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Jenny Permuth Wey, PhD

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Jenny Permuth Wey, PhD

Office  (813) 745-5744

Education And Training
  • PhD, University of South Florida, 2010 - Epidemiology
  • MS, University of Minnesota, 2001 - Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, Genetics, & Genetic Counseling


Having spent many years as a clinician counseling individuals and families affected by ovarian and pancreatic cancer, I understand the importance of identifying individuals at high risk for these highly fatal cancers so that options for medical management and opportunities to participate in clinical research can be presented.  One of my chief interests relates to identifying inherited genetic variants that may predispose to the development and/or progression of these diseases.  Knowledge of such genetic variants may also help to inform the molecular mechanisms underlying these cancers.  MicroRNAs are one class of molecular markers that play a key role in the development and progression of both ovarian and pancreatic cancer.  As such, I am particularly interested in evaluating microRNAs as potential biomarkers and targets for early detection prevention, prognostic, and therapeutic efforts.

  • Kong W, He L, Richards EJ, Challa S, Xu CX, Permuth-Wey J, Lancaster JM, Coppola D, Sellers TA, Djeu JY, Cheng JQ. Upregulation of miRNA-155 promotes tumour angiogenesis by targeting VHL and is associated with poor prognosis and triple-negative breast cancer. Oncogene. 2014 Feb;33(6):679-689. Pubmedid: 23353819. Pmcid: PMC3925335.
  • Chen N, Chon HS, Xiong Y, Marchion DC, Judson PL, Hakam A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Permuth-Wey J, Wenham RM, Apte SM, Cheng JQ, Sellers TA, Lancaster JM. Human cancer cell line microRNAs associated with in vitro sensitivity to paclitaxel. Oncol Rep. 2014 Jan;31(1):376-383. Pubmedid: 24220856.
  • Xu CX, Xu M, Tan L, Yang H, Permuth-Wey J, Kruk PA, Wenham RM, Nicosia SV, Lancaster JM, Sellers TA, Cheng JQ. MicroRNA miR-214 regulates ovarian cancer cell stemness by targeting p53/Nanog. J Biol Chem. 2012 Oct;287(42):34970-34978. Pubmedid: 22927443. Pmcid: PMC3471722.
  • Jim HS, Park JY, Permuth-Wey J, Rincon MA, Phillips KM, Small BJ, Jacobsen PB. Genetic predictors of fatigue in prostate cancer patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy: preliminary findings. Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Oct;26(7):1030-1036. Pubmedid: 22475653. Pmcid: PMC3399038.
  • Raska P, Iversen E, Chen A, Chen Z, Fridley BL, Permuth-Wey J, Tsai YY, Vierkant RA, Goode EL, Risch H, Schildkraut JM, Sellers TA, Barnholtz-Sloan J. European American stratification in ovarian cancer case control data: the utility of genome-wide data for inferring ancestry. PLoS One. 2012 Sep;7(5):e35235. Pubmedid: 22590501. Pmcid: PMC3348917.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Thompson RC, Burton Nabors L, Olson JJ, Browning JE, Madden MH, Ann Chen Y, Egan KM. A functional polymorphism in the pre-miR-146a gene is associated with risk and prognosis in adult glioma. J Neurooncol. 2012 Mar;105(3):639-646. Pubmedid: 21744077. Pmcid: PMC3217154.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Chen Z, Tsai YY, Lin HY, Chen YA, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Birrer MJ, Chanock SJ, Cramer DW, Cunningham JM, Fenstermacher D, Fridley BL, Garcia-Closas M, Gayther SA, Gentry-Maharaj A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Iversen E, Jim H, McLaughlin J, Menon U, Narod SA, Phelan CM, Ramus SJ, Risch H, Song H, Sutphen R, Terry KL, Tyrer J, Vierkant RA, Wentzensen N, Lancaster JM, Cheng JQ, Berchuck A, Pharoah PD, Schildkraut JM, Goode EL, Sellers TA. MicroRNA processing and binding site polymorphisms are not replicated in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Aug;20(8):1793-1797. Pubmedid: 21636674. Pmcid: PMC3153581.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Chen YA, Tsai YY, Chen Z, Qu X, Lancaster JM, Stockwell H, Dagne G, Iversen E, Risch H, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Cunningham JM, Vierkant RA, Fridley BL, Sutphen R, McLaughlin J, Narod SA, Goode EL, Schildkraut JM, Fenstermacher D, Phelan CM, Sellers TA. Inherited variants in mitochondrial biogenesis genes may influence epithelial ovarian cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jun;20(6):1131-1145. Pubmedid: 21447778. Pmcid: PMC3111851.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Kim D, Tsai YY, Lin HY, Chen YA, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Birrer MJ, Bloom G, Chanock SJ, Chen Z, Cramer DW, Cunningham JM, Dagne G, Ebbert-Syfrett J, Fenstermacher D, Fridley BL, Garcia-Closas M, Gayther SA, Ge W, Gentry-Maharaj A, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Goode EL, Iversen E, Jim H, Kong W, McLaughlin J, Menon U, Monteiro AN, Narod SA, Pharoah PD, Phelan CM, Qu X, Ramus SJ, Risch H, Schildkraut JM, Song H, Stockwell H, Sutphen R, Terry KL, Tyrer J, Vierkant RA, Wentzensen N, Lancaster JM, Cheng JQ, Sellers TA. LIN28B polymorphisms influence susceptibility to epithelial ovarian cancer. Cancer Res. 2011 Jun;71(11):3896-3903. Pubmedid: 21482675. Pmcid: PMC3107389.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Vadaparampil S, Rumphs A, Kinney AY, Pal T. Development of a culturally tailored genetic counseling booklet about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer for Black women. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Apr;152A(4):836-845. Pubmedid: 20358592.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Egan KM. Family history is a significant risk factor for pancreatic cancer: results from a systematic review and meta-analysis. Fam Cancer. 2009 Sep;8(2):109-117. Pubmedid: 18763055.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Borenstein AR. Financial remuneration for clinical and behavioral research participation: ethical and practical considerations. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Apr;19(4):280-285. Pubmedid: 19230712.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Boulware D, Valkov N, Livingston S, Nicosia S, Lee JH, Sutphen R, Schildkraut J, Narod S, Parker A, Coppola D, Sellers T, Pal T. Sampling strategies for tissue microarrays to evaluate biomarkers in ovarian cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan;18(1):28-34. Pubmedid: 19124477. Pmcid: PMC2664171.
  • Permuth-Wey J, Sellers TA. Epidemiology of ovarian cancer. Methods Mol Biol. 2009;472:413-437. Pubmedid: 19107446.
  • Pal T, Permuth-Wey J, Kumar A, Sellers TA. Systematic review and meta-analysis of ovarian cancers: estimation of microsatellite-high frequency and characterization of mismatch repair deficient tumor histology. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Nov;14(21):6847-6854. Pubmedid: 18980979. Pmcid: PMC2655731.
  • Pal T, Permuth-Wey J, Sellers TA. A review of the clinical relevance of mismatch-repair deficiency in ovarian cancer. Cancer. 2008 Aug;113(4):733-742. Pubmedid: 18543306. Pmcid: PMC2644411.
  • Pal T, Permuth-Wey J, Kapoor R, Cantor A, Sutphen R. Improved survival in BRCA2 carriers with ovarian cancer. Fam Cancer. 2007;6(1):113-119. Pubmedid: 17160431. Pmcid: PMC3303221.
  • Pal T, Permuth-Wey J, Betts JA, Krischer JP, Fiorica J, Arango H, LaPolla J, Hoffman M, Martino MA, Wakeley K, Wilbanks G, Nicosia S, Cantor A, Sutphen R. BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations account for a large proportion of ovarian carcinoma cases. Cancer. 2005 Dec;104(12):2807-2816. Pubmedid: 16284991.
  • Pal T, Permuth-Wey J, Holtje T, Sutphen R. BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in a study of African American breast cancer patients. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Nov;13(11 Pt 1):1794-1799. Pubmedid: 15533909.
  • Vadaparampil ST, Wey JP, Kinney AY. Psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling and testing. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2004 Aug;20(3):186-195. Pubmedid: 15491028.
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  • Bojesen SE, Pooley KA, Johnatty SE, Beesley J, Michailidou K, Tyrer JP, Edwards SL, Pickett HA, Shen HC, Smart CE, Hillman KM, Mai PL, Lawrenson K, Stutz MD, Lu Y, Karevan R, Woods N, Johnston RL, French JD, Chen X, Weischer M, Nielsen SF, Maranian MJ, Ghoussaini M, Ahmed S, Baynes C, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, McGuffog L, Barrowdale D, Lee A, Healey S, Lush M, Tessier DC, Vincent D, Bacot F, Vergote I, Lambrechts S, Despierre E, Risch HA, González-Neira A, Rossing MA, Pita G, Doherty JA, Alvarez N, Larson MC, Fridley BL, Schoof N, Chang-Claude J, Cicek MS, Peto J, Kalli KR, Broeks A, Armasu SM, Schmidt MK, Braaf LM, Winterhoff B, Nevanlinna H, Konecny GE, Lambrechts D, Rogmann L, Guénel P, Teoman A, Milne RL, Garcia JJ, Cox A, Shridhar V, Burwinkel B, Marme F, Hein R, Sawyer EJ, Haiman CA, Wang-Gohrke S, Andrulis IL, Moysich KB, Hopper JL, Odunsi K, Lindblom A, Giles GG, Brenner H, Simard J, Lurie G, Fasching PA, Carney ME, Radice P, Wilkens LR, Swerdlow A, Goodman MT, Brauch H, Garcia-Closas M, Hillemanns P, Winqvist R, Dürst M, Devilee P, Runnebaum I, Jakubowska A, Lubinski J, Mannermaa A, Butzow R, Bogdanova NV, Dörk T, Pelttari LM, Zheng W, Leminen A, Anton-Culver H, Bunker CH, Kristensen V, Ness RB, Muir K, Edwards R, Meindl A, Heitz F, Matsuo K, du Bois A, Wu AH, Harter P, Teo SH, Schwaab I, Shu XO, Blot W, Hosono S, Kang D, Nakanishi T, Hartman M, Yatabe Y, Hamann U, Karlan BY, Sangrajrang S, Kjaer SK, Gaborieau V, Jensen A, Eccles D, Høgdall E, Shen CY, Brown J ...
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