Ryan W. Askeland, MD


Director, Breast Pathology - Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director of Post-Sophomore Medical Student Fellowship
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5216-C Roy Carver Pavilion
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-353-8986



BA, University of Northern Iowa
Post-Sophomore Fellow, Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Residency, Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Fellowship, Cytopathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

Interests: Diagnostic surgical and cytopathology, breast pathology.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

Selected Publications

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Du W, Fang L, Li M, Yang X, Liang Y, Peng C, Qian W, O'Malley Y, Askeland R, Sugg S, Qian J, Lin J, Jiang Z, Yee A, Sefton M, Deng Z, Shan S, Wang C, Yang B.  MicroRNA miR-24 enhances tumor invasion and metastasis by targeting PTPN9 and PTPRF to promote EGF signaling.  J Cell Sci.  2013 February 15. 126(pt 6):1440-53.

Teoh-Fitzgerald M, Fitzgerald M, Zhong W, Askeland R, Domann F.  Epigenetic reprogramming governs EcSOD expression during human mammary epithelial cell differentiation, tumorigenesis and metastasis.  Oncogene;  2013. 

Fang L, Du W, Yang W, Rutnam Z, Peng C, Li H, O'Malley Y, Askeland R, Sugg S, Liu M, Mehta T, Deng Z, Yang B.  MiR-93 enhances angiogenesis and metastasis by targeting LATS2.  Cell Cycle.  2012 December. 11(23):4352-65.

Yang L, Park J, Askeland R, Fajardo L.  Rare extramedullary relapse with granulocytic sarcoma of the breast: Imaging findings and pathology correlation.  J Med Diagn Meth.  2012 May 21. 1(1):103.

Yang L, Park J, Askeland R, Fajardo L.  Necrotizing Granulomatous Inflammation in an Ipsilateral Axillary Lymph Node in a Patient with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast.  Radiology Case Reports.  2012. 7(4):1-3.

Maity B, Yang J, Huang J, Askeland R, Bera S, Fisher R.  Regulator of G protein signaling 6 (RGS6) induces apoptosis via a mitochondrial-dependent pathway not involving its GTPase-activating protein activity.  J Biol Chem.  2011 January. 286(2):1409-19.

Askeland R, McGrane S, Reifert D, Kemp J.  Enhancing transfusion safety with an innovative bar-code-based tracking system.  Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.).  2009. 12 Spec No Patient:85-9.

Askeland R, McGrane S, Levitt J, Dane S, Greene D, Vandeberg J, Walker K, Porcella A, Herwaldt L, Carmen L, Kemp J.  Improving transfusion safety: implementation of a comprehensive computerized bar code-based tracking system for detecting and preventing errors.  Transfusion.  2008 July. 48(7):1308-17.

Askeland R, Bromley C, Vasef M.  Detection of HER-2/neu gene amplification using chromogenic in situ hybridization and tissue microarray: Correlation with HER-2/neu protein expression using immunohistochemistry.  J Histotechnol.  2005. 28(1):11-14.

Askeland R, Jans M, Vasef M.  Tissue microarrays for screening and quality control in immunohistochemistry: Advantages and disadvantages compared with conventional sausage blocks.  J Histotechnol.  2004. 27(2):95-99.

Date Last Modified: 07/31/2013 - 10:51:40