Cynthia A. Gasper, MD

Cynthia A. Gasper, MD

Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas
Gynecologic Pathology

505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M-590
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Hospital Affiliations
UCSF Mission Bay
Research and Clinical Interests

My research interest is in gynecologic pathology especially diseases of the lower anogenital tract and the pathogenesis of human papilloma virus (HPV) related diseases.

Selected Publications
  • Oh JJ, Fishbein MC, Boctor B, Jimenez CA, Lopez R, Slamon DJ. Evaluation of H37, a candidate 3p21.3 tumor suppressor gene, as a therapeutic and diagnostic marker in lung cancer.Chest. 2004.May;125(5 Suppl):102S-3S. PMID: 15136438
  • Oh JJ, Boctor B, Jimenez C, Lopez R, Razfar A, Slamon DJ. Use of low-melting-point primers for bisulfite genomic sequencing: analysis of the H37 lung cancer tumor suppresor gene promoter. Analytical Biochemistry. 2005 Aug15;343(2):347-9. PMID: 15992761
  • Oh JJ, Boctor B, Jimenez CA, Lopez R, Koeqel AK, Taschereau EO, Phan DT, Jacobsen SE, Slamon DJ. Promoter methylation study of the H37/RBM5 tumor suppressor gene from the 3p21.3 human lung cancer tumor suppressor locus. Human Genetics. 2008. Feb;123(1):55-64. PMID: 18038152
  • Kerlikowske K, Molinaro AM, Gauthier ML, Berman HK, Waldman F, Bennington J, Sanchez H, Jimenez C, Stewart K, Chew K, Ljung BM, Tlsty TD. Biomarker expression and risk of subsequent tumors after initial ductal carcinoma in situ diagnosis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010. July 7:102(13):993. PMID: 20427430
  • Jimenez C, Powers M, Para PA, Glastonbury CM, Hagenkord JM, Tihan T. Sarcoma arising as a distinct nodule within glioblastoma: A morphologic and molecular perspective on gliosarcoma. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2011 Nov;105(2):317-23. PMID: 21533839
  • Gasper WJ, Jimenez CA, Conte MS, Seward K, Owens CD. Adventitial nab-rapamycin injection reduces porcine femoral artery luminal stenosis induced by balloon angioplasty via inhibition of medial proliferation and adventitial inflammation. Circ Cardiovas Interv. 2013 Dec;6(6):701-9. PMID: 24221390
  • Shoni M, Nagymanyoki Z, Vitonis AF, Jimenez C, Ng SW, Quade BJ, Berkowitz RS. p-21 Activated kinase-1, -4 and -6 and estrogen receptor expression pattern in normal placenta and gestational trophoblastic disease. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Dec;131(3):759-63. PMID: 24051221
  • Crum CP, Herfs M, Ning G, Bijron JG, Howitt BE, Jimenez CA, Hanamornroongruang S, McKeon FD, Xian W. Through the glass darkly: intraepithelial neoplasia, top-down differentiation, and the road to ovarian cancer. J Pathol. 2013 Dec;231(4):402-12. PMID: 24030860
  • Herfs M, Parra-Herran C, Howitt BE, Laury AR, Nucci MR, Feldman S, Jimenez CA, McKeon FD, Xian W, Crum CP. Cervical squamocolumnar junction-specific markers define distinct, clinically relevant subsets of low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Sep;37(9):1311-8. PMID: 24076771
  • Esselen KM, Ng S, Hua Y, White M, Jimenez CA, Welch WR, Drapkin R, Berkowitz RS, Ng SW, Endosalpingiosis as it relates to tubal, ovarian and serous neoplastic tissue: an immunohistochemical study of tubal and Mullerian antigens. Gynecol Oncol. 2014 Feb;132(2):316-21. PMID: 24333360
  • Howitt BE, Emori MM, Drapkin R, Gasper C, Barletta JA, Nucci MR, McCluggage WG, Hirsch MS. GATA 3 is a sensitive and specific marker of benign and malignant mesonephric lesions in the lower female genital tract. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Oct;39(10):1411-9. PMID: 26135559
  • 2001    Minority Medical Education Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • 2003    Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2003    Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2003    Regents Scholarship, University of California, San Francisco 
  • 2007    Community Service Award, Latino Medical Student Association 
  • 2008    HHMI Research Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2008    Academy of Achievement, Student Delegate
  • 2012    Nominee, UCSF Department of Pathology Resident Teaching Award (selected by residents) , Department of Pathology
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