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Dr Wael M. Abdel-Rahman
(Other names: Wael M. Abdel-Rahman M. Hassan)

MBBCH, MSc (Pathology), PhD (Molec Pathology). Associate Professor of Molecular Pathology & Coordinator, MSc/PhD program in Molecular Medicine
University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences, MLS
P.O. Box 27272, Sharjah, UAE
Tel 971 6 5057556 Fax 971 6 5057515
email whassan@sharjah.ac.ae

Dr Wael M Abdel-Rahman (Hassan); MBBCH, MSc (Pathology), PhD (Molecular Pathology) is the coordinator of the MSc/PhD program in Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine and Associate Professor at the College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Finland. He is one of the inaugurating researchers of the Sharjah Institute of Medical Research. He is a member of the University Postgraduate Studies Council and Research Ethics Committee and the chair of the College Research Committee and he was the executive chair of the Molecular Medicine Research Domain at the University of Sharjah. He served the University of Sharjah and the community at many other committees.

His PhD work was carried out at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities, UK (1997-2001), with a focus on molecular genetics of colorectal cancer, during which he identified a novel molecular cytogenetic profile in colorectal cancers. At the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Finland (2002-2007, then as an adjunct Prof till present), he directed his efforts to the study and diagnosis of familial cancers and contributed to seminal discoveries in this field. Currently, his research at the University of Sharjah aims to understand the resistance of cancer cells to therapy as well as the environmental causes of cancers. His research supports graduate students. He has published a series of landmark research articles and critical reviews on the genetics of colorectal, endometrial and other cancers in leading international journals.

Adjunct Professor, department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Finland

(Name in publication Abdel-Rahman WM, Total citations 881, h-index 19 as of Nov., 2014)
Qualifications

1- Ph.D. 2001, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom. (Research completed at Cambridge University, UK). Field: Molecular Pathology. Thesis title: "Genomic instability, deregulation of apoptosis and treatment responsiveness in sporadic colorectal cancer".

2- Histopathology M.Sc. 199 5, Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. This was a three-part programme spanning four years: 1st Part: Immunology and Microbiology; 2nd Part: research thesis on “Expression of P-Glycoprotein in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma”; and 3rd Part clinical diagnostic histopathology and basic pathology.

3- M.D. 1989 (M. B., B. CH., Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery)), Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. (Grade: Very Good with Honours).

Significant Posts/professional Experiences:

1.September 2013 - Till present: Coordinator, MSc/PhD program in Molecular Medicine and Translational Research, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah
2. January 2011- Till present: Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences, M.L.S., Sharjah, U.A.E.
3. Sept 2007 – Till present: Adjunct Professor, department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
4. September 2007 –December 2010: Assistant Professor, University of Sharjah, College of Health Sciences, M.L.T., Sharjah, U.A.E.
5. January 2002 – September 2007:
•Senior Scientist & Molecular Pathologist, Department of Medical Genetics, Biomedicum Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Finland.
•Assistant Professor (Lecturer in Egyptian System), Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
6. April, 2001 – December, 2001: Lecturer (Assistant Lecturer in Egyptian System), Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
7. January, 1999 – March, 2001: Research Fellow, Pathology Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
8. May, 2000 –March, 2001: Honorary Specialist Registrar, Department of Histopathology, Waldenbooks’ Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
9. January, 1997 – January, 1999: Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
10. 1995-1997 Lecturer, Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
11. 1991-1995 Demonstrator, Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
12. 1990 -1991: Internship (House Officer). Zagazig University Hospitals, Egypt

Selected Prizes

1. Prize for Panel member contribution at Al Jalila Foundation meeting 2014
2. The Best Presentation at MedLab Conference, Arab Health, Dubai, UAE, 24-27 Jan., 2011
3. Annual Incentive Award – Research, University of Sharjah, 2010
4. Best research paper prize, 5th Annual Scientific Research Forum, UoS., University of Sharjah,, April 2009
5. Two Finnish and International patents on use of NAV3 as diagnostic tool in colon cancer – Methods and uses involving genetic abnormalities at chromosome 12.
6. Most common cited article- Critical Review Oncology/Hematology, El Sevier Publisher, 2006- 2008.
7. Best research paper prize, 4th Annual Scientific Research Forum, UoS, University of Sharjah, 7th-8th May 2008.
8. Inclusion as a Biographee in Who's Who in the World. Marquis Who's Who, NJ, USA & Top 100, Cambridge, UK as well as Top 100 and other databases.

Research: Appropriation & Grants

1. Al Jalila Foundation – PI Molecular Mechanisms of carcinogenesis by environmental toxins 2014 -2016
2. Boehringer Ingelheim- UoS Award (PI) 1-VEGF-c and response to antiangiogenic therapy in relation to the mismatch repair status of colorectal cancers.
3. Boehringer Ingelheim- UoS Award (PI) 2- HIF-1α and response to antiangiogenic therapy in relation to the p53 status of breast and colorectal cancers.
4. Terry Fox Foundation grant for cancer research (P.I.) 400 000,00 AED 2012-2015
5. University of Sharjah, travel grants to EACR 2008, Nice France, Finland & China 2009.
6. University of Sharjah, personal Seed Grant, 2008-2010 (P.I).
7. University of Sharjah, Molecular Genetics Research Group, Grant for 2007/2008 (shared grant).
8. Academy of Finland, Research Costs Fund, August 2005- August 2007 (P.I.).
9. Academy of Finland Research Position, August 2005- August 2007 (P.I.).
10. Finnish Cancer Institute 2005-2006 postdoctoral scientist salary position (cancelled by the applicant, W. Abdel-Rahman, due to conflict with the above grant).
11. University of Helsinki Chancellor Travel grants 2004-2007.
12. Academy of Finland; Appropriation for Postdoctoral researches; 2002-2004; 87,780.00 euros.
13. Finnish Cancer Institute 2003 travel grant.
14. Finnish Cancer Institute and Sigrid Juselius Foundation grants 2002- till present shared with Prof Paivi Peltomaki.
15. More than 10 other different grants as co-investigator

Research: Experience, Supervision, Editorial Boards...etc

1. Supervised and co-supervised > 10 MSc & PhD students at University of Sharjah & University of Helsinki.
2. Supervised and co-supervised > 20 undergraduate student projects at University of Sharjah.
3. Identification of predisposition genes to subsets of familial colon cancer and novel findings in colorectal carcinogenesis.
4. Editorial Board Member of Hamdan Medical Journal.
5. Editorial Board Member of Am J Molec Biol.
6. Referee for many international journals e,g.: Lancet Oncology, Gut, Gastroenterology, WJG...
7. Long experience (around 15 years) in basic molecular approaches dealing with DNA, RNA, mutation analysis and more complicated molecular techniques.
8. Successfully using expression & MiR microarray technologies in many research projects.
9. Confident with tissue culture and cell line manipulation (cloning, transfection..ect), drug treatment, and irradiation experiments.
10. Comprehensive experience in advanced molecular cytogenetics and FISH-based technique including CGH and SKY/m-FISH together with the basic cytogenetic experience required for karyotyping human chromosomes.
11. Hold UK licence in radioactive work as well as Xenografts and related small animal work.
12. Comprehensive histopathological experience that is essential for cancer research and immunohistochemistry.
13. Attended more than 100 courses about different research technologies and IT.

University & Community Services, Committees served, etc.

 A member of UoS representatives at Halal Conferences, Prince Sigkola University, Thailand 2014.

  1. Member of the University of Sharjah Post Graduate Council since 2012 till present
  2. Chair of College of Health Sciences Research & Postgraduate studies Committee.
  3. Panel member: The challenges and opportunities in biomedical research in the region, Al-Jalila Foundation meeting, Dubai, 2014
  4. Organizing/Scientific committee member, International Conference of Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies in Cancer, Sharjah, UAE 1st Jan to 2nd Feb 2013.
  5. Members of the University of Sharjah Ethics Committee 2010 till present
  6. CME Lectures at Saqer Hospital , RAK  Nov., 2012
  7. Member of UAE/MOH task force for Legislating stem cell therapy and applications in UAE 2012.
  8. A Key member of the founding/advising committee of the new “International Sharjah Biomedical Research Center” at the Sharjah Medical Excellence Cluster (SMEC), Medical Colleges campus, to serve UAE community and Research group leader.
  9. Editorial Board Member of “American Journal of Molecular Biology”
  10. Judge of Intel Science competition/Arab World 2011 & 2012.
  11. Magazine Article in MedLab magazine, Molecular diagnosis of familial colorectal cancers – Where are we, issue 1-2011
  12. Contribution to the annual Cancer Awareness Days at University of Sharjah
  13. Acted as reviewer for international journals (including Gut, Lancet Oncology, ..) and Arab Journals (JJBS,..).
  14. CME public Lecture on: Familial Colorectal Cancer Medical Campus and University hospital, UoS1-Mar-11.
  15. Public Lecture on: Breast Cancer prevention & diagnosis, Khorfakan branch of UoS, 10-Feb-11
  16. Member of the Student Affairs and Academic Advising, a CHS College level committee, since 2009 till present.
  17. Member of the College Council – CHS. Since 2009 till 2011.
  18. Invited Lecture at the ‘World Cancer Congress’ an International meeting, delivered a talk on ‘familial colorectal cancers’ 23-26 June 2009, Beijing, China.
  19. Member and repertoire of the Student Assessment Committee ‘SAC”; College level committee, academic year 2008/2009, CHS.
  20. Adhoc –Subcommittee- on Course Alignment Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology; College level committee. Member & meeting repertoire; Jan 2009; Jan 2009
  21. Activity in UoS Open Days aimed at potential students, UoS,14-25th April
  22. Presentation at 1st Emirates Pathologist Meeting entitled “Applications of Immunohistochemistry in Hereditary Cancer Diagnosis”, audience Emirates Pathologists. meeting at UoS College of Medicine,1st March 2008
  23. Collaboration with National Cancer Institute, Egypt on the study of young age cancers serving Egyptian and international community, 2007 - ongoing
  24. Ongoing collaboration with Department of Medical Genetics, Helsinki University, Finland, to serve the international community on cancer management. Ongoing
  25.  Chair and member of many Adhoc committees for  - Evaluation of research projects submitted for Sharjah Islamic Bank, “Dana Gas” Prize,. Tanmeyat” Prize, ...ect
  26. Member of MLT Strategic planning - research committee ,College level, committee member, Spring 2008,Spring 2008

At previous post – University of Helsinki

  1. Established and maintained the immunohistochemistry techniques for mismatch repair proteins and other tumor markers locally. This effort has had applications in patient care and genetic diagnosis of tumor specimens in addition to many worldwide collaborative research projects.
  2. Initiated international projects to address some of the health problems in local communities such as ‘the young age cancers in Egypt.
  3. Participated in the local Finnish HNPCC group activities and annual meetings by giving talks and constructive discussions as well as sharing the social activities.
  4. Participated in the annual joint meetings. giving talks and constructive discussions.
  5. Delivered two general lectures in Biomedicum Helsinki as part of Department of Medical Genetics seminar series serving postgraduates and continuing medical education.
  6. Contributed to two international societies’ acclivities and annual meetings, namely: The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) and European association for cancer research (EACR).

 

Teaching

Around 20 years of teaching the subjects of Pathology (General, System), Molecular Pathology, Pathophysiology, Histology, Biology, Histological Micro-techniques (both theory and lab),  Genetics of Cancer Cell, and  supervising student projects and clinical practice, both at under graduate and postgraduate levels. I have had a major role in establishment and teaching advanced histopathological techniques to PhD and MSc students at Helsinki University. The teaching methodologies and strategies are highly appreciated by students as evidenced by the course evaluations reports by students.

  1. Inaugurating faculty member for the MSc & PhD program in ‘Molecular Medicine and Translational Research’ a joint program between the College of Medicine, UoS and College of Medicine, University Paris Diderot and contributed to the accreditation of the program.
  2. Supervising MSc students at the above program
  3. Four years as Associate professor and 4 year as Assistant professor at University of Sharjah. Developed all course contents, computer based teaching and co-coordinated Human Biology course at Pharmacy and Cancer Biology MSc course at Medicine.
  4. 1 years as Assistant Professor at Pathology Department, Zagazig University, Egypt
  5. 10 years as Lecturer  at Pathology Department, Zagazig University, Egypt
  6. Teaching Molecular Pathology sessions at Cambridge University, UK.
  7. Co-supervising PhD students and giving practical teaching of histopathological techniques to graduate and postgraduate students at Helsinki University, Finland (6 years).
  8. 30 lectures and talks in international meetings and conferences & Periodic research talks at Departmental meetings and Seminars since 1990 till present.

 

Diagnostic Histopathology Experience

Of more than 10 years (part-time) including 1 years at the UK holding “GMC-General Medical Counsel” registration:
1. Experience at Helsinki Univ. in “Molecular Histopathology” relevant to research.
2. At Addenbrook’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK, I had 1 year training in diagnostic histopathology as outlined by the Royal College of Pathologists and holding GMC registration.
3. Part time clinical attachment at Edinburgh University, UK, including weekly diagnostic seminars and 4 CME credit-approved courses in diagnostic Histopathology (2 weeks each).
4. Throughout my post as pathologist at Zagazig University (7 years) I took part in the routine histopathological diagnosis of all kind of specimens delivered to the Department.

 

Society Membership

  1. The European association for Cancer Research.
  2. The American Association for Cancer Research.
  3. The Asian Pacific Society for Cancer Prevention
  4. The Egyptian Medical Syndicate.
  5. The Egyptian Society for Pathologists.

 

Research Articles Published in Refereed International Journals.

Total citations 881, h-index 19 as of Nov., 2014

Taina T Nieminen, Marie-Françoise O'Donohue, Yunpeng Wu, Hannes Lohi, Stephen W Scherer, Andrew D Paterson, Pekka Ellonen, Wael M Abdel-Rahman, Satu Valo, Jukka-Pekka Mecklin, Heikki J Järvinen, Pierre-Emmanuel Gleizes, Päivi Peltomäki.  Germline Mutation of RPS20, Encoding a Ribosomal Protein, Causes Predisposition to Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Carcinoma Without DNA Mismatch Repair Deficiency. Gastroenterology 2014 Sep;147(3):595-598.e5.

  1. Abdel-Rahman WM, Nieminen TT, Shoman S, Eissa S, Peltomäki P.  Loss of p15INK4b Expression in Colorectal Cancer is Linked to Ethnic Origin. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention. 2014;15(5):2083-2087.
  2. Abdel-Rahman WM, Moustafa YM, Ahmed BO, Mostafa RM. Endocrine disruptors and breast cancer risk – time to consider the environment. Asian Pacific Journal for Cancer Prevention. 2012 13(12) 5937-5946
  3. Saleh EM, El-Awady RA, Eissa NA, Abdel-Rahman WM.  Antagonism between curcumin and the topoisomerase II inhibitor etoposide: A study of DNA damage, cell cycle regulation and death pathways. Cancer Biol Ther. 2012 Sept; 13(11):1058-1071.
  4. Abdel-Rahman W M, Ruosaari S, Knuutila S, P Peltomäki.  Differential roles of EPS8 in carcinogenesis: Loss of protein expression in a subset of colorectal carcinoma and adenoma. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012 Aug 7;18(29):3896-903.
  1. Lotsari JE, Gylling A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Nieminen TT, Aittomäki K, Friman M, Pitkänen R, Aarnio M, Järvinen HJ, Mecklin JP, Kuopio T, Peltomäki P. Breast carcinoma and Lynch syndrome: molecular analysis of tumors arising in mutation carriers, non-carriers, and sporadic cases. Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Jun 12;14(3):R90.
  1.  Carlsson E, Ranki A, Sipilä L, Karenko L, Abdel-Rahman WM, Ovaska K, Siggberg L, Aapola U, Assämäki R, Häyry V, Niiranen K, Helle M, Knuutila S, Hautaniemi S, Peltomäki P, Krohn K. Potential role of a navigator gene NAV3 in colorectal cancer. Br J Cancer. 2012 Jan 31;106(3):517-24.
  2. Nieminen TT, Shoman S, Eissa S, Peltomäki P, Abdel-Rahman WM. Distinct Genetic and Epigenetic Signatures of Colorectal Cancers According to Ethnic Origin. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jan;21(1):202-11.
  3. Nieminen TT, Abdel-Rahman WM, Ristimaki A, Lappalinen M, Lahermo P, Mecklin JP, Järvinen HJ, Peltomäki P. BMPR1A mutatins in herditary nopolyposis colorectal cancer without mismatch repair deficiency. Gastroenterology, 2011 Jul;141(1):e23-6.
  4. Nieminen TT, Gylling A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Nuorva K, Aarnio M, Renkonen-SinisaloL, Järvinen HJ, Mecklin JP, Bützow R, Peltomäki P. Molecular analysis of endometrial tumorigenesis: importance of complex hyperplasia regardless of atypia. Clin Cancer Res. 2009;15(18):5772-83.
  5. Abdel-Rahman WM. Genomic instability and carcinogenesis: an update. Current Genomics 2008, 9:535-541
  6. Abdel-Rahman WM, Peltomäki P. Lynch syndrome and related familial colorectal cancers. Crit Rev Oncog. 2008;14(1):1-22 
  7. Joensuu EI, Abdel-Rahman WM, Ollikainen M, Ruosaari S, Knuutila S, Peltomäki P., Epigenetic signatures of familial cancer are characteristic of tumor type and family category. Cancer Research 2008 Jun 15;68(12):4597-605.
  8. Gylling AH, Nieminen TT, Abdel-Rahman WM, Nuorva K, Juhola M, Joensuu EI, Järvinen HJ, Mecklin JP, Aarnio M, Peltomäki PT. Differential cancer predisposition in Lynch syndrome: insights from molecular analysis of brain and urinary tract tumors. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Jul;29(7):1351-9.
  9. Hahtola S, Burghart E, Jeskanen L, Karenko L, Abdel-Rahman WM, Polzer B, Kajanti M, Peltomäki P, Pettersson T, Klein CA, Ranki A.  Clinicopathological characterization and genomic aberrations in subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma. J Invest Dermatol. 2008 Sep;128(9):2304-9.
  10. Abdel-Rahman WM, Kalinina J, Shoman S, Eissa S,Ollikainen M, Elomaa O, Eliseenkova A, Bützow R, Mohammadi M, Peltomäki P. Somatic mutations of FGF9 in colorectal and endometrial carcinomas,(2008) Human Mutation, 29(3):390-397.
  11. Abdel-Rahman WM, Peltomäki P, Knuutila S, Harrison DJ, Bader SA. Truncation of MBD4 predisposes to reciprocal chromosomal translocations and alters the response to therapeutic agents. (2008)  DNA Repair 7:321-328.
  12. Hahtola S, Burghart E, Puputti M, Karenko L, Abdel-Rahman WM, Väkevä L, Jeskanen L, Virolainen S, Karvonen´J, Salmenkivi K, Kinnula V, Joensuu H, Peltomäki P, Klein C, Ranki AM. Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma-associated lung cancer show chromosomal abberations differing from primary lung cancer. (2008) Genes Chromsomes and Cancer, 47:107-117.
  13. Ollikainen M, Gylling A, Nupponen N, Abdel-Rahman WM, Butzow R, Peltomäki P. Patterns of PIK3CA alterations in familial colorectal and endometrial carcinoma. (2007), International Journal of Cancer. 121(4):915-920.
  14. Gylling A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Juhola M, Nuorva K, Hautala E, Jarvinen HJ, Mecklin JP, Aarnio M, Peltomaki P. (2007). Is gastric cancer part of the tumor spectrum of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer? - A molecular genetic study.Gut. 56(7):926-933
  15. Ollikainen M, Hannelius U, Lindgren CM, Abdel-Rahman WM, Kere J, Peltomaki P. Mechanisms of inactivation of MLH1 in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma: a novel approach. Oncogene. 2007 26(31):4541-4549.
  16. Abdel-Rahman WM. Mutations of β-catenin and KRAS in colorectal carcinomas. Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2006)51(3):616-617.
  17. Abdel-Rahman WM, Mecklin JP., Peltomäki P. (2006) The genetics of HNPCC: application to diagnosis and screening. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Haematology 58:208-220
  18. Renkonen E, Nieminen P, Abdel-Rahman WM, Moisio A-L, Järvela I, Arte S, Järvinen HJ, Peltomäki P. Adenomatous polyposis families that screen APC mutation negative are genetically heterogenous. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2005;23(24):5651-9. 
  19. Ollikainen M, Abdel-Rahman WM, Moisio A-L, Lindroos A, Kariola R, Jarvela I, Poyhonen M, Butzow R, Peltomäki P. (2005) Molecular analysis of familial endometrial carcinoma: a manifestation of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer or a separate syndrome. Journal of Clinical Oncology  23(21):4609-4616.
  20. Kariola R, Abdel-Rahman WM (equal contribution), Ollikainen M, Butzow R, Nyström M, Peltomäki P. (2005) APC and beta-catenin protein expression patterns in HNPCC- related endometrial and colorectal cancers. Familial Cancer 4(2):187-90.
  21. Abdel-Rahman W M. (2005) Multiple reciprocal translocations in carcinomas. Cancer Genetics & Cytogenetics, 158:194-195.
  22. Abdel-Rahman WM, Ollikainen M, Kariola R, Järvinen H, Mecklin J-P, Nyström-Lahti M, Knuutila S, Peltomäki P. (2005) Comprehensive characterization of HNPCC-related colorectal cancers reveals striking molecular features in families with no germline mismatch repair gene mutations. Oncogene, 24:1542-1551.
  23. Abdel-Rahman WM, Lohi H., Knuutila S., and Peltomäki P. (2005) Restoring mismatch repair does not stop the formation of reciprocal translocations in the colon cancer cell line HCA7 but further destabilizes chromosome number. Oncogene 24:706-713.
  24. Abdel-Rahman WM and Peltomäki P. (2004) Molecular basis and diagnostics of hereditary colorectal cancers. Annals of Medicine, 36: 379-388
  25. Raevaara TE, Gerdes AM, Lonnqvist KE, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Kariola R, Peltomäki P, and Nyström-Lahti M. (2004) HNPCC mutation MLHI P648S makes the functional protein unstable, and homozygosity predisposes to mild neurofibromatosis type 1. Genes Chromosomes & Cancer, 40: 261-265.
  26. Renkonen E, Zhang Y, Lohi H, Salovaara R, Abdel-Rahman WM, Nilbert M, Aittomäki K, Järvinen HJ, Mecklin J-P, Lindblom A, Peltomäki P. (2003) Altered expression of MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 in predisposition to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Journal of  Clinical Oncology 21:3629-37.
  27. Raevaara TE, Vaccaro C, Abdel-Rahman WM, Mocetti E, Bala S, Lönnqvist KE, Kariola R, Lynch HT, Peltomäki P, Nyström-Lahti M (2003) Pathogenicity of the hereditary colorectal cancer mutation hMLH1 del616 linked to shortage of the functional protein. Gastroenterology 125:501-509. 
  28. Abdel-Rahman WM, Katsura K, Rens W, Gorman PA, Sheer D, Bicknell D, Bodmer WF, Arends MJ, Wyllie AH, Edwards PAW (2001).  Spectral karyotyping suggests additional subsets of colorectal cancers characterized by pattern of chromosome rearrangement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98: 2538-2543.
  29. Abdel-Rahman WM, Georgiades IB, Curtis LJ, Arends MJ and Wyllie AH. (1999). Role of BAX mutations in mismatch repair-deficient colorectal carcinogenesis. Oncogene 18:2139-2142. 
  30. Abdel-Rahman WM, Arends MJ, Morris RG, Ramadan ME, Wyllie AH. (1999). Death pathway genes Fas (Apo-1/CD95) and Bik (nbk) show no mutations in colorectal carcinomas. Cell Death and Differentiation 6:387-388. 

 Selected Abstracts and Presentations (from more than 80)

E. I. Joensuu, W. M. Abdel-Rahman, T. Nieminen, J. Lotsari, W. Pavicic, P. Peltomäki.  The role of  DNMT1, DNMT3B and EZH2 methyletransferase genes in aberrant DNA methylation in sporadic and familial colorectal and endometrial cancer. Human Genome Meeting  2013/21st -ICG-1149 Singapore. 13-18 April 2013.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Nieminen TT, Peltomäki P.  Different expression patterns of p15INK4b and SMAD4 in colorectal carcinoma of different ethnic origins. International Conference of Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies in Cancer, Sharjah, UAE 1st Jan to 2nd Feb 2013.
Mezhal FA, Abdel-Rahman WM, Thiery J,  Noman Z, Chouaib S. Influence of P53 on microRNAs Expression in Breast Cancer Cells. International Conference of Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies in Cancer, Sharjah, UAE 1st Jan to 2nd Feb 2013.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Insights into ethnic variations in colorectal cancers ¨C The role of epigenetic and environmental exposures. Oral Presentation. International Conference of Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies in Cancer, Sharjah, UAE 1st Jan to 2nd Feb 2013.
R. Mostafa ,W. Abdel Rahman ,Y. Moustafa ,B. Ahmed, Endocrine disruptors and breast cancer risk – time to consider the environment. 15Th World Congress on Human Reproduction. Venezia, Italy. 13-16 March 2013.
Abdel-Rahman WM. Lynch Syndrome and Familial Colorectal Cancer. Updates in the Laboratory Medicine Symposium 24th November 2012, Saqer Hospital, Ras Alkhaimah, UAE (7 CME credit hours obtained for the lecture Accreditation ID # 0394/2012).
Lotsari J, Gylling A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Aittomäki K, Friman M, Pitkänen R, Aarnio M, J. Järvinen H, Mecklin JP, Kuopio T and Peltomäki P. Genetic and epigenetic investigation of breast carcinoma arising in Lynch syndrome families. Am. Assoc. Cancer Research, March 31st to April 4th 2012 Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lotsari J, Gylling A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Aarnio M, Järvinen HJ, Mecklin J-P, Kuopio T, Peltomäki P. Is Breast carcinoma a Lynch syndrome spectrum tumor? – A genetic and epigenetic investigation. 4th Biennial Meeting International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors (InSiGHT) March 31-April 2, 2011  San Antonio, Texas, USA.  Abstract published in Familial Cancer (2011) 10:S41.
Abdel-Rahman WM. Molecular diagnosis of familial colorectal cancers – Where are we. MedLab coference, 24-27 Jan., 2011 Dubai, UAE.  Abstract published in MEDLAB magazine Issue 1, 2011.
Nieminen TT, Shoman S, Eisa S, Peltomäki P, Abdel-Rahman WM. Molecular signature of Egyptian colorectal cancers.: Colorectal Cancer: Biology to Therapy-AACR Special Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 27-30, 2010.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Nieminen TT, Shoman S, Eisa S, Peltomäki P. Distinct genetic and epigenetic signature of colorectal cancers according to genetic origin. The 2nd Seha Annual Research Conference. 12-13 Dec., 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
W M Abdel-Rahman, Ruosaari S, Knuutila S, P Peltomäki.  Loss of EPS8 expression in colon cancer. European Human Genetics Conference 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 12-15, 2010. Published in European Journal of Human Genetics, 2010-Vol 18, Sup 1: S175.
TT Nieminen, A Gylling, W M Abdel-Rahman, K Nuorva, M Aarnio, L Renkonen-Sinisalo, H J Järvinen, J-P Mecklin, R Butzow, P Peltomäki. Molecular analysis of endometrial tumorigenesis in Lynch syndrome and sporadic cases. The American Society of Human Genetics, 20 -24 Oct., 2009  Honolulu HI USA. 
TT Nieminen, A Gylling, W M Abdel-Rahman, K Nuorva, M Aarnio, L Renkonen-Sinisalo, H J Järvinen, J-P Mecklin, R Butzow, P Peltomäki. Tumor suppressor promoter methylation distinguishes precursor lesions of endometrial carcinoma. British Association for Cancer Research & the European Association for Cancer Research, 8-10 Juli, 2009, Cambridge UK
Abdel-Rahman WM. . Lynch syndrome and related familial colorectal cancers. World Cancer Congress- 23-26 June 2009, Beijein, China.
Sipila L, Karenko L, Siggberg L, Abdel-Rahman W, HelleM, Hayry V, Knuutila S, Peltomaki P, Ranki A, Krohn K. Nav 3 a novel cancer biomarker. EJC supplement 6(12)118 Oct 2008. 20 EORTC-NCI-AACR symposium –Molecular targets and cancer therapeutics, Oct 21-24 2008 Geneva, Switzerland.
TT Nieminen, A Gylling, W M Abdel-Rahman, M Juhola, EI Joensuu, H J Järvinen, J-P Mecklin, M Aarnio, P Peltomäki:Molecular pathogenesis in different tumors arising in Lynch syndrome. American Association for Cancer Research, 11.4.2008-16.4.2008 San Diego CA USA 
Abdel-Rahman WM, Kalinina J, Shoman S, Eissa S,Ollikainen M, Elomaa O, Eliseenkova A, Bützow R, Mohammadi M, Peltomäki P. FGF9 mutations in colorectal and endometrial cancers. 20th meeting of the European Association for Cancer Research, 5-8 Juli 2008, Lyon France. Abstract Published at Eu. J. CancerVol 6 no.9 p 48  -
Abdel-Rahman WM, Peltomäki P, Knuutila S, Harrison DJ, Bader SA. Truncation of MBD4 predisposes to reciprocal chromosomal translocations and alters the response to therapeutic agents.  (Winner of the best research paper) 4th Annual Scientific Research Forum, UoS., University of Sharjah, 7th-8th May 2008.
Hahtola S, Burghart E, Puputti M, Karenko L, Abdel-Rahman WM, Väkevä L, Jeskanen L, Virolainen S, Karvonen J, Salmenkivi K, Kinnula V, J oensuu H, Peltomäki P, Klein CA, Ranki  A.  Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma associated lung cancer show chromosomal aberrations differing from primary lung cancer., The European Society for Investigative Dermatology 2007, 37th annual ESDR meeting., Zurich, Switzerland, 5-8 September, 2007.
Joensuu EI, Abdel-Rahman WM, Ollikainen M, Ruosaari S, Knuutila S, Peltomäki P. Promotor methylation of tumor suppressor genes shows patterns specific to tumor type, family background and MLH1 methylation status, Epigenetics 2007, Australian scientific Conference, Perth Western, Ausralia, 4-7 November 2007.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Knuutila S, Peltomäki P, Harrison DJ, Bader SA. Truncation of MBD4 predisposes to reciprocal chromosomal translocations and alters the response to therapeutic agents. European Human Genetics Conference 2007, Nice, France. June 16-19, 2007.
Gylling A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Juhola M, Nuorva K, Hautola E, Ollikainen M, Järvinen H, Mecklin J-P, Aarnio M, Peltomäki P. Molecular characterization of HNPCC tumor spectrum. The 2nd conference of International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors (InSiGHT), Yokohama, Japan. 27-30 March 2007. Abstract published at Familial Cancer 2007 6:384
Showman S, Eissa S, Abdel-Rahman WM*, Peltomäki P* (*equal contribution).Young age and familial colorectal cancers follow novel carcinogenic pathways. IAP 100 Anniversery Congress: XXVI Congress of the International Academy of Pathology, Montreal, Quebec Canada September 16-21, 2006.
Lindroos A, Abdel-Rahman WM, Juhola MT, Mecklin JP, Aarnio M, Peltomäki P (2006) Is gastric cancer part of the tumor spectrum of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer? - A molecular genetic study. American Association of Cancer Research, 97th Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. USA.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Showman S, Eissa S, Peltomäki P. (2006) Novel molecular features in young age and familial colorectal cancers. European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) 19th meeting, Budapest, Hungary.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Ollikainen M, Kariola R, Järvinen H, Mecklin J-P, Nyström-Lahti M, Knuutila S, Peltomäki P. (2005) Striking molecular features characterize colorectal cancers from families with no germline mismatch repair gene mutations. 1st meeting of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors (InSiGHT) Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Karjalainen-Lindsberg M-L, Lohi H, Knuutila S, Peltomaki P (2004) Analysis of the role of the mismatch repair system in formation of reciprocal translocations in human tumors. European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) 18th meeting, Innsbruck, Austria
Abdel-Rahman WM, Lohi H, Knuutila S, Peltomaki P (2004) Restoring mismatch repair does not stop the formation of reciprocal translocations in the colon cancer cell line HCA7 but further destabilizes chromosome number. American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), 95th Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida, USA.
Ollikainen M, Abdel-Rahman WM, Moisio A-L, Butzow R, Peltomaki P (2004) Genetic basis of familial site-specific endometrial carcinoma: The role of DNA mismatch repair genes. American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), 95th Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida, USA.
Renkonen E, Lohi H, Zhang Y, Salovaara R, Abdel-Rahman WM, Nilbert M, Aittomäki K, Järvinen H, Mecklin J-P, Lindblom A, Peltomäki P. (2003) Altered Expression of MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 in Predisposition to Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer. American Association of Cancer Research, 94th Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. USA.
Abdel-Rahman WM (May, 2003) immunohistochemistry for mismatch repair proteins in different tissues. Talk in the Annual Meeting of the Intestinal Cancer Susceptibility Group, Helsinki, Finland. 
Abdel-Rahman WM., Katsura, K., Rens, W., Gorman, P.A., Sheer, D., Bicknell, D., Bodmer, W.F., Arends, M.J., Edwards, P.A.E. & Wyllie, A.H. (2001). Spectral Karyotyping reveals a new subset of colorectal cancers characterized by balanced translocations. Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland Joint meeting with the Dutch Pathological Society, 182 meeting, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Abdel-Rahman WM, Arends MJ, Morris RG, Ramadan ME, Georgiades IB, Curtis LJ, Wyllie AH. (1999). Mutations in Death Pathway Genes in Colorectal Carcinogenesis. In Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 179th  meeting, Dundee, UK.

 

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