Latest News and Announcements

  • November 30, 2016 – Funding

    The Neuro-Oncology Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) is seeking scientific projects for potential incorporation into the competing renewal application of our National Cancer Institute (NCI)- sponsored...

  • November 29, 2016 – Event Highlight

    Moderated by Jeffrey Clark, MD, 3 panelists: Keith Flaherty, MD, James Mier, MD, and Geoffrey Shapiro, MD, PhD will discuss the state of translational research at DF/HCC, including obstacles, issues, and future...

  • November 23, 2016 – Funding

    The NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) recently approved a 5-year, $17.8 million dollar renewal of the U54 Cooperative Agreement grant that brings together Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC)...

  • November 15, 2016 – Announcements

    Nine individuals have recently joined DF/HCC. Learn more about these scientists and their research interests by reading below.

Publications

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  • Nordenfelt P, Elliott HL, Springer TA. Coordinated integrin activation by actin-dependent force during T-cell migration. Nat Commun 2016; 7:13119. PubMed
  • Stevens MM, Maire CL, Chou N, Murakami MA, Knoff DS, Kikuchi Y, Kimmerling RJ, Liu H, Haidar S, Calistri NL, Cermak N, Olcum S, Cordero NA, Idbaih A, Wen PY, Weinstock DM, Ligon KL, Manalis SR. Drug sensitivity of single cancer cells is predicted by changes in mass accumulation rate. Nat Biotechnol 2016. PubMed
  • Silberstein L, Goncalves KA, Kharchenko PV, Turcotte R, Kfoury Y, Mercier F, Baryawno N, Severe N, Bachand J, Spencer JA, Papazian A, Lee D, Chitteti BR, Srour EF, Hoggatt J, Tate T, Lo Celso C, Ono N, Nutt S, Heino J, Sipilä K, Shioda T, Osawa M, Lin CP, Hu GF, Scadden DT. Proximity-Based Differential Single-Cell Analysis of the Niche to Identify Stem/Progenitor Cell Regulators. Cell Stem Cell 2016; 19:530-543. PubMed
  • Semlow DR, Zhang J, Budzowska M, Drohat AC, Walter JC. Replication-Dependent Unhooking of DNA Interstrand Cross-Links by the NEIL3 Glycosylase. Cell 2016; 167:498-511.e14. PubMed
  • Zhang T, Kwiatkowski N, Olson CM, Dixon-Clarke SE, Abraham BJ, Greifenberg AK, Ficarro SB, Elkins JM, Liang Y, Hannett NM, Manz T, Hao M, Bartkowiak B, Greenleaf AL, Marto JA, Geyer M, Bullock AN, Young RA, Gray NS. Covalent targeting of remote cysteine residues to develop CDK12 and CDK13 inhibitors. Nat Chem Biol 2016; 12:876-84. PubMed
  • Rosenbluh J, Mercer J, Shrestha Y, Oliver R, Tamayo P, Doench JG, Tirosh I, Piccioni F, Hartenian E, Horn H, Fagbami L, Root DE, Jaffe J, Lage K, Boehm JS, Hahn WC. Genetic and Proteomic Interrogation of Lower Confidence Candidate Genes Reveals Signaling Networks in β-Catenin-Active Cancers. Cell Syst 2016; 3:302-316.e4. PubMed
  • Kim M, Lu F, Zhang Y. Loss of HDAC-Mediated Repression and Gain of NF-κB Activation Underlie Cytokine Induction in ARID1A- and PIK3CA-Mutation-Driven Ovarian Cancer. Cell Rep 2016; 17:275-88. PubMed
  • Love MI, Hogenesch JB, Irizarry RA. Modeling of RNA-seq fragment sequence bias reduces systematic errors in transcript abundance estimation. Nat Biotechnol 2016. PubMed
  • Sykes DB, Kfoury YS, Mercier FE, Wawer MJ, Law JM, Haynes MK, Lewis TA, Schajnovitz A, Jain E, Lee D, Meyer H, Pierce KA, Tolliday NJ, Waller A, Ferrara SJ, Eheim AL, Stoeckigt D, Maxcy KL, Cobert JM, Bachand J, Szekely BA, Mukherjee S, Sklar LA, Kotz JD, Clish CB, Sadreyev RI, Clemons PA, Janzer A, Schreiber SL, Scadden DT. Inhibition of Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase Overcomes Differentiation Blockade in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cell 2016; 167:171-186.e15. PubMed
  • Zhu AX, Baron AD, Malfertheiner P, Kudo M, Kawazoe S, Pezet D, Weissinger F, Brandi G, Barone CA, Okusaka T, Wada Y, Park JO, Ryoo BY, Cho JY, Chung HC, Li CP, Yen CJ, Lee KD, Chang SC, Yang L, Abada PB, Chau I. Ramucirumab as Second-Line Treatment in Patients With Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Analysis of REACH Trial Results by Child-Pugh Score. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Luc S, Huang J, McEldoon JL, Somuncular E, Li D, Rhodes C, Mamoor S, Hou S, Xu J, Orkin SH. Bcl11a Deficiency Leads to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Defects with an Aging-like Phenotype. Cell Rep 2016; 16:3181-94. PubMed
  • German NJ, Yoon H, Yusuf RZ, Murphy JP, Finley LW, Laurent G, Haas W, Satterstrom FK, Guarnerio J, Zaganjor E, Santos D, Pandolfi PP, Beck AH, Gygi SP, Scadden DT, Kaelin WG, Haigis MC. PHD3 Loss in Cancer Enables Metabolic Reliance on Fatty Acid Oxidation via Deactivation of ACC2. Mol Cell 2016; 63:1006-20. PubMed
  • Vinayagam A, Kulkarni MM, Sopko R, Sun X, Hu Y, Nand A, Villalta C, Moghimi A, Yang X, Mohr SE, Hong P, Asara JM, Perrimon N. An Integrative Analysis of the InR/PI3K/Akt Network Identifies the Dynamic Response to Insulin Signaling. Cell Rep 2016; 16:3062-74. PubMed
  • Obeng EA, Chappell RJ, Seiler M, Chen MC, Campagna DR, Schmidt PJ, Schneider RK, Lord AM, Wang L, Gambe RG, McConkey ME, Ali AM, Raza A, Yu L, Buonamici S, Smith PG, Mullally A, Wu CJ, Fleming MD, Ebert BL. Physiologic Expression of Sf3b1(K700E) Causes Impaired Erythropoiesis, Aberrant Splicing, and Sensitivity to Therapeutic Spliceosome Modulation. Cancer Cell 2016; 30:404-17. PubMed
  • Hodi FS, Chesney J, Pavlick AC, Robert C, Grossmann KF, McDermott DF, Linette GP, Meyer N, Giguere JK, Agarwala SS, Shaheen M, Ernstoff MS, Minor DR, Salama AK, Taylor MH, Ott PA, Horak C, Gagnier P, Jiang J, Wolchok JD, Postow MA. Combined nivolumab and ipilimumab versus ipilimumab alone in patients with advanced melanoma: 2-year overall survival outcomes in a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2016. PubMed
  • Singer M, Wang C, Cong L, Marjanovic ND, Kowalczyk MS, Zhang H, Nyman J, Sakuishi K, Kurtulus S, Gennert D, Xia J, Kwon JY, Nevin J, Herbst RH, Yanai I, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Kuchroo VK, Regev A, Anderson AC. A Distinct Gene Module for Dysfunction Uncoupled from Activation in Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells. Cell 2016; 166:1500-1511.e9. PubMed
  • Cho H, Du X, Rizzi JP, Liberzon E, Chakraborty AA, Gao W, Carvo I, Signoretti S, Bruick R, Josey JA, Wallace EM, Kaelin WG. On-Target Efficacy of a HIF2α Antagonist in Preclinical Kidney Cancer Models. Nature 2016. PubMed
  • Kwan W, Cortes M, Frost I, Esain V, Theodore LN, Liu SY, Budrow N, Goessling W, North TE. The Central Nervous System Regulates Embryonic HSPC Production via Stress-Responsive Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling. Cell Stem Cell 2016; 19:370-82. PubMed
  • Luo C, Lim JH, Lee Y, Granter SR, Thomas A, Vazquez F, Widlund HR, Puigserver P. A PGC1α-mediated transcriptional axis suppresses melanoma metastasis. Nature 2016; 537:422-426. PubMed
  • Guo J, Chakraborty AA, Liu P, Gan W, Zheng X, Inuzuka H, Wang B, Zhang J, Zhang L, Yuan M, Novak J, Cheng JQ, Toker A, Signoretti S, Zhang Q, Asara JM, Kaelin WG, Wei W. pVHL suppresses kinase activity of Akt in a proline-hydroxylation-dependent manner. Science 2016; 353:929-32. PubMed
  • Scott DC, Rhee DY, Duda DM, Kelsall IR, Olszewski JL, Paulo JA, de Jong A, Ovaa H, Alpi AF, Harper JW, Schulman BA. Two Distinct Types of E3 Ligases Work in Unison to Regulate Substrate Ubiquitylation. Cell 2016; 166:1198-1214.e24. PubMed
  • Huang P, Nedelcu D, Watanabe M, Jao C, Kim Y, Liu J, Salic A. Cellular Cholesterol Directly Activates Smoothened in Hedgehog Signaling. Cell 2016; 166:1176-1187.e14. PubMed
  • Sousa CM, Biancur DE, Wang X, Halbrook CJ, Sherman MH, Zhang L, Kremer D, Hwang RF, Witkiewicz AK, Ying H, Asara JM, Evans RM, Cantley LC, Lyssiotis CA, Kimmelman AC. Pancreatic stellate cells support tumour metabolism through autophagic alanine secretion. Nature 2016; 536:479-83. PubMed
  • Jordan NV, Bardia A, Wittner BS, Benes C, Ligorio M, Zheng Y, Yu M, Sundaresan TK, Licausi JA, Desai R, O'Keefe RM, Ebright RY, Boukhali M, Sil S, Onozato ML, Iafrate AJ, Kapur R, Sgroi D, Ting DT, Toner M, Ramaswamy S, Haas W, Maheswaran S, Haber DA. HER2 expression identifies dynamic functional states within circulating breast cancer cells. Nature 2016; 537:102-106. PubMed
  • Kim TH, Saadatpour A, Guo G, Saxena M, Cavazza A, Desai N, Jadhav U, Jiang L, Rivera MN, Orkin SH, Yuan GC, Shivdasani RA. Single-Cell Transcript Profiles Reveal Multilineage Priming in Early Progenitors Derived from Lgr5(+) Intestinal Stem Cells. Cell Rep 2016; 16:2053-60. PubMed
  • Sarkar A, Huebner AJ, Sulahian R, Anselmo A, Xu X, Flattery K, Desai N, Sebastian C, Yram MA, Arnold K, Rivera M, Mostoslavsky R, Bronson R, Bass AJ, Sadreyev R, Shivdasani RA, Hochedlinger K. Sox2 Suppresses Gastric Tumorigenesis in Mice. Cell Rep 2016; 16:1929-41. PubMed
  • Goncalves KA, Silberstein L, Li S, Severe N, Hu MG, Yang H, Scadden DT, Hu GF. Angiogenin Promotes Hematopoietic Regeneration by Dichotomously Regulating Quiescence of Stem and Progenitor Cells. Cell 2016; 166:894-906. PubMed
  • Yu VW, Lymperi S, Oki T, Jones A, Swiatek P, Vasic R, Ferraro F, Scadden DT. Distinctive Mesenchymal-Parenchymal Cell Pairings Govern B Cell Differentiation in the Bone Marrow. Stem Cell Reports 2016; 7:220-35. PubMed
  • Berger AH, Brooks AN, Wu X, Shrestha Y, Chouinard C, Piccioni F, Bagul M, Kamburov A, Imielinski M, Hogstrom L, Zhu C, Yang X, Pantel S, Sakai R, Watson J, Kaplan N, Campbell JD, Singh S, Root DE, Narayan R, Natoli T, Lahr DL, Tirosh I, Tamayo P, Getz G, Wong B, Doench J, Subramanian A, Golub TR, Meyerson M, Boehm JS. High-throughput Phenotyping of Lung Cancer Somatic Mutations. Cancer Cell 2016; 30:214-28. PubMed
  • Wang S, Su JH, Beliveau BJ, Bintu B, Moffitt JR, Wu CT, Zhuang X. Spatial organization of chromatin domains and compartments in single chromosomes. Science 2016; 353:598-602. PubMed
  • Yong KJ, Basseres DS, Welner RS, Zhang WC, Yang H, Yan B, Alberich-Jorda M, Zhang J, de Figueiredo-Pontes LL, Battelli C, Hetherington CJ, Ye M, Zhang H, Maroni G, O'Brien K, Magli MC, Borczuk AC, Varticovski L, Kocher O, Zhang P, Moon YC, Sydorenko N, Cao L, Davis TW, Thakkar BM, Soo RA, Iwama A, Lim B, Halmos B, Neuberg D, Tenen DG, Levantini E. Targeted BMI1 inhibition impairs tumor growth in lung adenocarcinomas with low CEBPα expression. Sci Transl Med 2016; 8:350ra104. PubMed
  • Ki DH, He S, Rodig S, Look AT. Overexpression of PDGFRA cooperates with loss of NF1 and p53 to accelerate the molecular pathogenesis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Oncogene 2016. PubMed
  • Cox AG, Hwang KL, Brown KK, Evason KJ, Beltz S, Tsomides A, O'Connor K, Galli GG, Yimlamai D, Chhangawala S, Yuan M, Lien EC, Wucherpfennig J, Nissim S, Minami A, Cohen DE, Camargo FD, Asara JM, Houvras Y, Stainier DY, Goessling W. Yap reprograms glutamine metabolism to increase nucleotide biosynthesis and enable liver growth. Nat Cell Biol 2016; 18:886-96. PubMed
  • Punglia RS, Cronin AM, Uno H, Stout NK, Ozanne EM, Greenberg CC, Frank ES, Schrag D. Association of Regional Intensity of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Treatment With Likelihood of Breast Preservation. JAMA Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Davids MS, Kim HT, Bachireddy P, Costello C, Liguori R, Savell A, Lukez AP, Avigan D, Chen YB, McSweeney P, LeBoeuf NR, Rooney MS, Bowden M, Zhou CW, Granter SR, Hornick JL, Rodig SJ, Hirakawa M, Severgnini M, Hodi FS, Wu CJ, Ho VT, Cutler C, Koreth J, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Armand P, Streicher H, Ball ED, Ritz J, Bashey A, Soiffer RJ, . Ipilimumab for Patients with Relapse after Allogeneic Transplantation. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:143-53. PubMed
  • Ron-Harel N, Santos D, Ghergurovich JM, Sage PT, Reddy A, Lovitch SB, Dephoure N, Satterstrom FK, Sheffer M, Spinelli JB, Gygi S, Rabinowitz JD, Sharpe AH, Haigis MC. Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Proteome Remodeling Promote One-Carbon Metabolism for T Cell Activation. Cell Metab 2016; 24:104-17. PubMed
  • Powers JT, Tsanov KM, Pearson DS, Roels F, Spina CS, Ebright R, Seligson M, de Soysa Y, Cahan P, Theißen J, Tu HC, Han A, Kurek KC, LaPier GS, Osborne JK, Ross SJ, Cesana M, Collins JJ, Berthold F, Daley GQ. Multiple mechanisms disrupt the let-7 microRNA family in neuroblastoma. Nature 2016. PubMed
  • Chen B, Zheng B, DeRan M, Jarugumilli GK, Fu J, Brooks YS, Wu X. ZDHHC7-mediated S-palmitoylation of Scribble regulates cell polarity. Nat Chem Biol 2016. PubMed
  • Bretthauer M, Kaminski MF, Løberg M, Zauber AG, Regula J, Kuipers EJ, Hernán MA, McFadden E, Sunde A, Kalager M, Dekker E, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Garborg K, Rupinski M, Spaander MC, Bugajski M, Høie O, Stefansson T, Hoff G, Adami HO, . Population-Based Colonoscopy Screening for Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med 2016; 176:894-902. PubMed
  • Sabbatino F, Wang Y, Scognamiglio G, Favoino E, Feldman SA, Villani V, Flaherty KT, Nota S, Giannarelli D, Simeone E, Anniciello AM, Palmieri G, Pepe S, Botti G, Ascierto PA, Ferrone CR, Ferrone S. Antitumor Activity of BRAF Inhibitor and IFNα Combination in BRAF-Mutant Melanoma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2016. PubMed
  • Percac-Lima S, Ashburner JM, Zai AH, Chang Y, Oo SA, Guimaraes E, Atlas SJ. Patient Navigation for Comprehensive Cancer Screening in High-Risk Patients Using a Population-Based Health Information Technology System: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med 2016; 176:930-7. PubMed
  • Ni J, Ramkissoon SH, Xie S, Goel S, Stover DG, Guo H, Luu V, Marco E, Ramkissoon LA, Kang YJ, Hayashi M, Nguyen QD, Ligon AH, Du R, Claus EB, Alexander BM, Yuan GC, Wang ZC, Iglehart JD, Krop IE, Roberts TM, Winer EP, Lin NU, Ligon KL, Zhao JJ. Combination inhibition of PI3K and mTORC1 yields durable remissions in mice bearing orthotopic patient-derived xenografts of HER2-positive breast cancer brain metastases. Nat Med 2016; 22:723-6. PubMed
  • Li B, Li T, Pignon JC, Wang B, Wang J, Shukla SA, Dou R, Chen Q, Hodi FS, Choueiri TK, Wu C, Hacohen N, Signoretti S, Liu JS, Liu XS. Landscape of tumor-infiltrating T cell repertoire of human cancers. Nat Genet 2016; 48:725-32. PubMed
  • Briggs KJ, Koivunen P, Cao S, Backus KM, Olenchock BA, Patel H, Zhang Q, Signoretti S, Gerfen GJ, Richardson AL, Witkiewicz AK, Cravatt BF, Clardy J, Kaelin WG. Paracrine Induction of HIF by Glutamate in Breast Cancer: EglN1 Senses Cysteine. Cell 2016; 166:126-39. PubMed
  • Wang H, Bierie B, Li AG, Pathania S, Toomire K, Dimitrov SD, Liu B, Gelman R, Giobbie-Hurder A, Feunteun J, Polyak K, Livingston DM. BRCA1/FANCD2/BRG1-Driven DNA Repair Stabilizes the Differentiation State of Human Mammary Epithelial Cells. Mol Cell 2016. PubMed
  • Hwang SY, Deng X, Byun S, Lee C, Lee SJ, Suh H, Zhang J, Kang Q, Zhang T, Westover KD, Mandinova A, Lee SW. Direct Targeting of β-Catenin by a Small Molecule Stimulates Proteasomal Degradation and Suppresses Oncogenic Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling. Cell Rep 2016; 16:28-36. PubMed
  • Spangle JM, Dreijerink KM, Groner AC, Cheng H, Ohlson CE, Reyes J, Lin CY, Bradner J, Zhao JJ, Roberts TM, Brown M. PI3K/AKT Signaling Regulates H3K4 Methylation in Breast Cancer. Cell Rep 2016; 15:2692-704. PubMed
  • Zhang J, Xu K, Liu P, Geng Y, Wang B, Gan W, Guo J, Wu F, Chin YR, Berrios C, Lien EC, Toker A, DeCaprio JA, Sicinski P, Wei W. Inhibition of Rb Phosphorylation Leads to mTORC2-Mediated Activation of Akt. Mol Cell 2016; 62:929-42. PubMed
  • Groner AC, Cato L, de Tribolet-Hardy J, Bernasocchi T, Janouskova H, Melchers D, Houtman R, Cato AC, Tschopp P, Gu L, Corsinotti A, Zhong Q, Fankhauser C, Fritz C, Poyet C, Wagner U, Guo T, Aebersold R, Garraway LA, Wild PJ, Theurillat JP, Brown M. TRIM24 Is an Oncogenic Transcriptional Activator in Prostate Cancer. Cancer Cell 2016; 29:846-58. PubMed
  • Goss PE, Ingle JN, Pritchard KI, Robert NJ, Muss H, Gralow J, Gelmon K, Whelan T, Strasser-Weippl K, Rubin S, Sturtz K, Wolff AC, Winer E, Hudis C, Stopeck A, Beck JT, Kaur JS, Whelan K, Tu D, Parulekar WR. Extending Aromatase-Inhibitor Adjuvant Therapy to 10 Years. N Engl J Med 2016. PubMed
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