer-specific mortality of asian americans diagnosed with cancer: a nationwide population-based assessment. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Sandvei MS, Lagiou P, Romundstad PR, Trichopoulos D, Vatten LJ. Size at birth and risk of breast cancer: update from a prospective population-based study. Eur J Epidemiol 2015. PubMed
  • Liu XS, Genet MD, Haines JE, Mehanna EK, Wu S, Chen HI, Chen Y, Qureshi AA, Han J, Chen X, Fisher DE, Pandolfi PP, Yuan ZM. ZBTB7A suppresses melanoma metastasis by transcriptionally repressing MCAM. Mol Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Tulsky JA. Decision Aids in Serious Illness: Moving What Works Into Practice. JAMA Intern Med 2015. PubMed
  • Cao Y, Nimptsch K, Shui IM, Platz EA, Wu K, Pollak MN, Kenfield SA, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci EL. Prediagnostic plasma IGFBP-1, IGF-1 and risk of prostate cancer. Int J Cancer 2015; 136:2418-26. PubMed
  • García-Albéniz X, Maurel J, Hernán MA. Why post-progression survival and post-relapse survival are not appropriate measures of efficacy in cancer randomized clinical trials. Int J Cancer 2015; 136:2444-7. PubMed
  • Sanz MA, Montesinos P, Kim HT, Ruiz-Argüelles GJ, Undurraga MS, Uriarte MR, Martínez L, Jacomo RH, Gutiérrez-Aguirre H, Melo RA, Bittencourt R, Pasquini R, Pagnano K, Fagundes EM, Vellenga E, Holowiecka A, González-Huerta AJ, Fernández P, De la Serna J, Brunet S, De Lisa E, González-Campos J, Ribera JM, Krsnik I, Ganser A, Berliner N, Ribeiro RC, Lo-Coco F, Löwenberg B, Rego EM, . All-trans retinoic acid with daunorubicin or idarubicin for risk-adapted treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia: a matched-pair analysis of the PETHEMA LPA-2005 and IC-APL studies. Ann. Hematol. 2015. PubMed
  • Samir AE, Dhyani M, Anvari A, Prescott J, Halpern EF, Faquin WC, Stephen A. Shear-Wave Elastography for the Preoperative Risk Stratification of Follicular-patterned Lesions of the Thyroid: Diagnostic Accuracy and Optimal Measurement Plane. Radiology 2015. PubMed
  • Zhang W, Du Y, Jiang T, Geng W, Yuan J, Zhang D. Upregulation of GRIM‑19 inhibits the growth and invasion of human breast cancer cells. 2015. PubMed
  • Kardon JR, Yien YY, Huston NC, Branco DS, Hildick-Smith GJ, Rhee KY, Paw BH, Baker TA. Mitochondrial ClpX Activates a Key Enzyme for Heme Biosynthesis and Erythropoiesis. Cell 2015; 161:858-67. PubMed
  • Li F, Qu H, Cao HC, Li MH, Chen C, Chen XF, Yu B, Yu L, Zheng LM, Zhang W. Both FOXO3a and FOXO1 are involved in the HGF-protective pathway against apoptosis in endothelial Cells. Cell Biol Int 2015. PubMed
  • Reck-Peterson SL. Dynactin revealed. Nat Struct Mol Biol 2015; 22:359-60. PubMed
  • Schmid M, Dalela D, Tahbaz R, Langetepe J, Randazzo M, Dahlem R, Fisch M, Trinh QD, Chun FK. Novel biomarkers of acute kidney injury: Evaluation and evidence in urologic surgery. World J Nephrol 2015; 4:160-8. PubMed
  • Luke JJ, Donahue H, Nishino M, Giobbie-Hurder A, Davis M, Bailey N, Ott PA, Hodi FS. Single Institution Experience of Ipilimumab 3 mg/kg with Sargramostim (GM-CSF) in Metastatic Melanoma. Cancer Immunol Res 2015. PubMed
  • Green AL, Ramkissoon SH, McCauley D, Jones K, Perry JA, Hsu JH, Ramkissoon LA, Maire CL, Hubbell-Engler B, Knoff DS, Shacham S, Ligon KL, Kung AL. Preclinical antitumor efficacy of selective exportin 1 inhibitors in glioblastoma. 2015; 17:697-707. PubMed
  • Chen LS, Hung RJ, Baker T, Horton A, Culverhouse R, Saccone N, Cheng I, Deng B, Han Y, Hansen HM, Horsman J, Kim C, Lutz S, Rosenberger A, Aben KK, Andrew AS, Breslau N, Chang SC, Dieffenbach AK, Dienemann H, Frederiksen B, Han J, Hatsukami DK, Johnson EO, Pande M, Wrensch MR, McLaughlin J, Skaug V, van der Heijden HF, Wampfler J, Wenzlaff A, Woll P, Zienolddiny S, Bickeböller H, Brenner H, Duell EJ, Haugen A, Heinrich J, Hokanson JE, Hunter DJ, Kiemeney LA, Lazarus P, Le Marchand L, Liu G, Mayordomo J, Risch A, Schwartz AG, Teare D, Wu X, Wiencke JK, Yang P, Zhang ZF, Spitz MR, Kraft P, Amos CI, Bierut LJ. CHRNA5 Risk Variant Predicts Delayed Smoking Cessation and Earlier Lung Cancer Diagnosis-A Meta-Analysis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Green AC, Hayman LL, Cooley ME. Multiple health behavior change in adults with or at risk for cancer: a systematic review. Am J Health Behav 2015; 39:380-94. PubMed
  • Nakhlis F, Ahmadiyeh N, Lester S, Raza S, Lotfi P, Golshan M. Papilloma on Core Biopsy: Excision vs. Observation. Ann Surg Oncol 2015; 22:1479-82. PubMed
  • Swanson SA, Miller M, Robins JM, Hernán MA. Definition and Evaluation of the Monotonicity Condition for Preference-based Instruments. Epidemiology 2015; 26:414-20. PubMed
  • Croteau SE, Neufeld EJ. Transition considerations for extended half-life factor products. Haemophilia 2015; 21:285-8. PubMed
  • Gray SW, Cronin A, Bair E, Lindeman N, Viswanath V, Janeway KA. Marketing of personalized cancer care on the web: an analysis of internet websites. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Fairweather M, Wang J, Devlin PM, Hansen J, Baldini EH, Ready JE, Sugarbaker DJ, Bertagnolli MM, Raut CP. Safety and Efficacy of Radiation Dose Delivered via Iodine-125 Brachytherapy Mesh Implantation for Deep Cavity Sarcomas. Ann Surg Oncol 2015; 22:1455-63. PubMed
  • Ellingson BM, Kim E, Woodworth DC, Marques H, Boxerman JL, Safriel Y, McKinstry RC, Bokstein F, Jain R, Chi TL, Sorensen AG, Gilbert MR, Barboriak DP. Diffusion MRI quality control and functional diffusion map results in ACRIN 6677/RTOG 0625: A multicenter, randomized, phase II trial of bevacizumab and chemotherapy in recurrent glioblastoma. Int J Oncol 2015; 46:1883-92. PubMed
  • Nagler EM, Sinha DN, Pednekar MS, Stoddard AM, Gupta PC, Mathur N, Lando H, Aghi M, Shulman Cordeira L, Viswanath K, Sorensen G. Social contextual factors and tobacco use among Indian teachers: Insights from the Bihar School Teachers' Study. Prev Med 2015; 74:24-30. PubMed
  • Wei S, Kozono S, Kats L, Nechama M, Li W, Guarnerio J, Luo M, You MH, Yao Y, Kondo A, Hu H, Bozkurt G, Moerke NJ, Cao S, Reschke M, Chen CH, Rego EM, Lo-Coco F, Cantley LC, Lee TH, Wu H, Zhang Y, Pandolfi PP, Zhou XZ, Lu KP. Active Pin1 is a key target of all-trans retinoic acid in acute promyelocytic leukemia and breast cancer. Nat Med 2015; 21:457-66. PubMed
  • Chung YJ, Kim HJ, Park SH, Yoon JH, Kim MR, Nam SW, MacLaughlin DT, Donahoe PK, Kim JH. Transcriptome analysis reveals that M端llerian inhibiting substance regulates signaling pathways that contribute to endometrial carcinogenesis. Int J Oncol 2015; 46:2039-46. PubMed
  • Jakacki RI, Burger PC, Kocak M, Boyett JM, Goldwein J, Mehta M, Packer RJ, Tarbell NJ, Pollack IF. Outcome and prognostic factors for children with supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors treated with carboplatin during radiotherapy: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015; 62:776-83. PubMed
  • Zafar SY, Ubel PA, Tulsky JA, Pollak KI. Cost-related health literacy: a key component of high-quality cancer care. J Oncol Pract 2015; 11:171-3. PubMed
  • Tulsky JA. Improving quality of care for serious illness: findings and recommendations of the institute of medicine report on dying in america. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175:840-1. PubMed
  • Mavaddat N, Pharoah PD, Michailidou K, Tyrer J, Brook MN, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Dunning AM, Shah M, Luben R, Brown J, Bojesen SE, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Flyger H, Czene K, Darabi H, Eriksson M, Peto J, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Dudbridge F, Johnson N, Schmidt MK, Broeks A, Verhoef S, Rutgers EJ, Swerdlow A, Ashworth A, Orr N, Schoemaker MJ, Figueroa J, Chanock SJ, Brinton L, Lissowska J, Couch FJ, Olson JE, Vachon C, Pankratz VS, Lambrechts D, Wildiers H, Van Ongeval C, van Limbergen E, Kristensen V, Grenaker Alnæs G, Nord S, Borresen-Dale AL, Nevanlinna H, Muranen TA, Aittomäki K, Blomqvist C, Chang-Claude J, Rudolph A, Seibold P, Flesch-Janys D, Fasching PA, Haeberle L, Ekici AB, Beckmann MW, Burwinkel B, Marme F, Schneeweiss A, Sohn C, Trentham-Dietz A, Newcomb P, Titus L, Egan KM, Hunter DJ, Lindstrom S, Tamimi RM, Kraft P, Rahman N, Turnbull C, Renwick A, Seal S, Li J, Liu J, Humphreys K, Benitez J, Pilar Zamora M, Arias Perez JI, Menéndez P, Jakubowska A, Lubinski J, Jaworska-Bieniek K, Durda K, Bogdanova NV, Antonenkova NN, Dörk T, Anton-Culver H, Neuhausen SL, Ziogas A, Bernstein L, Devilee P, Tollenaar RA, Seynaeve C, van Asperen CJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Reed MW, Khusnutdinova E, Bermisheva M, Prokofyeva D, Takhirova Z, Meindl A, Schmutzler RK, Sutter C, Yang R, Schürmann P, Bremer M, Christiansen H, Park-Simon TW, Hillemanns P, Guénel P, Truong T, Menegaux F, Sanchez M, Radice P, Peterlongo P, Manoukian S, Pensotti V, Hopper JL, Tsimiklis H, Apicella C, Southey MC, Brauch H, Brüning T, Ko YD, Sigurdson AJ, Doody MM, Hamann U, Torres D, Ulmer HU, Försti A, Sawyer EJ, Tomlinson I, Kerin MJ, Miller N, Andrulis IL, Knight JA, Glendon G, Marie Mulligan A, Chenevix-Trench G, Balleine R, Giles GG, Milne RL, McLean C, Lindblom A, Margolin S, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Schumacher F, Le Marchand L, Eilber U, Wang-Gohrke S, Hooning MJ, Hollestelle A, van den Ouweland AM, Koppert LB, Carpenter J, Clarke C, Scott R, Mannermaa A, Kataja V, Kosma VM, Hartikainen JM, Brenner H, Arndt V, Stegmaier C, Karina Dieffenbach A, Winqvist R, Pylkäs K, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Grip M, Offit K, Vijai J, Robson M, Rau-Murthy R, Dwek M, Swann R, Annie Perkins K, Goldberg MS, Labrèche F, Dumont M, Eccles DM, Tapper WJ, Rafiq S, John EM, Whittemore AS, Slager S, Yannoukakos D, Toland AE, Yao S, Zheng W, Halverson SL, González-Neira A, Pita G, Rosario Alonso M, Álvarez N, Herrero D, Tessier DC, Vincent D, Bacot F, Luccarini C, Baynes C, Ahmed S, Maranian M, Healey CS, Simard J, Hall P, Easton DF, Garcia-Closas M. Prediction of breast cancer risk based on profiling with common genetic variants. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2015. PubMed
  • Powers BW, Makar M, Jain SH, Cutler DM, Obermeyer Z. Cost savings associated with expanded hospice use in medicare. J Palliat Med 2015; 18:400-1. PubMed
  • Kehl KL, Landrum MB, Kahn KL, Gray SW, Chen AB, Keating NL. Tumor board participation among physicians caring for patients with lung or colorectal cancer. J Oncol Pract 2015; 11:e267-78. PubMed
  • Poliseno L, Pandolfi PP. PTEN ceRNA networks in human cancer. Methods 2015; 77-78C:41-50. PubMed
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