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Baxley Professor and Director

Email rhruban@jhmi.edu
Phone (410) 955-9791

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Pancreatic Cancer

Ralph H. Hruban, M.D.

Baxley Professor in Pathology;
Director, Department of Pathology;
Pathologist-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital;
Deputy Director for Fund and Program Development;
Primary Appointment in Pathology;
Secondary Appointment in Oncology

My research is focused on pancreatic cancer. I collaborate extensively with Drs. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Michael Goggins, Scott Kern, Anirban Maitra, and Bert Vogelstein in their studies of the molecular genetics of pancreatic carcinoma. I am particularly interested in the precursors of invasive pancreatic cancer and in the genetic basis for the clustering of pancreatic cancer in some families.

Blackford A, Parmigiani G, Kensler TW, Wolfgang CL, Jones S, Zhang X, Parsons DW, Lin JC, Leary RJ, Eshleman JR, Goggins M, Jaffee EM, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Maitra A, Klein AP, Cameron JL, Olino K, Schulick R, Winter J, Vogelstein B, Velculescu VE, Kinzler KW, Hruban RH. Genetic Mutations Associated With Cigarette Smoking in Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer Res. 69:3681-8, 2009.

Shi C, Klein AP, Goggins M, Maitra A, Canto M, Ali S, Schulick R, Palmisano E, Hruban RH. Increased prevalence of precursor lesions in familial pancreatic cancer patients. Clin Cancer Res. 15:7737-43, 2009.

Jiao Y, Shi C, Edil BH, de Wilde RF, Klimstra DS, Maitra A, Schulick RD, Tang LH, Wolfgang CL, Choti MA, Velculescu VE, Diaz LA, Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW*, Hruban RH*, Papadopoulos N*. DAXX/ATRX, MEN1 and mTOR pathway genes are frequently altered in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Science. 331:1199-203, 2011

Matthaei H, Hong SM, Mayo SC, dal Molin M, Olino K, Venkat R, Goggins M, Herman JM, Edil BH, Wolfgang CL, Cameron JL, Schulick RD, Maitra A, Hruban RH. Presence of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia in the pancreatic transaction margin does not influence outcome in patients with R0 resected pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 18:3493-9, 2011.

Hong SM, Goggins M, Wolfgang CL, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Cameron JL, Handri-Luca A, Herman JM, Hruban RH. Vascular invasion in infiltrating ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas can mimic pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia: a histopathologic study of 209 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 36:235-41, 2012.

Wu J, Jiao Y, dal Molin M, Maitra A, de Wilde RF, Wood LD, Eshleman JR, Goggins MG, Wolfgang CL, Canto MI, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Choti MA, Adsay V, Kimstra DS, Offerhaus GJ, Klein AP, Kopelovich L, Carter H, Karchin R, Allen PJ, Schmidt CM, Naito Y, Diaz LA, Kinzler KW, Papadopoulos N, Hruban RH*, Vogelstein B*. Whole-exome sequencing of neoplastic cysts of the pancreas reveals recurrent mutations in components of ubiquitin-dependent pathways. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 108:21188-93, 2011.

Roberts NJ, Jiao Y, Yu J, Kopelovich L, Petersen GM, Bondy ML, Gallinger S, Schwartz AG, Syngal S, Cote ML, Axilbund J, Schulick R, Ali SZ, Eshleman JR, Velculescu VE, Goggins M, Vogelstein B, Papadopoulos N, Hruban RH*, Kinzler KW*, Klein AP*. ATM mutations in patients with hereditary pancreatic cancer. Cancer Discovery. 2:41-6, 2012.

*=co-senior authors


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