Selected Publications


  • Timothy Marsh, Irene Wong, Jaclyn Sceneay, Amey Barakat, Yuanbo Qin, Andreas Sjödin, Elise Alspach, Björn Nilsson, Sheila A. Stewart and Sandra S. McAllister (2016) Hematopoietic Age at Onset of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Dictates Disease Aggressiveness and Progression. Cancer Research. 15;76(10):2932-43. (Cancer Research)

  • Zafira Castaño, Timothy Marsh, Ramya Tadipatri, Hanna S. Kuznetsov, Fatima Al-Shahrour, Mahnaz Paktinat, April Greene-Colozzi, Björn Nilsson, Andrea L. Richardson and Sandra S. McAllister (2013). Stromal EGF and IGF-I Together Modulate Plasticity of Disseminated Triple-Negative Breast Tumors. Cancer Discovery. 3(8): 922-935. (Cancer Discovery)

  • Hanna Kuznetsov, Timothy Marsh, Beth Markens, Zafira Castano, April Greene-Colozzi, Samantha Hay, Victoria Brown, Andrea Richardson, Sabina Signoretti, Elisabeth Battinelli, and Sandra S. McAllister (2012). Identifcation of Luminal Breast Cancers that Establish a Tumor Supportive Macroenvironment Defined by Pro-Angiogenic Platelets and Bone Marrow Derived Cells. Cancer Discovery. 2(12): 1150-1165. (Cancer Discovery)

  • Moshe Elkabets, Ann M. Gifford, Christina Scheel, Bjorn Nilsson, Ferenc Reinhardt, Mark-Anthony Bray, Anne E. Carpenter, Karin Jirström, Kristina Magnusson, Benjamin L. Ebert, Fredrik Pontén, Robert A. Weinberg, and Sandra S. McAllister (2011). Human tumors instigate granulin-expressing hematopoietic cells that promote malignancy by activating stromal fibroblasts in mice. J Clin Invest 121(2): 784-799. (JClinInvest)

  • Sandra S. McAllister, Ann M. Gifford, Ashley L. Greiner, Stephen P. Kelleher, Matthew P. Saelzler, Tan A. Ince, Ferenc Reinhardt, Lyndsay N. Harris, Bonnie L. Hylander, Elizabeth A. Repasky, and Robert A. Weinberg (2008). Systemic Endocrine Instigation of Indolent Tumor Growth Requires Osteopontin. Cell, 133: 994-1005. (Cell)



  • Sandra S. McAllister and Robert A, Weinberg (2014). The tumour-induced systemic environment as a critical regulator of cancer progression and metastasis. Nature Cell Biology. 16: 717-727 (Nature Cell Biology)

  • Timothy Marsh, Kristian Pietras, and Sandra S. McAllister (2012). Fibroblasts as Architects of Cancer Pathogenesis. BBA - Mol Basis Disease. Available Online October 2012. (BBA - Molecular Basis of Disease)

  • Zafira Castano, Chrstine M. Fillmore, Carla F. Kim and Sandra S. McAllister (2012). The Bed and the Bugs: Interactions between the Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Stem Cells. Sem Cancer Biol. Available Online 23 April 2012. (Sem Cancer Biol)

  • Zafira Castano, Kristin Tracy, and Sandra S. McAllister (2011). The Tumor Macroenvironment and Systemic Regulation of Breast Cancer Progression. Int J Dev Bio 55(7-9): 889-897. (Int J Dev Bio)

  • Sandra S. McAllister and Robert A. Weinberg (2010). Tumor-Host Interactions: a far-reaching relationship. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(26): 4022-4028. (JClinOnc)