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Saud H Aldubayan, M.B.,B.S.

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King Khalid University, Saudi ArabiaMD07/2009Clinical Medicine
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada06/2014Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA06/2017Clinical Genetics and Genomics
Harvard Academy for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Boston, MA05/2018Clinical and Translational Sciences
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA06/2018Computational Cancer Genomics
2013 - 2013
In-Training Research Award
2015 - 2015
King’s Nonprofit Excellence Award
2017 - 2017
Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award
2017 - 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital Alumni Association Award
2018 - 2018
Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship
2018 - 2021
Career Development Award
2018 - 2021
Young Investigator Award

I am dedicated to a career as a physician-scientist in the emerging fields of clinical computational cancer genomics and precision oncology. My research focuses on utilizing various computational approaches to identify novel inherited genomic predictors of cancer risk, response to therapy, and risk of disease progression. As a clinical cancer geneticist and a computational biologist, I use my expertise in clinical genetics, molecular genomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics and computational methods to explore clinically-focused questions using genomic, transcriptomic and methylation data of cancer patients. Towards that end, I built a novel germline computational and pathogenicity enrichment analysis framework that was successfully used to identify novel germline predictors of disease progression and failure of therapy in metastatic prostate cancer patients (Pritchard et al. NEJM 2016), which has since informed the NCCN recommendations for germline genetic testing in this patient population. I have since led the germline genomics program in the Clinical Computational Oncology Laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to expand the utility of germline genomic testing in cancer patients by leveraging state-of-the-art computational approaches to study the missing heritability of rare and common cancers. This effort has resulted in identifying two novel colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition genes (ATM and PALB2), explaining the CRC risk in 1.2% of all unselected and early-onset CRC patients and expanding the diagnostic yield of germline genetic testing by 20% (AlDubayan et al. AJHG 2018). In addition, I led an international team of investigators to identify the first Mendelian germline predisposition gene in testicular germ cell tumors, CHEK2, with potentially immediate clinical and mechanistic implications (AlDubayan et al. JAMA Oncology 2019). Overall, I am a physician-scientist active in clinical and translational computational cancer genomics research through my effort as a clinical cancer geneticist and a computational biologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

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  1. Career Development Award (CDA) (Saud AlDubayan, MD) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (USA)
    Dissecting inherited and acquired genetic mediators of testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) initiation and progression
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. Young Investigator Award (YIA) (Saud AlDubayan, MD) Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) (USA)
    Novel epidemiological and computational genomic approaches to explore the missing heritability of primary and metastatic prostate cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. Computational Cancer Genomics Fellowship (Saud AlDubayan, MD) Jul 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019
    Using multi-generational integration of somatic and germline genomes to identify hereditary risk factors in patients with undiagnosed familial cancer syndromes
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Maxwell KN, Cheng HH, Powers J, Gulati R, Ledet EM, Morrison C, Le A, Hausler R, Stopfer J, Hyman S, Kohlmann W, Naumer A, Vagher J, Greenberg SE, Naylor L, Laurino M, Konnick EQ, Shirts BH, AlDubayan SH, Van Allen EM, Nguyen B, Vijai J, Abida W, Carlo MI, Dubard-Gault M, Lee DJ, Maese LD, Mandelker D, Montgomery B, Morris MJ, Nicolosi P, Nussbaum RL, Schwartz LE, Stadler Z, Garber JE, Offit K, Schiffman JD, Nelson PS, Sartor O, Walsh MF, Pritchard CC. Inherited TP53 Variants and Risk of Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2022 Mar; 81(3):243-250. PMID: 34863587.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Reardon B, Moore ND, Moore NS, Kofman E, AlDubayan SH, Cheung ATM, Conway J, Elmarakeby H, Imamovic A, Kamran SC, Keenan T, Keliher D, Konieczkowski DJ, Liu D, Mouw KW, Park J, Vokes NI, Dietlein F, Van Allen EM. Integrating molecular profiles into clinical frameworks through the Molecular Oncology Almanac to prospectively guide precision oncology. Nat Cancer. 2021 Oct; 2(10):1102-1112. PMID: 35121878.
  3. Elmarakeby HA, Hwang J, Arafeh R, Crowdis J, Gang S, Liu D, AlDubayan SH, Salari K, Kregel S, Richter C, Arnoff TE, Park J, Hahn WC, Van Allen EM. Biologically informed deep neural network for prostate cancer discovery. Nature. 2021 10; 598(7880):348-352. PMID: 34552244.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Tewari AK, Cheung ATM, Crowdis J, Conway JR, Camp SY, Wankowicz SA, Livitz DG, Park J, Lis RT, Bosma-Moody A, He MX, AlDubayan SH, Zhang Z, McKay RR, Leshchiner I, Brown M, Balk SP, Getz G, Taplin ME, Van Allen EM. Molecular features of exceptional response to neoadjuvant anti-androgen therapy in high-risk localized prostate cancer. Cell Rep. 2021 09 07; 36(10):109665. PMID: 34496240.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Berro T, Barrett E, AlDubayan SH. Clinical Multigene Testing for Prostate Cancer. Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Aug; 48(3):297-309. PMID: 34210486.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Camp SY, Kofman E, Reardon B, Moore ND, Al-Rubaish AM, Aljumaan M, Al-Ali AK, Van Allen EM, Taylor-Weiner A, AlDubayan SH. Evaluating the molecular diagnostic yield of joint genotyping-based approach for detecting rare germline pathogenic and putative loss-of-function variants. Genet Med. 2021 05; 23(5):918-926. PMID: 33531667.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Conway JR, Dietlein F, Taylor-Weiner A, AlDubayan S, Vokes N, Keenan T, Reardon B, He MX, Margolis CA, Weirather JL, Haq R, Schilling B, Stephen Hodi F, Schadendorf D, Liu D, Van Allen EM. Integrated molecular drivers coordinate biological and clinical states in melanoma. Nat Genet. 2020 12; 52(12):1373-1383. PMID: 33230298.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. AlDubayan SH, Conway JR, Camp SY, Witkowski L, Kofman E, Reardon B, Han S, Moore N, Elmarakeby H, Salari K, Choudhry H, Al-Rubaish AM, Al-Sulaiman AA, Al-Ali AK, Taylor-Weiner A, Van Allen EM. Detection of Pathogenic Variants With Germline Genetic Testing Using Deep Learning vs Standard Methods in Patients With Prostate Cancer and Melanoma. JAMA. 2020 11 17; 324(19):1957-1969. PMID: 33201204.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Mouhieddine TH, Sperling AS, Redd R, Park J, Leventhal M, Gibson CJ, Manier S, Nassar AH, Capelletti M, Huynh D, Bustoros M, Sklavenitis-Pistofidis R, Tahri S, Hornburg K, Dumke H, Itani MM, Boehner CJ, Liu CJ, AlDubayan SH, Reardon B, Van Allen EM, Keats JJ, Stewart C, Mehr S, Auclair D, Schlossman RL, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Steensma DP, Laubach JP, Richardson PG, Ritz J, Ebert BL, Soiffer RJ, Trippa L, Getz G, Neuberg DS, Ghobrial IM. Clonal hematopoiesis is associated with adverse outcomes in multiple myeloma patients undergoing transplant. Nat Commun. 2020 06 12; 11(1):2996. PMID: 32533060.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Giri VN, Knudsen KE, Kelly WK, Cheng HH, Cooney KA, Cookson MS, Dahut W, Weissman S, Soule HR, Petrylak DP, Dicker AP, AlDubayan SH, Toland AE, Pritchard CC, Pettaway CA, Daly MB, Mohler JL, Parsons JK, Carroll PR, Pilarski R, Blanco A, Woodson A, Rahm A, Taplin ME, Polascik TJ, Helfand BT, Hyatt C, Morgans AK, Feng F, Mullane M, Powers J, Concepcion R, Lin DW, Wender R, Mark JR, Costello A, Burnett AL, Sartor O, Isaacs WB, Xu J, Weitzel J, Andriole GL, Beltran H, Briganti A, Byrne L, Calvaresi A, Chandrasekar T, Chen DYT, Den RB, Dobi A, Crawford ED, Eastham J, Eggener S, Freedman ML, Garnick M, Gomella PT, Handley N, Hurwitz MD, Izes J, Karnes RJ, Lallas C, Languino L, Loeb S, Lopez AM, Loughlin KR, Lu-Yao G, Malkowicz SB, Mann M, Mille P, Miner MM, Morgan T, Moreno J, Mucci L, Myers RE, Nielsen SM, O'Neil B, Pinover W, Pinto P, Poage W, Raj GV, Rebbeck TR, Ryan C, Sandler H, Schiewer M, Scott EMD, Szymaniak B, Tester W, Trabulsi EJ, Vapiwala N, Yu EY, Zeigler-Johnson C, Gomella LG. Implementation of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2019. J Clin Oncol. 2020 08 20; 38(24):2798-2811. PMID: 32516092.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Shahamatdar S, He MX, Reyna MA, Gusev A, AlDubayan SH, Van Allen EM, Ramachandran S. Germline Features Associated with Immune Infiltration in Solid Tumors. Cell Rep. 2020 03 03; 30(9):2900-2908.e4. PMID: 32130895.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Nassar AH, Abou Alaiwi S, AlDubayan SH, Moore N, Mouw KW, Kwiatkowski DJ, Choueiri TK, Curran C, Berchuck JE, Harshman LC, Nuzzo PV, Chanza NM, Van Allen E, Esplin ED, Yang S, Callis T, Garber JE, Rana HQ, Sonpavde G. Prevalence of pathogenic germline cancer risk variants in high-risk urothelial carcinoma. Genet Med. 2020 04; 22(4):709-718. PMID: 31844177.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. AlDubayan SH. Leveraging Clinical Tumor-Profiling Programs to Achieve Comprehensive Germline-Inclusive Precision Cancer Medicine. JCO Precis Oncol. 2019 Dec; 3:1-3. PMID: 35100696.
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  14. AlDubayan SH. Considerations of multigene test findings among men with prostate cancer - knowns and unknowns. Can J Urol. 2019 Oct; 26(5 Suppl 2):14-16. PMID: 31629418.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Gurjao C, Liu D, Hofree M, AlDubayan SH, Wakiro I, Su MJ, Felt K, Gjini E, Brais LK, Rotem A, Rosenthal MH, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Rodig S, Ng K, Van Allen EM, Corsello SM, Ogino S, Regev A, Nowak JA, Giannakis M. Intrinsic Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Blockade in a Mismatch Repair-Deficient Colorectal Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2019 08; 7(8):1230-1236. PMID: 31217164.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  16. AlDubayan SH, Pyle LC, Gamulin M, Kulis T, Moore ND, Taylor-Weiner A, Hamid AA, Reardon B, Wubbenhorst B, Godse R, Vaughn DJ, Jacobs LA, Meien S, Grgic M, Kastelan Z, Markt SC, Damrauer SM, Rader DJ, Kember RL, Loud JT, Kanetsky PA, Greene MH, Sweeney CJ, Kubisch C, Nathanson KL, Van Allen EM, Stewart DR, Lessel D. Association of Inherited Pathogenic Variants in Checkpoint Kinase 2 (CHEK2) With Susceptibility to Testicular Germ Cell Tumors. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Apr 01; 5(4):514-522. PMID: 30676620.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Alshenaifi J, Ewida N, Anazi S, Shamseldin HE, Patel N, Maddirevula S, Al-Sheddi T, Alomar R, Alobeid E, Ibrahim N, Hashem M, Abdulwahab F, Jacob M, Alhashem A, Alzaidan HI, Seidahmed MZ, Alhashemi N, Rawashdeh R, Eyaid W, Al-Hassnan ZN, Rahbeeni Z, Alswaid A, Hadid A, Qari A, Mohammed DA, El Khashab HY, Alfadhel M, Abanemai M, Sunbul R, Al Tala S, Alkhalifi S, Alkharfi T, Abouelhoda M, Monies D, Al Tassan N, AlDubayan SH, Kurdi W, Al-Owain M, Dasouki MJ, Kentab AY, Atyani S, Makhseed N, Faqeih E, Shaheen R, Alkuraya FS. The many faces of peroxisomal disorders: Lessons from a large Arab cohort. Clin Genet. 2019 02; 95(2):310-319. PMID: 30561787.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Rodrigues DN, Rescigno P, Liu D, Yuan W, Carreira S, Lambros MB, Seed G, Mateo J, Riisnaes R, Mullane S, Margolis C, Miao D, Miranda S, Dolling D, Clarke M, Bertan C, Crespo M, Boysen G, Ferreira A, Sharp A, Figueiredo I, Keliher D, Aldubayan S, Burke KP, Sumanasuriya S, Fontes MS, Bianchini D, Zafeiriou Z, Mendes LST, Mouw K, Schweizer MT, Pritchard CC, Salipante S, Taplin ME, Beltran H, Rubin MA, Cieslik M, Robinson D, Heath E, Schultz N, Armenia J, Abida W, Scher H, Lord C, D'Andrea A, Sawyers CL, Chinnaiyan AM, Alimonti A, Nelson PS, Drake CG, Van Allen EM, de Bono JS. Immunogenomic analyses associate immunological alterations with mismatch repair defects in prostate cancer. J Clin Invest. 2018 11 01; 128(11):5185. PMID: 30382943.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    
  19. Nava Rodrigues D, Rescigno P, Liu D, Yuan W, Carreira S, Lambros MB, Seed G, Mateo J, Riisnaes R, Mullane S, Margolis C, Miao D, Miranda S, Dolling D, Clarke M, Bertan C, Crespo M, Boysen G, Ferreira A, Sharp A, Figueiredo I, Keliher D, Aldubayan S, Burke KP, Sumanasuriya S, Fontes MS, Bianchini D, Zafeiriou Z, Teixeira Mendes LS, Mouw K, Schweizer MT, Pritchard CC, Salipante S, Taplin ME, Beltran H, Rubin MA, Cieslik M, Robinson D, Heath E, Schultz N, Armenia J, Abida W, Scher H, Lord C, D'Andrea A, Sawyers CL, Chinnaiyan AM, Alimonti A, Nelson PS, Drake CG, Van Allen EM, de Bono JS. Immunogenomic analyses associate immunological alterations with mismatch repair defects in prostate cancer. J Clin Invest. 2018 10 01; 128(10):4441-4453. PMID: 30179225.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  20. Rodan LH, Aldubayan SH, Berry GT, Levy HL. Acute Illness Protocol for Urea Cycle Disorders. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jun; 34(6):e115-e119. PMID: 29135898.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. AlDubayan SH, Giannakis M, Moore ND, Han GC, Reardon B, Hamada T, Mu XJ, Nishihara R, Qian Z, Liu L, Yurgelun MB, Syngal S, Garraway LA, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Van Allen EM. Inherited DNA-Repair Defects in Colorectal Cancer. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 03 01; 102(3):401-414. PMID: 29478780.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. Rodan LH, Aldubayan SH, Berry GT, Levy HL. Acute Illness Protocol for Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jan; 34(1):64-67. PMID: 29095391.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Huang FW, Mosquera JM, Garofalo A, Oh C, Baco M, Amin-Mansour A, Rabasha B, Bahl S, Mullane SA, Robinson BD, Aldubayan S, Khani F, Karir B, Kim E, Chimene-Weiss J, Hofree M, Romanel A, Osborne JR, Kim JW, Azabdaftari G, Woloszynska-Read A, Sfanos K, De Marzo AM, Demichelis F, Gabriel S, Van Allen EM, Mesirov J, Tamayo P, Rubin MA, Powell IJ, Garraway LA. Exome Sequencing of African-American Prostate Cancer Reveals Loss-of-Function ERF Mutations. Cancer Discov. 2017 09; 7(9):973-983. PMID: 28515055.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  24. Aldubayan SH, Rodan LH, Berry GT, Levy HL. Acute Illness Protocol for Fatty Acid Oxidation and Carnitine Disorders. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr; 33(4):296-301. PMID: 28353532.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Aldubayan SH, Rodan LH, Berry GT, Levy HL. Acute Illness Protocol for Organic Acidemias: Methylmalonic Acidemia and Propionic Acidemia. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Feb; 33(2):142-146. PMID: 28141776.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Taylor-Weiner A, Zack T, O'Donnell E, Guerriero JL, Bernard B, Reddy A, Han GC, AlDubayan S, Amin-Mansour A, Schumacher SE, Litchfield K, Turnbull C, Gabriel S, Beroukhim R, Getz G, Carter SL, Hirsch MS, Letai A, Sweeney C, Van Allen EM. Genomic evolution and chemoresistance in germ-cell tumours. Nature. 2016 11 30; 540(7631):114-118. PMID: 27905446.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Pritchard CC, Mateo J, Walsh MF, De Sarkar N, Abida W, Beltran H, Garofalo A, Gulati R, Carreira S, Eeles R, Elemento O, Rubin MA, Robinson D, Lonigro R, Hussain M, Chinnaiyan A, Vinson J, Filipenko J, Garraway L, Taplin ME, AlDubayan S, Han GC, Beightol M, Morrissey C, Nghiem B, Cheng HH, Montgomery B, Walsh T, Casadei S, Berger M, Zhang L, Zehir A, Vijai J, Scher HI, Sawyers C, Schultz N, Kantoff PW, Solit D, Robson M, Van Allen EM, Offit K, de Bono J, Nelson PS. Inherited DNA-Repair Gene Mutations in Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 04; 375(5):443-53. PMID: 27433846.
    Citations: 428     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Wang M, Aldubayan S, Connor AA, Wong B, Mcnamara K, Khan T, Semotiuk K, Khalouei S, Holter S, Aronson M, Cohen Z, Gallinger S, Charames G, Pollett A, Lerner-Ellis J. Genetic testing for Lynch syndrome in the province of Ontario. Cancer. 2016 06 01; 122(11):1672-9. PMID: 27019099.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Lerner-Ellis JP, Aldubayan SH, Hernandez AL, Kelly MA, Stuenkel AJ, Walsh J, Joshi VA. The spectrum of FBN1, TGFßR1, TGFßR2 and ACTA2 variants in 594 individuals with suspected Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome or Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections (TAAD). Mol Genet Metab. 2014 Jun; 112(2):171-6. PMID: 24793577.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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