Dr Jamie Kutasovic

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
j.kutasovic@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 66021

Overview

Dr Jamie Kutasovic is an early career researcher who holds an honours degree and a PhD in molecular biology from The University of Queensland. Jamie’s first postdoctoral position at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute involved leading the validation of a prognostic genomic signature in breast cancer using nanoString technology. She then returned to the Molecular Breast Pathology and Cancer Genomics Groups at UQCCR. Jamie’s research interests are focused on understanding metastatic lobular and oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer, particularly in young women, and has been studying metastases to gynaecological organs. Her work combines traditional histopathology assessment with cutting-edge molecular profiling technologies aiming to correlate molecular tumour features with patient outcomes, which will lead to improving the way we predict the risk of relapse and find better ways to treat this disease. Jamie is part of the Brisbane Breast Bank steering committee and has supported a multitude of high-quality clinical research projects.

Research Interests

  • Breast cancer
    Invasive lobular carcinoma, Oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer
  • Metastasis
    Spread to gynaecological organs
  • Genomics
  • Biomarkers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Saunus, Jodi M., De Luca, Xavier M., Northwood, Korinne, Raghavendra, Ashwini, Hasson, Alexander, McCart Reed, Amy E., Lim, Malcolm, Lal, Samir, Vargas, A. Cristina, Kutasovic, Jamie R., Dalley, Andrew J., Miranda, Mariska, Kalaw, Emarene, Kalita-de Croft, Priyakshi, Gresshoff, Irma, Al-Ejeh, Fares, Gee, Julia M. W., Ormandy, Chris, Khanna, Kum Kum, Beesley, Jonathan, Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Green, Andrew R., Rakha, Emad A., Ellis, Ian O., Nicolau, Dan V., Simpson, Peter T. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2022). Epigenome erosion and SOX10 drive neural crest phenotypic mimicry in triple-negative breast cancer. npj Breast Cancer, 8 (1) 57, 57. doi: 10.1038/s41523-022-00425-x

  • Kutasovic, Jamie R., McCart Reed, Amy E., Males, Renique, Sim, Sarah, Saunus, Jodi M., Dalley, Andrew, McEvoy, Christopher R., Dedina, Liana, Miller, Gregory, Peyton, Stephen, Reid, Lynne, Lal, Samir, Niland, Colleen, Ferguson, Kaltin, Fellowes, Andrew P., Al-Ejeh, Fares, Lakhani, Sunil R., Cummings, Margaret C. and Simpson, Peter T. (2019). Breast cancer metastasis to gynaecological organs: a clinico‐pathological and molecular profiling study. The Journal of Pathology: Clinical Research, 5 (1), 25-39. doi: 10.1002/cjp2.118

  • McCart Reed, Amy E., Kutasovic, Jamie R., Nones, Katia, Saunus, Jodi M., Da Silva, Leonard, Newell, Felicity, Kazakoff, Stephen, Melville, Lewis, Jayanthan, Janani, Vargas, Ana Cristina, Reid, Lynne E., Beesley, Jonathan, Chen, Xiao Qing, Patch, Anne Marie, David Clouston, D., Porter, Alan, Evans, Elizabeth, Pearson, John V., Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Cummings, Margaret C., Waddell, Nic, Lakhani, Sunil R. and Simpson, Peter T. (2018). Mixed ductal-lobular carcinomas: evidence for progression from ductal to lobular morphology. The Journal of Pathology, 244 (4), 460-468. doi: 10.1002/path.5040

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Kutasovic, Jamie R., McCart Reed, Amy E., Males, Renique, Sim, Sarah, Saunus, Jodi M., Dalley, Andrew, McEvoy, Christopher R., Dedina, Liana, Miller, Gregory, Peyton, Stephen, Reid, Lynne, Lal, Samir, Niland, Colleen, Ferguson, Kaltin, Fellowes, Andrew P., Al-Ejeh, Fares, Lakhani, Sunil R., Cummings, Margaret C. and Simpson, Peter T. (2019). Breast cancer metastasis to gynaecological organs: a clinico‐pathological and molecular profiling study. The Journal of Pathology: Clinical Research, 5 (1), 25-39. doi: 10.1002/cjp2.118

  • McCart Reed, Amy E., Kutasovic, Jamie R., Nones, Katia, Saunus, Jodi M., Da Silva, Leonard, Newell, Felicity, Kazakoff, Stephen, Melville, Lewis, Jayanthan, Janani, Vargas, Ana Cristina, Reid, Lynne E., Beesley, Jonathan, Chen, Xiao Qing, Patch, Anne Marie, David Clouston, D., Porter, Alan, Evans, Elizabeth, Pearson, John V., Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Cummings, Margaret C., Waddell, Nic, Lakhani, Sunil R. and Simpson, Peter T. (2018). Mixed ductal-lobular carcinomas: evidence for progression from ductal to lobular morphology. The Journal of Pathology, 244 (4), 460-468. doi: 10.1002/path.5040

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Reed, A. E. McCart, Kalaw, E., Nones, K., Bettington, M., Lim, M., Bennett, J., Johnstone, K., Kutasovic, J. R., Kazakoff, S., Xu, Q. C., Saunus, J. M., Reid, L. E., Black, D., Niland, C., Ferguson, K., Gresshoff, I., Raghavendra, A., Liu, J. C., Kalinowski, L., Reid, A. S., Davidson, M., Pearson, J. V., Yamaguchi, R., Harris, G., Tse, G., Papadimos, D., Pathmanathan, R., Pathmanathan, N., Tan, P. H. ... Lakhani, S. R. (2019). Dissecting the heterogeneity of metaplastic breast cancer: a morphological, immunohistochemical and genomic analysis of a large cohort. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, United States, 4-8 December 2018. Philadelphia, PA, United States: AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.SABCS18-P3-08-03

  • McCart Reed, Amy E., Lal, Samir, Kutasovic, Jamie R., Wockner, Leesa, Robertson, Alan, de Croft, Priyakshi Kalıta, Dalley, Andrew, Coorey, Craig P., Kuo, Luyu, Ferguson, Kaltin, Niland, Colleen, Miller, Gregory, Johnson, Julie, Reid, Lynne E., Males, Renique, Saunus, Jodi M., Chenevix-Trench, Georgia, Coin, Lachlan, Lakhani, Sunil R. and Simpson, Peter T. (2019). LobSig, a prognostic signature for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma. 7th International PacRim Breast and Prostate Cancer Meeting, Barossa Novotel, South Australia, Australia, 17-20 March 2019.

  • Coorey, Craig, Lal, Samir, Kutasovic, Jamie, Niland, Colleen, Ferguson, Kaltin, Kuo, Lu Yu, Reid, Lynne, Evans, Elizabeth, Porter, Alan, Lakhani, Sunil, McCart Reed, Amy and Simpson, Peter (2018). Expression of ARGLU and FBXL3 is highly prognostic for invasive lobular carcinoma. Pathology Update 2018, Sydney, NSW Australia, 2-4 March 2018. London, United Kingdom: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2017.12.166

  • Dedina, Liana, Kutasovic, Jamie R., McCart Reed, Amy E., Simpson, Peter T. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2017). Immunohistochemical evaluation of FOXA1 expression and its correlation with breast cancer-specific survival: queensland follow up cohort. Pathology Update 2017, Sydney Australia, 24 - 26 February 2017. London, United Kingdom: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. doi: 10.1016/j.pathol.2016.12.174

  • Reed, A. E. McCart, Kutasovic, J. R., Nones, K., da Silva, L., Melville, L., Jayanthan, J., Vargas, A. C., Reid, L. E., Saunus, J. M., Cummings, M. M., Porter, A., Evans, E., Waddell, N., Lakhani, S. R. and Simpson, P. T. (2017). Mixed ductal-lobular carcinomas of the breast: Abrogated cell adhesion in the clonal evolution from ductal to lobular morphology. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, United States, 6-10 December 2016. Philadelphia, PA, United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.SABCS16-P1-07-08

  • Kutasovic, J. R., Rozali, E., Miranda, M., Lakhani, S. R. and Al-Ejeh, F. (2017). The development of personalized diagnostic tests and therapeutic strategies in breast cancer. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX United States, 06-10 December 2016. Philadelphia, PA United States: American Association for Cancer Research. doi: 10.1158/1538-7445.SABCS16-P6-09-47

  • Kutasovic, Jamie R., Rozali, Esdy, Miranda, Mariska, Lakhani, Sunil R. and Al-Ejeh, Fares (2016). The development of personalized diagnostic tests and therapeutic strategies in breast cancer. COSA's 43rd and ANZBCTG's 38th Annual Scientific Meetings. Partners for Progress in Breast Cancer Research and Care, Gold Coast, QLD Australia, 15-17 November 2016. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

  • Kutasovic, Jamie, Reed, Amy McCart, Sim, Sarah, Cummings, Margaret, Lakhani, Sunil and Simpson, Peter (2015). Breast cancer metastasis to gynaecological organs: impacting young women diagnosed with a luminal tumour subtype. 15th International Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society, Heidelberg, Germany, June 28th–July 1st, 2014. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10585-015-9708-3

  • Reed, McCart A. E., Kutasovic, J. R., Vargas, A. C., Da Silva, L., Jayanthan, J., Al-Murrani, A., Reid, L. E., Evans, E., Porter, A., Lakhani, S. R. and Simpson, P. T. (2015). The role of epithelial to mesenchymal plasticity in driving the invasive capacity of 'lobular-like' tumour cell differentiation in breast cancer. 15th International Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society, Heidelberg, Germany, June 28th–July 1st, 2014. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/s10585-015-9708-3

  • Da Silva, Leonard, McCart Reed, Amy E., Kutasovic, Jamie R., Vargas, Ana Cristina, Jayanthan, Janani, Reid, Lynne, Fritz, Brian, Cummings, Margaret C., Porter, Alan, Evans, Elizabeth, Lakhani, Sunil R. and Simpson, Peter T. (2012). Abrogated cell-cell adhesion in the phenotypic drift from ductal to lobular breast cancer types. 24th Lorne Cancer Conference 2012, Lorne, VIC, Australia, 9-11 February 2012.

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