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Castro, Cesar, MD

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

Research

Translational Oncology for Basic Scientists course by Dr. Castro.

Publications

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;:ePub - PMID: 26216943
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
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
Im H, Shao H, Weissleder R, Castro CM, Lee H
Nano-plasmonic exosome diagnostics.
Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2015;:1-9 - PMID: 25936957
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
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
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
Castro CM, Im H, Le C, Lee H, Weissleder R, Birrer MJ
Exploring alternative ovarian cancer biomarkers using innovative nanotechnology strategies.
Cancer Metastasis Rev. 2014;34(1):75-82 - PMID: 25543192
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
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
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
Castro CM, Ghazani AA, Chung J, Shao H, Issadore D, Yoon TJ, Weissleder R, Lee H
Miniaturized nuclear magnetic resonance platform for detection and profiling of circulating tumor cells.
Lab Chip. 2013;14(1):14-23 - PMID: 23835814 - PMCID: PMC3844052
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 - Cover
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
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 - Cover
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
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
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 - Cover
Weissleder R, Castro C
Interview: Nanomedicine in oncology: miniaturized means to an enormous end.
Nanomedicine (Lond). 2011;6(9):1495-8 - PMID: 22077461
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