Benjamin Braun, MD

Pediatric hematologist and oncologist

Clinics

Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3831
Fax: (415) 502-4372

More about Benjamin Braun

Additional Languages

Spanish

Education

UCLA School of Medicine 1998

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2003

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Stieglitz E, Mazor T, Olshen AB, Geng H, Gelston LC, Akutagawa J, Lipka DB, Plass C, Flotho C, Chehab FF, Braun BS, Costello JF, Loh ML. Genome-wide DNA methylation is predictive of outcome in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Nat Commun. 2017 Dec 19; 8(1):2127.
  2. Maertens O, McCurrach ME, Braun BS, De Raedt T, Epstein I, Huang TQ, Lauchle JO, Lee H, Wu J, Cripe TP, Clapp DW, Ratner N, Shannon K, Cichowski K. A Collaborative Model for Accelerating the Discovery and Translation of Cancer Therapies. Cancer Res. 2017 11 01; 77(21):5706-5711.
  3. Akutagawa J, Huang TQ, Epstein I, Chang T, Quirindongo-Crespo M, Cottonham CL, Dail M, Slusher BS, Friedman LS, Sampath D, Braun BS. Targeting the PI3K/Akt pathway in murine MDS/MPN driven by hyperactive Ras. Leukemia. 2016 06; 30(6):1335-43.
  4. Chang T, Krisman K, Theobald EH, Xu J, Akutagawa J, Lauchle JO, Kogan S, Braun BS, Shannon K. Sustained MEK inhibition abrogates myeloproliferative disease in Nf1 mutant mice. J Clin Invest. 2016 Jan; 126(1):404.
  5. Braun BS. Traxtile: Interactive editing of cell tracks in time-lapse images. Biotechniques. 2015 Aug; 59(2):82-6.
  6. Stieglitz E, Troup CB, Gelston LC, Haliburton J, Chow ED, Yu KB, Akutagawa J, Taylor-Weiner AN, Liu YL, Wang YD, Beckman K, Emanuel PD, Braun BS, Abate A, Gerbing RB, Alonzo TA, Loh ML. Subclonal mutations in SETBP1 confer a poor prognosis in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Blood. 2015 Jan 15; 125(3):516-24.
  7. Diaz-Flores E, Goldschmidt H, Depeille P, Ng V, Akutagawa J, Krisman K, Crone M, Burgess MR, Williams O, Houseman B, Shokat K, Sampath D, Bollag G, Roose JP, Braun BS, Shannon K. PLC-? and PI3K link cytokines to ERK activation in hematopoietic cells with normal and oncogenic Kras. Sci Signal. 2013 Dec 03; 6(304):ra105.
  8. Chang T, Krisman K, Theobald EH, Xu J, Akutagawa J, Lauchle JO, Kogan S, Braun BS, Shannon K. Sustained MEK inhibition abrogates myeloproliferative disease in Nf1 mutant mice. J Clin Invest. 2013 Jan; 123(1):335-9.
  9. Braun BS. KIT's ship comes in. Blood. 2012 Sep 27; 120(13):2541-2.
  10. Ward AF, Braun BS, Shannon KM. Targeting oncogenic Ras signaling in hematologic malignancies. Blood. 2012 Oct 25; 120(17):3397-406.
  11. Lyubynska N, Gorman MF, Lauchle JO, Hong WX, Akutagawa JK, Shannon K, Braun BS. A MEK inhibitor abrogates myeloproliferative disease in Kras mutant mice. Sci Transl Med. 2011 Mar 30; 3(76):76ra27.
  12. Chan G, Cheung LS, Yang W, Milyavsky M, Sanders AD, Gu S, Hong WX, Liu AX, Wang X, Barbara M, Sharma T, Gavin J, Kutok JL, Iscove NN, Shannon KM, Dick JE, Neel BG, Braun BS. Essential role for Ptpn11 in survival of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Blood. 2011 Apr 21; 117(16):4253-61.
  13. Li Q, Haigis KM, McDaniel A, Harding-Theobald E, Kogan SC, Akagi K, Wong JC, Braun BS, Wolff L, Jacks T, Shannon K. Hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis in mice expressing oncogenic NrasG12D from the endogenous locus. Blood. 2011 Feb 10; 117(6):2022-32.
  14. Niemeyer CM, Kang MW, Shin DH, Furlan I, Erlacher M, Bunin NJ, Bunda S, Finklestein JZ, Gorr TA, Mehta P, Schmid I, Kropshofer G, Corbacioglu S, Lang PJ, Klein C, Schlegel PG, Heinzmann A, Schneider M, Starý J, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Hasle H, Locatelli F, Sakai D, Archambeault S, Chen L, Russell RC, Sybingco SS, Ohh M, Braun BS, Flotho C, Loh ML. Germline CBL mutations cause developmental abnormalities and predispose to juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Nat Genet. 2010 Sep; 42(9):794-800.
  15. Dail M, Li Q, McDaniel A, Wong J, Akagi K, Huang B, Kang HC, Kogan SC, Shokat K, Wolff L, Braun BS, Shannon K. Mutant Ikzf1, KrasG12D, and Notch1 cooperate in T lineage leukemogenesis and modulate responses to targeted agents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 16; 107(11):5106-11.
  16. Braun BS, Shannon K. The SPS affair: a complex tale of illicit proliferation. Cancer Cell. 2009 Aug 04; 16(2):87-8.
  17. Santaguida M, Schepers K, King B, Sabnis AJ, Forsberg EC, Attema JL, Braun BS, Passegué E. JunB protects against myeloid malignancies by limiting hematopoietic stem cell proliferation and differentiation without affecting self-renewal. Cancer Cell. 2009 Apr 07; 15(4):341-52.
  18. Sabnis AJ, Cheung LS, Dail M, Kang HC, Santaguida M, Hermiston ML, Passegué E, Shannon K, Braun BS. Oncogenic Kras initiates leukemia in hematopoietic stem cells. PLoS Biol. 2009 Mar 17; 7(3):e59.
  19. Braun BS, Lessnick SL. Pediatric malignancies: update on sarcomas and leukemia development in children. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2009 Feb; 19(1):92-6.
  20. Braun BS, Shannon K. Targeting Ras in myeloid leukemias. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Apr 15; 14(8):2249-52.

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