Joanne Young

Summary

Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Serrated polyposis: an enigmatic model of colorectal cancer predisposition
    Christophe Rosty
    Pathology Queensland and UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
    Patholog Res Int 2011:157073. 2011
  2. pmc Risk factors for colorectal cancer in patients with multiple serrated polyps: a cross-sectional case series from genetics clinics
    Daniel D Buchanan
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, QIMR, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 5:e11636. 2010
  3. pmc Phenotypic diversity in patients with multiple serrated polyps: a genetics clinic study
    Daniel D Buchanan
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, QIMR, Herston, Brisbane Q 4006, Australia
    Int J Colorectal Dis 25:703-12. 2010
  4. pmc Linkage to chromosome 2q32.2-q33.3 in familial serrated neoplasia (Jass syndrome)
    Aedan Roberts
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Fam Cancer 10:245-54. 2011
  5. pmc SnoN expression is differently regulated in microsatellite unstable compared with microsatellite stable colorectal cancers
    June A Chia
    The Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital Foundation Clinical Research Centre and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, 4029, Australia
    BMC Cancer 6:252. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint The case for a genetic predisposition to serrated neoplasia in the colorectum: hypothesis and review of the literature
    Joanne Young
    Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1778-84. 2006
  7. pmc Serrated pathway colorectal cancer in the population: genetic consideration
    Joanne Young
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, QIMR 300 Herston Road, Herston Q 4006, Australia
    Gut 56:1453-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Mapping of a candidate colorectal cancer tumor-suppressor gene to a 900-kilobase region on the short arm of chromosome 8
    James M Flanagan
    The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Genes Chromosomes Cancer 40:247-60. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Molecular, pathologic, and clinical features of early-onset endometrial cancer: identifying presumptive Lynch syndrome patients
    Michael D Walsh
    Familial Cancer Laboratory and Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia
    Clin Cancer Res 14:1692-700. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the transcription regulator, CNOT7, as a candidate chromosome 8 tumor suppressor gene in colorectal cancer
    James Flanagan
    The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Cancer 106:505-9. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Genetics of Serrated Neoplasia
    Joanne Young; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Genetics of Serrated Neoplasia
    Joanne Young; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications43

  1. pmc Serrated polyposis: an enigmatic model of colorectal cancer predisposition
    Christophe Rosty
    Pathology Queensland and UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029, Australia
    Patholog Res Int 2011:157073. 2011
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  2. pmc Risk factors for colorectal cancer in patients with multiple serrated polyps: a cross-sectional case series from genetics clinics
    Daniel D Buchanan
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, QIMR, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 5:e11636. 2010
    ..The aim of this work therefore was to investigate the association between smoking and the risk of CRC in high-risk genetics clinic patients presenting with multiple serrated polyps...
  3. pmc Phenotypic diversity in patients with multiple serrated polyps: a genetics clinic study
    Daniel D Buchanan
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, QIMR, Herston, Brisbane Q 4006, Australia
    Int J Colorectal Dis 25:703-12. 2010
    ..Hyperplastic polyposis is a colonic polyposis condition of unknown aetiology. The purpose of this study was to examine the spectrum of phenotypic variation in patients with multiple serrated polyps as a basis for gene discovery...
  4. pmc Linkage to chromosome 2q32.2-q33.3 in familial serrated neoplasia (Jass syndrome)
    Aedan Roberts
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
    Fam Cancer 10:245-54. 2011
    ..36 (P = 0.004). Five primary candidate genes (CFLAR, CASP10, CASP8, FZD7 and BMPR2) were sequenced and no segregating variants identified. There was no evidence of linkage to previously reported loci on chromosomes 3, 7 and 9...
  5. pmc SnoN expression is differently regulated in microsatellite unstable compared with microsatellite stable colorectal cancers
    June A Chia
    The Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital Foundation Clinical Research Centre and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, 4029, Australia
    BMC Cancer 6:252. 2006
    ..SnoN is an important regulator of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) signalling pathway and has been shown to exhibit both tumour promotion and suppression activity...
  6. ncbi request reprint The case for a genetic predisposition to serrated neoplasia in the colorectum: hypothesis and review of the literature
    Joanne Young
    Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1778-84. 2006
    ..The tendency for these lesions to be multiple, associated with smoking, and to show frequent BRAF mutation and CIMP points to a defect that may result from interactions between the environment and a weakly penetrant genetic alteration...
  7. pmc Serrated pathway colorectal cancer in the population: genetic consideration
    Joanne Young
    Familial Cancer Laboratory, QIMR 300 Herston Road, Herston Q 4006, Australia
    Gut 56:1453-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Mapping of a candidate colorectal cancer tumor-suppressor gene to a 900-kilobase region on the short arm of chromosome 8
    James M Flanagan
    The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Genes Chromosomes Cancer 40:247-60. 2004
    ..Despite the rarity of somatic mutations, the expression data suggest that KIAA1456 is still a candidate for the putative 8p colorectal cancer tumor-suppressor gene...
  9. doi request reprint Molecular, pathologic, and clinical features of early-onset endometrial cancer: identifying presumptive Lynch syndrome patients
    Michael D Walsh
    Familial Cancer Laboratory and Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia
    Clin Cancer Res 14:1692-700. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of Lynch syndrome in a series of young-onset EC, and to identify molecular, clinical, and pathologic features that may alert clinicians to the presence of this disorder...
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the transcription regulator, CNOT7, as a candidate chromosome 8 tumor suppressor gene in colorectal cancer
    James Flanagan
    The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Cancer 106:505-9. 2003
    ..The rarity of somatic mutations in CNOT7, and its expression in primary colorectal tumors and cell lines, suggests that CNOT7 is not the target tumor suppressor gene in the 8p22-23.1 CRCSR...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evidence for BRAF mutation and variable levels of microsatellite instability in a syndrome of familial colorectal cancer
    Joanne Young
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:254-63. 2005
    ..Here, we discuss their role in the development of other familial colorectal cancers (CRC). We studied non-FAP, non-HNPCC CRC families characterized by tumors that varied in their level of MSI between individual members...
  12. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of sessile serrated adenomas with BRAF mutations: a prospective study of patients undergoing colonoscopy
    Kevin J Spring
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    Gastroenterology 131:1400-7. 2006
    ..This prospective study examined the prevalence of sessile serrated adenomas and determined the incidence of BRAF and K-ras mutations in different types of polyps...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mutation searching in colorectal cancer studies: experience with a denaturing high-pressure liquid chromatography system for exon-by-exon scanning of tumour suppressor genes
    Joanne Young
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Royal Brisbane Hospital Foundation Clinical Research Centre, Bancroft Centre, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    Pathology 34:529-33. 2002
    ..Here we report our progress using denaturing gradient high-pressure liquid chromatography (DHPLC) in the screening of the mismatch repair genes MLH1 and MSH2 and in screening the APC and HPP1 tumour suppressor genes for mutations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Silencing of O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase in the absence of promoter hypermethylation in hepatocellular carcinomas from Australia and South Africa
    Nirmitha I Herath
    Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Oncol Rep 17:817-22. 2007
    ..This suggests that epigenetic silencing of MGMT and microsatellite instability does not play an important role in this series of HCCs derived from different populations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reciprocal relationship between methylation status and loss of heterozygosity at the p14(ARF) locus in Australian and South African hepatocellular carcinomas
    Nirmitha I Herath
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Clinical Research Center, Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Foundation, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Queesland, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:301-7. 2002
    ..05). No significant association between p14 and p53 was seen in this study. The reciprocal relationship identified indicates different pathways of tumorigenesis and likely reflects different etiologies of HCC in the two countries...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cadherin/catenin complex appears to be intact in hepatocellular carcinomas from Australia and South Africa
    Nirmitha I Herath
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Clinical Research Center, Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Foundation, Brisbane, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:676-82. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the role of E-cadherin and beta-catenin in Australian and South African patients with HCC...
  17. ncbi request reprint Varying etiologies lead to different molecular changes in Australian and South African hepatocellular carcinomas
    Nirmitha I Herath
    Leukemia Foundation of Queensland, The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane 4029, QLD, Australia
    Int J Oncol 35:1081-9. 2009
    ..Methylation was more and AI less prevalent in Australian than South African HCCs. These data suggest that there are different mechanisms of malignant transformation in HCCs from Australia and South Africa...
  18. ncbi request reprint Morphological and molecular heterogeneity within nonmicrosatellite instability-high colorectal cancer
    Vicki L J Whitehall
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Clinical Research Centre, Royal Brisbane Hospital Research Foundation, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Cancer Res 62:6011-4. 2002
    ..004) and lower frequency of hMLH1 methylation (P < 0.001) in the latter. These data demonstrate that the separation of CRC into two nonoverlapping groups (MSI-H versus MSS/MSI-L) is a misleading oversimplification...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evolution of colorectal cancer: change of pace and change of direction
    Jereny R Jass
    Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:17-26. 2002
    ..Cancers in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer show features of both classical (adenoma and APC mutation) and alternative pathways (rapid evolution, MSI-H and lack of chromosomal instability)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Stability of BAT26 in Lynch syndrome colorectal tumours
    Lesley Jaskowski
    Eur J Hum Genet 15:139-41; author reply 141-2. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint Epigenetic stem cell signature in cancer
    Martin Widschwendter
    Department of Gynecological Oncology, Institute for Women s Health, University College London, London WC1E 6DH, UK
    Nat Genet 39:157-8. 2007
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Lynch syndrome in women less than 50 years of age with endometrial cancer
    Michael D Walsh
    Obstet Gynecol 112:943. 2008
  23. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite instability markers for identifying early-onset colorectal cancers caused by germ-line mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes
    Leeanne J Mead
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Clin Cancer Res 13:2865-9. 2007
    ..We wanted to examine which microsatellite markers currently used to detect MSI best predict early-onset colorectal cancer caused by germ-line mutations in MMR genes...
  24. pmc The clinical phenotype of Lynch syndrome due to germ-line PMS2 mutations
    Leigha Senter
    Human Cancer Genetics Program, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:419-28. 2008
    ..Information about the clinical significance of PMS2 mutations is crucial for appropriate counseling. Here, we report the clinical characteristics of a large series of PMS2 mutation carriers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Variants on 9p24 and 8q24 are associated with risk of colorectal cancer: results from the Colon Cancer Family Registry
    Jenny N Poynter
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, NOR4411A, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
    Cancer Res 67:11128-32. 2007
    ..These data suggest that common variants may play important roles in the risk of CRC...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome: phenotypic presentations and the role of MBD4 and MYH
    Elizabeth Chow
    Familial Cancer Clinic, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Gastroenterology 131:30-9. 2006
    ..There is no known germ-line predisposition. We aimed to characterize the clinicopathologic features of 38 patients with HPS and explore the role of germ-line mutations in the base excision repair genes MBD4 and MYH...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hypermethylation of HPP1 is associated with hMLH1 hypermethylation in gastric adenocarcinomas
    David M Shibata
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    Cancer Res 62:5637-40. 2002
    ..Moreover, hMLH1 hypermethylation occurs predominantly in the setting of HPP1 hypermethylation. HPP1 hypermethylation may represent an early event in mismatch repair-deficient gastric tumorigenesis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Emerging concepts in colorectal neoplasia
    Jeremy R Jass
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Queensland Medical School, Australia
    Gastroenterology 123:862-76. 2002
    ..If colorectal cancer is a heterogeneous disease comprising discrete subsets that evolve through different pathways, it is evident that these subsets will need to be studied individually in the future...
  29. ncbi request reprint Identification of genes uniquely involved in frequent microsatellite instability colon carcinogenesis by expression profiling combined with epigenetic scanning
    Yuriko Mori
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Greenebaum Cancer Center and Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cancer Res 64:2434-8. 2004
    ..This methylation screening strategy should identify additional genes inactivated by epigenetic silencing in colorectal and other cancers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Aberrant methylation of the HPP1 gene in ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal carcinoma
    Fumiaki Sato
    Gastroenterology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Gastroenterology Service, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Cancer Res 62:6820-2. 2002
    ..In conclusion, our data suggest that methylation of HPP1 is a relatively common early event in UC-associated carcinogenesis. HPP1 offers potential as a biomarker for the early detection of cancer or dysplasia in UC...
  31. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer with mutation in BRAF, KRAS, and wild-type with respect to both oncogenes showing different patterns of DNA methylation
    Takeshi Nagasaka
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 22:4584-94. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to further investigate the link between genetic alterations in the RAS/RAF/ERK pathway and an underlying epigenetic disorder...
  32. ncbi request reprint DNA methylation patterns in adenomas from FAP, multiple adenoma and sporadic colorectal carcinoma patients
    Coral V A Wynter
    Conjoint Gastroenterology Laboratory, Clinical Research Centre, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland Australia
    Int J Cancer 118:907-15. 2006
    ..Genetic profiling of adenomas supports the concept that adenomas belonging to familial syndromes pursue a different pathway to tumorigenesis than their sporadic counterpar/ts from their earliest formation...
  33. ncbi request reprint Isolated loss of PMS2 expression in colorectal cancers: frequency, patient age, and familial aggregation
    Sharlene Gill
    British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Clin Cancer Res 11:6466-71. 2005
    ..Rarely, there is selective loss of PMS2 expression. We sought to describe the frequency and clinical correlates of selective loss of expression of PMS2 with the MSI-H tumor phenotype...
  34. ncbi request reprint The PCNA-associated factor KIAA0101/p15(PAF) binds the potential tumor suppressor product p33ING1b
    Fiona Simpson
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Exp Cell Res 312:73-85. 2006
    ..This suggests that p15(PAF) forms part of a larger protein complex potentially involved in the regulation of DNA repair, apoptosis and cell cycle progression...
  35. ncbi request reprint CpG island methylator phenotype underlies sporadic microsatellite instability and is tightly associated with BRAF mutation in colorectal cancer
    Daniel J Weisenberger
    Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90089 9176, USA
    Nat Genet 38:787-93. 2006
    ..Sporadic cases of mismatch repair deficiency occur almost exclusively as a consequence of CIMP-associated methylation of MLH1 . We propose a robust new marker panel to classify CIMP+ tumors...
  36. ncbi request reprint Association of the SULT1A1 R213H polymorphism with colorectal cancer
    Chung Fai Wong
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4102, Australia
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 29:754-8. 2002
    ..4. From this study, we conclude that the SULT1A1 R213H polymorphism is not linked with colorectal cancer in this elderly Australian population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Correspondence re: P. Laiho et al., Low-level microsatellite instability in most colorectal carcinomas. Cancer Res., 62: 1166-1170, 2002
    Jeremy R Jass
    Cancer Res 62:5988-9; author reply 5989-90. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Instabilotyping reveals unique mutational spectra in microsatellite-unstable gastric cancers
    Yuriko Mori
    Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Cancer Res 62:3641-5. 2002
    ..2%), and an endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein gene SEC63 (37.5%). The mutational spectra for genes with high mutation frequencies were also significantly different between MSI-H gastric and colorectal cancers...
  39. doi request reprint Serrated neoplasia of the colorectum and cigarette smoking
    Joanne Young
    Gastroenterology 135:323-4; author reply 324. 2008
  40. ncbi request reprint The impact of microsatellite instability on the molecular phenotype of colorectal tumors
    Yuriko Mori
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 655 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Cancer Res 63:4577-82. 2003
    ..Thus, both components 3 and 10 reflected different aspects of MSI and helped to establish principal components analysis as a useful tool to identify and characterize distinct biological features of human malignancy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hyperplastic polyposis in the New Zealand population: a condition associated with increased colorectal cancer risk and European ancestry
    Andrew Yeoman
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Middlemore Hospital, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 120:U2827. 2007
    ..HPS is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). In this report, we review the presentation and management of a series of individuals with HPS...
  42. pmc Regulation of microtubule-dependent recycling at the trans-Golgi network by Rab6A and Rab6A'
    Joanne Young
    Cell Biology and Biophysics Programme, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, D 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
    Mol Biol Cell 16:162-77. 2005
    ..Together, this suggests that a recycling pathway operates at the level of the trans-Golgi linking directly to the ER. This pathway would be the preferred route for both toxins and resident Golgi proteins...
  43. doi request reprint Re: Excess of early onset multiple myeloma in endometrial cancer probands and their relatives suggests common susceptibility
    Amanda Spurdle
    Gynecol Oncol 109:153; author reply 154. 2008

Research Grants3

  1. Genetics of Serrated Neoplasia
    Joanne Young; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In this proposal, we will explore the notion that the predisposition to form hyperplastic polyps may be inherited in families. ..
  2. Genetics of Serrated Neoplasia
    Joanne Young; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In this proposal, we will explore the notion that the predisposition to form hyperplastic polyps may be inherited in families. ..