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Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital
Phone: (617) 355-6386
Fax: (617) 730-0286


scott.pomeroy@childrens.harvard.edu

Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD

Boston Children's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology, Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Consultant, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Neurologist-in-Chief, Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My laboratory has a primary interest in understanding what regulates the growth of medulloblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors of childhood. Medulloblastomas arise by oncogenic transformation of cerebellar granule cells. Several years ago, we discovered that the tumors express neurotrophins and their receptors, and that the expression of the neurotrophin-3 receptor, TrkC, is correlated with clinical outcome. Patients with tumors expressing high levels of trkC have a more favorable outcome than those with low expression. Our results now indicate that TrkC is more than a prognostic marker. Medulloblastomas undergo apoptosis when grown in vitro in the presence of neurotrophin-3 and apoptosis is highly correlated with TrkC expression in tumor biopsy samples. Moreover, medulloblastomas that have been induced to express TrkC grow more slowly as xenografts in nude mice. Since the majority of medulloblastomas also express the TrkC ligand, we have proposed that tumors with high TrkC expression have a better prognosis because the receptors induce cell death.

Ultimately, we aim to use our understanding of growth regulation in the central and peripheral nervous system to devise new therapies based on molecular mechanisms that underlie disease states. For example, experiments are being planned to test whether neurotrophin-3 can be used as a therapy for medulloblastomas, that may be less toxic than the traditional therapies of radiation and chemotherapy.

Publications

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  • Spence T, Sin-Chan P, Picard D, Barszczyk M, Hoss K, Lu M, Kim SK, Ra YS, Nakamura H, Fangusaro J, Hwang E, Kiehna E, Toledano H, Wang Y, Shi Q, Johnston D, Michaud J, La Spina M, Buccoliero AM, Adamek D, Camelo-Piragua S, Peter Collins V, Jones C, Kabbara N, Jurdi N, Varlet P, Perry A, Scharnhorst D, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Eberhart CG, Ng HK, Gururangan S, Van Meter T, Remke M, Lafay-Cousin L, Chan JA, Sirachainan N, Pomeroy SL, Clifford SC, Gajjar A, Shago M, Halliday W, Taylor MD, Grundy R, Lau CC, Phillips J, Bouffet E, Dirks PB, Hawkins CE, Huang A. CNS-PNETs with C19MC amplification and/or LIN28 expression comprise a distinct histogenetic diagnostic and therapeutic entity. Acta Neuropathol 2014. PubMed
  • Sengupta S, Weeraratne SD, Sun H, Phallen J, Rallapalli SK, Teider N, Kosaras B, Amani V, Pierre-Francois J, Tang Y, Nguyen B, Yu F, Schubert S, Balansay B, Mathios D, Lechpammer M, Archer TC, Tran P, Reimer RJ, Cook JM, Lim M, Jensen FE, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ. 留5-GABAA receptors negatively regulate MYC-amplified medulloblastoma growth. Acta Neuropathol 2014; 127:593-603. PubMed
  • Shih DJ, Northcott PA, Remke M, Korshunov A, Ramaswamy V, Kool M, Luu B, Yao Y, Wang X, Dubuc AM, Garzia L, Peacock J, Mack SC, Wu X, Rolider A, Morrissy AS, Cavalli FM, Jones DT, Zitterbart K, Faria CC, Schüller U, Kren L, Kumabe T, Tominaga T, Shin Ra Y, Garami M, Hauser P, Chan JA, Robinson S, Bognár L, Klekner A, Saad AG, Liau LM, Albrecht S, Fontebasso A, Cinalli G, De Antonellis P, Zollo M, Cooper MK, Thompson RC, Bailey S, Lindsey JC, Di Rocco C, Massimi L, Michiels EM, Scherer SW, Phillips JJ, Gupta N, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Vibhakar R, Eberhart CG, Fouladi M, Lach B, Jung S, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Fèvre-Montange M, Jouvet A, Jabado N, Pollack IF, Weiss WA, Lee JY, Cho BK, Kim SK, Wang KC, Leonard JR, Rubin JB, de Torres C, Lavarino C, Mora J, Cho YJ, Tabori U, Olson JM, Gajjar A, Packer RJ, Rutkowski S, Pomeroy SL, French PJ, Kloosterhof NK, Kros JM, Van Meir EG, Clifford SC, Bourdeaut F, Delattre O, Doz FF, Hawkins CE, Malkin D, Grajkowska WA, Perek-Polnik M, Bouffet E, Rutka JT, Pfister SM, Taylor MD. Cytogenetic prognostication within medulloblastoma subgroups. J Clin Oncol 2014; 32:886-96. PubMed
  • Kool M, Jones DT, Jäger N, Northcott PA, Pugh TJ, Hovestadt V, Piro RM, Esparza LA, Markant SL, Remke M, Milde T, Bourdeaut F, Ryzhova M, Sturm D, Pfaff E, Stark S, Hutter S, Seker-Cin H, Johann P, Bender S, Schmidt C, Rausch T, Shih D, Reimand J, Sieber L, Wittmann A, Linke L, Witt H, Weber UD, Zapatka M, König R, Beroukhim R, Bergthold G, van Sluis P, Volckmann R, Koster J, Versteeg R, Schmidt S, Wolf S, Lawerenz C, Bartholomae CC, von Kalle C, Unterberg A, Herold-Mende C, Hofer S, Kulozik AE, von Deimling A, Scheurlen W, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Hasselblatt M, Crawford JR, Grant GA, Jabado N, Perry A, Cowdrey C, Croul S, Zadeh G, Korbel JO, Doz F, Delattre O, Bader GD, McCabe MG, Collins VP, Kieran MW, Cho YJ, Pomeroy SL, Witt O, Brors B, Taylor MD, Schüller U, Korshunov A, Eils R, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Lichter P, Pfister SM, . Genome sequencing of SHH medulloblastoma predicts genotype-related response to smoothened inhibition. Cancer Cell 2014; 25:393-405. PubMed
  • Gottardo NG, Hansford JR, McGlade JP, Alvaro F, Ashley DM, Bailey S, Baker DL, Bourdeaut F, Cho YJ, Clay M, Clifford SC, Cohn RJ, Cole CH, Dallas PB, Downie P, Doz F, Ellison DW, Endersby R, Fisher PG, Hassall T, Heath JA, Hii HL, Jones DT, Junckerstorff R, Kellie S, Kool M, Kotecha RS, Lichter P, Laughton SJ, Lee S, McCowage G, Northcott PA, Olson JM, Packer RJ, Pfister SM, Pietsch T, Pizer B, Pomeroy SL, Remke M, Robinson GW, Rutkowski S, Schoep T, Shelat AA, Stewart CF, Sullivan M, Taylor MD, Wainwright B, Walwyn T, Weiss WA, Williamson D, Gajjar A. Medulloblastoma Down Under 2013: a report from the third annual meeting of the International Medulloblastoma Working Group. Acta Neuropathol 2014; 127:189-201. 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
  • Zhukova N, Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Martin DC, Castelo-Branco P, Zhang CH, Fraser M, Tse K, Poon R, Shih DJ, Baskin B, Ray PN, Bouffet E, Dirks P, von Bueren AO, Pfaff E, Korshunov A, Jones DT, Northcott PA, Kool M, Pugh TJ, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ, Pietsch T, Gessi M, Rutkowski S, Bognár L, Cho BK, Eberhart CG, Conter CF, Fouladi M, French PJ, Grajkowska WA, Gupta N, Hauser P, Jabado N, Vasiljevic A, Jung S, Kim SK, Klekner A, Kumabe T, Lach B, Leonard JR, Liau LM, Massimi L, Pollack IF, Ra YS, Rubin JB, Van Meir EG, Wang KC, Weiss WA, Zitterbart K, Bristow RG, Alman B, Hawkins CE, Malkin D, Clifford SC, Pfister SM, Taylor MD, Tabori U. WNT activation by lithium abrogates TP53 mutation associated radiation resistance in medulloblastoma. Acta Neuropathol Commun 2015; 2:174. PubMed
  • Archer TC, Pomeroy SL. A developmental program drives aggressive embryonal brain tumors. Nat Genet 2013; 46:2-3. PubMed
  • Remke M, Ramaswamy V, Peacock J, Shih DJ, Koelsche C, Northcott PA, Hill N, Cavalli FM, Kool M, Wang X, Mack SC, Barszczyk M, Morrissy AS, Wu X, Agnihotri S, Luu B, Jones DT, Garzia L, Dubuc AM, Zhukova N, Vanner R, Kros JM, French PJ, Van Meir EG, Vibhakar R, Zitterbart K, Chan JA, Bognár L, Klekner A, Lach B, Jung S, Saad AG, Liau LM, Albrecht S, Zollo M, Cooper MK, Thompson RC, Delattre OO, Bourdeaut F, Doz FF, Garami M, Hauser P, Carlotti CG, Van Meter TE, Massimi L, Fults D, Pomeroy SL, Kumabe T, Ra YS, Leonard JR, Elbabaa SK, Mora J, Rubin JB, Cho YJ, McLendon RE, Bigner DD, Eberhart CG, Fouladi M, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Faria CC, Croul SE, Huang A, Bouffet E, Hawkins CE, Dirks PB, Weiss WA, Schüller U, Pollack IF, Rutkowski S, Meyronet D, Jouvet A, Fèvre-Montange M, Jabado N, Perek-Polnik M, Grajkowska WA, Kim SK, Rutka JT, Malkin D, Tabori U, Pfister SM, Korshunov A, von Deimling A, Taylor MD. TERT promoter mutations are highly recurrent in SHH subgroup medulloblastoma. Acta Neuropathol 2013; 126:917-29. PubMed
  • Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Bouffet E, Faria CC, Perreault S, Cho YJ, Shih DJ, Luu B, Dubuc AM, Northcott PA, Schüller U, Gururangan S, McLendon R, Bigner D, Fouladi M, Ligon KL, Pomeroy SL, Dunn S, Triscott J, Jabado N, Fontebasso A, Jones DT, Kool M, Karajannis MA, Gardner SL, Zagzag D, Nunes S, Pimentel J, Mora J, Lipp E, Walter AW, Ryzhova M, Zheludkova O, Kumirova E, Alshami J, Croul SE, Rutka JT, Hawkins C, Tabori U, Codispoti KE, Packer RJ, Pfister SM, Korshunov A, Taylor MD. Recurrence patterns across medulloblastoma subgroups: an integrated clinical and molecular analysis. Lancet Oncol 2013; 14:1200-7. PubMed
  • Zhukova N, Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Pfaff E, Shih DJ, Martin DC, Castelo-Branco P, Baskin B, Ray PN, Bouffet E, von Bueren AO, Jones DT, Northcott PA, Kool M, Sturm D, Pugh TJ, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ, Pietsch T, Gessi M, Rutkowski S, Bognar L, Klekner A, Cho BK, Kim SK, Wang KC, Eberhart CG, Fevre-Montange M, Fouladi M, French PJ, Kros M, Grajkowska WA, Gupta N, Weiss WA, Hauser P, Jabado N, Jouvet A, Jung S, Kumabe T, Lach B, Leonard JR, Rubin JB, Liau LM, Massimi L, Pollack IF, Shin Ra Y, Van Meir EG, Zitterbart K, Schüller U, Hill RM, Lindsey JC, Schwalbe EC, Bailey S, Ellison DW, Hawkins C, Malkin D, Clifford SC, Korshunov A, Pfister S, Taylor MD, Tabori U. Subgroup-specific prognostic implications of TP53 mutation in medulloblastoma. J Clin Oncol 2013; 31:2927-35. PubMed
  • Jones DT, Hutter B, Jäger N, Korshunov A, Kool M, Warnatz HJ, Zichner T, Lambert SR, Ryzhova M, Quang DA, Fontebasso AM, Stütz AM, Hutter S, Zuckermann M, Sturm D, Gronych J, Lasitschka B, Schmidt S, Seker-Cin H, Witt H, Sultan M, Ralser M, Northcott PA, Hovestadt V, Bender S, Pfaff E, Stark S, Faury D, Schwartzentruber J, Majewski J, Weber UD, Zapatka M, Raeder B, Schlesner M, Worth CL, Bartholomae CC, von Kalle C, Imbusch CD, Radomski S, Lawerenz C, van Sluis P, Koster J, Volckmann R, Versteeg R, Lehrach H, Monoranu C, Winkler B, Unterberg A, Herold-Mende C, Milde T, Kulozik AE, Ebinger M, Schuhmann MU, Cho YJ, Pomeroy SL, von Deimling A, Witt O, Taylor MD, Wolf S, Karajannis MA, Eberhart CG, Scheurlen W, Hasselblatt M, Ligon KL, Kieran MW, Korbel JO, Yaspo ML, Brors B, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Collins VP, Jabado N, Eils R, Lichter P, Pfister SM, . Recurrent somatic alterations of FGFR1 and NTRK2 in pilocytic astrocytoma. Nat Genet 2013; 45:927-32. PubMed
  • Ramkissoon LA, Horowitz PM, Craig JM, Ramkissoon SH, Rich BE, Schumacher SE, McKenna A, Lawrence MS, Bergthold G, Brastianos PK, Tabak B, Ducar MD, Van Hummelen P, MacConaill LE, Pouissant-Young T, Cho YJ, Taha H, Mahmoud M, Bowers DC, Margraf L, Tabori U, Hawkins C, Packer RJ, Hill DA, Pomeroy SL, Eberhart CG, Dunn IF, Goumnerova L, Getz G, Chan JA, Santagata S, Hahn WC, Stiles CD, Ligon AH, Kieran MW, Beroukhim R, Ligon KL. Genomic analysis of diffuse pediatric low-grade gliomas identifies recurrent oncogenic truncating rearrangements in the transcription factor MYBL1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2013; 110:8188-93. PubMed
  • Chew S, Balasubramanian R, Chan WM, Kang PB, Andrews C, Webb BD, MacKinnon SE, Oystreck DT, Rankin J, Crawford TO, Geraghty M, Pomeroy SL, Crowley WF, Jabs EW, Hunter DG, Grant PE, Engle EC. A novel syndrome caused by the E410K amino acid substitution in the neuronal 硫-tubulin isotype 3. Brain 2013; 136:522-35. PubMed
  • Archer TC, Pomeroy SL. Medulloblastoma biology in the post-genomic era. Future Oncol 2012; 8:1597-604. PubMed
  • Northcott PA, Jones DT, Kool M, Robinson GW, Gilbertson RJ, Cho YJ, Pomeroy SL, Korshunov A, Lichter P, Taylor MD, Pfister SM. Medulloblastomics: the end of the beginning. Nat Rev Cancer 2012; 12:818-34. PubMed
  • Jones DT, Jäger N, Kool M, Zichner T, Hutter B, Sultan M, Cho YJ, Pugh TJ, Hovestadt V, Stütz AM, Rausch T, Warnatz HJ, Ryzhova M, Bender S, Sturm D, Pleier S, Cin H, Pfaff E, Sieber L, Wittmann A, Remke M, Witt H, Hutter S, Tzaridis T, Weischenfeldt J, Raeder B, Avci M, Amstislavskiy V, Zapatka M, Weber UD, Wang Q, Lasitschka B, Bartholomae CC, Schmidt M, von Kalle C, Ast V, Lawerenz C, Eils J, Kabbe R, Benes V, van Sluis P, Koster J, Volckmann R, Shih D, Betts MJ, Russell RB, Coco S, Tonini GP, Schüller U, Hans V, Graf N, Kim YJ, Monoranu C, Roggendorf W, Unterberg A, Herold-Mende C, Milde T, Kulozik AE, von Deimling A, Witt O, Maass E, Rössler J, Ebinger M, Schuhmann MU, Frühwald MC, Hasselblatt M, Jabado N, Rutkowski S, von Bueren AO, Williamson D, Clifford SC, McCabe MG, Collins VP, Wolf S, Wiemann S, Lehrach H, Brors B, Scheurlen W, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Northcott PA, Taylor MD, Meyerson M, Pomeroy SL, Yaspo ML, Korbel JO, Korshunov A, Eils R, Pfister SM, Lichter P. Dissecting the genomic complexity underlying medulloblastoma. Nature 2012; 488:100-5. PubMed
  • Pugh TJ, Weeraratne SD, Archer TC, Pomeranz Krummel DA, Auclair D, Bochicchio J, Carneiro MO, Carter SL, Cibulskis K, Erlich RL, Greulich H, Lawrence MS, Lennon NJ, McKenna A, Meldrim J, Ramos AH, Ross MG, Russ C, Shefler E, Sivachenko A, Sogoloff B, Stojanov P, Tamayo P, Mesirov JP, Amani V, Teider N, Sengupta S, Francois JP, Northcott PA, Taylor MD, Yu F, Crabtree GR, Kautzman AG, Gabriel SB, Getz G, Jäger N, Jones DT, Lichter P, Pfister SM, Roberts TM, Meyerson M, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ. Medulloblastoma exome sequencing uncovers subtype-specific somatic mutations. Nature 2012; 488:106-10. PubMed
  • Northcott PA, Shih DJ, Peacock J, Garzia L, Morrissy AS, Zichner T, Stütz AM, Korshunov A, Reimand J, Schumacher SE, Beroukhim R, Ellison DW, Marshall CR, Lionel AC, Mack S, Dubuc A, Yao Y, Ramaswamy V, Luu B, Rolider A, Cavalli FM, Wang X, Remke M, Wu X, Chiu RY, Chu A, Chuah E, Corbett RD, Hoad GR, Jackman SD, Li Y, Lo A, Mungall KL, Nip KM, Qian JQ, Raymond AG, Thiessen NT, Varhol RJ, Birol I, Moore RA, Mungall AJ, Holt R, Kawauchi D, Roussel MF, Kool M, Jones DT, Witt H, Fernandez-L A, Kenney AM, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Dirks P, Aviv T, Grajkowska WA, Perek-Polnik M, Haberler CC, Delattre O, Reynaud SS, Doz FF, Pernet-Fattet SS, Cho BK, Kim SK, Wang KC, Scheurlen W, Eberhart CG, Fèvre-Montange M, Jouvet A, Pollack IF, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Gillespie GY, Di Rocco C, Massimi L, Michiels EM, Kloosterhof NK, French PJ, Kros JM, Olson JM, Ellenbogen RG, Zitterbart K, Kren L, Thompson RC, Cooper MK, Lach B, McLendon RE, Bigner DD, Fontebasso A, Albrecht S, Jabado N, Lindsey JC, Bailey S, Gupta N, Weiss WA, Bognár L, Klekner A, Van Meter TE, Kumabe T, Tominaga T, Elbabaa SK, Leonard JR, Rubin JB, Liau LM, Van Meir EG, Fouladi M, Nakamura H, Cinalli G, Garami M, Hauser P, Saad AG, Iolascon A, Jung S, Carlotti CG, Vibhakar R, Ra YS, Robinson S, Zollo M, Faria CC, Chan JA, Levy ML, Sorensen PH, Meyerson M, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ, Bader GD, Tabori U, Hawkins CE, Bouffet E, Scherer SW, Rutka JT, Malkin D, Clifford SC, Jones SJ, Korbel JO, Pfister SM, Marra MA, Taylor MD. Subgroup-specific structural variation across 1,000 medulloblastoma genomes. Nature 2012; 488:49-56. PubMed
  • Picard D, Miller S, Hawkins CE, Bouffet E, Rogers HA, Chan TS, Kim SK, Ra YS, Fangusaro J, Korshunov A, Toledano H, Nakamura H, Hayden JT, Chan J, Lafay-Cousin L, Hu P, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Pomeroy SL, Lau CC, Ng HK, Jones C, Van Meter T, Clifford SC, Eberhart C, Gajjar A, Pfister SM, Grundy RG, Huang A. Markers of survival and metastatic potential in childhood CNS primitive neuro-ectodermal brain tumours: an integrative genomic analysis. Lancet Oncol 2012; 13:838-48. PubMed
  • Manley PE, McKendrick K, McGillicudy M, Chi SN, Kieran MW, Cohen LE, Kothare S, Michael Scott R, Goumnerova LC, Sun P, London W, Marcus KJ, Pomeroy SL, Ullrich NJ. Sleep dysfunction in long term survivors of craniopharyngioma. J. Neurooncol. 2012; 108:543-9. PubMed
  • Archer TC, Weeraratne SD, Pomeroy SL. Hedgehog-GLI pathway in medulloblastoma. J Clin Oncol 2012; 30:2154-6. PubMed
  • McKenna ES, Tamayo P, Cho YJ, Tillman EJ, Mora-Blanco EL, Sansam CG, Koellhoffer EC, Pomeroy SL, Roberts CW. Epigenetic inactivation of the tumor suppressor BIN1 drives proliferation of SNF5-deficient tumors. Cell Cycle 2012; 11:1956-65. PubMed
  • Wu H, Pomeroy SL, Ferreira M, Teider N, Mariani J, Nakayama KI, Hatakeyama S, Tron VA, Saltibus LF, Spyracopoulos L, Leng RP. UBE4B promotes Hdm2-mediated degradation of the tumor suppressor p53. Nat Med 2011; 17:347-55. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ. Molecular fingerprints of medulloblastoma and their application to clinical practice. Future Oncol 2011; 7:327-9. PubMed
  • Tamayo P, Cho YJ, Tsherniak A, Greulich H, Ambrogio L, Schouten-van Meeteren N, Zhou T, Buxton A, Kool M, Meyerson M, Pomeroy SL, Mesirov JP. Predicting Relapse in Patients With Medulloblastoma by Integrating Evidence From Clinical and Genomic Features. J Clin Oncol 2011. PubMed
  • Weeraratne SD, Amani V, Neiss A, Teider N, Scott DK, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ. miR-34a confers chemosensitivity through modulation of MAGE-A and p53 in medulloblastoma. 2011; 13:165-75. PubMed
  • Balaj L, Lessard R, Dai L, Cho YJ, Pomeroy SL, Breakefield XO, Skog J. Tumour microvesicles contain retrotransposon elements and amplified oncogene sequences. Nat Commun 2011; 2:180. PubMed
  • Cho YJ, Tsherniak A, Tamayo P, Santagata S, Ligon A, Greulich H, Berhoukim R, Amani V, Goumnerova L, Eberhart CG, Lau CC, Olson JM, Gilbertson RJ, Gajjar A, Delattre O, Kool M, Ligon K, Meyerson M, Mesirov JP, Pomeroy SL. Integrative Genomic Analysis of Medulloblastoma Identifies a Molecular Subgroup That Drives Poor Clinical Outcome. J Clin Oncol 2010. PubMed
  • Teider N, Scott DK, Neiss A, Weeraratne SD, Amani VM, Wang Y, Marquez VE, Cho YJ, Pomeroy SL. Neuralized1 causes apoptosis and downregulates Notch target genes in medulloblastoma. 2010; 12:1244-56. PubMed
  • Jagani Z, Mora-Blanco EL, Sansam CG, McKenna ES, Wilson B, Chen D, Klekota J, Tamayo P, Nguyen PT, Tolstorukov M, Park PJ, Cho YJ, Hsiao K, Buonamici S, Pomeroy SL, Mesirov JP, Ruffner H, Bouwmeester T, Luchansky SJ, Murtie J, Kelleher JF, Warmuth M, Sellers WR, Roberts CW, Dorsch M. Loss of the tumor suppressor Snf5 leads to aberrant activation of the Hedgehog-Gli pathway. Nat Med 2010; 16:1429-33. PubMed
  • Winkfield KM, Tsai HK, Yao X, Larson E, Neuberg D, Pomeroy SL, Ullrich NJ, Cohen LE, Kieran MW, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Marcus KJ. Long-term clinical outcomes following treatment of childhood craniopharyngioma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010. PubMed
  • Wilson BG, Wang X, Shen X, McKenna ES, Lemieux ME, Cho YJ, Koellhoffer EC, Pomeroy SL, Orkin SH, Roberts CW. Epigenetic antagonism between polycomb and SWI/SNF complexes during oncogenic transformation. Cancer Cell 2010; 18:316-28. PubMed
  • Beroukhim R, Mermel CH, Porter D, Wei G, Raychaudhuri S, Donovan J, Barretina J, Boehm JS, Dobson J, Urashima M, Mc Henry KT, Pinchback RM, Ligon AH, Cho YJ, Haery L, Greulich H, Reich M, Winckler W, Lawrence MS, Weir BA, Tanaka KE, Chiang DY, Bass AJ, Loo A, Hoffman C, Prensner J, Liefeld T, Gao Q, Yecies D, Signoretti S, Maher E, Kaye FJ, Sasaki H, Tepper JE, Fletcher JA, Tabernero J, Baselga J, Tsao MS, Demichelis F, Rubin MA, Janne PA, Daly MJ, Nucera C, Levine RL, Ebert BL, Gabriel S, Rustgi AK, Antonescu CR, Ladanyi M, Letai A, Garraway LA, Loda M, Beer DG, True LD, Okamoto A, Pomeroy SL, Singer S, Golub TR, Lander ES, Getz G, Sellers WR, Meyerson M. The landscape of somatic copy-number alteration across human cancers. Nature 2010; 463:899-905. PubMed
  • Tischfield MA, Baris HN, Wu C, Rudolph G, Van Maldergem L, He W, Chan WM, Andrews C, Demer JL, Robertson RL, Mackey DA, Ruddle JB, Bird TD, Gottlob I, Pieh C, Traboulsi EI, Pomeroy SL, Hunter DG, Soul JS, Newlin A, Sabol LJ, Doherty EJ, de Uzcátegui CE, de Uzcátegui N, Collins ML, Sener EC, Wabbels B, Hellebrand H, Meitinger T, de Berardinis T, Magli A, Schiavi C, Pastore-Trossello M, Koc F, Wong AM, Levin AV, Geraghty MT, Descartes M, Flaherty M, Jamieson RV, Møller HU, Meuthen I, Callen DF, Kerwin J, Lindsay S, Meindl A, Gupta ML, Pellman D, Engle EC. Human TUBB3 mutations perturb microtubule dynamics, kinesin interactions, and axon guidance. Cell 2010; 140:74-87. PubMed
  • Li M, Lee KF, Lu Y, Clarke I, Shih D, Eberhart C, Collins VP, Van Meter T, Picard D, Zhou L, Boutros PC, Modena P, Liang ML, Scherer SW, Bouffet E, Rutka JT, Pomeroy SL, Lau CC, Taylor MD, Gajjar A, Dirks PB, Hawkins CE, Huang A. Frequent amplification of a chr19q13.41 microRNA polycistron in aggressive primitive neuroectodermal brain tumors. Cancer Cell 2009; 16:533-46. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL. Pathologic intracellular signaling in childhood pilocytic astrocytomas. Neurology 2009; 73:1522-3. PubMed
  • McKenna ES,Sansam CG,Cho YJ,Greulich H,Evans JA,Thom CS,Moreau LA,Biegel JA,Pomeroy SL,Roberts CW. Loss of the epigenetic tumor suppressor SNF5 leads to cancer without genomic instability. Mol Cell Biol 2008; 28:6223-33. PubMed
  • Yang DP, Zhang DP, Mak KS, Bonder DE, Pomeroy SL, Kim HA. Schwann cell proliferation during Wallerian degeneration is not necessary for regeneration and remyelination of the peripheral nerves: axon-dependent removal of newly generated Schwann cells by apoptosis. Mol Cell Neurosci 2008; 38:80-8. PubMed
  • Schlisio S, Kenchappa RS, Vredeveld LC, George RE, Stewart R, Greulich H, Shahriari K, Nguyen NV, Pigny P, Dahia PL, Pomeroy SL, Maris JM, Look AT, Meyerson M, Peeper DS, Carter BD, Kaelin WG Jr. The kinesin KIF1Bbeta acts downstream from EglN3 to induce apoptosis and is a potential 1p36 tumor suppressor. Genes Dev 2008; 22:884-93. PubMed
  • Mong S, Pomeroy SL, Cecchin F, Juraszek A, Alexander ME. Cardiac risk after craniopharyngioma therapy. Pediatr Neurol 2008; 38:256-60. PubMed
  • Goumnerova L, Drzymalski D, Kieran M, Pomeroy S, Scott RM, Tarbell N. Long-term neurological and neurosurgical outcomes after surgery only in children with low-grade brain tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 2008; 1:A354-5. PubMed
  • Lo KC, Ma C, Bundy BN, Pomeroy SL, Eberhart CG, Cowell JK. Gain of 1q is a potential univariate negative prognostic marker for survival in medulloblastoma. Clin Cancer Res 2007; 13:7022-8. PubMed
  • Ullrich NJ, Robertson R, Kinnamon DD, Scott RM, Kieran MW, Turner CD, Chi SN, Goumnerova L, Proctor M, Tarbell NJ, Marcus KJ, Pomeroy SL. Moyamoya following cranial irradiation for primary brain tumors in children. Neurology 2007; 68:932-8. PubMed
  • Lo KC, Rossi MR, Burkhardt T, Pomeroy SL, Cowell JK. Overlay analysis of the oligonucleotide array gene expression profiles and copy number abnormalities as determined by array comparative genomic hybridization in medulloblastomas. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2006; 46:53-66. PubMed
  • Ullrich NJ, Pomeroy SL. Molecular genetics of pediatric central nervous system tumors. Curr Oncol Rep 2006; 8:423-9. PubMed
  • Ullrich NJ, Marcus K, Pomeroy SL, Turner CD, Zimmerman M, Lehmann LE, Scott RM, Goumnerova L, Gillan E, Kieran MW, Chi SN. Transverse Myelitis After Therapy For Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors. Pediatr Neurol 2006; 35:122-125. PubMed
  • De Bortoli M, Castellino RC, Lu XY, Deyo J, Sturla LM, Adesina AM, Perlaky L, Pomeroy SL, Lau CC, Man TK, Rao PH, Kim JY. Medulloblastoma outcome is adversely associated with overexpression of EEF1D, RPL30, and RPS20 on the long arm of chromosome 8. BMC Cancer 2006; 6:223. PubMed
  • Waber DP, Pomeroy SL, Chiverton AM, Kieran MW, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Rivkin MJ. Everyday cognitive function after craniopharyngioma in childhood. Pediatr Neurol 2005; 34:13-9. PubMed
  • Isakoff MS, Sansam CG, Tamayo P, Subramanian A, Evans JA, Fillmore CM, Wang X, Biegel JA, Pomeroy SL, Mesirov JP, Roberts CW. Inactivation of the Snf5 tumor suppressor stimulates cell cycle progression and cooperates with p53 loss in oncogenic transformation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2005; 102:17745-50. PubMed
  • Subramanian A, Tamayo P, Mootha VK, Mukherjee S, Ebert BL, Gillette MA, Paulovich A, Pomeroy SL, Golub TR, Lander ES, Mesirov JP. Gene set enrichment analysis: a knowledge-based approach for interpreting genome-wide expression profiles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2005; 102:15545-50. PubMed
  • Goodkin HP, Harper MB, Pomeroy SL. Intracerebral abscess in children: historical trends at Children's Hospital Boston. Pediatrics 2004; 113:1765-70. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL. Neural development and the ontogeny of central nervous system tumors. Neuron Glia Biol 2006; 1:127-133. PubMed
  • Kho AT, Zhao Q, Cai Z, Butte AJ, Kim JY, Pomeroy SL, Rowitch DH, Kohane IS. Conserved mechanisms across development and tumorigenesis revealed by a mouse development perspective of human cancers. Genes Dev 2004; 18:629-40. PubMed
  • Fernandez-Teijeiro A, Betensky RA, Sturla LM, Kim JY, Tamayo P, Pomeroy SL. Combining gene expression profiles and clinical parameters for risk stratification in medulloblastomas. J Clin Oncol 2004; 22:994-8. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Sturla LM. Molecular biology of medulloblastoma therapy. Pediatr Neurosurg 2004; 39:299-304. PubMed
  • Kim JY, Nelson AL, Algon SA, Graves O, Sturla LM, Goumnerova LC, Rowitch DH, Segal RA, Pomeroy SL. Medulloblastoma tumorigenesis diverges from cerebellar granule cell differentiation in patched heterozygous mice. Dev Biol 2003; 263:50-66. PubMed
  • Ullrich NJ, Pomeroy SL. Pediatric brain tumors. Neurol Clin 2004; 21:897-913. PubMed
  • Mink JW, Caruso PA, Pomeroy SL. Progressive myoclonus in a child with a deep cerebellar mass. Neurology 2003; 61:829-31. PubMed
  • McLaughlin ME, Robson CD, Kieran MW, Jacks T, Pomeroy SL, Cameron S. Marked regression of metastatic pilocytic astrocytoma during treatment with imatinib mesylate (STI-571, Gleevec): a case report and laboratory investigation. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2003; 25:644-8. PubMed
  • Carpentieri SC, Waber DP, Pomeroy SL, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Kieran MW, Billett AL, Tarbell NJ. Neuropsychological functioning after surgery in children treated for brain tumor. Neurosurgery 2003; 52:1348-56; discussion 1356-. PubMed
  • Sturla LM, Fernandez-Teijeiro A, Pomeroy SL. Application of microarrays to neurological disease. Arch Neurol 2003; 60:676-82. PubMed
  • Conn VS, Burks KJ, Pomeroy SL, Cochran JE. Are there different predictors of distinct exercise components? Rehabil Nurs 2003; 28:87-91, 97. PubMed
  • Nelson AL, Algon SA, Munasinghe J, Graves O, Goumnerova L, Burstein D, Pomeroy SL, Kim JY. Magnetic resonance imaging of patched heterozygous and xenografted mouse brain tumors. J Neurooncol 2003; 62:259-67. PubMed
  • Nutt CL, Mani DR, Betensky RA, Tamayo P, Cairncross JG, Ladd C, Pohl U, Hartmann C, McLaughlin ME, Batchelor TT, Black PM, von Deimling A, Pomeroy SL, Golub TR, Louis DN. Gene expression-based classification of malignant gliomas correlates better with survival than histological classification. Cancer Res 2003; 63:1602-7. PubMed
  • Marcus KJ, Dutton SC, Barnes P, Coleman CN, Pomeroy SL, Goumnerova L, Billett AL, Kieran M, Tarbell NJ. A phase I trial of etanidazole and hyperfractionated radiotherapy in children with diffuse brainstem glioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2003; 55:1182-5. PubMed
  • Kim JY, Koralnik IJ, LeFave M, Segal RA, Pfister LA, Pomeroy SL. Medulloblastomas and primitive neuroectodermal tumors rarely contain polyomavirus DNA sequences. Neuro-oncol 2002; 4:165-70. PubMed
  • Bhattacharyya A, Watson FL, Pomeroy SL, Zhang YZ, Stiles CD, Segal RA. High-resolution imaging demonstrates dynein-based vesicular transport of activated Trk receptors. J Neurobiol 2002; 51:302-12. PubMed
  • Louis DN, Pomeroy SL, Cairncross JG. Focus on central nervous system neoplasia. Cancer Cell 2002; 1:125-8. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Tamayo P, Gaasenbeek M, Sturla LM, Angelo M, McLaughlin ME, Kim JY, Goumnerova LC, Black PM, Lau C, Allen JC, Zagzag D, Olson JM, Curran T, Wetmore C, Biegel JA, Poggio T, Mukherjee S, Rifkin R, Califano A, Stolovitzky G, Louis DN, Mesirov JP, Lander ES, Golub TR. Prediction of central nervous system embryonal tumour outcome based on gene expression. Nature 2002; 415:436-42. PubMed
  • Dodge PR, Scaer M, Holmes SJ, Pomeroy SL, Feigin RD. Psychometric testing in bacterial meningitis: results of a long-term prospective study of infants and children treated between 1973 and 1977. J Child Neurol 2001; 16:854-7. PubMed
  • Carpentieri SC, Waber DP, Scott RM, Goumnerova LC, Kieran MW, Cohen LE, Kim F, Billett AL, Tarbell NJ, Pomeroy SL. Memory deficits among children with craniopharyngiomas. Neurosurgery 2002; 49:1053-7; discussion 1057-8. PubMed
  • Aguiar RC, Cox G, Pomeroy SL, Dahia PL. Analysis of the SDHD gene, the susceptibility gene for familial paraganglioma syndrome (PGL1), in pheochromocytomas. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2001; 86:2890-4. PubMed
  • Uemura Y, Pak SC, Luke C, Cataltepe S, Tsu C, Schick C, Kamachi Y, Pomeroy SL, Perlmutter DH, Silverman GA. Circulating serpin tumor markers SCCA1 and SCCA2 are not actively secreted but reside in the cytosol of squamous carcinoma cells. Int J Cancer 2000; 89:368-77. PubMed
  • Kim HA, Pomeroy SL, Whoriskey W, Pawlitzky I, Benowitz LI, Sicinski P, Stiles CD, Roberts TM. A developmentally regulated switch directs regenerative growth of Schwann cells through cyclin D1. Neuron 2000; 26:405-16. PubMed
  • Siffert J, Poussaint TY, Goumnerova LC, Scott RM, LaValley B, Tarbell NJ, Pomeroy SL. Neurological dysfunction associated with postoperative cerebellar mutism. J Neurooncol 2000; 48:75-81. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Kim JY. Biology and pathobiology of neuronal development. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 2000; 6:41-6. PubMed
  • Watson FL, Heerssen HM, Moheban DB, Lin MZ, Sauvageot CM, Bhattacharyya A, Pomeroy SL, Segal RA. Rapid nuclear responses to target-derived neurotrophins require retrograde transport of ligand-receptor complex. J Neurosci 1999; 19:7889-900. PubMed
  • Kim JY, Sutton ME, Lu DJ, Cho TA, Goumnerova LC, Goritchenko L, Kaufman JR, Lam KK, Billet AL, Tarbell NJ, Wu J, Allen JC, Stiles CD, Segal RA, Pomeroy SL. Activation of neurotrophin-3 receptor TrkC induces apoptosis in medulloblastomas. Cancer Res 1999; 59:711-9. PubMed
  • Bhattacharyya A, Watson FL, Bradlee TA, Pomeroy SL, Stiles CD, Segal RA. Trk receptors function as rapid retrograde signal carriers in the adult nervous system. J Neurosci 1997; 17:7007-16. PubMed
  • Schwartz PM, Borghesani PR, Levy RL, Pomeroy SL, Segal RA. Abnormal cerebellar development and foliation in BDNF-/- mice reveals a role for neurotrophins in CNS patterning. Neuron 1997; 19:269-81. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Zurakowski D, Khoxayo S, Endara M, Dikkes P. Postnatal addition of satellite cells to parasympathetic neurons. J Comp Neurol 1996; 375:518-25. PubMed
  • LaMantia AS, Pomeroy SL, Purves D. Vital imaging of glomeruli in the mouse olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 1992; 12:976-88. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Holmes SJ, Dodge PR, Feigin RD. Seizures and other neurologic sequelae of bacterial meningitis in children. N Engl J Med 1990; 323:1651-7. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, LaMantia AS, Purves D. Postnatal construction of neural circuitry in the mouse olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 1990; 10:1952-66. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Purves D. Neuron/glia relationships observed over intervals of several months in living mice. J Cell Biol 1988; 107:1167-75. PubMed
  • Manalis RS, Cooper GP, Pomeroy SL. Effects of lead on neuromuscular transmission in the frog. Brain Res 1984; 294:95-109. PubMed
  • Pomeroy SL, Behbehani MM. Physiologic evidence for a projection from periaqueductal gray to nucleus raphe magnus in the rat. Brain Res 1979; 176:143-7. PubMed
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