Laura J. van 't Veer, PhD

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Laura J. van 't Veer, PhD

Leader, Breast Oncology Program, and Associate Director, Applied Genomics, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

vantveerl@cc.ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-6023
Box 0808, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0808

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Education

University of Amersterdam, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, B.Sc and M.Sc, 1976-1984, Biology, Molecular Oncology
University of Leiden, Leiden University Medical Center, Dept. of Clinical Oncology, PhD, 1984-1989, Oncogene Activation and Tumorigenesis


Professional Experience

  • 1993-present
    Molecular Biologist, Clinical Molecular Geneticist, Group Leader Molecular Pathology, Dept. of Pathology and Division of Experimental Therapy, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 1995-2005
    Head DNA-diagnostic Laboratory of the Family Cancer Clinic, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 1997-2003
    Head Family Cancer Clinic, The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 2002-2010
    Honorary staff member, Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
  • 2004-2007
    Chief Operating Officer, Agendia BV, Amsterdam (part-time)
  • 2007
    Chief Research Officer, Agendia BV, Amsterdam (part-time)
  • 2007-2010
    Head Division Diagnostic Oncology (ad interim; includes Dept's Pathology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Family Cancer Clinic), The Netherlands Cancer Institute
  • 2008-2009
    Sabbatical Leave (1 yr), UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories - Life Sciences, San Francisco/Berkeley, USA
  • 2010-present
    Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2011-present
    Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 2005
    IARC Medal of Honor, Lyon, France
  • 2006
    Van der Scheuren award lecture for European Breast Cancer Research, EBCC5
  • 2007
    ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award for Translational Research in Breast Cancer
  • 2007, 2008
    Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF-Pink Ribbon US) grant award
  • 2009
    First Annual Harry and Edith Gladstein Award, Indiana University, School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Lang JE, Scott JH, Wolf DM, Novak P, Punj V, Magbanua MJ, Zhu W, Mineyev N, Haqq CM, Crothers JR, Esserman LJ, Tripathy D, van 't Veer L, Park JW. Expression profiling of circulating tumor cells in metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jan; 149(1):121-31.
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  2. Drukker CA, Elias SG, Nijenhuis MV, Wesseling J, Bartelink H, Elkhuizen P, Fowble B, Whitworth PW, Patel RR, de Snoo FA, van 't Veer LJ, Beitsch PD, Rutgers EJ. Gene expression profiling to predict the risk of locoregional recurrence in breast cancer: a pooled analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Dec; 148(3):599-613.
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  3. Sawyers CL, van 't Veer LJ. Reliable and effective diagnostics are keys to accelerating personalized cancer medicine and transforming cancer care: a policy statement from the american association for cancer research. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Oct 1; 20(19):4978-81.
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  4. Curl P, Vujic I, van 't Veer LJ, Ortiz-Urda S, Kahn JG. Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment Strategies for BRAF-Mutated Metastatic Melanoma. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e107255.
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  5. Li J, Lindström LS, Foo JN, Rafiq S, Schmidt MK, Pharoah PD, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Van 't Veer LJ, Cornelissen S, Rutgers E, Southey MC, Apicella C, Dite GS, Hopper JL, Fasching PA, Haeberle L, Ekici AB, Beckmann MW, Blomqvist C, Muranen TA, Aittomäki K, Lindblom A, Margolin S, Mannermaa A, Kosma VM, Hartikainen JM, Kataja V, Chenevix-Trench G. 2q36.3 is associated with prognosis for oestrogen receptor-negative breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. Nat Commun. 2014; 5:4051.
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  6. Wolf DM, Lenburg ME, Yau C, Boudreau A, van 't Veer LJ. Gene co-expression modules as clinically relevant hallmarks of breast cancer diversity. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e88309.
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  7. Sapino A, Roepman P, Linn SC, Snel MH, Delahaye LJ, van den Akker J, Glas AM, Simon IM, Barth N, de Snoo FA, van 't Veer LJ, Molinaro L, Berns EM, Wesseling J, Riley LB, Anderson D, Nguyen B, Cox CE. MammaPrint molecular diagnostics on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. J Mol Diagn. 2014 Mar; 16(2):190-7.
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  8. Meyer KB, O'Reilly M, Michailidou K, Carlebur S, Edwards SL, French JD, Prathalingham R, Dennis J, Bolla MK, Wang Q, de Santiago I, Hopper JL, Tsimiklis H, Apicella C, Southey MC, Schmidt MK, Broeks A, Van 't Veer LJ, Hogervorst FB, Muir K, Lophatananon A, Stewart-Brown S, Siriwanarangsan P, Fasching PA, Lux MP, Ekici AB, Beckmann MW, Peto J, Dos Santos Silva I, Fletcher O, Johnson N, Sawyer EJ, Tomlinson I, Kerin MJ, Miller N, Marme F, Schneeweiss A, Sohn C, Burwinkel B, Guénel P, Truong T, Laurent-Puig P, Menegaux F, Bojesen SE, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Flyger H, Milne RL, Zamora MP, Arias JI, Benitez J, Neuhausen S, Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Dur CC, Brenner H, Müller H, Arndt V, Stegmaier C, Meindl A, Schmutzler RK, Engel C, Ditsch N, Brauch H, Brüning T, Ko YD. Fine-scale mapping of the FGFR2 breast cancer risk locus: putative functional variants differentially bind FOXA1 and E2F1. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Dec 5; 93(6):1046-60.
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  9. Timmerman LA, Holton T, Yuneva M, Louie RJ, Padró M, Daemen A, Hu M, Chan DA, Ethier SP, van 't Veer LJ, Polyak K, McCormick F, Gray JW. Glutamine sensitivity analysis identifies the xCT antiporter as a common triple-negative breast tumor therapeutic target. Cancer Cell. 2013 Oct 14; 24(4):450-65.
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  10. Alexandrov LB, Nik-Zainal S, Wedge DC, Aparicio SA, Behjati S, Biankin AV, Bignell GR, Bolli N, Borg A, Børresen-Dale AL, Boyault S, Burkhardt B, Butler AP, Caldas C, Davies HR, Desmedt C, Eils R, Eyfjörd JE, Foekens JA, Greaves M, Hosoda F, Hutter B, Ilicic T, Imbeaud S, Imielinski M, Imielinsk M, Jäger N, Jones DT, Jones D, Knappskog S, Kool M, Lakhani SR, López-Otín C, Martin S, Munshi NC, Nakamura H, Northcott PA, Pajic M, Papaemmanuil E, Paradiso A, Pearson JV, Puente XS, Raine K, Ramakrishna M, Richardson AL, Richter J, Rosenstiel P, Schlesner M, Schumacher TN, Span PN, Teague JW, Totoki Y, Tutt AN, Valdés-Mas R, van Buuren MM, van 't Veer L, Vincent-Salomon A, Waddell N, Yates LR. Signatures of mutational processes in human cancer. Nature. 2013 Aug 22; 500(7463):415-21.
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  11. Drukker CA, Bueno-de-Mesquita JM, Retèl VP, van Harten WH, van Tinteren H, Wesseling J, Roumen RM, Knauer M, van 't Veer LJ, Sonke GS, Rutgers EJ, van de Vijver MJ, Linn SC. A prospective evaluation of a breast cancer prognosis signature in the observational RASTER study. Int J Cancer. 2013 Aug 15; 133(4):929-36.
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  12. Kirchhoff T, Gaudet MM, Antoniou AC, McGuffog L, Humphreys MK, Dunning AM, Bojesen SE, Nordestgaard BG, Flyger H, Kang D, Yoo KY, Noh DY, Ahn SH, Dork T, Schürmann P, Karstens JH, Hillemanns P, Couch FJ, Olson J, Vachon C, Wang X, Cox A, Brock I, Elliott G, Reed MW, Burwinkel B, Meindl A, Brauch H, Hamann U, Ko YD. Breast cancer risk and 6q22.33: combined results from Breast Cancer Association Consortium and Consortium of Investigators on Modifiers of BRCA1/2. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e35706.
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  13. Kok M, Koornstra RH, Mook S, Hauptmann M, Fles R, Jansen MP, Berns EM, Linn SC, Van 't Veer LJ. Additional value of the 70-gene signature and levels of ER and PR for the prediction of outcome in tamoxifen-treated ER-positive breast cancer. Breast. 2012 Dec; 21(6):769-78.
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  14. Esserman LJ, Berry DA, DeMichele A, Carey L, Davis SE, Buxton M, Hudis C, Gray JW, Perou C, Yau C, Livasy C, Krontiras H, Montgomery L, Tripathy D, Lehman C, Liu MC, Olopade OI, Rugo HS, Carpenter JT, Dressler L, Chhieng D, Singh B, Mies C, Rabban J, Chen YY, Giri D, van 't Veer L, Hylton N. Pathologic complete response predicts recurrence-free survival more effectively by cancer subset: results from the I-SPY 1 TRIAL--CALGB 150007/150012, ACRIN 6657. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Sep 10; 30(26):3242-9.
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  15. Stephens PJ, Tarpey PS, Davies H, Van Loo P, Greenman C, Wedge DC, Nik-Zainal S, Martin S, Varela I, Bignell GR, Yates LR, Papaemmanuil E, Beare D, Butler A, Cheverton A, Gamble J, Hinton J, Jia M, Jayakumar A, Jones D, Latimer C, Lau KW, McLaren S, McBride DJ, Menzies A, Mudie L, Raine K, Rad R, Chapman MS, Teague J, Easton D, Langerød A. The landscape of cancer genes and mutational processes in breast cancer. Nature. 2012 Jun 21; 486(7403):400-4.
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  16. Verhagen MM, Last JI, Hogervorst FB, Smeets DF, Roeleveld N, Verheijen F, Catsman-Berrevoets CE, Wulffraat NM, Cobben JM, Hiel J, Brunt ER, Peeters EA, Gómez Garcia EB, van der Knaap MS, Lincke CR, Laan LA, Tijssen MA, van Rijn MA, Majoor-Krakauer D, Visser M, van 't Veer LJ, Kleijer WJ, van de Warrenburg BP, Warris A, de Groot IJ, de Groot R, Broeks A, Preijers F, Kremer BH, Weemaes CM, Taylor MA, van Deuren M, Willemsen MA. Presence of ATM protein and residual kinase activity correlates with the phenotype in ataxia-telangiectasia: a genotype-phenotype study. Hum Mutat. 2012 Mar; 33(3):561-71.
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  17. Hilbers FS, Boekel NB, van den Broek AJ, van Hien R, Cornelissen S, Aleman BM, van 't Veer LJ, van Leeuwen FE, Schmidt MK. Genetic variants in TGFß-1 and PAI-1 as possible risk factors for cardiovascular disease after radiotherapy for breast cancer. Radiother Oncol. 2012 Jan; 102(1):115-21.
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  18. Stevens KN, Garcia-Closas M, Fredericksen Z, Kosel M, Pankratz VS, Hopper JL, Dite GS, Apicella C, Southey MC, Schmidt MK, Broeks A, Van 't Veer LJ, Tollenaar RA, Fasching PA, Beckmann MW, Hein A, Ekici AB, Johnson N, Peto J, dos Santos Silva I, Gibson L, Sawyer E, Tomlinson I, Kerin MJ, Chanock S, Lissowska J, Hunter DJ, Hoover RN, Thomas GD, Milne RL, Arias Pérez JI, González-Neira A, Benítez J, Burwinkel B, Meindl A, Schmutzler RK, Bartrar CR, Hamann U, Ko YD, Brüning T, Chang-Claude J, Hein R, Wang-Gohrke S, Dörk T, Schürmann P, Bremer M, Hillemanns P, Bogdanova N, Zalutsky JV, Rogov YI, Antonenkova N, Lindblom A, Margolin S, Mannermaa A, Kataja V, Kosma VM, Hartikainen J, Chenevix-Trench G, Chen X, Peterlongo P, Bonanni B, Bernard L, Manoukian S, Wang X, Cerhan J, Vachon CM, Olson J, Giles GG, Baglietto L, McLean CA, Severi G, John EM, Miron A, Winqvist R, Pylkäs K, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Grip M, Andrulis I, Knight JA, Glendon G, Mulligan AM, Cox A, Brock IW, Elliott G, Cross SS, Pharoah PP, Dunning AM, Pooley KA, Humphreys MK, Wang J, Kang D, Yoo KY, Noh DY, Sangrajrang S, Gabrieau V, Brennan P, McKay J, Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Couch FJ, Easton DF. Evaluation of variation in the phosphoinositide-3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha oncogene and breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2011 Dec 6; 105(12):1934-9.
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  19. Esserman LJ, Shieh Y, Rutgers EJ, Knauer M, Retèl VP, Mook S, Glas AM, Moore DH, Linn S, van Leeuwen FE, van 't Veer LJ. Impact of mammographic screening on the detection of good and poor prognosis breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec; 130(3):725-34.
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  20. van Schaik RH, Kok M, Sweep FC, van Vliet M, van Fessem M, Meijer-van Gelder ME, Seynaeve C, Lindemans J, Wesseling J, Van 't Veer LJ, Span PN, van Laarhoven H, Sleijfer S, Foekens JA, Linn SC, Berns EM. The CYP2C19*2 genotype predicts tamoxifen treatment outcome in advanced breast cancer patients. Pharmacogenomics. 2011 Aug; 12(8):1137-46.
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