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Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD

TitleProfessor of Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentMedicine
AddressNOR 3456
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9173
Phone+1 323 865 3967
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    TitleJ. Terrence Lanni Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer Research

    TitleCo-Director, USC Center for Molecular Pathway and Drug Discovery


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    Conquer Cancer Foundation1994ASCO Young Investigator Award
    Conquer Cancer Foundation1995  - 1998ASCO Career Development Award
    STOP CANCERCareer Development Award
    USC2003Bob Chandler Courage Award
    2003 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research2003The Gallo Award
    The WunderGlo Foundation20121st Annual Cancer Warrior Award
    Western Society of Clinical Investigation2016Outstanding Investigator Award

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    Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., FACP, is the Associate Director for Clinical Research and Co-Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Lenz is Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Section Head of GI Oncology in the Division of Medical Oncology and Co-Director of the Colorectal Center at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

    Dr. Lenz received his medical degree from Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany, in 1985. He completed a residency in Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital Tübingen in Germany, a clerkship in Oncology at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and a clerkship in Hematology at Beth Israel Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He served subsequent fellowships in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    An active researcher, Dr. Lenz focuses on topics including the regulation of gene expression involved in drug resistance, patients at high risk of developing colorectal cancer, and determination of carcinogenesis, methods of early detection, and better surveillance of these cancers. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. He also serves on the National Advisory Board of a number of professional organizations. Dr. Lenz is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and invited papers, reviews, and editorials. He also serves as Co-Chair of the GI Committee and Correlative Science Committee for SWOG. He is a member of the NCI Task Force for Gastroesophageal Cancer, the NCI Steering Committee and the NCI Translational Science Committee. In addition to having an NCI-funded laboratory, he was a recipient of the ASCO Young Investigator Award, the ASCO Career Development Award, and the STOP Cancer Career Development Award. He has been listed in the Best Doctors’ database (www.bestdoctors.com) since 2003.

    As Associate Director for Clinical Research, Dr. Lenz oversees the programmatic activities of the Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers, Women’s Cancers, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Programs.


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    1. Stanczak MA, Siddiqui SS, Trefny MP, Thommen DS, Boligan KF, von Gunten S, Tzankov A, Tietze L, Lardinois D, Heinzelmann-Schwarz V, von Bergwelt-Baildon MS, Zhang W, Lenz HJ, Han Y, Amos CI, Syedbasha M, Egli A, Stenner F, Speiser DE, Varki A, Zippelius A, Läubli H. Self-associated molecular patterns mediate cancer immune evasion by engaging Siglecs on T cells. J Clin Invest. 2018 Aug 21. PMID: 30130255.
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    2. Puccini A, Lenz HJ, Marshall JL, Arguello D, Raghavan D, Korn WM, Weinberg BA, Poorman K, Heeke AL, Philip PA, Shields AF, Goldberg RM, Salem ME. Impact of Patient Age on Molecular Alterations of Left-Sided Colorectal Tumors. Oncologist. 2018 Jul 17. PMID: 30018131.
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    3. Battaglin F, Naseem M, Puccini A, Lenz HJ. Molecular biomarkers in gastro-esophageal cancer: recent developments, current trends and future directions. Cancer Cell Int. 2018; 18:99. PMID: 30008616.
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    4. Suenaga M, Schirripa M, Cao S, Zhang W, Yang D, Cremolini C, Lonardi S, Bergamo F, Ning Y, Yamamoto N, Okazaki S, Berger MD, Miyamoto Y, Gopez R, Barzi A, Yamaguchi T, Stintzing S, Heinemann V, Loupakis F, Falcone A, Lenz HJ. Potential role of PIN1 genotypes in predicting benefit from oxaliplatin-based and irinotecan-based treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Pharmacogenomics J. 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29925895.
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    5. Schmit SL, Edlund CK, Schumacher FR, Gong J, Harrison TA, Huyghe JR, Qu C, Melas M, Van Den Berg DJ, Wang H, Tring S, Plummer SJ, Albanes D, Alonso MH, Amos CI, Anton K, Aragaki AK, Arndt V, Barry EL, Berndt SI, Bezieau S, Bien S, Bloomer A, Boehm J, Boutron-Ruault MC, Brenner H, Brezina S, Buchanan DD, Butterbach K, Caan BJ, Campbell PT, Carlson CS, Castelao JE, Chan AT, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Cheng I, Cheng YW, Chin LS, Church JM, Church T, Coetzee GA, Cotterchio M, Cruz Correa M, Curtis KR, Duggan D, Easton DF, English D, Feskens EJM, Fischer R, FitzGerald LM, Fortini BK, Fritsche LG, Fuchs CS, Gago-Dominguez M, Gala M, Gallinger SJ, Gauderman WJ, Giles GG, Giovannucci EL, Gogarten SM, Gonzalez-Villalpando C, Gonzalez-Villalpando EM, Grady WM, Greenson JK, Gsur A, Gunter M, Haiman CA, Hampe J, Harlid S, Harju JF, Hayes RB, Hofer P, Hoffmeister M, Hopper JL, Huang SC, Huerta JM, Hudson TJ, Hunter DJ, Idos GE, Iwasaki M, Jackson RD, Jacobs EJ, Jee SH, Jenkins MA, Jia WH, Jiao S, Joshi AD, Kolonel LN, Kono S, Kooperberg C, Krogh V, Kuehn T, Küry S, LaCroix A, Laurie CA, Lejbkowicz F, Lemire M, Lenz HJ, Levine D, Li CI, Li L, Lieb W, Lin Y, Lindor NM, Liu YR, Loupakis F, Lu Y, Luh F, Ma J, Mancao C, Manion FJ, Markowitz SD, Martin V, Matsuda K, Matsuo K, McDonnell KJ, McNeil CE, Milne R, Molina AJ, Mukherjee B, Murphy N, Newcomb PA, Offit K, Omichessan H, Palli D, Cotoré JPP, Pérez-Mayoral J, Pharoah PD, Potter JD, Qu C, Raskin L, Rennert G, Rennert HS, Riggs BM, Schafmayer C, Schoen RE, Sellers TA, Seminara D, Severi G, Shi W, Shibata D, Shu XO, Siegel EM, Slattery ML, Southey M, Stadler ZK, Stern MC, Stintzing S, Taverna D, Thibodeau SN, Thomas DC, Trichopoulou A, Tsugane S, Ulrich CM, van Duijnhoven FJB, van Guelpan B, Vijai J, Virtamo J, Weinstein SJ, White E, Win AK, Wolk A, Woods M, Wu AH, Wu K, Xiang YB, Yen Y, Zanke BW, Zeng YX, Zhang B, Zubair N, Kweon SS, Figueiredo JC, Zheng W, Marchand LL, Lindblom A, Moreno V, Peters U, Casey G, Hsu L, Conti DV, Gruber SB. Novel Common Genetic Susceptibility Loci for Colorectal Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Jun 16. PMID: 29917119.
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    6. Li M, Mulkey F, Jiang C, O'Neill BH, Schneider BP, Shen F, Friedman PN, Momozawa Y, Kubo M, Niedzwiecki D, Hochster HS, Lenz HJ, Atkins JN, Rugo HS, Halabi S, Kelly WK, McLeod HL, Innocenti F, Ratain MJ, Venook A, Owzar K, Kroetz D. Identification of a Genomic Region Between SLC29A1 and HSP90AB1 Associated with Risk of Bevacizumab-Induced Hypertension: CALGB 80405 (Alliance). Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jun 05. PMID: 29871907.
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    7. Salem ME, Puccini A, Xiu J, Raghavan D, Lenz HJ, Korn WM, Shields AF, Philip PA, Marshall JL, Goldberg RM. Comparative Molecular Analyses of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, and Gastric Adenocarcinoma. Oncologist. 2018 Jun 04. PMID: 29866946.
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    8. Chen EY, Blanke CD, Haller DG, Benson AB, Dragovich T, Lenz HJ, Robles C, Li H, Mori M, Mattek N, Sanborn RE, Lopez CD. A Phase II Study of Celecoxib With Irinotecan, 5-Fluorouracil, and Leucovorin in Patients With Previously Untreated Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 18. PMID: 29782360.
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    9. McSkane M, Stintzing S, Heinemann V, Puccini A, Naseem M, Cao S, Lenz HJ, Jelas I. Association Between Height and Clinical Outcome in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Enrolled Onto a Randomized Phase 3 Clinical Trial: Data From the FIRE-3 Study. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2018 May 10. PMID: 29880436.
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    10. Ishiba T, Hoffmann AC, Usher J, Elshimali Y, Sturdevant T, Dang M, Jaimes Y, Tyagi R, Gonzales R, Grino M, Pinski JK, Barzi A, Raez LE, Eberhardt WE, Theegarten D, Lenz HJ, Uetake H, Danenberg PV, Danenberg K. Frequencies and expression levels of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) in circulating tumor RNA (ctRNA) in various cancer types. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018 Jun 07; 500(3):621-625. PMID: 29679564.
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    11. Moehler M, Göpfert K, Lenz HJ. Outlook: Immunotherapy in Gastrointestinal Carcinoma - Innovative Strategies. Oncol Res Treat. 2018; 41(5):313-315. PMID: 29705792.
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    12. Shah MA, Starodub AN, Sharma S, Berlin J, Patel MR, Wainberg ZA, Chaves J, Gordon MS, Windsor K, Brachmann CB, Huang X, Vosganian G, Maltzman JD, Smith V, Silverman JA, Lenz HJ, Bendell JC. Andecaliximab/GS-5745 alone and combined with mFOLFOX6 in advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma: Results from a phase 1 study. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Apr 24. PMID: 29691300.
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    13. Naseem M, Barzi A, Brezden-Masley C, Puccini A, Berger MD, Tokunaga R, Battaglin F, Soni S, McSkane M, Zhang W, Lenz HJ. Outlooks on Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric cancer. Cancer Treat Rev. 2018 Mar 31; 66:15-22. PMID: 29631196.
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    14. Manegold P, Lai KKY, Wu Y, Teo JL, Lenz HJ, Genyk YS, Pandol SJ, Wu K, Lin DP, Chen Y, Nguyen C, Zhao Y, Kahn M. Differentiation Therapy Targeting the ß-Catenin/CBP Interaction in Pancreatic Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Mar 29; 10(4). PMID: 29596326.
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    15. Hanna DL, Loupakis F, Yang D, Cremolini C, Schirripa M, Li M, Matsusaka S, Berger MD, Miyamoto Y, Zhang W, Ning Y, Antoniotti C, Salvatore L, Moran M, Zeger G, Astrow SH, Falcone A, Lenz HJ. Prognostic Value of ACVRL1 Expression in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving First-line Chemotherapy With Bevacizumab: Results From the Triplet Plus Bevacizumab (TRIBE) Study. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2018 Mar 14. PMID: 29636300.
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    16. Berlin J, Ramanathan RK, Strickler JH, Subramaniam DS, Marshall J, Kang YK, Hetman R, Dudley MW, Zeng J, Nickner C, Xiong H, Komarnitsky P, Shepherd SP, Hurwitz H, Lenz HJ. A phase 1 dose-escalation study of veliparib with bimonthly FOLFIRI in patients with advanced solid tumours. Br J Cancer. 2018 Apr; 118(7):938-946. PMID: 29527010.
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    17. Schirripa M, Zhang W, Yang D, Cao S, Okazaki S, Loupakis F, Berger MD, Ning Y, Miyamoto Y, Suenaga M, Alberti G, West JD, Lonardi S, Khoukaz T, Bergamo F, Battaglin F, Antoniotti C, Falcone A, Stintzing S, Heinemann V, Lenz HJ. NOS2 polymorphisms in prediction of benefit from first-line chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer patients. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0193640. PMID: 29522543.
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    18. Salem ME, Puccini A, Grothey A, Raghavan D, Goldberg RM, Xiu J, Korn WM, Weinberg BA, Hwang JJ, Shields AF, Marshall JL, Philip PA, Lenz HJ. Landscape of Tumor Mutation Load, Mismatch Repair Deficiency, and PD-L1 Expression in a Large Patient Cohort of Gastrointestinal Cancers. Mol Cancer Res. 2018 May; 16(5):805-812. PMID: 29523759.
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    19. El-Khoueiry AB, O'Donnell R, Semrad TJ, Mack P, Blanchard S, Bahary N, Jiang Y, Yen Y, Wright J, Chen H, Lenz HJ, Gandara DR. A phase I trial of escalating doses of cixutumumab (IMC-A12) and sorafenib in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2018 May; 81(5):957-963. PMID: 29520435.
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    20. Suenaga M, Schirripa M, Cao S, Zhang W, Yang D, Ning Y, Cremolini C, Antoniotti C, Borelli B, Mashima T, Okazaki S, Berger MD, Miyamoto Y, Gopez R, Barzi A, Lonardi S, Yamaguchi T, Falcone A, Loupakis F, Lenz HJ. Gene Polymorphisms in the CCL5/CCR5 Pathway as a Genetic Biomarker for Outcome and Hand-Foot Skin Reaction in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Treated With Regorafenib. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2018 Feb 27. PMID: 29606345.
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    21. Keedy VL, Lenz HJ, Saltz L, Whisenant JG, Berlin JD, Camacho LH. First-in-human phase I dose escalation study of MK-8033 in patients with advanced solid tumors. Invest New Drugs. 2018 Jan 29. PMID: 29376210.
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    22. Overman MJ, Lonardi S, Wong KYM, Lenz HJ, Gelsomino F, Aglietta M, Morse MA, Van Cutsem E, McDermott R, Hill A, Sawyer MB, Hendlisz A, Neyns B, Svrcek M, Moss RA, Ledeine JM, Cao ZA, Kamble S, Kopetz S, André T. Durable Clinical Benefit With Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in DNA Mismatch Repair-Deficient/Microsatellite Instability-High Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Mar 10; 36(8):773-779. PMID: 29355075.
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    23. Battaglin F, Puccini A, Intini R, Schirripa M, Ferro A, Bergamo F, Lonardi S, Zagonel V, Lenz HJ, Loupakis F. The role of tumor angiogenesis as a therapeutic target in colorectal cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2018 Mar; 18(3):251-266. PMID: 29338550.
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    24. Van Cutsem E, Mayer RJ, Laurent S, Winkler R, Grávalos C, Benavides M, Longo-Munoz F, Portales F, Ciardiello F, Siena S, Yamaguchi K, Muro K, Denda T, Tsuji Y, Makris L, Loehrer P, Lenz HJ, Ohtsu A. The subgroups of the phase III RECOURSE trial of trifluridine/tipiracil (TAS-102) versus placebo with best supportive care in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2018 Feb; 90:63-72. PMID: 29274618.
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    25. Berger MD, Stintzing S, Heinemann V, Cao S, Yang D, Sunakawa Y, Matsusaka S, Ning Y, Okazaki S, Miyamoto Y, Suenaga M, Schirripa M, Hanna DL, Soni S, Puccini A, Zhang W, Cremolini C, Falcone A, Loupakis F, Lenz HJ. A Polymorphism within the Vitamin D Transporter Gene Predicts Outcome in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Treated with FOLFIRI/Bevacizumab or FOLFIRI/Cetuximab. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Feb 15; 24(4):784-793. PMID: 29208668.
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    26. Ferris RL, Lenz HJ, Trotta AM, García-Foncillas J, Schulten J, Audhuy F, Merlano M, Milano G. Rationale for combination of therapeutic antibodies targeting tumor cells and immune checkpoint receptors: Harnessing innate and adaptive immunity through IgG1 isotype immune effector stimulation. Cancer Treat Rev. 2018 Feb; 63:48-60. PMID: 29223828.
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    27. Puccini A, Lenz HJ. Colorectal cancer in 2017: Practice-changing updates in the adjuvant and metastatic setting. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb; 15(2):77-78. PMID: 29182161.
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    28. Tokunaga R, Zhang W, Naseem M, Puccini A, Berger MD, Soni S, McSkane M, Baba H, Lenz HJ. CXCL9, CXCL10, CXCL11/CXCR3 axis for immune activation - A target for novel cancer therapy. Cancer Treat Rev. 2018 Feb; 63:40-47. PMID: 29207310.
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    29. Lamarca A, Barriuso J, Kulke M, Borbath I, Lenz HJ, Raoul JL, Meropol NJ, Lombard-Bohas C, Posey J, Faivre S, Raymond E, Valle JW. Determination of an optimal response cut-off able to predict progression-free survival in patients with well-differentiated advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours treated with sunitinib: an alternative to the current RECIST-defined response. Br J Cancer. 2018 Jan; 118(2):181-188. PMID: 29161241.
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    30. Leichman CG, McDonough SL, Smalley SR, Billingsley KG, Lenz HJ, Beldner MA, Hezel AF, Velasco MR, Guthrie KA, Blanke CD, Hochster HS. Cetuximab Combined With Induction Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine, Followed by Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: SWOG 0713. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2018 Mar; 17(1):e121-e125. PMID: 29233486.
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    31. Barzi A, Yang D, Mostofizadeh S, Lenz HJ. Trends in colorectal cancer mortality in hispanics: a SEER analysis. Oncotarget. 2017 Dec 12; 8(65):108771-108777. PMID: 29312566.
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    32. Lenz HJ, Philip P, Saunders M, Kolevska T, Mukherjee K, Samuel L, Bondarde S, Dobbs T, Tagliaferri M, Hoch U, Hannah AL, Berkowitz M. Randomized study of etirinotecan pegol versus irinotecan as second-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2017 Dec; 80(6):1161-1169. PMID: 29043412.
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    33. Suenaga M, Schirripa M, Cao S, Zhang W, Yang D, Dadduzio V, Salvatore L, Borelli B, Pietrantonio F, Ning Y, Okazaki S, Berger MD, Miyamoto Y, Gopez R, Barzi A, Yamaguchi T, Loupakis F, Lenz HJ. Potential role of polymorphisms in the transporter genes ENT1 and MATE1/OCT2 in predicting TAS-102 efficacy and toxicity in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2017 11; 86:197-206. PMID: 28992563.
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    34. Salem ME, Weinberg BA, Xiu J, El-Deiry WS, Hwang JJ, Gatalica Z, Philip PA, Shields AF, Lenz HJ, Marshall JL. Comparative molecular analyses of left-sided colon, right-sided colon, and rectal cancers. Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 17; 8(49):86356-86368. PMID: 29156800.
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    35. Puccini A, Berger MD, Naseem M, Tokunaga R, Battaglin F, Cao S, Hanna DL, McSkane M, Soni S, Zhang W, Lenz HJ. Colorectal cancer: epigenetic alterations and their clinical implications. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 12; 1868(2):439-448. PMID: 28939182.
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    36. Stintzing S, Tejpar S, Gibbs P, Thiebach L, Lenz HJ. Understanding the role of primary tumour localisation in colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes. Eur J Cancer. 2017 10; 84:69-80. PMID: 28787661.
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    37. Overman MJ, McDermott R, Leach JL, Lonardi S, Lenz HJ, Morse MA, Desai J, Hill A, Axelson M, Moss RA, Goldberg MV, Cao ZA, Ledeine JM, Maglinte GA, Kopetz S, André T. Nivolumab in patients with metastatic DNA mismatch repair-deficient or microsatellite instability-high colorectal cancer (CheckMate 142): an open-label, multicentre, phase 2 study. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Sep; 18(9):1182-1191. PMID: 28734759.
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    38. Okazaki S, Schirripa M, Loupakis F, Cao S, Zhang W, Yang D, Ning Y, Berger MD, Miyamoto Y, Suenaga M, Iqubal S, Barzi A, Cremolini C, Falcone A, Battaglin F, Salvatore L, Borelli B, Helentjaris TG, Lenz HJ. Tandem repeat variation near the HIC1 (hypermethylated in cancer 1) promoter predicts outcome of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2017 Nov 15; 123(22):4506-4514. PMID: 28708932.
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    39. Puccini A, Lenz HJ. New perspectives for colorectal cancer. Oncotarget. 2017 Jun 27; 8(26):41782-41783. PMID: 28620138.
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    40. Ricker CN, Hanna DL, Peng C, Nguyen NT, Stern MC, Schmit SL, Idos GE, Patel R, Tsai S, Ramirez V, Lin S, Shamasunadara V, Barzi A, Lenz HJ, Figueiredo JC. DNA mismatch repair deficiency and hereditary syndromes in Latino patients with colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2017 Oct 01; 123(19):3732-3743. PMID: 28640387.
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    41. Okazaki S, Stintzing S, Sunakawa Y, Cao S, Zhang W, Yang D, Ning Y, Matsusaka S, Berger MD, Miyamoto Y, Suenaga M, Schirripa M, West JD, Gopez R, Akihito T, Ichikawa W, Heinemann V, DePaolo RW, Lenz HJ. Predictive value of TLR7 polymorphism for cetuximab-based chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer. 2017 09 15; 141(6):1222-1230. PMID: 28569041.
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    42. Venook AP, Niedzwiecki D, Lenz HJ, Innocenti F, Fruth B, Meyerhardt JA, Schrag D, Greene C, O'Neil BH, Atkins JN, Berry S, Polite BN, O'Reilly EM, Goldberg RM, Hochster HS, Schilsky RL, Bertagnolli MM, El-Khoueiry AB, Watson P, Benson AB, Mulkerin DL, Mayer RJ, Blanke C. Effect of First-Line Chemotherapy Combined With Cetuximab or Bevacizumab on Overall Survival in Patients With KRAS Wild-Type Advanced or Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 06 20; 317(23):2392-2401. PMID: 28632865.
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    43. Puccini A, Berger MD, Zhang W, Lenz HJ. What We Know About Stage II and III Colon Cancer: It's Still Not Enough. Target Oncol. 2017 Jun; 12(3):265-275. PMID: 28504299.
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    44. Schirripa M, Zhang W, Heinemann V, Cao S, Okazaki S, Yang D, Loupakis F, Berger MD, Ning Y, Miyamoto Y, Suenaga M, Gopez RF, West JD, Hanna D, Barzi A, Falcone A, Stintzing S, Lenz HJ. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the IGF-IRS pathway are associated with outcome in mCRC patients enrolled in the FIRE-3 trial. Int J Cancer. 2017 07 15; 141(2):383-392. PMID: 28369940.
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    45. Black DS, Peng C, Sleight AG, Nguyen N, Lenz HJ, Figueiredo JC. Mindfulness practice reduces cortisol blunting during chemotherapy: A randomized controlled study of colorectal cancer patients. Cancer. 2017 Aug 15; 123(16):3088-3096. PMID: 28387949.
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    46. van Geel RMJM, Tabernero J, Elez E, Bendell JC, Spreafico A, Schuler M, Yoshino T, Delord JP, Yamada Y, Lolkema MP, Faris JE, Eskens FALM, Sharma S, Yaeger R, Lenz HJ, Wainberg ZA, Avsar E, Chatterjee A, Jaeger S, Tan E, Maharry K, Demuth T, Schellens JHM. A Phase Ib Dose-Escalation Study of Encorafenib and Cetuximab with or without Alpelisib in Metastatic BRAF-Mutant Colorectal Cancer. Cancer Discov. 2017 06; 7(6):610-619. PMID: 28363909.
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    47. Berger MD, Yamauchi S, Cao S, Hanna DL, Sunakawa Y, Schirripa M, Matsusaka S, Yang D, Groshen S, Zhang W, Ning Y, Okazaki S, Miyamoto Y, Suenaga M, Lonardi S, Cremolini C, Falcone A, Heinemann V, Loupakis F, Stintzing S, Lenz HJ. Autophagy-related polymorphisms predict hypertension in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with FOLFIRI and bevacizumab: Results from TRIBE and FIRE-3 trials. Eur J Cancer. 2017 05; 77:13-20. PMID: 28347919.
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    48. Trosko JE, Lenz HJ. What roles do colon stem cells and gap junctions play in the left and right location of origin of colorectal cancers? J Cell Commun Signal. 2017 Mar; 11(1):79-87. PMID: 28220297.
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    49. Barzi A, Lenz HJ, Quinn DI, Sadeghi S. Comparative effectiveness of screening strategies for colorectal cancer. Cancer. 2017 05 01; 123(9):1516-1527. PMID: 28117881.
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    50. Fujii T, Barzi A, Sartore-Bianchi A, Cassingena A, Siravegna G, Karp DD, Piha-Paul SA, Subbiah V, Tsimberidou AM, Huang HJ, Veronese S, Di Nicolantonio F, Pingle S, Vibat CRT, Hancock S, Berz D, Melnikova VO, Erlander MG, Luthra R, Kopetz ES, Meric-Bernstam F, Siena S, Lenz HJ, Bardelli A, Janku F. Mutation-Enrichment Next-Generation Sequencing for Quantitative Detection of KRAS Mutations in Urine Cell-Free DNA from Patients with Advanced Cancers. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 15; 23(14):3657-3666. PMID: 28096270.
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    51. Niedzwiecki D, Hasson RM, Lenz HJ, Ye C, Redston M, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Compton CC, Mayer RJ, Goldberg RM, Colacchio TA, Saltz LB, Warren RS, Bertagnolli MM. A Study of Thymidylate Synthase Expression as a Biomarker for Resectable Colon Cancer: Alliance (Cancer and Leukemia Group B) 9581 and 89803. Oncologist. 2017 01; 22(1):107-114. PMID: 27821793.
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    52. Khalil DN, Postow MA, Ibrahim N, Ludwig DL, Cosaert J, Kambhampati SR, Tang S, Grebennik D, Kauh JS, Lenz HJ, Flaherty KT, Hodi FS, Lawrence DP, Wolchok JD. An Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Phase I Study of Anti-TYRP1 Monoclonal Antibody IMC-20D7S for Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Melanoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Nov 01; 22(21):5204-5210. PMID: 27797971.
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    53. Tejpar S, Stintzing S, Ciardiello F, Tabernero J, Van Cutsem E, Beier F, Esser R, Lenz HJ, Heinemann V. Prognostic and Predictive Relevance of Primary Tumor Location in Patients With RAS Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Retrospective Analyses of the CRYSTAL and FIRE-3 Trials. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Oct 10. PMID: 27722750.
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