University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kyle Walsh, PhD

Kyle Walsh, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology | Pediatric Malignancies | Cancer Genetics

Education

The Ohio State University, BS, 06/07, Molecular Genetics
The Ohio State University, BS, 06/07, Anthropology
The Yale University School of Medicine, PhD, 06/11, Genetic Epidemiology
The University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral, 08/13, Cancer Genetics
 

Professional Experience

  • 2005-2007
    The Ohio State University James Cancer Center, Clinical Research Associate, Department of Clinical Cancer Genetics
  • 2009-2011
    The Yale University School of Public Health, Research Associate, Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology
  • 2011-2013
    The University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Scholar, Program in Cancer Genetics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • 2013-Present
    The University of California, San Francisco, Assistant Professor, Division of Neuroepidemiology, Dept. of Neurological Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • 2014
    Award for Excellence in Epidemiology Research
  • 2013
    Marvin Barker Award, The Society for Neuro-OncologyUCSF Brain Tumor Research Center
  • 2011, 2013
    BTEC Junior Investigator Award,, The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium2011
    BTEC Junior Investigator Award, The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium
  • 2011
    Master's degree awarded "With Distinction", The Yale University School of Public Health
  • 2007
    University Fellowship, The Yale University School of Public Health
  • 2007
    Outstanding Student Presentation in Human Genetics, American Association for Anthropological Genetics

Selected Publications

  1. Zhang C, de Smith AJ, Smirnov IV, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Witte JS, Walsh KM. Non-additive and epistatic effects of HLA polymorphisms contributing to risk of adult glioma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Jul 18.
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  2. Bazyka D, Finch SC, Ilienko IM, Lyaskivska O, Dyagil I, Trotsiuk N, Gudzenko N, Chumak VV, Walsh KM, Wiemels J, Little MP, Zablotska LB. Buccal mucosa micronuclei counts in relation to exposure to low dose-rate radiation from the Chornobyl nuclear accident and other medical and occupational radiation exposures. Environ Health. 2017 Jun 23; 16(1):70.
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  3. Haycock PC, Burgess S, Nounu A, Zheng J, Okoli GN, Bowden J, Wade KH, Timpson NJ, Evans DM, Willeit P, Aviv A, Gaunt TR, Hemani G, Mangino M, Ellis HP, Kurian KM, Pooley KA, Eeles RA, Lee JE, Fang S, Chen WV, Law MH, Bowdler LM, Iles MM, Yang Q, Worrall BB, Markus HS, Hung RJ, Amos CI, Spurdle AB, Thompson DJ, O'Mara TA, Wolpin B, Amundadottir L, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Trichopoulou A, Onland-Moret NC, Lund E, Duell EJ, Canzian F, Severi G, Overvad K, Gunter MJ, Tumino R, Svenson U, van Rij A, Baas AF, Bown MJ, Samani NJ, van t'Hof FNG, Tromp G, Jones GT, Kuivaniemi H, Elmore JR, Johansson M, Mckay J, Scelo G, Carreras-Torres R, Gaborieau V, Brennan P, Bracci PM, Neale RE, Olson SH, Gallinger S, Li D, Petersen GM, Risch HA, Klein AP, Han J, Abnet CC, Freedman ND, Taylor PR, Maris JM, Aben KK, Kiemeney LA, Vermeulen SH, Wiencke JK, Walsh KM, Wrensch M, Rice T, Turnbull C, Litchfield K, Paternoster L, Standl M, Abecasis GR, SanGiovanni JP, Li Y, Mijatovic V, Sapkota Y, Low SK, Zondervan KT, Montgomery GW, Nyholt DR, van Heel DA, Hunt K, Arking DE, Ashar FN, Sotoodehnia N, Woo D, Rosand J, Comeau ME, Brown WM, Silverman EK, Hokanson JE, Cho MH, Hui J, Ferreira MA, Thompson PJ, Morrison AC, Felix JF, Smith NL, Christiano AM, Petukhova L, Betz RC, Fan X, Zhang X, Zhu C, Langefeld CD, Thompson SD, Wang F, Lin X, Schwartz DA, Fingerlin T, Rotter JI, Cotch MF, Jensen RA, Munz M, Dommisch H, Schaefer AS, Han F, Ollila HM, Hillary RP, Albagha O, Ralston SH, Zeng C, Zheng W, Shu XO, Reis A, Uebe S, Hüffmeier U, Kawamura Y, Otowa T, Sasaki T, Hibberd ML, Davila S, Xie G, Siminovitch K, Bei JX, Zeng YX, Försti A, Chen B, Landi S, Franke A, Fischer A, Ellinghaus D, Flores C, Noth I, Ma SF, Foo JN, Liu J, Kim JW, Cox DG, Delattre O, Mirabeau O, Skibola CF, Tang CS, Garcia-Barcelo M, Chang KP, Su WH, Chang YS, Martin NG, Gordon S, Wade TD, Lee C, Kubo M, Cha PC, Nakamura Y, Levy D, Kimura M, Hwang SJ, Hunt S, Spector T, Soranzo N, Manichaikul AW, Barr RG, Kahali B, Speliotes E, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Cheng CY, Jonas JB, Wong TY, Fogh I, Lin K, Powell JF, Rice K, Relton CL, Martin RM, Davey Smith G. Association Between Telomere Length and Risk of Cancer and Non-Neoplastic Diseases: A Mendelian Randomization Study. JAMA Oncol. 2017 May 01; 3(5):636-651.
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  4. Pekmezci M, Rice T, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Hansen H, Sicotte H, Kollmeyer TM, McCoy LS, Sarkar G, Perry A, Giannini C, Tihan T, Berger MS, Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Clarke J, Taylor JW, Luks T, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Adult infiltrating gliomas with WHO 2016 integrated diagnosis: additional prognostic roles of ATRX and TERT. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Jun; 133(6):1001-1016.
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  5. de Smith AJ, Kaur M, Gonseth S, Endicott A, Selvin S, Zhang L, Roy R, Shao X, Hansen HM, Kang AY, Walsh KM, Dahl GV, McKean-Cowdin R, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Correlates of Prenatal and Early-Life Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Frequency of Common Gene Deletions in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 01; 77(7):1674-1683.
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  6. Francis SS, Wallace AD, Wendt GA, Li L, Liu F, Riley LW, Kogan S, Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Dahl GV, Ma X, Delwart E, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. In utero cytomegalovirus infection and development of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2017 Mar 23; 129(12):1680-1684.
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  7. Endicott AA, Morimoto LM, Kline CN, Wiemels JL, Metayer C, Walsh KM. Perinatal factors associated with clinical presentation of osteosarcoma in children and adolescents. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jun; 64(6).
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  8. de Smith AJ, Ojha J, Francis SS, Sanders E, Endicott AA, Hansen HM, Smirnov I, Termuhlen AM, Walsh KM, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Clonal and microclonal mutational heterogeneity in high hyperdiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Oncotarget. 2016 Nov 08; 7(45):72733-72745.
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  9. Ohba S, Mukherjee J, Johannessen TC, Mancini A, Chow TT, Wood M, Jones L, Mazor T, Marshall RE, Viswanath P, Walsh KM, Perry A, Bell RJ, Phillips JJ, Costello JF, Ronen SM, Pieper RO. Mutant IDH1 Expression Drives TERT Promoter Reactivation as Part of the Cellular Transformation Process. Cancer Res. 2016 Nov 15; 76(22):6680-6689.
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  10. Gonseth S, de Smith AJ, Roy R, Zhou M, Lee ST, Shao X, Ohja J, Wrensch MR, Walsh KM, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Genetic contribution to variation in DNA methylation at maternal smoking-sensitive loci in exposed neonates. Epigenetics. 2016 Sep; 11(9):664-673.
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  11. Ojha J, Codd V, Nelson CP, Samani NJ, Smirnov IV, Madsen NR, Hansen HM, de Smith AJ, Bracci PM, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Wiemels JL, Walsh KM. Genetic Variation Associated with Longer Telomere Length Increases Risk of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Jul; 25(7):1043-9.
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  12. Walsh KM, Whitehead TP, de Smith AJ, Smirnov IV, Park M, Endicott AA, Francis SS, Codd V, Samani NJ, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Common genetic variants associated with telomere length confer risk for neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers. Carcinogenesis. 2016 06; 37(6):576-582.
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  13. Endicott AA, Taylor JW, Walsh KM. Telomere length connects melanoma and glioma predispositions. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Mar; 8(3):423-4.
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  14. David SP, Wang A, Kapphahn K, Hedlin H, Desai M, Henderson M, Yang L, Walsh KM, Schwartz AG, Wiencke JK, Spitz MR, Wenzlaff AS, Wrensch MR, Eaton CB, Furberg H, Mark Brown W, Goldstein BA, Assimes T, Tang H, Kooperberg CL, Quesenberry CP, Tindle H, Patel MI, Amos CI, Bergen AW, Swan GE, Stefanick ML. Gene by Environment Investigation of Incident Lung Cancer Risk in African-Americans. EBioMedicine. 2016 Feb; 4:153-61.
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  15. Walsh KM, Ohgaki H, Wrensch MR. Epidemiology. Handb Clin Neurol. 2016; 134:3-18.
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  16. Walsh KM, Codd V, Rice T, Nelson CP, Smirnov IV, McCoy LS, Hansen HM, Elhauge E, Ojha J, Francis SS, Madsen NR, Bracci PM, Pico AR, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Jenkins RB, Wiemels JL, Samani NJ, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR. Longer genotypically-estimated leukocyte telomere length is associated with increased adult glioma risk. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 15; 6(40):42468-77.
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  17. de Smith AJ, Walsh KM, Hansen HM, Endicott AA, Wiencke JK, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. Somatic Mutation Allelic Ratio Test Using ddPCR (SMART-ddPCR): An Accurate Method for Assessment of Preferential Allelic Imbalance in Tumor DNA. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0143343.
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  18. Walsh KM, de Smith AJ, Hansen HM, Smirnov IV, Gonseth S, Endicott AA, Xiao J, Rice T, Fu CH, McCoy LS, Lachance DH, Eckel-Passow JE, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR, Ma X, Metayer C, Wiemels JL. A Heritable Missense Polymorphism in CDKN2A Confers Strong Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Is Preferentially Selected during Clonal Evolution. Cancer Res. 2015 Nov 15; 75(22):4884-94.
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  19. Wiemels JL, de Smith AJ, Xiao J, Lee ST, Muench MO, Fomin ME, Zhou M, Hansen HM, Termuhlen A, Metayer C, Walsh KM. A functional polymorphism in the CEBPE gene promoter influences acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk through interaction with the hematopoietic transcription factor Ikaros. Leukemia. 2016 May; 30(5):1194-7.
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  20. Rice T, Lachance DH, Molinaro AM, Eckel-Passow JE, Walsh KM, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Ostrom QT, Francis SS, Wiemels J, Jenkins RB, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR. Understanding inherited genetic risk of adult glioma - a review. Neurooncol Pract. 2016 Mar; 3(1):10-16.
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