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    Stella Tommasi, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPreventive Medicine
    AddressNRT 1509C 1450 Biggy Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 7753
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      1. Tommasi S, Besaratinia A. A Versatile Assay for Detection of Aberrant DNA Methylation in Bladder Cancer. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1655:29-41. PMID: 28889375.
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      2. Besaratinia A, Tommasi S. An opportune and unique research to evaluate the public health impact of electronic cigarettes. Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28861656.
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      3. Tommasi S, Zheng A, Besaratinia A. Expression of epigenetic modifiers is not significantly altered by exposure to secondhand smoke. Lung Cancer. 2015 Dec; 90(3):598-603. PMID: 26525280.
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      4. Besaratinia A, Tommasi S. The lingering question of menthol in cigarettes. Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Feb; 26(2):165-169. PMID: 25416451.
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      5. Tommasi S, Zheng A, Besaratinia A. Exposure of mice to secondhand smoke elicits both transient and long-lasting transcriptional changes in cancer-related functional networks. Int J Cancer. 2015 May 15; 136(10):2253-63. PMID: 25346222.
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      6. Mezzanotte JJ, Hill V, Schmidt ML, Shinawi T, Tommasi S, Krex D, Schackert G, Pfeifer GP, Latif F, Clark GJ. RASSF6 exhibits promoter hypermethylation in metastatic melanoma and inhibits invasion in melanoma cells. Epigenetics. 2014 Nov; 9(11):1496-503. PMID: 25482183; PMCID: PMC4623409.
      7. Besaratinia A, Tommasi S. Electronic cigarettes: the road ahead. Prev Med. 2014 Sep; 66:65-7. PMID: 24952095.
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      8. Besaratinia A, Tommasi S. Epigenetics of human melanoma: promises and challenges. J Mol Cell Biol. 2014 Oct; 6(5):356-67. PMID: 24895357.
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      9. Tommasi S, Zheng A, Yoon JI, Besaratinia A. Epigenetic targeting of the Nanog pathway and signaling networks during chemical carcinogenesis. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Aug; 35(8):1726-36. PMID: 24480805.
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      10. Besaratinia A, Cockburn M, Tommasi S. Alterations of DNA methylome in human bladder cancer. Epigenetics. 2013 Oct; 8(10):1013-22. PMID: 23975266; PMCID: PMC3891681.
      11. Besaratinia A, Tommasi S. Genotoxicity of tobacco smoke-derived aromatic amines and bladder cancer: current state of knowledge and future research directions. FASEB J. 2013 Jun; 27(6):2090-100. PMID: 23449930.
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      12. Tommasi S, Zheng A, Weninger A, Bates SE, Li XA, Wu X, Hollstein M, Besaratinia A. Mammalian cells acquire epigenetic hallmarks of human cancer during immortalization. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jan 07; 41(1):182-95. PMID: 23143272; PMCID: PMC3592471.
      13. Tommasi S, Zheng A, Yoon JI, Li AX, Wu X, Besaratinia A. Whole DNA methylome profiling in mice exposed to secondhand smoke. Epigenetics. 2012 Nov; 7(11):1302-14. PMID: 23051858; PMCID: PMC3499331.
      14. Besaratinia A, Li H, Yoon JI, Zheng A, Gao H, Tommasi S. A high-throughput next-generation sequencing-based method for detecting the mutational fingerprint of carcinogens. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Aug; 40(15):e116. PMID: 22735701; PMCID: PMC3424585.
      15. Kim SI, Yoon JI, Tommasi S, Besaratinia A. New experimental data linking secondhand smoke exposure to lung cancer in nonsmokers. FASEB J. 2012 May; 26(5):1845-54. PMID: 22318968.
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      16. Yoon JI, Kim SI, Tommasi S, Besaratinia A. Organ specificity of the bladder carcinogen 4-aminobiphenyl in inducing DNA damage and mutation in mice. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Feb; 5(2):299-308. PMID: 22086680.
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      17. Tommasi S, Kim SI, Zhong X, Wu X, Pfeifer GP, Besaratinia A. Investigating the epigenetic effects of a prototype smoke-derived carcinogen in human cells. PLoS One. 2010 May 12; 5(5):e10594. PMID: 20485678; PMCID: PMC2868871.
      18. Pfeifer GP, Dammann R, Tommasi S. RASSF proteins. Curr Biol. 2010 Apr 27; 20(8):R344-5. PMID: 21749948.
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      19. Hill VK, Hesson LB, Dansranjavin T, Dallol A, Bieche I, Vacher S, Tommasi S, Dobbins T, Gentle D, Euhus D, Lewis C, Dammann R, Ward RL, Minna J, Maher ER, Pfeifer GP, Latif F. Identification of 5 novel genes methylated in breast and other epithelial cancers. Mol Cancer. 2010 Mar 05; 9:51. PMID: 20205715; PMCID: PMC2841122.
      20. Oceandy D, Pickard A, Prehar S, Zi M, Mohamed TM, Stanley PJ, Baudoin-Stanley F, Nadif R, Tommasi S, Pfeifer GP, Armesilla AL, Cartwright EJ, Neyses L. Tumor suppressor Ras-association domain family 1 isoform A is a novel regulator of cardiac hypertrophy. Circulation. 2009 Aug 18; 120(7):607-16. PMID: 19652091.
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      21. Tommasi S, Karm DL, Wu X, Yen Y, Pfeifer GP. Methylation of homeobox genes is a frequent and early epigenetic event in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2009; 11(1):R14. PMID: 19250546; PMCID: PMC2687719.
      22. Guo C, Tommasi S, Liu L, Yee JK, Dammann R, Pfeifer GP. RASSF1A is part of a complex similar to the Drosophila Hippo/Salvador/Lats tumor-suppressor network. Curr Biol. 2007 Apr 17; 17(8):700-5. PMID: 17379520.
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      23. Dallol A, Agathanggelou A, Tommasi S, Pfeifer GP, Maher ER, Latif F. Involvement of the RASSF1A tumor suppressor gene in controlling cell migration. Cancer Res. 2005 Sep 01; 65(17):7653-9. PMID: 16140931.
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      24. Castanotto D, Tommasi S, Li M, Li H, Yanow S, Pfeifer GP, Rossi JJ. Short hairpin RNA-directed cytosine (CpG) methylation of the RASSF1A gene promoter in HeLa cells. Mol Ther. 2005 Jul; 12(1):179-83. PMID: 15963934.
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      25. Baksh S, Tommasi S, Fenton S, Yu VC, Martins LM, Pfeifer GP, Latif F, Downward J, Neel BG. The tumor suppressor RASSF1A and MAP-1 link death receptor signaling to Bax conformational change and cell death. Mol Cell. 2005 Jun 10; 18(6):637-50. PMID: 15949439.
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      26. Tommasi S, Dammann R, Zhang Z, Wang Y, Liu L, Tsark WM, Wilczynski SP, Li J, You M, Pfeifer GP. Tumor susceptibility of Rassf1a knockout mice. Cancer Res. 2005 Jan 01; 65(1):92-8. PMID: 15665283.
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      27. Liu L, Tommasi S, Lee DH, Dammann R, Pfeifer GP. Control of microtubule stability by the RASSF1A tumor suppressor. Oncogene. 2003 Nov 06; 22(50):8125-36. PMID: 14603253.
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      28. Spugnardi M, Tommasi S, Dammann R, Pfeifer GP, Hoon DS. Epigenetic inactivation of RAS association domain family protein 1 (RASSF1A) in malignant cutaneous melanoma. Cancer Res. 2003 Apr 01; 63(7):1639-43. PMID: 12670917.
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      29. Pfeifer GP, Yoon JH, Liu L, Tommasi S, Wilczynski SP, Dammann R. Methylation of the RASSF1A gene in human cancers. Biol Chem. 2002 Jun; 383(6):907-14. PMID: 12222680.
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      30. Tommasi S, Dammann R, Jin SG, Zhang XF, Avruch J, Pfeifer GP. RASSF3 and NORE1: identification and cloning of two human homologues of the putative tumor suppressor gene RASSF1. Oncogene. 2002 Apr 18; 21(17):2713-20. PMID: 11965544.
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