Publications

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:

Decreased survival in glioblastomas is specific to contact with the ventricular-subventricular zone, not subgranular zone or corpus callosum.
J Neurooncol 2017 Apr 10;132(2):341-349. Epub 2017 Jan 10.
Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, T-4224 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN, 37232-2380, USA.

Outcomes of the Suture "Pull-Through" Technique for Repair of Lateral Skull Base CSF Fistula and Encephaloceles.
Otol Neurotol 2017 Mar;38(3):416-422
*Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee †Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas ‡Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.


Android application for determining surgical variables in brain-tumor resection procedures.
J Med Imaging (Bellingham) 2017 Jan 2;4(1):015003. Epub 2017 Mar 2.
Vanderbilt University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee, United States; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee, United States; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Bone morphogenetic protein signaling promotes tumorigenesis in a murine model of high-grade glioma.
Neuro Oncol 2016 Jul 18;18(7):928-38. Epub 2015 Dec 18.
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (L.D.H., T.W.A.); Department of Cancer Biology and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (P.O., H.L.M.); Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (A.M.); Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (J.W., L.C.); Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (C.H.); Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (C.C.H.); Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (C.C.H.); Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (C.C.H.); Research Medicine, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, Tennessee (C.C.H.).

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):484-95. 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:

Prevention of Postoperative Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks After Translabyrinthine Tumor Resection With Resorbable Mesh Cranioplasty.
Otol Neurotol 2015 Sep;36(9):1537-42
*The Otology Group of Vanderbilt University, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery †Department of Neurological Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

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