SPORE-Related Publications


     Huang RJ, Laszkowska M, In H, Hwang JH, Epplein M. Controlling Gastric Cancer in a World of Heterogeneous Risk. Gastroenterology [Available online 24 Jan 2023;  doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2023.01.018].

Murphy JD, Epplein M, Lin F-C, Troester MA, Nichols HB, Butt J, Pan K, You W, Olshan A. Discrimination between precancerous gastric lesions and gastritis using a gastric cancer risk stratification model. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention [in press 2023]


Al Abo M, Hyslop T, Qin X, Owzar K, George DJ, Patierno SR, Freedman JA. Differential alternative RNA splicing and transcription events between tumors from African American and White patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas. Genomics 2021 May;113(3):1234-1246. PMID: 33705884

Deveaux AE, Allen TA, Al Abo M, Qin X, Zhang D, Patierno BM, Gu L, Gray JE, Pecot CV, Dressman HK, McCall SJ, Kittles RA, Hyslop T, Owzar K, Crawford J, Patierno SR, Clarke JM, Freedman JA. RNA splicing and aggregate gene expression differences in lung squamous cell carcinoma between patients of West African and European ancestry. Lung Cancer 2021 Mar;153:90-98. PMID: 33465699

Devi GR, Finetti P, Morse MA, Lee S, de Nonneville A, Van Laere S, Troy J, Geradts J, McCall S, Bertucci F. Expression of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) in breast cancer is associated with shorter survival and resistance to chemotherapy. Cancers (Basel) Jun 4;13(11):2807, 2021. PMID: 34199946

Freedman JA, Al Abo M, Allen TA, Piwarski SA, Wegermann K, Patierno SR. Biological aspects of cancer health disparities. Annu Rev Med Jan 27;72:229-241, 2021. PMID: 33502900

Varga MG, Wood CR, Butt J, Ryan ME, You WC, Pan K, Waterboer T, Epplein M, Shaffer CL. Immunostimulatory membrane proteins potentiate pylori-induced carcinogenesis by enabling CagA translocation. Gut Microbes 13(1):1-13, 2021. PMID: 7781638


Butt J, Blot WJ, Shrubsole MJ, Varga MG, Hendrix LH, Crankshaw S, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Epplein M. Performance of multiplex serology in discriminating active versus past Helicobacter pyloriinfection in a primarily African American population in the southeastern US. Helicobacter 25(1): 87-95, 2020. PMID: 6940508

Butt J, Blot WJ, Shrubsole MJ, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Epplein M. Differences in antibody levels to H. pylori virulence factors VacA and CagA among African Americans and whites in the Southeast US. Cancer Causes and Control 31(6):601-606, 2020. PMID: 7286423

Crankshaw S, Butt J, Gierisch JM, Barrett N, Mervin-Blake S, Oeffinger K, Patierno S, Worthy V, Godbee R, Epplein M. The Durham Initiative for Stomach Health (DISH): A pilot community-based Helicobacter pylori education and screening study. BMC Gastroenterology 20(1):261, 2020. PMID: 7409393

Gearhart-Serna LM, Hoffman K, Devi GR. Environmental quality and invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention Oct;29(10):1920-1928, 2020. PMID: 32238404

Oldham CE, Gathings MJ, Devi GR, Patierno SR, Williams KP, Hough HJ, Barrett NJ. An innovative educational program for addressing health disparities in translational cancer research. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science Nov 5;5(1):e65, 2020. PMID: 33948284

Varga MG, Butt J, Blot WJ, Le Marchand L, Haiman CA, Chen Y, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Tinker LF, Peek RM, Potter JD, Cover TL, Hyslop T, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Berndt SI, Hildesheim A, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Epplein M. Racial differences in Helicobacter pylori CagA sero-prevalence in a consortium of adult cohorts in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention 29(10):2084-2092, 2020. PMID: 7584346


Bocci F, Gearhart-Serna L, Boareto M, Ribeiro M, Ben-Jacob E, Devi GR, Levine H, Onuchic JN, Jolly MK. Toward understanding cancer stem cell heterogeneity in the tumor microenvironment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Jan 2;116(1):148-157, 2019. PMID: 30587589

Butt J, Varga MG, Wang T, Tsugane S, Shimizu T, Zheng W, Abnet CC, Yoo KY, Park SK, Kim J, Jee SH, Qiao YL, Shu XO,  Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Epplein M. Smoking, Helicobacter pylori serology, and gastric cancer risk in prospective studies from China, Japan, and Korea. Cancer Prevention Research 12(10):667-674, 2019. PMID: 6854526


Epplein M, Butt J, Zhang Y, Hendrix LH, Abnet CC, Murphy G, Zheng W, Shu XO, Tsugane S, Qiao YL, Taylor PR, Shimazu T, Yoo KY, Park SK, Kim J, Jee SH, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, You WC, Pan KF. Validation of a blood biomarker for identification of individuals at high risk for gastric cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 27(12):1472-79, 2018. PMID: 6279536

Evans MK, Brown MC, Geradts J, Bao X, Robinson TJ, Jolly MK, Vermeulen PB, Palmer GM, Gromeier M, Levine H, Morse MA, Van Laere SJ, Devi GR. XIAP regulation by MNK links MAPK and NFkB signaling to determine an aggressive breast cancer phenotype. Cancer Research Apr 1;78(7):1726-1738, 2018. PMID: 29351901

Feder R, Posner S, Qin Y, Zheng J, Chow S, Garman KS. Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer disease: a retrospective analysis of post-treatment testing practices. Helicobacter Dec;23(6):e12540, 2018. PMID 30246287


Cai H, Ye F, Michel A, Murphy G, Sasazuki S, Taylor PR, Qiao YL, Park SK, Yoo KY, Jee SH, Cho ER, Kim J, Chen SC, Abnet CC, Tsugane S, Cai Q, Shu XO, Zheng W, Pawlita M, Epplein M. Helicobacter pylori blood biomarker for gastric cancer risk in East Asia. International Journal of Epidemiology 45(3):774-81, 2016. PMID: 5841796

Evans MK, Sauer SJ, Nath S, Robinson TJ, Morse MADevi GR. X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein mediates tumor cell resistance to antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. Cell Death & Disease Jan 28;7(1):e2073, 2016. PMID: 26821068

Nath S, Devi GR. Three-dimensional culture systems in cancer research: Focus on tumor spheroid model. Pharmacological Therapeutics Jul;163:94-108, 2016. PMID: 27063403


The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network (K Garman listed as member of TCGA Stomach Analysis Working group with substantial writing contribution) Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Gastric Adenocarcinoma. Nature Sept 2014. 513(7517):202-209. PMC4170219


Epplein M, Xiang Y-B, Cai Q, Peek Jr. RM, Li H, Correa P, Gao J, Wu J, Michel A, Pawlita M, Zheng W, Shu X-O. Circulating cytokines and gastric cancer risk. Cancer Causes and Control 24(12):2245-2250, 2013. PMC3828746. PMID: 3828746


Epplein M, Cohen SS, Sonderman JS, Zheng W, Williams SM, Blot WJ, Signorello LB. Neighborhood socio-economic characteristics, African ancestry, and Helicobacter pylori sero-prevalence. Cancer Causes and Control 23(6):897-906, 2012.  PMID: 3475203


Epplein M, Signorello LB, Zheng W, Peek Jr. RM, Michel A, Williams SM, Pawlita M, Correa P, Cai Q, Blot WJ. Race, African ancestry, and Helicobacter pylori infection in a low-income United States population. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 20(5):826-34, 2011. PMC3089670. PMID: 3089670