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Katherine A. Janeway, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-4994


katherine_janeway@dfci.harvard.edu

Katherine A. Janeway, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Physician, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I am a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist at Dana-Farber / Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center with clinical and research expertise in precision cancer medicine and solid tumors, particularly sarcomas. The focus of my research is the genomics of pediatric solid tumors including expanding the benefits of the precision cancer medicine approach to children with these cancers and a poor prognosis. In addition, I perform clinical trials of new therapies for pediatric sarcomas. My prior work has defined the genomic underpinnings of osteosarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumor, determined that non-standard personalized medicine tests are commonly marketed to cancer patients as being beneficial, established that a multi-institutional precision medicine study is feasible and demonstrated that a significant proportion of children with difficult to treat childhood solid tumors have genomic results with potential clinical benefit. I am the lead pediatric investigator for a comprehensive somatic genotyping study, profile, which has enrolled and sequenced tumor from over 400 pediatric patients. In terms of clinical trials for sarcoma, I am Vice Chair of the Bone Tumor Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the principal North American pediatric oncology clinical trials consortium. I am the Study Chair of COG protocol “AOST1321, a phase II study of Denosumab in Recurrent Osteosarcoma” and the institutional PI of 5 phase II, phase III and biology protocols for bone sarcomas and GIST.

Publications

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  • Ramkissoon SH, Bandopadhayay P, Hwang J, Ramkissoon LA, Greenwald NF, Schumacher SE, O'Rourke R, Pinches N, Ho P, Malkin H, Sinai C, Filbin M, Plant A, Bi WL, Chang MS, Yang E, Wright KD, Manley PE, Ducar M, Alexandrescu S, Lidov H, Delalle I, Goumnerova LC, Church AJ, Janeway KA, Harris MH, MacConaill LE, Folkerth RD, Lindeman NI, Stiles CD, Kieran MW, Ligon AH, Santagata S, Dubuc AM, Chi SN, Beroukhim R, Ligon KL. Clinical targeted exome-based sequencing in combination with genome-wide copy number profiling: precision medicine analysis of 203 pediatric brain tumors. 2017. PubMed
  • Rednam SP, Erez A, Druker H, Janeway KA, Kamihara J, Kohlmann WK, Nathanson KL, States LJ, Tomlinson GE, Villani A, Voss SD, Schiffman JD, Wasserman JD. Von Hippel-Lindau and Hereditary Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma Syndromes: Clinical Features, Genetics, and Surveillance Recommendations in Childhood. Clin Cancer Res 2017; 23:e68-e75. PubMed
  • Hill KE, Kelly AD, Kuijjer ML, Barry W, Rattani A, Garbutt CC, Kissick H, Janeway K, Perez-Atayde A, Goldsmith J, Gebhardt MC, Arredouani MS, Cote G, Hornicek F, Choy E, Duan Z, Quackenbush J, Haibe-Kains B, Spentzos D. An imprinted non-coding genomic cluster at 14q32 defines clinically relevant molecular subtypes in osteosarcoma across multiple independent datasets. J Hematol Oncol 2017; 10:107. PubMed
  • Davis LE, Janeway KA, Weiss AR, Chen YE, Scharschmidt TJ, Krailo M, Glade Bender JL, Kopp LM, Patel SR, Schwartz GK, Horvath LE, Hawkins DS, Chuk MK, Reinke DK, Gorlick RG, Randall RL. Clinical trial enrollment of adolescents and young adults with sarcoma. Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • Janeway KA. Molecular profiling in the clinic: Moving from feasibility assessment to evaluating clinical impact. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • Chmielecki J, Bailey M, He J, Elvin J, Vergilio JA, Ramkissoon S, Suh J, Frampton GM, Sun JX, Morley S, Spritz D, Ali S, Gay L, Erlich RL, Ross JS, Buxhaku J, Davies H, Faso V, Germain A, Glanville B, Miller VA, Stephens PJ, Janeway KA, Maris JM, Meshinchi S, Pugh TJ, Shern JF, Lipson D. Genomic Profiling of a Large Set of Diverse Pediatric Cancers Identifies Known and Novel Mutations across Tumor Spectra. Cancer Res 2017; 77:509-519. PubMed
  • Grohar PJ, Janeway KA, Mase LD, Schiffman JD. Advances in the Treatment of Pediatric Bone Sarcomas. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2017; 37:725-735. PubMed
  • Kratz CP, Achatz MI, Brugières L, Frebourg T, Garber JE, Greer MC, Hansford JR, Janeway KA, Kohlmann WK, McGee R, Mullighan CG, Onel K, Pajtler KW, Pfister SM, Savage SA, Schiffman JD, Schneider KA, Strong LC, Evans DGR, Wasserman JD, Villani A, Malkin D. Cancer Screening Recommendations for Individuals with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Clin Cancer Res 2017; 23:e38-e45. PubMed
  • Weldon CB, Madenci AL, Boikos SA, Janeway KA, George S, von Mehren M, Pappo AS, Schiffman JD, Wright J, Trent JC, Pacak K, Stratakis CA, Helman LJ, La Quaglia MP. Surgical Management of Wild-Type Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: A Report From the National Institutes of Health Pediatric and Wildtype GIST Clinic. J Clin Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Ananth P, Werger A, Voss S, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Janeway KA. Liposomal doxorubicin: Effective treatment for pediatric desmoid fibromatosis. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • Sholl LM, Do K, Shivdasani P, Cerami E, Dubuc AM, Kuo FC, Garcia EP, Jia Y, Davineni P, Abo RP, Pugh TJ, van Hummelen P, Thorner AR, Ducar M, Berger AH, Nishino M, Janeway KA, Church A, Harris M, Ritterhouse LL, Campbell JD, Rojas-Rudilla V, Ligon AH, Ramkissoon S, Cleary JM, Matulonis U, Oxnard GR, Chao R, Tassell V, Christensen J, Hahn WC, Kantoff PW, Kwiatkowski DJ, Johnson BE, Meyerson M, Garraway LA, Shapiro GI, Rollins BJ, Lindeman NI, MacConaill LE. Institutional implementation of clinical tumor profiling on an unselected cancer population. JCI Insight 2016; 1:e87062. PubMed
  • Marron JM, DuBois SG, Glade Bender J, Kim A, Crompton BD, Meyer SC, Janeway KA, Mack JW. Patient/parent perspectives on genomic tumor profiling of pediatric solid tumors: The Individualized Cancer Therapy (iCat) experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2016; 63:1974-82. PubMed
  • Lagmay JP, Krailo MD, Dang H, Kim A, Hawkins DS, Beaty O, Widemann BC, Zwerdling T, Bomgaars L, Langevin AM, Grier HE, Weigel B, Blaney SM, Gorlick R, Janeway KA. Outcome of Patients With Recurrent Osteosarcoma Enrolled in Seven Phase II Trials Through Children's Cancer Group, Pediatric Oncology Group, and Children's Oncology Group: Learning From the Past to Move Forward. J Clin Oncol 2016; 34:3031-8. PubMed
  • Marina NM, Smeland S, Bielack SS, Bernstein M, Jovic G, Krailo MD, Hook JM, Arndt C, van den Berg H, Brennan B, Brichard B, Brown KL, Butterfass-Bahloul T, Calaminus G, Daldrup-Link HE, Eriksson M, Gebhardt MC, Gelderblom H, Gerss J, Goldsby R, Goorin A, Gorlick R, Grier HE, Hale JP, Hall KS, Hardes J, Hawkins DS, Helmke K, Hogendoorn PC, Isakoff MS, Janeway KA, Jürgens H, Kager L, Kühne T, Lau CC, Leavey PJ, Lessnick SL, Mascarenhas L, Meyers PA, Mottl H, Nathrath M, Papai Z, Randall RL, Reichardt P, Renard M, Safwat AA, Schwartz CL, Stevens MC, Strauss SJ, Teot L, Werner M, Sydes MR, Whelan JS. Comparison of MAPIE versus MAP in patients with a poor response to preoperative chemotherapy for newly diagnosed high-grade osteosarcoma (EURAMOS-1): an open-label, international, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Gorlick R. The case for informative phase 2 trials in osteosarcoma. Lancet Oncol. 2016; 17:1022-3. PubMed
  • Cohen B, Roth M, Marron JM, Gray SW, Geller DS, Hoang B, Gorlick R, Janeway KA, Gill J. Pediatric Oncology Provider Views on Performing a Biopsy of Solid Tumors in Children with Relapsed or Refractory Disease for the Purpose of Genomic Profiling. Ann Surg Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Bishop MW, Chang YC, Krailo MD, Meyers PA, Provisor AJ, Schwartz CL, Marina NM, Teot LA, Gebhardt MC, Gorlick R, Janeway KA, Chou AJ. Assessing the Prognostic Significance of Histologic Response in Osteosarcoma: A Comparison of Outcomes on CCG-782 and INT0133-A Report From the Children's Oncology Group Bone Tumor Committee. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • Boikos SA, Pappo AS, Killian JK, LaQuaglia MP, Weldon CB, George S, Trent JC, von Mehren M, Wright JA, Schiffman JD, Raygada M, Pacak K, Meltzer PS, Miettinen MM, Stratakis C, Janeway KA, Helman LJ. Molecular Subtypes of KIT/PDGFRA Wild-Type Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: A Report From the National Institutes of Health Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Clinic. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Morris CD, Teot LA, Bernstein ML, Marina N, Krailo MD, Villaluna D, Janeway KA, DuBois SG, Gorlick RG, Randall RL. Assessment of extent of surgical resection of primary high-grade osteosarcoma by treating institutions: A report from the Children's Oncology Group. J Surg Oncol 2016; 113:351-4. PubMed
  • Vo KT, Edwards JV, Epling CL, Sinclair E, Hawkins DS, Grier HE, Janeway KA, Barnette P, McIlvaine E, Krailo MD, Barkauskas DA, Matthay KK, Womer RB, Gorlick RG, Lessnick SL, Mackall CL, DuBois SG. Impact of Two Measures of Micrometastatic Disease on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Ewing Sarcoma: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group. Clin Cancer Res 2016. PubMed
  • Harris MH, DuBois SG, Glade Bender JL, Kim A, Crompton BD, Parker E, Dumont IP, Hong AL, Guo D, Church A, Stegmaier K, Roberts CW, Shusterman S, London WB, MacConaill LE, Lindeman NI, Diller L, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Janeway KA. Multicenter Feasibility Study of Tumor Molecular Profiling to Inform Therapeutic Decisions in Advanced Pediatric Solid Tumors: The Individualized Cancer Therapy (iCat) Study. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Hong AL, Tseng YY, Cowley GS, Jonas O, Cheah JH, Kynnap BD, Doshi MB, Oh C, Meyer SC, Church AJ, Gill S, Bielski CM, Keskula P, Imamovic A, Howell S, Kryukov GV, Clemons PA, Tsherniak A, Vazquez F, Crompton BD, Shamji AF, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Janeway KA, Roberts CW, Stegmaier K, van Hummelen P, Cima MJ, Langer RS, Garraway LA, Schreiber SL, Root DE, Hahn WC, Boehm JS. Integrated genetic and pharmacologic interrogation of rare cancers. Nat Commun 2016; 7:11987. PubMed
  • Bishop MW, Janeway KA, Gorlick R. Future directions in the treatment of osteosarcoma. Curr Opin Pediatr 2015. PubMed
  • Isakoff MS, Goldsby R, Villaluna D, Krailo MD, Gorlick R, Doski JJ, Womer RB, Janeway KA. Rapid Protocol Enrollment in Osteosarcoma: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015. 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
  • Glover J, Krailo M, Tello T, Marina N, Janeway K, Barkauskas D, Fan TM, Gorlick R, Khanna C, . A summary of the osteosarcoma banking efforts: a report from the Children's Oncology Group and the QuadW Foundation. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015; 62:450-5. PubMed
  • Perry JA, Kiezun A, Tonzi P, Van Allen EM, Carter SL, Baca SC, Cowley GS, Bhatt AS, Rheinbay E, Pedamallu CS, Helman E, Taylor-Weiner A, McKenna A, DeLuca DS, Lawrence MS, Ambrogio L, Sougnez C, Sivachenko A, Walensky LD, Wagle N, Mora J, de Torres C, Lavarino C, Dos Santos Aguiar S, Yunes JA, Brandalise SR, Mercado-Celis GE, Melendez-Zajgla J, Cárdenas-Cardós R, Velasco-Hidalgo L, Roberts CW, Garraway LA, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Gabriel SB, Lander ES, Golub TR, Orkin SH, Getz G, Janeway KA. Complementary genomic approaches highlight the PI3K/mTOR pathway as a common vulnerability in osteosarcoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014; 111:E5564-73. PubMed
  • Gorlick S, Barkauskas DA, Krailo M, Piperdi S, Sowers R, Gill J, Geller D, Randall RL, Janeway K, Schwartz C, Grier H, Meyers PA, Gorlick R, Bernstein M, Marina N. HER-2 expression is not prognostic in osteosarcoma; a Children's Oncology Group prospective biology study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014; 61:1558-64. PubMed
  • Khanna C, Fan TM, Gorlick R, Helman LJ, Kleinerman ES, Adamson PC, Houghton PJ, Tap WD, Welch DR, Steeg PS, Merlino G, Sorensen PH, Meltzer P, Kirsch DG, Janeway KA, Weigel B, Randall L, Withrow SJ, Paoloni M, Kaplan R, Teicher BA, Seibel NL, Smith M, Uren A, Patel SR, Trent J, Savage SA, Mirabello L, Reinke D, Barkaukas DA, Krailo M, Bernstein M. Toward a drug development path that targets metastatic progression in osteosarcoma. Clin Cancer Res 2014; 20:4200-9. PubMed
  • Killian JK, Kim SY, Miettinen M, Smith C, Merino M, Tsokos M, Quezado M, Smith WI, Jahromi MS, Xekouki P, Szarek E, Walker RL, Lasota J, Raffeld M, Klotzle B, Wang Z, Jones L, Zhu Y, Wang Y, Waterfall JJ, O'Sullivan MJ, Bibikova M, Pacak K, Stratakis C, Janeway KA, Schiffman JD, Fan JB, Helman L, Meltzer PS. Succinate dehydrogenase mutation underlies global epigenomic divergence in gastrointestinal stromal tumor. 2013; 3:648-57. PubMed
  • Gorlick R, Janeway K, Lessnick S, Randall RL, Marina N, . Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: bone tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013; 60:1009-15. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Place AE, Kieran MW, Harris MH. Future of clinical genomics in pediatric oncology. J Clin Oncol 2013. PubMed
  • Kelly L, Bryan K, Kim SY, Janeway KA, Killian JK, Schildhaus HU, Miettinen M, Helman L, Meltzer PS, van de Rijn M, Debiec-Rychter M, O'Sullivan M, . Post-transcriptional dysregulation by miRNAs is implicated in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor [GIST]. PLoS ONE 2013; 8:e64102. PubMed
  • Kelly AD, Haibe-Kains B, Janeway KA, Hill KE, Howe E, Goldsmith J, Kurek K, Perez-Atayde AR, Francoeur N, Fan JB, April C, Schneider H, Gebhardt MC, Culhane A, Quackenbush J, Spentzos D. MicroRNA paraffin-based studies in osteosarcoma reveal reproducible independent prognostic profiles at 14q32. Genome Med 2014; 5:2. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Maki RG. New strategies in sarcoma therapy: linking biology and novel agents. Clin Cancer Res 2012; 18:5837-44. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Barkauskas DA, Krailo MD, Meyers PA, Schwartz CL, Ebb DH, Seibel NL, Grier HE, Gorlick R, Marina N. Outcome for adolescent and young adult patients with osteosarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer 2012; 118:4597-605. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Pappo A. Treatment guidelines for gastrointestinal stromal tumors in children and young adults. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 2012; 34 Suppl 2:S69-72. PubMed
  • Schwartz BE, Hofer MD, Lemieux ME, Bauer DE, Cameron MJ, West NH, Agoston ES, Reynoird N, Khochbin S, Ince TA, Christie A, Janeway KA, Vargas SO, Perez-Atayde AR, Aster JC, Sallan SE, Kung AL, Bradner JE, French CA. Differentiation of NUT midline carcinoma by epigenomic reprogramming. Cancer Res 2011; 71:2686-96. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Kim SY, Lodish M, Nosé V, Rustin P, Gaal J, Dahia PL, Liegl B, Ball ER, Raygada M, Lai AH, Kelly L, Hornick JL, , O'Sullivan M, de Krijger RR, Dinjens WN, Demetri GD, Antonescu CR, Fletcher JA, Helman L, Stratakis CA. Defects in succinate dehydrogenase in gastrointestinal stromal tumors lacking KIT and PDGFRA mutations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011; 108:314-8. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Grier HE. Sequelae of osteosarcoma medical therapy: a review of rare acute toxicities and late effects. Lancet Oncol 2010; 11:670-8. PubMed
  • Janeway KA, Liegl B, Harlow A, Le C, Perez-Atayde A, Kozakewich H, Corless CL, Heinrich MC, Fletcher JA. Pediatric KIT wild-type and platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha-wild-type gastrointestinal stromal tumors share KIT activation but not mechanisms of genetic progression with adult gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Cancer Res 2007; 67:9084-8. PubMed
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