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William G. Richards, PhD


  • De Rienzo A, Yeap BY, Cibas ES, Richards WG, Dong L, Gill RR, Sugarbaker DJ, Bueno R.Gene expression ratio test distinguishes normal lung from lung tumors in solid tissue and FNA biopsies.J Mol Diagn. 2014 Mar;16(2):267-72.
  • Chirieac LR, Barletta JA, Yeap BY, Richards WG, Tilleman T, Bueno R, Baldini EH, Godleski J, Sugarbaker DJ.Clinicopathologic characteristics of malignant mesotheliomas arising in patients with a history of radiation for Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.J Clin Oncol. 2013 Dec 20;31(36):4544-9.
  • Burt BM, Ali SO, DaSilva MC, Yeap BY, Richards WG, Baldini EH, Sugarbaker DJ.Clinical indications and results after chest wall resection for recurrent mesothelioma.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Dec;146(6):1373-9; discussion 1379-80.
  • De Rienzo A, Richards WG, Yeap BY, Coleman MH, Sugarbaker PE, Chirieac LR, Wang YE, Quackenbush J, Jensen RV, Bueno R.Sequential Binary Gene Ratio Tests Define a Novel Molecular Diagnostic Strategy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Apr 18.
  • Sugarbaker DJ, Gill RR, Yeap BY, Wolf AS, DaSilva MC, Baldini EH, Bueno R, Richards WG.Hyperthermic intraoperative pleural cisplatin chemotherapy extends interval to recurrence and survival among low-risk patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing surgical macroscopic complete resection.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Apr;145(4):955-63.
  • Sugarbaker DJ, Wolf AS, Chirieac LR, Godleski JJ, Tilleman TR, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R, Richards WG.Clinical and pathological features of three-year survivors of malignant pleural mesothelioma following extrapleural pneumonectomy.European Journal Of Cardio Thoracic Surgery : Official Journal Of The European Association For Cardio Thoracic Surgery. 2011 Feb 8.
  • De Rienzo A, Dong L, Yeap BY, Jensen RV, Richards WG, Gordon GJ, Sugarbaker DJ, Bueno R.Fine-needle aspiration biopsies for gene expression ratio-based diagnostic and prognostic tests in malignant pleural mesothelioma.Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Jan 15;17(2):310-6.
  • Wolf AS, Richards WG, Tilleman TR, Chirieac L, Hurwitz S, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ.Characteristics of malignant pleural mesothelioma in women.Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep;90(3):949-56; discussion 956.
  • Mujoomdar AA, Tilleman TR, Richards WG, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ.Prevalence of in vitro chemotherapeutic drug resistance in primary malignant pleural mesothelioma: Result in a cohort of 203 resection specimens.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 May 29.
  • Mujoomdar AA, Tilleman TR, Richards WG, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ.Prevalence of in vitro chemotherapeutic drug resistance in primary malignant pleural mesothelioma: result in a cohort of 203 resection specimens.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):352-5.
  • Kim S, Richards WO.Long-term follow-up of the metabolic profiles in obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.Ann Surg. 2010 Jun;251(6):1049-55.
  • Bueno R, De Rienzo A, Dong L, Gordon GJ, Hercus CF, Richards WG, Jensen RV, Anwar A, Maulik G, Chirieac LR, Ho KF, Taillon BE, Turcotte CL, Hercus RG, Gullans SR, Sugarbaker DJ.Second generation sequencing of the mesothelioma tumor genome.PLoS ONE. 2010;5(5):e10612.
  • Wolf AS, Jacobson FL, Tilleman TR, Colson Y, Richards WG, Sugarbaker DJ.Managing the pneumonectomy space after extrapleural pneumonectomy: postoperative intrathoracic pressure monitoring.European Journal Of Cardio Thoracic Surgery : Official Journal Of The European Association For Cardio Thoracic Surgery. 2010 Apr;37(4):770-5.
  • Richards WG, Godleski JJ, Yeap BY, Corson JM, Chirieac LR, Zellos L, Mujoomdar A, Jaklitsch MT, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ.Proposed adjustments to pathologic staging of epithelial malignant pleural mesothelioma based on analysis of 354 cases.Cancer. 2010 Mar 15;116(6):1510-7.
  • Richards WG.Recent advances in mesothelioma staging.Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;21(2):105-10. Review.
  • Tilleman TR, Richards WG, Zellos L, Johnson BE, Jaklitsch MT, Mueller J, Yeap BY, Mujoomdar AA, Ducko CT, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ.Extrapleural pneumonectomy followed by intracavitary intraoperative hyperthermic cisplatin with pharmacologic cytoprotection for treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: a phase II prospective study.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Aug;138(2):405-11.
  • Gordon GJ,Dong L,Yeap BY,Richards WG,Glickman JN,Edenfield H,Mani M,Colquitt R,Maulik G,Van Oss B,Sugarbaker DJ,Bueno R.Four-gene expression ratio test for survival in patients undergoing surgery for mesothelioma.Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2009 May 6;101(9):678-86.
  • Zellos L,Richards WG,Capalbo L,Jaklitsch MT,Chirieac LR,Johnson BE,Bueno R,Sugarbaker DJ.A phase I study of extrapleural pneumonectomy and intracavitary intraoperative hyperthermic cisplatin with amifostine cytoprotection for malignant pleural mesothelioma.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;137(2):453-8.
  • Koivunen JP, Kim J, Lee J, Rogers AM, Park JO, Zhao X, Naoki K, Okamoto I, Nakagawa K, Yeap BY, Meyerson M, Wong KK, Richards WG, Sugarbaker DJ, Johnson BE, J√§nne PA.Mutations in the LKB1 tumour suppressor are frequently detected in tumours from Caucasian but not Asian lung cancer patients.Br J Cancer. 2008 Jul 22;99(2):245-52.
  • Koivunen JP,Mermel C,Zejnullahu K,Murphy C,Lifshits E,Holmes AJ,Choi HG,Kim J,Chiang D,Thomas R,Lee J,Richards WG,Sugarbaker DJ,Ducko C,Lindeman N,Marcoux JP,Engelman JA,Gray NS,Lee C,Meyerson M,Janne PA.EML4-ALK fusion gene and efficacy of an ALK kinase inhibitor in lung cancer.Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Jul 1;14(13):4275-83.
  • Neragi-Miandoab S,Richards WG,Sugarbaker DJ.Morbidity, mortality, mean survival, and the impact of histology on survival after pleurectomy in 64 patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.Int J Surg. 2008 Aug;6(4):293-7.
  • Neragi-Miandoab S, Linden PA, Ducko CT, Bueno R, Richards WG, Sugarbaker DJ, Jaklitsch MT.VATS pericardiotomy for patients with known malignancy and pericardial effusion: survival and prognosis of positive cytology and metastatic involvement of the pericardium: a case control study.Int J Surg. 2008 Apr;6(2):110-4.
  • Sugarbaker DJ, Richards WG, Gordon GJ, Dong L, De Rienzo A, Maulik G, Glickman JN, Chirieac LR, Hartman ML, Taillon BE, Du L, Bouffard P, Kingsmore SF, Miller NA, Farmer AD, Jensen RV, Gullans SR, Bueno R.Transcriptome sequencing of malignant pleural mesothelioma tumors.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Mar 4;105(9):3521-6.
  • Richards W, Van Oss S, Glickman J, Chirieac L, Yeap B, Dong L, Gordon G, Mercer H, Gill K, Imrich A, Bueno R, Sugarbaker D.A microaliquoting technique for precise histological annotation and optimization of cell content in frozen tissue specimens.Biotech Histochem. 2007 Oct 3:1-9.