Noel J Whitaker
The Whitaker Lab investigating the involvement of viruses in various human cncers. At the moment, the focus is on the collaboration of HPV and EBV in breast and prostate cancers. For this, we screen for the presence of the viruses using real-time PCR. In addtion, we are using in situ techniques (in situ PCR and in situ hybrdisation) to localise the virus within the cancer/tissue as well as within the cell.
Most recent (last 5 years) publications related to this work.
Lawson, J.S., Glenn, W.K., and Whitaker, N.J. (2008). Reply: Breast cancer, human papilloma virus and sexual activities. British Journal of Cancer 98, 510-511.
Mok, M.T., Lawson, J.S., Iacopetta, B.J., and Whitaker, N.J. (2008). Mouse mammary tumor virus-like env sequences in human breast cancer. Int J Cancer 122, 2864-2870.
Heng, B., Glenn, W.K., Ye, Y., Tran, B., Delprado, W., Lutze-Mann, L., Whitaker, N.J., and Lawson, J.S. (2009). Human papilloma virus is associated with breast cancer. Br J Cancer 101, 1345-1350.
Lawson, J.S., Glenn, W.K., Heng, B., Ye, Y., Tran, B., Lutze-Mann, L., and Whitaker, N.J. (2009). Koilocytes indicate a role for human papilloma virus in breast cancer. Br J Cancer 101, 1351-1356.
Orde, M.M., Whitaker, N.J., and Lawson, J.S. (2009). High prevalence of prostatic neoplasia in Australian men. Pathology 41, 433-435.
Glenn, W.K., Heng, B., Whitaker, N.J., and Lawson, J.S. (2010). Reply: Koilocytes indicate a role for human papilloma virus in breast cancer. Br J Cancer 102, 788-788.
Glenn, W.K., Salmons, B., Lawson, J.S., and Whitaker, N.J. (2010). Mouse mammary tumor-like virus and human breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat.
Lawson, J.S., Glenn, W.K., Salmons, B., Ye, Y., Heng, B., Moody, P., Johal, H., Rawlinson, W.D., Delprado, W., Lutze-Mann, L., and Whitaker, N.J. (2010). Mouse mammary tumor virus-like sequences in human breast cancer. Cancer Res 70, 3576-3585.
Lawson, J.S., Glenn, W.K., and Whitaker, N.J. (2010). Breast cancer as an infectious disease. Womens Health (Lond Engl) 6, 5-8.
Wiklund, E.D., Catts, V.S., Catts, S.V., Ng, T.F., Whitaker, N.J., Brown, A.J., and Lutze-Mann, L.H. (2010). Cytotoxic effects of antipsychotic drugs implicate cholesterol homeostasis as a novel chemotherapeutic target. Int J Cancer 126, 28-40.
Glenn WK, Whitaker NJ, and Lawson JS, High risk human papillomavirus and Epstein Barr virus in human breast milk. BMC Res Notes. 2012 1;5(1):477
Whitaker NJ, Glenn WK, Sahrudin A, Orde MM, Delprado W, Lawson JS. Human papillomavirus and Epstein Barr virus in prostate cancer: Koilocytes indicate potential oncogenic influences of human papillomavirus in prostate cancer. Prostate. 2012 Jul 31. doi: 10.1002/pros.22562
Wendy K. Glenn, Benjamin Heng, Warick Delprado , Barry Iacopetta, Noel J. Whitaker, James S. Lawson, Epstein-Barr virus, human papillomavirus and mouse mammary tumour virus as multiple viruses in breast cancer. PLoS ONE PONE-D-12-16326R2 10.1371/journal.pone.0048788 (Accepted)