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MARIA ANGELICA ABDALLA CORTEZ

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InstitutionMD Anderson
DepartmentExperimental Radiation Oncology
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    1. Welsh JW, Tang C, de Groot P, Naing A, Hess KR, Heymach JV, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Cushman TR, Subbiah V, Chang JY, Simon GR, Ramapriyan R, Barsoumian HB, Menon H, Cortez MA, Massarelli E, Nguyen Q, Sharma P, Allison JP, Diab A, Verma V, Raju U, Shaaban SG, Dadu R, Cabanillas ME, Wang K, Anderson C, Gomez DR, Hahn S, Komaki R, Hong DS. Phase II Trial of Ipilimumab with Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Disease: Outcomes, Toxicities, and Low-Dose Radiation-Related Abscopal Responses. Cancer Immunol Res. 2019 Dec; 7(12):1903-1909. PMID: 31658994.
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    2. Caetano MS, Younes AI, Barsoumian HB, Quigley M, Menon H, Gao C, Spires T, Reilly TP, Cadena AP, Cushman TR, Schoenhals JE, Li A, Nguyen QN, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. Triple Therapy with MerTK and PD1 Inhibition Plus Radiotherapy Promotes Abscopal Antitumor Immune Responses. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Sep 20. PMID: 31540976.
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    3. Menon H, Chen D, Ramapriyan R, Verma V, Barsoumian HB, Cushman TR, Younes AI, Cortez MA, Erasmus JJ, de Groot P, Carter BW, Hong DS, Glitza IC, Ferrarotto R, Altan M, Diab A, Chun SG, Heymach JV, Tang C, Nguyen QN, Welsh JW. Influence of low-dose radiation on abscopal responses in patients receiving high-dose radiation and immunotherapy. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Sep 04; 7(1):237. PMID: 31484556.
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    4. Cortez MA, Anfossi S, Ramapriyan R, Menon H, Atalar SC, Aliru M, Welsh J, Calin GA. Role of miRNAs in immune responses and immunotherapy in cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2019 04; 58(4):244-253. PMID: 30578699.
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    5. Li A, Barsoumian HB, Schoenhals JE, Caetano MS, Wang X, Menon H, Valdecanas DR, Niknam S, Younes AI, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. IDO1 Inhibition Overcomes Radiation-Induced "Rebound Immune Suppression" by Reducing Numbers of IDO1-Expressing Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in the Tumor Microenvironment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Jul 15; 104(4):903-912. PMID: 30905636.
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    6. Menon H, Ramapriyan R, Cushman TR, Verma V, Kim HH, Schoenhals JE, Atalar C, Selek U, Chun SG, Chang JY, Barsoumian HB, Nguyen QN, Altan M, Cortez MA, Hahn SM, Welsh JW. Role of Radiation Therapy in Modulation of the Tumor Stroma and Microenvironment. Front Immunol. 2019; 10:193. PMID: 30828330.
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    7. Ramapriyan R, Caetano MS, Barsoumian HB, Mafra ACP, Zambalde EP, Menon H, Tsouko E, Welsh JW, Cortez MA. Altered cancer metabolism in mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance. Pharmacol Ther. 2019 03; 195:162-171. PMID: 30439456.
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    8. Brassesco MS, Pezuk JA, Cortez MA, Bezerra Salomão K, Scrideli CA, Tone LG. TLE1 as an indicator of adverse prognosis in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Res. 2018 11; 74:42-46. PMID: 30286331.
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    9. Schoenhals JE, Cushman TR, Barsoumian HB, Li A, Cadena AP, Niknam S, Younes AI, Caetano MDS, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. Anti-glucocorticoid-induced Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Protein (GITR) Therapy Overcomes Radiation-Induced Treg Immunosuppression and Drives Abscopal Effects. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:2170. PMID: 30294332.
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    10. Niknam S, Barsoumian HB, Schoenhals JE, Jackson HL, Yanamandra N, Caetano MS, Li A, Younes AI, Cadena A, Cushman TR, Chang JY, Nguyen QN, Gomez DR, Diab A, Heymach JV, Hwu P, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. Radiation Followed by OX40 Stimulation Drives Local and Abscopal Antitumor Effects in an Anti-PD1-Resistant Lung Tumor Model. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 11 15; 24(22):5735-5743. PMID: 29784675.
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    11. Li A, Barsoumian HB, Schoenhals JE, Cushman TR, Caetano MS, Wang X, Valdecanas DR, Niknam S, Younes AI, Li G, Woodward WA, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 inhibition targets anti-PD1-resistant lung tumors by blocking myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Cancer Lett. 2018 09 01; 431:54-63. PMID: 29746927.
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    12. Shah MY, Ferracin M, Pileczki V, Chen B, Redis R, Fabris L, Zhang X, Ivan C, Shimizu M, Rodriguez-Aguayo C, Dragomir M, Van Roosbroeck K, Almeida MI, Ciccone M, Nedelcu D, Cortez MA, Manshouri T, Calin S, Muftuoglu M, Banerjee PP, Badiwi MH, Parker-Thornburg J, Multani A, Welsh JW, Estecio MR, Ling H, Tomuleasa C, Dima D, Yang H, Alvarez H, You MJ, Radovich M, Shpall E, Fabbri M, Rezvani K, Girnita L, Berindan-Neagoe I, Maitra A, Verstovsek S, Fodde R, Bueso-Ramos C, Gagea M, Manero GG, Calin GA. Cancer-associated rs6983267 SNP and its accompanying long noncoding RNA CCAT2 induce myeloid malignancies via unique SNP-specific RNA mutations. Genome Res. 2018 04; 28(4):432-447. PMID: 29567676.
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    13. Cadena A, Cushman TR, Anderson C, Barsoumian HB, Welsh JW, Cortez MA. Radiation and Anti-Cancer Vaccines: A Winning Combination. Vaccines (Basel). 2018 Jan 30; 6(1). PMID: 29385680.
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    14. Vannini I, Wise PM, Challagundla KB, Plousiou M, Raffini M, Bandini E, Fanini F, Paliaga G, Crawford M, Ferracin M, Ivan C, Fabris L, Davuluri RV, Guo Z, Cortez MA, Zhang X, Chen L, Zhang S, Fernandez-Cymering C, Han L, Carloni S, Salvi S, Ling H, Murtadha M, Neviani P, Gitlitz BJ, Laird-Offringa IA, Nana-Sinkam P, Negrini M, Liang H, Amadori D, Cimmino A, Calin GA, Fabbri M. Transcribed ultraconserved region 339 promotes carcinogenesis by modulating tumor suppressor microRNAs. Nat Commun. 2017 11 27; 8(1):1801. PMID: 29180617.
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    15. Cascone T, Xu L, Lin HY, Liu W, Tran HT, Liu Y, Howells K, Haddad V, Hanrahan E, Nilsson MB, Cortez MA, Giri U, Kadara H, Saigal B, Park YY, Peng W, Lee JS, Ryan AJ, Jüergensmeier JM, Herbst RS, Wang J, Langley RR, Wistuba II, Lee JJ, Heymach JV. The HGF/c-MET Pathway Is a Driver and Biomarker of VEGFR-inhibitor Resistance and Vascular Remodeling in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Sep 15; 23(18):5489-5501. PMID: 28559461.
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    16. Schoenhals JE, Seyedin SN, Anderson C, Brooks ED, Li YR, Younes AI, Niknam S, Li A, Barsoumian HB, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. Uncovering the immune tumor microenvironment in non-small cell lung cancer to understand response rates to checkpoint blockade and radiation. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2017 Apr; 6(2):148-158. PMID: 28529897.
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    17. Schoenhals JE, Skrepnik T, Selek U, Cortez MA, Li A, Welsh JW. Optimizing Radiotherapy with Immunotherapeutic Approaches. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 995:53-71. PMID: 28321812.
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    18. Wang X, Schoenhals JE, Li A, Valdecanas DR, Ye H, Zang F, Tang C, Tang M, Liu CG, Liu X, Krishnan S, Allison JP, Sharma P, Hwu P, Komaki R, Overwijk WW, Gomez DR, Chang JY, Hahn SM, Cortez MA, Welsh JW. Suppression of Type I IFN Signaling in Tumors Mediates Resistance to Anti-PD-1 Treatment That Can Be Overcome by Radiotherapy. Cancer Res. 2017 02 15; 77(4):839-850. PMID: 27821490.
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    19. Schoenhals JE, Seyedin SN, Tang C, Cortez MA, Niknam S, Tsouko E, Chang JY, Hahn SM, Welsh JW. Preclinical Rationale and Clinical Considerations for Radiotherapy Plus Immunotherapy: Going Beyond Local Control. Cancer J. 2016 Mar-Apr; 22(2):130-7. PMID: 27111909.
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    20. Cortez MA, Valdecanas D, Niknam S, Peltier HJ, Diao L, Giri U, Komaki R, Calin GA, Gomez DR, Chang JY, Heymach JV, Bader AG, Welsh JW. In Vivo Delivery of miR-34a Sensitizes Lung Tumors to Radiation Through RAD51 Regulation. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2015 Dec 15; 4:e270. PMID: 26670277.
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    21. Cortez MA, Ivan C, Valdecanas D, Wang X, Peltier HJ, Ye Y, Araujo L, Carbone DP, Shilo K, Giri DK, Kelnar K, Martin D, Komaki R, Gomez DR, Krishnan S, Calin GA, Bader AG, Welsh JW. PDL1 Regulation by p53 via miR-34. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Jan; 108(1). PMID: 26577528.
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    22. Seyedin SN, Schoenhals JE, Lee DA, Cortez MA, Wang X, Niknam S, Tang C, Hong DS, Naing A, Sharma P, Allison JP, Chang JY, Gomez DR, Heymach JV, Komaki RU, Cooper LJ, Welsh JW. Strategies for combining immunotherapy with radiation for anticancer therapy. Immunotherapy. 2015; 7(9):967-980. PMID: 26310908.
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    23. Phan LM, Fuentes-Mattei E, Wu W, Velazquez-Torres G, Sircar K, Wood CG, Hai T, Jimenez C, Cote GJ, Ozsari L, Hofmann MC, Zheng S, Verhaak R, Pagliaro L, Cortez MA, Lee MH, Yeung SC, Habra MA. Hepatocyte Growth Factor/cMET Pathway Activation Enhances Cancer Hallmarks in Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Cancer Res. 2015 Oct 01; 75(19):4131-42. PMID: 26282167.
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    24. Skoulidis F, Byers LA, Diao L, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Tong P, Izzo J, Behrens C, Kadara H, Parra ER, Canales JR, Zhang J, Giri U, Gudikote J, Cortez MA, Yang C, Fan Y, Peyton M, Girard L, Coombes KR, Toniatti C, Heffernan TP, Choi M, Frampton GM, Miller V, Weinstein JN, Herbst RS, Wong KK, Zhang J, Sharma P, Mills GB, Hong WK, Minna JD, Allison JP, Futreal A, Wang J, Wistuba II, Heymach JV. Co-occurring genomic alterations define major subsets of KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma with distinct biology, immune profiles, and therapeutic vulnerabilities. Cancer Discov. 2015 Aug; 5(8):860-77. PMID: 26069186.
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    25. Tudor S, Giza DE, Lin HY, Fabris L, Yoshiaki K, D'Abundo L, Toale KM, Shimizu M, Ferracin M, Challagundla KB, Cortez MA, Fuentes-Mattei E, Tulbure D, Gonzalez C, Henderson J, Row M, Rice TW, Ivan C, Negrini M, Fabbri M, Morris JS, Yeung SC, Vasilescu C, Calin GA. Cellular and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus microRNAs in sepsis and surgical trauma. Cell Death Dis. 2014 Dec 04; 5:e1559. PMID: 25476907.
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    26. Chen L, Gibbons DL, Goswami S, Cortez MA, Ahn YH, Byers LA, Zhang X, Yi X, Dwyer D, Lin W, Diao L, Wang J, Roybal J, Patel M, Ungewiss C, Peng D, Antonia S, Mediavilla-Varela M, Robertson G, Suraokar M, Welsh JW, Erez B, Wistuba II, Chen L, Peng D, Wang S, Ullrich SE, Heymach JV, Kurie JM, Qin FX. Metastasis is regulated via microRNA-200/ZEB1 axis control of tumour cell PD-L1 expression and intratumoral immunosuppression. Nat Commun. 2014 Oct 28; 5:5241. PMID: 25348003.
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    27. Welsh JW, Seyedin SN, Cortez MA, Maity A, Hahn SM. Galectin-1 and immune suppression during radiotherapy. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 15; 20(24):6230-2. PMID: 25348514.
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    28. Tang C, Wang X, Soh H, Seyedin S, Cortez MA, Krishnan S, Massarelli E, Hong D, Naing A, Diab A, Gomez D, Ye H, Heymach J, Komaki R, Allison JP, Sharma P, Welsh JW. Combining radiation and immunotherapy: a new systemic therapy for solid tumors? Cancer Immunol Res. 2014 Sep; 2(9):831-8. PMID: 25187273.
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    29. Cortez MA, Valdecanas D, Zhang X, Zhan Y, Bhardwaj V, Calin GA, Komaki R, Giri DK, Quini CC, Wolfe T, Peltier HJ, Bader AG, Heymach JV, Meyn RE, Welsh JW. Therapeutic delivery of miR-200c enhances radiosensitivity in lung cancer. Mol Ther. 2014 Aug; 22(8):1494-1503. PMID: 24791940.
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    30. Ferdin J, Nishida N, Wu X, Nicoloso MS, Shah MY, Devlin C, Ling H, Shimizu M, Kumar K, Cortez MA, Ferracin M, Bi Y, Yang D, Czerniak B, Zhang W, Schmittgen TD, Voorhoeve MP, Reginato MJ, Negrini M, Davuluri RV, Kunej T, Ivan M, Calin GA. HINCUTs in cancer: hypoxia-induced noncoding ultraconserved transcripts. Cell Death Differ. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1675-87. PMID: 24037088.
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    31. Bhardwaj V, Cascone T, Cortez MA, Amini A, Evans J, Komaki RU, Heymach JV, Welsh JW. Modulation of c-Met signaling and cellular sensitivity to radiation: potential implications for therapy. Cancer. 2013 May 15; 119(10):1768-75. PMID: 23423860.
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    32. Bhardwaj V, Zhan Y, Cortez MA, Ang KK, Molkentine D, Munshi A, Raju U, Komaki R, Heymach JV, Welsh J. C-Met inhibitor MK-8003 radiosensitizes c-Met-expressing non-small-cell lung cancer cells with radiation-induced c-Met-expression. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Aug; 7(8):1211-7. PMID: 22617250.
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    33. Cortez MA, Welsh JW, Calin GA. Circulating microRNAs as noninvasive biomarkers in breast cancer. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2012; 195:151-61. PMID: 22527502.
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    34. Valera F, Brassesco MS, Castro-Gamero AM, Cortez MA, Queiroz RG, Tone LG, Anselmo-Lima WT. In vitro effect of glucocorticoids on nasal polyps. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 77(5):605-10. PMID: 22030969.
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    35. Cortez MA, Bueso-Ramos C, Ferdin J, Lopez-Berestein G, Sood AK, Calin GA. MicroRNAs in body fluids--the mix of hormones and biomarkers. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun 07; 8(8):467-77. PMID: 21647195.
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    36. Cortez MA, Nicoloso MS, Shimizu M, Rossi S, Gopisetty G, Molina JR, Carlotti C, Tirapelli D, Neder L, Brassesco MS, Scrideli CA, Tone LG, Georgescu MM, Zhang W, Puduvalli V, Calin GA. miR-29b and miR-125a regulate podoplanin and suppress invasion in glioblastoma. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2010 Nov; 49(11):981-90. PMID: 20665731.
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    37. Mata JF, Silveira VS, Mateo EC, Cortez MA, Queiroz RG, Yunes JA, Lee ML, Toledo SR, Petrilli AS, Brandalise SR, Tone LG, Scrideli CA. Low mRNA expression of the apoptosis-related genes CASP3, CASP8, and FAS is associated with low induction treatment response in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Jul 15; 55(1):100-7. PMID: 20232432.
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    38. Brassesco MS, Cortez MA, Valera ET, Engel EE, Nogueira-Barbosa MH, Becker AP, Tone LG. Cytogenetic heterogeneity in biphasic synovial sarcoma associated with telomere instability. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2010 Feb; 197(1):86-90. PMID: 20113844.
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    39. Cortez MA, Ivan C, Zhou P, Wu X, Ivan M, Calin GA. microRNAs in cancer: from bench to bedside. Adv Cancer Res. 2010; 108:113-57. PMID: 21034967.
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    40. Cortez MA, Scrideli CA, Yunes JA, Valera ET, Toledo SR, Pavoni-Ferreira PC, Lee ML, Petrilli AS, Brandalise SR, Tone LG. mRNA expression profile of multidrug resistance genes in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Low expression levels associated with a higher risk of toxic death. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Dec; 53(6):996-1004. PMID: 19672972.
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    41. Bhattacharya R, Nicoloso M, Arvizo R, Wang E, Cortez A, Rossi S, Calin GA, Mukherjee P. MiR-15a and MiR-16 control Bmi-1 expression in ovarian cancer. Cancer Res. 2009 Dec 01; 69(23):9090-5. PMID: 19903841.
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    42. Cortez MA, Calin GA. MicroRNA identification in plasma and serum: a new tool to diagnose and monitor diseases. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2009 Jun; 9(6):703-711. PMID: 19426115.
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    43. Lucio-Eterovic AK, Cortez MA, Valera ET, Motta FJ, Queiroz RG, Machado HR, Carlotti CG, Neder L, Scrideli CA, Tone LG. Differential expression of 12 histone deacetylase (HDAC) genes in astrocytomas and normal brain tissue: class II and IV are hypoexpressed in glioblastomas. BMC Cancer. 2008 Aug 19; 8:243. PMID: 18713462.
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    44. Scrideli CA, Carlotti CG, Okamoto OK, Andrade VS, Cortez MA, Motta FJ, Lucio-Eterovic AK, Neder L, Rosemberg S, Oba-Shinjo SM, Marie SK, Tone LG. Gene expression profile analysis of primary glioblastomas and non-neoplastic brain tissue: identification of potential target genes by oligonucleotide microarray and real-time quantitative PCR. J Neurooncol. 2008 Jul; 88(3):281-91. PMID: 18398573.
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    45. Preclinical rationale and clinical considerations for radiotherapy plus immunotherapy going beyond local control. Cancer Journal (United States). 22:130-137.
    46. In vivo delivery of miR-34a sensitizes lung tumors to radiation through RAD51 regulation. Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids. 4.
    47. Strategies for combining immunotherapy with radiation for anticancer therapy. Immunotherapy. 7:967-980.
    48. Co-occurring genomic alterations define major subsets of KRAS-mutant lung adenocarcinoma with distinct biology, immune profiles, and therapeutic vulnerabilities. Cancer Discovery. 5:861-878.
    49. Hepatocyte Growth Factor/cMET Pathway Activation Enhances Cancer Hallmarks in Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Cancer Research. 75:4131-4142.
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