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Taru Muranen, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: (617) 943-9055


tmuranen@bidmc.harvard.edu

Taru Muranen, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Principal Investigator, Muranen Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My laboratory studies how tumor microenvironment influences drug responses in pancreatic and breast cancer. Our laboratory uses co-culture models, tumor organoids, 3D model systems and proteomics to study how cancer cells develop drug resistance and how tumor microenvironment and the extracellular matrix microenvironment influence tumor cells responses to therapies. Our goal is to develop novel more effective therapies to abrogate tumor microenvironment mediated drug resistance.

Publications

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  • Morra A, Jung AY, Behrens S, Keeman R, Ahearn TU, Anton-Cluver H, Arndt V, Augustinsson A, Auvinen PK, Beane Freeman LE, Becher H, Beckmann MW, Bloomqvist C, Bojesen SE, Bolla MK, Brenner H, Briceno I, Brucker SY, Camp NJ, Campa D, Canzian F, Castelao JE, Chanock SJ, Choi JY, Clarke CL, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Dӧrk T, Dunning AM, Dwek M, Easton DF, Eccles DM, Egan KM, Evans DG, Fasching PA, Flyger H, Gago-Dominguez M, Gapstur SM, Garcia-Saenz JA, Gaudet MM, Giles GG, Grip M, Guénel P, Haiman CA, Håkansson N, Hall P, Hamann U, Han SN, Hart SN, Hartman M, Heyworth JS, Hoppe R, Hopper JL, Hunter DJ, Ito H, Jager A, Jakimovska M, Jakubowska A, Janni W, Kaaks R, Kang D, Middha Kapoor P, Kitahara CM, Koutros S, Kraft P, Kristensen VN, Lacey JV, Lambrechts D, Le Marchand L, Li J, Lindblom A, Lubiński J, Lush M, Mannermaa A, Manoochehri M, Margolin S, Mariapun S, Matsuo K, Mavroudis D, Milne RL, Muranen TA, Newman WG, Noh DY, Nordestgaard BG, Obi N, Olshan AF, Olsson H, Park-Simon TW, Petridis C, Pharoah PDP, Plaseska-Karanfilska D, Presneau N, Rashid MU, Rennert G, Rennert HS, Rhenius V, Romero A, Saloustros E, Sawyer EJ, Schneeweiss A, Schwentner L, Scott CG, Shah M, Shen CY, Shu XO, Southey MC, Stram DO, Tamimi RM, Tapper W, Tollenaar RAEM, Tomlinson I, Torres D, Troester MA, Truong T, Vachon CM, Wang Q, Wang SS, Williams JA, Winqvist R, Wolk A, Wu AH, Yoo KY, Yu JC, Zheng W, Ziogas A, Yang XR, Eliassen AH, Holmes MD, Garcia-Closas M, Teo SH, Schmidt MK, Chang-Claude J. Breast cancer risk factors and survival by tumor subtype: pooled analyses from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021. PubMed
  • Zhao W, Li J, Chen MM, Luo Y, Ju Z, Nesser NK, Johnson-Camacho K, Boniface CT, Lawrence Y, Pande NT, Davies MA, Herlyn M, Muranen T, Zervantonakis IK, von Euw E, Schultz A, Kumar SV, Korkut A, Spellman PT, Akbani R, Slamon DJ, Gray JW, Brugge JS, Lu Y, Mills GB, Liang H. Large-Scale Characterization of Drug Responses of Clinically Relevant Proteins in Cancer Cell Lines. Cancer Cell 2021; 38:829-843.e4. PubMed
  • Kozlova N, Grossman JE, Iwanicki MP, Muranen T. The Interplay of the Extracellular Matrix and Stromal Cells as a Drug Target in Stroma-Rich Cancers. Trends Pharmacol Sci 2020; 41:183-198. PubMed
  • Fachal L, Aschard H, Beesley J, Barnes DR, Allen J, Kar S, Pooley KA, Dennis J, Michailidou K, Turman C, Soucy P, Lemaçon A, Lush M, Tyrer JP, Ghoussaini M, Moradi Marjaneh M, Jiang X, Agata S, Aittomäki K, Alonso MR, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Antonenkova NN, Arason A, Arndt V, Aronson KJ, Arun BK, Auber B, Auer PL, Azzollini J, Balmaña J, Barkardottir RB, Barrowdale D, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Bermisheva M, Białkowska K, Blanco AM, Blomqvist C, Blot W, Bogdanova NV, Bojesen SE, Bolla MK, Bonanni B, Borg A, Bosse K, Brauch H, Brenner H, Briceno I, Brock IW, Brooks-Wilson A, Brüning T, Burwinkel B, Buys SS, Cai Q, Caldés T, Caligo MA, Camp NJ, Campbell I, Canzian F, Carroll JS, Carter BD, Castelao JE, Chiquette J, Christiansen H, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Clarke CL, , , Collée JM, Cornelissen S, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Cybulski C, Czene K, Daly MB, de la Hoya M, Devilee P, Diez O, Ding YC, Dite GS, Domchek SM, Dörk T, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Droit A, Dubois S, Dumont M, Duran M, Durcan L, Dwek M, Eccles DM, Engel C, Eriksson M, Evans DG, Fasching PA, Fletcher O, Floris G, Flyger H, Foretova L, Foulkes WD, Friedman E, Fritschi L, Frost D, Gabrielson M, Gago-Dominguez M, Gambino G, Ganz PA, Gapstur SM, Garber J, García-Sáenz JA, Gaudet MM, Georgoulias V, Giles GG, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Goldberg MS, Goldgar DE, González-Neira A, Tibiletti MG, Greene MH, Grip M, Gronwald J, Grundy A, Guénel P, Hahnen E, Haiman CA, Håkansson N, Hall P, Hamann U, Harrington PA, Hartikainen JM, Hartman M, He W, Healey CS, Heemskerk-Gerritsen BAM, Heyworth J, Hillemanns P, Hogervorst FBL, Hollestelle A, Hooning MJ, Hopper JL, Howell A, Huang G, Hulick PJ, Imyanitov EN, , , , Isaacs C, Iwasaki M, Jager A, Jakimovska M, Jakubowska A, James PA, Janavicius R, Jankowitz RC, John EM, Johnson N, Jones ME, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Jung A, Kaaks R, Kang D, Kapoor PM, Karlan BY, Keeman R, Kerin MJ, Khusnutdinova E, Kiiski JI, Kirk J, Kitahara CM, Ko YD, Konstantopoulou I, Kosma VM, Koutros S, Kubelka-Sabit K, Kwong A, Kyriacou K, Laitman Y, Lambrechts D, Lee E, Leslie G, Lester J, Lesueur F, Lindblom A, Lo WY, Long J, Lophatananon A, Loud JT, Lubiński J, MacInnis RJ, Maishman T, Makalic E, Mannermaa A, Manoochehri M, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Martinez ME, Matsuo K, Maurer T, Mavroudis D, Mayes R, McGuffog L, McLean C, Mebirouk N, Meindl A, Miller A, Miller N, Montagna M, Moreno F, Muir K, Mulligan AM, Muñoz-Garzon VM, Muranen TA, Narod SA, Nassir R, Nathanson KL, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Neven P, Nielsen FC, Nikitina-Zake L, Norman A, Offit K, Olah E, Olopade OI, Olsson H, Orr N, Osorio A, Pankratz VS, Papp J, Park SK, Park-Simon TW, Parsons MT, Paul J, Pedersen IS, Peissel B, Peshkin B, Peterlongo P, Peto J, Plaseska-Karanfilska D, Prajzendanc K, Prentice R, Presneau N, Prokofyeva D, Pujana MA, Pylkäs K, Radice P, Ramus SJ, Rantala J, Rau-Murthy R, Rennert G, Risch HA, Robson M, Romero A, Rossing M, Saloustros E, Sánchez-Herrero E, Sandler DP, Santamariña M, Saunders C, Sawyer EJ, Scheuner MT, Schmidt DF, Schmutzler RK, Schneeweiss A, Schoemaker MJ, Schöttker B, Schürmann P, Scott C, Scott RJ, Senter L, Seynaeve CM, Shah M, Sharma P, Shen CY, Shu XO, Singer CF, Slavin TP, Smichkoska S, Southey MC, Spinelli JJ, Spurdle AB, Stone J, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Sutter C, Swerdlow AJ, Tamimi RM, Tan YY, Tapper WJ, Taylor JA, Teixeira MR, Tengström M, Teo SH, Terry MB, Teulé A, Thomassen M, Thull DL, Tischkowitz M, Toland AE, Tollenaar RAEM, Tomlinson I, Torres D, Torres-Mejía G, Troester MA, Truong T, Tung N, Tzardi M, Ulmer HU, Vachon CM, van Asperen CJ, van der Kolk LE, van Rensburg EJ, Vega A, Viel A, Vijai J, Vogel MJ, Wang Q, Wappenschmidt B, Weinberg CR, Weitzel JN, Wendt C, Wildiers H, Winqvist R, Wolk A, Wu AH, Yannoukakos D, Zhang Y, Zheng W, Hunter D, Pharoah PDP, Chang-Claude J, García-Closas M, Schmidt MK, Milne RL, Kristensen VN, French JD, Edwards SL, Antoniou AC, Chenevix-Trench G, Simard J, Easton DF, Kraft P, Dunning AM. Fine-mapping of 150 breast cancer risk regions identifies 191 likely target genes. Nat Genet 2020; 52:56-73. PubMed
  • Farsinejad S, Cattabiani T, Muranen T, Iwanicki M. Ovarian Cancer Dissemination-A Cell Biologist's Perspective. Cancers (Basel) 2019. PubMed
  • Guo Q, Burgess S, Turman C, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Lush M, Abraham J, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Apicella C, Arndt V, Barrdahl M, Benitez J, Berg CD, Blomqvist C, Bojesen SE, Bonanni B, Brand JS, Brenner H, Broeks A, Burwinkel B, Caldas C, Campa D, Canzian F, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Chin SF, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Cybulski C, Czene K, Darabi H, Devilee P, Diver WR, Dunning AM, Earl HM, Eccles DM, Ekici AB, Eriksson M, Evans DG, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flesch-Janys D, Flyger H, Gapstur SM, Gaudet MM, Giles GG, Glendon G, Grip M, Gronwald J, Haeberle L, Haiman CA, Hall P, Hamann U, Hankinson S, Hartikainen JM, Hein A, Hiller L, Hogervorst FB, Holleczek B, Hooning MJ, Hoover RN, Humphreys K, Hunter DJ, Hüsing A, Jakubowska A, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Kaaks R, Kabisch M, Kataja V, , Knight JA, Koppert LB, Kosma VM, Kristensen VN, Lambrechts D, Le Marchand L, Li J, Lindblom A, Lindström S, Lissowska J, Lubinski J, Machiela MJ, Mannermaa A, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Marme F, Martens JWM, McLean C, Menéndez P, Milne RL, Marie Mulligan A, Muranen TA, Nevanlinna H, Neven P, Nielsen SF, Nordestgaard BG, Olson JE, Perez JIA, Peterlongo P, Phillips KA, Poole CJ, Pylkäs K, Radice P, Rahman N, Rüdiger T, Rudolph A, Sawyer EJ, Schumacher F, Seibold P, Seynaeve C, Shah M, Smeets A, Southey MC, Tollenaar RAEM, Tomlinson I, Tsimiklis H, Ulmer HU, Vachon C, van den Ouweland AMW, Van't Veer LJ, Wildiers H, Willett W, Winqvist R, Zamora MP, Chenevix-Trench G, Dörk T, Easton DF, García-Closas M, Kraft P, Hopper JL, Zheng W, Schmidt MK, Pharoah PDP. Body mass index and breast cancer survival: a Mendelian randomization analysis. Int J Epidemiol 2017; 46:1814-1822. PubMed
  • Muranen T, Iwanicki MP, Curry NL, Hwang J, DuBois CD, Coloff JL, Hitchcock DS, Clish CB, Brugge JS, Kalaany NY. Starved epithelial cells uptake extracellular matrix for survival. Nat Commun 2017; 8:13989. PubMed
  • Muranen T, Selfors LM, Hwang J, Gallegos LL, Coloff JL, Thoreen CC, Kang SA, Sabatini DM, Mills GB, Brugge JS. ERK and p38 MAPK Activities Determine Sensitivity to PI3K/mTOR Inhibition via Regulation of MYC and YAP. Cancer Res 2016; 76:7168-7180. PubMed
  • Muranen T, Brugge JS. Moving Closer To Victory. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 2017; 81:281-288. PubMed
  • Muranen T, Selfors LM, Worster DT, Iwanicki MP, Song L, Morales FC, Gao S, Mills GB, Brugge JS. Inhibition of PI3K/mTOR leads to adaptive resistance in matrix-attached cancer cells. Cancer Cell 2012; 21:227-39. PubMed