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Susan Kay Murphy, PhD

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Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 226 B Wing LSRC, 450 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 681-3423
Email: susan.murphy@duke.edu

Ovarian and cervical cancer epigenetics, imprinted genes in ovarian and cervical cancers, identification of methylation biomarkers of disease, ovarian cancer stem cells, chemotherapeutic response in ovarian cancer, tumor dormancy, the influence of the in utero environment on DNA methylation and risk of disease.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1998
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1992

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Nagura, M, Matsumura, N, Baba, T, Murakami, R, Kharma, B, Hamanishi, J, Yamaguchi, K, Abiko, K, Koshiyama, M, Mandai, M, Murata, T, Murphy, SK, and Konishi, I. "Invasion of uterine cervical squamous cell carcinoma cells is facilitated by locoregional interaction with cancer-associated fibroblasts via activating transforming growth factor-beta." Gynecologic oncology 136, no. 1 (January 2015): 104-111.

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Soubry, A, Murphy, SK, Wang, F, Huang, Z, Vidal, AC, Fuemmeler, BF, Kurtzberg, J, Murtha, A, Jirtle, RL, Schildkraut, JM, and Hoyo, C. "Newborns of obese parents have altered DNA methylation patterns at imprinted genes." International Journal of Obesity 39, no. 4 (January 1, 2015): 650-657.

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Siddiqui, NY, DuBois, LG, St John-Williams, L, Will, TJ, Grenier, C, Burke, E, Fraser, MO, Amundsen, CL, and Murphy, SK. "Optimizing Urine Processing Protocols for Protein and Metabolite Detection." Journal of proteomics & bioinformatics 2015, no. Suppl 14 (January 2015).

Scholars@Duke

Nye, MD, Hoyo, C, Wang, F, Murtha, AP, Schildkraut, JM, Kurtzberg, J, Jirtle, RL, Huang, Z, and Murphy, SK. "Abstract B22: Altered methylation profiles of imprinted genes in response to prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke in the Newborn Epigenetic STudy (NEST) cohort." Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 23, no. 11 Supplement (November 2014): B22-B22.

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Kharma, B, Baba, T, Matsumura, N, Kang, HS, Hamanishi, J, Murakami, R, McConechy, MM, Leung, S, Yamaguchi, K, Hosoe, Y, Yoshioka, Y, Murphy, SK, Mandai, M, Hunstman, DG, and Konishi, I. "STAT1 drives tumor progression in serous papillary endometrial cancer." Cancer research 74, no. 22 (November 2014): 6519-6530.

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Stevens, EV, Whitaker, R, Guinet, A, Chang, C-Y, Grenier, C, Marks, J, McDonnell, DP, Murphy, SK, Berchuck, A, and Gaillard, S. "Abstract 4570: Role of ERRalpha in ovarian cancer." October 1, 2014.

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Kharma, B, Baba, T, Matsumura, N, Kang, HS, Murakami, R, Yamaguchi, K, Hamanishi, J, Mandai, M, Murphy, SK, and Konishi, I. "Abstract LB-123: Novel function of STAT1 pathway as a modulator of tumor progression in serous papillary endometrial cancer." October 1, 2014.

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Yamaguchi, K, Huang, Z, Matsumura, N, Mandai, M, Okamoto, T, Baba, T, Konishi, I, Berchuck, A, and Murphy, SK. "Epigenetic determinants of ovarian clear cell carcinoma biology." International Journal of Cancer 135, no. 3 (August 1, 2014): 585-597.

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Yamaguchi, K, Huang, Z, Matsumura, N, Mandai, M, Okamoto, T, Baba, T, Konishi, I, Berchuck, A, and Murphy, SK. "Epigenetic determinants of ovarian clear cell carcinoma biology." Int J Cancer 135, no. 3 (August 1, 2014): 585-597.

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Hoyo, C, Daltveit, AK, Iversen, E, Benjamin-Neelon, SE, Fuemmeler, B, Schildkraut, J, Murtha, AP, Overcash, F, Vidal, AC, Wang, F, Huang, Z, Kurtzberg, J, Seewaldt, V, Forman, M, Jirtle, RL, and Murphy, SK. "Erythrocyte folate concentrations, CpG methylation at genomically imprinted domains, and birth weight in a multiethnic newborn cohort." Epigenetics 9, no. 8 (August 2014): 1120-1130.

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