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U54 PHSU-MCC Partnership publications (09/24/2012 – present) are listed below. The publications resulted from formal collaboration among different projects and are separated by project and cores.

NCI Grants acknowledged include the following:

  • MCC U54 
  • PHSU U54 
  • MCC U56  (only those published from 9/2012 to present)
  • PHSU U56 (only those published from 9/2012 to present)

PHSU-MCC Partnership investigators are in bold; Partnership trainees are underlined.

  • Pilot Project: Neurokinin-1 receptor and its signaling components in colitis associated dysplasia

Abreu-Delgado Y, Isidro RA, Torres EA, Gonzalez A, Cruz ML, Isidro AA, Gonzalez-Keelan, CI, Medero P, Appleyard CB. Serum vitamin D and colonic vitamin D receptor in inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol.  2016 April 7;22(13):3581-91. PMCID: PMC4814644.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Isidro RA, Cruz ML, Isidro AA, Baez A, Arroyo A, González-Marqués WA, González-Keelan C, Torres EA, Appleyard CB. Immunohistochemical expression of SP-NK-1R-EGFR pathway and VDR in colonic inflammation and neoplasia. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Feb 14:21(6):1749-1758. PMCID: PMC4323450. Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Isidro RA, Bonilla FJ, Pagan H, Cruz ML, Lopez P, Godoy L, Hernandez S, Loucil-Alicea RY, Rivera-Amill V, Yamamura Y, Isidro AA, Appleyard CB. The probiotic mixture VSL#3 alters the morphology and secretion profile of both polarized and unpolarized human macrophages in a polarization-dependent manner. J Clin Cell Immunol. 2014 Jun 20;5(3):1000227. PMCID: PMC4145411. Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

  • Pilot Project: BRCT Domains and breast cancer predisposition

Dutil J, Golubeva VA, Pacheco-Torres AL, Diaz-Zabala HJ, Matta JL, Monteiro AN. The spectrum of BRCA1 and BRCA2 alleles in Latin America and the Caribbean: a clinical perspective. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Dec;154(3):441-53. PMCID: PMC4661195. Review

  • Pilot Project: Educational intervention to increase genetic counseling use in Hispanic breast cancer survivors

Lynce F, Graves KD, Jandorf L, Ricker C, Castro E, Moreno L, Augusto B, Fejerman L, Vadaparampil S.  Genomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Among Latinas. Cancer Control. 2016 Oct;23(4):359-72. PMCID: PMC5160045.  PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH

  • Full Project: Molecular biology of lung cancer in Puerto Ricans

Schabath MB, Cress D, Muñoz-Antonia T.  Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Epidemiology and Genomics of Lung Cancer.  Cancer Control.  2016 Oct;23(4):338-346.  PMID: 27842323.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS841506).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Sosa-García B, Vázquez-Rivera V, González-Flores JN, Engel BE, Cress WD, Santiago-Cardona PG. The retinoblastoma tumor suppressor transcriptionally represses Pak1 in osteoblasts. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 10;10(11):e0142406.  PMCID: PMC4640669.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Engel BE, Cress WD, Santiago-Cardona P. The retinoblastoma protein: a master tumor suppressor acts as a link between cell cycle and cell adhesion. Cell Health Cytoskelet. 2014 Dec;2015(7):1-10. PMCID: PMC5228373. Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Cress WD, Chiappori A, Santiago P, Muñoz-Antonia T.  Lung Cancer Mutations and Use of Targeted Agents in Hispanics. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014;9(4):225-32. PMCID: PMC4441412.    Review

Engel B, Welsh E, Emmons, MF, Santiago-Cardona PG, Cress WD. Expression of integrin alpha 10 is transcriptionally activated by pRb in mouse osteoblasts and is downregulated in multiple solid tumors. Cell Death Dis. 2013 Nov 28;4:e938. PMCID: PMC3847337.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

  • Training Core
    • Some studies listed below (indicated with **) involved VA fellows receiving research education under the U56/U54 Partnership, with publication not citing the Partnership grants

**Grajales-Cruz A, Baco-Viera F, Rivé-Mora E, Ramírez-Tanchez C, Tasso D, Arroyo-Portela N, Calderón E, Padua-Octaviani IJ, Cáceres-Perkins W.  Case report of a primary adrenal angiosarcoma, a very rare and potentially misdiagnosed tumor.  Cancer Control.  [In Press].  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Reading NS, Ruiz-Bonilla JA, Christensen RD, Cáceres-Perkins W, Prchal JT.  A Patient with Both Methemoglobinemia and G6PD Deficiency: A Therapeutic Conundrum.  Am J Hematol.  2017 Feb 13.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 28195434.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS854787).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Figueroa-Jiménez LA, Cabrera-Márquez AL, Báez-Díaz L, Cáceres-Perkins W.  A patient with white blood cell counts more than a million: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.  El Bisturi (Journal del Colegio de Medicos Cirujanos de PR).  [In Press].  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS843281).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

de Jesus ER, Isidro RA, Cruz ML, Marty H, Appleyard CB.  Adoptive transfer of dendritic cells expressing fas ligand modulates intestinal inflammation in a model of inflammatory bowel disease. J Clin Cell Immunol.  2016 Apr;7(2). PMCID: PMC4892183.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Isidro RA, Isidro AA, Cruz ML, Hernandez S, Appleyard CB. Double immunofluorescent staining of rat macrophages in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue using two monoclonal mouse antibodies. J Histochem Cell Biol. 2015 Dec;144(6):613-21. PMCID: PMC4758119.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Figueroa-Jiménez LA, González-Márquez AL, Alicea-Guevara R, Santiago-Casiano M, de la Paz-López M, Negrón-Garcia L, Báez-Diaz L, Cáceres-Pérkins W.  A Hispanic female patient with heartburn: A rare presentation of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2015 Jul-Sep;107(3):9-12.  PMCID: PMC5344193.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Figueroa-Jiménez LA, González-Márquez AL, Negrón-García L, Rosas-Soler F, Dones-Rodríguez A, de la Paz-López M, Santiago-Casiano M, Rodríguez-Cruz E, Cáceres-Pérkins W, Béez-Díaz L. Uncommon cause of life-threatening retroperitoneal hemorrhage in a healthy young Hispanic patient: splenic artery aneurysm rupture. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2015 Jan-Mar;107(1):45-8.  PMCID: PMC5344190.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Appleyard CB, Antonia SJ, Sullivan DM, Santiago-Cardona PG, Cáceres W, Vélez H, Torres-Ruiz JA, Wright KLBuilding a long distance training program to enhance clinical cancer research capacity in Puerto Rico. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014;9(4):254-62.  PMCID: PMC4378863.  Review

**Figueroa-Jiménez LA, Santiago-Casiano M, González-Irizarry E, González-Marquez A, Cáceres-Perkins W, Padilla-Ferrer M, González A, Santiago-Casiano V.  Bilateral large palpable cervical masses: not always a malignant or infectious process. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2014;106(2):42-5. PMID: 25065051.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS842492).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**González-Irizarry EO, Figueroa-Jiménez LA, Ramos Rossy J, Estremera R, Javier Monserrate, González-Márquez AL, Negron-García L, Santiago-Casiano M, Cáceres-Perkins, W.  A very rare neoplasm in an immunocompetent patient. Bol Asoc Med P R.  2014;106(4):43-5. PMID: 26148400.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID:  844697).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Albino-González M, González-Hidalgo H, González Del Rosario M, Totti-Veray N, Gurrea CM, Vilaro J, González-Márquez AL.  Primary clear cell carcinoma of the lung with salivary gland type features. Bol Asoc Med P R.  2014;106(2):46-8.  PMID: 25065052.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Cao C, Gao R, Zhang M, Amelio AL, Fallahi M, Chen Z, Gu Y, Hu C, Welsh EA, Engel BE, Haura EB, Cress WD, Wu L, Zajac-Kaye M, Kaye FJ.  Role of LKB1-CRTC1 on glycosylated COX-2 and response to COX-2 inhibition in lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Dec 1;107(1):358. PMCID: PMC4271078.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Cruz-Chacon A, Mathews J, Ayala E. Transplantation in rare lymphoproliferative and histiocytic disorders. Cancer Control.  2014 Oct;21(4):335-42.  PMID:25310215.   REVIEW

Bauckman KA, Haller E, Flores I, Nanjundan M.  Iron modulates cell survival in a Ras- and MAPK-dependent manner in ovarian cells. Cell Death Dis. 2013 Apr 18;4:e592. PMCID: PMC3668627.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Eschrich SA, Fulp WJ, Pawitan Y, Foekens JA, Smid M, Martens JW, Echevarria M, Kamath V, Lee JH, Harris EE, Bergh J, Torres-Roca JF. Validation of a radiosensitivity molecular signature in breast cancer.  Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Sep 15;18(18):5134-43.  PMCID: PMC3993974.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

**Alayon-Laguer D, Alsina M, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Ayala E.  Melphalan Culprit or Confounder in Acute Encephalopathy during Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation? Case Rep Tranplant. 2012;2012:942795.  PMCID: PMC3505956.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

  • Outreach Core

McIntyre J, Jimenez J, Rivera YM, Sutton SK, Asencio G, Castro E, Gwede CK, Brandon TH, Vadaparampil ST, Simmons VN, Corchado J, Moreno L, Wells KJ, Quinn GP. Comparison of Health Communication Channels for Reaching Hispanics about Biobanking: A Pilot Trial.  J Cancer Educ.  2017 March 23.  [Accepted].  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Castro EM, Asencio G, Quinn GP, Brandon T, Gwede CK, Vadaparampil S, Simmons V, McIntyre J, Jiménez J. Importance of and Satisfaction with Perceived Cancer Psychosocial Support in Puerto Ricans: Gender, Health Status and Quality of Life Associations. PR Health Sci J.  [Accepted].  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Jiménez J, Ramos A, Ramos-Rivera FE, Gwede C, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil S, Brandon T, Simmons V, Castro E.  Community Engagement for Identifying Cancer Education Needs in Puerto RicoJ Cancer Edu2016 Oct 10.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 27722911.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS835510).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Rivera YM, Moreno L, Briant KJ, Vélez H, Jiménez JC, Torres J, Vadaparampil ST, Muñoz-Antonia T, Quinn GP. Developing Sustainable Cancer Education Programs: Training Public Health Students to Deliver Cancer 101 in Puerto Rico. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27424481.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS803988).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Rivera YM, Vélez H, Canales J, Jiménez JC, Moreno L, Torres J, Vadaparampil ST, Muñoz-Antonia T, Quinn GP. When a Common Language is Not Enough: Transcreating Cancer 101 for Communities in Puerto Rico.  J Cancer Educ. 2016 Dec;31(4):776-783. PMCID: PMC4791206.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Castro EM,  Jiménez JC, Quinn G, García M, Colón Y, Ramos A, Brandon T, Simmons V, Gwede C, Vadaparampil S, Nazario CM.  Identifying clinical and support service resources and network practices for cancer patients and survivors in southern Puerto Rico. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Apr;23(4):967-75. PMCID: PMC4346447.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Menzie NS, Simmons VN, Quinn GP, Diaz DB, Piñeiro B, Jiménez J, Castro E, Brandon TH.  Acceptability and cultural appropriateness of self-help booklets for relapse prevention in Puerto Rico. J Cancer Educ.  2014 Sep 16.  PMCID: PMC4384999.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Quinn GP.  Editorial (thematic issue: improving cancer clinical research and trials with Hispanic populations: training and outreach efforts between Moffitt Cancer Center and the Ponce School of Medicine). Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014;9(4):223-4.  PMID: 25766972.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS842586).  Review

Scherr CL, Vasquez E, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil S.  Genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer among Puerto Rican women living in the United States.  Rev Recent Clin Trials.  2014;9(4):245-53.  PMCID: PMC4530991.  Review

Gwede CK, Castro E, Brandon TH, McIntyre J, Meade CD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Simmons VN, Vadaparampil ST, Jiménez J, Quinn GP.  Developing strategies for reducing cancer disparities via cross-institutional collaboration: outreach efforts for the Partnership Between the Ponce School of Medicine and the Moffitt Cancer Center. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Nov;13(6):807-15. PMCID: PMC3708698.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

  • Tissue Procurement Core

Seijo E, Lima D, Iriabho E, Almeida J, Monico J, Echeverri M, Gutierrez S, Flores I, Lee JH, Fisher K, Grizzle WE, Sica GL, Butler C, Hicks C, Meade C, Sodeke SO, Moroz K, Coppola D, Muñoz-Antonia T.  Construction and validation of multi-institutional breast cancer tissue microarray from diverse populations. Cancer Control. 2016 Oct;23(4):383-89. PMID: 27842327.  PMCID: In process at NIHMS (NIHMSID: NIHMS840410).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Mora E, Robb JA, Stefanoff, Mellado RH, Coppola D, Muñoz-Antonia T, Flores I.  Proceedings of the 1st Puerto Rico Biobanking Workshop. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2014;9(4):233-44. PMCID: PMC4635463.  Review

Wells KJ, Lima DS, Meade CD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Scarinci I, McGuire A, Gwede CK, Pledger WJ, Partridge E, Lipscomb J, Matthews R, Matta J, Flores I, Weiner R, Turner T, Miele L, Wiese TE, Fouad M, Moreno CS, Lacey M, Christie DW, Price-Haywood E, Quinn GP, Coppola D, Sodeke SO, Green BL, Lichtveld MY. Assessing Needs and Assets for Building a Regional Network Infrastructure to Reduce Cancer Related Health Disparities. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jun;44:14-25. PMCID: PMC4360072.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

  • US-LACRN Supplement

Cruz-Correa M, Pérez-Mayoral J, Dutil J, Echenique M, Mosquera M, Rivera-Román K, Umpierre S, Rodriguez-Quillichini S, Gonzalez-Pons M, Olivera MI, Pardo S, Puerto Rico Clinical Cancer Genetics Consortia.  Hereditary cancer syndromes In Latino populations: genetic characterization and surveillance guidelines.  Hered Cancer Clin Pract.  2017 Jan 21;15:3.  PMCID: PMC5251307.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Cruz-Correa M, Pérez-Mayoral J, Dutil J, Echenique M, Mosquera M, Rivera-Román K, Umpierre S, Rodriguez-Quillichini S, Gonzalez-Pons M, Olivera MI, Pardo S, Puerto Rico Clinical cancer Genetics Consortia.  Clinical Cancer Genetics Disparities among Latinos.  J Genet Couns.  2016 Dec 12.  [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 27957667.  Review

  • Other Publications That Acknowledge the PHSU-MCC Partnership

Previs RA, Armaiz-Peña GN, Ivan C, Dalton HJ, Rupaimoole R, Hansen JM, Lyons Y, Huang J, Haemmerle M, Wagner MJ, Gharpure KM, Nagaraja AS, Filant J, McGuire MH, Noh K, Dorniak PL, Linesch SL, Mangala LS, Pradeep S, Wu SY, Sood AK.  Role of YAP1 as a Marker of Sensitivity to Dual AKT and P70S6K Inhibition in Ovarian and Uterine Malignancies.  J Natl Cancer Inst.  2017 Mar 9;109(7).   (acknowledges CA163068 and CA163071).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Rivera-Rivera Y, Saavedra HI. Centrosome – a promising anti-cancer target. Biologics. 2016 Dec 13;10:167-176. PMCID: PMC5167523 (acknowledges CA163071). Review

Encamación J, Ortiz C, Vergne R, Vargas W, Coppola D, Matta JL. High DRC levels are associated with Let-7b overexpression in women with breast cancer. Int J Mol Sci.  2016 Jun 2;17(6). PMCID: PMC4926399.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Matta J, Morales L, Ortiz C, Adams D, Vargas W, Casbas P, Dutil J, Echenique M, Suarez E.  Estrogen receptor expression is associated with DNA repair capacity in breast cancer. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 31;11(3):e0152422.  PMCID: PMC4816515.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Ruiz A, Rockfield S, Taran N, Haller E, Engelman RW, Flores I, Panina-Bordignon P, Nanjundan M.  Effect of hydroxychloroquine and characterization of autophagy in a mouse model of endometriosis. Cell Death Dis. 2016 Jan 14;7:e2059.  PMCID: PMC4816166 (acknowledges CA126379).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Ortiz C, Morales L, Sastre M, Haskins WE, Matta J.  Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity Assessment of Sandalwood Essential Oil in Human Breast Cell Lines MCF-7 and MCF-10A. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.  2016;2016:3696232. PMCID: PMC4879231.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Previs RA, Armaiz-Pena GN, Lin YG, Davis AN, Pradeep S, Dalton HJ, Hansen JM, Merritt WM, Nick AM, Langley RR, Coleman RL, Sood AK. Dual metronomic chemotherapy with nab-paclitaxel and topotecan has potent antiangiogenic activity in ovarian cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 Dec;14(12):2677-86. PMCID: PMC4674355.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Ruiz LA, Báez-Vega PM, Ruiz A, Peterse DP, Monteiro JB, Bracero N, Beauchamp P, Fazleabas AT, Flores I.  Dysregulation of lysyl oxidase expression in lesions and endometrium of women with endometriosis.  Reprod Sci.  2015 Dec;22(12):1496-508.  PMID: 25963914.  PMC Journal – In Process (acknowledges CA126379). Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Lee M, Oprea-Ilies G, Saavedra HI. Silencing of E2F3 suppresses tumor growth of Her2+ breast cancer cells by restricting mitosis. Oncotarget.  2015 Nov 10;6(35):37316-34.  PMCID: PMC4741932.  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Colón-Caraballo M, Monteiro JB, Flores I.  H3K27me3 is an Epigenetic Mark of Relevance in Endometriosis.  Reprod Sci. 2015 Sep;22(9):1134-42.  PMID: 25820690.  PMC Journal – In Process (acknowledges CA126379). Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH

Matta J, Morales L, Dutil J, Bayona M, Alvarez C, Suarez E.  Differential expression of DNA repair genes in Hispanic women with breast cancer.  Mol Cancer Biol.  2013 Feb 1;1(1):54.  PMCID: PMC4189824.  (acknowledges CA126379 and CA163068).  Peer-Reviewed RESEARCH


  • Outreach Core

McIntyre J, Moreno L, Jiménez J, Castro E, Gwede CK, Meade CD, Brandon TH, Simmons VN, Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP.  Adapting Spanish-language Educational Materials about Biobanking for Hispanics in Puerto Rico.  PENDING Submission to Ethnicity and Health.

  • Puerto Rico Biobank

Flores I, Seijo E, Gordian E, Gutierrez S, Dutil J, Coppola D, Muñoz-Antonia T.  Optimizing Biospecimen Collection in Community Settings.  Submitted to Biopreserv Biobank.  June 2016.

  • Other Publications that Acknowledge the U54 PSM-MCC Partnership

Lee M, Moreno CS, Saavedra H. The E2F Activators Control Multiple Mitotic Regulators and Maintain Genomic Integrity through Sgo1 and Bub1.  Submitted to Oncotarget.  April 16, 2016.

U56 PSM-MCC PARTNERSHIP PUBLICATIONS (2006-2012) are listed below. The publications resulted from formal collaboration among different projects and are separated by project and cores.

  • Neurokinin-1 receptor and its signaling components in colitis associated dysplasia

Pagán B, Isidro AA, Coppola D, Chen Z, Ren Y, Wu J, Appleyard CB. Effect of a Neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist in a rat model of colitis-associated colon cancer. Anticancer Res. 2010 Sep;30:3345-3354. PMID: 20944107.

Scott LM, Lawrence HR, Sebti SM, Lawrence NJ, and Wu J. Targeting protein tyrosine phosphatases for anticancer drug discovery. Curr Pharm Des. 2010 Jun;16(16):1843-62. PMID: 20337577. PMCID: PMC3076191.

Chen L, Pernazza D, Scott L, Lawrence HR, Ren Y, Luo Y, Wu X, Sung S, Guida WC, Sebti SM, Lawrence NJ, Wu J. Inhibition of cellular Shp2 activity by a methyl ester analog of SPI-112. Biochem. Pharmacol. 2010;80: 801-810.  PMID: 20510203. PMCID: PMC2906681.

Pagán B, Isidro AA, Cruz ML, Ren Y, Coppola D, Wu J, Appleyard CB. Erlotinib inhibits progression to dysplasia in a colitis-associated colon cancer model.  World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Nov 28;17(44):4858-66.  PMID: 22171126.  PMCID: PMC3235628.

  • A role for pRb and Cdk5 as regulators of adherens junction assembly and cell-to-cell contacts

Sosa-García B, Gunduz V, Vázquez-Rivera V, Cress WD, Wright G, Bian W, Hinds PW, Santiago-Cardona PG. A Role for the Retinoblastoma Protein as a Regulator of Mouse Osteoblast Cell Adhesion: Implications for Osteogenesis and Osteosarcoma Formation. PLoS One. 2010 Nov 11;5(11):e13954. PMID 21085651.  PMCID: PMC2978706.

  • BRCT Domains and breast cancer predisposition

Price M, Monteiro ANA. Fine tuning therapy to match BRCA1 status. Biochem Pharmacol. 2010 Sep 1;80(5):647-53.  PMID: 20510205.  PMCID: PMC2925507.

Mesquita R, Woods NT, Monteiro ANA. Tandem BRCT domains: DNA’s Praetorian guard. Genes & Cancer. 2010 Nov;1(11):1140-6.  PMID: 21533002.  PMCID: PMC3082952.

Iversen ES Jr, Couch FJ, Goldgar DE, Tavtigian SV, Monteiro AN. A computational method to classify variants of uncertain significance using functional assay data with application to BRCA1. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jun;20(6):1078-88.  PMID: 21447777.  PMCID: PMC3111818.

Liu Y, Woods NT, Kim D, Sweet M, Monteiro AN, Karchin R. Yeast two-hybrid junk sequences contain selected linear motifs. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Oct;39(19):e128.  PMID: 21785140.  PMCID: PMC3201885.

  • Development and Assessment of Hereditary Breast Cancer Genetic Screening Tools for a Minority Population

Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Dutil J,Puig M, Malo TL, McIntyre J, Perales R, August EM, Closser Z. A pilot study of knowledge and interest of genetic counseling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome among Puerto Rican women. J Community Genet. 2011 Dec;2(4):211-21. PMID: 22109874. PMCID: PMC3215781.

Dutil J, Colon-Colon JL, Matta JL, Sutphen R, Echenique M. Identification of the prevalent BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the female population of Puerto Rico. Cancer Genet. 2012 May;205(5):242-8.

  • Cancer Training Program

Baez A, Pacheco W, Appleyard CB. The Graduate Student Portfolio: Organize and Energize Your Career Development.  The Physiologist. 2012 Oct;55(5):177-178.

Matos-Fernandez NA, Abou Mourad YR, Cáceres W, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Current status of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2009 Jun;15(6):656-61. PMID: 19450749.

Herrera Y, Katnik C, Rodríguez JD, Hall AA, Willing A, Pennypacker KR, Cuevas J. σ-1 Receptor Modulation of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel a (ASIC1a) and ASIC1a-Induced Ca2+ Influx in Rat Cortical Neurons. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2008 Nov;327(2):491-502. PMID: 18723775.

  • Cancer Outreach Program

Quinn GP, Jiménez J, Simmons VN, Castro E, Gwede CK, Vadaparampil ST, McIntyre J, Muñoz-Antonia T, Meade C, Brandon T. PSM-MCC Cancer Outreach Research Group. Practice Notes: Ponce School of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center Cancer Outreach.  Health Education & Behavior. 2010;37:777-778.

Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Small BJ, McIntyre J, Loi CA, Closser Z, Gwede CK. A pilot study of hereditary breast and ovarian knowledge among a multiethnic group of Hispanic women with a personal or family history of cancer.  Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers 2010 Feb;14(1):99-106.  PMID: 19929403.  PMCID: PMC2935838.

Simmons VN, Jiménez JC, Castro E, Litvin EB, Gwede CK, Vadaparampil ST, McIntyre J, Meade CD, Brandon TH, Quinn GP. Initial efforts in community engagement with health care providers: Perceptions of barriers to care for cancer patients in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Health Sciences 2011 Mar; 30(1):28-34. PMID: 21449495.

Quinn GP, Jiménez J, Meade CD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Gwede CK, Castro E, Vadaparampil ST, Simmons VN, McIntyre J, Crocker TT, Brandon TH. Enhancing Oncology Health Care Provider’s Sensitivity to Cultural Communication to Reduce Cancer Disparities: A Pilot Study. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Jun;26(2):322-5. PMID: 21479572.

Simmons VN, Quinn GP, Litvin EB, Rojas A, Jiménez J, Castro E, Meade CD, Brandon TH. Transcreation of Validated Smoking Relapse-Prevention Booklets for use with Hispanic Populations. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Aug;22(3):886-93.  PMID: 21841285.

August EM, Quinn GP, Perales R, Closser Z, Dutil J, Puig M, Vadaparampil ST. Important considerations for recruiting women to cancer genetics studies in Puerto Rico.  J Cancer Educ. 2012 Mar;27(1):105-11. PMID: 21866412.

Litvin EB, Rojas AR, Brandon TH, Meade CD, Quinn G, Jiménez J, Castro E, Diaz Z, Simmons VN. Cultural acceptability of a smoking relapse prevention intervention for pregnant women in Puerto Rico: Providers’ feedback. Hispanic Health Care International. 2011 Sep;9(3):117-126.

Gwede CK, Castro E, Brandon TH, McIntyre J, Meade CD, Muñoz-Antonia T, Simmons VN, Vadaparampil ST, Jiménez J, Quinn GP. Developing Strategies for Reducing Cancer Disparities via Cross-Institutional Collaboration: Outreach Efforts for the Partnership Between the Ponce School of Medicine and the Moffitt Cancer Center. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Nov;13(6):807-15. PMID: 22167362.

Vadaparampil ST, Quinn GP, Dutil J, Puig M, Malo TL, McIntyre J, Perales R, August EM, Closser Z. A pilot study of knowledge and interest of genetic counseling and testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome among Puerto Rican women. J Community Genet. 2011 Dec;2(4):211-21. PMID: 22109874. PMCID: PMC3215781.

  • Puerto Rico BioBank

Flores I, Muñoz-Antonia T, Matta J, García M, Fenstermacher D, Gutierrez S, Seijo E, Torres-Ruiz J, Pledger J, Coppola D.The Establishment of the First Cancer Tissue Biobank at a Hispanic-Serving Institution: A National Cancer Institute–Funded Initiative between Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida and the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Puerto Rico. Biopreservation and Biobanking. 2011 Dec;9(4):363-371.