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Ernesto Ayala, MD


Specialty: Medical Oncology
Program: Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy

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Overview

Dr. Ernesto Ayala is medical oncologist in the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center and an assistant professor of oncology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Ayala’s research interests include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, bone marrow transplant for non-Hodgkin, Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia and graft-versus-host disease. A graduate of the Universidad Nacional de Columbia in South America, Dr. Ayala completed further training in oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Columbia, where he was a staff physician in the intensive care unit.  He also served a residency in hematology/oncology at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he received the best teaching resident award in internal medicine for 2000. Dr. Ayala is an active member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  He also serves on the lymphoma working committee at the Center for International Bone Marrow Transplantation Research.  In 2004, he received a travel award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. In addition, Dr. Ayala has authored several book chapters, published articles in numerous professional journals and been a guest speaker at physician conferences.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Fellowship:

  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Hematology/Oncology
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - Bone Marrow Transplantation

Medical School:

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia - MD
Participating Trials

CLINICAL TRIAL 18766
A Calcineurin Inhibitor-Free GVHD Prevention Regimen After Related Haploidentical Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil); Mycophenolate Mofetil; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; busulfan; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17263
Phase I Trial of ex-vivo Expanded Donor Regulatory T Cells for Prevention of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: FK506 (Tacrolimus); Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; Tacrolimus
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17676
A Multi-Center Biologic Assignment Trial Comparing Reduced Intensity Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant to Hypomethylating Therapy or Best Supportive Care in Patients Age 50 or Older with Intermediate-2 and High Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17967
A Phase 1-2 Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of KTE-C19 in Subjects with Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); KTE-C19; Levetiracetam; Tocilizumab; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18331
Selection of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Donors Based on KIR and HLA Genotypes
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention:
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18329
A Phase 1/2 Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of KTE-C19 in Adult Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (r/r ALL)
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); KTE-C19; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18430
Evaluation of Panobinostat (LBH589) as Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma Following Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Panobinostat (LBH589)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18816
A Phase 1-2 Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of KTE-C19 in Combination with Atezolizumab in Subjects with Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Atezolizumab (Tecentriq); Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); KTE-C19; Not Applicable; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18374
A Phase II Trial Evaluating the use of a Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Panobinostat for Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) Prevention
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Not Applicable; Panobinostat (LBH589)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18289
A Phase 2 Multicenter Study Evaluating the Efficacy of KTE-C19 in Subjects with Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma (r/r MCL)
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); KTE-C19
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18814
A Multi-Center, Phase II Trial of HLA-Mismatched Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation with Post-Transplantation Cyclophosphamide for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: busulfan; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 17790
A Randomized Phase II Study of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation with Tadalafil and Lenalidomide Maintenance with or without Activated Marrow Infiltrating Lymphocytes (MILs) in High Risk Myeloma
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); CC-5013 (Lenalidomide); Lenalidomide (Revlimid); Marrow Infiltrating Lymphocytes (MILs); Melphalan; Tadalafil
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18217
Multicenter Phase II, Double-blind Placebo Controlled Trial of Maintenance Ixazomib after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for High Risk Multiple Myeloma
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); Bortezomib; FK506 (Tacrolimus); Ixazomib (Ninlaro); Melphalan; Not Applicable; PS-341 (Bortezomib); Placebo; Tacrolimus; Velcade (Bortezomib); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate); methotrexate
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18664
A Phase 2, Multi-Center Study of High Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Followed by Maintenance Therapy with Romidepsin for the Treatment of T cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); Carmustine; Cytarabine (Cytosine Arabinoside); FK228 (Romidepsin); Melphalan; Romidepsin; etoposide
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18763
A Randomized, Phase II, Multicenter, Open Label, Study Evaluating Sirolimus and Prednisone in Patients with Refined Minnesota Standard Risk, Ann Arbor 1/2 Confirmed Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; prednisone
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18783
A Phase I/II GVHD Prevention Trial Combining Pacritinib With Sirolimus-Based Immune Suppression
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Alkeran (Melphalan); FK506 (Tacrolimus); Melphalan; Pacritinib; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; Tacrolimus; busulfan; fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18950
A Phase I/Ib Study of Ipilimumab or Nivolumab in Patients with Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: BMS-936558 (Nivolumab); Nivolumab
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18626
Carfilzomib for Treatment of Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: carfilzomib (Kyprolis)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19089
Optimizing Cord Blood and Haploidentical Aplastic Anemia Transplantation (CHAMP)
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Thymoglobulin; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19119
A Single-Cohort, Phase 2 Study of Ruxolitinib in Combination With Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Steroid-Refractory Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Jakafi (Ruxolitinib); Methylprednisolone; Ruxolitinib; prednisone
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 18964
Randomized Double-Blind Phase III Study of Ibrutinib During and Following Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Versus Placebo in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Activated B-cell Subtype
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: 748645 (Ibrutinib); Ibrutinib (Imbruvica); PCI-32765 (Ibrutinib); Placebo
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19070
A Multicenter, Open-label, Expanded Access Study of Axicabtagene Ciloleucel for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Transplant-Ineligible Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Axicabtagene Ciloleucel (KTE-C19); cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19143
A Randomized, Multi-Center, Phase III Trial of Calcineurin Inhibitor-Free Interventions for Prevention of Graft-versus Host-Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: ATG; Alkeran (Melphalan); FK506 (Tacrolimus); MESNA; Melphalan; Tacrolimus; busulfan; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate); methotrexate
Open

CLINICAL TRIAL 19203
Reduced Intensity Conditioning for Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplantation in Patients with Symptomatic Sickle Cell Disease
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Cellcept (Mycophenolate Mofetil); Hydroxyurea (Droxia); MESNA; Mycophenolate Mofetil; Radiotherapy; Rapamune (Sirolimus); Rapamycin (Sirolimus); Sirolimus; Thiotepa (Thioplex); Thymoglobulin; cyclophosphamide; cytoxan (cyclophosphamide); fludarabine (Fludarabine phosphate)
Open

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
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Publications

  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Al Malki MM, Deotare U, Raj RV, El-Jurdi N, Majhail N, Cherry MA, Bashir Q, Darrah J, Nishihori T, Sibai H, Hamadani M, de Lima M, Gerds AT, Selby G, Qazilbash MH, Forman SJ, Ayala E, Lipton JH, Hari PN, Muzzafar T, Zhang L, Olteanu H, Perkins J, Sokol L, Kumar A, Ahmed S. Haematopoietic cell transplantation for blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm: a North American multicentre collaborative study. Brit J Haematol. 2017 Oct. Pubmedid: 28980314.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Kumar A, Stingo FE, Khimani F, Hussaini M, Ayala E, Nishihori T, Shah B, Locke FL, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Chavez JC. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Richter Syndrome: A Single-Center Experience. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Oct. Pubmedid: 29126867.
  • Murthy HS, Sheets K, Kumar A, Nishihori T, Mina A, Chavez JC, Ayala E, Field T, Mathews J, Locke F, Perez L, Betts BC, Khimani F, Miladinovic B, Tsalatsanis A, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Alsina M, Fernandez H, Pidala J, Anasetti C, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Hypoalbuminemia at Day +90 Is Associated with Inferior Nonrelapse Mortality and Overall Survival in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients: A Confirmatory Study. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2017 Oct. Pubmedid: 29032266.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Kumar A, Ayala E, Hamadani M, Reimer P, Gisselbrecht C, d'Amore F, Jantunen E, Ishida T, Bazarbachi A, Foss F, Advani R, Fenske TS, Lazarus HM, Friedberg JW, Aljurf M, Sokol L, Tobinai K, Tse E, Burns LJ, Chavez JC, Reddy NM, Suzuki R, Ahmed S, Nademanee A, Mohty M, Gopal AK, Fanale MA, Pro B, Moskowitz AJ, Sureda A, Perales MA, Carpenter PA, Savani BN. Clinical Practice Recommendations on Indication and Timing of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Mature T Cell and NK/T Cell Lymphomas: An International Collaborative Effort on Behalf of the Guidelines Committee of the American Society for Blood and Ma. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2017 Nov;23(11):1826-1838. Pubmedid: 28797780.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, El-Jurdi N, Ayala E, Kanate AS, Savani BN, Hamadani M. Is myeloablative dose intensity necessary in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for lymphomas?. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Nov;52(11):1487-1494. Pubmedid: 28368373.
  • Hamadani M, Kanate AS, DiGilio A, Ahn KW, Smith SM, Lee JW, Ayala E, Chao N, Hari P, Bolaños-Meade J, Gress R, Smedegaard Anderson N, Chen YB, Farooq U, Schiller G, Yared J, Sureda A, Fenske TS, Olteanu H. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Aggressive NK Cell Leukemia. A Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Analysis. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2017 May;23(5):853-856. Pubmedid: 28161608. Pmcid: PMC5410937.
  • Betts BC, Pidala J, Kim J, Mishra A, Nishihori T, Perez L, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Khimani F, Walton K, Bookout R, Nieder M, Khaira DK, Davila M, Alsina M, Field T, Ayala E, Locke FL, Riches M, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Fernandez H, Anasetti C. IL-2 promotes early Treg reconstitution after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Haematologica. 2017 May;102(5):948-957. Pubmedid: 28104702. Pmcid: PMC5477614.
  • Khimani F, Kim J, Chen L, Dean E, Rizk V, Betts B, Nishihori T, Locke F, Mishra A, Perez L, Ayala E, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Nieder M, Fernandez H, Anasetti C, Pidala J. Predictors of overall survival among patients treated with sirolimus/tacrolimus vs methotrexate/tacrolimus for GvHD prevention. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Jul;52(7):1003-1009. Pubmedid: 28368376.
  • Murthy H, Anasetti C, Ayala E. Diagnosis and Management of Leukemic and Lymphomatous Meningitis. Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):33-41. Pubmedid: 28178710.
  • Perez LE, Fernandez H, Ayala E, Beato F, Neuger A, Pidala J, Schell MJ, Anasetti C. Visilizumab with tacrolimus and methotrexate for GvHD prevention after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation from mismatched unrelated donors. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Apr;52(4):627-629. Pubmedid: 27991896. Pmcid: PMC5382111.
  • Tees MT, Betts B, Hillgruber R, Ayala E, Field T, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Locke F, Mishra A, Nishihori T, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Perez L, Pidala J, Anasetti C, Fernandez H, Riches ML. New sources for argument: do HLA-C and HLA disparity in adult double umbilical cord blood transplants predict outcomes?. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Sep;51(9):1256-1258. Pubmedid: 27088383.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Reljic T, El-Asmar J, Nishihori T, Ayala E, Hamadani M, Kumar A. Reduced-intensity or myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for mantle cell lymphoma: a systematic review. Future Oncol. 2016 Nov;12(22):2631-2642. Pubmedid: 27381652.
  • El-Asmar J, Reljic T, Ayala E, Hamadani M, Nishihori T, Kumar A, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Efficacy of High-Dose Therapy and Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Peripheral T Cell Lymphomas as Front-Line Consolidation or in the Relapsed/Refractory Setting: A Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 May;22(5):802-814. Pubmedid: 26713431.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, El-Asmar J, Awan FT, Hamadani M, Ayala E. Current state of hematopoietic cell transplantation in CLL as smart therapies emerge. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol. 2016 Mar;29(1):54-66. Pubmedid: 27742072.
  • Ayala E, LaFave D, Nishihori T, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Haploidentical transplantation as a promising therapy for relapsed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an older adult patient. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2016 Jun. Pubmedid: 27352259.
  • El-Asmar J, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Ayala E. Acute pericarditis and tamponade from Coxsackie B3 in an adult Hematopoietic-Cell-Allograft recipient: A rare but potentially serious complication. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2016 Jun;9(2):82-85. Pubmedid: 26183671.
  • Fenske TS, Ahn KW, Graff TM, DiGilio A, Bashir Q, Kamble RT, Ayala E, Bacher U, Brammer JE, Cairo M, Chen A, Chen YB, Chhabra S, D'Souza A, Farooq U, Freytes C, Ganguly S, Hertzberg M, Inwards D, Jaglowski S, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Lazarus HM, Nathan S, Pawarode A, Perales MA, Reddy N, Seo S, Sureda A, Smith SM, Hamadani M. Allogeneic transplantation provides durable remission in a subset of DLBCL patients relapsing after autologous transplantation. Brit J Haematol. 2016 Jul;174(2):235-248. Pubmedid: 26989808. Pmcid: PMC4940282.
  • Klyuchnikov E, Bacher U, Woo Ahn K, Carreras J, Kröger NM, Hari PN, Ku GH, Ayala E, Chen AI, Chen YB, Cohen JB, Freytes CO, Gale RP, Kamble RT, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Lazarus HM, Martino R, Mussetti A, Savani BN, Schouten HC, Usmani SZ, Wiernik PH, Wirk B, Smith SM, Sureda A, Hamadani M. Long-term survival outcomes of reduced-intensity allogeneic or autologous transplantation in relapsed grade 3 follicular lymphoma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jan;51(1):58-66. Pubmedid: 26437062. Pmcid: PMC4703480.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Kumar A, Hamadani M, Stilgenbauer S, Ghia P, Anasetti C, Dreger P, Montserrat E, Perales MA, Alyea EP, Awan FT, Ayala E, Barrientos JC, Brown JR, Castro J, Furman RR, Gribben J, Hill BT, Mohty M, Moreno C, O'Brien S, Pavletic SZ, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Reddy NM, Sorror M, Bredeson C, Carpenter P, Savani BN. Clinical Practice Recommendations for Use of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on Behalf of the Guidelines Committee of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Dec;22(12):2117-2125. Pubmedid: 27660167. Pmcid: PMC5116249.
  • Khimani F, Jeong DK, Miladinovic B, Nishihori T, Ayala E, Locke F, Mishra A, Chavez J, Shah B, Gage K, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Nonfluorodeoxyglucose-Avid Persistent Splenomegaly at Time of Transplantation Delays Neutrophil and Platelets Engraftment without Affecting Survival in Patients with Lymphomas Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Dec;22(12):2201-2207. Pubmedid: 27660169.
  • Alvarnas JC, Le Rademacher J, Wang Y, Little RF, Akpek G, Ayala E, Devine S, Baiocchi R, Lozanski G, Kaplan L, Noy A, Popat U, Hsu J, Morris LE, Thompson J, Horowitz MH, Mendizabal A, Levine A, Krishnan A, Forman SJ, Navarro WH, Ambinder RF. Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation for HIV-related lymphoma: results of the BMT CTN 0803/AMC 071 trial. Blood. 2016 Aug;128(8):1050-1058. Pubmedid: 27297790. Pmcid: PMC5000843.
  • Nelson R, Shapiro JF, Perkins JB, Kim J, Nishihori T, Pidala J, Ayala E, Locke FL, Field T, Mishra A, Riches M, Betts B, Perez L, Yue B, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Alsina M, Fernandez H, Anasetti C, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Sirolimus, tacrolimus and antithymocyte globulin as GVHD prophylaxis in HLA-mismatched unrelated donor hematopoietic cell transplantation: a single institution experience. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Nov;50(11):1487-1489. Pubmedid: 26301969. Pmcid: PMC4863975.
  • Pidala J, Kim J, Betts BC, Alsina M, Ayala E, Fernandez HF, Field T, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Locke FL, Mishra A, Nishihori T, Ochoa-Bayona L, Perez L, Riches M, Anasetti C. Ofatumumab in combination with glucocorticoids for primary therapy of chronic graft-versus-host disease: phase I trial results. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2015 Jun;21(6):1074-1082. Pubmedid: 25805300.
  • Ayala E, Figueroa J, Perkins J, Kim J, Yue B, Riches M, Nishihori T, Locke F, Anasetti C, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Myeloablative intravenous pharmacokinetically targeted busulfan plus fludarabine as conditioning for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with non-hodgkin lymphoma. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun;15(6):335-340. Pubmedid: 25659459.
  • Pidala J, Kim J, Alsina M, Ayala E, Betts BC, Fernandez HF, Field T, Jim H, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Locke FL, Mishra A, Nishihori T, Ochoa-Bayona L, Perez L, Riches M, Anasetti C. Prolonged sirolimus administration after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is associated with decreased risk for moderate-severe chronic graft-versus-host disease. Haematologica. 2015 Jul;100(7):970-977. Pubmedid: 25840599. Pmcid: PMC4486232.
  • Ayala E, Chalhoub J, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Umbilical cord blood transplantation induces a durable remission in hepatosplenic gamma-delta T cell lymphoma with associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Am J Hematol. 2014 Sep;89(9):934-935. Pubmedid: 24861697.
  • Cruz-Chacon A, Mathews J, Ayala E. Transplantation in rare lymphoproliferative and histiocytic disorders. Cancer Control. 2014 Oct;21(4):335-342. Pubmedid: 25310215.
  • Hamadani M, Hari PN, Zhang Y, Carreras J, Akpek G, Aljurf MD, Ayala E, Bachanova V, Chen AI, Chen YB, Costa LJ, Fenske TS, Freytes CO, Ganguly S, Hertzberg MS, Holmberg LA, Inwards DJ, Kamble RT, Kanfer EJ, Lazarus HM, Marks DI, Nishihori T, Olsson R, Reddy NM, Rizzieri DA, Savani BN, Solh M, Vose JM, Wirk B, Maloney DG, Smith SM, Montoto S, Saber W. Early failure of frontline rituximab-containing chemo-immunotherapy in diffuse large B cell lymphoma does not predict futility of autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2014 Nov;20(11):1729-1736. Pubmedid: 25008330. Pmcid: PMC4194275.
  • Wirk B, Fenske TS, Hamadani M, Zhang MJ, Hu ZH, Akpek G, Aljurf MD, Armand P, Ayala E, Bachanova V, Bolwell B, Cairo MS, Cashen A, Chen YB, Costa LJ, Farhan S, Freytes CO, Gajewski JL, Gibson J, Hale GA, Holmberg LA, Hsu JW, Inwards DJ, Kamble RT, Maharaj D, Maziarz RT, Munker R, Nath R, Reddy NM, Reeder CB, Rizzieri DA, Sauter CS, Savani BN, Schouten HC, Sureda A, Vose JM, Waller EK, Wiernik PH, Gale RP, Burns LJ, Saber W. Outcomes of hematopoietic cell transplantation for diffuse large B cell lymphoma transformed from follicular lymphoma. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2014 Jul;20(7):951-959. Pubmedid: 24641828. Pmcid: PMC4060436.
  • Hamadani M, Abu Kar SM, Usmani SZ, Savani BN, Ayala E, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Management of relapses after hematopoietic cell transplantation in T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Semin Hematol. 2014 Jan;51(1):73-86. Pubmedid: 24468319.
  • Kunter G, Perkins JB, Pidala J, Nishihori T, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Field T, Fernandez H, Perez L, Locke F, Ayala E, Tomblyn M, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Betts B, Nieder M, Anasetti C. Pharmacokinetically-targeted BU and fludarabine as conditioning before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for adults with ALL in first remission. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2014 Jan;49(1):11-16. Pubmedid: 23995098.
  • Fenske TS, Zhang MJ, Carreras J, Ayala E, Burns LJ, Cashen A, Costa LJ, Freytes CO, Gale RP, Hamadani M, Holmberg LA, Inwards DJ, Lazarus HM, Maziarz RT, Munker R, Perales MA, Rizzieri DA, Schouten HC, Smith SM, Waller EK, Wirk BM, Laport GG, Maloney DG, Montoto S, Hari PN. Autologous or reduced-intensity conditioning allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for chemotherapy-sensitive mantle-cell lymphoma: analysis of transplantation timing and modality. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Feb;32(4):273-281. Pubmedid: 24344210. Pmcid: PMC3897255.
  • Vose JM, Carter S, Burns LJ, Ayala E, Press OW, Moskowitz CH, Stadtmauer EA, Mineshi S, Ambinder R, Fenske T, Horowitz M, Fisher R, Tomblyn M. Phase III randomized study of rituximab/carmustine, etoposide, cytarabine, and melphalan (BEAM) compared with iodine-131 tositumomab/BEAM with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation for relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: results from the BMT C. J Clin Oncol. 2013 May;31(13):1662-1668. Pubmedid: 23478060. Pmcid: PMC3635682.
  • Pidala J, Kim J, Schell M, Lee SJ, Hillgruber R, Nye V, Ayala E, Alsina M, Betts B, Bookout R, Fernandez HF, Field T, Locke FL, Nishihori T, Ochoa JL, Perez L, Perkins J, Shapiro J, Tate C, Tomblyn M, Anasetti C. Race/ethnicity affects the probability of finding an HLA-A, -B, -C and -DRB1 allele-matched unrelated donor and likelihood of subsequent transplant utilization. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013 Mar;48(3):346-350. Pubmedid: 22863723. Pmcid: PMC4500122.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Anasetti C, Fernandez HF, Perkins J, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Pidala J, Perez LE, Ayala E, Field T, Alsina M, Nishihori T, Locke F, Pinilla-Ibarz J, Tomblyn M. Phase II study of CD4+-guided pentostatin lymphodepletion and pharmacokinetically targeted busulfan as conditioning for hematopoietic cell allografting. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2013 Jul;19(7):1087-1093. Pubmedid: 23632090. Pmcid: PMC4667782.
  • Perkins JB, Kim J, Anasetti C, Fernandez HF, Perez LE, Ayala E, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Tomblyn MR, Sullivan DM, Pidala JA, Field TL. Maximally tolerated busulfan systemic exposure in combination with fludarabine as conditioning before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2012 Jul;18(7):1099-1107. Pubmedid: 22198540.
  • Ayala E. Hematopoietic cell transplantation for B-cell lymphoma: an update. Cancer Control. 2012 Jul;19(3):175-186. Pubmedid: 22710893.
  • Pidala J, Kim J, Jim H, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Nishihori T, Fernandez HF, Tomblyn M, Perez L, Perkins J, Xu M, Janssen WE, Veerapathran A, Betts BC, Locke FL, Ayala E, Field T, Ochoa L, Alsina M, Anasetti C. A randomized phase II study to evaluate tacrolimus in combination with sirolimus or methotrexate after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Haematologica. 2012 Dec;97(12):1882-1889. Pubmedid: 22689677. Pmcid: PMC3590095.
  • Alayón-Laguer D, Alsina M, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Ayala E. Melphalan Culprit or Confounder in Acute Encephalopathy during Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation?. Case Rep Transplant. 2012 Dec;2012:942795. Pubmedid: 23259145. Pmcid: PMC3505956.
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  • Pidala J, Roman-Diaz J, Kim J, Nishihori T, Perkins J, Tate C, Ochoa-Bayona JL, Field T, Fernandez HF, Tomblyn M, Ayala E, Anasetti C, Kharfan-Dabaja MA. Targeted IV busulfan and fludarabine followed by post-allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation rituximab demonstrate encouraging activity in CD20+ lymphoid malignancies without increased risk of infectious complications. Int J Hematol. 2011 Feb;93(2):206-212. Pubmedid: 21246311.
  • 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.
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  • Kharfan-Dabaja M, Ayala E, Lindner I, Cejas P, Bahlis N, Kolonias D, CarlsonLM, Lee K. Differentiation of acute and chronic myeloid leukemic blasts into the dendritic cell lineage: analysis of various differentiation-inducing signals. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2005 Jan;54(1):25-36. Pubmedid: 15693136.
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  • Ayala E, Rosado MF, Morgensztern D, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Byrnes JJ. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia presenting with thrombosis of multiple saphenous vein grafts and myocardial infarction. Am J Hematol. 2004 Aug;76(4):383-385. Pubmedid: 15282674.
  • Lindner I, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Ayala E, Kolonias D, Carlson LM, Beazer-Barclay Y, Scherf U, Hnatyszyn JH, Lee KP. Induced dendritic cell differentiation of chronic myeloid leukemia blasts is associated with down-regulation of BCR-ABL. J Immunol. 2003 Aug;171(4):1780-1791. Pubmedid: 12902478.