University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Laura Fejerman, PhD

Laura Fejerman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Education

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Licentiate 03/1992-12/1997 Anthropology
University of Oxford, England M.Sc. 09/1998-08/1999 Human Biology
University of Oxford, England Ph.D. 09/1999-10/2005 Biological Anthropology
University of California San Francisco Postdoctoral 11/2006-1/2011 Genetic Epidemiology
University of California San Francisco Certificate 09/2011-05/2012 Clinical Research


Professional Experience

  • 2006-2011
    University of California San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Medicine
  • 2011-present
    University of California San Francisco, Assistant Professor, Dept. Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 1997 Licentiate Honor Diploma, University of Buenos Aires
  • 1999 M.Sc. in Human Biology Distinction Award, University of Oxford
  • 2007 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF
  • 2009 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF
  • 2011 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF
  • 2011 BIRCWH K12 Program Award, University of California San Francisco
  • 2011 K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award, National Cancer Institute (NIH)
  • 2013 California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) IDEA Award
  • 2014 Best Early Detection & Prevention Poster, Breast Oncology Program Retreat, UCSF

Selected Publications

  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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  6. Santiago-Torres M, De Dieu Tapsoba J, Kratz M, Lampe JW, Breymeyer KL, Levy L, Song X, Villaseñor A, Wang CY, Fejerman L, Neuhouser ML, Carlson CS. Genetic ancestry in relation to the metabolic response to a US versus traditional Mexican diet: a randomized crossover feeding trial among women of Mexican descent. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Mar; 71(3):395-401.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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.
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  9. Fejerman L, Sanchez SS, Thomas R, Tachachartvanich P, Riby J, Gomez SL, John EM, Smith MT. Association of lifestyle and demographic factors with estrogenic and glucocorticogenic activity in Mexican American women. Carcinogenesis. 2016 09; 37(9):904-911.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
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  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, 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.
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  14. 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.
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  15. 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.
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  16. 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.
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  17. 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.
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  18. 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.
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  19. 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.
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  20. 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.
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