Boris Bastian, MD, PhD

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address1701 Divisadero
San Francisco CA 94115
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    National Cancer Institute2017NCI Outstanding Investigatory Award
    American Academy of Dermatology2017Lila and Murray Gruber Memorial Cancer Research Award
    American Skin Association2016Research Achievement Award
    Society of Melanoma Research2014Lifetime Achievement Award
    Melanoma Research Foundation2012Scientific Leadership Award
    German National Academy of Science Leopoldina2012Elected Member
    Society of Melanoma Research2010  - 2013President
    European Association of Dermatologic Oncology2010Honorary Member
    American Society of Dermatopathology2012Helwig Award
    American Skin Association2008Abby S. and Howard P. Milstein Innovation Award for Skin Cancer Research
    American Society of Dermatopathology2005Hermann Pinkus Lectureship and Award

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    Molecular and immunologic evolution of melanomas from pre-neoplastic lesions
    NIH/NCI R35CA220481Sep 15, 2017 - Aug 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Pathology of Cancer
    NIH/NCI T32CA177555Sep 12, 2013 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    The GNAQ pathway as a therapeutic target in uveal melanoma
    NIH/NCI R01CA142873Dec 1, 2009 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biomarker Discovery for the Classification of Melanoma
    NIH/NCI R01CA131524Jul 15, 2008 - May 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Program Project Grant
    NIH/NIAMS P01AR050440Sep 26, 2003 - Aug 31, 2010
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Classification of ambiguous melanocytic tumors
    NIH/NCI R33CA095300Sep 25, 2002 - Jul 31, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Human Melanoma: Etiology, Progression and Therapy
    NIH P01CA025874Jan 1, 1980 - Mar 31, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Goode B, Mondal G, Hyun M, Ruiz DG, Lin YH, Van Ziffle J, Joseph NM, Onodera C, Talevich E, Grenert JP, Hewedi IH, Snuderl M, Brat DJ, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Rodriguez FJ, Louis DN, Yong WH, Lopes MB, Rosenblum MK, Butowski N, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Wiita AP, Yeh I, Jacobson MP, Bastian B, Perry A, Solomon DA. A recurrent kinase domain mutation in PRKCA defines chordoid glioma of the third ventricle. Nat Commun. 2018 02 23; 9(1):810. PMID: 29476136.
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    2. Iorgulescu JB, Van Ziffle J, Stevers M, Grenert JP, Bastian B, Chavez L, Stichel D, Buchhalter I, Samuel D, Nicolaides T, Banerjee A, Mueller S, Gupta N, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Northcott PA, Kool M, Pfister S, Korshunov A, Perry A, Solomon DA. Deep sequencing of WNT-activated medulloblastomas reveals secondary SHH pathway activation. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Apr; 135(4):635-638. PMID: 29435664.
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    3. Pekmezci M, Stevers M, Phillips JJ, Van Ziffle J, Bastian B, Tsankova NM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Rosenblum MK, Tihan T, Perry A, Solomon DA. Multinodular and vacuolating neuronal tumor of the cerebrum is a clonal neoplasm defined by genetic alterations that activate the MAP kinase signaling pathway. Acta Neuropathol. 2018 Mar; 135(3):485-488. PMID: 29428973.
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    4. Goode B, Joseph NM, Stevers M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Talevich E, Grenert JP, Yeh I, Bastian B, Phillips JJ, Garg K, Rabban JT, Zaloudek C, Solomon DA. Adenomatoid tumors of the male and female genital tract are defined by TRAF7 mutations that drive aberrant NF-kB pathway activation. Mod Pathol. 2018 Apr; 31(4):660-673. PMID: 29148537.
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    5. Shain AH, Bastian B. Filling the gaps in the genomic catalogue of melanoma subtypes. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2017 Jan; 30(6):508-509. PMID: 28656717.
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    6. Yeh I, Lang UE, Durieux E, Tee MK, Jorapur A, Shain AH, Haddad V, Pissaloux D, Chen X, Cerroni L, Judson RL, LeBoit PE, McCalmont TH, Bastian B, de la Fouchardière A. Combined activation of MAP kinase pathway and ß-catenin signaling cause deep penetrating nevi. Nat Commun. 2017 09 21; 8(1):644. PMID: 28935960.
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    7. Chiba K, Lorbeer FK, Shain AH, McSwiggen DT, Schruf E, Oh A, Ryu J, Darzacq X, Bastian B, Hockemeyer D. Mutations in the promoter of the telomerase gene TERT contribute to tumorigenesis by a two-step mechanism. Science. 2017 09 29; 357(6358):1416-1420. PMID: 28818973.
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    8. Foley N, Van Ziffle J, Yu J, Qi Z, Grenert JP, Yeh I, Bastian B, Kogan S, Mannis GN. Acute myeloid leukemia with t(14;21) involving RUNX1 and SYNE2: A novel favorable-risk translocation? Cancer Genet. 2017 Oct; 216-217:74-78. PMID: 29025598.
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    9. Chen X, Wu Q, Depeille P, Chen P, Thornton S, Kalirai H, Coupland SE, Roose JP, Bastian B. RasGRP3 Mediates MAPK Pathway Activation in GNAQ Mutant Uveal Melanoma. Cancer Cell. 2017 05 08; 31(5):685-696.e6. PMID: 28486107.
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    10. Kline CN, Joseph NM, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Talevich E, Onodera C, Aboian M, Cha S, Raleigh DR, Braunstein S, Torkildson J, Samuel D, Bloomer M, Campomanes AGA, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Raffel C, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Phillips JJ, Korn WM, Yeh I, Bastian B, Gupta N, Mueller S, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA. Targeted next-generation sequencing of pediatric neuro-oncology patients improves diagnosis, identifies pathogenic germline mutations, and directs targeted therapy. Neuro Oncol. 2017 05 01; 19(5):699-709. PMID: 28453743.
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    11. Eluri M, Feneran A, Bordeaux JS, Ruben B, Ostrowski S, Bastian B, Honda K. Multiple Merkel cell carcinomas: Late metastasis or multiple primary tumors? A molecular study. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Mar; 3(2):131-134. PMID: 28367486.
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    12. Jonsson VD, Blakely CM, Lin L, Asthana S, Matni N, Olivas V, Pazarentzos E, Gubens MA, Bastian B, Taylor BS, Doyle JC, Bivona TG. Novel computational method for predicting polytherapy switching strategies to overcome tumor heterogeneity and evolution. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 13; 7:44206. PMID: 28287179.
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    13. Joseph NM, Chen YY, Nasr A, Yeh I, Talevich E, Onodera C, Bastian B, Rabban JT, Garg K, Zaloudek C, Solomon DA. Genomic profiling of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma reveals recurrent alterations in epigenetic regulatory genes BAP1, SETD2, and DDX3X. Mod Pathol. 2017 Feb; 30(2):246-254. PMID: 27813512.
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    14. Yeh I, Tee MK, Botton T, Shain AH, Sparatta AJ, Gagnon A, Vemula SS, Garrido MC, Nakamaru K, Isoyama T, McCalmont TH, LeBoit PE, Bastian B. NTRK3 kinase fusions in Spitz tumours. J Pathol. 2016 11; 240(3):282-290. PMID: 27477320.
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    15. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Jin LW, Bastian B, Bollen AW, Perry A, Nicolaides T, Solomon DA, Shieh JT. Activating NRF1-BRAF and ATG7-RAF1 fusions in anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma without BRAF p.V600E mutation. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 11; 132(5):757-760. PMID: 27624885.
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    16. Liu SY, Joseph NM, Ravindranathan A, Stohr BA, Greenland NY, Vohra P, Hosfield E, Yeh I, Talevich E, Onodera C, Van Ziffle JA, Grenert JP, Bastian B, Chen YY, Krings G. Genomic profiling of malignant phyllodes tumors reveals aberrations in FGFR1 and PI-3 kinase/RAS signaling pathways and provides insights into intratumoral heterogeneity. Mod Pathol. 2016 09; 29(9):1012-27. PMID: 27255162.
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    17. Shain AH, Bastian B. From melanocytes to melanomas. Nat Rev Cancer. 2016 06; 16(6):345-58. PMID: 27125352.
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    18. Talevich E, Shain AH, Botton T, Bastian B. CNVkit: Genome-Wide Copy Number Detection and Visualization from Targeted DNA Sequencing. PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Apr; 12(4):e1004873. PMID: 27100738; PMCID: PMC4839673.
    19. Merlino G, Herlyn M, Fisher DE, Bastian B, Flaherty KT, Davies MA, Wargo JA, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Weber MJ, Leachman SA, Soengas MS, McMahon M, Harbour JW, Swetter SM, Aplin AE, Atkins MB, Bosenberg MW, Dummer R, Gershenwald JE, Halpern AC, Herlyn D, Karakousis GC, Kirkwood JM, Krauthammer M, Lo RS, Long GV, McArthur G, Ribas A, Schuchter L, Sosman JA, Smalley KS, Steeg P, Thomas NE, Tsao H, Tueting T, Weeraratna A, Xu G, Lomax R, Martin A, Silverstein S, Turnham T, Ronai ZA. The state of melanoma: challenges and opportunities. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 07; 29(4):404-16. PMID: 27087480.
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    20. Shain AH, Bastian B. The Genetic Evolution of Melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2016 03 10; 374(10):995-6. PMID: 26962740.
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    21. Kline CN, Joseph NM, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Yeh I, Bastian B, Mueller S, Solomon DA. Inactivating MUTYH germline mutations in pediatric patients with high-grade midline gliomas. Neuro Oncol. 2016 05; 18(5):752-3. PMID: 26902849; PMCID: PMC4827050 [Available on 05/01/17].
    22. Shain AH, Yeh I, Kovalyshyn I, Sriharan A, Talevich E, Gagnon A, Dummer R, North J, Pincus L, Ruben B, Rickaby W, D'Arrigo C, Robson A, Bastian B. The Genetic Evolution of Melanoma from Precursor Lesions. N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 12; 373(20):1926-36. PMID: 26559571.
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    23. Shain AH, Garrido M, Botton T, Talevich E, Yeh I, Sanborn JZ, Chung J, Wang NJ, Kakavand H, Mann GJ, Thompson JF, Wiesner T, Roy R, Olshen AB, Gagnon A, Gray JW, Huh N, Hur JS, Busam KJ, Scolyer RA, Cho RJ, Murali R, Bastian B. Exome sequencing of desmoplastic melanoma identifies recurrent NFKBIE promoter mutations and diverse activating mutations in the MAPK pathway. Nat Genet. 2015 Oct; 47(10):1194-9. PMID: 26343386; PMCID: PMC4589486.
    24. Conde-Perez A, Gros G, Longvert C, Pedersen M, Petit V, Aktary Z, Viros A, Gesbert F, Delmas V, Rambow F, Bastian B, Campbell AD, Colombo S, Puig I, Bellacosa A, Sansom O, Marais R, Van Kempen LC, Larue L. A caveolin-dependent and PI3K/AKT-independent role of PTEN in ß-catenin transcriptional activity. Nat Commun. 2015 Aug 26; 6:8093. PMID: 26307673; PMCID: PMC4560817.
    25. Sanborn JZ, Chung J, Purdom E, Wang NJ, Kakavand H, Wilmott JS, Butler T, Thompson JF, Mann GJ, Haydu LE, Saw RP, Busam KJ, Lo RS, Collisson EA, Hur JS, Spellman PT, Cleaver JE, Gray JW, Huh N, Murali R, Scolyer RA, Bastian B, Cho RJ. Phylogenetic analyses of melanoma reveal complex patterns of metastatic dissemination. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Sep 01; 112(35):10995-1000. PMID: 26286987; PMCID: PMC4568214.
    26. Singh AD, Schoenfield LA, Bastian B, Aziz HA, Marino MJ, Biscotti CV. Congenital uveal melanoma? Surv Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan-Feb; 61(1):59-64. PMID: 26277063.
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    27. Menzies AM, Yeh I, Botton T, Bastian B, Scolyer RA, Long GV. Clinical activity of the MEK inhibitor trametinib in metastatic melanoma containing BRAF kinase fusion. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015 Sep; 28(5):607-10. PMID: 26072686; PMCID: PMC4539279.
    28. Machan S, Molina-Ruiz AM, Fernández-Aceñero MJ, Encabo B, LeBoit P, Bastian B, Requena L. Metastatic melanoma in association with a giant congenital melanocytic nevus in an adult: controversial CGH findings. Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Jun; 37(6):487-94. PMID: 25062263.
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    29. Yeh I, Botton T, Talevich E, Shain AH, Sparatta AJ, de la Fouchardiere A, Mully TW, North JP, Garrido MC, Gagnon A, Vemula SS, McCalmont TH, LeBoit PE, Bastian B. Activating MET kinase rearrangements in melanoma and Spitz tumours. Nat Commun. 2015 May 27; 6:7174. PMID: 26013381; PMCID: PMC4446791.
    30. Yeh I, de la Fouchardiere A, Pissaloux D, Mully TW, Garrido MC, Vemula SS, Busam KJ, LeBoit PE, McCalmont TH, Bastian B. Clinical, histopathologic, and genomic features of Spitz tumors with ALK fusions. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 May; 39(5):581-91. PMID: 25602801; PMCID: PMC4398593.
    31. Carvajal RD, Lawrence DP, Weber JS, Gajewski TF, Gonzalez R, Lutzky J, O'Day SJ, Hamid O, Wolchok JD, Chapman PB, Sullivan RJ, Teitcher JB, Ramaiya N, Giobbie-Hurder A, Antonescu CR, Heinrich MC, Bastian B, Corless CL, Fletcher JA, Hodi FS. Phase II Study of Nilotinib in Melanoma Harboring KIT Alterations Following Progression to Prior KIT Inhibition. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 May 15; 21(10):2289-96. PMID: 25695690; PMCID: PMC5013827.
    32. Botton T, Yeh I, Bastian B. Melanoma BRAF fusions--letter. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6631. PMID: 25512635; PMCID: PMC4270079.
    33. Lowdon RF, Zhang B, Bilenky M, Mauro T, Li D, Gascard P, Sigaroudinia M, Farnham PJ, Bastian B, Tlsty TD, Marra MA, Hirst M, Costello JF, Wang T, Cheng JB. Regulatory network decoded from epigenomes of surface ectoderm-derived cell types. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 25; 5:5442. PMID: 25421844; PMCID: PMC4385735.
    34. Esteve-Puig R, Gil R, González-Sánchez E, Bech-Serra JJ, Grueso J, Hernández-Losa J, Moliné T, Canals F, Ferrer B, Cortés J, Bastian B, Ramón Y Cajal S, Martín-Caballero J, Flores JM, Vivancos A, García-Patos V, Recio JÁ. A mouse model uncovers LKB1 as an UVB-induced DNA damage sensor mediating CDKN1A (p21WAF1/CIP1) degradation. PLoS Genet. 2014 Oct; 10(10):e1004721. PMID: 25329316; PMCID: PMC4199501.
    35. Luke JJ, Triozzi PL, McKenna KC, Van Meir EG, Gershenwald JE, Bastian B, Gutkind JS, Bowcock AM, Streicher HZ, Patel PM, Sato T, Sossman JA, Sznol M, Welch J, Thurin M, Selig S, Flaherty KT, Carvajal RD. Biology of advanced uveal melanoma and next steps for clinical therapeutics. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015 Mar; 28(2):135-47. PMID: 25113308; PMCID: PMC4326637.
    36. Yeh I, Mully TW, Wiesner T, Vemula SS, Mirza SA, Sparatta AJ, McCalmont TH, Bastian B, LeBoit PE. Ambiguous melanocytic tumors with loss of 3p21. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug; 38(8):1088-95. PMID: 24705312; PMCID: PMC4101029.
    37. North JP, Garrido MC, Kolaitis NA, LeBoit PE, McCalmont TH, Bastian B. Fluorescence in situ hybridization as an ancillary tool in the diagnosis of ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms: a review of 804 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun; 38(6):824-31. PMID: 24618603.
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    38. Yu FX, Luo J, Mo JS, Liu G, Kim YC, Meng Z, Zhao L, Peyman G, Ouyang H, Jiang W, Zhao J, Chen X, Zhang L, Wang CY, Bastian B, Zhang K, Guan KL. Mutant Gq/11 promote uveal melanoma tumorigenesis by activating YAP. Cancer Cell. 2014 Jun 16; 25(6):822-30. PMID: 24882516; PMCID: PMC4075337.
    39. Menzel M, Meckbach D, Weide B, Toussaint NC, Schilbach K, Noor S, Eigentler T, Ikenberg K, Busch C, Quintanilla-Martinez L, Kohlhofer U, Göke A, Göke F, Handgretinger R, Ottmann C, Bastian B, Garbe C, Röcken M, Perner S, Kohlbacher O, Bauer J. In melanoma, Hippo signaling is affected by copy number alterations and YAP1 overexpression impairs patient survival. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2014 Jul; 27(4):671-3. PMID: 24703331.
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    40. North JP, Vemula SS, Bastian B. Chromosomal copy number analysis in melanoma diagnostics. Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1102:199-226. PMID: 24258981.
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    41. Wiesner T, He J, Yelensky R, Esteve-Puig R, Botton T, Yeh I, Lipson D, Otto G, Brennan K, Murali R, Garrido M, Miller VA, Ross JS, Berger MF, Sparatta A, Palmedo G, Cerroni L, Busam KJ, Kutzner H, Cronin MT, Stephens PJ, Bastian B. Kinase fusions are frequent in Spitz tumours and spitzoid melanomas. Nat Commun. 2014; 5:3116. PMID: 24445538; PMCID: PMC4084638.
    42. Bastian B. The molecular pathology of melanoma: an integrated taxonomy of melanocytic neoplasia. Annu Rev Pathol. 2014; 9:239-71. PMID: 24460190; PMCID: PMC4831647.
    43. Simpson RM, Bastian B, Michael HT, Webster JD, Prasad ML, Conway CM, Prieto VM, Gary JM, Goldschmidt MH, Esplin DG, Smedley RC, Piris A, Meuten DJ, Kiupel M, Lee CC, Ward JM, Dwyer JE, Davis BJ, Anver MR, Molinolo AA, Hoover SB, Rodriguez-Canales J, Hewitt SM. Sporadic naturally occurring melanoma in dogs as a preclinical model for human melanoma. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2014 Jan; 27(1):37-47. PMID: 24128326.
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    44. Botton T, Yeh I, Nelson T, Vemula SS, Sparatta A, Garrido MC, Allegra M, Rocchi S, Bahadoran P, McCalmont TH, LeBoit PE, Burton EA, Bollag G, Ballotti R, Bastian B. Recurrent BRAF kinase fusions in melanocytic tumors offer an opportunity for targeted therapy. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2013 Nov; 26(6):845-51. PMID: 23890088; PMCID: PMC3808507.
    45. Bastian B, Esteve-Puig R. Targeting activated KIT signaling for melanoma therapy. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 10; 31(26):3288-90. PMID: 23940224.
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    46. Cronin JC, Watkins-Chow DE, Incao A, Hasskamp JH, Schönewolf N, Aoude LG, Hayward NK, Bastian B, Dummer R, Loftus SK, Pavan WJ. SOX10 ablation arrests cell cycle, induces senescence, and suppresses melanomagenesis. Cancer Res. 2013 Sep 15; 73(18):5709-18. PMID: 23913827.
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    47. Lyons J, Bastian B, McCormick F. MC1R and cAMP signaling inhibit cdc25B activity and delay cell cycle progression in melanoma cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Aug 20; 110(34):13845-50. PMID: 23908401; PMCID: PMC3752210.
    48. Fleming JL, Dworkin AM, Allain DC, Fernandez S, Wei L, Peters SB, Iwenofu OH, Ridd K, Bastian B, Toland AE. Allele-specific imbalance mapping identifies HDAC9 as a candidate gene for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Int J Cancer. 2014 Jan 01; 134(1):244-8. PMID: 23784969; PMCID: PMC3831612.
    49. Roesch A, Vultur A, Bogeski I, Wang H, Zimmermann KM, Speicher D, Körbel C, Laschke MW, Gimotty PA, Philipp SE, Krause E, Pätzold S, Villanueva J, Krepler C, Fukunaga-Kalabis M, Hoth M, Bastian B, Vogt T, Herlyn M. Overcoming intrinsic multidrug resistance in melanoma by blocking the mitochondrial respiratory chain of slow-cycling JARID1B(high) cells. Cancer Cell. 2013 Jun 10; 23(6):811-25. PMID: 23764003; PMCID: PMC3810180.
    50. Yeh I, von Deimling A, Bastian B. Clonal BRAF mutations in melanocytic nevi and initiating role of BRAF in melanocytic neoplasia. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Jun 19; 105(12):917-9. PMID: 23690527; PMCID: PMC3687371.
    51. Wiesner T, Murali R, Fried I, Cerroni L, Busam K, Kutzner H, Bastian B. A distinct subset of atypical Spitz tumors is characterized by BRAF mutation and loss of BAP1 expression. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Jun; 36(6):818-30. PMID: 22367297; PMCID: PMC3354018.
    52. Murali R, Wiesner T, Rosenblum MK, Bastian B. GNAQ and GNA11 mutations in melanocytomas of the central nervous system. Acta Neuropathol. 2012 Mar; 123(3):457-9. PMID: 22307269; PMCID: PMC3495609.
    53. Minor DR, Kashani-Sabet M, Garrido M, O'Day SJ, Hamid O, Bastian B. Sunitinib therapy for melanoma patients with KIT mutations. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Mar 01; 18(5):1457-63. PMID: 22261812.
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    54. Daud A, Bastian B. Beyond BRAF in melanoma. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2012; 355:99-117. PMID: 21826607.
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    55. McCalmont TH, Bastian B. An unconventional deep penetrating melanocytic nevus with microscopic involvement of regional lymph nodes. J Cutan Pathol. 2012 Jan; 39(1):25-8. PMID: 22211333.
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    56. Jalas JR, Vemula S, Bezrookove V, Leboit PE, Simko JP, Bastian B. Metastatic melanoma with striking adenocarcinomatous differentiation illustrating phenotypic plasticity in melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Sep; 35(9):1413-8. PMID: 21836492; PMCID: PMC3319763.
    57. Wiesner T, Obenauf AC, Murali R, Fried I, Griewank KG, Ulz P, Windpassinger C, Wackernagel W, Loy S, Wolf I, Viale A, Lash AE, Pirun M, Socci ND, Rütten A, Palmedo G, Abramson D, Offit K, Ott A, Becker JC, Cerroni L, Kutzner H, Bastian B, Speicher MR. Germline mutations in BAP1 predispose to melanocytic tumors. Nat Genet. 2011 Aug 28; 43(10):1018-21. PMID: 21874003; PMCID: PMC3328403.
    58. Ahronowitz IZ, Daud AI, Leong SP, Shue EH, Bastian B, McCalmont TH, Yu SS. An isolated Merkel cell carcinoma metastasis at a distant cutaneous site presenting as a second 'primary' tumor. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Oct; 38(10):801-7. PMID: 21883364.
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    59. Whiteman DC, Pavan WJ, Bastian B. The melanomas: a synthesis of epidemiological, clinical, histopathological, genetic, and biological aspects, supporting distinct subtypes, causal pathways, and cells of origin. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2011 Oct; 24(5):879-97. PMID: 21707960.
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    60. North JP, Vetto JT, Murali R, White KP, White CR, Bastian B. Assessment of copy number status of chromosomes 6 and 11 by FISH provides independent prognostic information in primary melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Aug; 35(8):1146-50. PMID: 21716079; PMCID: PMC4153784.
    61. Carvajal RD, Antonescu CR, Wolchok JD, Chapman PB, Roman RA, Teitcher J, Panageas KS, Busam KJ, Chmielowski B, Lutzky J, Pavlick AC, Fusco A, Cane L, Takebe N, Vemula S, Bouvier N, Bastian B, Schwartz GK. KIT as a therapeutic target in metastatic melanoma. JAMA. 2011 Jun 08; 305(22):2327-34. PMID: 21642685; PMCID: PMC3986039.
    62. Bauer J, Büttner P, Murali R, Okamoto I, Kolaitis NA, Landi MT, Scolyer RA, Bastian B. BRAF mutations in cutaneous melanoma are independently associated with age, anatomic site of the primary tumor, and the degree of solar elastosis at the primary tumor site. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2011 Apr; 24(2):345-51. PMID: 21324100; PMCID: PMC3107974.
    63. McCalmont TH, Vemula S, Sands P, Bastian B. Molecular-microscopical correlation in dermatopathology. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Apr; 38(4):324-6, 323. PMID: 21323719; PMCID: PMC3339263.
    64. Broekaert SM, Roy R, Okamoto I, van den Oord J, Bauer J, Garbe C, Barnhill RL, Busam KJ, Cochran AJ, Cook MG, Elder DE, McCarthy SW, Mihm MC, Schadendorf D, Scolyer RA, Spatz A, Bastian B. Genetic and morphologic features for melanoma classification. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2010 Dec; 23(6):763-70. PMID: 20874733; PMCID: PMC3107973.
    65. Van Raamsdonk CD, Griewank KG, Crosby MB, Garrido MC, Vemula S, Wiesner T, Obenauf AC, Wackernagel W, Green G, Bouvier N, Sozen MM, Baimukanova G, Roy R, Heguy A, Dolgalev I, Khanin R, Busam K, Speicher MR, O'Brien J, Bastian B. Mutations in GNA11 in uveal melanoma. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 02; 363(23):2191-9. PMID: 21083380; PMCID: PMC3107972.
    66. Beaudry VG, Jiang D, Dusek RL, Park EJ, Knezevich S, Ridd K, Vogel H, Bastian B, Attardi LD. Loss of the p53/p63 regulated desmosomal protein Perp promotes tumorigenesis. PLoS Genet. 2010 Oct 21; 6(10):e1001168. PMID: 20975948; PMCID: PMC2958815.
    67. Dworkin AM, Ridd K, Bautista D, Allain DC, Iwenofu OH, Roy R, Bastian B, Toland AE. Germline variation controls the architecture of somatic alterations in tumors. PLoS Genet. 2010 Sep 23; 6(9):e1001136. PMID: 20885788; PMCID: PMC2944791.
    68. Griewank KG, Bastian B. Comment on "Cutaneous melanoma in childhood and adolescence shows frequent loss of INK4A and gain of KIT". J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Sep; 130(9):2330-1; author reply 2331-2. PMID: 20711207.
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    69. Gerami P, Pouryazdanparast P, Vemula S, Bastian B. Molecular analysis of a case of nevus of ota showing progressive evolution to melanoma with intermediate stages resembling cellular blue nevus. Am J Dermatopathol. 2010 May; 32(3):301-5. PMID: 20110797.
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    106. Hantschke M, Bastian B, LeBoit PE. Consumption of the epidermis: a diagnostic criterion for the differential diagnosis of melanoma and Spitz nevus. Am J Surg Pathol. 2004 Dec; 28(12):1621-5. PMID: 15577682.
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    116. Buckley PG, Mantripragada KK, Benetkiewicz M, Tapia-Páez I, Diaz De Ståhl T, Rosenquist M, Ali H, Jarbo C, De Bustos C, Hirvelä C, Sinder Wilén B, Fransson I, Thyr C, Johnsson BI, Bruder CE, Menzel U, Hergersberg M, Mandahl N, Blennow E, Wedell A, Beare DM, Collins JE, Dunham I, Albertson D, Pinkel D, Bastian B, Faruqi AF, Lasken RS, Ichimura K, Collins VP, Dumanski JP. A full-coverage, high-resolution human chromosome 22 genomic microarray for clinical and research applications. Hum Mol Genet. 2002 Dec 01; 11(25):3221-9. PMID: 12444106.
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