Kristin Jensen

Pathologist, Autopsy pathologist, Cytopathologist, Immunodiagnosis pathologist

Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Palo Alto Veteran's Health Care System and at Stanford University Medical Center

Professional Education

Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (2006) CA

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA

Board Certification: Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology (2006)

Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology (2005)

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (2002) CA

Medical Education: Rush University Medical College (2001) IL

--, UCSF, Cytopathology (2006)

--, Stanford University Hospital, Immunopathology (2005)

--, Stanford University Hospital, Anatomic Pathology (2004)

M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, -- (2001)

Administrative Appointments

Assistant Service Chief, PAVAHCS (2010 - Present)

Associate Director, Cytopathology at PAVAHCS (2006 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Clinicopathologic Characteristics of HER2 FISH-ambiguous Breast Cancer at a Single Institution
Clay, M. R., Iberri, D. J., Bangs, C. D., Cherry, A., & Jensen, K. C. (2013). Clinicopathologic Characteristics of HER2 FISH-ambiguous Breast Cancer at a Single Institution. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 37(1), 120-127.

Inhibitory effects of calcitriol on the growth of MCF-7 breast cancer xenografts in nude mice: selective modulation of aromatase expression in vivo.
Swami, S., Krishnan, A. V., Wang, J. Y., Jensen, K., Peng, L., & Feldman, D. (2011). Inhibitory effects of calcitriol on the growth of MCF-7 breast cancer xenografts in nude mice: selective modulation of aromatase expression in vivo. Hormones & cancer, 2(3), 190-202.

Variations in stromal signatures in breast and colorectal cancer metastases
Webster, J. A., Beck, A. H., Sharma, M., Espinosa, I., Weigelt, B., & West, R. (2010). Variations in stromal signatures in breast and colorectal cancer metastases. JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, 222(2), 158-165.

Analysis of stromal signatures in the tumor microenvironment of ductal carcinoma in situ
Sharma, M., Beck, A. H., Webster, J. A., Espinosa, I., Montgomery, K., & West, R. B. (2010). Analysis of stromal signatures in the tumor microenvironment of ductal carcinoma in situ. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, 123(2), 397-404.

New cutpoints to identify increased HER2 copy number: analysis of a large, population-based cohort with long-term follow-up
Jensen, K. C., Turbin, D. A., Leung, S., Miller, M. A., Johnson, K., & West, R. B. (2008). New cutpoints to identify increased HER2 copy number: analysis of a large, population-based cohort with long-term follow-up. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, 112(3), 453-459.

Characterization of a novel anti-fatty acid synthase (FASN) antiserum in breast tissue
Jensen, K. C., Schaeffer, D. F., Cheang, M., Montgomery, K., West, R. B., & van de Rijn, M. (2008). Characterization of a novel anti-fatty acid synthase (FASN) antiserum in breast tissue. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 21(12), 1413-1420.

Microsatellite instability and mismatch repair protein defects in ovarian epithelial neoplasms in patients 50 years of age and younger
Jensen, K. C., Mariappan, M. R., Putcha, G. V., Husain, A., Chun, N., & Longacre, T. A. (2008). Microsatellite instability and mismatch repair protein defects in ovarian epithelial neoplasms in patients 50 years of age and younger. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 32(7), 1029-1037.

The utility of PAX5 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of undifferentiated malignant neoplasms
Jensen, K. C., Higgins, J. Pt., Montgomery, K., Kaygusuz, G., van de Rijn, M., & Natkunam, Y. (2007). The utility of PAX5 immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of undifferentiated malignant neoplasms. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 20(8), 871-877.

Cytologic diagnosis of columnar-cell lesions of the breast
Jensen, K. C., & Kong, C. S. (2007). Cytologic diagnosis of columnar-cell lesions of the breast. DIAGNOSTIC CYTOPATHOLOGY, 35(2), 73-79.

Immunohistochemical and clinical characterization of the basal-like subtype of invasive breast carcinoma
Nielsen TO, Hsu FD, Jensen K, Cheang M, Karaca G, & Perou CM. (2004). Immunohistochemical and clinical characterization of the basal-like subtype of invasive breast carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res, 10(16).

Targeting a glioblastoma cancer stem-cell population defined by EGF receptor variant III.
Emlet, D. R., Gupta, P., Holgado-Madruga, M., Del Vecchio, C. A., Mitra, S. S., & Wong, A. J. (2014). Targeting a glioblastoma cancer stem-cell population defined by EGF receptor variant III. Cancer research, 74(4), 1238-1249.

A clinical trial of lovastatin for modification of biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk.
Vinayak, S., Schwartz, E. J., Jensen, K., Lipson, J., Alli, E., & Kurian, A. W. (2013). A clinical trial of lovastatin for modification of biomarkers associated with breast cancer risk. Breast cancer research and treatment, 142(2), 389-398.

Radio logic assessment of retropharyngeal node involvement in oropharyngeal carcinomas stratified by HPV status
Tang, C., Komakula, S., Chan, C., Murphy, J. D., Jiang, W., & Quynh-Thu Le, Q. T. (2013). Radio logic assessment of retropharyngeal node involvement in oropharyngeal carcinomas stratified by HPV status. RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, 109(2), 293-296.

EGFRvIII gene rearrangement is an early event in glioblastoma tumorigenesis and expression defines a hierarchy modulated by epigenetic mechanisms.
Del Vecchio, C. A., Giacomini, C. P., Vogel, H., Jensen, K. C., Florio, T., & Wong, A. J. (2013). EGFRvIII gene rearrangement is an early event in glioblastoma tumorigenesis and expression defines a hierarchy modulated by epigenetic mechanisms. Oncogene, 32(21), 2670-2681.

Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer with Ultrasound Molecular Imaging in a Transgenic Mouse Model
Bachawal, S. V., Jensen, K. C., Lutz, A. M., Gambhir, S. S., Tranquart, F., & Willmann, J. K. (2013). Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer with Ultrasound Molecular Imaging in a Transgenic Mouse Model. CANCER RESEARCH, 73(6), 1689-1698.

Identification of Sox9-Dependent Acinar-to-Ductal Reprogramming as the Principal Mechanism for Initiation of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Kopp, J. L., von Figura, G., Mayes, E., Liu, F.-F., Dubois, C. L., & Sander, M. (2012). Identification of Sox9-Dependent Acinar-to-Ductal Reprogramming as the Principal Mechanism for Initiation of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. CANCER CELL, 22(6), 737-750.

Chest Wall Leiomyosarcoma After Breast-Conservative Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in a Young Woman With Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Henry, E., Villalobos, V., Million, L., Jensen, K. C., West, R., & Telli, M. L. (2012). Chest Wall Leiomyosarcoma After Breast-Conservative Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in a Young Woman With Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK, 10(8), 939-942.

Methods for registration of magnetic resonance images of ex vivo prostate specimens with histology
Kimm, S. Y., Tarin, T. V., Lee, J. H., Hu, B., Jensen, K., & Brooks, J. D. (2012). Methods for registration of magnetic resonance images of ex vivo prostate specimens with histology. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 36(1), 206-212.

Dietary Vitamin D-3 and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D-3 (Calcitriol) Exhibit Equivalent Anticancer Activity in Mouse Xenograft Models of Breast and Prostate Cancer
Swami, S., Krishnan, A. V., Wang, J. Y., Jensen, K., Horst, R., & Feldman, D. (2012). Dietary Vitamin D-3 and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D-3 (Calcitriol) Exhibit Equivalent Anticancer Activity in Mouse Xenograft Models of Breast and Prostate Cancer. ENDOCRINOLOGY, 153(6), 2576-2587.

Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Variant III Contributes to Cancer Stem Cell Phenotypes in Invasive Breast Carcinoma
Del Vecchio, C. A., Jensen, K. C., Nitta, R. T., Shain, A. H., Giacomini, C. P., & Wong, A. J. (2012). Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Variant III Contributes to Cancer Stem Cell Phenotypes in Invasive Breast Carcinoma. CANCER RESEARCH, 72(10), 2657-2671.

Next generation of optical diagnostics for bladder cancer using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy
Liu, J.-J., Chang, T. C., Pan, Y., Hsiao, S. T., Mach, K. E., & Liao, J. C. (2012). Next generation of optical diagnostics for bladder cancer using probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy. PHOTONIC THERAPEUTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS VIII, PTS 1 AND 2, 8207.

A Novel Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-3 Activator Leads to Adult Salivary Stem Cell Enrichment In Vivo
Banh, A., Xiao, N., Cao, H., Chen, C.-H., Kuo, P., & Quynh-Thu Le, Q. T. (2011). A Novel Aldehyde Dehydrogenase-3 Activator Leads to Adult Salivary Stem Cell Enrichment In Vivo. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 17(23), 7265-7272.

Dynamic Real-time Microscopy of the Urinary Tract Using Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy
Wu, K., Liu, J.-J., Adams, W., Sonn, G. A., Mach, K. E., & Liao, J. C. (2011). Dynamic Real-time Microscopy of the Urinary Tract Using Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy. UROLOGY, 78(1), 225-231.

Comparison of 2.6-and 1.4-mm Imaging Probes for Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy of the Urinary Tract
Adams, W., Wu, K., Liu, J.-J., Hsiao, S. T. T., Jensen, K. C., & Liao, J. C. (2011). Comparison of 2.6-and 1.4-mm Imaging Probes for Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy of the Urinary Tract. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 25(6), 917-921.

Real Time Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer with Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy
Liu, J.-J., Wu, K., Adams, W., Hsiao, S. T., Mach, K. E., & Liao, J. C. (2011). Real Time Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer with Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy. IMAGING, MANIPULATION, AND ANALYSIS OF BIOMOLECULES, CELLS, AND TISSUES IX, 7902.

HER2 Intermediate Breast Cancers
Jensen, K. C., Nielsen, T. O., Gilks, C. B., & West, R. B. (2009). HER2 Intermediate Breast Cancers. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 33(11), 1739-1739.

Modulation of Vitamin D Receptor Activity by the Corepressor Hairless: Differential Effects of Hairless Isoforms
Malloy, P. J., Wang, J., Jensen, K., & Feldman, D. (2009). Modulation of Vitamin D Receptor Activity by the Corepressor Hairless: Differential Effects of Hairless Isoforms. ENDOCRINOLOGY, 150(11), 4950-4957.

Optical Biopsy of Human Bladder Neoplasia With In Vivo Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy
Sonn, G. A., Jones, S.-N. E., Tarin, T. V., Du, C. B., Mach, K. E., & Liao, J. C. (2009). Optical Biopsy of Human Bladder Neoplasia With In Vivo Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 182(4), 1299-1305.

Fibered Confocal Microscopy of Bladder Tumors: An ex Vivo Study
Sonn, G. A., Mach, K. E., Jensen, K., Hsiung, P.- lin, Jones, S.-N., & Liao, J. C. (2009). Fibered Confocal Microscopy of Bladder Tumors: An ex Vivo Study. JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY, 23(2), 197-201.

Gene expression profiling identifies p63 as a diagnostic marker for giant cell tumor of the bone
Lee, C.-H., Espinosa, I., Jensen, K. C., Subramanian, S., Zhu, S. X., & West, R. B. (2008). Gene expression profiling identifies p63 as a diagnostic marker for giant cell tumor of the bone. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 21(5), 531-539.

A case of prostatic adenocarcinoma recurrence presenting as ductal carcinoma of the prostate
Tu, W. H., Jensen, K., Freiha, F., & Liao, J. C. (2008). A case of prostatic adenocarcinoma recurrence presenting as ductal carcinoma of the prostate. NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE UROLOGY, 5(1), 55-58.

Nonfunctioning parathyroid carcinoma: case report and review of literature.
Fernandez-Ranvier, G. G., Jensen, K., Khanafshar, E., Quivey, J. M., Glastonbury, C., & Clark, O. H. (2007). Nonfunctioning parathyroid carcinoma: case report and review of literature. Endocrine practice , 13(7), 750-757.

Parathyroid carcinoma, atypical parathyroid adenoma, or parathyromatosis?
Fernandez-Ranvier, G. G., Khanafshar, E., Jensen, K., Zarnegar, R., Lee, J., & Clark, O. H. (2007). Parathyroid carcinoma, atypical parathyroid adenoma, or parathyromatosis?. CANCER, 110(2), 255-264.

Immunohistochemical and clinical characterization of the basal-like subtype of invasive breast carcinoma
Nielsen, T. O., Hsu, F. D., Jensen, K., Cheang, M., Karaca, G., & Perou, C. M. (2004). Immunohistochemical and clinical characterization of the basal-like subtype of invasive breast carcinoma. CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, 10(16), 5367-5374.

Detection of pelvic lymph node micrometastasis in stage IA2-IB2 cervical cancer by immunohistochemical analysis
Juretzka, M. M., Jensen, K. C., Longacre, T. A., Teng, N. N., & Husain, A. (2004). Detection of pelvic lymph node micrometastasis in stage IA2-IB2 cervical cancer by immunohistochemical analysis. GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, 93(1), 107-111.

Procollagen 1 expression in atypical fibroxanthoma and other tumors
Jensen, K., Wilkinson, B., Wines, N., & Kossard, S. (2004). Procollagen 1 expression in atypical fibroxanthoma and other tumors. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 31(1), 57-61.

Cytokeratin staining in Merkel cell carcinoma: An immunohistochemical study of cytokeratins 5/6, 7, 17, and 20
Jensen, K., Kohler, S., & Rouse, R. V. (2000). Cytokeratin staining in Merkel cell carcinoma: An immunohistochemical study of cytokeratins 5/6, 7, 17, and 20. APPLIED IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR MORPHOLOGY, 8(4), 310-315.