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Rita M. Braziel M.D.

The focus of Dr. Braziel's services include hematopathology, which comprise of bone marrow, lymph nodes, hemepath flow cytometry and hemepath molecular diagnostic cases.  Dr. Braziel currently serves as the director of hematopathology at OHSU.

Areas of interest

  • All areas of diagnostic hematopathology
  • Standardization of molecular diagnostic testing in hematopathology
  • Identification of biologic markers of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic importance in malignant lymphomas

Education

  • B.S., University of New Mexico 1972
  • M.D., University of New Mexico 1977
  • Residency:

    • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of New Mexico Affiliated Hospitals, 1977-1981
  • Fellowship:

    • Medical Staff Fellow in Hematopathology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1981-1984
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (ABPath), 1981

Publications

  • Select publications:

  • Primary Extranodal Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma Involving the Thyroid. Williams TP, Raess PW, Braziel R, Cascio MJ. Head Neck Pathol. 2019 Jul 10 (Epub ahead of print). PMID: 31292857.

  • Genetic drivers of oncogenic pathways in molecular subgroups of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Heavican TB, Bouska A, Yu J, Lone W, Amador C, Gong Q, Zhang W, Li Y, Dave BJ, Nairismägi ML, Greiner TC, Vose J, Weisenburger DD, Lachel C, Wang C, Fu K, Stevens JM, Lim ST, Ong CK, Gascoyne RD, Missiaglia E, Lemonnier F, Haioun C, Hartmann S, Pedersen MB, Laginestra MA, Wilcox RA, Teh BT, Yoshida N, Ohshima K, Seto M, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Campo E, Rimsza LM, Jaffe ES, Braziel RM, d'Amore F, Inghirami G, Bertoni F, de Leval L, Gaulard P, Staudt LM, McKeithan TW, Pileri S, Chan WC, Iqbal J. Blood. 2019 Apr 11. PMID: 30782609.

  • Genomic alterations important for the prognosis in patients with follicular lymphoma treated in SWOG study S0016. Qu X, Li H, Braziel RM, Passerini V, Rimsza LM, Hsi ED, Leonard JP, Smith SM, Kridel R, Press O, Weigert O, LeBlanc M, Friedberg JW, Fang M. Blood. 2019 Jan 3. PMID: 30446494.

  • Molecular classification of primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma using routinely available tissue specimens. Mottok A, Wright G, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Ramsower C, Campo E, Braziel RM, Delabie J, Weisenburger DD, Song JY, Chan WC, Cook JR, Fu K, Greiner T, Smeland E, Holte H, Savage KJ, Glinsmann-Gibson BJ, Gascoyne RD, Staudt LM, Jaffe ES, Connors JM, Scott DW, Steidl C, Rimsza LM. Blood. 2018 Nov 29. PMID: 30257882.

  • Impact of histological grading on survival in the SWOG S0016 follicular lymphoma cohort. Rimsza LM, Li H, Braziel RM, Spier CM, Persky DO, Dunlap J, LeBlanc M, Bartlett N, Leonard JP, Smith SM, Press OW, Friedberg JW. Haematologica. 2018 Apr.
    PMID: 29472351

  • Continued Excellent Outcomes in Previously Untreated Patients With Follicular Lymphoma After Treatment With CHOP Plus Rituximab or CHOP Plus 131I-Tositumomab: Long-Term Follow-Up of Phase III Randomized Study SWOG-S0016. Shadman M, Li H, Rimsza L, Leonard JP, Kaminski MS, Braziel RM, Spier CM, Gopal AK, Maloney DG, Cheson BD, Dakhil S, LeBlanc M, Smith SM, Fisher RI, Friedberg JW, Press OW. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Mar 1. PMID: 29356608.

  • Outcomes of DA-EPOCH-R induction plus autologous transplant consolidation for double hit lymphoma. Chen AI, Leonard JT, Okada CY, Gay ND, Chansky K, Fan G, Dunlap JB, Raess PW, Braziel RM, Stentz A, Maziarz RT. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Aug. PMID: 29199519.

  • MYC immunohistochemical and cytogenetic analysis are required for identification of clinically relevant aggressive B cell lymphoma subtypes. Raess PW, Moore SR, Cascio MJ, Dunlap J, Fan G, Gatter K, Olson SB, Braziel RM. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Jun. PMID: 28868942.

  • Adult high-grade B-cell lymphoma with Burkitt lymphoma signature: genomic features and potential therapeutic targets. Bouska A, Bi C, Lone W, Zhang W, Kedwaii A, Heavican T, Lachel CM, Yu J, Ferro R, Eldorghamy N, Greiner TC, Vose J, Weisenburger DD, Gascoyne RD, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Campo E, Rimsza LM, Jaffe ES, Braziel RM, Siebert R, Miles RR, Dave S, Reddy A, Delabie J, Staudt LM, Song JY, McKeithan TW, Fu K, Green M, Chan WC, Iqbal J. Blood. 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 28801451.

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