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Jeff Simko, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Pathology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-7581
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    University of North CarolinaM.D.1996School of Medicine

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    1. Friedlander TW, Welty C, Anantharaman A, Schonhoft JD, Jendrisak A, Lee J, Li P, Hough J, Stromlund A, Kobayashi Y, Simko J, Farrokhian N, Lindquist K, Greene S, Ontiveros P, Graf R, Rodriquez A, Suraneni M, Wang Y, Landers M, Carroll P, Cooperberg MR, Dittamore R, Paris PL. Identification and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells in Men Who Have Undergone Prostatectomy for Clinically Localized, High - Risk Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2019 Jun 19; 101097JU0000000000000393. PMID: 31216253.
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    2. Sirohi D, Devine P, Grenert JP, van Ziffle J, Simko JP, Stohr BA. TP53 structural variants in metastatic prostatic carcinoma. PLoS One. 2019; 14(6):e0218618. PMID: 31216325.
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    3. Kornberg Z, Cooperberg MR, Cowan JE, Chan JM, Shinohara K, Simko JP, Tenggara I, Carroll PR. A 17-Gene Genomic Prostate Score as a Predictor of Adverse Pathology for Men on Active Surveillance. J Urol. 2019 Apr 26; 101097JU0000000000000290. PMID: 31026214.
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    4. Greenland NY, Zhang L, Cowan JE, Carroll PR, Stohr BA, Simko JP. Correlation of a Commercial Genomic Risk Classifier with Histological Patterns in Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2019 Feb 15; 101097JU0000000000000175. PMID: 30810466.
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    5. Behr SC, Aggarwal R, Van Brocklin HF, Flavell RR, Geo K, Small EJ, Blecha J, Jivan S, Hope TA, Simko JP, Kurhanewicz J, Noworolski SM, Korn NJ, De Los Santos R, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Nguyen HG, Greene KL, Langton-Webster B, Berkman CE, Seo Y. First-in-Human Phase I study of CTT1057, a Novel 18F Labeled Imaging Agent with Phosphoramidate Core Targeting Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen in Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2018 Nov 21. PMID: 30464040.
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    6. Hagihara K, Chan S, Zhang L, Oh DY, Wei XX, Simko J, Fong L. Neoadjuvant sipuleucel-T induces both Th1 activation and immune regulation in localized prostate cancer. Oncoimmunology. 2019; 8(1):e1486953. PMID: 30546940.
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    7. Hicks RM, Simko JP, Westphalen AC, Nguyen HG, Greene KL, Zhang L, Carroll PR, Hope TA. Diagnostic Accuracy of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI Compared with Multiparametric MRI in the Detection of Prostate Cancer. Radiology. 2018 Dec; 289(3):730-737. PMID: 30226456.
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    8. Su Y, Liu Y, Behrens CR, Bidlingmaier S, Lee NK, Aggarwal R, Sherbenou DW, Burlingame AL, Hann BC, Simko JP, Premasekharan G, Paris PL, Shuman MA, Seo Y, Small EJ, Liu B. Targeting CD46 for both adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine prostate cancer. JCI Insight. 2018 Sep 06; 3(17). PMID: 30185663.
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    9. Leapman MS, Nguyen HG, Cowan JE, Xue L, Stohr B, Simko J, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR. Comparing Prognostic Utility of a Single-marker Immunohistochemistry Approach with Commercial Gene Expression Profiling Following Radical Prostatectomy. Eur Urol. 2018 11; 74(5):668-675. PMID: 30181067.
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    10. Lelo A, Prip F, Harris BT, Solomon D, Berry DL, Chaldekas K, Kumar A, Simko J, Jensen JB, Bhattacharyya P, Mannion C, Kim JS, Philips G, Dyrskjøt L, Waldman T. STAG2 Is a Biomarker for Prediction of Recurrence and Progression in Papillary Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Sep 01; 24(17):4145-4153. PMID: 29954776.
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    11. Cooperberg MR, Erho N, Chan JM, Feng FY, Fishbane N, Zhao SG, Simko JP, Cowan JE, Lehrer J, Alshalalfa M, Kolisnik T, Chelliserry J, Margrave J, Aranes M, Plessis MD, Buerki C, Tenggara I, Davicioni E, Carroll PR. The Diverse Genomic Landscape of Clinically Low-risk Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2018 10; 74(4):444-452. PMID: 29853306.
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    12. Sirohi D, Vaske C, Sanborn Z, Smith SC, Don MD, Lindsey KG, Federman S, Vankalakunti M, Koo J, Bose S, Peralta-Venturina M, Ziffle JV, Grenert JP, Miller S, Chiu C, Amin MB, Simko JP, Stohr BA, Luthringer DJ. Polyoma virus-associated carcinomas of the urologic tract: a clinicopathologic and molecular study. Mod Pathol. 2018 09; 31(9):1429-1441. PMID: 29765141.
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    13. Tzou DT, Cadwell C, Simko JP, Chi T, Stoller ML. Management of Inverted Papilloma During Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate. Urology. 2018 Jun; 116:e5-e6. PMID: 29545053.
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    14. Sirohi D, Garg K, Simko JP, Grenert JP. Renal NUT carcinoma: a case report. Histopathology. 2018 02; 72(3):528-530. PMID: 28837236.
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    15. Lawrence YR, Moughan J, Magliocco AM, Klimowicz AC, Regine WF, Mowat RB, DiPetrillo TA, Small W, Simko JP, Golan T, Winter KA, Guha C, Crane CH, Dicker AP. Expression of the DNA repair gene MLH1 correlates with survival in patients who have resected pancreatic cancer and have received adjuvant chemoradiation: NRG Oncology RTOG Study 9704. Cancer. 2018 Feb 01; 124(3):491-498. PMID: 29053185.
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    16. Starobinets O, Simko JP, Kuchinsky K, Kornak J, Carroll PR, Greene KL, Kurhanewicz J, Noworolski SM. Characterization and stratification of prostate lesions based on comprehensive multiparametric MRI using detailed whole-mount histopathology as a reference standard. NMR Biomed. 2017 Dec; 30(12). PMID: 28961382.
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    17. Sirohi D, Smith SC, Epstein JI, Balzer BL, Simko JP, Balitzer D, Benhamida J, Kryvenko ON, Gupta NS, Paluru S, da Cunha IW, Leal DN, Williamson SR, de Peralta-Venturina M, Amin MB. Pericytic tumors of the kidney-a clinicopathologic analysis of 17 cases. Hum Pathol. 2017 06; 64:106-117. PMID: 28438616.
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    18. Leapman MS, Cowan JE, Simko J, Roberge G, Stohr BA, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR. Application of a Prognostic Gleason Grade Grouping System to Assess Distant Prostate Cancer Outcomes. Eur Urol. 2017 05; 71(5):750-759. PMID: 27940155.
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    19. Emami NC, Leong L, Wan E, Van Blarigan EL, Cooperberg MR, Tenggara I, Carroll PR, Chan JM, Witte JS, Simko JP. Tissue Sources for Accurate Measurement of Germline DNA Genotypes in Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Radical Prostatectomy. Prostate. 2017 03; 77(4):425-434. PMID: 27900799.
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    20. Wei XX, Chan S, Kwek S, Lewis J, Dao V, Zhang L, Cooperberg MR, Ryan CJ, Lin AM, Friedlander TW, Rini B, Kane C, Simko JP, Carroll PR, Small EJ, Fong L. Systemic GM-CSF Recruits Effector T Cells into the Tumor Microenvironment in Localized Prostate Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2016 11; 4(11):948-958. PMID: 27688020.
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    21. Choi JY, Yang J, Noworolski SM, Behr S, Chang AJ, Simko JP, Nguyen HG, Carroll PR, Kurhanewicz J, Seo Y. 18F Fluorocholine Dynamic Time-of-Flight PET/MR Imaging in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- to High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Initial Clinical-Pathologic Comparisons. Radiology. 2017 Feb; 282(2):429-436. PMID: 27513849.
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    22. Li Y, Mongan J, Behr SC, Sud S, Coakley FV, Simko J, Westphalen AC. Beyond Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Expanding the Differential Diagnosis in Prostate Pathologic Conditions. Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug; 36(4):1055-75. PMID: 27315446.
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    23. Knudsen BS, Kim HL, Erho N, Shin H, Alshalalfa M, Lam LLC, Tenggara I, Chadwich K, Van Der Kwast T, Fleshner N, Davicioni E, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR, Chan JM, Simko JP. Application of a Clinical Whole-Transcriptome Assay for Staging and Prognosis of Prostate Cancer Diagnosed in Needle Core Biopsy Specimens. J Mol Diagn. 2016 05; 18(3):395-406. PMID: 26945428; PMCID: PMC4851733 [Available on 05/01/17].
    24. Bonde AA, Korngold EK, Foster BR, Westphalen AC, Pettersson DR, Troxell ML, Simko JP, Coakley FV. Prostate cancer with a pseudocapsule at MR imaging: a marker of high grade and stage disease? Clin Imaging. 2016 May-Jun; 40(3):365-9. PMID: 27133669.
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    25. Brand TC, Zhang N, Crager MR, Maddala T, Dee A, Sesterhenn IA, Simko JP, Cooperberg MR, Srivastava S, Rosner IL, Chan JM, Febbo PG, Carroll PR, Cullen J, Lawrence HJ. Patient-specific Meta-analysis of 2 Clinical Validation Studies to Predict Pathologic Outcomes in Prostate Cancer Using the 17-Gene Genomic Prostate Score. Urology. 2016 Mar; 89:69-75. PMID: 26723180.
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    26. Nordström T, Van Blarigan EL, Ngo V, Roy R, Weinberg V, Song X, Simko J, Carroll PR, Chan JM, Paris PL. Associations between circulating carotenoids, genomic instability and the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Prostate. 2016 Mar; 76(4):339-48. PMID: 26585352.
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    27. Newcomb LF, Thompson IM, Boyer HD, Brooks JD, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR, Dash A, Ellis WJ, Fazli L, Feng Z, Gleave ME, Kunju P, Lance RS, McKenney JK, Meng MV, Nicolas MM, Sanda MG, Simko J, So A, Tretiakova MS, Troyer DA, True LD, Vakar-Lopez F, Virgin J, Wagner AA, Wei JT, Zheng Y, Nelson PS, Lin DW. Outcomes of Active Surveillance for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer in the Prospective, Multi-Institutional Canary PASS Cohort. J Urol. 2016 Feb; 195(2):313-20. PMID: 26327354; PMCID: PMC4970462.
    28. Jalloh M, Leapman MS, Cowan JE, Shinohara K, Greene KL, Roach M, Chang AJ, Chan JM, Simko JP, Carroll PR. Patterns of Local Failure following Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):977-82. PMID: 25983194.
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    29. Raleigh DR, Hsu IC, Braunstein S, Chang AJ, Simko JP, Roach M. Bladder wall recurrence of prostate cancer after high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2015 Mar-Apr; 14(2):185-8. PMID: 25533416.
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    30. Walker EJ, Simko JP, Nakakura EK, Ko AH. A patient with cholangiocarcinoma demonstrating pathologic complete response to chemotherapy: exploring the role of neoadjuvant therapy in biliary tract cancer. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2014 Dec; 5(6):E88-95. PMID: 25436138.
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    31. Welty CJ, Cowan JE, Nguyen H, Shinohara K, Perez N, Greene KL, Chan JM, Meng MV, Simko JP, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR. Extended followup and risk factors for disease reclassification in a large active surveillance cohort for localized prostate cancer. J Urol. 2015 Mar; 193(3):807-11. PMID: 25261803.
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    32. Walker EJ, Simko JP, Ko AH. Hepatitis B viral reactivation secondary to imatinib treatment in a patient with gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Anticancer Res. 2014 Jul; 34(7):3629-34. PMID: 24982379.
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    33. Klein EA, Cooperberg MR, Magi-Galluzzi C, Simko JP, Falzarano SM, Maddala T, Chan JM, Li J, Cowan JE, Tsiatis AC, Cherbavaz DB, Pelham RJ, Tenggara-Hunter I, Baehner FL, Knezevic D, Febbo PG, Shak S, Kattan MW, Lee M, Carroll PR. A 17-gene assay to predict prostate cancer aggressiveness in the context of Gleason grade heterogeneity, tumor multifocality, and biopsy undersampling. Eur Urol. 2014 Sep; 66(3):550-60. PMID: 24836057.
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    34. Anwar M, Westphalen AC, Jung AJ, Noworolski SM, Simko JP, Kurhanewicz J, Roach M, Carroll PR, Coakley FV. Role of endorectal MR imaging and MR spectroscopic imaging in defining treatable intraprostatic tumor foci in prostate cancer: quantitative analysis of imaging contour compared to whole-mount histopathology. Radiother Oncol. 2014 Feb; 110(2):303-8. PMID: 24444524.
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    35. Stieglitz E, Hsiang MS, Simko JP, Hirose S, Goldsby RE. Pulmonary coccidiomycosis masquerading as refractory metastatic Ewing sarcoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Jan; 36(1):e57-60. PMID: 23588326.
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    36. Jung AJ, Westphalen AC, Kurhanewicz J, Wang ZJ, Carroll PR, Simko JP, Coakley FV. Clinical utility of endorectal MRI-guided prostate biopsy: preliminary experience. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Aug; 40(2):314-23. PMID: 24924999; PMCID: PMC4059791.
    37. Starobinets O, Guo R, Simko JP, Kuchinsky K, Kurhanewicz J, Carroll PR, Greene KL, Noworolski SM. Semiautomatic registration of digital histopathology images to in vivo MR images in molded and unmolded prostates. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 May; 39(5):1223-9. PMID: 24136783; PMCID: PMC3984354.
    38. Simko JP. Editorial comment. J Urol. 2013 Dec; 190(6):2066-7. PMID: 24050907.
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    39. Odisho AY, Washington SL, Meng MV, Cowan JE, Simko JP, Carroll PR. Benign prostate glandular tissue at radical prostatectomy surgical margins. Urology. 2013 Jul; 82(1):154-9. PMID: 23522995; PMCID: PMC3696410.
    40. Cooperberg MR, Simko JP, Cowan JE, Reid JE, Djalilvand A, Bhatnagar S, Gutin A, Lanchbury JS, Swanson GP, Stone S, Carroll PR. Validation of a cell-cycle progression gene panel to improve risk stratification in a contemporary prostatectomy cohort. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 10; 31(11):1428-34. PMID: 23460710.
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    41. Ross HM, Kryvenko ON, Cowan JE, Simko JP, Wheeler TM, Epstein JI. Do adenocarcinomas of the prostate with Gleason score (GS) =6 have the potential to metastasize to lymph nodes? Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Sep; 36(9):1346-52. PMID: 22531173.
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    42. Busch S, Hatridge M, Mößle M, Myers W, Wong T, Mück M, Chew K, Kuchinsky K, Simko J, Clarke J. Measurements of T(1) -relaxation in ex vivo prostate tissue at 132 µT. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Apr; 67(4):1138-45. PMID: 22294500.
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    43. Ray M, Hostetter DR, Loeb CR, Simko J, Craik CS. Inhibition of Granzyme B by PI-9 protects prostate cancer cells from apoptosis. Prostate. 2012 Jun 01; 72(8):846-55. PMID: 21919028; PMCID: PMC3401211.
    44. Jalas JR, Vemula S, Bezrookove V, Leboit PE, Simko JP, Bastian BC. 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.
    45. Moltzahn F, Olshen AB, Baehner L, Peek A, Fong L, Stöppler H, Simko J, Hilton JF, Carroll P, Blelloch R. Microfluidic-based multiplex qRT-PCR identifies diagnostic and prognostic microRNA signatures in the sera of prostate cancer patients. Cancer Res. 2011 Jan 15; 71(2):550-60. PMID: 21098088; PMCID: PMC3022112.
    46. Chan JM, Weinberg V, Magbanua MJ, Sosa E, Simko J, Shinohara K, Federman S, Mattie M, Hughes-Fulford M, Haqq C, Carroll PR. Nutritional supplements, COX-2 and IGF-1 expression in men on active surveillance for prostate cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Jan; 22(1):141-50. PMID: 21103921; PMCID: PMC3002170.
    47. Santos CF, Kurhanewicz J, Tabatabai ZL, Simko JP, Keshari KR, Gbegnon A, Santos RD, Federman S, Shinohara K, Carroll PR, Haqq CM, Swanson MG. Metabolic, pathologic, and genetic analysis of prostate tissues: quantitative evaluation of histopathologic and mRNA integrity after HR-MAS spectroscopy. NMR Biomed. 2010 May; 23(4):391-8. PMID: 20033906; PMCID: PMC2891902.
    48. Paris PL, Weinberg V, Albo G, Roy R, Burke C, Simko J, Carroll P, Collins C. A group of genome-based biomarkers that add to a Kattan nomogram for predicting progression in men with high-risk prostate cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Jan 01; 16(1):195-202. PMID: 20028763; PMCID: PMC2854027.
    49. Westphalen AC, Coakley FV, Kurhanewicz J, Reed G, Wang ZJ, Simko JP. Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate: MRI and MR spectroscopy features. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Sep; 193(3):W238-43. PMID: 19696265; PMCID: PMC2801739.
    50. Paris PL, Kobayashi Y, Zhao Q, Zeng W, Sridharan S, Fan T, Adler HL, Yera ER, Zarrabi MH, Zucker S, Simko J, Chen WT, Rosenberg J. Functional phenotyping and genotyping of circulating tumor cells from patients with castration resistant prostate cancer. Cancer Lett. 2009 May 18; 277(2):164-73. PMID: 19162393.
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    51. Tessem MB, Swanson MG, Keshari KR, Albers MJ, Joun D, Tabatabai ZL, Simko JP, Shinohara K, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB, Gribbestad IS, Kurhanewicz J. Evaluation of lactate and alanine as metabolic biomarkers of prostate cancer using 1H HR-MAS spectroscopy of biopsy tissues. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Sep; 60(3):510-6. PMID: 18727052; PMCID: PMC2613807.
    52. Swanson MG, Keshari KR, Tabatabai ZL, Simko JP, Shinohara K, Carroll PR, Zektzer AS, Kurhanewicz J. Quantification of choline- and ethanolamine-containing metabolites in human prostate tissues using 1H HR-MAS total correlation spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Jul; 60(1):33-40. PMID: 18581409; PMCID: PMC2643975.
    53. Westphalen AC, Coakley FV, Qayyum A, Swanson M, Simko JP, Lu Y, Zhao S, Carroll PR, Yeh BM, Kurhanewicz J. Peripheral zone prostate cancer: accuracy of different interpretative approaches with MR and MR spectroscopic imaging. Radiology. 2008 Jan; 246(1):177-84. PMID: 18024434.
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    54. Hom JJ, Coakley FV, Simko JP, Lu Y, Qayyum A, Westphalen AC, Schmitt LD, Carroll PR, Kurhanewicz J. High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia in patients with prostate cancer: MR and MR spectroscopic imaging features--initial experience. Radiology. 2007 Feb; 242(2):483-9. PMID: 17179396.
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    55. Swanson MG, Zektzer AS, Tabatabai ZL, Simko J, Jarso S, Keshari KR, Schmitt L, Carroll PR, Shinohara K, Vigneron DB, Kurhanewicz J. Quantitative analysis of prostate metabolites using 1H HR-MAS spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med. 2006 Jun; 55(6):1257-64. PMID: 16685733.
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    56. Hom JJ, Coakley FV, Simko JP, Qayyum A, Lu Y, Schmitt L, Carroll PR, Kurhanewicz J. Prostate cancer: endorectal MR imaging and MR spectroscopic imaging--distinction of true-positive results from chance-detected lesions. Radiology. 2006 Jan; 238(1):192-9. PMID: 16373767.
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    57. Watson JE, Kamkar S, James K, Kowbel D, Andaya A, Paris PL, Simko J, Carroll P, McAlhany S, Rowley D, Collins C. Molecular analysis of WFDC1/ps20 gene in prostate cancer. Prostate. 2004 Oct 01; 61(2):192-9. PMID: 15305342.
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    58. Watson JE, Doggett NA, Albertson DG, Andaya A, Chinnaiyan A, van Dekken H, Ginzinger D, Haqq C, James K, Kamkar S, Kowbel D, Pinkel D, Schmitt L, Simko JP, Volik S, Weinberg VK, Paris PL, Collins C. Integration of high-resolution array comparative genomic hybridization analysis of chromosome 16q with expression array data refines common regions of loss at 16q23-qter and identifies underlying candidate tumor suppressor genes in prostate cancer. Oncogene. 2004 Apr 22; 23(19):3487-94. PMID: 15007382.
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    59. Simko JP, Caliendo AM, Hogle K, Versalovic J. Differences in laboratory findings for cerebrospinal fluid specimens obtained from patients with meningitis or encephalitis due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) documented by detection of HSV DNA. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Aug 15; 35(4):414-9. PMID: 12145725.
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