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Alaa M Afify, MD

Title(s)Professor, Pathology And Laboratory Medicine
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone916-734-7477
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    1. de Oliveira MAS, Campbell M, Afify AM, Huang EC, Chan JW. Hyperspectral Raman microscopy can accurately differentiate single cells of different human thyroid nodules. Biomed Opt Express. 2019 Sep 01; 10(9):4411-4421. PMID: 31565498.
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    2. Lara MS, Afify A, Ellis MP, Phan CT, Richman DP, Riess JW. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Induced Myasthenia Gravis in a Patient with Advanced NSCLC and Remote History of Thymoma. Clin Lung Cancer. 2019 07; 20(4):e489-e491. PMID: 31085042.
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    3. Mitra AD, Afify A. Ovarian teratoma associated Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: a difficult diagnosis with a favorable prognosis. Autops Case Rep. 2018 Apr-Jun; 8(2):e2018019. PMID: 29780755.
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    4. Ames E, Campbell MJ, Afify A, Krane JF, Huang EC. Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia: Cytologic characterization of a rare distinct entity in the thyroid. Diagn Cytopathol. 2018 Jul; 46(7):632-635. PMID: 29479842.
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    5. Bhambra AC, Zhang Y, Huang EC, Bishop J, Matin M, Afify A. Pleural fluid metastases of myoepithelial carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature. Cytojournal. 2016; 13:13. PMID: 27382407.
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    6. Aryana A, Bowers MR, Hayatdavoudi SM, Zhang Y, Afify A, D'Avila A, O'Neill PG. Impact of Pulmonary Vein Cryoballoon Ablation on Bronchial Injury. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 07; 27(7):861-7. PMID: 27062526.
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    7. Zhang Y, Afify A, Gandour-Edwards RF, Bishop JW, Huang EC. Small cell mesothelioma: A rare entity and diagnostic pitfall mimicking small cell lung carcinoma on fine-needle aspiration. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016 Jun; 44(6):526-9. PMID: 26952387.
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    8. Afify A, Durbin-Johnson B, Virdi A, Jess H. The expression of CD44v6 in colon: from normal to malignant. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2016 Feb; 20:19-23. PMID: 26621455.
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    9. Afify A, Huang EC, Jeong M, Urayama S. Immunoisolation of pancreatic epithelial cells from endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates with magnetic beads for downstream molecular application. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016 Jan; 44(1):32-8. PMID: 26466823.
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    10. Huang EC, Zhang Y, Bishop JW, Gandour-Edwards RF, Afify AM. Diffuse pulmonary meningotheliomatosis: A diagnostically challenging entity on fine-needle aspiration cytology. Diagn Cytopathol. 2015 Sep; 43(9):727-30. PMID: 25964107.
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    11. Mahakian LM, Farwell DG, Zhang H, Seo JW, Poirier B, Tinling SP, Afify AM, Haynam EM, Shaye D, Ferrara KW. Comparison of PET imaging with 64Cu-liposomes and 18F-FDG in the 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch model of oral dysplasia and squamous cell carcinoma. Mol Imaging Biol. 2014 Apr; 16(2):284-92. PMID: 24019092.
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    12. Afify A, Das S, Mingyi C. Two smalls in one: Coincident small cell carcinoma and small lymphocytic lymphoma in a lymph node diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Cytojournal. 2012; 9:5. PMID: 22438859.
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    13. Bremer AA, Devaraj S, Afify A, Jialal I. Adipose tissue dysregulation in patients with metabolic syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Nov; 96(11):E1782-8. PMID: 21865369.
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    14. Devaraj S, Tobias P, Kasinath BS, Ramsamooj R, Afify A, Jialal I. Knockout of toll-like receptor-2 attenuates both the proinflammatory state of diabetes and incipient diabetic nephropathy. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Aug; 31(8):1796-804. PMID: 21617141.
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    15. Afify AM, Tate S, Durbin-Johnson B, Rocke DM, Konia T. Expression of CD44s and CD44v6 in lung cancer and their correlation with prognostic factors. Int J Biol Markers. 2011 Jan-Mar; 26(1):50-7. PMID: 21279958.
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    16. Howell LP, Wilton M, Bishop J, Afify A. Living with uncertainty: equivocal Pap test results and the evolution of ASC terminology. Diagn Cytopathol. 2010 Mar; 38(3):221-32. PMID: 19856423.
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    17. Afify A, Yu C, Hejazi N, Howell L. The diagnostic utility of cell blocks prepared from residual SurePath Pap material for detection of human papilloma virus. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2009 Mar; 17(2):108-14. PMID: 18971783.
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    18. Afify A, Purnell P, Nguyen L. Role of CD44s and CD44v6 on human breast cancer cell adhesion, migration, and invasion. Exp Mol Pathol. 2009 Apr; 86(2):95-100. PMID: 19167378.
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    19. Afify A, McNiel MA, Braggin J, Bailey H, Paulino AF. Expression of CD44s, CD44v6, and hyaluronan across the spectrum of normal-hyperplasia-carcinoma in breast. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2008 Mar; 16(2):121-7. PMID: 18227732.
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    20. Singh U, Dasu MR, Yancey PG, Afify A, Devaraj S, Jialal I. Human C-reactive protein promotes oxidized low density lipoprotein uptake and matrix metalloproteinase-9 release in Wistar rats. J Lipid Res. 2008 May; 49(5):1015-23. PMID: 18245817.
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    21. Afify A, Pang L, Howell L. Diagnostic utility of CD44 standard, CD44v6, and CD44v3-10 expression in adenocarcinomas presenting in serous fluids. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2007 Dec; 15(4):446-50. PMID: 18091389.
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    22. Afify A, Lynne LC, Howell L. Correlation of cytologic examination with ELISA assays for hyaluronan and soluble CD44v6 levels in evaluation of effusions. Diagn Cytopathol. 2007 Feb; 35(2):105-10. PMID: 17230576.
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    23. Afify AM, Craig S, Paulino AF. Temporal variation in the distribution of hyaluronic acid, CD44s, and CD44v6 in the human endometrium across the menstrual cycle. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2006 Sep; 14(3):328-33. PMID: 16932025.
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    24. Ashton-Sager A, Paulino AF, Afify AM. GLUT-1 is preferentially expressed in atypical endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial adenocarcinoma. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2006 Jun; 14(2):187-92. PMID: 16785788.
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    25. Afify AM, Craig S, Paulino AF, Stern R. Expression of hyaluronic acid and its receptors, CD44s and CD44v6, in normal, hyperplastic, and neoplastic endometrium. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2005 Dec; 9(6):312-8. PMID: 16308159.
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    26. Afify A, Zhou H, Howell L, Paulino AF. Diagnostic utility of GLUT-1 expression in the cytologic evaluation of serous fluids. Acta Cytol. 2005 Nov-Dec; 49(6):621-6. PMID: 16450901.
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    27. Afify AM, Stern R, Michael CW. Differentiation of mesothelioma from adenocarcinoma in serous effusions: the role of hyaluronic acid and CD44 localization. Diagn Cytopathol. 2005 Mar; 32(3):145-50. PMID: 15690337.
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    28. Howell LP, Gandour-Edwards R, Folkins K, Davis R, Yasmeen S, Afify A. Adequacy evaluation of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the breast health clinic setting. Cancer. 2004 Oct 25; 102(5):295-301. PMID: 15386313.
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    29. Afify AM, al-Khafaji BM, Kim B, Scheiman JM. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the pancreas. Diagnostic utility and accuracy. Acta Cytol. 2003 May-Jun; 47(3):341-8. PMID: 12789912.
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    30. Afify AM, al-Khafaji BM. Diagnostic utility of thyroid transcription factor-1 expression in adenocarcinomas presenting in serous fluids. Acta Cytol. 2002 Jul-Aug; 46(4):675-8. PMID: 12146029.
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    31. Afify AM, Al-Khafaji BM, Paulino AF, Davila RM. Diagnostic use of muscle markers in the cytologic evaluation of serous fluids. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2002 Jun; 10(2):178-82. PMID: 12051638.
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    32. Afify AM, Ferguson AW, Davila RM, Werness BA. Expression of CD44S and CD44v5 is more common in stage III than in stage I serous ovarian carcinomas. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2001 Dec; 9(4):309-14. PMID: 11759056.
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    33. Michael CW, McConnel J, Pecott J, Afify AM, Al-Khafaji B. Comparison of ThinPrep and TriPath PREP liquid-based preparations in nongynecologic specimens: a pilot study. Diagn Cytopathol. 2001 Sep; 25(3):177-84. PMID: 11536442.
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    34. Al-Khafaji BM, Afify AM. Salivary gland fine needle aspiration using the ThinPrep technique: diagnostic accuracy, cytologic artifacts and pitfalls. Acta Cytol. 2001 Jul-Aug; 45(4):567-74. PMID: 11480720.
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    35. Afify AM, Liu J, Al-Khafaji BM. Cytologic artifacts and pitfalls of thyroid fine-needle aspiration using ThinPrep: a comparative retrospective review. Cancer. 2001 Jun 25; 93(3):179-86. PMID: 11391605.
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    36. Werness BA, Afify AM, Eltabbakh GH, Huelsman K, Piver MS, Paterson JM. p53, c-erbB, and Ki-67 expression in ovaries removed prophylactically from women with a family history of ovarian cancer. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 1999 Oct; 18(4):338-43. PMID: 10542942.
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    37. Afify A, Dávila RM. Pulmonary fine needle aspiration biopsy. Assessing the negative diagnosis. Acta Cytol. 1999 Jul-Aug; 43(4):601-4. PMID: 10432881.
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    38. Afify AM, Werness BA, Mark HF. HER-2/neu oncogene amplification in stage I and stage III ovarian papillary serous carcinoma. Exp Mol Pathol. 1999 Jun; 66(2):163-9. PMID: 10409445.
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    39. Mark HF, Afify AM, Werness BA, Das S, Mark S, Samy M. Trisomy 8 in stage I and stage III ovarian cancer detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Exp Mol Pathol. 1999 Apr; 66(1):76-81. PMID: 10331967.
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    40. Werness BA, Afify AM, Bielat KL, Eltabbakh GH, Piver MS, Paterson JM. Altered surface and cyst epithelium of ovaries removed prophylactically from women with a family history of ovarian cancer. Hum Pathol. 1999 Feb; 30(2):151-7. PMID: 10029442.
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    41. Afify A, Mark HF. Trisomy 8 in embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1999 Jan 15; 108(2):127-32. PMID: 9973939.
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    42. Mark HF, Brown S, Sun CL, Samy M, Afify A. Fluorescent in situ hybridization detection of HER-2/neu gene amplification in rhabdomyosarcoma. Pathobiology. 1998; 66(2):59-63. PMID: 9645628.
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    43. Mark HF, Afify A, Taylor W, Santoro K, Lathrop JC. A subset of gestational trophoblastic disease characterized by abnormal chromosome 8 copy number detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1997 Nov; 99(1):24-9. PMID: 9352792.
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    44. Afify A, Mark HF. Fluorescence in situ hybridization assessment of chromosome 8 copy number in stage I and stage II infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1997 Sep; 97(2):101-5. PMID: 9283590.
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    45. Mark HF, Taylor W, Afify A, Riera D, Rausch M, Huth A, Gray Y, Santoro K, Bland KI. Stage I and stage II infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast analyzed for chromosome 8 copy number using fluorescent in situ hybridization. Pathobiology. 1997; 65(4):184-9. PMID: 9396041.
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    46. Afify A, Bland KI, Mark HF. Fluorescent in situ hybridization assessment of chromosome 8 copy number in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 1996; 38(2):201-8. PMID: 8861838.
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    47. Afify AM, Stern M, Guntenhöner M, Stern R. Purification and characterization of human serum hyaluronidase. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1993 Sep; 305(2):434-41. PMID: 8373180.
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