Celeste Bello, MD

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Celeste Bello, MD

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BOARD CERTIFICATION:
          •  Medical Oncology
          •  Hematology

FELLOWSHIP:
          •  University of South Florida - Hematology/Oncology

RESIDENCY:
          •  University of South Florida - Internal Medicine

MEDICAL SCHOOL:
          •  University of South Florida - MD

  • Dalia S, Chavez J, Little B, Bello C, Fisher K, Lee JH, Chervenick P, Sokol L, Sotomayor E, Shah B. Serum albumin retains independent prognostic significance in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the post-rituximab era. Ann Hematol. 2014 Aug;93(8):1305-1312. Pubmedid: 24590536.

  • Eatrides J, Thompson Z, Lee JH, Bello C, Dalia S. Serum albumin as a stable predictor of prognosis during initial treatment in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Ann Hematol. 2014 Jul. Pubmedid: 25034876.

  • Trimaldi JA, Bowers JW, Bello C, Sagatys EM. Follicular Lymphoma With Progression to Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and Concurrent CD5-Negative Mantle Cell Lymphoma-3 Entities in a Lymph Node. Cancer Control. 2014 Jul;21(3):251-254. Pubmedid: 24955711.

  • Brown JR, Byrd JC, Coutre SE, Benson DM, Flinn IW, Wagner-Johnston ND, Spurgeon SE, Kahl BS, Bello C, Webb HK, Johnson DM, Peterman S, Li D, Jahn TM, Lannutti BJ, Ulrich RG, Yu AS, Miller LL, Furman RR. Idelalisib, an inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase p110?, for relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Blood. 2014 May;123(22):3390-3397. Pubmedid: 24615777. Pmcid: PMC4123414.

  • Dalia S, Forsyth P, Chavez J, Price S, Shah B, Bello C, Sokol L, Pan E, Sotomayor E, Lee JH, Fisher K, Jaglal M. Primary B-cell CNS lymphoma clinicopathologic and treatment outcomes in 89 patients from a single tertiary care center. Int J Hematol. 2014 Apr;99(4):450-456. Pubmedid: 24584873.

  • Jaglal MV, Duong VH, Bello CM, Al Ali NH, Padron E, Fernandez HF, List AF, Lancet JE, Komrokji RS. Cladribine, cytarabine, filgrastim, and mitoxantrone (CLAG-M) compared to standard induction in acute myeloid leukemia from myelodysplastic syndrome after azanucleoside failure. Leuk Res. 2014 Apr;38(4):443-446. Pubmedid: 24439565.

  • Patel J, Ho M, Ho V, Bello C, Djulbegovic B, Sokol L, Wetzstein G. Rapid infusion rituximab for maintenance therapy: is it feasible?. Leuk Res Treatment. 2013 Nov;2013:629283. Pubmedid: 24288618. Pmcid: PMC3833187.

  • Bello C, Sokol L. B-cell non-hodgkin lymphoma: targeting in on the future. Cancer Control. 2012 Jul;19(3):171-172. Pubmedid: 22710892.

  • Bello C, Zhang L, Naghashpour M. Follicular lymphoma: current management and future directions. Cancer Control. 2012 Jul;19(3):187-195. Pubmedid: 22710894.

  • Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Aoun P, Bello CM, Bierman PJ, Blum KA, Chen R, Dabaja B, Duron Y, Forero A, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Hochberg EP, Maloney DG, Mansur D, Mauch PM, Metzger M, Moore JO, Morgan D, Moskowitz CH, Poppe M, Pro B, Winter JN, Yahalom J, Sundar H. Hodgkin lymphoma, version 2.2012 featured updates to the NCCN guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2012 May;10(5):589-597. Pubmedid: 22570290.

  • Liu JJ, Zhang L, Ayala E, Field T, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Perez L, Bello CM, Chervenick PA, Bruno S, Cultrera JL, Baz RC, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Raychaudhuri J, Sotomayor EM, Sokol L. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative plasmablastic lymphoma: a single institutional experience and literature review. Leuk Res. 2011 Dec;35(12):1571-1577. Pubmedid: 21752466.

  • Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Bello CM, Bierman PJ, Blum KA, Dabaja B, Duron Y, Forero A, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Hochberg EP, Maloney DG, Mansur D, Mauch PM, Metzger M, Moore JO, Morgan D, Moskowitz CH, Poppe M, Pro B, Weiss L, Winter JN, Yahalom J. Hodgkin lymphoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2011 Sep;9(9):1020-1058. Pubmedid: 21917626.

  • Komrokji RS, Al Ali NH, Beg MS, Safa MM, Rollison D, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Bello C, Cultrera J, Sokol L, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Sotomayor EM. Outcome of diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma in the United States has improved over time but racial disparities remain: review of SEER data. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2011 Jun;11(3):257-260. Pubmedid: 21658652.

  • Bello C, Veliz M, Pinilla-Ibarz J. Ofatumumab in the treatment of low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2011 May;7(3):295-300. Pubmedid: 21595596.

  • Bello C, Yu D, Komrokji RS, Zhu W, Wetzstein GA, List AF, Lancet JE. Outcomes after induction chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia arising from myelodysplastic syndrome. Cancer. 2011 Apr;117(7):1463-1469. Pubmedid: 21425147.

  • Pinilla-Ibarz J, Bello C. Modern approaches to treating chronic myelogenous leukemia. Curr Oncol Rep. 2008 Sep;10(5):365-371. Pubmedid: 18706263.

Dr. Celeste Bello is a double board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center.  She is also a board-certified internist.  She joined the faculty at Moffitt Cancer Center in 2008 after completing her fellowship at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Bello has developed special expertise in managing patients with Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, a special category within the broader group of hematologic (blood) malignancies.  Examples of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas include follicular lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma,  small lymphocytic lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma.  .  She is a current member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Hodgkin lymphoma guidelines panel.  She also specializes in treating patients with central nervous system lymphomas.
Dr. Bello is an active researcher in the field and can often offer her patients several options for clinical trials in addition to the standard therapies.  She is very involved with the education of medical students and residents at the University of South Florida and at Moffitt Cancer center.  She is also a frequent lecturer on lymphomas for both medical and lay audiences, including presenting at Lymphoma Research Foundation events.

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