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Carmen Behrens, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation


Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology
Unit Number: 432
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: Y4.5611
Phone: 713-792-9807
Fax: 713-745-8221

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1983 Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, MD, Medicine

Postgraduate Training

7/2002-12/2002 Post Graduate Training, Pulmonary Medicine, Instituto Nacional del Torax (National Institute for Thoracic Diseases, Santiago, Chile
10/1995-2/1999 Research Fellowship, Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
4/1994-2/1995 Clinical Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-2011

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Prudkin L, Liu DD, Ozburn NC, Sun M, Behrens C, Tang X, Brown KC, Bekele BN, Moran C, Wistuba II. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in the development and progression of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Mod Pathol 22(5). e-Pub 3/6/2009. PMCID: PMC2675657.
2. Behrens C., Lin HY, Lee JJ, Raso MG, Hong WK, Wistuba I, Lotan R.,. Immunohistochemical Expression of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor and Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors 1 and 2 in the Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 14(19):6014-22, 10/1/2008. PMID: 18829480.
3. Prudkin L, Behrens C, Liu DD, Zhou X, Ozburn NC, Bekele BN, Minna JD, Moran C, Roth JA, Ji L, Wistuba II. Loss and reduction of FUS1 protein expression is a frequent phenomenon in the pathogenesis of lung cancer. Clin Cancer Res 14(1):41-7, 1/1/2008. PMID: 18172250.
4. Deus HF, Stanislaus R, Veiga DF, Behrens C, Wistuba II, Minna JD, Garner HR, Swisher SG, Roth JA, Correa AM, Broom B, Coombes K, Chang A, Vogel LH, Almeida JS. A Semantic Web management model for integrative biomedical informatics. PLoS One 3(8):e2946, 2008. PMCID: PMC2491554.
5. Jin Q, Feng L, Behrens C, Bekele BN, Wistuba II, Hong WK, Lee HY. Implication of AMP-activated protein kinase and Akt-regulated survivin in lung cancer chemopreventive activities of deguelin. Cancer Res 67(24):11630-9, 12/15/2007. PMID: 18089792.
6. Tang X, Liu D, Shishodia S, Ozburn N, Behrens C, Lee JJ, Hong WK, Aggarwal BB, Wistuba,, II. Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) is frequently expressed in lung cancer and preneoplastic lesions. Cancer 107(11):2637-46, 12/1/2006. PMID: 17078054.
7. Shen J*, Behrens C*, Wistuba,, II, Feng L, Lee JJ, Hong WK, Lotan R (*equal contribution).. Identification and validation of differences in protein levels in normal, premalignant, and malignant lung cells and tissues using high-throughput Western Array and immunohistochemistry. Cancer Res 66(23):11194-206, 12/2006. PMID: 17145864.

Last updated: 11/28/2014