Sara Wobker

Sara E. Wobker, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Office: 984-974-9156

Email: sara_wobker@med.unc.edu

Research Interests

My research is focused on the clinical translational study of genitourinary cancers, with a particular interest in the molecular characterization of rare variants of bladder carcinoma.

Selected Publications

Wobker SE, Khararjian A, Epstein JI. GATA3 Positivity in Benign Radiated Prostate Glands: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017. Apr;41(4):557-563. PMID: 28291125.

Bailey ST, Smith AM, Kardos J, Wobker SE, Wilson HL, Krishnan B, Saito R, Lee HJ, Zhang J, Eaton SC, Williams LA, Manocha U, Peters DJ, Pan X, Carroll TJ, Felsher DW, Walter V, Zhang Q, Parker JS, Yeh JJ, Moffitt RA, Leung JY, Kim WY. MYC activation cooperates with Vhl and Ink4a/Arf loss to induce clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Nat Commun. 2017 Jun 8;8:15770. PMID: 28593993.

Wobker SE, Aron M, Epstein JI. Mechanical Implantation of Urothelium Into Periureteral Soft Tissue: A Series of 4 Cases Mimicking High-stage Urothelial Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27631511.

Wobker SE, Zhong M, Epstein JI. Polypoid Urothelial Tumor with Inverted Growth Pattern in the Renal Pelvis: Morphologic and Molecular Characteristics of a Unique Diagnostic Entity. Hum Pathol. 2016 Aug 26. pii: S0046-8177(16)30197-6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27574810.

Wobker SE, Przybycin CG, Sircar K, Epstein JI. Renal Oncocytoma with Vascular Invasion: A Series of 22 Cases. Hum Pathol. 2016 Aug 3. pii:S0046-8177(16)30172-1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27498062.

Wobker SE, Epstein JI. Differential Diagnosis of Intraductal Lesions of the Prostate. Am J Surg Pathol. 2016 Jun;40(6):e67-82. PMID: 26848801.

Markowski MC, Wobker SE, Strowd RE 3rd, Antonarakis ES. Lumbosacral Plexus Involvement as the First Site of Metastatic Recurrence in a Patient With CTNNB1-Mutant Prostate Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2016 Feb 23. pii: S1558-7673(16)30029-5. PMID: 26992487.

Wobker SE, Kim LT, Hackman TG, Dodd LG. Use of BRAF v600e immunocytochemistry on FNA direct smears of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Cancer Cytopathol. 2015 Sep;123(9):531-9. PMID: 26080065.

Damrauer JS, Hoadley KA, Chism DD, Fan C, Tiganelli CJ, Wobker SE, Yeh JJ, Milowsky MI, Iyer G, Parker JS, Kim WY. Intrinsic subtypes of high-grade bladder cancer reflect the hallmarks of breast cancer biology. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 25;111(8):3110-5. PMID: 24520177

Carpenter WR, Yeh WS, Wobker SE, Godley PA. Getting cancer prevalence right: using state cancer registry data to estimate cancer survivors. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 May;22(5):765-73. PMID: 21360046

Carpenter WR, Howard DL, Taylor YJ, Ross LE, Wobker SE, Godley PA. Racial differences in PSA screening interval and stage at diagnosis. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Jul;21(7):1071-80. PMID: 20333462

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