PEOPLE

George J. Netto, M.D.

Simon Flexner Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Contact InformationDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 6.037 Gates Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4283

Email: george.netto@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Education

M.D. Damascus University, Damascus, Syria, 1985

Specialty Certification

American Board of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1992
American Board of Molecular Genetic Pathology, 2005

Postgraduate Training

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1987-1991
Chief Resident, Department of Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, TX, 1991-1992
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Lauren V. Ackerman Laboratory, Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1992-1993
Urologic Pathology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1993-1994

Awards and Honors

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pathology, The Housestaff Teaching Award for Anatomic Pathology, 2007
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Urology, The Housestaff Teaching Award, 2010

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society of Clinical Pathology, 1993 - Present
College of American Pathology, 1993 - Present
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), 1994 - present
International Academy of Pathology, 1996 - Present
Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), 1998 - Present
American College of Medical Genetics, 2004 - 2005
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2005 - 2016
International Society of Urologic Pathology, 2005 - Present
American Urologic Association, 2006 - Present
Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Biomedical Research Council, Singapore, 2009 - Present
Cancer Research UK, London, England, 2009 - Present
Cambridge Health Institute (CHI), 2012 - 2012
Patrick C Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund, 2012 - 2016
Genentech, 2014 - Present
International Agency for Research on Cancer - World Health Organization, 2015 - 2015
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), 2017 - Present
European Society of Pathology, 2018 - Present
International Academy of Pathology (IAP), 2018 - Present
Association of Pathology Chairs, 2018 - Present
American Medical Association, 2018 - Present
American Association for Cancer Research, 2020 - Present
International Agency for Research on Cancer-World Health Organization (WHO) Blue Book Editorial Board “Urinary and Male Genital Tumours”, 2020 - 2020
National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) The Cancer Genome Atlas Program Testicular Germ Cell (TGCT), 2020 - 2020
MSD (Merck & Co.), 2020 - Present
KWF Kankerbestrijding – Dutch Cancer Society, 2020 - 2020
French Ministry of Health and National Cancer Institute of Health (INCa), Translational Cancer Research Project, 2020 - 2020
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Laboratory of Pathology, 2021 - 2021
National Cancer Institute Early Detection Network, 2022 - 2022
American Society for Investigative Pathology, 2022 - Present

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Selected Publications

Proposal for a Novel Histological Scoring System as a Potential Grading Approach for Muscle-invasive Urothelial Bladder Cancer Correlating with Disease Aggressiveness and Patient Outcomes

Eckstein M, Matek C, Wagner P, Erber R, Büttner-Herold M, Wild PJ, Taubert H, Wach S, Sikic D, Wullich B, Geppert CI, Compérat EM, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Cheng L, van der Kwast T, Colecchia M, van Rhijn BWG, Amin MB, Netto GJ, Lehmann J, Stöckle M, Junker K, Hartmann A, Bertz S., Eur Urol Oncol. 7(1): 128-138, 2024, PMID:37562993

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International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Consensus Conference on Current Issues in Bladder Cancer. Working Group 2: Grading of Mixed Grade, Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma Including Histologic Subtypes and Divergent Differentiations, and Non-Urothelial Carcinomas

Paner GP, Kamat A, Netto GJ, Samaratunga H, Varma M, Bubendorf L, van der Kwast TH, Cheng L; Members of the ISUP Bladder Tumor Consensus Panel., Am J Surg Pathol. 48(1): e11-e23, 2024, PMID:37382156

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International Society of Urological Pathology Consensus Conference on Current Issues in Bladder Cancer. Working Group 4: Molecular Subtypes of Bladder Cancer-Principles of Classification and Emerging Clinical Utility

Warrick JI, Al-Ahmadie H, Berman DM, Black PC, Flaig TW, Höglund M, Bubendorf L, van der Kwast TH, Cheng L; Members of the ISUP Bladder Tumor Consensus Panel., Am J Surg Pathol. 48(1): e32-e42, 2024, PMID:37199442

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Corrigendum to "Proposal for a Novel Histological Scoring System as a Potential Grading Approach for Muscle-invasive Urothelial Bladder Cancer Correlating with Disease Aggressiveness and Patient Outcomes"

Eckstein M, Matek C, Wagner P, Erber R, Büttner-Herold M, Wild PJ, Taubert H, Wach S, Sikic D, Wullich B, Geppert CI, Compérat EM, Lopez-Beltran A, Montironi R, Cheng L, van der Kwast T, Colecchia M, van Rhijn BWG, Amin MB, Netto GJ, Lehmann J, Stöckle M, Junker K, Hartmann A, Bertz S., European Urology Oncology 6(6): 641, 2023, PMID:37813744

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Nested and Large Nested Subtypes of Urothelial Carcinoma of the Upper Urinary Tract: A Multi-institutional Study

Aron M, Chandrashekar DS, Canete-Portillo S, Brimo F, Williamson SR, Osunkoya AO, Raspollini MR, Kunju LP, Varambally S, Mackinnon AC, Harada S, Netto GJ., Mod Pathol. 36(12): 100333, 2023, PMID:37717923

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Prostate Cancer, Version 4.2023, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.

Schaeffer EM, Srinivas S, Adra N, An Y, Barocas D, Bitting R, Bryce A, Chapin B, Cheng HH, D'Amico AV, Desai N, Dorff T, Eastham JA, Farrington TA, Gao X, Gupta S, Guzzo T, Ippolito JE, Kuettel MR, Lang JM, Lotan T, McKay RR, Morgan T, Netto G, Pow-Sang JM, Reiter R, Roach M, Robin T, Rosenfeld S, Shabsigh A, Spratt D, Teply BA, Tward J, Valicenti R, Wong JK, Shead DA, Snedeker J, Freedman-Cass DA., J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 21(10): 1067-1096, 2023, PMID:37856213

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Molecular Biomarkers With Potential Clinical Application in Testicular Cancer.

Lobo J, Acosta AM, Netto GJ., Mod Pathol. 36(10): 100307, 2023, PMID:37611872

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An international multi-institutional validation study of the algorithm for prostate cancer detection and Gleason grading

Tolkach Y, Ovtcharov V, Pryalukhin A, Eich ML, Gaisa NT, Braun M, Radzhabov A, Quaas A, Hammerer P, Dellmann A, Hulla W, Haffner MC, Reis H, Fahoum I, Samarska I, Borbat A, Pham H, Heidenreich A, Klein S, Netto G, Caie P, Buettner R., NPJ Precis Oncol. 7(1): no pages, 2023, PMID:37582946

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Urine Cytology Findings in Cases of Pseudocarcinomatous Urothelial Hyperplasia of the Bladder Often Represent a Diagnostic Challenge

Velez Torres JM, Gonzalez ML, Duarte EM, Zein-Sabatto B, Aron M, Gupta NS, Kerr DA, Netto GJ, Jorda M, Kryvenko ON., Arch Pathol Lab Med 147(6): 716-721, 2023, PMID:36191340

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Identification of androgen response-related lncRNAs in prostate cancer

Karthikeyan SK, Xu N, Ferguson Rd JE, Rais-Bahrami S, Qin ZS, Manne U, Netto GJ, S Chandrashekar D, Varambally S., Prostate 83(6): 590-601, 2023, PMID:36760203

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