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MEHMET OKCU

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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
DivisionPediatrics-Oncology
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    U01HG006485     (PLON, SHARON E.)Dec 5, 2011 - Nov 30, 2016
    NIH/NHGRI
    Evaluating utility and improving implementation of genomic sequencing for pediatric cancer patients in the diverse population and healthcare settings of Texas: The KidsCanSeq Study
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01CA187202     (KAHALLEY, LISA SCHUM)Aug 18, 2014 - Jul 31, 2020
    NIH/NCI
    Cognitive Change after Proton RT vs. Photon or Surgery for Pediatric Brain Tumor
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01CA221197     (KAHALLEY, LISA SCHUM)Jun 16, 2017 - Nov 30, 2022
    NIH/NCI
    White Matter Toxicity and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients Treated with Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Kahalley LS, Peterson R, Ris MD, Janzen L, Okcu MF, Grosshans DR, Ramaswamy V, Paulino AC, Hodgson D, Mahajan A, Tsang DS, Laperriere N, Whitehead WE, Dauser RC, Taylor MD, Bouffet E, Chintagumpala M, Mabbott D. Reply to S.A. Milgrom et al. J Clin Oncol. 2020 May 06; JCO2000344. PMID: 32374644.
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    2. Heitzer AM, Raghubar K, Ris MD, Minard CG, Gragert MN, Stancel HH, Orobio J, Xue J, Whitehead W, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Kahalley LS. Neuropsychological functioning following surgery for pediatric low-grade glioma: a prospective longitudinal study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Dec 06; 1-9. PMID: 31812134.
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    3. Heitzer AM, Villagran AM, Raghubar K, Brown AL, Camet ML, Ris MD, Hanning JH, Okcu MF, Paulino AC, Chintagumpala M, Kahalley LS. Effect of sensorineural hearing loss on neurocognitive and adaptive functioning in survivors of pediatric embryonal brain tumor. J Neurooncol. 2020 Jan; 146(1):147-156. PMID: 31782051.
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    4. Kahalley LS, Peterson R, Ris MD, Janzen L, Okcu MF, Grosshans DR, Ramaswamy V, Paulino AC, Hodgson D, Mahajan A, Tsang DS, Laperriere N, Whitehead WE, Dauser RC, Taylor MD, Conklin HM, Chintagumpala M, Bouffet E, Mabbott D. Superior Intellectual Outcomes After Proton Radiotherapy Compared With Photon Radiotherapy for Pediatric Medulloblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2020 Feb 10; 38(5):454-461. PMID: 31774710.
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    5. Roth AK, Ris MD, Orobio J, Xue J, Mahajan A, Paulino AC, Grosshans D, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Kahalley LS. Cognitive mediators of adaptive functioning outcomes in survivors of pediatric brain tumors treated with proton radiotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 02; 67(2):e28064. PMID: 31736188.
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    6. Buszek SM, Ludmir EB, Grosshans DR, McAleer MF, McGovern SL, Harrison DJ, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala MM, Mahajan A, Paulino AC. Patterns of failure and toxicity profile following proton beam therapy for pediatric bladder and prostate rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 11; 66(11):e27952. PMID: 31397065.
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    7. Treviño M, Breitmeyer BG, Ris MD, Fletcher JM, Kamdar K, Okcu MF, Parke EM, Raghubar KP. Interactions between visual working memory and visual attention among survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and their healthy peers. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2019 11; 41(9):974-986. PMID: 31327287.
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    8. Raghubar KP, Orobio J, Ris MD, Heitzer AM, Roth A, Brown AL, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Grosshans DR, Paulino AC, Mahajan A, Kahalley LS. Adaptive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors: An examination of ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 09; 66(9):e27800. PMID: 31134755.
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    9. Ludmir EB, Grosshans DR, McAleer MF, McGovern SL, Harrison DJ, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala MM, Mahajan A, Paulino AC. Patterns of failure following proton beam therapy for head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma. Radiother Oncol. 2019 05; 134:143-150. PMID: 31005208.
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    10. Arroyo VM, Lupo PJ, Scheurer ME, Rednam SP, Murray J, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala MM, Brown AL. Pilot study of DNA methylation-derived neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and survival in pediatric medulloblastoma. Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 04; 59:71-74. PMID: 30703618.
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    11. Bielamowicz K, Okcu MF, Sonabend R, Paulino AC, Hilsenbeck SG, Dreyer Z, Suzawa H, Bryant R, Adesina A, Dauser R, Mahajan A, Chintagumpala M. Hypothyroidism after craniospinal irradiation with proton or photon therapy in patients with medulloblastoma. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 May; 35(4):257-267. PMID: 30537887.
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    12. Lupo PJ, Brown AL, Arroyo VM, Kamdar KY, Belmont JW, Scheurer ME, Leisenring WM, Gramatges MM, Okcu MF, Yasui Y, Oeffinger KC, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Bhatia S. DNA methylation and obesity in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2019 01; 58(1):52-59. PMID: 30382603.
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    13. Kizilocak H, Okcu F. Late Effects of Therapy in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors Turk J Haematol. 2019 02 07; 36(1):1-11. PMID: 30398158.
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    14. Ludmir EB, Paulino AC, Grosshans DR, McAleer MF, McGovern SL, Huh WW, Okcu MF, Harrell LM, Mahajan A. Regional Nodal Control for Head and Neck Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 05 01; 101(1):169-176. PMID: 29477293.
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    15. Flores RJ, Harrison DJ, Federman NC, Furman WL, Huh WW, Broaddus EG, Okcu MF, Venkatramani R. Alveolar soft part sarcoma in children and young adults: A report of 69 cases. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 05; 65(5):e26953. PMID: 29350467.
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    16. Mohan AC, Venkatramani R, Okcu MF, Nuchtern JG, Vasudevan SA, Mahajan A, Rainusso NC, Allen-Rhoades W, Chintagumpala M, Paulino AC. Local therapy to distant metastatic sites in stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Feb; 65(2). PMID: 29049857.
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    17. Brown AL, Foster KL, Lupo PJ, Peckham-Gregory EC, Murray JC, Okcu MF, Lau CC, Rednam SP, Chintagumpala M, Scheurer ME. DNA methylation of a novel PAK4 locus influences ototoxicity susceptibility following cisplatin and radiation therapy for pediatric embryonal tumors. Neuro Oncol. 2017 Oct 01; 19(10):1372-1379. PMID: 28444219.
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    18. AbdelBaki MS, Waguespack SG, Salceda V, Jones J, Stapleton SL, Baskin DS, Okcu MF. Significant response of pituitary carcinoma to carboplatin, leucovorin and fluorouracil chemotherapy: a pediatric case report and review of the literature. J Neurooncol. 2017 Oct; 135(1):213-215. PMID: 28667593.
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    19. Antonini TN, Ris MD, Grosshans DR, Mahajan A, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Paulino A, Child AE, Orobio J, Stancel HH, Kahalley LS. Attention, processing speed, and executive functioning in pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with proton beam radiation therapy. Radiother Oncol. 2017 07; 124(1):89-97. PMID: 28655455.
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    20. May L, Schwartz DD, Frugé E, Laufman L, Holm S, Kamdar K, Harris L, Brackett J, Unal S, Tanyildiz G, Bryant R, Suzawa H, Dreyer Z, Okcu MF. Predictors of Suboptimal Follow-up in Pediatric Cancer Survivors. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 04; 39(3):e143-e149. PMID: 27984354.
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    21. Sato M, Gunther JR, Mahajan A, Jo E, Paulino AC, Adesina AM, Jones JY, Ketonen LM, Su JM, Okcu MF, Khatua S, Dauser RC, Whitehead WE, Weinberg J, Chintagumpala MM. Progression-free survival of children with localized ependymoma treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy or proton-beam radiation therapy. Cancer. 2017 Jul 01; 123(13):2570-2578. PMID: 28267208.
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    22. Wu H, Chintagumpala M, Hicks J, Nuchtern JG, Okcu MF, Venkatramani R. Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Appendix in Children. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 03; 39(2):97-102. PMID: 27306228.
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    23. Chen AC, Okcu MF, Dreyer ZE, Kamdar KY, Sonabend RY, Suzawa HS, Jo E, Paulino AC. Comparison of height and weight after 12 vs. 18 Gy cranial radiation therapy in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2017 Apr-Jun; 2(2):228-234. PMID: 28740936.
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    24. Singh SK, Lupo PJ, Scheurer ME, Saxena A, Kennedy AE, Ibrahimou B, Barbieri MA, Mills KI, McCauley JL, Okcu MF, Dorak MT. A childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia genome-wide association study identifies novel sex-specific risk variants. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov; 95(46):e5300. PMID: 27861356.
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    25. Indelicato DJ, Merchant T, Laperriere N, Lassen Y, Vennarini S, Wolden S, Hartsell W, Pankuch M, Brandal P, Law CK, Taylor R, Laskar S, Okcu MF, Bouffet E, Mandeville H, Björk-Eriksson T, Nilsson K, Nyström H, Constine LS, Story M, Timmermann B, Roberts K, Kortmann RD. Consensus Report From the Stockholm Pediatric Proton Therapy Conference. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 10 01; 96(2):387-392. PMID: 27598806.
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    26. Greenfield BJ, Jaramillo S, Abboud M, Mahajan A, Paulino AC, McGovern S, McAleer MF, Chintagumpala M, Okcu MF, Khatua S, Su J, Grosshans DR. Outcomes for pediatric patients with central nervous system germ cell tumors treated with proton therapy. Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2016 Dec; 1:9-14. PMID: 29657988.
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    27. Banfield E, Brown AL, Peckham EC, Rednam SP, Murray J, Okcu MF, Mitchell LE, Chintagumpala MM, Lau CC, Scheurer ME, Lupo PJ. Exploratory analysis of ERCC2 DNA methylation in survival among pediatric medulloblastoma patients. Cancer Epidemiol. 2016 10; 44:161-166. PMID: 27607585.
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    28. Brown AL, Lupo PJ, Danysh HE, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME, Kamdar KY. Prevalence and Predictors of Overweight and Obesity Among a Multiethnic Population of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Assessment. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2016 08; 38(6):429-36. PMID: 26989911.
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    29. Sankaran H, Danysh HE, Scheurer ME, Okcu MF, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Spector LG, Erhardt EB, Grufferman S, Lupo PJ. The Role of Childhood Infections and Immunizations on Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 09; 63(9):1557-62. PMID: 27198935.
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    30. Kahalley LS, Ris MD, Grosshans DR, Okcu MF, Paulino AC, Chintagumpala M, Moore BD, Guffey D, Minard CG, Stancel HH, Mahajan A. Comparing Intelligence Quotient Change After Treatment With Proton Versus Photon Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 01; 34(10):1043-9. PMID: 26811522.
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    31. Pignatelli RH, Ghazi P, Chandra-Bose Reddy S, Thompson P, Cui Q, Castro J, Okcu MF, Jefferies JL. Erratum to: Abnormal Myocardial Strain Indices in Children Receiving Anthracycline Chemotherapy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 36(8):1617. PMID: 26315498.
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    32. Brown AL, Lupo PJ, Okcu MF, Lau CC, Rednam S, Scheurer ME. SOD2 genetic variant associated with treatment-related ototoxicity in cisplatin-treated pediatric medulloblastoma. Cancer Med. 2015 Nov; 4(11):1679-86. PMID: 26400460.
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    33. Lin JL, Guillerman RP, Russell HV, Lupo PJ, Nicholls L, Okcu MF. Does Routine Imaging of Patients for Progression or Relapse Improve Survival in Rhabdomyosarcoma? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Feb; 63(2):202-5. PMID: 26376023.
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    34. Barahmani N, Dorak MT, Forman MR, Sprehe MR, Scheurer ME, Bondy ML, Okcu MF, Lupo PJ. Evaluating the Role of Birth Weight and Gestational Age on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Risk Among Those of Hispanic Ethnicity. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015; 32(6):382-9. PMID: 26237584.
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    35. Techavichit P, Hicks MJ, López-Terrada DH, Quintanilla NM, Guillerman RP, Sarabia SF, Sayeed H, Nuchtern JG, Paulino AC, Muscal JA, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in Children: A Single Institutional Experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jan; 63(1):27-31. PMID: 26221861.
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    36. Beaty RS, Bernhardt MB, Berger AH, Hesselgrave JE, Russell HV, Okcu MF. Inpatient versus outpatient vincristine, dactinomycin, and cyclophosphamide for pediatric cancers: Quality and cost implications. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov; 62(11):1925-8. PMID: 26152314.
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    37. Kennedy AE, Kamdar KY, Lupo PJ, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME, Dorak MT. Birth Characteristics and Childhood Leukemia Risk: Correlations With Genetic Markers. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Jul; 37(5):e301-7. PMID: 25955080.
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    38. Pignatelli RH, Ghazi P, Reddy SC, Thompson P, Cui Q, Castro J, Okcu MF, Jefferies JL. Abnormal Myocardial Strain Indices in Children Receiving Anthracycline Chemotherapy. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 36(8):1610-6. PMID: 26049414.
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    39. Gunther JR, Sato M, Chintagumpala M, Ketonen L, Jones JY, Allen PK, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Su JM, Weinberg J, Boehling NS, Khatua S, Adesina A, Dauser R, Whitehead WE, Mahajan A. Imaging Changes in Pediatric Intracranial Ependymoma Patients Treated With Proton Beam Radiation Therapy Compared to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Sep 01; 93(1):54-63. PMID: 26279024.
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    40. Greenfield BJ, Okcu MF, Baxter PA, Chintagumpala M, Teh BS, Dauser RC, Su J, Desai SS, Paulino AC. Long-term disease control and toxicity outcomes following surgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in pediatric craniopharyngioma. Radiother Oncol. 2015 Feb; 114(2):224-9. PMID: 25542650.
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    41. Peters TL, Kumar V, Polikepahad S, Lin FY, Sarabia SF, Liang Y, Wang WL, Lazar AJ, Doddapaneni H, Chao H, Muzny DM, Wheeler DA, Okcu MF, Plon SE, Hicks MJ, López-Terrada D, Parsons DW, Roy A. BCOR-CCNB3 fusions are frequent in undifferentiated sarcomas of male children. Mod Pathol. 2015 Apr; 28(4):575-86. PMID: 25360585.
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    42. McGovern SL, Okcu MF, Munsell MF, Kumbalasseriyil N, Grosshans DR, McAleer MF, Chintagumpala M, Khatua S, Mahajan A. Outcomes and acute toxicities of proton therapy for pediatric atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor of the central nervous system. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Dec 01; 90(5):1143-52. PMID: 25311260.
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    43. Russell HV, Okcu MF, Kamdar K, Shah MD, Kim E, Swint JM, Chan W, Du XL, Franzini L, Ho V. Algorithm for analysis of administrative pediatric cancer hospitalization data according to indication for admission. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Oct 01; 14:88. PMID: 25274165.
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    44. Bishop AJ, Greenfield B, Mahajan A, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Allen PK, Chintagumpala M, Kahalley LS, McAleer MF, McGovern SL, Whitehead WE, Grosshans DR. Proton beam therapy versus conformal photon radiation therapy for childhood craniopharyngioma: multi-institutional analysis of outcomes, cyst dynamics, and toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Oct 01; 90(2):354-61. PMID: 25052561.
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    45. Kennedy AE, Kamdar KY, Lupo PJ, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME, Baum MK, Dorak MT. Examination of HFE associations with childhood leukemia risk and extension to other iron regulatory genes. Leuk Res. 2014 Sep; 38(9):1055-60. PMID: 25085015.
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    46. Kennedy AE, Kamdar KY, Lupo PJ, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME, Dorak MT. Genetic markers in a multi-ethnic sample for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk. Leuk Lymphoma. 2015 Jan; 56(1):169-74. PMID: 24707947.
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    47. Lupo PJ, Danysh HE, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Spector LG, Zhou R, Okcu MF, Papworth K, Erhardt EB, Grufferman S. Maternal and birth characteristics and childhood rhabdomyosarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Jul; 25(7):905-13. PMID: 24831857.
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    48. Russell H, Swint JM, Lal L, Meza J, Walterhouse D, Hawkins DS, Okcu MF. Cost minimization analysis of two treatment regimens for low-risk rhabdomyosarcoma in children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jun; 61(6):970-6. PMID: 24453105.
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    49. Gramatges MM, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Okcu MF, Neglia JP, Strong LC, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Bhatia S. Telomere content and risk of second malignant neoplasm in survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Feb 15; 20(4):904-11. PMID: 24277454.
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    50. Schraw JM, Dong YQ, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME, Forman MR. Do longer formula feeding and later introduction of solids increase risk for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia? Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Jan; 25(1):73-80. PMID: 24154567.
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    51. Paulino AC, Mazloom A, Terashima K, Su J, Adesina AM, Okcu MF, Teh BS, Chintagumpala M. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in pediatric low-grade glioma. Cancer. 2013 Jul 15; 119(14):2654-9. PMID: 23633429.
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    52. Terashima K, Chow K, Jones J, Ahern C, Jo E, Ellezam B, Paulino AC, Okcu MF, Su J, Adesina A, Mahajan A, Dauser R, Whitehead W, Lau C, Chintagumpala M. Long-term outcome of centrally located low-grade glioma in children. Cancer. 2013 Jul 15; 119(14):2630-8. PMID: 23625612.
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    53. Nousome D, Lupo PJ, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME. Maternal and offspring xenobiotic metabolism haplotypes and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Res. 2013 May; 37(5):531-5. PMID: 23433810.
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    54. Rednam S, Scheurer ME, Adesina A, Lau CC, Okcu MF. Glutathione S-transferase P1 single nucleotide polymorphism predicts permanent ototoxicity in children with medulloblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Apr; 60(4):593-8. PMID: 23065688.
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    55. Lupo PJ, Nousome D, Okcu MF, Chintagumpala M, Scheurer ME. Maternal variation in EPHX1, a xenobiotic metabolism gene, is associated with childhood medulloblastoma: an exploratory case-parent triad study. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Nov; 29(8):679-85. PMID: 22994552.
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    56. Lupo PJ, Nousome D, Kamdar KY, Okcu MF, Scheurer ME. A case-parent triad assessment of folate metabolic genes and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Nov; 23(11):1797-803. PMID: 22941668.
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    57. Hoffman L, Okcu MF, Dreyer ZE, Suzawa H, Bryant R, Middleman AB. Human papillomavirus vaccination in female pediatric cancer survivors. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Oct; 25(5):305-7. PMID: 22831900.
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    58. Brackett J, Krull KR, Scheurer ME, Liu W, Srivastava DK, Stovall M, Merchant TE, Packer RJ, Robison LL, Okcu MF. Antioxidant enzyme polymorphisms and neuropsychological outcomes in medulloblastoma survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Aug; 14(8):1018-25. PMID: 22661588.
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    59. Lupo PJ, Lee LJ, Okcu MF, Bondy ML, Scheurer ME. An exploratory case-only analysis of gene-hazardous air pollutant interactions and the risk of childhood medulloblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Oct; 59(4):605-10. PMID: 22389292.
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    60. McGuire AL, Oliver JM, Slashinski MJ, Graves JL, Wang T, Kelly PA, Fisher W, Lau CC, Goss J, Okcu M, Treadwell-Deering D, Goldman AM, Noebels JL, Hilsenbeck SG. To share or not to share: a randomized trial of consent for data sharing in genome research. Genet Med. 2011 Nov; 13(11):948-55. PMID: 21785360.
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    61. Kamdar KY, Krull KR, El-Zein RA, Brouwers P, Potter BS, Harris LL, Holm S, Dreyer Z, Scaglia F, Etzel CJ, Bondy M, Okcu MF. Folate pathway polymorphisms predict deficits in attention and processing speed after childhood leukemia therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Sep; 57(3):454-60. PMID: 21618410.
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    62. Yan J, Yin M, Dreyer ZE, Scheurer ME, Kamdar K, Wei Q, Okcu MF. A meta-analysis of MTHFR C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Apr; 58(4):513-8. PMID: 21495160.
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    63. Huh WW, Yuen C, Munsell M, Hayes-Jordan A, Lazar AJ, Patel S, Wang WL, Barahmani N, Okcu MF, Hicks J, Debelenko L, Spunt SL. Liposarcoma in children and young adults: a multi-institutional experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Dec 15; 57(7):1142-6. PMID: 21394894.
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    64. Pagaoa MA, Okcu MF, Bondy ML, Scheurer ME. Associations between vaccination and childhood cancers in Texas regions. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun; 158(6):996-1002. PMID: 21227448.
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    65. Paulino AC, Mazloom A, Teh BS, South M, Okcu MF, Su J, Butler EB, Chintagumpala M. Local control after craniospinal irradiation, intensity-modulated radiotherapy boost, and chemotherapy in childhood medulloblastoma. Cancer. 2011 Feb 01; 117(3):635-41. PMID: 20845476.
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    66. Paulino AC, Jhaveri P, Dreyer Z, Teh BS, Okcu MF. Height impairment after lower dose cranial irradiation in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Feb; 56(2):279-81. PMID: 20830778.
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    67. Li Y, Flores R, Yu A, Okcu MF, Murray J, Chintagumpala M, Hicks J, Lau CC, Man TK. Elevated expression of CXC chemokines in pediatric osteosarcoma patients. Cancer. 2011 Jan 01; 117(1):207-17. PMID: 20806347.
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    68. Shang X, Vasudevan SA, Yu Y, Ge N, Ludwig AD, Wesson CL, Wang K, Burlingame SM, Zhao YJ, Rao PH, Lu X, Russell HV, Okcu MF, Hicks MJ, Shohet JM, Donehower LA, Nuchtern JG, Yang J. Dual-specificity phosphatase 26 is a novel p53 phosphatase and inhibits p53 tumor suppressor functions in human neuroblastoma. Oncogene. 2010 Sep 02; 29(35):4938-46. PMID: 20562916.
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    69. Kilburn L, Okcu MF, Wang T, Cao Y, Renfro-Spelman A, Aldape KD, Gilbert MR, Bondy M. Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms are associated with survival in anaplastic glioma patients. Cancer. 2010 May 01; 116(9):2242-9. PMID: 20187096.
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    70. Paulino AC, Lobo M, Teh BS, Okcu MF, South M, Butler EB, Su J, Chintagumpala M. Ototoxicity after intensity-modulated radiation therapy and cisplatin-based chemotherapy in children with medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Dec 01; 78(5):1445-50. PMID: 20231075.
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    71. Sprehe MR, Barahmani N, Cao Y, Wang T, Forman MR, Bondy M, Okcu MF. Comparison of birth weight corrected for gestational age and birth weight alone in prediction of development of childhood leukemia and central nervous system tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Feb; 54(2):242-9. PMID: 19813253.
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    72. McKibbin T, Panetta JC, Fouladi M, Gajjar A, Bai F, Okcu MF, Stewart CF. Clinical pharmacokinetics of amifostine and WR1065 in pediatric patients with medulloblastoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2010 Feb 01; 16(3):1049-57. PMID: 20103669.
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    73. Armstrong TS, Cao Y, Scheurer ME, Vera-Bolaños E, Manning R, Okcu MF, Bondy M, Zhou R, Gilbert MR. Risk analysis of severe myelotoxicity with temozolomide: the effects of clinical and genetic factors. Neuro Oncol. 2009 Dec; 11(6):825-32. PMID: 19179423.
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    74. Jain N, Brouwers P, Okcu MF, Cirino PT, Krull KR. Sex-specific attention problems in long-term survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer. 2009 Sep 15; 115(18):4238-45. PMID: 19536898.
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    75. Shang X, Burlingame SM, Okcu MF, Ge N, Russell HV, Egler RA, David RD, Vasudevan SA, Yang J, Nuchtern JG. Aurora A is a negative prognostic factor and a new therapeutic target in human neuroblastoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2009 Aug; 8(8):2461-9. PMID: 19671766.
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    76. Chamoun RB, Whitehead WE, Dauser RC, Luerssen TG, Okcu MF, Adesina AM, Jea A. Primary disseminated intradural malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the spine in a child: case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2009; 45(3):230-6. PMID: 19521138.
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    77. Sonabend RY, McKay SV, Okcu MF, Yan J, Haymond MW, Margolin JF. Hyperglycemia during induction therapy is associated with poorer survival in children with acute lymphocytic leukemia. J Pediatr. 2009 Jul; 155(1):73-8. PMID: 19394046.
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    78. Barahmani N, Carpentieri S, Li XN, Wang T, Cao Y, Howe L, Kilburn L, Chintagumpala M, Lau C, Okcu MF. Glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 polymorphisms may predict adverse effects after therapy in children with medulloblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2009 Jun; 11(3):292-300. PMID: 18952980.
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    79. Krull KR, Okcu MF, Potter B, Jain N, Dreyer Z, Kamdar K, Brouwers P. Screening for neurocognitive impairment in pediatric cancer long-term survivors. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Sep 01; 26(25):4138-43. PMID: 18757327.
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