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Beatrice Knudsen

Director, Translational Pathology

Medical Director, Cedars-Sinai Biobank

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Beatrice Knudsen

Director, Translational Pathology

Medical Director, Cedars-Sinai Biobank

Beatrice Knudsen, MD, PhD, embraces multidisciplinary research and has contributed her knowledge of pathology and oncogenic kinases to collaborative projects with the most talented basic scientists, epidemiologists and biostatisticians at Cedars-Sinai, and previously at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is the director of the Cedars-Sinai Division of Translational Pathology. Knudsen oversaw the creation of state-of-the-art Cedars-Sinai Biobank and molecular pathology core. The new biobank is a roughly 7,000-square-foot facility on the first floor of the Steven Spielberg Building. The facility can fulfill Cedars-Sinai's dual missions of serving science and the community.

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  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College, 1989
  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Oncology's Genitourinary Oncology, 2015
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Creativity Award, 2011
  • American Association of Cancer Research, 2003
  • Society of Basic Urologic Research, 2002
  • American Society of Investigative Pathology, 2001

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Hahn NM, Knudsen BS, Daneshmand S, Koch MO, Bihrle R, Foster RS, Gardner TA, Cheng L, Liu Z, et al. Neoadjuvant dasatinib for muscle-invasive bladder cancer with tissue analysis of biologic activity. Urol Oncol. 2016 Jan;34(1):4.e11-17.
  • Gertych A, Mohan S, Maclary S, Mohanty S, Wawrowsky K, Mirocha J, Balzer B, Knudsen BS. Effects of tissue decalcification on the quantification of breast cancer biomarkers by digital image analysis. Diagn Pathol. 2014 Nov 25;9:213.
  • Morley S, Hager MH, Pollan SG, Knudsen B, Di Vizio D, Freeman MR. Trading in your spindles for blebs: the amoeboid tumor cell phenotype in prostate cancer. Asian J Androl. 2014 Jul-Aug;16(4):530-535.
  • Akfirat C, Zhang X, Ventura A, Berel D, Colangelo ME, Miranti CK, Krajewska M, Reed JC, Higano CS, True LD, Vessella RL, Morrissey C, Knudsen BS. Tumour cell survival mechanisms in lethal metastatic prostate cancer differ between bone and soft tissue metastases. J Pathol. 2013 Jul;230(3):291-297.
  • FitzGerald LM, Zhang X, Kolb S, Kwon EM, Liew YC, Hurtado-Coll A, Knudsen BS, Ostrander EA, Stanford JL. Investigation of the relationship between prostate cancer and MSMB and NCOA4 genetic variants and protein expression. Hum Mutat. 2013 Jan;34(1):149-156.

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