Nick Foreman, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Medical Schools:
  • MD, Sheffield University (1981)
  • MB ChB, Sheffield University (1981)
Internship:
  • University of Sheffield (1982)
Residency:
  • University of Sheffield, Pediatrics (1985)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Professional Titles

  • Seebaum/Tschetter Chair of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Teaching

  • Professor (2006)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics

Publications

  • DeSisto J, Lucas JT Jr, Xu K, Donson A, Lin T, Sanford B, Wu G, Tran QT, Hedges D, Hsu CY, Armstrong GT, Arnold M, Bhatia S, Flannery P, Lemma R, Hardie L, Schüller U, Venkataraman S, Hoffman LM, Dorris K, Mulcahy Levy JM, Hankinson TC, Handler M, Liu AK, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Jones K, Allen S, Zhang J, Baker SJ, Merchant TE, Orr BA, Green AL. Comprehensive molecular characterization of pediatric radiation-induced high-grade glioma. Nat Commun. 2021 Sep 20;12(1):5531. PubMed PMID: 34545084
  • Wang D, Veo B, Pierce A, Fosmire S, Madhavan K, Balakrishnan I, Donson A, Alimova I, Sullivan KD, Joshi M, Erlander M, Ridinger M, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. A novel PLK1 inhibitor onvansertib effectively sensitizes MYC-driven medulloblastoma to radiotherapy. Neuro Oncol. 2021 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34477871
  • Riemondy KA, Venkataraman S, Willard N, Nellan A, Sanford B, Griesinger AM, Amani V, Mitra S, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Sill M, Ocasio J, Weir SJ, Malawsky DS, Gershon TR, Garancher A, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Hesselberth JR, Foreman NK, Donson AM, Vibhakar R. Neoplastic and immune single cell transcriptomics define subgroup-specific intra-tumoral heterogeneity of childhood medulloblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2021 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34077540
  • Lötsch D, Kirchhofer D, Englinger B, Jiang L, Okonechnikov K, Senfter D, Laemmerer A, Gabler L, Pirker C, Donson AM, Bannauer P, Korbel P, Jaunecker CN, Hübner JM, Mayr L, Madlener S, Schmook MT, Ricken G, Maaß K, Grusch M, Holzmann K, Grasl-Kraupp B, Spiegl-Kreinecker S, Hsu J, Dorfer C, Rössler K, Azizi AA, Foreman NK, Peyrl A, Haberler C, Czech T, Slavc I, Filbin MG, Pajtler KW, Kool M, Berger W, Gojo J. Targeting fibroblast growth factor receptors to combat aggressive ependymoma. Acta Neuropathol. 2021 Aug;142(2):339-360. PubMed PMID: 34046693
  • Dahl NA, Donson AM, Sanford B, Wang D, Walker FM, Gilani A, Foreman NK, Tinkle CL, Baker SJ, Hoffman LM, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. NTRK Fusions Can Co-Occur With H3K27M Mutations and May Define Druggable Subclones Within Diffuse Midline Gliomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Mar 22;80(4):345-353. PubMed PMID: 33749791
  • Foreman NK. Long-term outcomes from the second l'Associazione Italiana di Ematologia e Oncologia Pediatrica (AIEOP) protocol. Neuro Oncol. 2021 May 5;23(5):713-714. PubMed PMID: 33684222
  • Fisher MJ, Jones DTW, Li Y, Guo X, Sonawane PS, Waanders AJ, Phillips JJ, Weiss WA, Resnick AC, Gosline S, Banerjee J, Guinney J, Gnekow A, Kandels D, Foreman NK, Korshunov A, Ryzhova M, Massimi L, Gururangan S, Kieran MW, Wang Z, Fouladi M, Sato M, Øra I, Holm S, Markham SJ, Beck P, Jäger N, Wittmann A, Sommerkamp AC, Sahm F, Pfister SM, Gutmann DH. Integrated molecular and clinical analysis of low-grade gliomas in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Acta Neuropathol. 2021 Apr;141(4):605-617. PubMed PMID: 33585982
  • Panwalkar P, Tamrazi B, Dang D, Chung C, Sweha S, Natarajan SK, Pun M, Bayliss J, Ogrodzinski MP, Pratt D, Mullan B, Hawes D, Yang F, Lu C, Sabari BR, Achreja A, Heon J, Animasahun O, Cieslik M, Dunham C, Yip S, Hukin J, Phillips JJ, Bornhorst M, Griesinger AM, Donson AM, Foreman NK, Garton HJL, Heth J, Muraszko K, Nazarian J, Koschmann C, Jiang L, Filbin MG, Nagrath D, Kool M, Korshunov A, Pfister SM, Gilbertson RJ, Allis CD, Chinnaiyan AM, Lunt SY, Blüml S, Judkins AR, Venneti S. Targeting integrated epigenetic and metabolic pathways in lethal childhood PFA ependymomas. Sci Transl Med. 2021 Oct 6;13(614):eabc0497. PubMed PMID: 34613815
  • Grob ST, Nobre L, Campbell KR, Davies KD, Ryall S, Aisner DL, Hoffman L, Zahedi S, Morin A, Crespo M, Nellan A, Green AL, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hawkins C, Tabori U, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Clinical and molecular characterization of a multi-institutional cohort of pediatric spinal cord low-grade gliomas. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa103. PubMed PMID: 33063010
  • Prince EW, Whelan R, Mirsky DM, Stence N, Staulcup S, Klimo P, Anderson RCE, Niazi TN, Grant G, Souweidane M, Johnston JM, Jackson EM, Limbrick DD Jr, Smith A, Drapeau A, Chern JJ, Kilburn L, Ginn K, Naftel R, Dudley R, Tyler-Kabara E, Jallo G, Handler MH, Jones K, Donson AM, Foreman NK, Hankinson TC. Robust deep learning classification of adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma from limited preoperative radiographic images. Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 9;10(1):16885. PubMed PMID: 33037266
  • Nellan A, Bodlak A, Mirsky DM, Mulcahy Levy J, Garrington TP, Foreman NK, Gilani A, Hayashi M. ddPCR Analysis Reveals BRAF V600E Mutations Are Infrequent in Isolated Pituitary Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Patients. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2020 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32930721
  • Gillen AE, Riemondy KA, Amani V, Griesinger AM, Gilani A, Venkataraman S, Madhavan K, Prince E, Sanford B, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Vibhakar R, Jones KL, Mitra S, Hesselberth JR, Foreman NK, Donson AM. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Childhood Ependymoma Reveals Neoplastic Cell Subpopulations That Impact Molecular Classification and Etiology. Cell Rep. 2020 Aug 11;32(6):108023. PubMed PMID: 32783945
  • Green AL, Flannery P, Hankinson TC, O'Neill B, Amani V, DeSisto J, Knox A, Chatwin H, Lemma R, Hoffman LM, Mulcahy Levy J, Raybin J, Hemenway M, Gilani A, Koschmann C, Dahl N, Handler M, Pierce A, Venkataraman S, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Wempe MF, Dorris K. Preclinical and clinical investigation of intratumoral chemotherapy pharmacokinetics in DIPG using gemcitabine. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa021. PubMed PMID: 32642682
  • Ritzmann TA, Rogers HA, Paine SML, Storer LCD, Jacques TS, Chapman RJ, Ellison D, Donson AM, Foreman NK, Grundy RG. A retrospective analysis of recurrent pediatric ependymoma reveals extremely poor survival and ineffectiveness of current treatments across central nervous system locations and molecular subgroups. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Jul 2;:e28426. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32614133
  • Nellan A, Wright E, Campbell K, Davies KD, Donson AM, Amani V, Judd A, Hemenway MS, Raybin J, Foreman NK, Rush S, Dorris K. Retrospective analysis of combination carboplatin and vinblastine for pediatric low-grade glioma. J Neurooncol. 2020 Jul;148(3):569-575. PubMed PMID: 32506370
  • Prince E, Whelan R, Donson A, Staulcup S, Hengartner A, Vijmasi T, Agwu C, Lillehei KO, Foreman NK, Johnston JM, Massimi L, Anderson RCE, Souweidane MM, Naftel RP, Limbrick DD, Grant G, Niazi TN, Dudley R, Kilburn L, Jackson EM, Jallo GI, Ginn K, Smith A, Chern JJ, Lee A, Drapeau A, Krieger MD, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Transcriptional analyses of adult and pediatric adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma reveals similar expression signatures regarding potential therapeutic targets. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2020 May 13;8(1):68. PubMed PMID: 32404202
  • Dahl NA, Danis E, Balakrishnan I, Wang D, Pierce A, Walker FM, Gilani A, Serkova NJ, Madhavan K, Fosmire S, Green AL, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Super Elongation Complex as a Targetable Dependency in Diffuse Midline Glioma. Cell Rep. 2020 Apr 7;31(1):107485. PubMed PMID: 32268092
  • Moreira DC, Venkataraman S, Subramanian A, Desisto J, Balakrishnan I, Prince E, Pierce A, Griesinger A, Green A, Eberhardt CG, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. Targeting MYC-driven replication stress in medulloblastoma with AZD1775 and gemcitabine. J Neurooncol. 2020 May;147(3):531-545. PubMed PMID: 32180106
  • Harrold AP, Cleary MM, Bharathy N, Lathara M, Berlow NE, Foreman NK, Donson AM, Amani V, Zuercher WJ, Keller C. In vitro benchmarking of NF-?B inhibitors. Eur J Pharmacol. 2020 Apr 15;873:172981. PubMed PMID: 32014486
  • Green AL, DeSisto J, Flannery P, Lemma R, Knox A, Lemieux M, Sanford B, O'Rourke R, Ramkissoon S, Jones K, Perry J, Hui X, Moroze E, Balakrishnan I, O'Neill AF, Dunn K, DeRyckere D, Danis E, Safadi A, Gilani A, Hubbell-Engler B, Nuss Z, Levy JMM, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Graham DK, Foreman N, Ligon K, Jones K, Kung AL, Vibhakar R. Correction: BPTF regulates growth of adult and pediatric high-grade glioma through the MYC pathway. Oncogene. 2020 Mar;39(12):2641. PubMed PMID: 31969682
  • Gilani A, Donson A, Davies KD, Whiteway SL, Lake J, DeSisto J, Hoffman L, Foreman NK, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Green AL. Targetable molecular alterations in congenital glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2020 Jan;146(2):247-252. PubMed PMID: 31875306
  • Green AL, DeSisto J, Flannery P, Lemma R, Knox A, Lemieux M, Sanford B, O'Rourke R, Ramkissoon S, Jones K, Perry J, Hui X, Moroze E, Balakrishnan I, O'Neill AF, Dunn K, DeRyckere D, Danis E, Safadi A, Gilani A, Hubbell-Engler B, Nuss Z, Levy JMM, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Graham DK, Foreman N, Ligon K, Jones K, Kung AL, Vibhakar R. BPTF regulates growth of adult and pediatric high-grade glioma through the MYC pathway. Oncogene. 2020 Mar;39(11):2305-2327. PubMed PMID: 31844250
  • Lake JA, Donson AM, Prince E, Davies KD, Nellan A, Green AL, Mulcahy Levy J, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Ewalt MD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hoffman LM, Gilani A. Targeted fusion analysis can aid in the classification and treatment of pediatric glioma, ependymoma, and glioneuronal tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Jan;67(1):e28028. PubMed PMID: 31595628
  • Balakrishnan I, Danis E, Pierce A, Madhavan K, Wang D, Dahl N, Sanford B, Birks DK, Davidson N, Metselaar DS, Meel MH, Lemma R, Donson A, Vijmasi T, Katagi H, Sola I, Fosmire S, Alimova I, Steiner J, Gilani A, Hulleman E, Serkova NJ, Hashizume R, Hawkins C, Carcaboso AM, Gupta N, Monje M, Jabado N, Jones K, Foreman N, Green A, Vibhakar R, Venkataraman S. Senescence Induced by BMI1 Inhibition Is a Therapeutic Vulnerability in H3K27M-Mutant DIPG. Cell Rep. 2020 Oct 20;33(3):108286. PubMed PMID: 33086074
  • Lake JA, Donson AM, Prince E, Davies KD, Nellan A, Green AL, Mulcahy Levy J, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Ewalt MD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hoffman LM, Gilani A. Targeted fusion analysis can aid in the classification and treatment of pediatric glioma, ependymoma, and glioneuronal tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Oct 8;:e28028. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31595628
  • Zahedi S, Fitzwalter BE, Morin A, Grob S, Desmarais M, Nellan A, Green AL, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Effect of early-stage autophagy inhibition in BRAF(V600E) autophagy-dependent brain tumor cells. Cell Death Dis. 2019 Sep 12;10(9):679. PubMed PMID: 31515514
  • Grob S, Mirsky DM, Donson AM, Dahl N, Foreman NK, Hoffman LM, Hankinson TC, Mulcahy Levy JM. Targeting IL-6 Is a Potential Treatment for Primary Cystic Craniopharyngioma. Front Oncol. 2019;9:791. PubMed PMID: 31497533
  • Dahl NA, Liu AK, Foreman NK, Widener M, Fenton LZ, Macy ME. Bevacizumab in the treatment of radiation injury for children with central nervous system tumors. Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31367784
  • Pierce AM, Witt DA, Donson AM, Gilani A, Sanford B, Sill M, Van Court B, Oweida A, Prince EW, Steiner J, Danis E, Dorris K, Hankinson T, Handler MH, Jones KL, Karam SD, Serkova NJ, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Griesinger AM. Establishment of patient-derived orthotopic xenograft model of 1q posterior fossa group A ependymoma. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31276586
  • Lewis R, Li YD, Hoffman L, Hashizume R, Gravohac G, Rice G, Wadhwani NR, Jie C, Pundy T, Mania-Farnell B, Mayanil CS, Soares MB, Lei T, James CD, Foreman NK, Tomita T, Xi G. Global Reduction of H3K4me3 Improves Chemotherapeutic Efficacy for Pediatric Ependymomas. Neoplasia. 2019 Jun;21(6):505-515. PubMed PMID: 31005631
  • Norris GA, Garcia J, Hankinson TC, Handler M, Foreman N, Mirsky D, Stence N, Dorris K, Green AL. Diagnostic accuracy of neuroimaging in pediatric optic chiasm/sellar/suprasellar tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Jun;66(6):e27680. PubMed PMID: 30848081
  • Merchant TE, Bendel AE, Sabin ND, Burger PC, Shaw DW, Chang E, Wu S, Zhou T, Eisenstat DD, Foreman NK, Fuller CE, Anderson ET, Hukin J, Lau CC, Pollack IF, Laningham FH, Lustig RH, Armstrong FD, Handler MH, Williams-Hughes C, Kessel S, Kocak M, Ellison DW, Ramaswamy V. Conformal Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Ependymoma, Chemotherapy for Incompletely Resected Ependymoma, and Observation for Completely Resected, Supratentorial Ependymoma. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Apr 20;37(12):974-983. PubMed PMID: 30811284
  • Koo J, Silverman S, Nuechterlein B, Keating AK, Verneris MR, Foreman NK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Safety and feasibility of outpatient autologous stem cell transplantation in pediatric patients with primary central nervous system tumors. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2019 Oct;54(10):1605-1613. PubMed PMID: 30783209
  • Veo B, Danis E, Pierce A, Sola I, Wang D, Foreman NK, Jin J, Ma A, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Combined functional genomic and chemical screens identify SETD8 as a therapeutic target in MYC-driven medulloblastoma. JCI Insight. 2019 Jan 10;4(1). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30626740
  • Alimova I, Pierce A, Danis E, Donson A, Birks DK, Griesinger A, Foreman NK, Santi M, Soucek L, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Inhibition of MYC attenuates tumor cell self-renewal and promotes senescence in SMARCB1-deficient Group 2 atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors to suppress tumor growth in vivo. Int J Cancer. 2019 Apr 15;144(8):1983-1995. PubMed PMID: 30230537
  • Alimova I, Pierce A, Danis E, Donson A, Birks DK, Griesinger A, Foreman NK, Santi M, Soucek L, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Inhibition of MYC attenuates tumor cell self-renewal and promotes senescence in SMARCB1 deficient Group 2 Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors to suppress tumor growth in vivo. Int J Cancer. 2018 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30230537
  • Donson AM, Amani V, Warner EA, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Levy JMM, Hoffman LM, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Vibhakar R, Dorris K, Foreman NK. Identification of FDA-Approved Oncology Drugs with Selective Potency in High-Risk Childhood Ependymoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Sep;17(9):1984-1994. PubMed PMID: 29925527
  • Hoffman LM, Veldhuijzen van Zanten SEM, Colditz N, Baugh J, Chaney B, Hoffmann M, Lane A, Fuller C, Miles L, Hawkins C, Bartels U, Bouffet E, Goldman S, Leary S, Foreman NK, Packer R, Warren KE, Broniscer A, Kieran MW, Minturn J, Comito M, Broxson E, Shih CS, Khatua S, Chintagumpala M, Carret AS, Escorza NY, Hassall T, Ziegler DS, Gottardo N, Dholaria H, Doughman R, Benesch M, Drissi R, Nazarian J, Jabado N, Boddaert N, Varlet P, Giraud G, Castel D, Puget S, Jones C, Hulleman E, Modena P, Giagnacovo M, Antonelli M, Pietsch T, Gielen GH, Jones DTW, Sturm D, Pfister SM, Gerber NU, Grotzer MA, Pfaff E, von Bueren AO, Hargrave D, Solanki GA, Jadrijevic Cvrlje F, Kaspers GJL, Vandertop WP, Grill J, Bailey S, Biassoni V, Massimino M, Calmon R, Sanchez E, Bison B, Warmuth-Metz M, Leach J, Jones B, van Vuurden DG, Kramm CM, Fouladi M. Clinical, Radiologic, Pathologic, and Molecular Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG): A Collaborative Report From the International and European Society for Pediatric Oncology DIPG Registries. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Jul 1;36(19):1963-1972. PubMed PMID: 29746225
  • Nellan A, Rota C, Majzner R, Lester-McCully CM, Griesinger AM, Mulcahy Levy JM, Foreman NK, Warren KE, Lee DW. Durable regression of Medulloblastoma after regional and intravenous delivery of anti-HER2 chimeric antigen receptor T cells. J Immunother Cancer. 2018 Apr 30;6(1):30. PubMed PMID: 29712574
  • Coy S, Rashid R, Lin JR, Du Z, Donson AM, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Manley PE, Kieran MW, Reardon DA, Sorger PK, Santagata S. Multiplexed immunofluorescence reveals potential PD-1/PD-L1 pathway vulnerabilities in craniopharyngioma. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Jul 5;20(8):1101-1112. PubMed PMID: 29509940
  • Witt DA, Donson AM, Amani V, Moreira DC, Sanford B, Hoffman LM, Handler MH, Levy JMM, Jones KL, Nellan A, Foreman NK, Griesinger AM. Specific expression of PD-L1 in RELA-fusion supratentorial ependymoma: Implications for PD-1-targeted therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 May;65(5):e26960. PubMed PMID: 29350470
  • Yang MJ, Whelan R, Madden J, Mulcahy Levy JM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Handler MH. Intracranial Ewing sarcoma: four pediatric examples. Childs Nerv Syst. 2018 Mar;34(3):441-448. PubMed PMID: 29285586
  • Jones DTW, Kieran MW, Bouffet E, Alexandrescu S, Bandopadhayay P, Bornhorst M, Ellison D, Fangusaro J, Fisher MJ, Foreman N, Fouladi M, Hargrave D, Hawkins C, Jabado N, Massimino M, Mueller S, Perilongo G, Schouten van Meeteren AYN, Tabori U, Warren K, Waanders AJ, Walker D, Weiss W, Witt O, Wright K, Zhu Y, Bowers DC, Pfister SM, Packer RJ. Pediatric low-grade gliomas: next biologically driven steps. Neuro Oncol. 2018 Jan 22;20(2):160-173. PubMed PMID: 29016845
  • Flannery PC, DeSisto JA, Amani V, Venkataraman S, Lemma RT, Prince EW, Donson A, Moroze EE, Hoffman L, Levy JMM, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Green AL. Preclinical analysis of MTOR complex 1/2 inhibition in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Oncol Rep. 2018 Feb;39(2):455-464. PubMed PMID: 29207163
  • Jones DTW, Kieran MW, Bouffet E, Alexandrescu S, Bandopadhayay P, Bornhorst M, Ellison D, Fangusaro J, Fisher MI, Foreman N, Fouladi M, Hargrave D, Hawkins C, Jabado N, Massimino M, Mueller S, Perilongo G, Schouten-van Meeteren AYN, Tabori U, Warren K, Waanders AJ, Walker D, Weiss W, Witt O, Wright K, Zhu Y, Bowers DC, Pfister SM, Packer RJ. Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas: Next Biologically Driven Steps. Neuro Oncol. 2017 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29016845
  • Amani V, Donson AM, Lummus SC, Prince EW, Griesinger AM, Witt DA, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Hoffman LM. Characterization of 2 Novel Ependymoma Cell Lines With Chromosome 1q Gain Derived From Posterior Fossa Tumors of Childhood. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Jul 1;76(7):595-604. PubMed PMID: 28863455
  • Donson AM, Apps J, Griesinger AM, Amani V, Witt DA, Anderson RCE, Niazi TN, Grant G, Souweidane M, Johnston JM, Jackson EM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Handler MH, Tan AC, Gore L, Virasami A, Gonzalez-Meljem JM, Jacques TS, Martinez-Barbera JP, Foreman NK, Hankinson TC. Molecular Analyses Reveal Inflammatory Mediators in the Solid Component and Cyst Fluid of Human Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2017 Sep 1;76(9):779-788. PubMed PMID: 28859336
  • Cooney T, Lane A, Bartels U, Bouffet E, Goldman S, Leary SES, Foreman NK, Packer RJ, Broniscer A, Minturn JE, Shih CS, Chintagumpala M, Hassall T, Gottardo NG, Dholaria H, Hoffman L, Chaney B, Baugh J, Doughman R, Leach JL, Jones BV, Fouladi M, Warren KE, Monje M. Contemporary survival endpoints: an International Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Registry study. Neuro Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;19(9):1279-1280. PubMed PMID: 28821206
  • Lassaletta A, Zapotocky M, Mistry M, Ramaswamy V, Honnorat M, Krishnatry R, Guerreiro Stucklin A, Zhukova N, Arnoldo A, Ryall S, Ling C, McKeown T, Loukides J, Cruz O, de Torres C, Ho CY, Packer RJ, Tatevossian R, Qaddoumi I, Harreld JH, Dalton JD, Mulcahy-Levy J, Foreman N, Karajannis MA, Wang S, Snuderl M, Nageswara Rao A, Giannini C, Kieran M, Ligon KL, Garre ML, Nozza P, Mascelli S, Raso A, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Silva K, Perbet R, Vasiljevic A, Faure Conter C, Frappaz D, Leary S, Crane C, Chan A, Ng HK, Shi ZF, Mao Y, Finch E, Eisenstat D, Wilson B, Carret AS, Hauser P, Sumerauer D, Krskova L, Larouche V, Fleming A, Zelcer S, Jabado N, Rutka JT, Dirks P, Taylor MD, Chen S, Bartels U, Huang A, Ellison DW, Bouffet E, Hawkins C, Tabori U. Therapeutic and Prognostic Implications of BRAF V600E in Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Sep 1;35(25):2934-2941. PubMed PMID: 28727518
  • Lummus SC, Donson AM, Gowan K, Jones KL, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. p16 Loss and E2F/cell cycle deregulation in infant posterior fossa ependymoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Dec;64(12). PubMed PMID: 28548702
  • Green AL, Mulcahy Levy JM, Vibhakar R, Hemenway M, Madden J, Foreman N, Dorris K. Tumor treating fields in pediatric high-grade glioma. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Jul;33(7):1043-1045. PubMed PMID: 28470383
  • Fay-McClymont TB, Ploetz DM, Mabbott D, Walsh K, Smith A, Chi SN, Wells E, Madden J, Margol A, Finlay J, Kieran MW, Strother D, Dhall G, Packer RJ, Foreman NK, Bouffet E, Lafay-Cousin L. Long-term neuropsychological follow-up of young children with medulloblastoma treated with sequential high-dose chemotherapy and irradiation sparing approach. J Neurooncol. 2017 May;133(1):119-128. PubMed PMID: 28405869
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Donson A, Foreman NK, Dorris K. H3 K27M Mutation in Gangliogliomas can be Associated with Poor Prognosis. Brain Pathol. 2017 Nov;27(6):846-850. PubMed PMID: 28378357
  • Bhatia S, Hirsch K, Bukkapatnam S, Baig NA, Oweida A, Griego A, Calame D, Sharma J, Donson A, Foreman N, Albanese C, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R, Karam SD. Combined EphB2 receptor knockdown with radiation decreases cell viability and invasion in medulloblastoma. Cancer Cell Int. 2017;17:41. PubMed PMID: 28360821
  • Greer A, Foreman NK, Donson A, Davies KD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma/ganglioglioma with rare BRAF V600D mutation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jun;64(6). PubMed PMID: 27860162
  • Pajtler KW, Mack SC, Ramaswamy V, Smith CA, Witt H, Smith A, Hansford JR, von Hoff K, Wright KD, Hwang E, Frappaz D, Kanemura Y, Massimino M, Faure-Conter C, Modena P, Tabori U, Warren KE, Holland EC, Ichimura K, Giangaspero F, Castel D, von Deimling A, Kool M, Dirks PB, Grundy RG, Foreman NK, Gajjar A, Korshunov A, Finlay J, Gilbertson RJ, Ellison DW, Aldape KD, Merchant TE, Bouffet E, Pfister SM, Taylor MD. The current consensus on the clinical management of intracranial ependymoma and its distinct molecular variants. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Jan;133(1):5-12. PubMed PMID: 27858204
  • Packer RJ, Pfister S, Bouffet E, Avery R, Bandopadhayay P, Bornhorst M, Bowers DC, Ellison D, Fangusaro J, Foreman N, Fouladi M, Gajjar A, Haas-Kogan D, Hawkins C, Ho CY, Hwang E, Jabado N, Kilburn LB, Lassaletta A, Ligon KL, Massimino M, Meeteren SV, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Perilongo G, Tabori U, Vezina G, Warren K, Witt O, Zhu Y, Jones DT, Kieran M. Pediatric low-grade gliomas: implications of the biologic era. Neuro Oncol. 2017 Jun 1;19(6):750-761. PubMed PMID: 27683733
  • Pajtler KW, Mack SC, Ramaswamy V, Smith CA, Witt H, Smith A, Hansford JR, von Hoff K, Wright KD, Hwang E, Frappaz D, Kanemura Y, Massimino M, Faure-Conter C, Modena P, Tabori U, Warren KE, Holland EC, Ichimura K, Giangaspero F, Castel D, von Deimling A, Kool M, Dirks PB, Grundy RG, Foreman NK, Gajjar A, Korshunov A, Finlay J, Gilbertson RJ, Ellison DW, Aldape KD, Merchant TE, Bouffet E, Pfister SM, Taylor MD. The current consensus on the clinical management of intracranial ependymoma and its distinct molecular variants. Acta Neuropathol. 2016 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27858204
  • Madden JR, Evans A, Hemenway M, Stark E, Kissell E, Polito A, Batson D, Stark M, Dhall G, Garvin JH, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. Vincristine and Vinblastine: Is checking bilirubin mandatory in children with Brain Tumors?. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27808466
  • Alimova I, Ng J, Harris P, Birks D, Donson A, Taylor MD, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. MPS1 kinase as a potential therapeutic target in medulloblastoma. Oncol Rep. 2016 Nov;36(5):2633-2640. PubMed PMID: 27633003
  • Packer RJ, Pfister S, Bouffet E, Avery R, Bandopadhayay P, Bornhorst M, Bowers DC, Ellison D, Fangusaro J, Foreman N, Fouladi M, Gajjar A, Haas-Kogan D, Hawkins C, Ho CY, Hwang E, Jabado N, Kilburn LB, Lassaletta A, Ligon KL, Massimino M, Meeteren SV, Mueller S, Nicolaides T, Perilongo G, Tabori U, Vezina G, Warren K, Witt O, Zhu Y, Jones DT, Kieran M. Pediatric low-grade gliomas: implications of the biologic era. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27683733
  • Amani V, Prince EW, Alimova I, Balakrishnan I, Birks D, Donson AM, Harris P, Levy JM, Handler M, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Polo-like Kinase 1 as a potential therapeutic target in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. BMC Cancer. 2016 Aug 18;16:647. PubMed PMID: 27538997
  • Prince EW, Balakrishnan I, Shah M, Mulcahy Levy JM, Griesinger AM, Alimova I, Harris PS, Birks DK, Donson AM, Davidson N, Remke M, Taylor MD, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Checkpoint kinase 1 expression is an adverse prognostic marker and therapeutic target in MYC-driven medulloblastoma. Oncotarget. 2016 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27449089
  • Matheson CJ, Venkataraman S, Amani V, Harris PS, Backos DS, Donson AM, Wempe MF, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R, Reigan P. A WEE1 Inhibitor Analog of AZD1775 Maintains Synergy with Cisplatin and Demonstrates Reduced Single-Agent Cytotoxicity in Medulloblastoma Cells. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 Jul 15;11(7):2066-7. PubMed PMID: 27304454
  • Lafay-Cousin L, Smith A, Chi SN, Wells E, Madden J, Margol A, Ramaswamy V, Finlay J, Taylor MD, Dhall G, Strother D, Kieran MW, Foreman NK, Packer RJ, Bouffet E. Clinical, Pathological, and Molecular Characterization of Infant Medulloblastomas Treated with Sequential High-Dose Chemotherapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Sep;63(9):1527-34. PubMed PMID: 27145464
  • Matheson CJ, Venkataraman S, Amani V, Harris PS, Backos DS, Donson AM, Wempe MF, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R, Reigan P. A WEE1 Inhibitor Analog of AZD1775 Maintains Synergy with Cisplatin and Demonstrates Reduced Single-Agent Cytotoxicity in Medulloblastoma Cells. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 Apr 15;11(4):921-30. PubMed PMID: 26745241
  • Hankinson TC, Patibandla MR, Green A, Hemenway M, Foreman N, Handler M, Liu AK. Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Children With Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Apr;63(4):716-8. PubMed PMID: 26544789
  • Gump JM, Donson AM, Birks DK, Amani VM, Rao KK, Griesinger AM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Johnston JM, Anderson RC, Rosenfeld A, Handler M, Gore L, Foreman N, Hankinson TC. Identification of targets for rational pharmacological therapy in childhood craniopharyngioma. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2015 May 21;3:30. PubMed PMID: 25990246
  • Pajtler KW, Witt H, Sill M, Jones DT, Hovestadt V, Kratochwil F, Wani K, Tatevossian R, Punchihewa C, Johann P, Reimand J, Warnatz HJ, Ryzhova M, Mack S, Ramaswamy V, Capper D, Schweizer L, Sieber L, Wittmann A, Huang Z, van Sluis P, Volckmann R, Koster J, Versteeg R, Fults D, Toledano H, Avigad S, Hoffman LM, Donson AM, Foreman N, Hewer E, Zitterbart K, Gilbert M, Armstrong TS, Gupta N, Allen JC, Karajannis MA, Zagzag D, Hasselblatt M, Kulozik AE, Witt O, Collins VP, von Hoff K, Rutkowski S, Pietsch T, Bader G, Yaspo ML, von Deimling A, Lichter P, Taylor MD, Gilbertson R, Ellison DW, Aldape K, Korshunov A, Kool M, Pfister SM. Molecular Classification of Ependymal Tumors across All CNS Compartments, Histopathological Grades, and Age Groups. Cancer Cell. 2015 May 11;27(5):728-43. PubMed PMID: 25965575
  • Torchia J, Picard D, Lafay-Cousin L, Hawkins CE, Kim SK, Letourneau L, Ra YS, Ho KC, Chan TS, Sin-Chan P, Dunham CP, Yip S, Ng HK, Lu JQ, Albrecht S, Pimentel J, Chan JA, Somers GR, Zielenska M, Faria CC, Roque L, Baskin B, Birks D, Foreman N, Strother D, Klekner A, Garami M, Hauser P, Hortobágyi T, Bognár L, Wilson B, Hukin J, Carret AS, Van Meter TE, Nakamura H, Toledano H, Fried I, Fults D, Wataya T, Fryer C, Eisenstat DD, Scheineman K, Johnston D, Michaud J, Zelcer S, Hammond R, Ramsay DA, Fleming AJ, Lulla RR, Fangusaro JR, Sirachainan N, Larbcharoensub N, Hongeng S, Barakzai MA, Montpetit A, Stephens D, Grundy RG, Schüller U, Nicolaides T, Tihan T, Phillips J, Taylor MD, Rutka JT, Dirks P, Bader GD, Warmuth-Metz M, Rutkowski S, Pietsch T, Judkins AR, Jabado N, Bouffet E, Huang A. Molecular subgroups of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumours in children: an integrated genomic and clinicopathological analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2015 May;16(5):569-82. PubMed PMID: 25882982
  • DeWire M, Fouladi M, Turner DC, Wetmore C, Hawkins C, Jacobs C, Yuan Y, Liu D, Goldman S, Fisher P, Rytting M, Bouffet E, Khakoo Y, Hwang EI, Foreman N, Stewart CF, Gilbert MR, Gilbertson R, Gajjar A. An open-label, two-stage, phase II study of bevacizumab and lapatinib in children with recurrent or refractory ependymoma: a collaborative ependymoma research network study (CERN). J Neurooncol. 2015 May;123(1):85-91. PubMed PMID: 25859842
  • Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Donson AM, Vogel H, Foreman NK. Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma (PMA) Shows Significant Differences in Gene Expression vs. Pilocytic Astrocytoma (PA) and Variable Tendency Toward Maturation to PA. Brain Pathol. 2015 Jul;25(4):429-40. PubMed PMID: 25521223
  • Levy JM, Thompson JC, Griesinger AM, Amani V, Donson AM, Birks DK, Morgan MJ, Mirsky DM, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Thorburn A. Autophagy inhibition improves chemosensitivity in BRAF(V600E) brain tumors. Cancer Discov. 2014 Jul;4(7):773-80. PubMed PMID: 24823863
  • Skrypek M, Foreman N, Guillaume D, Moertel C. Pilomyxoid astrocytoma treated successfully with vemurafenib. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Nov;61(11):2099-100. PubMed PMID: 24821190
  • Venkataraman S, Alimova I, Balakrishnan I, Harris P, Birks DK, Griesinger A, Amani V, Cristiano B, Remke M, Taylor MD, Handler M, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. Inhibition of BRD4 attenuates tumor cell self-renewal and suppresses stem cell signaling in MYC driven medulloblastoma. Oncotarget. 2014 May 15;5(9):2355-71. PubMed PMID: 24796395
  • Buczkowicz P, Hoeman C, Rakopoulos P, Pajovic S, Letourneau L, Dzamba M, Morrison A, Lewis P, Bouffet E, Bartels U, Zuccaro J, Agnihotri S, Ryall S, Barszczyk M, Chornenkyy Y, Bourgey M, Bourque G, Montpetit A, Cordero F, Castelo-Branco P, Mangerel J, Tabori U, Ho KC, Huang A, Taylor KR, Mackay A, Bendel AE, Nazarian J, Fangusaro JR, Karajannis MA, Zagzag D, Foreman NK, Donson A, Hegert JV, Smith A, Chan J, Lafay-Cousin L, Dunn S, Hukin J, Dunham C, Scheinemann K, Michaud J, Zelcer S, Ramsay D, Cain J, Brennan C, Souweidane MM, Jones C, Allis CD, Brudno M, Becher O, Hawkins C. Genomic analysis of diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas identifies three molecular subgroups and recurrent activating ACVR1 mutations. Nat Genet. 2014 May;46(5):451-6. PubMed PMID: 24705254
  • Harris PS, Venkataraman S, Alimova I, Birks DK, Balakrishnan I, Cristiano B, Donson AM, Dubuc AM, Taylor MD, Foreman NK, Reigan P, Vibhakar R. Integrated genomic analysis identifies the mitotic checkpoint kinase WEE1 as a novel therapeutic target in medulloblastoma. Mol Cancer. 2014 Mar 24;13:72. PubMed PMID: 24661910
  • Donson AM, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Aisner DL, Bemis LT, Birks DK, Levy JM, Smith AA, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Rush SZ. Pediatric brainstem gangliogliomas show BRAF(V600E) mutation in a high percentage of cases. Brain Pathol. 2014 Mar;24(2):173-83. PubMed PMID: 24238153
  • Hoffman LM, Plimpton SR, Foreman NK, Stence NV, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hemenway MS, Vibhakar R, Liu AK. Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for recurrent ependymoma in children. J Neurooncol. 2014 Jan;116(1):107-11. PubMed PMID: 24078173
  • Lauro C, Macy ME, Zeitler P, Backus J, Mettler P, Foreman N, Liu AK. The relationship between thyroid dose and diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism in pediatric brain tumor patients receiving craniospinal irradiation. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Mar;27(3-4):299-303. PubMed PMID: 24057590
  • Moertel CL, Xia J, LaRue R, Waldron NN, Andersen BM, Prins RM, Okada H, Donson AM, Foreman NK, Hunt MA, Pennell CA, Olin MR. CD200 in CNS tumor-induced immunosuppression: the role for CD200 pathway blockade in targeted immunotherapy. J Immunother Cancer. 2014;2(1):46. PubMed PMID: 25598973
  • Backos DS, Fritz KS, McArthur DG, Kepa JK, Donson AM, Petersen DR, Foreman NK, Franklin CC, Reigan P. Glycation of glutamate cysteine ligase by 2-deoxy-d-ribose and its potential impact on chemoresistance in glioblastoma. Neurochem Res. 2013 Sep;38(9):1838-49. PubMed PMID: 23743623
  • Barton VN, Donson AM, Birks DK, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Rush SZ. Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3 expression is an independent prognostic factor in pediatric pilocytic and pilomyxoid astrocytoma. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2013 May;72(5):442-9. PubMed PMID: 23584203
  • Arland LC, Hendricks-Ferguson VL, Pearson J, Foreman NK, Madden JR. Development of an in-home standardized end-of-life treatment program for pediatric patients dying of brain tumors. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Apr;18(2):144-57. PubMed PMID: 23560586
  • Gajjar A, Packer RJ, Foreman NK, Cohen K, Haas-Kogan D, Merchant TE, COG Brain Tumor Committee. Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: central nervous system tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jun;60(6):1022-6. PubMed PMID: 23255213
  • Venkataraman S, Birks DK, Balakrishnan I, Alimova I, Harris PS, Patel PR, Handler MH, Dubuc A, Taylor MD, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. MicroRNA 218 acts as a tumor suppressor by targeting multiple cancer phenotype-associated genes in medulloblastoma. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jan 18;288(3):1918-28. PubMed PMID: 23212916
  • Alimova I, Birks DK, Harris PS, Knipstein JA, Venkataraman S, Marquez VE, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. Inhibition of EZH2 suppresses self-renewal and induces radiation sensitivity in atypical rhabdoid teratoid tumor cells. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Feb;15(2):149-60. PubMed PMID: 23190500
  • Whiteway SL, Harris PS, Venkataraman S, Alimova I, Birks DK, Donson AM, Foreman NK, Vibhakar R. Inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase 6 suppresses cell proliferation and enhances radiation sensitivity in medulloblastoma cells. J Neurooncol. 2013 Jan;111(2):113-21. PubMed PMID: 23138228
  • Donson AM, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Aisner DL, Bemis LT, Birks DK, Levy JM, Smith AA, Handler MH, Foreman NK, Rush SZ. Pediatric Brainstem Gangliogliomas Show BRAF(V600E) Mutation in a High Percentage of Cases. Brain Pathol. 2013 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24238153
  • Lauro C, Macy ME, Zeitler P, Backus J, Mettler P, Foreman N, Liu AK. The relationship between thyroid dose and diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism in pediatric brain tumor patients receiving craniospinal irradiation. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep 20;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24057590
  • Plimpton SR, Stence N, Hemenway M, Hankinson TC, Foreman N, Liu AK. Cerebral Radiation Necrosis in Pediatric Patients. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23647507
  • Rush S, Foreman N, Liu A. Brainstem ganglioglioma successfully treated with vemurafenib. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 1;31(10):e159-60. PubMed PMID: 23358987
  • Hankinson TC, Palmeri NO, Williams SA, Torok MR, Serrano CA, Foreman NK, Handler MH, Liu AK. Patterns of care for craniopharyngioma: survey of members of the american association of neurological surgeons. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2013;49(3):131-6. PubMed PMID: 24577430
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Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians (London), Member
  • British Society for Hematology, Member
  • Childhood Oncology Group, Member
  • Societe Internationale d’Oncologie International, Member
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
  • Children’s Oncology Group - Ependymoma Sub-Committee, Co-Chair
  • Children’s Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee, Member
  • Neuro Sciences Institute, Member
  • Colorado Cancer Board - Scientific Advisory Board , Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Board Certification (1995, 2006)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1996, 2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
  • Cancers - Brain Cancer
  • Cancers - Pediatric Cancer
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Cancers - Chemotherapy
Clinical Interests
I have an interest in the development of clinical protocols for children with difficult to treat brain tumors. My lab interests concentrate on the development of novel therapies with glial tumors.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Sheffield University (1981)
  • MB ChB, Sheffield University (1981)
Internships:
  • University of Sheffield (1982)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Sheffield, Pediatrics (1985)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation
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