Paul Boutros

Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA

Professor, Department of Urology, Department of Human Genetics
Director of Cancer Data Science, UCLA
Associate Director of Cancer Informatics, UCLA Institute for Precision Health
Member, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Paul Boutros' research lies at the intersection of clinical, molecular and imaging data. He focuses on how these diverse pieces of information can be linked to develop translational research resources and on tools to support increasingly precise clinical-decision making. By applying the techniques from modern data science strategies, particularly machine-learning, he creates biomarkers to help ensure therapies are selected that maximize efficacy and minimize morbidities. His work sometimes centers on specific tumor types, particularly prostate and thyroid, but often includes others in conjunction to identify general and tumor-type specific features of cancer.

Highlighted Publications

Li CH, Haider S, Shiah YJ, Thai K, Boutros PC. Sex Differences in Cancer Driver Genes and Biomarkers. Cancer Res. 2018 Oct 1;78(19):5527-5537. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-0362.

Espiritu SMG, Liu LY, Rubanova Y, Bhandari V, Holgersen EM, Szyca LM, Fox NS, Chua MLK, Yamaguchi TN, Heisler LE, Livingstone J, Wintersinger J, Yousif F, Lalonde E, Rouette A, Salcedo A, Houlahan KE, Li CH, Huang V, Fraser M, van der Kwast T, Morris QD, Bristow RG, Boutros PC. The Evolutionary Landscape of Localized Prostate Cancers Drives Clinical Aggression. Cell. 2018 May 3;173(4):1003-1013.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.03.029. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

Fraser M, Sabelnykova VY, Yamaguchi TN, Heisler LE, Livingstone J, Huang V, Shiah YJ, Yousif F, Lin X, Masella AP, Fox NS, Xie M, Prokopec SD, Berlin A, Lalonde E, Ahmed M, Trudel D, Luo X, Beck TA, Meng A, Zhang J, D'Costa A, Denroche RE, Kong H, Espiritu SM, Chua ML, Wong A, Chong T, Sam M, Johns J, Timms L, Buchner NB, Orain M, Picard V, Hovington H, Murison A, Kron K, Harding NJ, P'ng C, Houlahan KE, Chu KC, Lo B, Nguyen F, Li CH, Sun RX, de Borja R, Cooper CI, Hopkins JF, Govind SK, Fung C, Waggott D, Green J, Haider S, Chan-Seng-Yue MA, Jung E, Wang Z, Bergeron A, Dal Pra A, Lacombe L, Collins CC, Sahinalp C, Lupien M, Fleshner NE, He HH, Fradet Y, Tetu B, van der Kwast T, McPherson JD, Bristow RG, Boutros PC. Genomic hallmarks of localized, non-indolent prostate cancer. Nature. 2017 Jan 19;541(7637):359-364. doi: 10.1038/nature20788. Epub 2017 Jan 9.