Castro, Cesar, MD

Assistant Professor

Director, Cancer Therapy Program

Phone: 617-726-1941
Email: cmcastro@mgh.harvard.edu
Lab: Weissleder, Ralph

Publications

  • Liu JF, Herold C, Gray KP, Penson RT, Horowitz N, Konstantinopoulos PA, Castro CM, Hill SJ, Curtis J, Luo W, Matulonis UA, Cannistra SA, Dizon DS Assessment of Combined Nivolumab and Bevacizumab in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer: A Phase 2 Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 31600397 - PMCID: PMC6802049 - DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.3343

  • Pathania D, Landeros C, Rohrer L, D’Agostino V, Hong S, Degani I, Avila-Wallace M, Pivovarov M, Randall T, Weissleder R, Lee H, Im H, Castro CM Point-of-care cervical cancer screening using deep learning-based microholography. Theranostics. 2019;9(26):8438-8447 - PMID: 31879529 - PMCID: PMC6924258 - DOI: 10.7150/thno.37187

  • Huang CH, Park YI, Lin HY, Pathania D, Park KS, Avila-Wallace M, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H Compact and Filter-Free Luminescence Biosensor for Mobile <i>In-Vitro</i> Diagnoses. ACS Nano. 2019;13(10):11698-11706 - PMID: 31461265 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b05634

  • Lee H, Castro CM Thermophoretically enriched detection. Nat Biomed Eng. 2019;3(3):163-164 - PMID: 30948812 - DOI: 10.1038/s41551-019-0364-9

  • Krasner CN, Castro C, Penson RT, Roche M, Matulonis UA, Morgan MA, Drescher C, Armstrong DK, Wolfe JK, Lee H, Supko JG, Seiden M, Birrer MJ, Dizon DS Final report on serial phase II trials of all-intraperitoneal chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab for women with newly diagnosed, optimally cytoreduced carcinoma of Müllerian origin. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;153(2):223-229 - PMID: 30765148 - DOI: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.004

  • Kim SJ*, Wang C*, Zhao B, Im H, Min J, Choi HJ, Tadros J, Choi NR, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, Lee K Deep transfer learning-based hologram classification for molecular diagnostics. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):17003 - PMID: 30451953 - PMCID: PMC6242900 - DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-35274-x

  • Min J, Im H, Allen M, McFarland PJ, Degani I, Yu H, Normandin E, Pathania D, Patel J, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H Computational Optics Enables Breast Cancer Profiling in Point-Of-Care Settings. ACS Nano. 2018;12(9):9081-9090 - PMID: 30113824 - PMCID: PMC6519708 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b03029

  • Im H, Pathania D, McFarland PJ, Sohani AR, Degani I, Allen M, Coble M, Kilcoyne A, Hong S, Rohrer L, Abramson JS, Dryden-Peterson S, Fexon L, Pivovarov M, Chabner B, Lee H, Castro CM, Weissleder R Design and clinical validation of a point-of-care device for the diagnosis of lymphoma via contrast- enhanced microholography and machine learning. Nat Biomed Eng. 2018;2(9):666-674 - PMID: 30555750 - PMCID: PMC6291220 - DOI: 10.1038/s41551-018-0265-3

  • Min J, Nothing M, Coble B, Zheng H, Park J, Im H, Weber GF, Castro CM, Swirski FK, Weissleder R, Lee H Integrated Biosensor for Rapid and Point-Of-Care Sepsis Diagnosis. ACS Nano. 2018;12(4):3378-3384 - PMID: 29533646 - PMCID: PMC6019292 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b08965

  • Lin HY, Yang KS, Curley C, Lee H, Welch MW, Wolpin BM, Weissleder R, Im H, Castro C Bead Enhancement of EV Analysis. bioRxiv. 2018;:ePub - DOI: 10.1101/269423

  • Shao H, Im H, Castro CM, Breakefield X, Weissleder R, Lee H New Technologies for Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles. Chem Rev. 2018;118(4):1917-1950 - PMID: 29384376 - PMCID: PMC6029891 - DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00534

  • Kim SJ, Zhao B, Im H, Min J, Choi N, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, Lee K Deep-learning based hologram classification for molecular diagnostics. bioRxiv. 2017;192559:ePub - DOI: 10.1101/192559

  • Min C, Park J, Mun JK, Lim Y, Min J, Lim JW, Kang DM, Ahn HK, Shin TH, Cheon J, Lee HS, Weissleder R, Castro CM, Lee H Integrated microHall magnetometer to measure the magnetic properties of nanoparticles. Lab Chip. 2017;17(23):4000-4007 - PMID: 29067383 - PMCID: PMC5698130 - DOI: 10.1039/c7lc00934h

  • Park J, Lin HY, Assaker JP, Jeong S, Huang CH, Kurdi A, Lee K, Fraser K, Min C, Eskandari S, Routray S, Tannous BA, Abdi R, Riella L, Chandraker A, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H, Azzi JR Integrated Kidney Exosome Analysis (iKEA) For The Detection Of Kidney Transplant Rejection. ACS Nano. 2017;11(11):11041-11046 - PMID: 29053921 - PMCID: PMC6237084 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05083

  • Oza AM, Tinker AV, Oaknin A, Shapira-Frommer R, McNeish IA, Swisher EM, Ray-Coquard I, Bell-McGuinn K, Coleman RL, O'Malley DM, Leary A, Chen LM, Provencher D, Ma L, Brenton JD, Konecny GE, Castro CM, Giordano H, Maloney L, Goble S, Lin KK, Sun J, Raponi M, Rolfe L, Kristeleit RS Antitumor activity and safety of the PARP inhibitor rucaparib in patients with high-grade ovarian carcinoma and a germline or somatic BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation: Integrated analysis of data from Study 10 and ARIEL2. Gynecol Oncol. 2017;147(2):267-275 - PMID: 28882436 - DOI: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.08.022

  • Im H, Yang K, Lee H, Castro CM Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles by Surface Plasmon Resonance. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1660:133-141 - PMID: 28828653 - DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7253-1_11

  • Lin HY, Huang CH, Park J, Pathania D, Castro CM, Fasano A, Weissleder R, Lee H Integrated Magneto-Chemical Sensor For On-Site Food Allergen Detection. ACS Nano. 2017;11(10):10062-10069 - PMID: 28792732 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04318

  • Im H, Lee K, Weissleder R, Lee H, Castro CM Novel nanosensing technologies for exosome detection and profiling. Lab Chip. 2017;17(17):2892-2898 - PMID: 28745363 - PMCID: PMC5572557 - DOI: 10.1039/c7lc00247e

  • Yang KS*, Im H*, Hong S, Pergolini I, Del Castillo AF, Wang R, Clardy S, Huang CH, Pille C, Ferrone S, Yang R, Castro CM, Lee H, Del Castillo CF, Weissleder R Multiparametric plasma EV profiling facilitates diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy. Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(391):eaal3226 - PMID: 28539469 - PMCID: PMC5846089 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal3226

  • Hong S, Park KS, Weissleder R, Castro CM, Lee H Facile silicification of plastic surface for bioassays. Chem Commun. 2017;53(13):2134-2137 - PMID: 28134385 - PMCID: PMC5327824 - DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09359k

  • Castro CM Good to the last "emulsified" drop. Sci Transl Med. 2017;9(373):ePub - PMID: 28100835 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal4993

  • Park YI, Kim E, Huang CH, Park KS, Castro CM, Lee H, Weissleder R Facile Coating Strategy to Functionalize Inorganic Nanoparticles for Biosensing. Bioconjug Chem. 2017;28(1):33-37 - PMID: 27792877 - PMCID: PMC5474933 - DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00524

  • Im H, Lee H, Castro CM Challenges influencing next generation technologies for precision medicine. Expert Rev Precis Med Drug Dev. 2016;1(2):121-123 - PMID: 28008420 - PMCID: PMC5166706 - DOI: 10.1080/23808993.2016.1165073

  • Castro CM Taking cancer drug screening very personally. Sci Transl Med. 2016;8(367):367ec190 - PMID: 27903858 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aal2799

  • Pathania D*, Im H*, Kilcoyne A, Sohani AR, Fexon L, Pivovarov M, Abramson JS, Randall TC, Chabner BA, Weissleder R, Lee H, Castro CM Holographic Assessment of Lymphoma Tissue (HALT) for Global Oncology Field Applications. Theranostics. 2016;6(10):1603-10 - PMID: 27446494 - PMCID: PMC4955059 - DOI: 10.7150/thno.15534

  • Sosulski A, Horn H, Zhang L, Coletti C, Vathipadiekal V, Castro CM, Birrer MJ, Nagano O, Saya H, Lage K, Donahoe PK, Pépin D CD44 Splice Variant v8-10 as a Marker of Serous Ovarian Cancer Prognosis. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(6):e0156595 - PMID: 27253518 - PMCID: PMC4890777 - DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156595

  • Park KS*, Huang CH*, Lee K, Yoo YE, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H Rapid identification of health care–associated infections with an integrated fluorescence anisotropy system. Sci Adv. 2016;2(5):e1600300 - PMID: 28861468 - PMCID: PMC5565941 - DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600300

  • Im H, Park YI, Pathania D, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H Digital diffraction detection of protein markers for avian influenza. Lab Chip. 2016;16(8):1340-5 - PMID: 26980325 - PMCID: PMC4829473 - DOI: 10.1039/c5lc01558h

  • Jeong S, Park J, Pathania D, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H Integrated Magneto-Electrochemical Sensor for Exosome Analysis. ACS Nano. 2016;10(2):1802-1809 - PMID: 26808216 - PMCID: PMC4802494 - DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07584

  • Pépin D, Sosulski A, Zhang L, Wang D, Vathipadiekal V, Hendren K, Coletti CM, Yu A, Castro CM, Birrer MJ, Gao G, Donahoe PK AAV9 delivering a modified human Mullerian inhibiting substance as a gene therapy in patient-derived xenografts of ovarian cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(32):E4418-27 - PMID: 26216943 - PMCID: PMC4538667 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1510604112

  • Turetsky A, Lee K, Song J, Giedt RJ, Kim E, Kovach AE, Hochberg EP, Castro CM, Lee H, Weissleder R On chip analysis of CNS lymphoma in cerebrospinal fluid. Theranostics. 2015;5(8):796-804 - PMID: 26000053 - PMCID: PMC4440438 - DOI: 10.7150/thno.11220

  • Im H, Shao H, Weissleder R, Castro CM, Lee H Nano-plasmonic exosome diagnostics. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2015;:1-9 - PMID: 25936957 - PMCID: PMC4675626 - DOI: 10.1586/14737159.2015.1041378

  • Im H, Castro CM, Shao H, Liong M, Song J, Pathania D, Fexon L, Min C, Avila-Wallace M, Zurkiya O, Rho J, Magaoay B, Tambouret RH, Pivovarov M, Weissleder R*, Lee H* Digital diffraction analysis enables low-cost molecular diagnostics on a smartphone. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(18):5613-8 - PMID: 25870273 - PMCID: PMC4426451 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1501815112

  • Im H*, Shao H*, Park YI, Peterson VM, Castro CM, Weissleder R*, Lee H* Label-free detection and molecular profiling of exosomes with a nano-plasmonic sensor. Nat Biotechnol. 2014;32(5):490-5 - PMID: 24752081 - PMCID: PMC4356947 - DOI: 10.1038/nbt.2886

  • Ullal AV*, Peterson V*, Agasti SS, Tuang S, Juric D, Castro CM, Weissleder R Cancer Cell Profiling by Barcoding Allows Multiplexed Protein Analysis in Fine-Needle Aspirates. Sci Transl Med. 2014;6(219):219ra9 - PMID: 24431113 - PMCID: PMC4063286 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3007361

  • Ghazani A, Pectasides M, Sharma A, Castro CM, Mino-Kenudson M, Lee H, Shepard JA, Weissleder R Molecular characterization of scant lung tumor cells using iron-oxide nanoparticles and micro-nuclear magnetic resonance. Nanomedicine. 2014;10 :661-668 - PMID: 24200523 - PMCID: PMC3966960 - DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2013.10.008

  • Rho J, Chung J, Im H, Liong M, Shao H, Castro CM, Weissleder R, Lee H Magnetic Nanosensor for Detection and Profiling of Erythrocyte-Derived Microvesicles. ACS Nano. 2013;7(12):11227-33 - PMID: 24295203 - PMCID: PMC3898036 - DOI: 10.1021/nn405016y

  • Peterson VM*, Castro CM*, Chung J, Miller NC, Ullal AV, Castano MD, Penson RT, Lee H, Birrer MJ, Weissleder R Ascites analysis by a microfluidic chip allows tumor-cell profiling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110(51):E4978-86 - PMID: 24297935 - PMCID: PMC3870756 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1315370110

  • Keliher EJ, Reiner T, Earley S, Klubnick J, Tassa C, Lee AJ, Ramaswamy S, Bardeesy N, Hanahan D, Depinho RA, Castro CM, Weissleder R Targeting cathepsin e in pancreatic cancer by a small molecule allows in vivo detection. Neoplasia. 2013;15(7):684-93 - PMID: 23814481 - PMCID: PMC3689232 - DOI: 10.1593/neo.13276

  • Chung HJ, Castro CM, Im H, Lee H*, Weissleder R* A magneto-DNA nanoparticle system for rapid detection and phenotyping of bacteria. Nat Nanotechnol. 2013;8(5):369-75 - PMID: 23644570 - PMCID: PMC3711657 - DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2013.70

  • Ghazani AA, McDermott S, Pectasides M, Sebas M, Mino-Kenudson M, Lee H, Weissleder R, Castro CM Comparison of select cancer biomarkers in human circulating and bulk tumor cells using magnetic nanoparticles and miniaturized micro-NMR system. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2013;9(7):1009-17 - PMID: 23570873 - PMCID: PMC4330975 - DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2013.03.011

  • Issadore D, Chung J*, Shao H*, Liong M, Ghazani AA, Castro CM, Weissleder R*, Lee H* Ultrasensitive Clinical Enumeration of Rare Cells ex Vivo Using a Micro-Hall Detector. Sci Transl Med. 2012;4 (141):141ra92 - PMID: 22764208 - PMCID: PMC3603277 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003747

  • Ghazani AA, Castro CM, Gorbatov R, Lee H, Weissleder R Sensitive and Direct Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells by Multimarker µ-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. Neoplasia. 2012;14(5):388-95 - PMID: 22745585 - PMCID: PMC3384426 - DOI: 10.1596/neo.12696

  • Peterson VM, Castro CM, Lee H, Weissleder R Orthogonal Amplification of Nanoparticles for Improved Diagnostic Sensing. ACS Nano. 2012;6(4):3506-13 - PMID: 22424443 - PMCID: PMC3337350 - DOI: 10.1021/nn300536y

  • Weissleder R, Castro C Interview: Nanomedicine in oncology: miniaturized means to an enormous end. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2011;6(9):1495-8 - PMID: 22077461 - DOI: 10.2217/nnm.11.138

  • Haun JB*, Castro CM*, Wang R, Peterson VM, Marinelli BS, Lee H, Weissleder R. Micro-NMR for Rapid Molecular Analysis of Human Tumor Samples . Sci Transl Med. 2011;3(71):71ra16 - PMID: 21346169 - PMCID: PMC3086073 - DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002048