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Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 726-7805
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Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter D. Schwartz Professor of Oncology, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, MGH Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital



  • Member, Center Scientific Council
  • Institutional Representative for MGH, Executive Committee

Research Abstract

Haber's laboratory interests have focused on the area of cancer genetics, including the etiology of the pediatric kidney cancer Wilms tumor and genetic predisposition to breast cancer. Recently, his laboratory reported that lung cancers with activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) define a subset of "nonsmokers' lung cancer" that are uniquely sensitive to new targeted therapies that target this receptor (tyrosine kinase inhibitors including erlotinib (Tarceva) and gefitinib (Iressa)). This observation has had important implications for the genotype-directed treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, and more broadly for strategies to identify critical genetic lesions in cancers that may serve as an "Achilles heel" and be suitable for molecular targeting. In a collaboration with MGH bioengineering professor Dr. Mehmet Toner, Dr. Haber’s group has recently established the application of a novel microfluidic technology for quantifying and purifying rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the blood of patients with various epithelial cancers. This new application has potentially profound implications for early diagnosis of cancer and for noninvasive molecular profiling of cancers during the course of therapy.



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  • Li W, Reátegui E, Park MH, Castleberry S, Deng JZ, Hsu B, Mayner S, Jensen AE, Sequist LV, Maheswaran S, Haber DA, Toner M, Stott SL, Hammond PT. Biodegradable nano-films for capture and non-invasive release of circulating tumor cells. Biomaterials 2015; 65:93-102. PubMed
  • Kojić N, Milošević M, Petrović D, Isailović V, Sarioglu AF, Haber DA, Kojić M, Toner M. A computational study of circulating large tumor cells traversing microvessels. 2015; 63:187-95. PubMed
  • Sarioglu AF, Aceto N, Kojic N, Donaldson MC, Zeinali M, Hamza B, Engstrom A, Zhu H, Sundaresan TK, Miyamoto DT, Luo X, Bardia A, Wittner BS, Ramaswamy S, Shioda T, Ting DT, Stott SL, Kapur R, Maheswaran S, Haber DA, Toner M. A microfluidic device for label-free, physical capture of circulating tumor cell clusters. Nat Methods 2015; 12:685-91. PubMed
  • Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Ex Vivo Culture of CTCs: An Emerging Resource to Guide Cancer Therapy. Cancer Res 2015; 75:2411-2415. PubMed
  • Kim WJ, Wittner BS, Amzallag A, Brannigan BW, Ting DT, Ramaswamy S, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. The WTX Tumor Suppressor Interacts with the Transcriptional Corepressor TRIM28. J Biol Chem 2015; 290:14381-90. PubMed
  • Reátegui E, Aceto N, Lim EJ, Sullivan JP, Jensen AE, Zeinali M, Martel JM, Aranyosi AJ, Li W, Castleberry S, Bardia A, Sequist LV, Haber DA, Maheswaran S, Hammond PT, Toner M, Stott SL. Tunable nanostructured coating for the capture and selective release of viable circulating tumor cells. Adv. Mater. Weinheim 2015; 27:1593-9. PubMed
  • Javaid S, Zhang J, Smolen GA, Yu M, Wittner BS, Singh A, Arora KS, Madden MW, Desai R, Zubrowski MJ, Schott BJ, Ting DT, Stott SL, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Shioda T, Ramaswamy S, Haber DA. MAPK7 regulates EMT Features and Modulates the Generation of CTCs. Mol Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Flynn RL, Cox KE, Jeitany M, Wakimoto H, Bryll AR, Ganem NJ, Bersani F, Pineda JR, Suvà ML, Benes CH, Haber DA, Boussin FD, Zou L. Alternative lengthening of telomeres renders cancer cells hypersensitive to ATR inhibitors. Science 2015; 347:273-7. PubMed
  • Rothenberg SM, Concannon K, Cullen S, Boulay G, Turke AB, Faber AC, Lockerman EL, Rivera MN, Engelman JA, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Inhibition of mutant EGFR in lung cancer cells triggers SOX2-FOXO6-dependent survival pathways. Elife 2015. PubMed
  • Martel JM, Smith KC, Dlamini M, Pletcher K, Yang J, Karabacak M, Haber DA, Kapur R, Toner M. Continuous Flow Microfluidic Bioparticle Concentrator. Sci Rep 2015; 5:11300. PubMed
  • Liu Y, Asnani A, Zou L, Bentley VL, Yu M, Wang Y, Dellaire G, Sarkar KS, Dai M, Chen HH, Sosnovik DE, Shin JT, Haber DA, Berman JN, Chao W, Peterson RT. Visnagin protects against doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy through modulation of mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase. Sci Transl Med 2014; 6:266ra170. PubMed
  • Bersani F, Lee J, Yu M, Morris R, Desai R, Ramaswamy S, Toner M, Haber DA, Parekkadan B. Bioengineered implantable scaffolds as a tool to study stromal-derived factors in metastatic cancer models. Cancer Res 2014. PubMed
  • Ting DT, Wittner BS, Ligorio M, Vincent Jordan N, Shah AM, Miyamoto DT, Aceto N, Bersani F, Brannigan BW, Xega K, Ciciliano JC, Zhu H, MacKenzie OC, Trautwein J, Arora KS, Shahid M, Ellis HL, Qu N, Bardeesy N, Rivera MN, Deshpande V, Ferrone CR, Kapur R, Ramaswamy S, Shioda T, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Single-cell RNA sequencing identifies extracellular matrix gene expression by pancreatic circulating tumor cells. Cell Rep 2014; 8:1905-18. PubMed
  • Aceto N, Bardia A, Miyamoto DT, Donaldson MC, Wittner BS, Spencer JA, Yu M, Pely A, Engstrom A, Zhu H, Brannigan BW, Kapur R, Stott SL, Shioda T, Ramaswamy S, Ting DT, Lin CP, Toner M, Haber DA, Maheswaran S. Circulating tumor cell clusters are oligoclonal precursors of breast cancer metastasis. Cell 2014; 158:1110-22. PubMed
  • Sullivan JP, Nahed BV, Madden MW, Oliveira SM, Springer S, Bhere D, Chi AS, Wakimoto H, Rothenberg SM, Sequist LV, Kapur R, Shah K, Iafrate AJ, Curry WT, Loeffler JS, Batchelor TT, Louis DN, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Brain Tumor Cells in Circulation Are Enriched for Mesenchymal Gene Expression. 2014. PubMed
  • Wong IY, Javaid S, Wong EA, Perk S, Haber DA, Toner M, Irimia D. Collective and individual migration following the epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Nat Mater 2014. PubMed
  • Bardia A, Haber DA. Solidifying Liquid Biopsies: Can Circulating Tumor Cell Monitoring Guide Treatment Selection in Breast Cancer? J Clin Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Yu M, Bardia A, Aceto N, Bersani F, Madden MW, Donaldson MC, Desai R, Zhu H, Comaills V, Zheng Z, Wittner BS, Stojanov P, Brachtel E, Sgroi D, Kapur R, Shioda T, Ting DT, Ramaswamy S, Getz G, Iafrate AJ, Benes C, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Cancer therapy. Ex vivo culture of circulating breast tumor cells for individualized testing of drug susceptibility. Science 2014; 345:216-20. PubMed
  • Schrader KA, Stratton KL, Murali R, Laitman Y, Cavallone L, Offit L, Wen YH, Thomas T, Shah S, Rau-Murthy R, Manschreck C, Salo-Mullen E, Otegbeye E, Corines M, Zhang L, Norton L, Hudis C, Klein RJ, Kauff ND, Robson M, Stadler ZK, Haber DA, Lipkin SM, Friedman E, Foulkes WD, Altshuler D, Vijai J, Offit K. Genome Sequencing of Multiple Primary Tumors Reveals a Novel PALB2 Variant. J Clin Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Haber DA, Velculescu VE. Blood-Based Analyses of Cancer: Circulating Tumor Cells and Circulating Tumor DNA. 2014; 4:650-661. PubMed
  • Luo X, Mitra D, Sullivan RJ, Wittner BS, Kimura AM, Pan S, Hoang MP, Brannigan BW, Lawrence DP, Flaherty KT, Sequist LV, McMahon M, Bosenberg MW, Stott SL, Ting DT, Ramaswamy S, Toner M, Fisher DE, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Isolation and molecular characterization of circulating melanoma cells. Cell Rep 2014. PubMed
  • Karabacak NM, Spuhler PS, Fachin F, Lim EJ, Pai V, Ozkumur E, Martel JM, Kojic N, Smith K, Chen PI, Yang J, Hwang H, Morgan B, Trautwein J, Barber TA, Stott SL, Maheswaran S, Kapur R, Haber DA, Toner M. Microfluidic, marker-free isolation of circulating tumor cells from blood samples. Nat Protoc 2014; 9:694-710. PubMed
  • Akhavanfard S, Vargas SO, Han M, Nitta M, Chang CB, Le LP, Fazlollahi L, Nguyen Q, Ma Y, Cosper A, Dias-Santagata D, Han JY, Bergethon K, Borger DR, Ellisen LW, Pomeroy SL, Haber DA, Iafrate AJ, Rivera MN. Inactivation of the tumor suppressor WTX in a subset of pediatric tumors. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2013; 53:67-77. PubMed
  • Choy E, Butrynski JE, Harmon DC, Morgan JA, George S, Wagner AJ, D'Adamo D, Cote GM, Flamand Y, Benes CH, Haber DA, Baselga JM, Demetri GD. Phase II study of olaparib in patients with refractory Ewing sarcoma following failure of standard chemotherapy. BMC Cancer 2014; 14:813. PubMed
  • Javaid S, Zhang J, Anderssen E, Black JC, Wittner BS, Tajima K, Ting DT, Smolen GA, Zubrowski M, Desai R, Maheswaran S, Ramaswamy S, Whetstine JR, Haber DA. Dynamic chromatin modification sustains epithelial-mesenchymal transition following inducible expression of Snail-1. Cell Rep 2013; 5:1679-89. PubMed
  • Burger A, Vasilyev A, Tomar R, Selig MK, Nielsen GP, Peterson RT, Drummond IA, Haber DA. A zebrafish model of chordoma initiated by notochord-driven expression of HRASV12. Dis Model Mech 2013. PubMed
  • Liu M, Roth A, Yu M, Morris R, Bersani F, Rivera MN, Lu J, Shioda T, Vasudevan S, Ramaswamy S, Maheswaran S, Diederichs S, Haber DA. The IGF2 intronic miR-483 selectively enhances transcription from IGF2 fetal promoters and enhances tumorigenesis. Genes Dev 2013; 27:2543-8. PubMed
  • Horning SJ, Haber DA, Selig WK, Ivy SP, Roberts SA, Allen JD, Sigal EV, Sawyers CL. Developing standards for breakthrough therapy designation in oncology. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19:4297-304. PubMed
  • Corcoran RB, Rothenberg SM, Hata AN, Faber AC, Piris A, Nazarian RM, Brown RD, Godfrey JT, Winokur D, Walsh J, Mino-Kenudson M, Maheswaran S, Settleman J, Wargo JA, Flaherty KT, Haber DA, Engelman JA. TORC1 suppression predicts responsiveness to RAF and MEK inhibition in BRAF-mutant melanoma. Sci Transl Med 2013; 5:196ra98. PubMed
  • Lee RJ, Saylor PJ, Michaelson MD, Rothenberg SM, Smas ME, Miyamoto DT, Gurski CA, Xie W, Maheswaran S, Haber DA, Goldin JG, Smith MR. A dose-ranging study of cabozantinib in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases. Clin Cancer Res 2013. PubMed
  • Ozkumur E, Shah AM, Ciciliano JC, Emmink BL, Miyamoto DT, Brachtel E, Yu M, Chen PI, Morgan B, Trautwein J, Kimura A, Sengupta S, Stott SL, Karabacak NM, Barber TA, Walsh JR, Smith K, Spuhler PS, Sullivan JP, Lee RJ, Ting DT, Luo X, Shaw AT, Bardia A, Sequist LV, Louis DN, Maheswaran S, Kapur R, Haber DA, Toner M. Inertial focusing for tumor antigen-dependent and -independent sorting of rare circulating tumor cells. Sci Transl Med 2013; 5:179ra47. PubMed
  • Yu M, Bardia A, Wittner BS, Stott SL, Smas ME, Ting DT, Isakoff SJ, Ciciliano JC, Wells MN, Shah AM, Concannon KF, Donaldson MC, Sequist LV, Brachtel E, Sgroi D, Baselga J, Ramaswamy S, Toner M, Haber DA, Maheswaran S. Circulating breast tumor cells exhibit dynamic changes in epithelial and mesenchymal composition. Science 2013; 339:580-4. PubMed
  • Yang W, Soares J, Greninger P, Edelman EJ, Lightfoot H, Forbes S, Bindal N, Beare D, Smith JA, Thompson IR, Ramaswamy S, Futreal PA, Haber DA, Stratton MR, Benes C, McDermott U, Garnett MJ. Genomics of Drug Sensitivity in Cancer (GDSC): a resource for therapeutic biomarker discovery in cancer cells. Nucleic Acids Res 2012; 41:D955-61. PubMed
  • Mitra D, Luo X, Morgan A, Wang J, Hoang MP, Lo J, Guerrero CR, Lennerz JK, Mihm MC, Wargo JA, Robinson KC, Devi SP, Vanover JC, D'Orazio JA, McMahon M, Bosenberg MW, Haigis KM, Haber DA, Wang Y, Fisher DE. An ultraviolet-radiation-independent pathway to melanoma carcinogenesis in the red hair/fair skin background. Nature 2012; 491:449-53. PubMed
  • Miyamoto DT, Lee RJ, Stott SL, Ting DT, Wittner BS, Ulman M, Smas ME, Lord JB, Brannigan BW, Trautwein J, Bander NH, Wu CL, Sequist LV, Smith MR, Ramaswamy S, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Androgen receptor signaling in circulating tumor cells as a marker of hormonally responsive prostate cancer. 2012; 2:995-1003. PubMed
  • Yu M, Ting DT, Stott SL, Wittner BS, Ozsolak F, Paul S, Ciciliano JC, Smas ME, Winokur D, Gilman AJ, Ulman MJ, Xega K, Contino G, Alagesan B, Brannigan BW, Milos PM, Ryan DP, Sequist LV, Bardeesy N, Ramaswamy S, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. RNA sequencing of pancreatic circulating tumour cells implicates WNT signalling in metastasis. Nature 2012; 487:510-3. PubMed
  • Haber DA, Gray NS, Baselga J. The evolving war on cancer. Cell 2011; 145:19-24. PubMed
  • Yu M, Stott S, Toner M, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Circulating tumor cells: approaches to isolation and characterization. J Cell Biol 2011; 192:373-82. PubMed
  • Ting DT, Lipson D, Paul S, Brannigan BW, Akhavanfard S, Coffman EJ, Contino G, Deshpande V, Iafrate AJ, Letovsky S, Rivera MN, Bardeesy N, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Aberrant overexpression of satellite repeats in pancreatic and other epithelial cancers. Science 2011; 331:593-6. PubMed
  • Smolen GA, Zhang J, Zubrowski MJ, Edelman EJ, Luo B, Yu M, Ng LW, Scherber CM, Schott BJ, Ramaswamy S, Irimia D, Root DE, Haber DA. A genome-wide RNAi screen identifies multiple RSK-dependent regulators of cell migration. Genes Dev 2010; 24:2654-65. PubMed
  • Kwak EL, Bang YJ, Camidge DR, Shaw AT, Solomon B, Maki RG, Ou SH, Dezube BJ, Jänne PA, Costa DB, Varella-Garcia M, Kim WH, Lynch TJ, Fidias P, Stubbs H, Engelman JA, Sequist LV, Tan W, Gandhi L, Mino-Kenudson M, Wei GC, Shreeve SM, Ratain MJ, Settleman J, Christensen JG, Haber DA, Wilner K, Salgia R, Shapiro GI, Clark JW, Iafrate AJ. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibition in non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med 2010; 363:1693-703. PubMed
  • Stott SL, Hsu CH, Tsukrov DI, Yu M, Miyamoto DT, Waltman BA, Rothenberg SM, Shah AM, Smas ME, Korir GK, Floyd FP, Gilman AJ, Lord JB, Winokur D, Springer S, Irimia D, Nagrath S, Sequist LV, Lee RJ, Isselbacher KJ, Maheswaran S, Haber DA, Toner M. Isolation of circulating tumor cells using a microvortex-generating herringbone-chip. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010; 107:18392-7. PubMed
  • Ozsolak F, Ting DT, Wittner BS, Brannigan BW, Paul S, Bardeesy N, Ramaswamy S, Milos PM, Haber DA. Amplification-free digital gene expression profiling from minute cell quantities. Nat Methods 2010; 7:619-21. PubMed
  • Wells J, Rivera MN, Kim WJ, Starbuck K, Haber DA. The predominant WT1 isoform (+KTS) encodes a DNA-binding protein targeting the planar cell polarity gene Scribble in renal podocytes. Mol Cancer Res 2010; 8:975-85. PubMed
  • Aiden AP, Rivera MN, Rheinbay E, Ku M, Coffman EJ, Truong TT, Vargas SO, Lander ES, Haber DA, Bernstein BE. Wilms tumor chromatin profiles highlight stem cell properties and a renal developmental network. Cell Stem Cell 2010; 6:591-602. PubMed
  • Dias-Santagata D, Akhavanfard S, David SS, Vernovsky K, Kuhlmann G, Boisvert SL, Stubbs H, McDermott U, Settleman J, Kwak EL, Clark JW, Isakoff SJ, Sequist LV, Engelman JA, Lynch TJ, Haber DA, Louis DN, Ellisen LW, Borger DR, Iafrate AJ. Rapid targeted mutational analysis of human tumours: a clinical platform to guide personalized cancer medicine. EMBO Mol Med 2010; 2:146-58. PubMed
  • Sharma SV, Haber DA, Settleman J. Cell line-based platforms to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of candidate anticancer agents. Nat Rev Cancer 2010; 10:241-53. PubMed
  • Stott SL, Lee RJ, Nagrath S, Yu M, Miyamoto DT, Ulkus L, Inserra EJ, Ulman M, Springer S, Nakamura Z, Moore AL, Tsukrov DI, Kempner ME, Dahl DM, Wu CL, Iafrate AJ, Smith MR, Tompkins RG, Sequist LV, Toner M, Haber DA, Maheswaran S. Isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells from patients with localized and metastatic prostate cancer. Sci Transl Med 2010; 2:25ra23. PubMed
  • Rothenberg SM, Mohapatra G, Rivera MN, Winokur D, Greninger P, Nitta M, Sadow PM, Sooriyakumar G, Brannigan BW, Ulman MJ, Perera RM, Wang R, Tam A, Ma XJ, Erlander M, Sgroi DC, Rocco JW, Lingen MW, Cohen EE, Louis DN, Settleman J, Haber DA. A genome-wide screen for microdeletions reveals disruption of polarity complex genes in diverse human cancers. Cancer Res 2010; 70:2158-64. PubMed
  • Maheswaran S, Haber DA. Circulating tumor cells: a window into cancer biology and metastasis. Curr Opin Genet Dev 2010; 20:96-9. PubMed
  • Zhang J, Ji JY, Yu M, Overholtzer M, Smolen GA, Wang R, Brugge JS, Dyson NJ, Haber DA. YAP-dependent induction of amphiregulin identifies a non-cell-autonomous component of the Hippo pathway. Nat Cell Biol 2009; 11:1444-50. PubMed
  • Zhang J, Song YH, Brannigan BW, Wahrer DC, Schiripo TA, Harris PL, Haserlat SM, Ulkus LE, Shannon KM, Garber JE, Freedman ML, Henderson BE, Zou L, Sgroi DC, Haber DA, Bell DW. Prevalence and functional analysis of sequence variants in the ATR checkpoint mediator Claspin. Mol Cancer Res 2009; 7:1510-6. PubMed
  • Yu M, Smolen GA, Zhang J, Wittner B, Schott BJ, Brachtel E, Ramaswamy S, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. A developmentally regulated inducer of EMT, LBX1, contributes to breast cancer progression. Genes Dev 2009; 23:1737-42. PubMed
  • Rivera MN,Kim WJ,Wells J,Stone A,Burger A,Coffman EJ,Zhang J,Haber DA. The tumor suppressor WTX shuttles to the nucleus and modulates WT1 activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2009; 106:8338-43. PubMed
  • McDermott U,Ames RY,Iafrate AJ,Maheswaran S,Stubbs H,Greninger P,McCutcheon K,Milano R,Tam A,Lee DY,Lucien L,Brannigan BW,Ulkus LE,Ma XJ,Erlander MG,Haber DA,Sharma SV,Settleman J. Ligand-dependent platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-alpha activation sensitizes rare lung cancer and sarcoma cells to PDGFR kinase inhibitors. Cancer Res 2009; 69:3937-46. PubMed
  • Sequist LV,Nagrath S,Toner M,Haber DA,Lynch TJ. The CTC-chip: an exciting new tool to detect circulating tumor cells in lung cancer patients. J Thorac Oncol 2009; 4:281-3. PubMed
  • Chin TM,Quinlan MP,Singh A,Sequist LV,Lynch TJ,Haber DA,Sharma SV,Settleman J. Reduced Erlotinib sensitivity of epidermal growth factor receptor-mutant non-small cell lung cancer following cisplatin exposure: a cell culture model of second-line erlotinib treatment. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14:6867-76. PubMed
  • Rothenberg SM,Engelman JA,Le S,Riese DJ 2nd,Haber DA,Settleman J. Modeling oncogene addiction using RNA interference. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008; 105:12480-4. PubMed
  • Maheswaran S,Sequist LV,Nagrath S,Ulkus L,Brannigan B,Collura CV,Inserra E,Diederichs S,Iafrate AJ,Bell DW,Digumarthy S,Muzikansky A,Irimia D,Settleman J,Tompkins RG,Lynch TJ,Toner M,Haber DA. Detection of mutations in EGFR in circulating lung-cancer cells. N Engl J Med 2008; 359:366-77. PubMed
  • Diederichs S,Jung S,Rothenberg SM,Smolen GA,Mlody BG,Haber DA. Coexpression of Argonaute-2 enhances RNA interference toward perfect match binding sites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008; 105:9284-9. PubMed
  • Bell DW,Brannigan BW,Matsuo K,Finkelstein DM,Sordella R,Settleman J,Mitsudomi T,Haber DA. Increased prevalence of EGFR-mutant lung cancer in women and in East Asian populations: analysis of estrogen-related polymorphisms. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14:4079-84. PubMed
  • Montagut C,Sharma SV,Shioda T,McDermott U,Ulman M,Ulkus LE,Dias-Santagata D,Stubbs H,Lee DY,Singh A,Drew L,Haber DA,Settleman J. Elevated CRAF as a potential mechanism of acquired resistance to BRAF inhibition in melanoma. Cancer Res 2008; 68:4853-61. PubMed
  • Sequist LV, Martins RG, Spigel D, Grunberg SM, Spira A, Janne PA, Joshi VA, McCollum D, Evans TL, Muzikansky A, Kuhlmann GL, Han M, Goldberg JS, Settleman J, Iafrate AJ, Engelman JA, Haber DA, Johnson BE, Lynch TJ. First-Line Gefitinib in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Harboring Somatic EGFR Mutations. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26:2442-9. PubMed
  • Wittner BS,Sgroi DC,Ryan PD,Bruinsma TJ,Glas AM,Male A,Dahiya S,Habin K,Bernards R,Haber DA,Van't Veer LJ,Ramaswamy S. Analysis of the MammaPrint breast cancer assay in a predominantly postmenopausal cohort. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14:2988-93. PubMed
  • McDermott U, Iafrate AJ, Gray NS, Shioda T, Classon M, Maheswaran S, Zhou W, Choi HG, Smith SL, Dowell L, Ulkus LE, Kuhlmann G, Greninger P, Christensen JG, Haber DA, Settleman J. Genomic alterations of anaplastic lymphoma kinase may sensitize tumors to anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors. Cancer Res 2008; 68:3389-95. PubMed
  • Kim WJ, Okimoto RA, Purton LE, Goodwin M, Haserlat SM, Dayyani F, Sweetser DA, McClatchey AI, Bernard OA, Look AT, Bell DW, Scadden DT, Haber DA. Mutations in the neutral sphingomyelinase gene SMPD3 implicate the ceramide pathway in human leukemias. Blood 2008; 111:4716-22. PubMed
  • Zhang J, Smolen GA, Haber DA. Negative regulation of YAP by LATS1 underscores evolutionary conservation of the Drosophila Hippo pathway. Cancer Res 2008; 68:2789-94. PubMed
  • Godin-Heymann N, Ulkus L, Brannigan BW, McDermott U, Lamb J, Maheswaran S, Settleman J, Haber DA. The T790M "gatekeeper" mutation in EGFR mediates resistance to low concentrations of an irreversible EGFR inhibitor. Mol Cancer Ther 2008; 7:874-9. PubMed
  • Li H,Smolen GA,Beers LF,Xia L,Gerald W,Wang J,Haber DA,Lee SB. Adenosine transporter ENT4 is a direct target of EWS/WT1 translocation product and is highly expressed in desmoplastic small round cell tumor. PLoS ONE 2008; 3:e2353. PubMed
  • Nagrath S, Sequist LV, Maheswaran S, Bell DW, Irimia D, Ulkus L, Smith MR, Kwak EL, Digumarthy S, Muzikansky A, Ryan P, Balis UJ, Tompkins RG, Haber DA, Toner M. Isolation of rare circulating tumour cells in cancer patients by microchip technology. Nature 2007; 450:1235-9. PubMed
  • Bell DW, Kim SH, Godwin AK, Schiripo TA, Harris PL, Haserlat SM, Wahrer DC, Haiman CA, Daly MB, Niendorf KB, Smith MR, Sgroi DC, Garber JE, Olopade OI, Le Marchand L, Henderson BE, Altshuler D, Haber DA, Freedman ML. Genetic and functional analysis of CHEK2 (CHK2) variants in multiethnic cohorts. Int J Cancer 2007; 121:2661-7. PubMed
  • Diederichs S, Haber DA. Dual role for argonautes in microRNA processing and posttranscriptional regulation of microRNA expression. Cell 2007; 131:1097-108. PubMed
  • McDermott U, Sharma SV, Dowell L, Greninger P, Montagut C, Lamb J, Archibald H, Raudales R, Tam A, Lee D, Rothenberg SM, Supko JG, Sordella R, Ulkus LE, Iafrate AJ, Maheswaran S, Njauw CN, Tsao H, Drew L, Hanke JH, Ma XJ, Erlander MG, Gray NS, Haber DA, Settleman J. Identification of genotype-correlated sensitivity to selective kinase inhibitors by using high-throughput tumor cell line profiling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007; 104:19936-41. PubMed
  • Han M, Rivera MN, Batten JM, Haber DA, Cin PD, Iafrate AJ. Wilms' tumor with an apparently balanced translocation t(X;18) resulting in deletion of the WTX gene. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2007; 46:909-13. PubMed
  • Smolen GA, Schott BJ, Stewart RA, Diederichs S, Muir B, Provencher HL, Look AT, Sgroi DC, Peterson RT, Haber DA. A Rap GTPase interactor, RADIL, mediates migration of neural crest precursors. Genes Dev 2007; 21:2131-6. PubMed
  • Godin-Heymann N, Bryant I, Rivera MN, Ulkus L, Bell DW, Riese DJ, Settleman J, Haber DA. Oncogenic activity of epidermal growth factor receptor kinase mutant alleles is enhanced by the T790M drug resistance mutation. Cancer Res 2007; 67:7319-26. PubMed
  • Erkko H, Xia B, Nikkila J, Schleutker J, Syrjakoski K, Mannermaa A, Kallioniemi A, Pylkas K, Karppinen SM, Rapakko K, Miron A, Sheng Q, Li G, Mattila H, Bell DW, Haber DA, Grip M, Reiman M, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Mustonen A, Kere J, Aaltonen LA, Kosma VM, Kataja V, Soini Y, Drapkin RI, Livingston DM, Winqvist R. A recurrent mutation in PALB2 in Finnish cancer families. Nature 2007; 446:316-9. PubMed
  • Haber DA, Settleman J. Cancer: drivers and passengers. Nature 2007; 446:145-6. PubMed
  • Sharma SV, Bell DW, Settleman J, Haber DA. Epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in lung cancer. Nat Rev Cancer 2007; 7:169-81. PubMed
  • Mulloy R, Ferrand A, Kim Y, Sordella R, Bell DW, Haber DA, Anderson KS, Settleman J. Epidermal growth factor receptor mutants from human lung cancers exhibit enhanced catalytic activity and increased sensitivity to gefitinib. Cancer Res 2007; 67:2325-30. PubMed
  • Sequist LV, Bell DW, Lynch TJ, Haber DA. Molecular predictors of response to epidermal growth factor receptor antagonists in non-small-cell lung cancer. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:587-95. PubMed
  • Rivera MN, Kim WJ, Wells J, Driscoll DR, Brannigan BW, Han M, Kim JC, Feinberg AP, Gerald WL, Vargas SO, Chin L, Iafrate AJ, Bell DW, Haber DA. An X chromosome gene, WTX, is commonly inactivated in Wilms tumor. Science 2007; 315:642-5. PubMed
  • Sequist LV, Joshi VA, J. Response to treatment and survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer undergoing somatic EGFR mutation testing. Oncologist 2007; 12:90-8. PubMed
  • Sharma SV, Gajowniczek P, Way IP, Lee DY, Jiang J, Yuza Y, Classon M, Haber DA, Settleman J. A common signaling cascade may underlie "addiction" to the Src, BCR-ABL, and EGF receptor oncogenes. Cancer Cell 2006; 10:425-35. PubMed
  • Overholtzer M, Zhang J, Smolen GA, Muir B, Li W, Sgroi DC, Deng CX, Brugge JS, Haber DA. Transforming properties of YAP, a candidate oncogene on the chromosome 11q22 amplicon. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2006; 103:12405-10. PubMed
  • Sequist LV, Joshi VA, J. Epidermal growth factor receptor mutation testing in the care of lung cancer patients. Clin Cancer Res 2006; 12:4403s-8s. PubMed
  • Lynch TJ, Adjei AA, Bunn PA, Eisen TG, Engelman J, Goss GD, Haber DA, Heymach JV, J. Summary statement: novel agents in the treatment of lung cancer: advances in epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted agents. Clin Cancer Res 2006; 12:4365s-71s. PubMed
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