Research Funding

  • December 1, 1981 - March 31, 2007 - PEDIATRIC CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: M01RR001271

Education

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, A.B., 1987, Human Biology
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, M.P.H., 1990, Epidemiology
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, M.D., 1992, Medicine
Univ. of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Resident, 1995, Pediatrics
San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Chief Resident, 1996, Pediatrics
Univ of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Clinical Fellow, 1996-99, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Selected Publications

  1. Fangusaro JR, Onar-Thomas A, Poussaint TY, Wu S, Ligon AH, Lindeman NI, Banerjee A, Packer R, Kilburn LB, Pollack IF, Qaddoumi IA, Fisher PG, Dhall G, Baxter PA, Kreissman SG, Doyle LA, Smith MA, Fouladi M, Dunkel IJ. Corrigendum to: LTBK-01. Updates On The Phase Ii And Re-treatment Study Of AZD6244 (Selumetinib) For Children With Recurrent Or Refractory Pediatric Low Grade Glioma: A Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) Study. Neuro Oncol. 2022 Aug 01; 24(8):1404.  View on PubMed
  2. Kline C, Jain P, Kilburn L, Bonner ER, Gupta N, Crawford JR, Banerjee A, Packer RJ, Villanueva-Meyer J, Luks T, Zhang Y, Kambhampati M, Zhang J, Yadavilli S, Zhang B, Gaonkar KS, Rokita JL, Kraya A, Kuhn J, Liang W, Byron S, Berens M, Molinaro A, Prados M, Resnick A, Waszak SM, Nazarian J, Mueller S. Upfront biology-guided therapy in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: therapeutic, molecular, and biomarker outcomes from PNOC003. Clin Cancer Res. 2022 Jul 19.  View on PubMed
  3. Dunkel IJ, Piao J, Chantada GL, Banerjee A, Abouelnaga S, Buchsbaum JC, Merchant TE, Granger MM, Jubran RF, Weinstein JL, Saguilig L, Abramson DH, Krailo MD, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Chintagumpala MM. Intensive Multimodality Therapy for Extraocular Retinoblastoma: A Children's Oncology Group Trial (ARET0321). J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jul 12; JCO2102337.  View on PubMed
  4. Mueller S, Taitt JM, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Bonner ER, Nejo T, Lulla RR, Goldman S, Banerjee A, Chi SN, Whipple NS, Crawford JR, Gauvain K, Nazemi KJ, Watchmaker PB, Almeida ND, Okada K, Salazar AM, Gilbert RD, Nazarian J, Molinaro AM, Butterfield LH, Prados MD, Okada H. Mass cytometry detects H3.3K27M-specific vaccine responses in diffuse midline glioma. J Clin Invest. 2022 06 15; 132(12).  View on PubMed
  5. Fangusaro J, Onar-Thomas A, Poussaint TY, Wu S, Ligon AH, Lindeman N, Campagne O, Banerjee A, Gururangan S, Kilburn LB, Goldman S, Qaddoumi I, Baxter P, Vezina G, Bregman C, Patay Z, Jones JY, Stewart CF, Fisher MJ, Doyle LA, Smith M, Dunkel IJ, Fouladi M. A phase II trial of selumetinib in children with recurrent optic pathway and hypothalamic low-grade glioma without NF1: a Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium study. Neuro Oncol. 2021 10 01; 23(10):1777-1788.  View on PubMed
  6. Sk R, Banerjee A, Rana MJ. Nutritional status and concomitant factors of stunting among pre-school children in Malda, India: A micro-level study using a multilevel approach. BMC Public Health. 2021 09 16; 21(1):1690.  View on PubMed
  7. Mueller S, Taitt JM, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Bonner ER, Nejo T, Lulla RR, Goldman S, Banerjee A, Chi SN, Whipple NS, Crawford JR, Gauvain K, Nazemi KJ, Watchmaker PB, Almeida ND, Okada K, Salazar AM, Gilbert RD, Nazarian J, Molinaro AM, Butterfield LH, Prados MD, Okada H. Mass cytometry detects H3.3K27M-specific vaccine responses in diffuse midline glioma. J Clin Invest. 2020 12 01; 130(12):6325-6337.  View on PubMed
  8. Morrison MA, Mueller S, Felton E, Jakary A, Stoller S, Avadiappan S, Yuan J, Molinaro AM, Braunstein S, Banerjee A, Hess CP, Lupo JM. Rate of radiation-induced microbleed formation on 7T MRI relates to cognitive impairment in young patients treated with radiation therapy for a brain tumor. Radiother Oncol. 2021 01; 154:145-153.  View on PubMed
  9. Lucas CG, Gupta R, Doo P, Lee JC, Cadwell CR, Ramani B, Hofmann JW, Sloan EA, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Lee HS, Wood MD, Grafe M, Born D, Vogel H, Salamat S, Puccetti D, Scharnhorst D, Samuel D, Cooney T, Cham E, Jin LW, Khatib Z, Maher O, Chamyan G, Brathwaite C, Bannykh S, Mueller S, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Taylor JW, Clarke JL, Oberheim Bush NA, Butowski N, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Sun PP, Roland JL, Raffel C, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos P, Chang E, Hervey-Jumper S, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Chang S, Berger MS, Perry A, Solomon DA. Comprehensive analysis of diverse low-grade neuroepithelial tumors with FGFR1 alterations reveals a distinct molecular signature of rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2020 08 28; 8(1):151.  View on PubMed
  10. Mondal G, Lee JC, Ravindranathan A, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Tran QT, Allen SJ, Barreto J, Gupta R, Doo P, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Samuel D, Li R, Metrock LK, Jin LW, Antony R, Alashari M, Cheshier S, Whipple NS, Bruggers C, Raffel C, Gupta N, Kline CN, Reddy A, Banerjee A, Hall MD, Mehta MP, Khatib Z, Maher OM, Brathwaite C, Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Lucas JT, Broniscer A, Berger MS, Perry A, Orr BA, Solomon DA. Pediatric bithalamic gliomas have a distinct epigenetic signature and frequent EGFR exon 20 insertions resulting in potential sensitivity to targeted kinase inhibition. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 06; 139(6):1071-1088.  View on PubMed
  11. Sloan EA, Hilz S, Gupta R, Cadwell C, Ramani B, Hofmann J, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Reddy A, Oberheim Bush NA, Chang S, Braunstein S, Chang EF, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Kim JYH, Moes G, Alva E, Li R, Bruggers CS, Alashari M, Wetmore C, Garg S, Dishop M, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Berger MS, Costello JF, Perry A, Solomon DA. Gliomas arising in the setting of Li-Fraumeni syndrome stratify into two molecular subgroups with divergent clinicopathologic features. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 05; 139(5):953-957.  View on PubMed
  12. Afshar AR, Pekmezci M, Bloomer MM, Cadenas NJ, Stevers M, Banerjee A, Roy R, Olshen AB, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine WP, Grenert JP, Bastian BC, Solomon DA, Damato BE. Next-Generation Sequencing of Retinoblastoma Identifies Pathogenic Alterations beyond RB1 Inactivation That Correlate with Aggressive Histopathologic Features. Ophthalmology. 2020 06; 127(6):804-813.  View on PubMed
  13. Sloan EA, Cooney T, Oberheim Bush NA, Buerki R, Taylor J, Clarke JL, Torkildson J, Kline C, Reddy A, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Butowski N, Chang S, Mummaneni PV, Chou D, Tan L, Theodosopoulos P, McDermott M, Berger M, Raffel C, Gupta N, Sun PP, Li Y, Shah V, Cha S, Braunstein S, Raleigh DR, Samuel D, Scharnhorst D, Fata C, Guo H, Moes G, Kim JYH, Koschmann C, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Devine P, Grenert JP, Lee JC, Pekmezci M, Phillips JJ, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Solomon DA. Recurrent non-canonical histone H3 mutations in spinal cord diffuse gliomas. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 11; 138(5):877-881.  View on PubMed
  14. Lown EA, Banerjee A, Vittinghoff E, Dvorak CC, Hartogensis W, Melton A, Mangurian C, Hu H, Shear D, Adcock R, Morgan M, Golden C, Hecht FM. Acupressure to Reduce Treatment-Related Symptoms for Children With Cancer and Recipients of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119870444.  View on PubMed
  15. Ferris SP, Velazquez Vega J, Aboian M, Lee JC, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Saunders T, Chen YY, Banerjee A, Kline CN, Gupta N, Raffel C, Samuel D, Ruiz-Diaz I, Magaki S, Wilson D, Neltner J, Al-Hajri Z, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Schniederjan M, Cha S, Perry A, Solomon DA. High-grade neuroepithelial tumor with BCOR exon 15 internal tandem duplication-a comprehensive clinical, radiographic, pathologic, and genomic analysis. Brain Pathol. 2020 01; 30(1):46-62.  View on PubMed
  16. Fangusaro J, Onar-Thomas A, Young Poussaint T, Wu S, Ligon AH, Lindeman N, Banerjee A, Packer RJ, Kilburn LB, Goldman S, Pollack IF, Qaddoumi I, Jakacki RI, Fisher PG, Dhall G, Baxter P, Kreissman SG, Stewart CF, Jones DTW, Pfister SM, Vezina G, Stern JS, Panigrahy A, Patay Z, Tamrazi B, Jones JY, Haque SS, Enterline DS, Cha S, Fisher MJ, Doyle LA, Smith M, Dunkel IJ, Fouladi M. Selumetinib in paediatric patients with BRAF-aberrant or neurofibromatosis type 1-associated recurrent, refractory, or progressive low-grade glioma: a multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2019 07; 20(7):1011-1022.  View on PubMed
  17. Mueller S, Jain P, Liang WS, Kilburn L, Kline C, Gupta N, Panditharatna E, Magge SN, Zhang B, Zhu Y, Crawford JR, Banerjee A, Nazemi K, Packer RJ, Petritsch CK, Truffaux N, Roos A, Nasser S, Phillips JJ, Solomon D, Molinaro A, Waanders AJ, Byron SA, Berens ME, Kuhn J, Nazarian J, Prados M, Resnick AC. A pilot precision medicine trial for children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma-PNOC003: A report from the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium. Int J Cancer. 2019 10 01; 145(7):1889-1901.  View on PubMed
  18. Lee JC, Mazor T, Lao R, Wan E, Diallo AB, Hill NS, Thangaraj N, Wendelsdorf K, Samuel D, Kline CN, Banerjee A, Auguste K, Raffel C, Gupta N, Berger M, Raleigh DR, Shai A, Phillips JJ, Bollen AW, Tihan T, Perry A, Costello J, Solomon DA. Recurrent KBTBD4 small in-frame insertions and absence of DROSHA deletion or DICER1 mutation differentiate pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation (PPTID) from pineoblastoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 05; 137(5):851-854.  View on PubMed
  19. Phillips JJ, Gong H, Chen K, Joseph NM, van Ziffle J, Bastian BC, Grenert JP, Kline CN, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Nicolaides T, Gupta N, Berger MS, Lee HS, Pekmezci M, Tihan T, Bollen AW, Perry A, Shieh JTC, Solomon DA. The genetic landscape of anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Brain Pathol. 2019 01; 29(1):85-96.  View on PubMed
  20. Gupta N, Goumnerova LC, Manley P, Chi SN, Neuberg D, Puligandla M, Fangusaro J, Goldman S, Tomita T, Alden T, DiPatri A, Rubin JB, Gauvain K, Limbrick D, Leonard J, Geyer JR, Leary S, Browd S, Wang Z, Sood S, Bendel A, Nagib M, Gardner S, Karajannis MA, Harter D, Ayyanar K, Gump W, Bowers DC, Weprin B, MacDonald TJ, Aguilera D, Brahma B, Robison NJ, Kiehna E, Krieger M, Sandler E, Aldana P, Khatib Z, Ragheb J, Bhatia S, Mueller S, Banerjee A, Bredlau AL, Gururangan S, Fuchs H, Cohen KJ, Jallo G, Dorris K, Handler M, Comito M, Dias M, Nazemi K, Baird L, Murray J, Lindeman N, Hornick JL, Malkin H, Sinai C, Greenspan L, Wright KD, Prados M, Bandopadhayay P, Ligon KL, Kieran MW. Prospective feasibility and safety assessment of surgical biopsy for patients with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Neuro Oncol. 2018 10 09; 20(11):1547-1555.  View on PubMed

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