Suzanne Conzen
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730


BA1982Brown UniversityPolitical Science
MS1985University of LondonImmunology
MD1987Yale University 
Residency1990Cornell UniversityInternal Medicine
Fellowship1993Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterHematology/Oncology
Fellowship1996Howard Hughes Medical InstituteMolecular Virology
Fellowship1998The University of ChicagoMolecular Oncology

Academic Interests

Dr. Conzen's laboratory uses both molecular approaches and animal models to study mechanisms that contribute to the development and progression of human breast cancer. Current projects include 1) defining glucocorticoid receptor signaling pathways in breast epithelium, 2) determining the role of ubiquitin modification of cellular kinases in breast cancer survival signaling pathways and 3) using bioinformatic approaches to predict signaling pathways from large-scale time course microarray data.

Clinical Interests

Locally advanced breast cancer

Representative Publications

  1. Wu W, Chaudhuri S, Brickley DR, Pang D, Karrison T, Conzen SD. Microarray analysis reveals glucocorticoid-regulated survival genes that are associated with inhibition of apoptosis in breast epithelial cells. Cancer Res. 2004; 64(5):1757-64.
  2. Poelman SM, Heimann R, Fleming GF, Recant WM, Conzen SD. Invariant p53 immunostaining in primary and recurrent breast cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2004; 40(1):28-32.
  3. Brickley DR, Mikosz CA, Hagan CR, Conzen SD.Ubiquitin modification of serum and glucocorticoid-induced protein kinase-1 (SGK-1).J Biol Chem. 2002; 277(45):43064-70.
  4. Mikosz CA, Brickley DR, Sharkey MS, Moran TW, Conzen SD. Glucocorticoid receptor-mediated protection from apoptosis is associated with induction of the serine/threonine survival kinase gene, sgk-1. J Biol Chem. 2001; 276(20):16649-54.
  5. Moran TJ, Gray S, Mikosz CA, Conzen SD. The glucocorticoid receptor mediates a survival signal in human mammary epithelial cells. Cancer Res. 2000; 60(4):867-72.

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