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Rani E. George, PH.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionDana-Farber Cancer Institute
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressDana Farber Cancer Institute
Dana 322
44 Binney St
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/632-5281
Fax617/632-6989

 Mentoring 
 completed student projects
Cleavage of the Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase in Neuroblastoma
Summer, 05/22/13 - 09/02/13

 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Pei D, Luther W, Wang W, Paw BH, Stewart RA, George RE. Distinct Neuroblastoma-associated Alterations of PHOX2B Impair Sympathetic Neuronal Differentiation in Zebrafish Models. PLoS Genet. 2013 Jun; 9(6):e1003533.
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  2. Berry T, Luther W, Bhatnagar N, Jamin Y, Poon E, Sanda T, Pei D, Sharma B, Vetharoy WR, Hallsworth A, Ahmad Z, Barker K, Moreau L, Webber H, Wang W, Liu Q, Perez-Atayde A, Rodig S, Cheung NK, Raynaud F, Hallberg B, Robinson SP, Gray NS, Pearson AD, Eccles SA, Chesler L, George RE. The ALK(F1174L) mutation potentiates the oncogenic activity of MYCN in neuroblastoma. Cancer Cell. 2012 Jul 10; 22(1):117-30.
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  3. Matthay KK, George RE, Yu AL. Promising therapeutic targets in neuroblastoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 May 15; 18(10):2740-53.
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  4. Zhu S, Lee JS, Guo F, Shin J, Perez-Atayde AR, Kutok JL, Rodig SJ, Neuberg DS, Helman D, Feng H, Stewart RA, Wang W, George RE, Kanki JP, Look AT. Activated ALK collaborates with MYCN in neuroblastoma pathogenesis. Cancer Cell. 2012 Mar 20; 21(3):362-73.
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  5. George RE, Perez-Atayde AR, Yao X, London WB, Shamberger RC, Neuberg D, Diller L. Tumor histology during induction therapy in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Sep; 59(3):506-10.
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  6. Azarova AM, Gautam G, George RE. Emerging importance of ALK in neuroblastoma. Semin Cancer Biol. 2011 Oct; 21(4):267-75.
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  7. Garcia I, Mayol G, Rodríguez E, Suñol M, Gershon TR, Ríos J, Cheung NK, Kieran MW, George RE, Perez-Atayde AR, Casala C, Galván P, de Torres C, Mora J, Lavarino C. Expression of the neuron-specific protein CHD5 is an independent marker of outcome in neuroblastoma. Mol Cancer. 2010; 9:277.
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  8. George RE, Lahti JM, Adamson PC, Zhu K, Finkelstein D, Ingle AM, Reid JM, Krailo M, Neuberg D, Blaney SM, Diller L. Phase I study of decitabine with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide in children with neuroblastoma and other solid tumors: a Children's Oncology Group study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Oct; 55(4):629-38.
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  9. George RE, Diller L, Bernstein ML. Pharmacotherapy of neuroblastoma. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2010 Jun; 11(9):1467-78.
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  10. Volchenboum SL, Li C, Li S, Attiyeh EF, Reynolds CP, Maris JM, Look AT, George RE. Comparison of primary neuroblastoma tumors and derivative early-passage cell lines using genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism array analysis. Cancer Res. 2009 May 15; 69(10):4143-9.
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  11. Webb TR, Slavish J, George RE, Look AT, Xue L, Jiang Q, Cui X, Rentrop WB, Morris SW. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase: role in cancer pathogenesis and small-molecule inhibitor development for therapy. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Mar; 9(3):331-56.
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  12. George RE, Sanda T, Hanna M, Fröhling S, Luther W, Zhang J, Ahn Y, Zhou W, London WB, McGrady P, Xue L, Zozulya S, Gregor VE, Webb TR, Gray NS, Gilliland DG, Diller L, Greulich H, Morris SW, Meyerson M, Look AT. Activating mutations in ALK provide a therapeutic target in neuroblastoma. Nature. 2008 Oct 16; 455(7215):975-8.
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  13. Schlisio S, Kenchappa RS, Vredeveld LC, George RE, Stewart R, Greulich H, Shahriari K, Nguyen NV, Pigny P, Dahia PL, Pomeroy SL, Maris JM, Look AT, Meyerson M, Peeper DS, Carter BD, Kaelin WG. The kinesin KIF1Bbeta acts downstream from EglN3 to induce apoptosis and is a potential 1p36 tumor suppressor. Genes Dev. 2008 Apr 1; 22(7):884-93.
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  14. Hansford LM, McKee AE, Zhang L, George RE, Gerstle JT, Thorner PS, Smith KM, Look AT, Yeger H, Miller FD, Irwin MS, Thiele CJ, Kaplan DR. Neuroblastoma cells isolated from bone marrow metastases contain a naturally enriched tumor-initiating cell. Cancer Res. 2007 Dec 1; 67(23):11234-43.
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  15. George RE, Attiyeh EF, Li S, Moreau LA, Neuberg D, Li C, Fox EA, Meyerson M, Diller L, Fortina P, Look AT, Maris JM. Genome-wide analysis of neuroblastomas using high-density single nucleotide polymorphism arrays. PLoS One. 2007; 2(2):e255.
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  16. Moreau LA, McGrady P, London WB, Shimada H, Cohn SL, Maris JM, Diller L, Look AT, George RE. Does MYCN amplification manifested as homogeneously staining regions at diagnosis predict a worse outcome in children with neuroblastoma? A Children's Oncology Group study. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 Oct 1; 12(19):5693-7.
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  17. George RE, Li S, Medeiros-Nancarrow C, Neuberg D, Marcus K, Shamberger RC, Pulsipher M, Grupp SA, Diller L. High-risk neuroblastoma treated with tandem autologous peripheral-blood stem cell-supported transplantation: long-term survival update. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 20; 24(18):2891-6.
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  18. Stewart RA, Arduini BL, Berghmans S, George RE, Kanki JP, Henion PD, Look AT. Zebrafish foxd3 is selectively required for neural crest specification, migration and survival. Dev Biol. 2006 Apr 1; 292(1):174-88.
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  19. George RE, London WB, Cohn SL, Maris JM, Kretschmar C, Diller L, Brodeur GM, Castleberry RP, Look AT. Hyperdiploidy plus nonamplified MYCN confers a favorable prognosis in children 12 to 18 months old with disseminated neuroblastoma: a Pediatric Oncology Group study. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Sep 20; 23(27):6466-73.
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  20. George RE, Lipshultz SE, Lipsitz SR, Colan SD, Diller L. Association between congenital cardiovascular malformations and neuroblastoma. J Pediatr. 2004 Apr; 144(4):444-8.
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  21. Carlin S, Mairs RJ, McCluskey AG, Tweddle DA, Sprigg A, Estlin C, Board J, George RE, Ellershaw C, Pearson AD, Lunec J, Montaldo PG, Ponzoni M, van Eck-Smit BL, Hoefnagel CA, van den Brug MD, Tytgat GA, Caron HN. Development of a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for prediction of the uptake of meta-[(131)I]iodobenzylguanidine by neuroblastoma tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2003 Aug 15; 9(9):3338-44.
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