Dr Britta Stordal


NameDr Britta Stordal
Job title"Deputy Dean, Research and Knowledge Exchange"
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool Leadership
Email addressB.Stordal@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7892-951X
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Ovarian cancer: identifying and managing familial and genetic risk—summary of new NICE guidance

Slade, E., Berg, L., Dworzynski, K., Manchanda, R., Barber, V., Bowen, R., Brentnall, A., Cameron, A., Davies, D., Davies, M., Evans, D., Hayward, J., McCluggage, W., Miles, T., Monahan, K., Moses, D., Robb, F., Rosenthal, A., Side, L., Stanford, J., Stordal, B. and Tripathi, V. 2024. Ovarian cancer: identifying and managing familial and genetic risk—summary of new NICE guidance. British Medical Journal (The BMJ). 385. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q807

Ovarian cancer: identifying and managing familial and genetic risk

Slade, E., Berg, L., Dworzynski, K., Manchanda, R., Barber, V., Bowen, R., Brentnall, A., Cameron, A., Davies, D., Davies, M., Evans, D., Hayward, J., McCluggage, W., Miles, T., Monahan, K., Moses, D., Robb, F., Rosenthal, A., Side, L., Stanford, J., Stordal, B. and Tripathi, V. 2024. Ovarian cancer: identifying and managing familial and genetic risk. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors in a young ethnically diverse British population

Radu, C., Matos de Melo Fernandes, N., Khalfe, S. and Stordal, B. 2023. Awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors in a young ethnically diverse British population. Cancer Medicine. 12 (8), pp. 9879-9892. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.5670

Establishment and characterization of single and triple‐agent resistant osteosarcoma cell lines

Low, K., Hills, F., Roberts, H. and Stordal, B. 2023. Establishment and characterization of single and triple‐agent resistant osteosarcoma cell lines. Advanced Biology. 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.1002/adbi.202200194

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer: a call for action in high-income countries with low rates of breastfeeding

Stordal, B. 2023. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer: a call for action in high-income countries with low rates of breastfeeding. Cancer Medicine. 12 (4), pp. 4616-4625. https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.5288

Taxane monotherapy regimens for the treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer [Review - Intervention]

Patel, A., Kalachand, R., Busschots, S., Doherty, B., Kapros, E., Lawlor, D., Hall, N. and Stordal, B. 2022. Taxane monotherapy regimens for the treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer [Review - Intervention]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008766.pub3

The EMT-activator ZEB1 is unrelated to platinum drug resistance in ovarian cancer but is predictive of survival

Rae, S., Spillane, C., Blackshields, G., Madden, S., Keenan, J. and Stordal, B. 2022. The EMT-activator ZEB1 is unrelated to platinum drug resistance in ovarian cancer but is predictive of survival. Human Cell. 35 (5), pp. 1547-1559. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13577-022-00744-y

Prevalence of tumor BRCA1 and BRCA2 dysfunction in unselected patients with ovarian cancer

Kalachand, R., O'Riain, C., Toomey, S., Carr, A., Timms, K., O'Toole, S., Madden, S., Bates, M., O'Leary, J., Gleeson, N., O'Donnell, D., Grogan, L., Breathnach, O., Farrelly, A., Stordal, B. and Hennessy, B. 2020. Prevalence of tumor BRCA1 and BRCA2 dysfunction in unselected patients with ovarian cancer. Obstetrics & Gynecology Science. 63 (5), pp. 643-654. https://doi.org/10.5468/ogs.20033

BRCA1 promoter methylation and clinical outcomes in ovarian cancer: an individual patient data meta-analysis

Kalachand, R., Stordal, B., Madden, S., Chandler, B., Cunningham, J., Goode, E., Ruscito, I., Braicu, E., Sehouli, J., Ignatov, A., Yu, H., Katsaros, D., Mills, G., Lu, K., Carey, M., Timms, K., Kupryjanczyk, J., Rzepecka, I., Podgorska, A., McAlpine, J., Swisher, E., Bernards, S., O'Riain, C., O'Toole, S., O'Leary, J., Bowtell, D., Thomas, D., Prieske, K., Joosse, S., Woelber, L., Chaudhry, P., Häfner, N., Runnebaum, I. and Hennessy, B. 2020. BRCA1 promoter methylation and clinical outcomes in ovarian cancer: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 112 (12), pp. 1190-1203. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djaa070

Optimisation of a selection strategy for drug resistance osteosarcoma cell lines

Low, K., Hills, F., Roberts, H. and Stordal, B. 2019. Optimisation of a selection strategy for drug resistance osteosarcoma cell lines. 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. Glasgow, UK 03 - 05 Nov 2019

Biomedical Science Exchanges at Middlesex University London

Stordal, B. 2019. Biomedical Science Exchanges at Middlesex University London. REALISE: Seminar on International Staff Mobility. Universities UK Boardroom, Woburn House, WC1H 9HQ, London

BRCA1 promoter methylation and clinical outcomes in epithelial ovarian cancer a pooled analysis of individual patient data

Kalachand, R., Stordal, B., Madden, S., Chandler, B., Cunningham, J., Goode, E., Ruscito, I., Braicu, E., Sehouli, J., Ignatov, A., Yu, H., Katsaros, D., Lu, L., Mills, G., Broaddus, R., Lu, K., Carey, M., Timms, K., Rzepecka, I., Kupryjanczyk, J., Swisher, E., Harrell, M., Agnew, K., O'Riain, C., O'Toole, S., O'Leary, J., Thomas, D., Chaudhry, P., Srinivasan, R. and Hennessy, B. 2019. BRCA1 promoter methylation and clinical outcomes in epithelial ovarian cancer a pooled analysis of individual patient data. Lorne Cancer Conference. Lorne, Victoria, Australia 14 - 16 Feb 2019

Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer: Diagnostics guidance [DG34]

Nixon, F., Albrow, R., Donna, B., Kroese, D., Adair, E., Bagshaw, J., Carrol, E., Driskell, O., Edwards, S., Fleming, S., Gray, J., Halligan, S., Hitchman, J., Hyde, C., McGinley, P., Messenger, M., Moseley, A., Naylor, P., Neely, D., Rahman Haley, S., Richards, S., Sculpher, M., Stevenson, M., Summerton, N., Wierzbicki, A., Bramley, M., Graham, J., Pepper, L., Ryyan, D., Stordal, B., Van Mann, U. and Wardley, A. 2018. Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer: Diagnostics guidance [DG34]. NICE.

ROR1- A biomarker for chemoresistance in ovarian cancer

Syed, E., Hills, F. and Stordal, B. 2018. ROR1- A biomarker for chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Glasgow, Scotland 04 - 06 Nov 2018

Overcoming chemoresistance in osteosarcoma: the role of autophagy in cell death or survival following chemotherapy

Rosa, G., Burczynska, B., Stordal, B. and Roberts, H. 2018. Overcoming chemoresistance in osteosarcoma: the role of autophagy in cell death or survival following chemotherapy. 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Glasgow, Scotland 04 - 06 Nov 2018

Overcoming chemoresistance in osteosarcoma: the role of autophagy in cell death or survival following chemotherapy

Rosa, G., Burczynska, B., Stordal, B. and Roberts, H. 2018. Overcoming chemoresistance in osteosarcoma: the role of autophagy in cell death or survival following chemotherapy. Research Degrees Students' Summer Conference. Middlesex University, London, UK 04 Sep 2018

ROR1-A novel biomarker for chemoresistance in ovarian cancer

Shafat, E., Hills, F. and Stordal, B. 2018. ROR1-A novel biomarker for chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. Research Degrees Students' Summer Conference. Middlesex University, London, UK 04 Sep 2018

Optimisation of a selection strategy for drug resistance osteosarcoma cell lines

Low, K., Hills, F., Roberts, H. and Stordal, B. 2018. Optimisation of a selection strategy for drug resistance osteosarcoma cell lines. Research Degrees Students' Summer Conference. Middlesex University, London, UK 04 Sep 2018

Mechanisms of apoptosis and autophagy in chemoresistant ovarian cancer cells

Bennacer, A., Roberts, H. and Stordal, B. 2018. Mechanisms of apoptosis and autophagy in chemoresistant ovarian cancer cells. Research Degrees Students' Summer Conference. Middlesex University, London, UK 04 Sep 2018

PO-495 PI3K pathway upregulation mediates acquired resistance to platinum agents and polyadenoribose polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) in BRCA1-methylated ovarian cancer (OC)

Kalachand, R., Cremona, M., Farrelly, A., Eustace, A., Stordal, B. and Hennessy, B. 2018. PO-495 PI3K pathway upregulation mediates acquired resistance to platinum agents and polyadenoribose polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) in BRCA1-methylated ovarian cancer (OC). EACR25: The 25th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research. Amsterdam, Netherlands 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2018

Biomedical Science Exchanges

Stordal, B. 2018. Biomedical Science Exchanges. Middlesex University’s Erasmus Staff Training Week 2018. Middlesex University London

Taxane monotherapy regimens for the treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer

Stordal, B., Kalachand, R. and Hall, N. 2018. Taxane monotherapy regimens for the treatment of recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd008766.pub2

Biomedical Science Exchanges

Stordal, B. 2018. Biomedical Science Exchanges. Middlesex University Staff Conference 2018: Learning through Change. Middlesex University London 27 Mar 2018

Comparative selection strategies for development of platinum-drug resistant ovarian cancer cell lines

Busschots, S., Kalachand, R., O'Toole, S., O'Leary, J., Hennessy, B. and Stordal, B. 2017. Comparative selection strategies for development of platinum-drug resistant ovarian cancer cell lines. 12th International Symposium on Platinum Coordination Compounds in Cancer Chemotherapy. Sydney, Australia 10 - 14 Dec 2017

CD10−/ALDH− cells are the sole cisplatin-resistant component of a novel ovarian cancer stem cell hierarchy

Ffrench, B., Gasch, C., Hokamp, K., Spillane, C., Blackshields, G., Mahgoub, T., Bates, M., Kehoe, L., Mooney, A., Doyle, R., Doyle, B., O'Donnell, D., Gleeson, N., Hennessy, B., Stordal, B., O'Riain, C., Lambkin, H., O'Toole, S., O'Leary, J. and Gallagher, M. 2017. CD10−/ALDH− cells are the sole cisplatin-resistant component of a novel ovarian cancer stem cell hierarchy. Cell Death & Disease. 8 (10). https://doi.org/10.1038/cddis.2017.379

The EMT­activator ZEB1 is unrelated to platinum drug resistance in ovarian cancer but predictive of survival

Rae, S., Keenan, J., Spillane, C., Blackshields, G., Madden, S. and Stordal, B. 2015. The EMT­activator ZEB1 is unrelated to platinum drug resistance in ovarian cancer but predictive of survival. 2015 NCRI Cancer Conference. Liverpool, UK 01 - 03 Nov 2015

Identifying novel hypoxia-associated markers of chemoresistance in ovarian cancer

McEvoy, L., O'Toole, S., Spillane, C., Martin, C., Gallagher, M., Stordal, B., Blackshields, G., Sheils, O. and O'Leary, J. 2015. Identifying novel hypoxia-associated markers of chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. BMC cancer. 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-015-1539-8

Comparison of formative multiple choice questions using online platforms vs summative assessment: experience from an anatomy and physiology module

Stordal, B. 2015. Comparison of formative multiple choice questions using online platforms vs summative assessment: experience from an anatomy and physiology module. Middlesex University Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2015: Revisiting Assessment. Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom 13 Jul 2015

Carboplatin and taxol resistance develops more rapidly in functional BRCA1 compared to dysfunctional BRCA1 ovarian cancer cells

Busschots, S., O'Toole, S., O'Leary, J. and Stordal, B. 2015. Carboplatin and taxol resistance develops more rapidly in functional BRCA1 compared to dysfunctional BRCA1 ovarian cancer cells. Experimental cell research. 336 (1), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yexcr.2014.12.001

Non-invasive and non-destructive measurements of confluence in cultured adherent cell lines

Busschots, S., O'Toole, S., O'Leary, J. and Stordal, B. 2015. Non-invasive and non-destructive measurements of confluence in cultured adherent cell lines. MethodsX. 2, pp. 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2014.11.002

OvMark: a user-friendly system for the identification of prognostic biomarkers in publically available ovarian cancer gene expression datasets

Madden, S., Clarke, C., Stordal, B., Carey, M., Broaddus, R., Gallagher, W., Crown, J., Mills, G. and Hennessy, B. 2014. OvMark: a user-friendly system for the identification of prognostic biomarkers in publically available ovarian cancer gene expression datasets. Molecular Cancer. 13 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-4598-13-241

The MyD88+ phenotype is an adverse prognostic factor in epithelial ovarian cancer

D’Adhemar, C., Spillane, C., Gallagher, M., Bates, M., Costello, K., Barry-O'Crowley, J., Haley, K., Kernan, N., Murphy, C., Smyth, P., O'Byrne, K., Pennington, S., Cooke, A., Ffrench, B., Martin, C., O'Donnell, D., Hennessy, B., Stordal, B., Finn, S., McCann, A., Gleeson, N., D'Arcy, T., Flood, B., O'Neill, L., Sheils, O., O'Toole, S. and O'Leary, J. 2014. The MyD88+ phenotype is an adverse prognostic factor in epithelial ovarian cancer. PLoS ONE. 9 (6), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0100816

PARP inhibitors as P-glyoprotein substrates

Lawlor, D., Martin, P., Busschots, S., Thery, J., O'Leary, J.J., Hennessy, B.T. and Stordal, B. 2014. PARP inhibitors as P-glyoprotein substrates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 103 (6), pp. 1913-1920. https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.23952

In vitro development of chemotherapy and targeted therapy drug-resistant cancer cell lines: a practical guide with case studies

McDermott, M., Eustace, A., Busschots, S., Breen, L., Crown, J., Clynes, M., O'Donovan, N. and Stordal, B. 2014. In vitro development of chemotherapy and targeted therapy drug-resistant cancer cell lines: a practical guide with case studies. Frontiers in Oncology. 4, pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2014.00040

Collateral sensitivity to cisplatin in KB-8-5-11 drug-resistant cancer cells

Doherty, B., Lawlor, D., Gillet, J., Gottesman, M., O'Leary, J. and Stordal, B. 2014. Collateral sensitivity to cisplatin in KB-8-5-11 drug-resistant cancer cells. Anticancer Research. 34 (1), pp. 503-507.

BRCA1/2 mutation analysis in 41 ovarian cell lines reveals only one functionally deleterious BRCA1 mutation

Stordal, B., Timms, K., Farrelly, A., Gallagher, D., Busschots, S., Renaud, M., Thery, J., Williams, D., Potter, J., Tran, T., Korpanty, G., Cremona, M., Carey, M., Li, J., Li, Y., Aslan, O., O'Leary, J., Mills, G. and Hennessy, B. 2013. BRCA1/2 mutation analysis in 41 ovarian cell lines reveals only one functionally deleterious BRCA1 mutation. Molecular Oncology. 7 (3), pp. 567-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molonc.2012.12.007

Resistance to paclitaxel in a cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cell line is mediated by P-glycoprotein

Stordal, B., Hamon, M., McEneaney, V., Roche, S., Gillet, J., O'Leary, J., Gottesman, M. and Clynes, M. 2012. Resistance to paclitaxel in a cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cell line is mediated by P-glycoprotein. PLoS ONE. 7 (7), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0040717

BRCA1/2 mutation analysis in 43 ovarian cell lines reveals only one functionally deleterious BRCA1 mutation

Stordal, B., Timms, K., Renuad, M., Thery, J., Farrelly, A., Williams, D., Potter, J., Tran, T., Korpanty, G., Cremona, M., Carey, M., Li, J., Li, Y., Aslan, O., O'Leary, J., Mills, G. and Hennessy, B. 2012. BRCA1/2 mutation analysis in 43 ovarian cell lines reveals only one functionally deleterious BRCA1 mutation. 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Chicago 31 Mar - 04 Apr 2012 American Association for Cancer Research. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.AM2012-78

A systematic approach to the study of cancer stem cells applied to ovarian cancer

Ffrench, B., Cooke, A., Stordal, B., O'Toole, S., Sheils, O., Gallagher, M. and O'Leary, J. 2012. A systematic approach to the study of cancer stem cells applied to ovarian cancer. 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (ACCR). Chicago, USA 31 Mar - 04 Apr 2012 American Association for Cancer Research. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.AM2012-3382

Platelet adhesion and degranulation induce pro-survival and pro-angiogenic signalling in ovarian cancer cells

Egan, K., Crowley, D., Smyth, P., O'Toole, S., Spillane, C., Martin, C., Gallagher, M., Canney, A., Norris, L., Conlon, N., McEvoy, L., Ffrench, B., Stordal, B., Keegan, H., Finn, S., McEneaney, V., Laios, A., Ducrée, J., Dunne, E., Smith, L., Berndt, M., Sheils, O., Kenny, D. and O'Leary, J. 2011. Platelet adhesion and degranulation induce pro-survival and pro-angiogenic signalling in ovarian cancer cells. PLoS ONE. 6 (10). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026125

Erlotinib or gefitinib for the treatment of relapsed platinum pretreated non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer: a systematic review

Murphy, M. and Stordal, B. 2011. Erlotinib or gefitinib for the treatment of relapsed platinum pretreated non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer: a systematic review. Drug Resistance Updates. 14 (3), pp. 177-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drup.2011.02.004

A systematic review of genes involved in the inverse resistance relationship between cisplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy: role of BRCA1

Stordal, B. and Davey, R. 2009. A systematic review of genes involved in the inverse resistance relationship between cisplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy: role of BRCA1. Current Cancer Drug Targets. 9 (3), pp. 354-365. https://doi.org/10.2174/156800909788166592

Citations, citations everywhere but did anyone read the paper? [Letter to the Editor]

Stordal, B. 2009. Citations, citations everywhere but did anyone read the paper? [Letter to the Editor]. Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces. 72 (2), pp. 312 -312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2009.04.001

Platinum resistance needs the mythbusters [Letter to the Editor]

Stordal, B. and Davey, R. 2008. Platinum resistance needs the mythbusters [Letter to the Editor]. Toxicology letters. 180 (3), p. 230. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxlet.2008.07.003

ERCC1 expression and RAD51B activity correlate with cell cycle response to platinum drug treatment not DNA repair

Stordal, B. and Davey, R. 2009. ERCC1 expression and RAD51B activity correlate with cell cycle response to platinum drug treatment not DNA repair. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology. 63 (4), pp. 661-672. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00280-008-0783-x

A 39 kDa fragment of endogenous ASK1 suggests specific cleavage not degradation by the proteasome

Stordal, B. and Davey, R. 2008. A 39 kDa fragment of endogenous ASK1 suggests specific cleavage not degradation by the proteasome. IUBMB Life. 60 (3), pp. 180-184. https://doi.org/10.1002/iub.24

Understanding cisplatin resistance using cellular models

Stordal, B. and Davey, M. 2007. Understanding cisplatin resistance using cellular models. IUBMB Life. 59 (11), pp. 696-699. https://doi.org/10.1080/15216540701636287

A systematic review of platinum and taxane resistance from bench to clinic: an inverse relationship

Stordal, B., Pavlakis, N. and Davey, R. 2007. A systematic review of platinum and taxane resistance from bench to clinic: an inverse relationship. Cancer Treatment Reviews. 33 (8), pp. 688-703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2007.07.013

Oxaliplatin for the treatment of cisplatin-resistant cancer: a systematic review

Stordal, B., Pavlakis, N. and Davey, R. 2007. Oxaliplatin for the treatment of cisplatin-resistant cancer: a systematic review. Cancer Treatment Reviews. 33 (4), pp. 347-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2007.01.009

Similar chromosomal changes in cisplatin and oxaliplatin-resistant sublines of the H69 SCLC cell line are not associated with platinum resistance

Stordal, B., Peters, G. and Davey, R. 2006. Similar chromosomal changes in cisplatin and oxaliplatin-resistant sublines of the H69 SCLC cell line are not associated with platinum resistance. Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer. 45 (12), pp. 1094-105. https://doi.org/10.1002/gcc.20373

Oxaliplatin induces drug resistance more rapidly than cisplatin in H69 small cell lung cancer cells

Stordal, B., Davey, M. and Davey, R. 2006. Oxaliplatin induces drug resistance more rapidly than cisplatin in H69 small cell lung cancer cells. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology. 58 (2), pp. 256-265. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00280-005-0148-7

Oxaliplatin and cisplatin cause similar chromosomal changes in H69 SCLC cells: linking changes in genotype to the resistant phenotype

Stordal, B., Peters, G., St. Heaps, L. and Davey, R. 2006. Oxaliplatin and cisplatin cause similar chromosomal changes in H69 SCLC cells: linking changes in genotype to the resistant phenotype. 97th AACR Annual Meeting. Washington D.C., USA 01 - 05 Apr 2006 American Association for Cancer Research. pp. 133

Cross resistance between cisplatin and oxaliplatin in a low-level resistance lung cancer cell model

Stordal, B., Davey, M. and Davey, R. 2005. Cross resistance between cisplatin and oxaliplatin in a low-level resistance lung cancer cell model. 96th AACR Annual Meeting. Anaheim California 16 - 20 Apr 2005 American Association for Cancer Research. pp. 348-349
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