The Marit Peterson Fund


The Marit Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research supports research investigating the inherited genome for melanoma under the direction of Jeffrey E. Lee, M.D., Co-Director, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research Program at M. D. Anderson.


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by mail:

M.D.Anderson Cancer Center
Marit Peterson Fund for Melanoma Research
PO Box 4470
Houston, Texas 77210-4470




Worthy notations.

The publications below benefitted from Marit Peterson support:

1. Nan H, Xu M, Zhang J, Zhang M, Kraft P, Qureshi AA, Chen C, Guo Q, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Curhan G, Song Y, Amos CI, Wang LE, Lee JE, Wei Q, Hunter DJ, Han J. Genome-wide association study identifies nidogen 1 (NID1) as a susceptibility locus to cutaneous nevi and melanoma risk. Hum Mol Genet 20(13):2673-9, 7/2011. PMCID: PMC3110001.

2. Barrett JH, Iles MM, Harland M, Taylor JC, Aitken JF, Andresen PA, Akslen LA, Armstrong BK, Avril MF, Azizi E, Bakker B, Bergman W, Bianchi-Scarrà G, Bressac-de Paillerets B, Calista D, Cannon-Albright LA, Corda E, Cust AE, Debniak T, Duffy D, Dunning AM, Easton DF, Friedman E, Galan P, Ghiorzo P, Giles GG, Hansson J, Hocevar M, Höiom V, Hopper JL, Ingvar C, Janssen B, Jenkins MA, Jönsson G, Kefford RF, Landi G, Landi MT, Lang J, Lubinski J, Mackie R, Malvehy J, Martin NG, Molven A, Montgomery GW, van Nieuwpoort FA, Novakovic S, Olsson H, Pastorino L, Puig S, Puig-Butille JA, Randerson-Moor J, Snowden H, Tuominen R, Van Belle P, van der Stoep N, Whiteman DC, Zelenika D, Han J, Fang S, Lee JE, Wei Q, Lathrop GM, Gillanders EM, Brown KM, Goldstein AM, Kanetsky PA, Mann GJ, Macgregor S, Elder DE, Amos CI, Hayward NK, Gruis NA, Demenais F, Bishop JA, Bishop DT, GenoMEL Consortium Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci.  Nat Genet 43(11):1108-13, 11/2011.

3. Meng S, Song F, Chen H, Gao X, Amos CI, Lee JE, Wei Q, Qureshi AA, Han J.  No association between Parkinson’s disease alleles and the risk of melanoma.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:243-45, 2012.

4. MacGregor S, Montgomery GW, Liu JZ, Zhao ZZ, Henders AK, Stark M, Schmid H, Holland EA,Duffy DL, Zhang M, Painter JN, Nyholt DR, Maskiell JA, Jetann J, Ferguson M, Cust AE, Jenkins MA, Whiteman DC, Olsson H, Puig S, Bianchi-Scarra G, Hansson J, Demenais F, Landi MT, Debniak T, Mackie R, Azizi E, Bressac-de Paillerets B, Goldstein AM, Kanetsky PA, Gruis NA, Elder DE, Newton Bishop JA, Bishop DT, Iles MM, Helsing P, Amos CI, Wei Q, Want L-E, Lee JE, Qureshi AA, Kefford RF, Giles GG, Armsttrong BK, Aitken JF, Han J, Hopper JL, Trent JM, Brown KM, Martin NG, Mann GJ, Hayward NK. Genome-wide association study identifies a new melanoma susceptibility locus at 1q21.3. Nat Genet 43(11) 1114-19.

5. Nan H, Xu M, Kraft P, Qureshi AA, Chen C, Guo Q, Hu FB, Curhan G, Amos CI, Wang L-E, Lee JE, Wei Q, Hunter DJ, Han J. Genome-wide association study identifies novel alleles associated with risk of cutaneous basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Hum Molec Genet 20(18):3718-24, 2011.

6. Song F, Qureshi AA, Zhan J, Amos CI, Lee JE, Wei Q, Han J.  Exonuclease 1 (EXO1) gene variation and melanoma risk.  DNA Repair (Amst) 11:304-9, 2012.

7. Laurie CC, Laurie CA, Rice K, Doheny KF, Zelnick LR, McHugh CP, Ling H, Hetrick KN, Pugh EW, Amos C, Wei Q, W L-e, Lee JE, et al.  Detectable clonal mosaicism from birth to old age and its relationship to cancer.  Nat Genet. E-Pub 5/2012.

8. “Genome-wide association study identifies novel loci predisposing to cutaneous melanoma,” Human Molecular Genetics, 2011, Oxford University Press

9. “Interleukin-12 Indicates Survival Prospects for Melanoma Patients,” M. D. Anderson News Release, April 16, 2008

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