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Wesley Y Naritoku, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Director of Residency Program At LAC+USC Medical Center
Pathology
GNH 1100 North State Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 409 4698

Publications

Jensen TW, Ray T, Wang J, Li X, Naritoku WY, Han B, Bellafiore F, Bagaria SP, Qu A, Cui X, Taylor CR, Ray PS. Diagnosis of Basal-Like Breast Cancer Using a FOXC1-Based Assay. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Aug; 107(8). View in: PubMed

Naritoku WY, Black-Schaffer WS. Cytopathology fellowship milestones. Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 Dec; 122(12):859-65. View in: PubMed

Iezzoni JC, Ewton A, Chévez-Barrios P, Moore S, Thorsen LM, Naritoku WY. Selective pathology fellowships: diverse, innovative, and valuable subspecialty training. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Apr; 138(4):518-25. View in: PubMed

Naritoku WY, Alexander CB. Pathology milestones. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1 Suppl 1):180-1. View in: PubMed

Naritoku WY, Vasovic L, Steinberg JJ, Prystowsky MB, Powell SZ. Anatomic and clinical pathology boot camps: filling pathology-specific gaps in undergraduate medical education. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Mar; 138(3):316-21. View in: PubMed

Naritoku WY, Alexander CB, Bennett BD, Black-Schaffer WS, Brissette MD, Grimes MM, Hoffman RD, Hunt JL, Iezzoni JC, Johnson R, Kozel J, Mendoza RM, Post MD, Powell SZ, Procop GW, Steinberg JJ, Thorsen LM, Nestler SP. The pathology milestones and the next accreditation system. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Mar; 138(3):307-15. View in: PubMed

Guo J, Young SK, Lorenzo CR, Lee CM, Kanel GC, Brynes RK, Chandrasoma P, Naritoku WY. Phlegmonous gastritis in a patient with myeloid sarcoma: a case report. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2009 Oct; 17(5):458-62. View in: PubMed

Saha B, Kaur P, Tsao-Wei D, Naritoku WY, Groshen S, Datar RH, Jones LW, Imam SA. Unmethylated E-cadherin gene expression is significantly associated with metastatic human prostate cancer cells in bone. Prostate. 2008 Nov 1; 68(15):1681-8. View in: PubMed

Saha B, Arase A, Imam SS, Tsao-Wei D, Naritoku WY, Groshen S, Jones LW, Imam SA. Overexpression of E-cadherin and beta-catenin proteins in metastatic prostate cancer cells in bone. Prostate. 2008 Jan 1; 68(1):78-84. View in: PubMed

Saha B, Chaiwun B, Imam SS, Tsao-Wei DD, Groshen S, Naritoku WY, Imam SA. Overexpression of E-cadherin protein in metastatic breast cancer cells in bone. Anticancer Res. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6B):3903-8. View in: PubMed

Saha B, Chaiwun B, Tsao-Wei DD, Groshen SL, Naritoku WY, Atkinson RD, Taylor CR, Imam SA. Telomerase and markers of cellular proliferation are associated with the progression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia lesions. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2007 Jul; 26(3):214-22. View in: PubMed

Horowitz RE, Naritoku WY. The autopsy as a performance measure and teaching tool. Hum Pathol. 2007 May; 38(5):688-695. View in: PubMed

Laine LA, Nathwani RA, Naritoku W. The effect of GI bleeding on Helicobacter pylori diagnostic testing: a prospective study at the time of bleeding and 1 month later. Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Dec; 62(6):853-9. View in: PubMed

Saha B, Zhang N, Naritoku WY, Tsao-Wei DD, Groshen SL, Carlsson G, Larsson L, Gustavsson B, Chaiwun B, Taylor CR, Imam SA. LEA-135 expression: its association with a lower risk of recurrence and increased overall survival of patients with lymph node-positive primary invasive breast cancer. Anticancer Res. 2004 Jul-Aug; 24(4):2391-400. View in: PubMed

Horowitz RE, Naritoku W, Wagar EA. Management training for pathology residents: a regional approach. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Jan; 128(1):59-63. View in: PubMed

Baltayan A, Naritoku WY, Chaiwun B, Tsao-Wei DD, Groshen S, Hern RA, Gusterson BA, Taylor CR, Imam SA. LEA. 135 expression: identifies low-risk patients with breast ductal carcinoma in situ. Anticancer Res. 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5):2933-7. View in: PubMed

Formenti SC, Spicer D, Skinner K, Cohen D, Groshen S, Bettini A, Naritoku W, Press M, Salonga D, Tsao-Wei D, Danenberg K, Danenberg P. Low HER2/neu gene expression is associated with pathological response to concurrent paclitaxel and radiation therapy in locally advanced breast cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Feb 1; 52(2):397-405. View in: PubMed

Cohen H, Rose S, Lewin DN, Retama B, Naritoku W, Johnson C, Bautista L, Crowe H, Pronovost A. Accuracy of four commercially available serologic tests, including two office-based tests and a commercially available 13C urea breath test, for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter. 1999 Mar; 4(1):49-53. View in: PubMed

Laine L, Lewin DN, Naritoku W, Cohen H. Prospective comparison of H&E, Giemsa, and Genta stains for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori. Gastrointest Endosc. 1997 Jun; 45(6):463-7. View in: PubMed

Laine L, Lewin D, Naritoku W, Estrada R, Cohen H. Prospective comparison of commercially available rapid urease tests for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori. Gastrointest Endosc. 1996 Nov; 44(5):523-6. View in: PubMed

Yang R, Naritoku W, Laine L. Prospective, randomized comparison of disposable and reusable biopsy forceps in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 1994 Nov-Dec; 40(6):671-4. View in: PubMed

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