A selection of some of the publications from the Yamoah lab are listed down below.

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Highlighted Publications

  1. Rebbeck TR, Mahal B, Maxwell KN, Garraway IP, Yamoah K. The distinct impacts of race and genetic ancestry on health. Nat Med. 2022 May;28(5):890-893. doi: 10.1038/s41591-022-01796-1. PMID: 35534567.


  1. Asamoah FA, Yarney J, Awasthi S, Vanderpuye V, Venkat PS, Fink AK, Naghavi AO, Abrahams A, Mensah JE, Sasu E, Tagoe SNA, Johnstone PAS, Yamoah K. Contemporary Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer in Africa: A Ghanaian Experience. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Jul;4:1-13. doi: 10.1200/JGO.17.00234. PMID: 30085846; PMCID: PMC6223508.


  1. Yamoah K, Awasthi S, Mahal BA, Zhao SG, Grass GD, Berglund A, Abraham-Miranda J, Gerke T, Rounbehler RJ, Davicioni E, Liu Y, Park J, Cleveland JL, Pow-Sang JM, Fernandez D, Torres-Roca J, Karnes RJ, Schaeffer E, Freedland SJ, Spratt DE, Den RB, Rebbeck TR, Feng F. Novel Transcriptomic Interactions Between Immune Content and Genomic Classifier Predict Lethal Outcomes in High-grade Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2022 Apr;81(4):325-330. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.11.038. Epub 2020 Dec 7. PMID: 33303244; PMCID: PMC9838823.


  1. Yamoah K, Lee KM, Awasthi S, Alba PR, Perez C, Anglin-Foote TR, Robison B, Gao A, DuVall SL, Katsoulakis E, Wong YN, Markt SC, Rose BS, Burri R, Wang C, Aboiralor O, Fink AK, Nickols NG, Lynch JA, Garraway IP. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prostate Cancer Outcomes in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jan 4;5(1):e2144027. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.44027. Erratum in: JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Feb 1;5(2):e222773. PMID: 35040965; PMCID: PMC8767437.


  1. Awasthi S, Berglund A, Abraham-Miranda J, Rounbehler RJ, Kensler K, Serna A, Vidal A, You S, Freeman MR, Davicioni E, Liu Y, Karnes RJ, Klein EA, Den RB, Trock BJ, Campbell JD, Einstein DJ, Gupta R, Balk S, Lal P, Park JY, Cleveland JL, Rebbeck TR, Freedland SJ, Yamoah K. Comparative Genomics Reveals Distinct Immune-oncologic Pathways in African American Men with Prostate Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Jan 1;27(1):320-329. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-20-2925. Epub 2020 Oct 9. PMID: 33037017; PMCID: PMC8042600.


  1. El-Kenawi A, Dominguez-Viqueira W, Liu M, Awasthi S, Abraham-Miranda J, Keske A, Steiner KK, Noel L, Serna AN, Dhillon J, Gillies RJ, Yu X, Koomen JM, Yamoah K, Gatenby RA, Ruffell B. Macrophage-Derived Cholesterol Contributes to Therapeutic Resistance in Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res. 2021 Nov 1;81(21):5477-5490. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-4028. Epub 2021 Jul 23. PMID: 34301759; PMCID: PMC8563406.


  1. Awasthi S, Grass GD, Torres-Roca J, Johnstone PAS, Pow-Sang J, Dhillon J, Park J, Rounbehler RJ, Davicioni E, Hakansson A, Liu Y, Fink AK, DeRenzis A, Creed JH, Poch M, Li R, Manley B, Fernandez D, Naghavi A, Gage K, Lu-Yao G, Katsoulakis E, Burri RJ, Leone A, Ercole CE, Palmer JD, Vapiwala N, Deville C, Rebbeck TR, Dicker AP, Kelly W, Yamoah K. Genomic Testing in Localized Prostate Cancer Can Identify Subsets of African Americans With Aggressive Disease. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 Dec 8;114(12):1656-1664. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djac162. PMID: 36053178; PMCID: PMC9745424.


  1. Echevarria MI, Awasthi S, Cheng CH, Berglund AE, Rounbehler RJ, Gerke TA, Takhar M, Davicioni E, Klein EA, Freedland SJ, Ross AE, Schaeffer EM, Den RB, Cleveland JL, Park JY, Rayford W, Yamoah K. African American Specific Gene Panel Predictive of Poor Prostate Cancer Outcome. J Urol. 2019 Aug;202(2):247-255. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000193. Epub 2019 Jul 8. PMID: 31107158; PMCID: PMC7882398.


  1. Yuan Z, Fernandez D, Dhillon J, Abraham-Miranda J, Awasthi S, Kim Y, Zhang J, Jain R, Serna A, Pow-Sang JM, Poch M, Li R, Manley B, Fink A, Naghavi A, Torres-Roca JF, Grass GD, Kim S, Latifi K, Hunt D, Johnstone PAS, Yamoah K. Proof-of-principle Phase I results of combining nivolumab with brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy for Grade Group 5 prostate cancer: safety, feasibility, and exploratory analysis. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2021 Mar;24(1):140-149. doi: 10.1038/s41391-020-0254-y. Epub 2020 Jul 10. PMID: 32651467; PMCID: PMC7882397.


  1. Awasthi S, Mahal BA, Park JY, Creed JH, Williams VL, Elkenawi A, Meadows SO, Pow-Sang JM, Lu-Yao G, Kelly WK, Lang DY, Zgibor J, Rebbeck TR, Yamoah K. Substantial Gleason reclassification in Black men with national comprehensive cancer network low-risk prostate cancer - A propensity score analysis. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2022 Sep;25(3):547-552. doi: 10.1038/s41391-022-00510-z. Epub 2022 Feb 23. PMID: 35194179; PMCID: PMC9838824.