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Gordana Raca, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
CHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd. Off Campus Los Angeles


A neoplasm with FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion presenting as pediatric T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma without eosinophilia. Cancer Genet. 2017 Oct; 216-217:91-99. View in: PubMed

Diagnostic evaluation of RNA sequencing for the detection of genetic abnormalities associated with Ph-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Leuk Lymphoma. 2017 Apr; 58(4):950-958. View in: PubMed

Segmental Chromosomal Aberrations in Localized Neuroblastoma Can be Detected in Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Samples and Are Associated With Recurrence. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun; 63(6):1019-23. View in: PubMed

Congenital B-lymphoblastic leukemia with a cryptic MLL rearrangement and post-treatment evolution to mixed phenotype acute leukemia. Leuk Res Rep. 2016; 6:29-32. View in: PubMed

Cerdulatinib, a novel dual SYK/JAK kinase inhibitor, has broad anti-tumor activity in both ABC and GCB types of diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 22; 6(41):43881-96. View in: PubMed

T-LAK cell-originated protein kinase presents a novel therapeutic target in FLT3-ITD mutated acute myeloid leukemia. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 20; 6(32):33410-25. View in: PubMed

Predicting Prognosis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the Contemporary Era. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Oct; 1(7):965-74. View in: PubMed

Prognosis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia-Reply. JAMA Oncol. 2015 Oct; 1(7):988-9. View in: PubMed

Next-generation sequencing reveals clinically actionable molecular markers in myeloid sarcoma. Leukemia. 2015 Oct; 29(10):2113-6. View in: PubMed

RCSD1-ABL2 fusion resulting from a complex chromosomal rearrangement in high-risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2015 Apr; 56(4):1145-7. View in: PubMed

RCSD1-ABL1 Translocation Associated with IKZF1 Gene Deletion in B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Case Rep Hematol. 2015; 2015:353247. View in: PubMed

MYC Amplification in Angiosarcoma Arising from an Arteriovenous Graft Site. Case Rep Pathol. 2015; 2015:537297. View in: PubMed

Genomic aberrations in myeloid sarcoma without blood or bone marrow involvement: characterization of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples by chromosomal microarrays. Leuk Res. 2014 Sep; 38(9):1091-6. View in: PubMed

Complex or monosomal karyotype and not blast percentage is associated with poor survival in acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome patients with inv(3)(q21q26. 2)/t(3;3)(q21;q26. 2): a Bone Marrow Pathology Group study. Haematologica. 2014 May; 99(5):821-9. View in: PubMed

PLZF staining identifies peripheral T-cell lymphomas derived from innate-like T-cells with TRAV1-2-TRAJ33 TCR-a rearrangement. Blood. 2014 Apr 24; 123(17):2742-3. View in: PubMed

MECP2 duplication: possible cause of severe phenotype in females. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Apr; 164A(4):1029-34. View in: PubMed

Whole-exome sequencing supports genetic heterogeneity in childhood apraxia of speech. J Neurodev Disord. 2013 Oct 02; 5(1):29. View in: PubMed

The advantage of using SNP array in clinical testing for hematological malignancies--a comparative study of three genetic testing methods. Cancer Genet. 2013 Sep-Oct; 206(9-10):317-26. View in: PubMed

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) in two patients with 16p11. 2 microdeletion syndrome. Eur J Hum Genet. 2013 Apr; 21(4):455-9. View in: PubMed

The genomic landscape of hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nat Genet. 2013 Mar; 45(3):242-52. View in: PubMed

Two cases of localized neuroblastoma with multiple segmental chromosomal alterations and metastatic progression. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Feb; 60(2):332-5. View in: PubMed

A case of pediatric ?/d T-cell malignancy with t(8;14)(q24;q11)/MYC-TCR successfully treated with pulse type chemotherapy followed by stem cell transplant. Leuk Lymphoma. 2013 Feb; 54(2):403-5. View in: PubMed

A Unique "Composite" PTLD with Diffuse Large B-Cell and T/Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Components Occurring 17 Years after Transplant. Case Rep Hematol. 2013; 2013:386147. View in: PubMed

MLL Rearrangment and EVI1 Deletion in BCR/ABL1 Positive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. J Assoc Genet Technol. 2013; 39(4):190-4. View in: PubMed

Novel candidate genes and regions for childhood apraxia of speech identified by array comparative genomic hybridization. Genet Med. 2012 Nov; 14(11):928-36. View in: PubMed

Acute myeloid leukemia: the challenge of unfavorable cytogenetics. Oncology (Williston Park). 2012 Aug; 26(8):724, 726-7. View in: PubMed

Typical renal-coloboma syndrome phenotype in a patient with a submicroscopic deletion of the PAX2 gene. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Jun; 158A(6):1437-41. View in: PubMed

Phenotype of FOXP2 haploinsufficiency in a mother and son. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Jan; 158A(1):174-81. View in: PubMed

DNA methylation assay for X-chromosome inactivation in female human iPS cells. Stem Cell Rev. 2011 Nov; 7(4):969-75. View in: PubMed

Chromosomal abnormalities in 2 cases of testicular failure. J Androl. 2011 May-Jun; 32(3):226-31. View in: PubMed

Array comparative genomic hybridization analysis in patients with anophthalmia, microphthalmia, and coloboma. Genet Med. 2011 May; 13(5):437-42. View in: PubMed

Duplication 5q and deletion 9p due to a t(5;9)(q34;p23) in 2 cousins with features of Hunter-McAlpine syndrome and hypothyroidism. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2011; 132(4):233-8. View in: PubMed

Next generation sequencing in research and diagnostics of ocular birth defects. Mol Genet Metab. 2010 Jun; 100(2):184-92. View in: PubMed

Clinical and molecular characterization of overlapping interstitial Xp21-p22 duplications in two unrelated individuals. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Apr; 152A(4):904-15. View in: PubMed

Mild clinical presentation in a child with prenatally diagnosed 45,X/47,XX,+18 mosaicism. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov; 149A(11):2588-92. View in: PubMed

Array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) in the genetic evaluation of stillbirth. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov; 149A(11):2437-43. View in: PubMed

Detailed characterization of, and clinical correlations in, 10 patients with distal deletions of chromosome 9p. Genet Med. 2008 Aug; 10(8):599-611. View in: PubMed

Intrachromosomal duplications of 22q11 are not a common cause of isolated coloboma and coloboma with other limited features of cat eye syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2008 Feb 01; 146A(3):401-4. View in: PubMed

Paternal deletion 6q24. 3: a new congenital anomaly syndrome associated with intrauterine growth failure, early developmental delay and characteristic facial appearance. Am J Med Genet A. 2008 Feb 01; 146A(3):354-60. View in: PubMed

NSD1 analysis for Sotos syndrome: insights and perspectives from the clinical laboratory. Genet Med. 2005 Oct; 7(8):524-33. View in: PubMed

Deletion analysis of the imprinting center region in patients with Angelman syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome by real-time quantitative PCR. Genet Test. 2004; 8(4):387-94. View in: PubMed

Progressive dystonia in a 12-year-old boy. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2003; 7(2):85-8. View in: PubMed

Expansion of the (CTG)(n) repeat in the 5'-UTR of a reporter gene impedes translation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2000 Oct 15; 28(20):3943-9. View in: PubMed

Trinucleotide repeats affect DNA replication in vivo. Nat Genet. 1997 Nov; 17(3):298-304. View in: PubMed

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