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Miguel N. Rivera, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 726-5695


mnrivera@partners.org

Miguel N. Rivera, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School
  • Investigator, Center for Cancer Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research focuses on the relationship between developmental pathways and tumorigenesis in Wilms tumor, the most common pediatric kidney cancer. Our laboratory uses genomic technologies to identify and characterize pathways implicated in pediatric solid tumors and sarcomas. An important feature linking many of these malignancies is their strong association with developmental processes and, in particular, with the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of stem cell populations during organogenesis. Our work combines the use of genomic technologies for direct analysis of tumors with functional analysis of novel pathways that are common to development and cancer.

 

Publications

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  • Faber AC, Farago AF, Costa C, Dastur A, Gomez-Caraballo M, Robbins R, Wagner BL, Rideout WM, Jakubik CT, Ham J, Edelman EJ, Ebi H, Yeo AT, Hata AN, Song Y, Patel NU, March RJ, Tam AT, Milano RJ, Boisvert JL, Hicks MA, Elmiligy S, Malstrom SE, Rivera MN, Harada H, Windle BE, Ramaswamy S, Benes CH, Jacks T, Engelman JA. Assessment of ABT-263 activity across a cancer cell line collection leads to a potent combination therapy for small-cell lung cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015; 112:E1288-96. PubMed
  • Shahid M, Mubeen A, Tse J, Kakar S, Bateman AC, Borger D, Rivera MN, Ting DT, Deshpande V. Branched chain in situ hybridization for albumin as a marker of hepatocellular differentiation: evaluation of manual and automated in situ hybridization platforms. Am J Surg Pathol 2014; 39:25-34. 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
  • 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
  • Riggi N, Knoechel B, Gillespie SM, Rheinbay E, Boulay G, Suvà ML, Rossetti NE, Boonseng WE, Oksuz O, Cook EB, Formey A, Patel A, Gymrek M, Thapar V, Deshpande V, Ting DT, Hornicek FJ, Nielsen GP, Stamenkovic I, Aryee MJ, Bernstein BE, Rivera MN. EWS-FLI1 utilizes divergent chromatin remodeling mechanisms to directly activate or repress enhancer elements in Ewing sarcoma. Cancer Cell 2014; 26:668-81. 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
  • Crompton BD, Stewart C, Taylor-Weiner A, Alexe G, Kurek KC, Calicchio ML, Kiezun A, Carter SL, Shukla SA, Mehta SS, Thorner AR, de Torres C, Lavarino C, Suñol M, McKenna A, Sivachenko A, Cibulskis K, Lawrence MS, Stojanov P, Rosenberg M, Ambrogio L, Auclair D, Seepo S, Blumenstiel B, DeFelice M, Imaz-Rosshandler I, Y Celis AS, Rivera MN, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Fleming MD, Golub TR, Getz G, Mora J, Stegmaier K. The Genomic Landscape of Pediatric Ewing Sarcoma. 2014. PubMed
  • Suvà ML, Rheinbay E, Gillespie SM, Patel AP, Wakimoto H, Rabkin SD, Riggi N, Chi AS, Cahill DP, Nahed BV, Curry WT, Martuza RL, Rivera MN, Rossetti N, Kasif S, Beik S, Kadri S, Tirosh I, Wortman I, Shalek AK, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Regev A, Louis DN, Bernstein BE. Reconstructing and reprogramming the tumor-propagating potential of glioblastoma stem-like cells. Cell 2014; 157:580-94. PubMed
  • Faber AC, Coffee EM, Costa C, Dastur A, Ebi H, Hata AN, Yeo AT, Edelman EJ, Song Y, Tam AT, Boisvert JL, Milano RJ, Roper J, Kodack DP, Jain RK, Corcoran RB, Rivera MN, Ramaswamy S, Hung KE, Benes CH, Engelman JA. mTOR inhibition specifically sensitizes colorectal cancers with KRAS or BRAF mutations to BCL-2/BCL-XL inhibition by suppressing MCL-1. 2014; 4:42-52. 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
  • 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
  • Rheinbay E, Suvà ML, Gillespie SM, Wakimoto H, Patel AP, Shahid M, Oksuz O, Rabkin SD, Martuza RL, Rivera MN, Louis DN, Kasif S, Chi AS, Bernstein BE. An aberrant transcription factor network essential for Wnt signaling and stem cell maintenance in glioblastoma. Cell Rep 2013; 3:1567-79. PubMed
  • Crompton BD, Carlton AL, Thorner AR, Christie AL, Du J, Calicchio ML, Rivera MN, Fleming MD, Kohl NE, Kung AL, Stegmaier K. High-Throughput Tyrosine Kinase Activity Profiling Identifies FAK as a Candidate Therapeutic Target in Ewing Sarcoma. Cancer Res 2013. PubMed
  • Moisan A, Rivera MN, Lotinun S, Akhavanfard S, Coffman EJ, Cook EB, Stoykova S, Mukherjee S, Schoonmaker JA, Burger A, Kim WJ, Kronenberg HM, Baron R, Haber DA, Bardeesy N. The WTX Tumor Suppressor Regulates Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell Fate Specification. Dev Cell 2011; 20:583-96. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rivera MN, Haber DA. Wilms' tumour: connecting tumorigenesis and organ development in the kidney. Nat Rev Cancer 2005; 5:699-712. PubMed
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