Dr Natacha Omer

Higher Degree by Research Scholar

Frazer Institute
Faculty of Medicine

ATH - Senior Lecturer

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Higher Degree by Research Scholar

Frazer Institute
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Dr Natacha Omer is a paediatic oncologist at the Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane. She is specialised in solid tumours, with a spacial interest in paediatric and adolescent sarcomas, cancer immunotherapy and molecular oncology. She is undertaking a PhD in immunology studying natural killer (NK) cell immunotherapy in paediatric sarcomas at the Frazer Institute, University of Queensland, in Dr Fernando Guimaraes lab.

Qualifications

  • Masters (Research) of Tumour Immunology, Université Rene Descartes Paris 5
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Université Rene Descartes Paris 5

Publications

  • Lau, Loretta M. S., Khuong-Quang, Dong-Anh, Mayoh, Chelsea, Wong, Marie, Barahona, Paulette, Ajuyah, Pamela, Senapati, Akanksha, Nagabushan, Sumanth, Sherstyuk, Alexandra, Altekoester, Ann-Kristin, Fuentes-Bolanos, Noemi A., Yeung, Veronica, Sullivan, Ashleigh, Omer, Natacha, Diamond, Yonatan, Jessop, Sophie, Battaglia, Lauren, Zhukova, Nataliya, Cui, Louise, Lin, Angela, Gifford, Andrew J., Fleuren, Emmy D. G., Dalla-Pozza, Luciano, Moore, Andrew S., Khaw, Seong-Lin, Eisenstat, David D., Gottardo, Nicholas G., Wood, Paul J., Tapp, Heather ... Ziegler, David S. (2024). Precision-guided treatment in high-risk pediatric cancers. Nature Medicine. doi: 10.1038/s41591-024-03044-0

  • Wong, Joshua K.M., McCulloch, Timothy R., Alim, Louisa, Omer, Natacha, Mehdi, Ahmed M., Tuong, Zewen Kelvin, Bonfim-Melo, Alexis, Chung, Eric, Nicol, Alice, Simpson, Fiona, Rhee, Handoo, Rossi, Gustavo Rodrigues and Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Fernando (2024). TGF-β signalling limits effector function capacity of NK cell anti-tumour immunity in human bladder cancer. eBioMedicine, 104 105176, 105176. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2024.105176

  • Ramamurthy, Ashika, Connolly, Elizabeth A, Mar, Jasmine, Lewin, Jeremy, Bhadri, Vivek A, Phillips, Marianne B, Winstanley, Mark, Orme, Lisa M, Grimison, Peter, Connor, Joanna, Lazarakis, Smaro, Hong, Angela M, Omer, Natacha and Cayrol, Julie (2024). High-dose chemotherapy for Ewing sarcoma and Rhabdomyosarcoma: A systematic review by the Australia and New Zealand sarcoma association clinical practice guidelines working party. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 124 102694, 102694. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2024.102694

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Lau, Loretta M. S., Khuong-Quang, Dong-Anh, Mayoh, Chelsea, Wong, Marie, Barahona, Paulette, Ajuyah, Pamela, Senapati, Akanksha, Nagabushan, Sumanth, Sherstyuk, Alexandra, Altekoester, Ann-Kristin, Fuentes-Bolanos, Noemi A., Yeung, Veronica, Sullivan, Ashleigh, Omer, Natacha, Diamond, Yonatan, Jessop, Sophie, Battaglia, Lauren, Zhukova, Nataliya, Cui, Louise, Lin, Angela, Gifford, Andrew J., Fleuren, Emmy D. G., Dalla-Pozza, Luciano, Moore, Andrew S., Khaw, Seong-Lin, Eisenstat, David D., Gottardo, Nicholas G., Wood, Paul J., Tapp, Heather ... Ziegler, David S. (2024). Precision-guided treatment in high-risk pediatric cancers. Nature Medicine. doi: 10.1038/s41591-024-03044-0

  • Wong, Joshua K.M., McCulloch, Timothy R., Alim, Louisa, Omer, Natacha, Mehdi, Ahmed M., Tuong, Zewen Kelvin, Bonfim-Melo, Alexis, Chung, Eric, Nicol, Alice, Simpson, Fiona, Rhee, Handoo, Rossi, Gustavo Rodrigues and Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Fernando (2024). TGF-β signalling limits effector function capacity of NK cell anti-tumour immunity in human bladder cancer. eBioMedicine, 104 105176, 105176. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2024.105176

  • Ramamurthy, Ashika, Connolly, Elizabeth A, Mar, Jasmine, Lewin, Jeremy, Bhadri, Vivek A, Phillips, Marianne B, Winstanley, Mark, Orme, Lisa M, Grimison, Peter, Connor, Joanna, Lazarakis, Smaro, Hong, Angela M, Omer, Natacha and Cayrol, Julie (2024). High-dose chemotherapy for Ewing sarcoma and Rhabdomyosarcoma: A systematic review by the Australia and New Zealand sarcoma association clinical practice guidelines working party. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 124 102694, 102694. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2024.102694

  • Mayoh, Chelsea, Gifford, Andrew J., Terry, Rachael, Lau, Loretta M S, Wong, Marie, Rao, Padmashree, Shai-Hee, Tyler, Saletta, Federica, Khuong-Quang, Dong-Anh, Qin, Vicky, Mateos, Marion K., Meyran, Deborah, Miller, Katherine E., Yuksel, Aysen, Mould, Emily V A, Bowen-James, Rachel, Govender, Dinisha, Senapati, Akanksha, Zhukova, Nataliya, Omer, Natacha, Dholaria, Hetal, Alvaro, Frank, Tapp, Heather, Diamond, Yonatan, Pozza, Luciano Dalla, Moore, Andrew S., Nicholls, Wayne, Gottardo, Nicholas G., McCowage, Geoffrey ... Ekert, Paul G. (2023). A novel transcriptional signature identifies T-cell infiltration in high-risk paediatric cancer. Genome Medicine, 15 (1) 20, 20. doi: 10.1186/s13073-023-01170-x

  • Fleuren, Emmy D. G., Terry, Rachael L., Meyran, Deborah, Omer, Natacha, Trapani, Joseph A., Haber, Michelle, Neeson, Paul J. and Ekert, Paul G. (2021). Enhancing the potential of immunotherapy in paediatric sarcomas: breaking the immunosuppressive barrier with receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Biomedicines, 9 (12) 1798, 1798. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines9121798

  • Omer, Natacha, Nicholls, Wayne, Ruegg, Bronte, Souza-Fonseca-Guimaraes, Fernando and Rossi, Gustavo Rodrigues (2021). Enhancing natural killer cell targeting of pediatric sarcoma. Frontiers in Immunology, 12 791206, 791206. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.791206

  • Terry, Rachael L., Meyran, Deborah, Fleuren, Emmy D. G., Mayoh, Chelsea, Zhu, Joe, Omer, Natacha, Ziegler, David S., Haber, Michelle, Darcy, Phillip K., Trapani, Joseph A., Neeson, Paul J. and Ekert, Paul G. (2021). Chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy and the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment in pediatric sarcoma. Cancers, 13 (18) 4704. doi: 10.3390/cancers13184704

  • Omer, Natacha, Le Deley, Marie-Cecile, Piperno-Neumann, Sophie, Marec-Berard, Perrine, Italiano, Antoine, Corradini, Nadege, Bellera, Carine, Brugieres, Laurence and Gaspar, Nathalie (2017). Phase-II trials in osteosarcoma recurrences: a systematic review of past experience. European Journal of Cancer, 75, 98-108. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2017.01.005

Conference Publication

  • Koopman, Bevan, Wright, Tracey, Omer, Natacha, McCabe, Veronica and Zuccon, Guido (2021). Precision medicine search for paediatric oncology. 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, Virtual, 11 - 15 July, 2021. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3404835.3462792

  • Khuong-Quang, Dong-Anh, Nagabushan, Sumanth, Manoharan, Neevika, Arndt, Greg, Barahona, Paulette, Cowley, Mark J, Ekert, Paul G, Failes, Tim, Bolanos, Noemi Fuentes, Gauthier, Maely, Gifford, Andrew J, Haber, Michelle, Kumar, Amit, Lock, Richard B, Marshall, Glenn M, Mayoh, Chelsea, Mould, Emily, Norris, Murray D, Gopalakrishnan, Anjana, Omer, Natacha, Trebilcock, Peter, Trahair, Toby N, Tsoli, Maria, Tucker, Katherine, Wong, Marie, Tyrrell, Vanessa, Lau, Loretta and S, Ziegler, David (2020). Precision medicine for paediatric high-grade diffuse midline gliomas - results from the zero childhood cancer comprehensive precision medicine program. 19th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO 2020), Karuizawa, Japan, 13-16 December 2020. Cary, NC, United States: Oxford University Press . doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noaa222.117