Harvey I. Pass, MD

  • Specialty: Thoracic Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-5414

About Me

 


Conditions and Treatments

thoracic cancer, thoracic disease, lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymus cancer, mediastinal tumors, esophageal cancer, non-small cell lung carcinoma, achalasia, pericardial disease, lung metastasis, esophageal disorders, pancoast tumor, endoscopic surgery, cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, lobectomy, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, bronchoscopy, robotic surgery, pleural effusion, lung biopsy, adenoid cystic carcinoma, endoscopic ultrasound, solitary fibrous tumor, therapeutic bronchoscopy, pericardial effusion, esophageal surgery, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), diagnostic bronchoscopy, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, EGD, neuroendocrine tumor, thoracic surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Stephen E. Banner Professor of Thoracic Oncology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Chief Thoracic Oncology NYU Can Center
  • Stephen E Banner Prof Thoracic Onc
  • Vice Chair Research NYUHC
  • Chief Div Thor Surg NYULMC
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgery, 1983
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, National Institute of Health, Cardio-Thoracic Surg, 1986
  • Residency, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Cardio-Thoracic Surg, 1982
  • Residency, University of Mississippi, Surgery, 1980
  • MD from Duke University, 1973

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Research My Research

The Thoracic Oncology laboratory investigates biomarker signatures for lung cancer and mesothelioma both in tissue and in the blood for discovery and validation. This work is supported by the National Cancer Institute Early Detection Research Network since 2005. Specifically our interests include the use of plasma osteopontin for the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer, and studies of the role of osteopontin isoforms in order to increase specificity. Osteopontin is also being investigated for the prognosis of early lung cancer and mesothelioma, and we have demonstrated that plasma osteopontin can stratify resected Stage I lung cancers by their disease free survival. In mesothelioma, modeling of clinical parameters with plasma osteopontin can predict which patients will have long term survival. Other mesothelioma biomarkers include Fibulin 3 which to date has the highest sensitivity and specificty published for the diagnosis of mesothelioma using blood based biomarkers. Fibulin 3 levels in blood as well as in pleural effusions can differentiate mesothelioma from individuals with benign effusions, from others with non mesothelioma malignant effusions, and from patients exposed to asbestos but who do not have mesothelioma. A large validation study using an asbestos exposed cohort of individuals in Santiago Chile funded by the NCI will commence in the third quarter of 2015.  MicroRNA studies, using NanoString are also the subject of an NCI awarded RO1 to Drs. Pass and Carlo Croce for the differential diagnosis of the solitary pulmonary nodule, and these studies are ongoing. The Thoracic Oncology Laboratory collaborates with Industry for the discovery and validation of biomarkers. Biomarker profiles for lung cancer and mesothelioma using  Slow Off Rate Modified Aptamers (SOMAmers) in collaboration with Somalogic, Boulder CO, have been published and are in final validation phases. Other proteomic based plasma biomarker studies for lung cancer have been reported in collaboration with Integrated Diagnostics.

Publications

  • Consensus Report of the 2015 Weinman International Conference on Mesothelioma

    Carbone, Michele; Kanodia, Shreya; Chao, Ann; Miller, Aubrey; Wali, Anil; Weissman, David; Adjei, Alex; Baumann, Francine; Boffetta, Paolo; Buck, Brenda; de Perrot, Marc; Dogan, A Umran; Gavett, Steve; Gualtieri, Alessandro; Hassan, Raffit; Hesdorffer, Mary; Hirsch, Fred R; Larson, David; Mao, Weimin; Carbone, Michele; Kanodia, Shreya; Chao, Ann; Miller, Aubrey; Wali, Anil; Weissman, David; Adjei, Alex; Baumann, Francine; Boffetta, Paolo; Buck, Brenda; de Perrot, Marc; Dogan, A Umran; Gavett, Steve; Gualtieri, Alessandro; Hassan, Raffit; Hesdorffer, Mary; Hirsch, Fred R; Larson, David; Mao, Weimin; Masten, Scott; Pass, Harvey I; Peto, Julian; Pira, Enrico; Steele, Ian; Tsao, Anne; Woodard, Gavitt Alida; Yang, Haining; Malik, Shakun
    Journal of thoracic oncology. 2016 Aug. 11 (8): 1246-1262
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  • Positive nuclear BAP1 immunostaining helps differentiate non-small cell lung carcinomas from malignant mesothelioma

    Carbone, Michele; Shimizu, David; Napolitano, Andrea; Tanji, Mika; Pass, Harvey I; Yang, Haining; Pastorino, Sandra Carbone, Michele; Shimizu, David; Napolitano, Andrea; Tanji, Mika; Pass, Harvey I; Yang, Haining; Pastorino, Sandra
    Oncotarget. 2016 Jul 18. ?-?

  • Autoantibodies against tumor-associated antigens in the early detection of lung cancer

    Dai, Liping; Tsay, Jun-Chieh J; Li, Jitian; Yie, Ting-An; Munger, John S; Pass, Harvey; Rom, William N; Zhang, Yi; Tan, Eng M; Zhang, Jian-Ying Dai, Liping; Tsay, Jun-Chieh J; Li, Jitian; Yie, Ting-An; Munger, John S; Pass, Harvey; Rom, William N; Zhang, Yi; Tan, Eng M; Zhang, Jian-Ying
    Lung cancer. 2016 Sep. 99: 172-179

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