Researcher Profile

Roy H. Rhodes, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Neuropathology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Medical Education Building
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, Room 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: (732) 253-3137

Assistant: Gina Thomas
(732) 235-8120

Research Program Alignment

  • Non-Programmatically Aligned

Membership Type: Associate

Research Interests

  • Performed statistical analysis on over a hundred cases of tumors or other lesions to show significant relationships. Currently available technology, including array comparative genomic hybridization as well as fluorescence in-situ hybridization and immunostaining, allows a deeper understanding for diagnosis and for classification. Sorting out these issues often has a direct and immediate relationship to prognosis and clinical management, such as with oligodendrogliomas and their chromosomal deletion status. Newly emerging brain tumor entities are being understood by use of the available technology. Laboratory methods help to show differences of emerging entities from current classification but also similarities so that some of these “new” tumors can be understood as subcategories of traditional tumors. Therefore, cutting edge tumor analysis in the laboratory translates into the most appropriate diagnosis from which clinical management is planned. Clinical and laboratory information that together suggest a category for a “non-traditional” brain tumor will go beyond the “malignant glioma” moniker for increasing numbers of patients and this information requires sophisticated new laboratory methods now under development.

Selected Publications

Rhodes, R.H., Davis, R.L., Kassel, S.H. and Clague, B.H.  Primary cerebral neuroblastoma:  a light and electron microscopic study.  Acta Neuropathol (Berl) 1978;41:119‑124.

Rhodes, R.H., Frankel, K.A., Davis, R.L. and Tatter, D. Metastatic cystosarcoma phyllodes:  a report of two cases presenting with neurological symptoms. Cancer 1978;41:1179‑1187.

Rhodes, R.H., Cole, M., Takaoka, Y., Roessmann, U., Cotes, E.E. and Simon, J. Intraventricular cerebral neuroblastoma:  analysis of subtypes and comparison with hemispheric neuroblastoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1994;118:897‑911.

Rhodes, R.H. Biological evaluation of biopsies from adult cerebral astrocytomas:  cell‑growth/cell‑suicide ratios and their relationship to patient survival. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 1998;57:746‑757.

Rhodes, R.H. and Wightman, H.R. Nucleus of the tractus solitarius metastasis:  relationship to respiratory arrest? Can J Neurol Sci 2000;27:328-332.

Myal, Y., Del Bigio, M.R. and Rhodes, R.H. Age-related differences in 1p and 19q deletions in oligodendrogliomas. BMC Clin Pathol 2003;3:6-14. 

Attabib, N., West, M. and Rhodes, R.H. Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cavernous sinus:  case report. Neurosurgery 2006;58:992-995.

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