Honors & Awards

  • De Jode Fund Research Travel Grant, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK (10/2011)
  • 1st Prize in Todd's Prize & Medal in Clinical Medicine, King's College London (07/2009)
  • Haberdashers Company Prize, Haberdasher's Company, UK (07/2009)
  • King's College London Medical School, Gold Medal, King's College London (07/2009)

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Science, King's College School (2007)
  • B of Medicine and B of Surgery, King's College School (2009)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MBBS), King's College London Medical School, UK, Medicine (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science, King's College London, UK, Nutrition and Basic Medical Science (2007)


Journal Articles

  • Role of aspirin and non-aspirin NSAIDs in preventing melanoma. Future oncology Ally, M. S., Swetter, S. M., Tang, J. Y. 2013; 9 (11): 1671-1674

    View details for DOI 10.2217/fon.13.112

    View details for PubMedID 23731359

  • Comment on basal cell carcinoma rebound after cessation of vismodegib in an individual with basal cell nevus syndrome. Dermatologic surgery Ally, M. S., Wysong, A., Tang, J. Y., Aasi, S. 2013; 39 (9): 1413-1414

    View details for DOI 10.1111/dsu.12250

    View details for PubMedID 23682843

  • Cutaneous human papillomavirus infection and Basal cell carcinoma of the skin. journal of investigative dermatology Ally, M. S., Tang, J. Y., Arron, S. T. 2013; 133 (6): 1456-1458


    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is ubiquitous in skin and has been associated with nonmelanoma skin cancer. Iannacone et al. investigate the role of HPV in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) by assessing the presence of HPV antibodies, HPV DNA in tumors, and the relationship between these two markers and BCC. In contrast to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), there is no association between HPV and BCC.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/jid.2013.46

    View details for PubMedID 23673499

  • The use of aprepitant in brachioradial pruritus. JAMA dermatology (Chicago, Ill.) Ally, M. S., Gamba, C. S., Peng, D. H., Tang, J. Y. 2013; 149 (5): 627-628

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.170

    View details for PubMedID 23677105

  • Solitary mycosis fungoides: A distinct clinicopathologic entity with a good prognosis A series of 15 cases and literature review JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY Ally, M. S., Pawade, J., Tanaka, M., Morris, S., Mitchell, T., Child, F., Wain, M., Whittaker, S., Robson, A. 2012; 67 (4): 736-744


    Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), accounting for almost 50% of all primary cutaneous lymphomas. The occurrence of solitary lesions, which are clinically and histopathologically indistinguishable from classic MF has been described.We describe 15 cases of solitary MF and discuss the relationship to classic MF, "reactive" processes and to other, rarer forms of CTCL that may present with solitary lesions.We conducted a retrospective chart review and a PubMed search to identify all reported cases of solitary MF to date, as well as information about other CTCLs presenting as a solitary lesion.Fifteen patients were identified. Follow-up data were available on 10 patients with a median follow-up of 10 months (range, 1 to 48 months). Clinical, pathological, immunocytochemical, and molecular-genetic features were analyzed. Five cases were diagnosed as folliculotropic MF (FMF). Of the 10 cases with follow-up, 2 were treated with topical steroids, 2 were completely excised, 5 received radiotherapy, and 1 received tacrolimus. One hundred twenty-eight cases of solitary MF were identified in the literature and reviewed for commonalities to and differences with our cases and other CTCLs.This study was retrospective; follow-up data were not available in some cases and were only short term in others.Solitary MF appears to have a good prognosis. In lesions that are not completely excised, curative radiotherapy can be used. Long-term follow up is advised.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.02.039

    View details for Web of Science ID 000309160200059

    View details for PubMedID 22533993

  • The Relationship between Gene-Specific DNA Methylation in Leukocytes and Normal Colorectal Mucosa in Subjects with and without Colorectal Tumors CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION Ally, M. S., Al-Ghnaniem, R., Pufulete, M. 2009; 18 (3): 922-928


    CpG island methylation in the promoter regions of tumor suppressor genes has been shown to occur in normal colonic tissue and can distinguish between subjects with and without colorectal neoplasms. It is unclear whether this relationship exists in other tissues such as blood. We report the relationship between estrogen receptor gene (estrogen receptor alpha) methylation in leukocyte and normal colonic tissue DNA in subjects with and without colorectal neoplasia. DNA was extracted from frozen stored whole blood samples of 27 subjects with cancer, 30 with adenoma, 16 with hyperplastic polyps, and 57 disease-free subjects. DNA methylation in seven CpG sites close to the transcription start of estrogen receptor alpha was quantitated using pyrosequencing and expressed as a methylation index (average methylation across all CpG sites analyzed). Estrogen receptor alpha methylation in leukocyte DNA was compared with estrogen receptor alpha methylation in normal colonic mucosa DNA that had been previously determined in the same subjects. Estrogen receptor alpha was partially methylated (median, 4.3%; range, 0.0-12.6%) in leukocyte DNA in all subjects, with no significant difference between disease groups (P>0.05). Estrogen receptor alpha methylation in leukocytes was 60% lower than estrogen receptor alpha methylation in normal colonic tissue (P<0.001). Estrogen receptor alpha methylation in colonic tissue (P<0.001) and smoking (P=0.016) were determinants of estrogen receptor alpha methylation in leukocytes, independent of age, body mass index, gender, and disease status. In conclusion, there was a positive relationship between estrogen receptor alpha methylation in leukocytes and colonic tissue in subjects with and without colorectal tumors. However, unlike in colonic tissue, estrogen receptor alpha methylation in leukocytes was unable to distinguish between disease groups.

    View details for DOI 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-0703

    View details for Web of Science ID 000264226100032

    View details for PubMedID 19258481

Conference Proceedings

  • Vismodegib as an adjuvant to surgery for basal cell carcinomas ALLY, M. S., Aasi, S., Chang, A., Teng, C., Anderson, E. M., Bailey, I., Wysong, A., Kim, J., Tang, J. Y. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP. 2013: S178-S178

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