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Laura Fejerman, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
Address1450 Third St
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-4934
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    University of California, San FranciscoCertificate in Clinical Research2012CTSI
    Oxford UniversityPhD in Biological Anthropology2005Biological Anthropology
    Oxford UniversityMSc in Human Biology1998Biological Anthropology
    Universidad de Buenos AiresLicentiate in Social Anthropology1997Anthropology

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    Biological implications of breast cancer protective variants in Latin American women with high Indigenous American ancestry
    NIH/NCI R01CA204797Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Exposomic approach to understand the effect of immigration and genetic ancestry on breast cancer risk in U.S. Latinas
    NIH/NCI R21CA210023Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genome wide association study of breast cancer subtype and survival in Latinas
    NIH/NCI K01CA160607Sep 23, 2011 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Fejerman L, Glantz S, Nguyen T, Pasick R, Palmer N, Perkins A, Potter MB, Somsouk M, Vargas RA, van 't Veer LJ, Ashworth A. The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Jan; 37(1):54-61. PMID: 29309234.
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    2. Serrano-Gómez SJ, Fejerman L, Zabaleta J. Breast Cancer in Latinas: A Focus on Intrinsic Subtypes Distribution. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Jan; 27(1):3-10. PMID: 29054978.
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    3. Engmann NJ, Ergas IJ, Yao S, Kwan ML, Roh JM, Ambrosone CB, Kushi LH, Fejerman L. Genetic Ancestry Is not Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence or Survival in U.S. Latina Women Enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Pathways Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep; 26(9):1466-1469. PMID: 28864455.
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    4. Serrano-Gómez SJ, Sanabria-Salas MC, Garay J, Baddoo MC, Hernández-Suarez G, Mejía JC, García O, Miele L, Fejerman L, Zabaleta J. Ancestry as a potential modifier of gene expression in breast tumors from Colombian women. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0183179. PMID: 28832682.
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    5. Sanabria-Salas MC, Hernández-Suárez G, Umaña-Pérez A, Rawlik K, Tenesa A, Serrano-López ML, Sánchez de Gómez M, Rojas MP, Bravo LE, Albis R, Plata JL, Green H, Borgovan T, Li L, Majumdar S, Garai J, Lee E, Ashktorab H, Brim H, Li L, Margolin D, Fejerman L, Zabaleta J. IL1B-CGTC haplotype is associated with colorectal cancer in admixed individuals with increased African ancestry. Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 03; 7:41920. PMID: 28157220.
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    6. Hines LM, Sedjo RL, Byers T, John EM, Fejerman L, Stern MC, Baumgartner KB, Giuliano AR, Torres-Mejia G, Wolff RK, Harrall KK, Slattery ML. The Interaction between Genetic Ancestry and Breast Cancer Risk Factors among Hispanic Women: The Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 05; 26(5):692-701. PMID: 27932594.
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    7. Lynce F, Graves KD, Jandorf L, Ricker C, Castro E, Moreno L, Augusto B, Fejerman L, Vadaparampil ST. Genomic Disparities in Breast Cancer Among Latinas. Cancer Control. 2016 Oct; 23(4):359-372. PMID: 27842325.
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    8. Stern MC, Fejerman L, Das R, Setiawan VW, Cruz-Correa MR, Perez-Stable EJ, Figueiredo JC. Variability in Cancer Risk and Outcomes Within US Latinos by National Origin and Genetic Ancestry. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2016; 3:181-190. PMID: 27547694.
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    9. Serrano-Gomez SJ, Sanabria-Salas MC, Hernández-Suarez G, García O, Silva C, Romero A, Mejía JC, Miele L, Fejerman L, Zabaleta J. High prevalence of luminal B breast cancer intrinsic subtype in Colombian women. Carcinogenesis. 2016 07; 37(7):669-676. PMID: 27207651; PMCID: PMC4936382 [Available on 07/01/17].
    10. Kim AE, Lundgreen A, Wolff RK, Fejerman L, John EM, Torres-Mejía G, Ingles SA, Boone SD, Connor AE, Hines LM, Baumgartner KB, Giuliano A, Joshi AD, Slattery ML, Stern MC. Red meat, poultry, and fish intake and breast cancer risk among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic white women: The Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Apr; 27(4):527-43. PMID: 26898200.
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    11. Ziv E, Dean E, Hu D, Martino A, Serie D, Curtin K, Campa D, Aftab B, Bracci P, Buda G, Zhao Y, Caswell-Jin J, Diasio R, Dumontet C, Dudzinski M, Fejerman L, Greenberg A, Huntsman S, Jamroziak K, Jurczyszyn A, Kumar S, Atanackovic D, Glenn M, Cannon-Albright LA, Jones B, Lee A, Marques H, Martin T, Martinez-Lopez J, Rajkumar V, Sainz J, Juul Vangsted A, Watek M, Wolf J, Slager S, Camp NJ, Canzian F, Vachon C. Corrigendum: Genome-wide association study identifies variants at 16p13 associated with survival in multiple myeloma patients. Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 09; 6:10203. PMID: 26648255.
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    12. Fejerman L, Stern MC, John EM, Torres-Mejía G, Hines LM, Wolff RK, Baumgartner KB, Giuliano AR, Ziv E, Pérez-Stable EJ, Slattery ML. Interaction between common breast cancer susceptibility variants, genetic ancestry, and nongenetic risk factors in Hispanic women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Nov; 24(11):1731-8. PMID: 26364163; PMCID: PMC4633366 [Available on 11/01/16].
    13. Ziv E, Dean E, Hu D, Martino A, Serie D, Curtin K, Campa D, Aftab B, Bracci P, Buda G, Zhao Y, Caswell-Jin J, Diasio R, Dumontet C, Dudzinski M, Fejerman L, Greenberg A, Huntsman S, Jamroziak K, Jurczyszyn A, Kumar S, Atanackovic D, Glenn M, Cannon-Albright LA, Jones B, Lee A, Marques H, Martin T, Martinez-Lopez J, Rajkumar V, Sainz J, Vangsted AJ, Watek M, Wolf J, Slager S, Camp NJ, Canzian F, Vachon C. Genome-wide association study identifies variants at 16p13 associated with survival in multiple myeloma patients. Nat Commun. 2015 Jul 22; 6:7539. PMID: 26198393; PMCID: PMC4656791.
    14. Fejerman L, Ahmadiyeh N, Hu D, Huntsman S, Beckman KB, Caswell JL, Tsung K, John EM, Torres-Mejia G, Carvajal-Carmona L, Echeverry MM, Tuazon AM, Ramirez C. Genome-wide association study of breast cancer in Latinas identifies novel protective variants on 6q25. Nat Commun. 2014 Oct 20; 5:5260. PMID: 25327703; PMCID: PMC4204111.
    15. Wang W, Ingles SA, Torres-Mejía G, Stern MC, Stanczyk FZ, Schwartz GG, Nelson DO, Fejerman L, Wolff RK, Slattery ML, John EM. Genetic variants and non-genetic factors predict circulating vitamin D levels in Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women: the Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 2014; 5(1):31-46. PMID: 24596595; PMCID: PMC3939005.
    16. Fejerman L, Hu D, Huntsman S, John EM, Stern MC, Haiman CA, Pérez-Stable EJ, Ziv E. Genetic ancestry and risk of mortality among U.S. Latinas with breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2013 Dec 15; 73(24):7243-53. PMID: 24177181.
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    17. Murillo-Zamora E, Moreno-Macías H, Ziv E, Romieu I, Lazcano-Ponce E, Angeles-Llerenas A, Pérez-Rodríguez E, Vidal-Millán S, Fejerman L, Torres-Mejía G. Association between rs2981582 polymorphism in the FGFR2 gene and the risk of breast cancer in Mexican women. Arch Med Res. 2013 Aug; 44(6):459-66. PMID: 24054997; PMCID: PMC4049087.
    18. Pellatt AJ, Wolff RK, Torres-Mejia G, John EM, Herrick JS, Lundgreen A, Baumgartner KB, Giuliano AR, Hines LM, Fejerman L, Cawthon R, Slattery ML. Telomere length, telomere-related genes, and breast cancer risk: the breast cancer health disparities study. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2013 Jul; 52(7):595-609. PMID: 23629941; PMCID: PMC3807250.
    19. Fejerman L, Stern MC, Ziv E, John EM, Torres-Mejia G, Hines LM, Wolff R, Wang W, Baumgartner KB, Giuliano AR, Slattery ML. Genetic ancestry modifies the association between genetic risk variants and breast cancer risk among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women. Carcinogenesis. 2013 Aug; 34(8):1787-93. PMID: 23563089; PMCID: PMC3731801.
    20. Siddiq A, Couch FJ, Chen GK, Lindström S, Eccles D, Millikan RC, Michailidou K, Stram DO, Beckmann L, Rhie SK, Ambrosone CB, Aittomäki K, Amiano P, Apicella C. A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of breast cancer identifies two novel susceptibility loci at 6q14 and 20q11. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Dec 15; 21(24):5373-84. PMID: 22976474; PMCID: PMC3510753.
    21. Avena S, Via M, Ziv E, Pérez-Stable EJ, Gignoux CR, Dejean C, Huntsman S, Torres-Mejía G, Dutil J, Matta JL, Beckman K, Burchard EG, Parolin ML, Goicoechea A, Acreche N, Boquet M, Ríos Part Mdel C, Fernández V, Rey J, Stern MC, Carnese RF, Fejerman L. Heterogeneity in genetic admixture across different regions of Argentina. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34695. PMID: 22506044; PMCID: PMC3323559.
    22. Fejerman L, Chen GK, Eng C, Huntsman S, Hu D, Williams A, Pasaniuc B, John EM, Via M, Gignoux C, Ingles S, Monroe KR, Kolonel LN, Torres-Mejía G, Pérez-Stable EJ, Burchard EG, Henderson BE, Haiman CA, Ziv E. Admixture mapping identifies a locus on 6q25 associated with breast cancer risk in US Latinas. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Apr 15; 21(8):1907-17. PMID: 22228098; PMCID: PMC3313799.
    23. Via M, Gignoux CR, Roth LA, Fejerman L, Galanter J, Choudhry S, Toro-Labrador G, Viera-Vera J, Oleksyk TK, Beckman K, Ziv E, Risch N, Burchard EG, Martínez-Cruzado JC. History shaped the geographic distribution of genomic admixture on the island of Puerto Rico. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 31; 6(1):e16513. PMID: 21304981; PMCID: PMC3031579.
    24. Fejerman L, Romieu I, John EM, Lazcano-Ponce E, Huntsman S, Beckman KB, Pérez-Stable EJ, González Burchard E, Ziv E, Torres-Mejía G. European ancestry is positively associated with breast cancer risk in Mexican women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Apr; 19(4):1074-82. PMID: 20332279; PMCID: PMC2852491.
    25. Fejerman L, Haiman CA, Reich D, Tandon A, Deo RC, John EM, Ingles SA, Ambrosone CB, Bovbjerg DH, Jandorf LH, Davis W, Ciupak G, Whittemore AS, Press MF, Ursin G, Bernstein L, Huntsman S, Henderson BE, Ziv E, Freedman ML. An admixture scan in 1,484 African American women with breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):3110-7. PMID: 19843668; PMCID: PMC2783219.
    26. Cheng CY, Kao WH, Patterson N, Tandon A, Haiman CA, Harris TB, Xing C, John EM, Ambrosone CB, Brancati FL, Coresh J, Press MF, Parekh RS, Klag MJ, Meoni LA, Hsueh WC, Fejerman L, Pawlikowska L, Freedman ML, Jandorf LH, Bandera EV, Ciupak GL, Nalls MA, Akylbekova EL, Orwoll ES, Leak TS, Miljkovic I, Li R, Ursin G, Bernstein L, Ardlie K, Taylor HA, Boerwinckle E, Zmuda JM, Henderson BE, Wilson JG, Reich D. Admixture mapping of 15,280 African Americans identifies obesity susceptibility loci on chromosomes 5 and X. PLoS Genet. 2009 May; 5(5):e1000490. PMID: 19461885; PMCID: PMC2679192.
    27. Fejerman L, John EM, Huntsman S, Beckman K, Choudhry S, Perez-Stable E, Burchard EG, Ziv E. Genetic ancestry and risk of breast cancer among U.S. Latinas. Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 01; 68(23):9723-8. PMID: 19047150; PMCID: PMC2674787.
    28. Fejerman L, Ziv E. Population differences in breast cancer severity. Pharmacogenomics. 2008 Mar; 9(3):323-33. PMID: 18303968.
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    29. Fejerman L, Carnese FR, Goicoechea AS, Avena SA, Dejean CB, Ward RH. African ancestry of the population of Buenos Aires. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2005 Sep; 128(1):164-70. PMID: 15714513.
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    30. Zhu X, Fejerman L, Luke A, Adeyemo A, Cooper RS. Haplotypes produced from rare variants in the promoter and coding regions of angiotensinogen contribute to variation in angiotensinogen levels. Hum Mol Genet. 2005 Mar 01; 14(5):639-43. PMID: 15649942.
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    31. Fejerman L, Bouzekri N, Wu X, Adeyemo A, Luke A, Zhu X, Ward R, Cooper RS. Association between evolutionary history of angiotensinogen haplotypes and plasma levels. Hum Genet. 2004 Sep; 115(4):310-8. PMID: 15278435.
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