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Massimo Loda, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-4001
Fax: (617) 632-4005


massimo_loda@dfci.harvard.edu

Massimo Loda, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
  • Principal Investigator, Pathology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Senior Pathologist, Pathology, Brigham And Women's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

While the selective and irreversible destruction of a given protein occurs through its ubiquitination, this enzymatic process can be reversed by de-ubiquitinating enzymes .

We have been interested for several years in this family of enzymes and recently discovered that one such enzyme, USP2a, is androgen responsive, is overexpressed in prostate tumors, and most importantly, regulates the stability of fatty acid synthase (FAS), essential for tumor cell survival. Since inhibition of this enzyme as well as of its substrate, fatty acid synthase, results in significant prostate cancer cell death, these are both important therapeutic targets in this disease. Dr. Loda's laboratory is focused on the role played by these proteins in prostate carcinogenesis and in the development of USP2a and FAS inhibitors that may be used in the clinic.

The regulation of replication in human cells is complex. Several genes are involved, either favoring or inhibiting progression of cellular division. Targeted protein degradation by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway plays a vital role in monitoring the abundance of several proteins involved in cell cycle regulation. We have shown that loss of p27, a powerful inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases, has been associated with aggressive behavior in a variety of tumors, including prostate cancer. Our laboratory has also demonstrated, for the first time, that targeted destruction of p27 is a mechanism utilized by cancer cells to become more aggressive. Furthermore, we have shown that the ubiquitin ligase responsible for the degradation of p27, Skp2 is overexpressed in estrogen receptor-negative human breast cancers. We focus our research efforts on the dysregulation of p27 in cancer utilizing cell line and animal models as well as human tumors.

Publications

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  • Pandit-Taskar N, O'Donoghue JA, Durack JC, Lyashchenko SK, Cheal SM, Beylergil V, Lefkowitz RA, Carrasquillo JA, Martinez DF, Fung AM, Solomon SB, Gonen M, Heller G, Loda M, Nanus DM, Tagawa ST, Feldman JL, Osborne J, Lewis JS, Reuter V, Weber WA, Bander NH, Scher HI, Larson SM, Morris MJ. A Phase I/II Study for Analytic Validation of 89Zr-J591 ImmunoPET as a Molecular Imaging Agent for Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Zadra G, Batista JL, Loda M. Dissecting the Dual Role of AMPK in Cancer: From Experimental to Human Studies. Mol Cancer Res 2015; 13:1059-72. PubMed
  • Tyekucheva S, Martin NE, Stack EC, Wei W, Vathipadiekal V, Waldron L, Fiorentino M, Lis RT, Stampfer MJ, Loda M, Parmigiani G, Mucci LA, Birrer M. Comparing Platforms for Messenger RNA Expression Profiling of Archival Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissues. J Mol Diagn 2015; 17:374-81. PubMed
  • Martin NE, Gerke T, Sinnott JA, Stack EC, Andren O, Andersson SO, Johansson JE, Fiorentino M, Finn S, Fedele G, Stampfer M, Kantoff PW, Mucci LA, Loda M. Measuring PI3K Activation: Clinicopathologic, Immunohistochemical, and RNA Expression Analysis in Prostate Cancer. Mol Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Cacciatore S, Loda M. Innovation in metabolomics to improve personalized healthcare. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2015; 1346:57-62. PubMed
  • Sinnott JA, Rider JR, Carlsson J, Gerke T, Tyekucheva S, Penney KL, Sesso HD, Loda M, Fall K, Stampfer MJ, Mucci LA, Pawitan Y, Andersson SO, Andrén O. Molecular differences in transition zone and peripheral zone prostate tumors. Carcinogenesis 2015; 36:632-8. PubMed
  • Rider JR, Fiorentino M, Kelly R, Gerke T, Jordahl K, Sinnott JA, Giovannucci EL, Loda M, Mucci LA, Finn S, . Tumor expression of adiponectin receptor 2 and lethal prostate cancer. Carcinogenesis 2015; 36:639-47. PubMed
  • Kehr E, Masry P, Lis R, Loda M, Taplin ME, Hirsch MS. Detecting metastatic prostate carcinoma in pelvic lymph nodes following neoadjuvant hormone therapy: the eyes have it! Histopathology 2015. PubMed
  • Robinson D, Van Allen EM, Wu YM, Schultz N, Lonigro RJ, Mosquera JM, Montgomery B, Taplin ME, Pritchard CC, Attard G, Beltran H, Abida W, Bradley RK, Vinson J, Cao X, Vats P, Kunju LP, Hussain M, Feng FY, Tomlins SA, Cooney KA, Smith DC, Brennan C, Siddiqui J, Mehra R, Chen Y, Rathkopf DE, Morris MJ, Solomon SB, Durack JC, Reuter VE, Gopalan A, Gao J, Loda M, Lis RT, Bowden M, Balk SP, Gaviola G, Sougnez C, Gupta M, Yu EY, Mostaghel EA, Cheng HH, Mulcahy H, True LD, Plymate SR, Dvinge H, Ferraldeschi R, Flohr P, Miranda S, Zafeiriou Z, Tunariu N, Mateo J, Perez-Lopez R, Demichelis F, Robinson BD, Schiffman M, Nanus DM, Tagawa ST, Sigaras A, Eng KW, Elemento O, Sboner A, Heath EI, Scher HI, Pienta KJ, Kantoff P, de Bono JS, Rubin MA, Nelson PS, Garraway LA, Sawyers CL, Chinnaiyan AM. Integrative clinical genomics of advanced prostate cancer. Cell 2015; 161:1215-28. PubMed
  • Brown M, Chinnaiyan A, Farsetti A, Livingston DM, Loda M, Schuele R, Mihich E. 26th pezcoller symposium: cancers driven by hormones. Cancer Res 2015; 75:1177-80. PubMed
  • Courtney KD, Manola JB, Elfiky AA, Ross R, Oh WK, Yap JT, Van den Abbeele AD, Ryan CW, Beer TM, Loda M, Priolo C, Kantoff P, Taplin ME. A Phase I Study of Everolimus and Docetaxel in Patients With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer 2015; 13:113-23. PubMed
  • Rodrigues LU, Rider L, Nieto C, Romero L, Karimpour-Fard A, Loda M, Lucia MS, Wu M, Shi L, Cimic A, Sirintrapun SJ, Nolley R, Pac C, Chen H, Peehl DM, Xu J, Liu W, Costello JC, Cramer SD. Coordinate Loss of MAP3K7 and CHD1 Promotes Aggressive Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res 2015; 75:1021-34. PubMed
  • Blume-Jensen P, Berman D, Rimm DL, Shipitsin M, Putzi M, Nifong TP, Small C, Choudhury S, Capela T, Coupal L, Ernst C, Hurley AD, Kaprelyants A, Chang H, Giladi E, Nardone J, Dunyak J, Loda M, Klein EA, Magi-Galluzzi C, Latour M, Epstein JI, Kantoff P, Saad F. Development and Clinical Validation of an in situ Biopsy Based Multi-Marker Assay for Risk Stratification in Prostate Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Graff RE, Pettersson A, Lis RT, DuPre N, Jordahl KM, Nuttall E, Rider JR, Fiorentino M, Sesso HD, Kenfield SA, Loda M, Giovannucci EL, Rosner B, Nguyen PL, Sweeney CJ, Mucci LA, . The TMPRSS2:ERG fusion and response to androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Prostate 2015. PubMed
  • Bellmunt J, Werner L, Bamias A, Fay AP, Park RS, Riester M, Selvarajah S, Barletta JA, Berman DM, de Muga S, Salido M, Gallardo E, Rojo F, Guancial EA, Bambury R, Mullane SA, Choueiri TK, Loda M, Stack E, Rosenberg J. HER2 as a target in invasive urothelial carcinoma. Cancer Med 2015. PubMed
  • Alagesan B, Contino G, Guimaraes AR, Corcoran RB, Deshpande V, Wojtkiewicz GR, Hezel AF, Wong KK, Loda M, Weissleder R, Benes C, Engelman JA, Bardeesy N. Combined MEK and PI3K inhibition in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer. Clin Cancer Res 2015; 21:396-404. PubMed
  • Penney KL, Sinnott JA, Tyekucheva S, Gerke T, Shui IM, Kraft P, Sesso HD, Freedman ML, Loda M, Mucci LA, Stampfer MJ. Association of prostate cancer risk variants with gene expression in normal and tumor tissue. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2015; 24:255-60. PubMed
  • Dadras SS, Lin RJ, Razavi G, Kawakami A, Du J, Feige E, Milner DA, Loda MF, Granter SR, Detmar M, Widlund HR, Horstmann MA, Fisher DE. A novel role for microphthalmia-associated transcription factor-regulated pigment epithelium-derived factor during melanoma progression. Am J Pathol 2014; 185:252-65. PubMed
  • Bambury RM, Bhatt AS, Riester M, Pedamallu CS, Duke F, Bellmunt J, Stack EC, Werner L, Park R, Iyer G, Loda M, Kantoff PW, Michor F, Meyerson M, Rosenberg JE. DNA copy number analysis of metastatic urothelial carcinoma with comparison to primary tumors. BMC Cancer 2015; 15:242. PubMed
  • Majumder B, Baraneedharan U, Thiyagarajan S, Radhakrishnan P, Narasimhan H, Dhandapani M, Brijwani N, Pinto DD, Prasath A, Shanthappa BU, Thayakumar A, Surendran R, Babu GK, Shenoy AM, Kuriakose MA, Bergthold G, Horowitz P, Loda M, Beroukhim R, Agarwal S, Sengupta S, Sundaram M, Majumder PK. Predicting clinical response to anticancer drugs using an ex vivo platform that captures tumour heterogeneity. Nat Commun 2015; 6:6169. PubMed
  • Pandit-Taskar N, O'Donoghue JA, Beylergil V, Lyashchenko S, Ruan S, Solomon SB, Durack JC, Carrasquillo JA, Lefkowitz RA, Gonen M, Lewis JS, Holland JP, Cheal SM, Reuter VE, Osborne JR, Loda MF, Smith-Jones PM, Weber WA, Bander NH, Scher HI, Morris MJ, Larson SM. (89)Zr-huJ591 immuno-PET imaging in patients with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2014; 41:2093-105. PubMed
  • Priolo C, Pyne S, Rose J, Regan ER, Zadra G, Photopoulos C, Cacciatore S, Schultz D, Scaglia N, McDunn JE, DeMarzo A, Loda M. AKT1 and MYC Induce Distinctive Metabolic Fingerprints in Human Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res 2014. PubMed
  • Chen E, Sowalsky AG, Gao S, Cai C, Voznesensky O, Schaefer R, Loda M, True LD, Ye H, Troncoso P, Lis RT, Kantoff P, Montgomery B, Nelson PS, Bubley GJ, Balk SP, Taplin ME. Abiraterone Treatment in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Selects for Progesterone Responsive Mutant Androgen Receptors. Clin Cancer Res 2014. PubMed
  • Taplin ME, Montgomery B, Logothetis CJ, Bubley GJ, Richie JP, Dalkin BL, Sanda MG, Davis JW, Loda M, True LD, Troncoso P, Ye H, Lis RT, Marck BT, Matsumoto AM, Balk SP, Mostaghel EA, Penning TM, Nelson PS, Xie W, Jiang Z, Haqq CM, Tamae D, Tran N, Peng W, Kheoh T, Molina A, Kantoff PW. Intense Androgen-Deprivation Therapy With Abiraterone Acetate Plus Leuprolide Acetate in Patients With Localized High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Results of a Randomized Phase II Neoadjuvant Study. J Clin Oncol 2014. PubMed
  • Preston MA, Wilson KM, Markt SC, Ge R, Morash C, Stampfer MJ, Loda M, Giovannucci E, Mucci LA, Olumi AF. 5留-reductase inhibitors and risk of high-grade or lethal prostate cancer. JAMA Intern Med 2014. PubMed
  • Yoo S, Pettersson A, Jordahl KM, Lis RT, Lindstrom S, Meisner A, Nuttall EJ, Stack EC, Stampfer MJ, Kraft P, Brown M, Loda M, Giovannucci EL, Kantoff PW, Mucci LA. Androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphism and risk of TMPRSS2:ERG positive prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014. PubMed
  • González-Billalabeitia E, Seitzer N, Song SJ, Song MS, Patnaik A, Liu XS, Epping MT, Papa A, Hobbs RM, Chen M, Lunardi A, Ng C, Webster KA, Signoretti S, Loda M, Asara JM, Nardella C, Clohessy JG, Cantley LC, Pandolfi PP. Vulnerabilities of PTEN-p53-deficient prostate cancers to compound PARP/PI3K inhibition. 2014. PubMed
  • Sioletic S, Czaplinski J, Hu L, Fletcher JA, Fletcher CD, Wagner AJ, Loda M, Demetri GD, Sicinska ET, Snyder EL. c-Jun promotes cell migration and drives expression of the motility factor ENPP2 in soft tissue sarcomas. J Pathol 2014. PubMed
  • Guancial EA, Werner L, Bellmunt J, Bamias A, Choueiri TK, Ross R, Schutz FA, Park RS, O'Brien RJ, Hirsch MS, Barletta JA, Berman DM, Lis R, Loda M, Stack EC, Garraway LA, Riester M, Michor F, Kantoff PW, Rosenberg JE. FGFR3 expression in primary and metastatic urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. Cancer Med 2014. PubMed
  • Wagle N, Grabiner BC, Van Allen EM, Hodis E, Jacobus S, Supko JG, Stewart M, Choueiri TK, Gandhi L, Cleary JM, Elfiky AA, Taplin ME, Stack EC, Signoretti S, Loda M, Shapiro GI, Sabatini DM, Lander ES, Gabriel SB, Kantoff PW, Garraway LA, Rosenberg JE. Activating mTOR mutations in a patient with an extraordinary response on a phase I trial of everolimus and pazopanib. 2014. PubMed
  • Lohr JG, Adalsteinsson VA, Cibulskis K, Choudhury AD, Rosenberg M, Cruz-Gordillo P, Francis JM, Zhang CZ, Shalek AK, Satija R, Trombetta JJ, Lu D, Tallapragada N, Tahirova N, Kim S, Blumenstiel B, Sougnez C, Lowe A, Wong B, Auclair D, Van Allen EM, Nakabayashi M, Lis RT, Lee GS, Li T, Chabot MS, Ly A, Taplin ME, Clancy TE, Loda M, Regev A, Meyerson M, Hahn WC, Kantoff PW, Golub TR, Getz G, Boehm JS, Love JC. Whole-exome sequencing of circulating tumor cells provides a window into metastatic prostate cancer. Nat Biotechnol 2014. PubMed
  • Zadra G, Photopoulos C, Tyekucheva S, Heidari P, Weng QP, Fedele G, Liu H, Scaglia N, Priolo C, Sicinska E, Mahmood U, Signoretti S, Birnberg N, Loda M. A novel direct activator of AMPK inhibits prostate cancer growth by blocking lipogenesis. EMBO Mol Med 2014; 6:519-38. PubMed
  • Riester M, Werner L, Bellmunt J, Selvarajah S, Guancial EA, Weir BA, Stack EC, Park RS, O'Brien R, Schutz FA, Choueiri TK, Signoretti S, Lloreta J, Marchionni L, Gallardo E, Rojo F, Garcia DI, Chekaluk Y, Kwiatkowski DJ, Bochner BH, Hahn WC, Ligon AH, Barletta JA, Loda M, Berman DM, Kantoff PW, Michor F, Rosenberg JE. Integrative analysis of 1q23.3 copy-number gain in metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res 2014; 20:1873-83. PubMed
  • Flavin R, Pettersson A, Hendrickson WK, Fiorentino M, Finn S, Kunz L, Judson GL, Lis R, Bailey D, Fiore C, Nuttall E, Martin NE, Stack E, Penney KL, Rider JR, Sinnott J, Sweeney C, Sesso HD, Fall K, Giovannucci E, Kantoff P, Stampfer M, Loda M, Mucci LA. SPINK1 Protein Expression and Prostate Cancer Progression. Clin Cancer Res 2014. PubMed
  • Selvarajah S, Pyne S, Chen E, Sompallae R, Ligon AH, Nielsen GP, Dranoff G, Stack E, Loda M, Flavin R. High-Resolution Array CGH and Gene Expression Profiling of Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma. Clin Cancer Res 2014; 20:1521-30. PubMed
  • Scaglia N, Tyekucheva S, Zadra G, Photopoulos C, Loda M. De novo fatty acid synthesis at the mitotic exit is required to complete cellular division. Cell Cycle 2014; 13:859-68. PubMed
  • Zu K, Mucci L, Rosner BA, Clinton SK, Loda M, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci E. Dietary lycopene, angiogenesis, and prostate cancer: a prospective study in the prostate-specific antigen era. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2014; 106:djt430. PubMed
  • Zadra G, Photopoulos C, Tyekucheva S, Heidari P, Weng QP, Fedele G, Liu H, Scaglia N, Priolo C, Sicinska E, Mahmood U, Signoretti S, Birnberg N, Loda M. A novel direct activator of AMPK inhibits prostate cancer growth by blocking lipogenesis. EMBO Mol Med 2014; 6:1357. PubMed
  • Crawley DJ, Holmberg L, Melvin JC, Loda M, Chowdhury S, Rudman SM, Van Hemelrijck M. Serum glucose and risk of cancer: a meta-analysis. BMC Cancer 2015; 14:985. PubMed
  • Pettersson A, Lis RT, Meisner A, Flavin R, Stack EC, Fiorentino M, Finn S, Graff RE, Penney KL, Rider JR, Nuttall EJ, Martin NE, Sesso HD, Pollak M, Stampfer MJ, Kantoff PW, Giovannucci EL, Loda M, Mucci LA. Modification of the association between obesity and lethal prostate cancer by TMPRSS2:ERG. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2013; 105:1881-90. PubMed
  • Kasperzyk JL, Finn SP, Flavin R, Fiorentino M, Lis R, Hendrickson WK, Clinton SK, Sesso HD, Giovannucci EL, Stampfer MJ, Loda M, Mucci LA. Prostate-specific membrane antigen protein expression in tumor tissue and risk of lethal prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013; 22:2354-63. PubMed
  • Zu K, Martin NE, Fiorentino M, Flavin R, Lis RT, Sinnott JA, Finn S, Penney KL, Ma J, Fazli L, Gleave ME, Bismar TA, Stampfer MJ, Pollak MN, Loda M, Mucci LA, Giovannucci E. Protein expression of PTEN, insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR), and lethal prostate cancer: a prospective study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2013; 22:1984-93. PubMed
  • Kaelin W, Livingston D, Loda M, Vousden K, Mihich E. Twenty-fifth annual Pezcoller Symposium: Metabolism and tumorigenesis. Cancer Res 2013; 73:6124-7. PubMed
  • Chavarro JE, Kenfield SA, Stampfer MJ, Loda M, Campos H, Sesso HD, Ma J. Blood levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids as markers of de novo lipogenesis and risk of prostate cancer. Am J Epidemiol 2013; 178:1246-55. PubMed
  • Penney KL, Stampfer MJ, Jahn JL, Sinnott JA, Flavin R, Rider JR, Finn S, Giovannucci E, Sesso HD, Loda M, Mucci LA, Fiorentino M. Gleason grade progression is uncommon. Cancer Res 2013; 73:5163-8. PubMed
  • Lunardi A, Ala U, Epping MT, Salmena L, Clohessy JG, Webster KA, Wang G, Mazzucchelli R, Bianconi M, Stack EC, Lis R, Patnaik A, Cantley LC, Bubley G, Cordon-Cardo C, Gerald WL, Montironi R, Signoretti S, Loda M, Nardella C, Pandolfi PP. A co-clinical approach identifies mechanisms and potential therapies for androgen deprivation resistance in prostate cancer. Nat Genet 2013; 45:747-55. PubMed
  • Ittmann M, Huang J, Radaelli E, Martin P, Signoretti S, Sullivan R, Simons BW, Ward JM, Robinson BD, Chu GC, Loda M, Thomas G, Borowsky A, Cardiff RD. Animal Models of Human Prostate Cancer: The Consensus Report of the New York Meeting of the Mouse Models of Human Cancers Consortium Prostate Pathology Committee. Cancer Res 2013. PubMed
  • Zadra G, Photopoulos C, Loda M. The fat side of prostate cancer. Biochim Biophys Acta 2013. PubMed
  • Baena E, Shao Z, Linn DE, Glass K, Hamblen MJ, Fujiwara Y, Kim J, Nguyen M, Zhang X, Godinho FJ, Bronson RT, Mucci LA, Loda M, Yuan GC, Orkin SH, Li Z. ETV1 directs androgen metabolism and confers aggressive prostate cancer in targeted mice and patients. Genes Dev 2013; 27:683-98. PubMed
  • Cai C, Wang H, He HH, Chen S, He L, Ma F, Mucci L, Wang Q, Fiore C, Sowalsky AG, Loda M, Liu XS, Brown M, Balk SP, Yuan X. ERG induces androgen receptor-mediated regulation of SOX9 in prostate cancer. J Clin Invest 2013; 123:1109-22. PubMed
  • Habibollahi P, van den Berg NS, Kuruppu D, Loda M, Mahmood U. Metformin--an adjunct antineoplastic therapy--divergently modulates tumor metabolism and proliferation, interfering with early response prediction by 18F-FDG PET imaging. J Nucl Med 2013; 54:252-8. PubMed
  • Melvin JC, Holmberg L, Rohrmann S, Loda M, Van Hemelrijck M. Serum lipid profiles and cancer risk in the context of obesity: four meta-analyses. J Cancer Epidemiol 2013; 2013:823849. PubMed
  • Jia S, Gao X, Lee SH, Maira SM, Wu X, Stack EC, Signoretti S, Loda M, Zhao JJ, Roberts TM. Opposing effects of androgen deprivation and targeted therapy on prostate cancer prevention. 2013; 3:44-51. PubMed
  • Xu K, Wu ZJ, Groner AC, He HH, Cai C, Lis RT, Wu X, Stack EC, Loda M, Liu T, Xu H, Cato L, Thornton JE, Gregory RI, Morrissey C, Vessella RL, Montironi R, Magi-Galluzzi C, Kantoff PW, Balk SP, Liu XS, Brown M. EZH2 oncogenic activity in castration-resistant prostate cancer cells is Polycomb-independent. Science 2012; 338:1465-9. PubMed
  • Penney KL, Li H, Mucci LA, Loda M, Sesso HD, Stampfer MJ, Ma J. Selenoprotein P genetic variants and mrna expression, circulating selenium, and prostate cancer risk and survival. Prostate 2012. PubMed
  • Grisanzio C, Werner L, Takeda D, Awoyemi BC, Pomerantz MM, Yamada H, Sooriakumaran P, Robinson BD, Leung R, Schinzel AC, Mills I, Ross-Adams H, Neal DE, Kido M, Yamamoto T, Petrozziello G, Stack EC, Lis R, Kantoff PW, Loda M, Sartor O, Egawa S, Tewari AK, Hahn WC, Freedman ML. Genetic and functional analyses implicate the NUDT11, HNF1B, and SLC22A3 genes in prostate cancer pathogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012; 109:11252-7. PubMed
  • Pettersson A, Graff RE, Bauer SR, Pitt MJ, Lis RT, Stack EC, Martin NE, Kunz L, Penney KL, Ligon A, Suppan C, Flavin R, Sesso H, Rider JR, Sweeney CS, Stampfer MJ, Fiorentino M, Kantoff PW, Sanda MG, Giovannucci E, Ding EL, Loda M, Mucci LA. The TMPRSS2:ERG Rearrangement, ERG Expression, and Prostate Cancer Outcomes: a Cohort Study and Meta-analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2012. PubMed
  • Kim J, Keay SK, You S, Loda M, Freeman MR. A synthetic form of frizzled 8-associated antiproliferative factor enhances p53 stability through USP2a and MDM2. PLoS ONE 2012; 7:e50392. PubMed
  • Craig JM, Vena N, Ramkissoon S, Idbaih A, Fouse SD, Ozek M, Sav A, Hill DA, Margraf LR, Eberhart CG, Kieran MW, Norden AD, Wen PY, Loda M, Santagata S, Ligon KL, Ligon AH. DNA fragmentation simulation method (FSM) and fragment size matching improve aCGH performance of FFPE tissues. PLoS ONE 2012; 7:e38881. PubMed
  • Nardella C, Lunardi A, Fedele G, Clohessy JG, Alimonti A, Kozma SC, Thomas G, Loda M, Pandolfi PP. Differential expression of S6K2 dictates tissue-specific requirement for S6K1 in mediating aberrant mTORC1 signaling and tumorigenesis. Cancer Res 2011. PubMed
  • Ceol CJ, Houvras Y, Jane-Valbuena J, Bilodeau S, Orlando DA, Battisti V, Fritsch L, Lin WM, Hollmann TJ, Ferré F, Bourque C, Burke CJ, Turner L, Uong A, Johnson LA, Beroukhim R, Mermel CH, Loda M, Ait-Si-Ali S, Garraway LA, Young RA, Zon LI. The histone methyltransferase SETDB1 is recurrently amplified in melanoma and accelerates its onset. Nature 2011; 471:513-7. PubMed
  • Lee SH, Jia S, Zhu Y, Utermark T, Signoretti S, Loda M, Schaffhausen B, Roberts TM. Transgenic expression of polyoma virus middle T antigen in the mouse prostate gives rise to carcinoma. J Virol 2011. PubMed
  • Anees M, Horak P, El-Gazzar A, Susani M, Heinze G, Perco P, Loda M, Lis R, Krainer M, Oh WK. Recurrence-free survival in prostate cancer is related to increased stromal TRAIL expression. Cancer 2011; 117:1172-82. PubMed
  • Flavin R, Finn SP, Choueiri TK, Ingoldsby H, Ring M, Barrett C, Rogers M, Smyth P, O'Regan E, Gaffney E, O'Leary JJ, Loda M, Signoretti S, Sheils O. RET protein expression in papillary renal cell carcinoma. Urol Oncol 2011. PubMed
  • Ding Z, Wu CJ, Chu GC, Xiao Y, Ho D, Zhang J, Perry SR, Labrot ES, Wu X, Lis R, Hoshida Y, Hiller D, Hu B, Jiang S, Zheng H, Stegh AH, Scott KL, Signoretti S, Bardeesy N, Wang YA, Hill DE, Golub TR, Stampfer MJ, Wong WH, Loda M, Mucci L, Chin L, DePinho RA. SMAD4-dependent barrier constrains prostate cancer growth and metastatic progression. Nature 2011; 470:269-73. PubMed
  • Flavin R, Zadra G, Loda M. Metabolic alterations and targeted therapies in prostate cancer. J Pathol 2010; 223:283-94. PubMed
  • Anees M, Horak P, El-Gazzar A, Susani M, Heinze G, Perco P, Loda M, Lis R, Krainer M, Oh WK. Recurrence-free survival in prostate cancer is related to increased stromal TRAIL expression. Cancer 2010. PubMed
  • Flavin R, Zadra G, Loda M. Metabolic alterations and targeted therapies in prostate cancer. J Pathol 2010. PubMed
  • Baba Y, Nosho K, Shima K, Meyerhardt JA, Chan AT, Engelman JA, Cantley LC, Loda M, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Prognostic significance of AMP-activated protein kinase expression and modifying effect of MAPK3/1 in colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer 2010; 103:1025-33. PubMed
  • Meyer MS, Penney KL, Stark JR, Schumacher FR, Sesso HD, Loda M, Fiorentino M, Finn S, Flavin RJ, Kurth T, Price AL, Giovannucci EL, Fall K, Stampfer MJ, Ma J, Mucci LA. Genetic variation in RNASEL associated with prostate cancer risk and progression. Carcinogenesis 2010; 31:1597-603. PubMed
  • Nguyen PL, Ma J, Chavarro JE, Freedman ML, Lis R, Fedele G, Fiore C, Qiu W, Fiorentino M, Finn S, Penney KL, Eisenstein A, Schumacher FR, Mucci LA, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci E, Loda M. Fatty Acid Synthase Polymorphisms, Tumor Expression, Body Mass Index, Prostate Cancer Risk, and Survival. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:3958-64. PubMed
  • Kenney PA, Wszolek MF, Rieger-Christ KM, Neto BS, Gould JJ, Harty NJ, Mosquera JM, Zeheb R, Loda M, Darling DS, Libertino JA, Summerhayes IC. Novel ZEB1 expression in bladder tumorigenesis. BJU Int 2010. PubMed
  • Grundmark B, Garmo H, Loda M, Busch C, Holmberg L, Zethelius B. The metabolic syndrome and the risk of prostate cancer under competing risks of death from other causes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2010; 19:2088-96. PubMed
  • Zadra G, Priolo C, Patnaik A, Loda M. New Strategies in Prostate Cancer: Targeting Lipogenic Pathways and the Energy Sensor AMPK. Clin Cancer Res 2010; 16:3322-8. PubMed
  • Benedettini E, Sholl LM, Peyton M, Reilly J, Ware C, Davis L, Vena N, Bailey D, Yeap BY, Fiorentino M, Ligon AH, Pan BS, Richon V, Minna JD, Gazdar AF, Draetta G, Bosari S, Chirieac LR, Lutterbach B, Loda M. Met Activation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Is Associated with de Novo Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors and the Development of Brain Metastasis. Am J Pathol 2010; 177:415-23. PubMed
  • Lee SH, Poulogiannis G, Pyne S, Jia S, Zou L, Signoretti S, Loda M, Cantley LC, Roberts TM. A constitutively activated form of the p110beta isoform of PI3-kinase induces prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010; 107:11002-7. PubMed
  • Flores LM, Kindelberger DW, Ligon AH, Capelletti M, Fiorentino M, Loda M, Cibas ES, Jänne PA, Krop IE. Improving the yield of circulating tumour cells facilitates molecular characterisation and recognition of discordant HER2 amplification in breast cancer. Br J Cancer 2010; 102:1495-502. PubMed
  • Vaira V, Fedele G, Pyne S, Fasoli E, Zadra G, Bailey D, Snyder E, Faversani A, Coggi G, Flavin R, Bosari S, Loda M. Preclinical model of organotypic culture for pharmacodynamic profiling of human tumors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010; 107:8352-6. PubMed
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