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David Ting, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-4000
Fax: (617) 724-6919


dting1@partners.org

David Ting, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Physician, Hematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research is focused on the role of non-coding RNA transcription in cancer as it relates to tumorigenesis and as novel biomarkers. I have recently published the finding that satellite RNA transcription is aberrantly expressed at high levels in pancreatic cancer compared to normal pancreas. The role of these satellite transcripts in cancer development are not fully understood and is an active area of interest in my research. In addition, the HSATII satellite is exquisitely specific for pancreatic cancer and this biomarker is present in pre-neoplastic pancreatic lesions. Given this, it is a promising novel biomarker for early detection and merits further investigation as a clinical diagnostic. In addition, our laboratory has developed microfluidic technology capable of capturing capture circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the peripheral blood of cancer patients. Using non-coding satellite RNA as a biomarker with the CTCs may be used for an effective non-invasive early detection diagnostic.

 

Publications

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  • 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
  • Ferrone CR, Marchegiani G, Hong TS, Ryan DP, Deshpande V, McDonnell EI, Sabbatino F, Santos DD, Allen JN, Blaszkowsky LS, Clark JW, Faris JE, Goyal L, Kwak EL, Murphy JE, Ting DT, Wo JY, Zhu AX, Warshaw AL, Lillemoe KD, Fern├índez-del Castillo C. Radiological and surgical implications of neoadjuvant treatment with FOLFIRINOX for locally advanced and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg 2015; 261:12-7. PubMed
  • Ferrone CR, Ting DT, Shahid M, Konstantinidis IT, Sabbatino F, Goyal L, Rice-Stitt T, Mubeen A, Arora K, Bardeesey N, Miura J, Gamblin TC, Zhu AX, Borger D, Lillemoe KD, Rivera MN, Deshpande V. The Ability to Diagnose Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Definitively Using Novel Branched DNA-Enhanced Albumin RNA In Situ Hybridization Technology. Ann Surg Oncol 2015. PubMed
  • Ting DT, Ryan DP. The wide gulf between stage III and stage IV colon cancer. Lancet Oncol 2014. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ting DT, Spitzer TR, Chaudhary A, Muzikansky A, Colby C, Power K, McAfee S, Ballen K, Attar E, Saidman SL, Preffer F, Sykes M, Dey BR. Clinical outcomes of late rather than early full-donor chimerism in patients with advanced lymphomas receiving nonmyeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic SCT. Bone Marrow Transplant 2008; 42:329-35. PubMed
  • Dey BR, Shaffer J, Yee AJ, McAfee S, Caron M, Power K, Ting DT, Colby C, Preffer F, Ballen K, Attar E, Saidman S, Tarbell N, Sachs D, Sykes M, Spitzer TR. Comparison of outcomes after transplantation of peripheral blood stem cells versus bone marrow following an identical nonmyeloablative conditioning regimen. Bone Marrow Transplant 2007; 40:19-27. PubMed
  • Ting DT, Kyba M, Daley GQ. Inducible transgene expression in mouse stem cells. Methods Mol. Med. 2004; 105:23-46. PubMed
  • Wang C, Ge Q, Ting D, Nguyen D, Shen HR, Chen J, Eisen HN, Heller J, Langer R, Putnam D. Molecularly engineered poly(ortho ester) microspheres for enhanced delivery of DNA vaccines. Nat Mater 2004; 3:190-6. PubMed
  • Perez C, Sanchez A, Putnam D, Ting D, Langer R, Alonso MJ. Poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) nanoparticles as new carriers for the delivery of plasmid DNA. J Control Release 2001; 75:211-24. PubMed
  • Ameer GA, Grovender EA, Ploegh H, Ting D, Owen WF, Rupnick M, Langer R. A novel immunoadsorption device for removing beta2-microglobulin from whole blood. Kidney Int 2001; 59:1544-50. PubMed
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