Beatrice Knudsen, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Cedars-Sinai Biobank
Director, Translational Pathology

Phone: 310-248-8687


  • Translational Pathology

Education and Training

  • Cornell University Medical College, Ithaca, NY; MD and PhD
  • Internship in Medicine, The New York Hospital-Cornell, New York, NY
  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology, The New York Hospital-Cornell, New York, NY
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Oncology, Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Medical Board Certification

  • Board Certified, Anatomic Pathology

Research Interests

The Knudsen Laboratory is in the Cedars-Sinai prostate cancer research group. The laboratory’s research areas are:

  • Prostate Cancer Metastasis
  • Biomarker development and molecular diagnostics
  • Biobanking

Selected Publications

  • Canan Akfirat, Xiaotun Zhang, Aviva Ventura, Dror Berel, Mary E. Colangelo, Cindy K. Miranti, Maryla Krajewska, John C. Reed, Celestia S. Higano, Lawrence D. True, Robert L. Vessella, Colm Morrissey and Beatrice S. Knudsen. Tumor Cell Survival Mechanisms in Lethal Metastatic Prostate Cancer Differ Between Bone and Soft Tissue Metastases. The Journal of Pathology, 2013, Jul;230(3):291-7.
  • Yan D, Wang P, Knudsen BS, Linden M, Randolph TW. Statistical Methods for Tissue Array Images - Algorithmic Scoring and Co-training. Ann Appl Stat. 2012 Sep;6(3):1280-1305.
  • Fitzgerald LM, Zhang X, Kolb S, Kwon EM, Liew YC, Hurtado-Coll A, Knudsen BS, Ostrander EA, Stanford JL. Investigation of the Relationship Between Prostate Cancer and MSMB and NCOA4 Genetic Variants and Protein Expression. Hum Mutat. 2012 Aug 7. doi: 10.1002/humu.22176.
  • Putzke AP, Ventura AP, Bailey AM, Akture C, Opoku-Ansah J, Celiktaş M, Hwang MS, Darling DS, Coleman IM, Nelson PS, Nguyen HM, Corey E, Tewari M, Morrissey C, Vessella RL, Knudsen BS. Metastatic progression of prostate cancer and e-cadherin regulation by zeb1 and SRC family kinases. Am J Pathol. 2011 Jul;179(1):400-10.
  • Risk MC, Knudsen BS, Coleman I, Dumpit RF, Kristal AR, Lemeur N, Gentleman RC, True LD, Nelson PS, Lin DW. Differential Gene Expression in Benign Prostate Epithelium of Men with and without Prostate Cancer: Evidence for a Prostate Cancer Field Effect. Clin Cancer Res. 2010; 16(22):5414-23.

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