Karen Sandell Sfanos

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Identification of replication competent murine gammaretroviruses in commonly used prostate cancer cell lines
    Karen Sandell Sfanos
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20874. 2011
  2. pmc Infection of Xenotransplanted Human Cell Lines by Murine Retroviruses: A Lesson Brought Back to Light by XMRV
    Heidi A Hempel
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Front Oncol 3:156. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint XMRV and prostate cancer--a 'final' perspective
    Karen S Sfanos
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Nat Rev Urol 9:111-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer and inflammation: the evidence
    Karen S Sfanos
    Department of Pathology, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Histopathology 60:199-215. 2012

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Publications4

  1. pmc Identification of replication competent murine gammaretroviruses in commonly used prostate cancer cell lines
    Karen Sandell Sfanos
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e20874. 2011
    ..Importantly, our results suggest a need for regular screening of cancer cell lines for retroviral "contamination", much like routine mycoplasma testing...
  2. pmc Infection of Xenotransplanted Human Cell Lines by Murine Retroviruses: A Lesson Brought Back to Light by XMRV
    Heidi A Hempel
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Front Oncol 3:156. 2013
    ..Thus, the possibility of xenotropic retroviral infection of cell lines may warrant additional precautions, such as periodic testing for retroviral sequences in cell lines cultured in the laboratory...
  3. ncbi request reprint XMRV and prostate cancer--a 'final' perspective
    Karen S Sfanos
    Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Nat Rev Urol 9:111-8. 2012
    ..These new findings strongly imply that XMRV does not circulate in humans, but is only present in the laboratory. Thus, there is no reason to believe that it has any role in the etiology of prostate cancer or other diseases...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer and inflammation: the evidence
    Karen S Sfanos
    Department of Pathology, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Histopathology 60:199-215. 2012
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