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Sandra McAllister, Ph.D.


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  1. R21CA182614 (MCALLISTER, SANDRA S) Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2017
    Understanding how the aging hematopoietic system affects cancer progression
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01CA166284 (MCALLISTER, SANDRA S) Sep 18, 2012 - Dec 31, 2018
    Understanding How Breast Cancers Activate and Respond to the Systemic Environment
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Guo Q, Malloy MW, Roweth HG, McAllister SS, Italiano JE, Battinelli EM. Platelets upregulate tumor cell programmed death ligand 1 in an epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent manner in vitro. Blood Adv. 2022 10 25; 6(20):5668-5675. PMID: 35482455; PMCID: PMC9582587.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Roweth HG, Malloy MW, Goreczny GJ, Becker IC, Guo Q, Mittendorf EA, Italiano JE, McAllister SS, Battinelli EM. Pro-inflammatory megakaryocyte gene expression in murine models of breast cancer. Sci Adv. 2022 10 14; 8(41):eabo5224. PMID: 36223471; PMCID: PMC9555784.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Freedman RA, Li T, Sedrak MS, Hopkins JO, Tayob N, Faggen MG, Sinclair NF, Chen WY, Parsons HA, Mayer EL, Lange PB, Basta AS, Perilla-Glen A, Lederman RI, Wong A, Tiwari A, McAllister SS, Mittendorf EA, Miller PG, Gibson CJ, Burstein HJ. 'ADVANCE' (a pilot trial) ADjuVANt chemotherapy in the elderly: Developing and evaluating lower-toxicity chemotherapy options for older patients with breast cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 Sep 23. PMID: 36163163.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Guo Q, Spasic M, Maynard AG, Goreczny GJ, Bizuayehu A, Olive JF, van Galen P, McAllister SS. Clonal barcoding with qPCR detection enables live cell functional analyses for cancer research. Nat Commun. 2022 07 04; 13(1):3837. PMID: 35788590; PMCID: PMC9252988.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  5. Tarantino P, Barroso-Sousa R, Garrido-Castro AC, McAllister SS, Guerriero JL, Mittendorf E, Curigliano G, Tolaney SM. Understanding resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors in advanced breast cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2022 Feb; 22(2):141-153. PMID: 34919490.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Goldberg J, Pastorello RG, Vallius T, Davis J, Cui YX, Agudo J, Waks AG, Keenan T, McAllister SS, Tolaney SM, Mittendorf EA, Guerriero JL. The Immunology of Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:674192. PMID: 34135901.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Roweth HG, Malloy M, Goreczny G, Johnson KE, McAllister SS, Italiano JE, Battinelli E. Megakaryocyte Reprogramming in Breast Cancer. Blood. 2019 Nov 13; 134(Supplement_1):12. PMID: 31724012.
  8. Janiszewska M, Tabassum DP, Castaño Z, Cristea S, Yamamoto KN, Kingston NL, Murphy KC, Shu S, Harper NW, Del Alcazar CG, Aleckovic M, Ekram MB, Cohen O, Kwak M, Qin Y, Laszewski T, Luoma A, Marusyk A, Wucherpfennig KW, Wagle N, Fan R, Michor F, McAllister SS, Polyak K. Subclonal cooperation drives metastasis by modulating local and systemic immune microenvironments. Nat Cell Biol. 2019 07; 21(7):879-888. PMID: 31263265.
    Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  9. Sceneay J, Goreczny GJ, Wilson K, Morrow S, DeCristo MJ, Ubellacker JM, Qin Y, Laszewski T, Stover DG, Barrera V, Hutchinson JN, Freedman RA, Mittendorf EA, McAllister SS. Interferon Signaling Is Diminished with Age and Is Associated with Immune Checkpoint Blockade Efficacy in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Cancer Discov. 2019 09; 9(9):1208-1227. PMID: 31217296.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. Aleckovic M, McAllister SS, Polyak K. Metastasis as a systemic disease: molecular insights and clinical implications. Biochim Biophys Acta Rev Cancer. 2019 08; 1872(1):89-102. PMID: 31202687.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Castaño Z, San Juan BP, Spiegel A, Pant A, DeCristo MJ, Laszewski T, Ubellacker JM, Janssen SR, Dongre A, Reinhardt F, Henderson A, Del Rio AG, Gifford AM, Herbert ZT, Hutchinson JN, Weinberg RA, Chaffer CL, McAllister SS. IL-1ß inflammatory response driven by primary breast cancer prevents metastasis-initiating cell colonization. Nat Cell Biol. 2018 09; 20(9):1084-1097. PMID: 30154549.
    Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Ubellacker JM, Baryawno N, Severe N, DeCristo MJ, Sceneay J, Hutchinson JN, Haider MT, Rhee CS, Qin Y, Gregory WM, Garrido-Castro AC, Holen I, Brown JE, Coleman RE, Scadden DT, McAllister SS. Modulating Bone Marrow Hematopoietic Lineage Potential to Prevent Bone Metastasis in Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 2018 09 15; 78(18):5300-5314. PMID: 30065048; PMCID: PMC6309204.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Goel S, DeCristo MJ, McAllister SS, Zhao JJ. CDK4/6 Inhibition in Cancer: Beyond Cell Cycle Arrest. Trends Cell Biol. 2018 11; 28(11):911-925. PMID: 30061045; PMCID: PMC6689321.
    Citations: 95     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Lee JJ, van de Ven RAH, Zaganjor E, Ng MR, Barakat A, Demmers JJPG, Finley LWS, Gonzalez Herrera KN, Hung YP, Harris IS, Jeong SM, Danuser G, McAllister SS, Haigis MC. Inhibition of epithelial cell migration and Src/FAK signaling by SIRT3. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 07 03; 115(27):7057-7062. PMID: 29915029; PMCID: PMC6142214.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Olive JF, Qin Y, DeCristo MJ, Laszewski T, Greathouse F, McAllister SS. Accounting for tumor heterogeneity when using CRISPR-Cas9 for cancer progression and drug sensitivity studies. PLoS One. 2018; 13(6):e0198790. PMID: 29897959.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  16. Goel S, DeCristo MJ, Watt AC, BrinJones H, Sceneay J, Li BB, Khan N, Ubellacker JM, Xie S, Metzger-Filho O, Hoog J, Ellis MJ, Ma CX, Ramm S, Krop IE, Winer EP, Roberts TM, Kim HJ, McAllister SS, Zhao JJ. CDK4/6 inhibition triggers anti-tumour immunity. Nature. 2017 08 24; 548(7668):471-475. PMID: 28813415; PMCID: PMC5570667.
    Citations: 436     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  17. Sceneay J, McAllister SS. The skinny on obesity and cancer. Nat Cell Biol. 2017 Jul 28; 19(8):887-888. PMID: 28752848.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Ubellacker JM, Haider MT, DeCristo MJ, Allocca G, Brown NJ, Silver DP, Holen I, McAllister SS. Zoledronic acid alters hematopoiesis and generates breast tumor-suppressive bone marrow cells. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 03 06; 19(1):23. PMID: 28264701; PMCID: PMC5339994.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Olsen SN, Wronski A, Castaño Z, Dake B, Malone C, De Raedt T, Enos M, DeRose YS, Zhou W, Guerra S, Loda M, Welm A, Partridge AH, McAllister SS, Kuperwasser C, Cichowski K. Loss of RasGAP Tumor Suppressors Underlies the Aggressive Nature of Luminal B Breast Cancers. Cancer Discov. 2017 02; 7(2):202-217. PMID: 27974415; PMCID: PMC6461361.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Henry WS, Laszewski T, Tsang T, Beca F, Beck AH, McAllister SS, Toker A. Aspirin Suppresses Growth in PI3K-Mutant Breast Cancer by Activating AMPK and Inhibiting mTORC1 Signaling. Cancer Res. 2017 02 01; 77(3):790-801. PMID: 27940576; PMCID: PMC5290090.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  21. Ubellacker JM, McAllister SS. The unresolved role of systemic factors in bone metastasis. J Bone Oncol. 2016 Sep; 5(3):96-99. PMID: 27761365; PMCID: PMC5063227.
    Citations: 3     
  22. Marsh T, Wong I, Sceneay J, Barakat A, Qin Y, Sjödin A, Alspach E, Nilsson B, Stewart SA, McAllister SS. Hematopoietic Age at Onset of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Dictates Disease Aggressiveness and Progression. Cancer Res. 2016 05 15; 76(10):2932-43. PMID: 27197230.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  23. Singer E, Judkins J, Salomonis N, Matlaf L, Soteropoulos P, McAllister S, Soroceanu L. Reactive oxygen species-mediated therapeutic response and resistance in glioblastoma. Cell Death Dis. 2015 Jan 15; 6:e1601. PMID: 25590811.
    Citations: 87     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. McAllister SS, Weinberg RA. The tumour-induced systemic environment as a critical regulator of cancer progression and metastasis. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Aug; 16(8):717-27. PMID: 25082194.
    Citations: 383     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  25. Qin Y, McAllister SS. SPSB1 may have MET its match during breast cancer recurrence. Cancer Discov. 2014 Jul; 4(7):760-1. PMID: 25002612.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  26. Alspach E, Flanagan KC, Luo X, Ruhland MK, Huang H, Pazolli E, Donlin MJ, Marsh T, Piwnica-Worms D, Monahan J, Novack DV, McAllister SS, Stewart SA. p38MAPK plays a crucial role in stromal-mediated tumorigenesis. Cancer Discov. 2014 Jun; 4(6):716-29. PMID: 24670723.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  27. Shaked Y, McAllister S, Fainaru O, Almog N. Tumor dormancy and the angiogenic switch: possible implications of bone marrow- derived cells. Curr Pharm Des. 2014; 20(30):4920-33. PMID: 24283950.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  28. Redig AJ, McAllister SS. Breast cancer as a systemic disease: a view of metastasis. J Intern Med. 2013 Aug; 274(2):113-26. PMID: 23844915.
    Citations: 244     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  29. Castaño Z, Marsh T, Tadipatri R, Kuznetsov HS, Al-Shahrour F, Paktinat M, Greene-Colozzi A, Nilsson B, Richardson AL, McAllister SS. Stromal EGF and igf-I together modulate plasticity of disseminated triple-negative breast tumors. Cancer Discov. 2013 Aug; 3(8):922-35. PMID: 23689072.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Marsh T, Pietras K, McAllister SS. Fibroblasts as architects of cancer pathogenesis. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Jul; 1832(7):1070-8. PMID: 23123598.
    Citations: 114     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  31. Kuznetsov HS, Marsh T, Markens BA, Castaño Z, Greene-Colozzi A, Hay SA, Brown VE, Richardson AL, Signoretti S, Battinelli EM, McAllister SS. Identification of luminal breast cancers that establish a tumor-supportive macroenvironment defined by proangiogenic platelets and bone marrow-derived cells. Cancer Discov. 2012 Dec; 2(12):1150-65. PMID: 22896036.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  32. McAllister SS. Got a light? Illuminating lung cancer. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jul 11; 4(142):142fs22. PMID: 22786678.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  33. Castaño Z, Fillmore CM, Kim CF, McAllister SS. The bed and the bugs: interactions between the tumor microenvironment and cancer stem cells. Semin Cancer Biol. 2012 Oct; 22(5-6):462-70. PMID: 22548722.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  34. Elkabets M, Gifford AM, Scheel C, Nilsson B, Reinhardt F, Bray MA, Carpenter AE, Jirström K, Magnusson K, Ebert BL, Pontén F, Weinberg RA, McAllister SS. Human tumors instigate granulin-expressing hematopoietic cells that promote malignancy by activating stromal fibroblasts in mice. J Clin Invest. 2011 Feb; 121(2):784-99. PMID: 21266779; PMCID: PMC3026724.
    Citations: 109     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  35. Castaño Z, Tracy K, McAllister SS. The tumor macroenvironment and systemic regulation of breast cancer progression. Int J Dev Biol. 2011; 55(7-9):889-97. PMID: 22161844.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  36. McAllister SS, Weinberg RA. Tumor-host interactions: a far-reaching relationship. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Sep 10; 28(26):4022-8. PMID: 20644094.
    Citations: 144     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  37. Godar S, Ince TA, Bell GW, Feldser D, Donaher JL, Bergh J, Liu A, Miu K, Watnick RS, Reinhardt F, McAllister SS, Jacks T, Weinberg RA. Growth-inhibitory and tumor- suppressive functions of p53 depend on its repression of CD44 expression. Cell. 2008 Jul 11; 134(1):62-73. PMID: 18614011.
    Citations: 223     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  38. McAllister SS, Gifford AM, Greiner AL, Kelleher SP, Saelzler MP, Ince TA, Reinhardt F, Harris LN, Hylander BL, Repasky EA, Weinberg RA. Systemic endocrine instigation of indolent tumor growth requires osteopontin. Cell. 2008 Jun 13; 133(6):994-1005. PMID: 18555776.
    Citations: 200     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Becker-Hapak M, McAllister SS, Dowdy SF. TAT-mediated protein transduction into mammalian cells. Methods. 2001 Jul; 24(3):247-56. PMID: 11403574.
    Citations: 123     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  40. Chellaiah MA, Soga N, Swanson S, McAllister S, Alvarez U, Wang D, Dowdy SF, Hruska KA. Rho-A is critical for osteoclast podosome organization, motility, and bone resorption. J Biol Chem. 2000 Apr 21; 275(16):11993-2002. PMID: 10766830.
    Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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