Kurtis Davies, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Department: Pathology


  • Davies KD, Smith LP, Guimaraes-Young A, Corr BR, Fisher CM, Guntupalli SR, Berning AA, Post MD, Pino D, Aisner DL, Wolsky RJ. Prospective Clinical Prognostication of Endometrial Carcinomas Based on Next-Generation Sequencing and Immunohistochemistry-Real-World Implementation and Results at a Tertiary Care Center. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2023 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37922951
  • Chen N, Tyler LC, Le AT, Welsh EA, Fang B, Elliott A, Davies KD, Danhorn T, Riely GJ, Ladanyi M, Haura EB, Doebele RC. MIG6 mediates adaptive and acquired resistance to ALK/ROS1 fusion kinase inhibition through EGFR bypass signaling. Mol Cancer Ther. 2023 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37748191
  • Dong F, Davies KD. Mutational Signatures in Cancer: Laboratory Considerations and Emerging Applications. J Mol Diagn. 2023 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37633594
  • Priest K, Le A, Gebregzabheir A, Nijmeh H, Reis GB, Mandell M, Davies KD, Lawrence C, O'Donnell E, Doebele RC, Bao L, Aisner DL, Schenk EL. Evolution of acquired resistance in a ROS1( ) KRAS G12C( ) NSCLC through the MAPK pathway. NPJ Precis Oncol. 2023 Jan 23;7(1):9. PubMed PMID: 36690705
  • Roy-Chowdhuri S, Davies KD, Ritterhouse LL, Snow AN. ERBB2 (HER2) Alterations in Colorectal Cancer. J Mol Diagn. 2022 Oct;24(10):1064-1066. PubMed PMID: 35944596
  • Davies KD, Ritterhouse LL, Snow AN, Sidiropoulos N. MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutations: Essential Considerations for Current Management of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Mol Diagn. 2022 Aug;24(8):841-843. PubMed PMID: 35550186
  • Barker LP, Ritterhouse LL, Snow AN, Davies KD. Molecular Pathology Education: An Association for Molecular Pathology Webinar Series on Emerging and Evolving Biomarkers Structured for Specific Audiences. J Mol Diagn. 2022 Feb;24(2):105-106. PubMed PMID: 34838775
  • Lind KT, Chatwin HV, DeSisto J, Coleman P, Sanford B, Donson AM, Davies KD, Willard N, Ewing CA, Knox AJ, Mulcahy Levy JM, Gilani A, Green AL. Novel RAF Fusions in Pediatric Low-Grade Gliomas Demonstrate MAPK Pathway Activation. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34850053
  • Barker LP, Ritterhouse LL, Snow AN, Davies KD. Molecular Pathology Education: An Association for Molecular Pathology Webinar Series on Emerging and Evolving Biomarkers Structured for Specific Audiences. J Mol Diagn. 2021 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34838775
  • Peters TL, Patil T, Le AT, Davies KD, Brzeskiewicz PM, Nijmeh H, Bao L, Camidge DR, Aisner DL, Doebele RC. Evolution of MET and NRAS gene amplification as acquired resistance mechanisms in EGFR mutant NSCLC. NPJ Precis Oncol. 2021 Oct 12;5(1):91. PubMed PMID: 34642436
  • Socinski MA, Pennell NA, Davies KD. MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutations in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: An Overview of Biology, Clinical Outcomes, and Testing Considerations. JCO Precis Oncol. 2021;5. PubMed PMID: 34036238
  • Gilani A, Davies KD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Can adult IDH -wildtype glioblastomas with FGFR3:TACC3 fusions be reliably predicted by histological features?. Clin Neuropathol. 2021 May-Jun;40(3):165-167. PubMed PMID: 33769273
  • Holman BN, Van Gulick RJ, Amato CM, MacBeth ML, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Robinson WA, Couts KL. Clinical and molecular features of subungual melanomas are site-specific and distinct from acral melanomas. Melanoma Res. 2020 Dec;30(6):562-573. PubMed PMID: 33156595
  • Grob ST, Nobre L, Campbell KR, Davies KD, Ryall S, Aisner DL, Hoffman L, Zahedi S, Morin A, Crespo M, Nellan A, Green AL, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Hawkins C, Tabori U, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Mulcahy Levy JM. Clinical and molecular characterization of a multi-institutional cohort of pediatric spinal cord low-grade gliomas. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa103. PubMed PMID: 33063010
  • Tsongalis GJ, Al Turkmani MR, Suriawinata M, Babcock MJ, Mitchell K, Ding Y, Scicchitano L, Tira A, Buckingham L, Atkinson S, Lax A, Aisner DL, Davies KD, Wood HN, O'Neill SS, Levine EA, Sequeira J, Harada S, DeFrank G, Paluri R, Tan BA, Colabella H, Snead C, Cruz-Correa M, Ramirez V, Rojas A, Huang H, Mackinnon AC, Garcia FU, Cavone SM, Elfahal M, Abel G, Vasef MA, Judd A, Linder MW, Alkhateeb K, Skinner WL, Boccia R, Patel K. Comparison of Tissue Molecular Biomarker Testing Turnaround Times and Concordance Between Standard of Care and the Biocartis Idylla Platform in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 Jul 7;154(2):266-276. PubMed PMID: 32525522
  • Nellan A, Wright E, Campbell K, Davies KD, Donson AM, Amani V, Judd A, Hemenway MS, Raybin J, Foreman NK, Rush S, Dorris K. Retrospective analysis of combination carboplatin and vinblastine for pediatric low-grade glioma. J Neurooncol. 2020 Jul;148(3):569-575. PubMed PMID: 32506370
  • Gilani A, Donson A, Davies KD, Whiteway SL, Lake J, DeSisto J, Hoffman L, Foreman NK, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Green AL. Targetable molecular alterations in congenital glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2020 Jan;146(2):247-252. PubMed PMID: 31875306
  • Davies KD, Merrick DT. Skipping Expected Mechanisms of MET-Mediated Oncogenesis. J Thorac Oncol. 2020 Jan;15(1):9-11. PubMed PMID: 31864551
  • Patil T, Mushtaq R, Marsh S, Azelby C, Pujara M, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Purcell WT, Schenk EL, Pacheco JM, Bunn PA, Camidge DR, Doebele RC. Clinicopathologic Characteristics, Treatment Outcomes, and Acquired Resistance Patterns of Atypical EGFR Mutations and HER2 Alterations in Stage IV Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2020 May;21(3):e191-e204. PubMed PMID: 31859066
  • Lake JA, Donson AM, Prince E, Davies KD, Nellan A, Green AL, Mulcahy Levy J, Dorris K, Vibhakar R, Hankinson TC, Foreman NK, Ewalt MD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Hoffman LM, Gilani A. Targeted fusion analysis can aid in the classification and treatment of pediatric glioma, ependymoma, and glioneuronal tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Jan;67(1):e28028. PubMed PMID: 31595628
  • McCoach CE, Le AT, Gowan K, Jones K, Schubert L, Doak A, Estrada-Bernal A, Davies KD, Merrick DT, Bunn PA Jr, Purcell WT, Dziadziuszko R, Varella-Garcia M, Aisner DL, Camidge DR, Doebele RC. Resistance Mechanisms to Targeted Therapies in ROS1 ( ) and ALK ( ) Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jul 15;24(14):3334-3347. PubMed PMID: 29636358
  • Reeser JW, Martin D, Miya J, Kautto EA, Lyon E, Zhu E, Wing MR, Smith A, Reeder M, Samorodnitsky E, Parks H, Naik KR, Gozgit J, Nowacki N, Davies KD, Varella-Garcia M, Yu L, Freud AG, Coleman J, Aisner DL, Roychowdhury S. Validation of a Targeted RNA Sequencing Assay for Kinase Fusion Detection in Solid Tumors. J Mol Diagn. 2017 Sep;19(5):682-696. PubMed PMID: 28802831
  • Vaishnavi A, Schubert L, Rix U, Marek LA, Le AT, Keysar SB, Glogowska MJ, Smith MA, Kako S, Sumi NJ, Davies KD, Ware KE, Varella-Garcia M, Haura EB, Jimeno A, Heasley LE, Aisner DL, Doebele RC. EGFR Mediates Responses to Small-Molecule Drugs Targeting Oncogenic Fusion Kinases. Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 1;77(13):3551-3563. PubMed PMID: 28428274
  • Mulcahy Levy JM, Zahedi S, Griesinger AM, Morin A, Davies KD, Aisner DL, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK, Fitzwalter BE, Goodall ML, Thorburn J, Amani V, Donson AM, Birks DK, Mirsky DM, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Green AL, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Thorburn A. Autophagy inhibition overcomes multiple mechanisms of resistance to BRAF inhibition in brain tumors. Elife. 2017 Jan 17;6. PubMed PMID: 28094001
  • Greer A, Foreman NK, Donson A, Davies KD, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK. Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma/ganglioglioma with rare BRAF V600D mutation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jun;64(6). PubMed PMID: 27860162
  • Davies KD, Doebele RC, Aisner DL. Rearranging Detection of Gene Rearrangements. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Aug;10(8):1129-30. PubMed PMID: 26200265
  • Cummings CT, Zhang W, Davies KD, Kirkpatrick GD, Zhang D, DeRyckere D, Wang X, Frye SV, Earp HS, Graham DK. Small Molecule Inhibition of MERTK Is Efficacious in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Models Independent of Driver Oncogene Status. Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 Sep;14(9):2014-22. PubMed PMID: 26162689
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