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NCI Grants U56 CA118809 (MCC) and U56 CA126379 (PSM) acknowledged (PSM-MCC Partnership investigators are in bold; Partnership trainees are underlined.) 


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

Pagán B, Isidro AA, Coppola D, Chen Z, Ren Y, Wu JAppleyard 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: 20337577PMCID: 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: 20510203PMCID: 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 MMonteiro 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 RAugust EMClosser 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: 22109874PMCID: 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 ZGwede 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 ELitvin EBGwede 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 GPLitvin EBRojas AJiménez 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 EMQuinn GPPerales RClosser ZDutil 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 EBRojas ARBrandon 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 JPerales RAugust EMClosser 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: 22109874PMCID: 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.