Publications

EWS/FLI Confers Tumor Cell Synthetic Lethality to CDK12 Inhibition in Ewing Sarcoma.
Cancer Cell 2018 Feb 18;33(2):202-216.e6. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA; The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA. Electronic address:


Increased delivery of chemotherapy to the vitreous by inhibition of the blood-retinal barrier.
J Control Release 2017 Oct 19;264:34-44. Epub 2017 Aug 19.
Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:


Neural crest derived progenitor cells contribute to tumor stroma and aggressiveness in stage 4/M neuroblastoma.
Oncotarget 2017 Oct 21;8(52):89775-89792. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS), Departamento de Fisiología Médica y Biofísica, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, CSIC, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.

[Early clinical trials in paediatric oncology in Spain: a nationwide perspective].
An Pediatr (Barc) 2017 Sep 6;87(3):155-163. Epub 2017 Mar 6.
Unidad de Investigación Clínica CNIO-HNJ, Servicio de Hematología, Oncología y Trasplante de Progenitores Hematopoyéticos, Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús, Madrid, España; Instituto de Investigación La Princesa, Madrid, España.



Intertumoral Heterogeneity within Medulloblastoma Subgroups.
Cancer Cell 2017 Jun;31(6):737-754.e6
The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada; Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1, Canada; Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada. Electronic address:




Therapeutic Impact of Cytoreductive Surgery and Irradiation of Posterior Fossa Ependymoma in the Molecular Era: A Retrospective Multicohort Analysis.
J Clin Oncol 2016 Jul 6;34(21):2468-77. Epub 2016 Jun 6.
Vijay Ramaswamy, Stephen C. Mack, Alvaro Lassaletta, Betty Luu, Florence M.G. Cavalli, Uri Tabori, Ute Bartels, Eric Bouffet, Cynthia E. Hawkins, James T. Rutka, Peter Dirks, and Michael D. Taylor, The Hospital for Sick Children; Vijay Ramaswamy, Kenneth Aldape, James T. Rutka, and Michael D. Taylor, University of Toronto; Kenneth Aldape, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; Christopher Dunham and Juliette Hukin, British Columbia Children's Hospital; Juliette Hukin, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia; David D. Eisenstat, Dorcas Fulton, and Frank K.H. van Landeghem, University of Alberta, Edmonton; Jennifer A. Chan, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Nada Jabado and Kevin Petrecca, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Thomas Hielscher, Kristian W. Pajtler, David T.W. Jones, Marcel Kool, Stefan M. Pfister, and Andrey Korshunov, German Cancer Research Center; Stefan M. Pfister, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg; Marc Remke, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf; Martin Mynarek, Stefan Rutkowski, and Katja von Hoff, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg; Ulrich Schüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany; Stephen C. Mack, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland; Maryam Fouladi, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Tong Lin, Amar Gajjar, Thomas E. Merchant, and David W. Ellison, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis; Lola B. Chambless, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN; Sridharan Gururangan, Roger E. McLendon, and Eric S. Lipp, Duke University, Durham; Jing Wu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; Mariarita Santi, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Lyndsey Emery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Ronald L. Hamilton and Ian F. Pollack, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Frank Lieberman, University of Pittsburgh Medical Cen


Prognostic value of medulloblastoma extent of resection after accounting for molecular subgroup: a retrospective integrated clinical and molecular analysis.
Lancet Oncol 2016 Apr 12;17(4):484-495. Epub 2016 Mar 12.
Division of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:


Cinacalcet inhibits neuroblastoma tumor growth and upregulates cancer-testis antigens.
Oncotarget 2016 Mar;7(13):16112-29
Developmental Tumor Biology Laboratory, Institut de Recerca Pediàtrica - Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.


SN-38-loaded nanofiber matrices for local control of pediatric solid tumors after subtotal resection surgery.
Biomaterials 2016 Feb 2;79:69-78. Epub 2015 Dec 2.
Preclinical Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Research Program, Developmental Tumor Biology Laboratory, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Santa Rosa 39-57, Esplugues de Llobregat, 08950, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona, Passeig Sant Joan de Déu 2, Esplugues de Llobregat, 08950, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:


DNA methylation fingerprint of neuroblastoma reveals new biological and clinical insights.
Epigenomics 2015 Oct 12;7(7):1137-53. Epub 2015 Jun 12.
Developmental Tumor Biology Laboratory, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Edificio Docente 4th floor, C/Santa Rosa 39-57, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.






Cytogenetic prognostication within medulloblastoma subgroups.
J Clin Oncol 2014 Mar 3;32(9):886-96. Epub 2014 Feb 3.
David J.H. Shih, Marc Remke, Vijay Ramaswamy, Betty Luu, Yuan Yao, Xin Wang, Adrian M. Dubuc, Livia Garzia, John Peacock, Stephen C. Mack, Xiaochong Wu, Adi Rolider, A. Sorana Morrissy, Florence M.G. Cavalli, Claudia C. Faria, Stephen W. Scherer, Uri Tabori, Cynthia E. Hawkins, David Malkin, Eric Bouffet, James T. Rutka, and Michael D. Taylor, Hospital for Sick Children; David J.H. Shih, Marc Remke, Vijay Ramaswamy, Yuan Yao, Xin Wang, Adrian M. Dubuc, John Peacock, Stephen C. Mack, and Michael D. Taylor, University of Toronto, Toronto; Boleslaw Lach, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Jennifer A. Chan, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Steffen Albrecht, Adam Fontebasso, and Nada Jabado, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Paul A. Northcott, Andrey Korshunov, Marcel Kool, David T.W. Jones, and Stefan M. Pfister, German Cancer Research Center; Stefan M. Pfister, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg; Ulrich Schüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich; Stefan Rutkowski, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Karel Zitterbart, Masaryk University School of Medicine; Karel Zitterbart and Leos Kren, University Hospital Brno, Brno, Czech Republic; Toshihiro Kumabe and Teiji Tominaga, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan; Young Shin Ra, University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center; Ji-Yeoun Lee, Byung-Kyu Cho, Seung-Ki Kim, and Kyu-Chang Wang, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul; Shin Jung, Chonnam National University Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital and Medical School, Chonnam, South Korea; Peter Hauser and Miklós Garami, Semmelweis University, Budapest; László Bognár and Almos Klekner, University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Centre, Debrecen, Hungary; Shenandoah Robinson, Boston Children's Hospital; Scott L. Pomeroy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Ali G. Saad, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little

Comprehensive genomic analysis of rhabdomyosarcoma reveals a landscape of alterations affecting a common genetic axis in fusion-positive and fusion-negative tumors.
Cancer Discov 2014 Feb 23;4(2):216-31. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
1Pediatric Oncology Branch, Oncogenomics Section, Center for Cancer Research, NIH; 2Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; 3Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge; 4Medical Oncology and Center for Cancer Genome Discovery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; 5Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; 6University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska; 7Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; and 8Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; 9The Tumour Bank, The Children's Cancer Research Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; 10Department of Oncology, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

TERT promoter mutations are highly recurrent in SHH subgroup medulloblastoma.
Acta Neuropathol 2013 Dec 31;126(6):917-29. Epub 2013 Oct 31.
The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.




A three-gene expression signature model for risk stratification of patients with neuroblastoma.
Clin Cancer Res 2012 Apr 10;18(7):2012-23. Epub 2012 Feb 10.
Developmental Tumor Biology Laboratory, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Edificio Docente 4th Floor, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona 08950, Spain.







EphA2-induced angiogenesis in ewing sarcoma cells works through bFGF production and is dependent on caveolin-1.
PLoS One 2013 12;8(8):e71449. Epub 2013 Aug 12.
Sarcoma Research Group, Laboratori d'Oncología Molecular, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.


Preclinical platform of retinoblastoma xenografts recapitulating human disease and molecular markers of dissemination.
Cancer Lett 2016 09 16;380(1):10-9. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
Developmental Tumor Biology Laboratory, Fundacio Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:


The whole-genome landscape of medulloblastoma subtypes.
Nature 2017 07;547(7663):311-317
Division of Molecular Genetics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany.

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