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Nelli Bejanyan, MD

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


Cancer Focus: Leukemia , MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Dr. Bejanyan is an Associate Member and Head of the Leukemia/Myeloid Section of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Cellular Immunotherapy Department at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is an Associate Professor in Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida.   As a physician investigator with clinical and research expertise in BMT and cellular immunotherapies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes, Dr. Bejanyan focuses in advancing clinical and translational research by fostering innovative immune cell therapy strategies to treat leukemia. She serves as a principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI of several cellular immunotherapy clinical trials in AML, including highly innovative first-in-human clinical trial with donor-derived, expanded anticancer gamma delta T cells to treat high-risk AML after BMT, which was awarded funding from the Florida State Bankhead-Coley grant. Dr. Bejanyan also serves as the Clinical Scientific Co-Director of Moffitt Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Core.  In addition, she is an active member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, and the Acute Leukemia Writing Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. 

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • Taussig Cancer Center - Hematology & Medical Oncology


  • University of Medical Center - Surgery
  • Worcester Medical Center - Internal Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Yerevan State Medical University - MD
Participating Trials

Pilot Trial of Enasidenib Maintenance Post Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Patients with IDH2 Mutation
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: Enasidenib ()

A Phase 2 Study of Donor-Derived Multi-Tumor-Associated Antigen Specific T Cells (MT-401) Administered to Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Condition: Malignant Hematology
Intervention: MT-401 ()

If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
813-745-6100 or toll-free 1-800-679-0775.


  • Pidala J, Walton K, Elmariah H, Kim J, Mishra A, Bejanyan N, Nishihori T, Khimani F, Perez L, Faramand RG, Davila ML, Nieder ML, Sagatys EM, Holtan SG, Lawrence NJ, Lawrence HR, Blazar BR, Anasetti C, Sebti SM, Betts BC. Pacritinib Combined with Sirolimus and Low-Dose Tacrolimus for GVHD Prevention after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Preclinical and Phase I Trial Results. Clin Cancer Res. 2021 May.27(10):2712-2722. Pubmedid: 33753457. Pmcid: PMC8127396.
  • Percival ME, Wang HL, Zhang MJ, Saber W, de Lima M, Litzow M, Kebriaei P, Abdel-Azim H, Adekola K, Aljurf M, Bacher U, Badawy SM, Beitinjaneh A, Bejanyan N, Bhatt V, Byrne M, Cahn JY, Castillo P, Chao N, Chhabra S, Copelan E, Cutler C, DeFilipp Z, Dias A, Diaz MA, Estey E, Farhadfar N, Frangoul HA, Freytes CO, Gale RP, Ganguly S, Gowda L, Grunwald M, Hossain N, Kamble RT, Kanakry CG, Kansagra A, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Krem M, Lazarus HM, Lee JW, Liesveld JL, Lin R, Liu H, McGuirk J, Munker R, Murthy HS, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Olsson RF, Palmisiano N, Passweg JR, Prestidge T, Ringdén O, Rizzieri DA, Rybka WB, Savoie ML, Schultz KR, Seo S, Sharma A, Solh M, Strair R, van der Poel M, Verdonck LF, Yared JA, Weisdorf D, Sandmaier BM. Correction to: Impact of depth of clinical response on outcomes of acute myeloid leukemia patients in first complete remission who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021 May. Pubmedid: 34017072.
  • Bejanyan N, Pidala JA, Wang X, Thapa R, Nishihori T, Elmariah H, Lazaryan A, Khimani F, Davila ML, Mishra A, Faramand R, Jain MD, Ochoa L, Perez LE, Liu H, Alsina M, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Fernandez H, Nieder ML, Locke FL, Anasetti C, Ayala E. A phase 2 trial of GVHD prophylaxis with PTCy, sirolimus, and MMF after peripheral blood haploidentical transplantation. Blood Adv. 2021 Mar.5(5):1154-1163. Pubmedid: 33635333. Pmcid: PMC7948297.
  • Elmariah H, Naqvi SMH, Kim J, Nishihori T, Mishra A, Perez L, Faramand R, Lazaryan A, Liu HD, Khimani F, Nieder M, Anasetti C, Pidala J, Bejanyan N. Impact of infused CD34+ stem cell dosing for allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation with post-transplant cyclophosphamide. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021 Mar. Pubmedid: 33658647.
  • Hansen DK, Kim J, Thompson Z, Hussaini M, Nishihori T, Ahmad A, Elmariah H, Faramand R, Mishra A, Davila ML, Khimani F, Lazaryan A, Sallman D, Liu H, Perez LE, Fernandez H, Nieder ML, Lancet JE, Pidala JA, Anasetti C, Bejanyan N. ELN 2017 Genetic Risk Stratification Predicts Survival of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Receiving Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar.27(3):256.e1-256.e7. Pubmedid: 33781526.
  • Khimani F, Dutta M, Faramand R, Nishihori T, Perez AP, Dean E, Nieder M, Perez L, Mishra A, Elmariah H, Davila M, Ochoa L, Alsina M, Lazaryan A, Bejanyan N, Hansen D, Jain M, Locke F, Liu H, Pidala J, Shah B, Mhaskar R. Impact of Total Body Irradiation-Based Myeloablative Conditioning Regimens in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Mar. Pubmedid: 33798768.
  • Christakopoulos GE, DeFor TE, Hage S, Wagner JE, Linden MA, Brunstein C, Bejanyan N, Verneris MR, Smith AR. Phase I Dose-Finding, Safety, and Tolerability Trial of Romiplostim to Improve Platelet Recovery After UCB Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Jun.27(6):497.e1-497.e6. Pubmedid: 33785364.
  • Bejanyan N, Zhang M, Bo-Subait K, Brunstein C, Wang H, Warlick ED, Giralt S, Nishihori T, Martino R, Passweg J, Dias A, Copelan E, Hale G, Gale RP, Solh M, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Diaz MA, Ganguly S, Gore S, Verdonck LF, Hossain NM, Kekre N, Savani B, Byrne M, Kanakry C, Cairo MS, Ciurea S, Schouten HC, Bredeson C, Munker R, Lazarus H, Cahn JY, van Der Poel M, Rizzieri D, Yared JA, Freytes C, Cerny J, Aljurf M, Palmisiano ND, Pawarode A, Bacher VU, Grunwald MR, Nathan S, Wirk B, Hildebrandt GC, Seo S, Olsson RF, George B, de Lima M, Hourigan CS, Sandmaier B, Litzow M, Kebriaei P, Saber W, Weisdorf D. Myeloablative Conditioning for Allogeneic Transplantation Results in Superior Disease-Free Survival for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes with Low/Intermediate but not High Disease Risk Index: A Center for International Blood and Ma. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Jan.27(1):68.e1-68.e9. Pubmedid: 33010430. Pmcid: PMC8015679.
  • El Jurdi N, Rogosheske J, DeFor T, Bejanyan N, Arora M, Bachanova V, Betts B, He F, Holtan S, Janakiram M, Larson S, Maakaron J, Rashidi A, Warlick E, Wagner JE, Young JH, Weisdorf D, Brunstein CG. Prophylactic Foscarnet for Human Herpesvirus 6: Effect on Hematopoietic Engraftment after Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Jan.27(1):84.e1-84.e5. Pubmedid: 33053448.
  • Elmariah H, Brunstein CG, Bejanyan N. Immune Reconstitution after Haploidentical Donor and Umbilical Cord Blood Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Life (Basel). 2021 Jan.11(2). Pubmedid: 33572932. Pmcid: PMC7911120.
  • Bejanyan N, Rogosheske J, Cao Q, Lazaryan A, Holton S, Ustun C, Jacobson P, MacMillan M, Weisdorf DJ, Wagner J, Arora M, Brunstein CG. Weight-based mycophenolate mofetil dosing predicts acute GVHD and relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Eur J Haematol. 2021 Feb.106(2):205-212. Pubmedid: 33084139.
  • Bejanyan N, Anasetti C. First-line hypomethylating agents for patients with high risk chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia. Lancet Haematol. 2021 Feb.8(2):e99-e101. Pubmedid: 33513378.
  • Bejanyan N, Vlasova-St Louis I, Mohei H, Cao Q, El Jurdi N, Wagner JE, Miller JS, Brunstein CG. Cytomegalovirus-Specific Immunity Recovers More Slowly after Cord Blood Transplantation Compared with Matched Sibling Donor Allogeneic Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Feb.27(2):187.e1-187.e4. Pubmedid: 33718897. Pmcid: PMC7950718.
  • Percival ME, Wang HL, Zhang MJ, Saber W, de Lima M, Litzow M, Kebriaei P, Abdel-Azim H, Adekola K, Aljurf M, Bacher U, Badawy SM, Beitinjaneh A, Bejanyan N, Bhatt V, Byrne M, Cahn JY, Castillo P, Chao N, Chhabra S, Copelan E, Cutler C, DeFilipp Z, Dias A, Diaz MA, Estey E, Farhadfar N, Frangoul HA, Freytes CO, Gale RP, Ganguly S, Gowda L, Grunwald M, Hossain N, Kamble RT, Kanakry CG, Kansagra A, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Krem M, Lazarus HM, Lee JW, Liesveld JL, Lin R, Liu H, McGuirk J, Munker R, Murthy HS, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Olsson RF, Palmisiano N, Passweg JR, Prestidge T, Ringdén O, Rizzieri DA, Rybka WB, Savoie ML, Schultz KR, Seo S, Sharma A, Solh M, Strair R, van der Poel M, Verdonck LF, Yared JA, Weisdorf D, Sandmaier BM. Impact of depth of clinical response on outcomes of acute myeloid leukemia patients in first complete remission who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2021 Apr. Pubmedid: 33864019.
  • Bhatt NS, Brazauskas R, Salit RB, Syrjala K, Bo-Subait S, Tecca H, Badawy SM, Baker KS, Beitinjaneh A, Bejanyan N, Byrne M, Dias A, Farhadfar N, Freytes CO, Ganguly S, Hashmi S, Hayashi RJ, Hong S, Inamoto Y, Jamani K, Kasow KA, Khera N, Krem MM, Lazarus HM, Lee CJ, Lee S, Majhail NS, Malone AK, Marks DI, Mau LW, Mayo SJ, Muffly LS, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Page KM, Preussler J, Rangarajan HG, Rotz SJ, Salooja N, Savani BN, Schears R, Schechter-Finkelstein T, Schiller G, Shah AJ, Sharma A, Wang T, Wirk B, Battiwalla M, Schoemans H, Hamilton B, Buchbinder D, Phelan R, Shaw B. Return to Work Among Young Adult Survivors of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in the United States. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 Apr. Pubmedid: 33895402.
  • Bharucha J, Cao Q, Sachs Z, Smith A, Williams S, Amin K, Bachanova V, Warlick E, Brunstein C, Weisdorf D, Bejanyan N. Prognostic factors for clinical outcomes of patients with central nervous system leukemia. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2020 Nov. Pubmedid: 33271117.
  • Lazaryan A, Dolan M, Zhang MJ, Wang HL, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Marks DI, Bejanyan N, Copelan E, Majhail NS, Waller EK, Chao N, Prestidge T, Nishihori T, Kebriaei P, Inamoto Y, Hamilton B, Hashmi SK, Kamble RT, Bacher U, Hildebrandt GC, Stiff PJ, McGuirk J, Aldoss I, Beitinjaneh AM, Muffly L, Vij R, Olsson RF, Byrne M, Schultz KR, Aljurf M, Seftel M, Savoie ML, Savani BN, Verdonck LF, Cairo MS, Hossain N, Bhatt VR, Frangoul HA, Abdel-Azim H, Al Malki M, Munker R, Rizzieri D, Khera N, Nakamura R, Ringdén O, van der Poel M, Murthy HS, Liu H, Mori S, De Oliveira S, Bolaños-Meade J, Elsawy M, Barba P, Nathan S, George B, Pawarode A, Grunwald M, Agrawal V, Wang Y, Assal A, Castillo Caro P, Kuwatsuka Y, Seo S, Ustun C, Politikos I, Lazarus HM, Saber W, Sandmaier BM, De Lima M, Litzow M, Bachanova V, Weisdorf D. Impact of cytogenetic abnormalities on outcomes of adult Philadelphia-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a study by the Acute Leukemia Working Committee of the Center for International Blood and. Haematologica. 2020 May.105(5):1329-1338. Pubmedid: 31558669. Pmcid: PMC7193485.
  • Jagadeesh D, Majhail NS, He Y, Ahn KW, Litovich C, Ahmed S, Aljurf M, Bacher U, Badawy SM, Bejanyan N, Cairo M, Cerny J, Epperla N, Farhadfar N, Freytes CO, Gale RP, Haverkos B, Hossain N, Inwards D, Kamble RT, Kenkre VP, Lazarus HM, Lazaryan A, Lekakis L, Mei M, Murthy HS, Mussetti A, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Olsson RF, Ramakrishnan Geethakumari P, Savani BN, Yared JA, Fenske TS, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Sureda A, Hamadani M. Outcomes of rituximab-BEAM versus BEAM conditioning regimen in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma undergoing autologous transplantation. Cancer. 2020 May.126(10):2279-2287. Pubmedid: 32049359. Pmcid: PMC7190439.
  • Al Malki MM, Yang D, Labopin M, Afanasyev B, Angelucci E, Bashey A, Socié G, Karduss-Urueta A, Helbig G, Bornhauser M, Niittyvuopio R, Ganser A, Ciceri F, Brecht A, Koc Y, Bejanyan N, Ferraro F, Kebriaei P, Mokhtari S, Ghobadi A, Nakamura R, Forman SJ, Champlin R, Mohty M, Ciurea SO, Nagler A. Comparing transplant outcomes in ALL patients after haploidentical with PTCy or matched unrelated donor transplantation. Blood Adv. 2020 May.4(9):2073-2083. Pubmedid: 32396617. Pmcid: PMC7218425.
  • Ahmed S, Ghosh N, Ahn KW, Khanal M, Litovich C, Mussetti A, Chhabra S, Cairo M, Mei M, William B, Nathan S, Bejanyan N, Olsson RF, Dahi PB, van der Poel M, Steinberg A, Kanakry J, Cerny J, Farooq U, Seo S, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Sureda A, Fenske TS, Hamadani M. Impact of type of reduced-intensity conditioning regimen on the outcomes of allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation in classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Brit J Haematol. 2020 Aug.190(4):573-582. Pubmedid: 32314807. Pmcid: PMC7575614.
  • Ahmed S, Kanakry JA, Ahn KW, Litovich C, Abdel-Azim H, Aljurf M, Bacher VU, Bejanyan N, Cohen JB, Farooq U, Fuchs EJ, Bolaños-Meade J, Ghosh N, Herrera AF, Hossain NM, Inwards D, Kanate AS, Martino R, Munshi PN, Murthy H, Mussetti A, Nieto Y, Perales MA, Romee R, Savani BN, Seo S, Wirk B, Yared JA, Sureda A, Fenske TS, Hamadani M. Lower Graft-versus-Host Disease and Relapse Risk in Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide-Based Haploidentical versus Matched Sibling Donor Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Transplant for Hodgkin Lymphoma. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2019 Sep.25(9):1859-1868. Pubmedid: 31132455. Pmcid: PMC6755039.
  • Holtan SG, Zhang L, DeFor TE, Bejanyan N, Arora M, Rashidi A, Lazaryan A, Kotiso F, Blazar BR, Wagner JE, Brunstein CG, MacMillan ML, Weisdorf DJ. Dynamic Graft-versus-Host Disease-Free, Relapse-Free Survival: Multistate Modeling of the Morbidity and Mortality of Allotransplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2019 Sep.25(9):1884-1889. Pubmedid: 31128328. Pmcid: PMC6755055.
  • Solomon SR, St Martin A, Shah NN, Fatobene G, Al Malki MM, Ballen KK, Bashey A, Bejanyan N, Bolaños Meade J, Brunstein CG, DeFilipp Z, Champlin RE, Fuchs EJ, Hamadani M, Hematti P, Kanakry CG, McGuirk JP, McNiece IK, Ciurea SO, Pasquini MC, Rocha V, Romee R, Patel SS, Vasu S, Waller EK, Wingard JR, Zhang MJ, Eapen M. Myeloablative vs reduced intensity T-cell-replete haploidentical transplantation for hematologic malignancy. Blood Adv. 2019 Oct.3(19):2836-2844. Pubmedid: 31582392. Pmcid: PMC6784523.
  • Bejanyan N, Kim S, Hebert KM, Kekre N, Abdel-Azim H, Ahmed I, Aljurf M, Badawy SM, Beitinjaneh A, Boelens JJ, Diaz MA, Dvorak CC, Gadalla S, Gajewski J, Gale RP, Ganguly S, Gennery AR, George B, Gergis U, Gómez-Almaguer D, Vicent MG, Hashem H, Kamble RT, Kasow KA, Lazarus HM, Mathews V, Orchard PJ, Pulsipher M, Ringden O, Schultz K, Teira P, Woolfrey AE, Saldaña BD, Savani B, Winiarski J, Yared J, Weisdorf DJ, Antin JH, Eapen M. Choice of conditioning regimens for bone marrow transplantation in severe aplastic anemia. Blood Adv. 2019 Oct.3(20):3123-3131. Pubmedid: 31648332. Pmcid: PMC6849938.
  • Brunstein CG, Pasquini MC, Kim S, Fei M, Adekola K, Ahmed I, Aljurf M, Agrawal V, Auletta JJ, Battiwalla M, Bejanyan N, Bubalo J, Cerny J, Chee L, Ciurea SO, Freytes C, Gadalla SM, Gale RP, Ganguly S, Hashmi SK, Hematti P, Hildebrandt G, Holmberg LA, Lahoud OB, Landau H, Lazarus HM, de Lima M, Mathews V, Maziarz R, Nishihori T, Norkin M, Olsson R, Reshef R, Rotz S, Savani B, Schouten HC, Seo S, Wirk BM, Yared J, Mineishi S, Rogosheske J, Perales MA. Effect of Conditioning Regimen Dose Reduction in Obese Patients Undergoing Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2019 Mar.25(3):480-487. Pubmedid: 30423481. Pmcid: PMC6445718.
  • Rashidi A, Hamadani M, Zhang MJ, Wang HL, Abdel-Azim H, Aljurf M, Assal A, Bajel A, Bashey A, Battiwalla M, Beitinjaneh AM, Bejanyan N, Bhatt VR, Bolaños-Meade J, Byrne M, Cahn JY, Cairo M, Ciurea S, Copelan E, Cutler C, Daly A, Diaz MA, Farhadfar N, Gale RP, Ganguly S, Grunwald MR, Hahn T, Hashmi S, Hildebrandt GC, Holland HK, Hossain N, Kanakry CG, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Khera N, Koc Y, Lazarus HM, Lee JW, Maertens J, Martino R, McGuirk J, Munker R, Murthy HS, Nakamura R, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Palmisiano N, Patel S, Pidala J, Olin R, Olsson RF, Oran B, Ringden O, Rizzieri D, Rowe J, Savoie ML, Schultz KR, Seo S, Shaffer BC, Singh A, Solh M, Stockerl-Goldstein K, Verdonck LF, Wagner J, Waller EK, De Lima M, Sandmaier BM, Litzow M, Weisdorf D, Romee R, Saber W. Outcomes of haploidentical vs matched sibling transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia in first complete remission. Blood Adv. 2019 Jun.3(12):1826-1836. Pubmedid: 31201170. Pmcid: PMC6595262.
  • Warlick ED, DeFor TE, Bejanyan N, Holtan S, MacMillan M, Blazar BR, Dusenbery K, Arora M, Bachanova V, Cooley S, Lazaryan A, McGlave P, Miller JS, Rashidi A, Slungaard A, Vercellotti G, Ustun C, Brunsein C, Weisdorf D. Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Followed by Related and Unrelated Allografts for Hematologic Malignancies: Expanded Analysis and Long-Term Follow-Up. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2019 Jan.25(1):56-62. Pubmedid: 30077015. Pmcid: PMC6310652.
  • Bejanyan N, Brunstein CG, Cao Q, Lazaryan A, Ustun C, Warlick ED, Arora M, Wagner JE, Weisdorf DJ. Predictive value of disease risk comorbidity index for overall survival after allogeneic hematopoietic transplantation. Blood Adv. 2019 Feb.3(3):230-236. Pubmedid: 30674457. Pmcid: PMC6373743.
  • He F, Sapkota S, Parker S, Defor T, Warlick E, Ustun C, Eckfeldt C, Rashidi A, Kurtzweil A, Weisdorf D, Bejanyan N. A real-world study of clofarabine and cytarabine combination therapy for patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Oct.59(10):2352-2359. Pubmedid: 29415603. Pmcid: PMC6839888.
  • Bejanyan N, Zhang MJ, Wang HL, Lazaryan A, de Lima M, Marks DI, Sandmaier BM, Bachanova V, Rowe J, Tallman M, Kebriaei P, Kharfan-Dabaja M, Gale RP, Lazarus HM, Ustun C, Copelan E, Hamilton BK, Schiller G, Hogan W, Hashmi S, Seftel M, Kanakry C, Olsson RF, Martino R, Saber W, Khoury HJ, Weisdorf DJ. Pretransplant Consolidation Is Not Beneficial for Adults with ALL Undergoing Myeloablative Allogeneic Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2018 May.24(5):945-955. Pubmedid: 29275139. Pmcid: PMC5953798.
  • Rashidi A, Ebadi M, Said B, Cao Q, Shanley R, Curtsinger J, Bejanyan N, Warlick ED, Green JS, Brunstein CG, Miller JS, Weisdorf DJ. Absence of early HHV-6 reactivation after cord blood allograft predicts powerful graft-versus-tumor effect. Am J Hematol. 2018 May. Pubmedid: 29756385. Pmcid: PMC6235732.
  • Ustun C, Brunstein C, DeFor T, Rashidi A, Yohe S, Bejanyan N, Cooley S, Warlick E, Miller J, Linden MA, Weisdorf D. Importance of conditioning regimen intensity, MRD positivity, and KIR ligand mismatch in UCB transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Jan.53(1):97-100. Pubmedid: 28991246.
  • Keklik F, Alrawi EB, Cao Q, Bejanyan N, Rashidi A, Lazaryan A, Arndt P, Dincer EH, Bachanova V, Warlick ED, MacMillan ML, Arora M, Miller J, Brunstein CG, Weisdorf DJ, Ustun C. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is most often fatal and is affected by graft source, conditioning regimen toxicity, and engraftment kinetics. Haematologica. 2018 Dec.103(12):2109-2115. Pubmedid: 30076172. Pmcid: PMC6269296.
  • Kebriaei P, Anasetti C, Zhang MJ, Wang HL, Aldoss I, de Lima M, Khoury HJ, Sandmaier BM, Horowitz MM, Artz A, Bejanyan N, Ciurea S, Lazarus HM, Gale RP, Litzow M, Bredeson C, Seftel MD, Pulsipher MA, Boelens JJ, Alvarnas J, Champlin R, Forman S, Pullarkat V, Weisdorf D, Marks DI. Intravenous Busulfan Compared with Total Body Irradiation Pretransplant Conditioning for Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2018 Apr.24(4):726-733. Pubmedid: 29197676. Pmcid: PMC5902420.
  • Rashidi A, Weisdorf DJ, Bejanyan N. Treatment of relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukaemia in adults. Brit J Haematol. 2018 Apr.181(1):27-37. Pubmedid: 29318584.
  • Bejanyan N, Brunstein CG, Cao Q, Lazaryan A, Luo X, Curtsinger J, Mehta RS, Warlick E, Cooley SA, Blazar BR, Miller JS, Weisdorf D, Wagner JE, Verneris MR. Delayed immune reconstitution after allogeneic transplantation increases the risks of mortality and chronic GVHD. Blood Adv. 2018 Apr.2(8):909-922. Pubmedid: 29678809. Pmcid: PMC5916001.
  • Shah NN, Ahn KW, Litovich C, Fenske TS, Ahmed S, Battiwalla M, Bejanyan N, Dahi PB, Bolaños-Meade J, Chen AI, Ciurea SO, Bachanova V, DeFilipp Z, Epperla N, Farhadfar N, Herrera AF, Haverkos BM, Holmberg L, Hossain NM, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Kenkre VP, Lazarus HM, Murthy HS, Nishihori T, Rezvani AR, D'Souza A, Savani BN, Ulrickson ML, Waller EK, Sureda A, Smith SM, Hamadani M. Outcomes of Medicare-age eligible NHL patients receiving RIC allogeneic transplantation: a CIBMTR analysis. Blood Adv. 2018 Apr.2(8):933-940. Pubmedid: 29685953. Pmcid: PMC5916010.
  • Belete H, Burns LJ, Shanley R, Nayar M, McClune B, Lazaryan A, Bachanova V, Bejanyan N, Ustun C, Brunstein C, Weisdorf DJ, Arora M. Transplantation related toxicity and mortality in older autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients. Am J Hematol. 2017 Sep.92(9):E529-E533. Pubmedid: 28612451. Pmcid: PMC5733686.
  • He F, Cao Q, Lazaryan A, Brunstein C, Holtan S, Warlick E, Ustun C, McClune B, Arora M, Rashidi A, Eckfeldt C, Weisdorf DJ, Bejanyan N. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Older Patients: Prognosis Determined by Disease Risk Index. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2017 Sep.23(9):1485-1490. Pubmedid: 28522345. Pmcid: PMC5586072.
  • Rashidi A, Linden MA, DeFor TE, Warlick E, Bejanyan N, Yohe S, Weisdorf DJ, Ustun C. History of consolidation is prognostic in acute myeloid leukemia patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in minimal residual disease-negative first complete remission. Am J Hematol. 2017 Oct.92(10):1032-1036. Pubmedid: 28646534. Pmcid: PMC5734672.
  • Bejanyan N. Is It All About Age or Personalized Haploidentical Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Elderly Patients?. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2017 Oct.23(10):1602-1604. Pubmedid: 28842387.
  • Brunstein CG, Cutler CS, DeFor TE, Kim H, Bejanyan N, Garfall A, Verneris MR, Chen YB, Warlick ED, Spitzer T, Miller JS, Antin JH, Weisdorf DJ, Soiffer R, Wagner JE, Ballen KK. Matching at Human Leukocyte Antigen-C Improved the Outcomes after Double Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Recipients of Two to Four of Six Human Leukocyte Antigen-Matched Grafts. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2017 Jan.23(1):126-133. Pubmedid: 27989929. Pmcid: PMC5510875.
  • Pourhassan H, DeFor T, Trottier B, Dolan M, Brunstein C, Bejanyan N, Ustun C, Warlick ED. MDS disease characteristics, not donor source, predict hematopoietic stem cell transplant outcomes. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Apr.52(4):532-538. Pubmedid: 27941767. Pmcid: PMC5382091.
  • Bejanyan N, Rogosheske J, DeFor TE, Lazaryan A, Arora M, Holtan SG, Jacobson PA, MacMillan ML, Verneris MR, Blazar BR, Weisdorf DJ, Wagner JE, Brunstein CG. Sirolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil as Calcineurin Inhibitor-Free Graft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis for Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Nov.22(11):2025-2030. Pubmedid: 27519278. Pmcid: PMC5067231.
  • Omer AK, Weisdorf DJ, Lazaryan A, Shanley R, Blazar BR, MacMillan ML, Brunstein C, Bejanyan N, Arora M. Late Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 May.22(5):879-883. Pubmedid: 26743342. Pmcid: PMC4922492.
  • Mehta RS, Peffault de Latour R, DeFor TE, Robin M, Lazaryan A, Xhaard A, Bejanyan N, de Fontbrune FS, Arora M, Brunstein CG, Blazar BR, Weisdorf DJ, MacMillan ML, Socie G, Holtan SG. Improved graft-versus-host disease-free, relapse-free survival associated with bone marrow as the stem cell source in adults. Haematologica. 2016 Jun.101(6):764-772. Pubmedid: 27036159. Pmcid: PMC5013959.
  • Lazaryan A, Weisdorf DJ, DeFor T, Brunstein CG, MacMillan ML, Bejanyan N, Holtan S, Blazar BR, Wagner JE, Arora M. Risk Factors for Acute and Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation with Umbilical Cord Blood and Matched Sibling Donors. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Jan.22(1):134-140. Pubmedid: 26365153. Pmcid: PMC4787268.
  • Sandhu KS, Brunstein C, DeFor T, Bejanyan N, Arora M, Warlick E, Weisdorf D, Ustun C. Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation Outcomes in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Myelodysplastic Syndrome Patients Aged ≥70 Years. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Feb.22(2):390-393. Pubmedid: 26415559. Pmcid: PMC4768714.
  • Eckfeldt CE, Randall N, Shanley RM, Yohe S, Bejanyan N, Dolan M, Warlick ED, Verneris MR, Brunstein CG, Wagner JE, Weisdorf DJ, Ustun C. Umbilical cord blood transplantation is a suitable option for consolidation of acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3-ITD. Haematologica. 2016 Aug.101(8):e348-e351. Pubmedid: 27125981. Pmcid: PMC4967587.
  • Ustun C, Courville EL, DeFor T, Dolan M, Randall N, Yohe S, Bejanyan N, Warlick E, Brunstein C, Weisdorf DJ, Linden MA. Myeloablative, but not Reduced-Intensity, Conditioning Overcomes the Negative Effect of Flow-Cytometric Evidence of Leukemia in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2016 Apr.22(4):669-675. Pubmedid: 26551635. Pmcid: PMC4805453.
  • Lund TC, Liegel J, Bejanyan N, Orchard PJ, Cao Q, Tolar J, Brunstein C, Wagner JE, Verneris MR, Weisdorf D. Second allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for graft failure: poor outcomes for neutropenic graft failure. Am J Hematol. 2015 Oct.90(10):892-896. Pubmedid: 26149534. Pmcid: PMC4579006.
  • Lunde LE, Dasaraju S, Cao Q, Cohn CS, Reding M, Bejanyan N, Trottier B, Rogosheske J, Brunstein C, Warlick E, Young JA, Weisdorf DJ, Ustun C. Hemorrhagic cystitis after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: risk factors, graft source and survival. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Nov.50(11):1432-1437. Pubmedid: 26168069. Pmcid: PMC5343753.
  • Bejanyan N, Rogosheske J, DeFor T, Lazaryan A, Esbaum K, Holtan S, Arora M, MacMillan ML, Weisdorf D, Jacobson P, Wagner J, Brunstein CG. Higher Dose of Mycophenolate Mofetil Reduces Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease in Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Double Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2015 May.21(5):926-933. Pubmedid: 25655791. Pmcid: PMC4768800.
  • Bejanyan N, Weisdorf DJ, Logan BR, Wang HL, Devine SM, de Lima M, Bunjes DW, Zhang MJ. Survival of patients with acute myeloid leukemia relapsing after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: a center for international blood and marrow transplant research study. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2015 Mar.21(3):454-459. Pubmedid: 25460355. Pmcid: PMC4329076.
  • Bejanyan N, Haddad H, Brunstein C. Alternative Donor Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. J Clin Med. 2015 Jun.4(6):1240-1268. Pubmedid: 26239557. Pmcid: PMC4484998.
  • Warlick ED, Peffault de Latour R, Shanley R, Robin M, Bejanyan N, Xhaard A, Brunstein C, Sicre de Fontbrune F, Ustun C, Weisdorf DJ, Socie G. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia: similar outcomes regardless of donor type. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2015 Feb.21(2):357-363. Pubmedid: 25452032. Pmcid: PMC4736537.
  • Holtan SG, DeFor TE, Lazaryan A, Bejanyan N, Arora M, Brunstein CG, Blazar BR, MacMillan ML, Weisdorf DJ. Composite end point of graft-versus-host disease-free, relapse-free survival after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Blood. 2015 Feb.125(8):1333-1338. Pubmedid: 25593335. Pmcid: PMC4335084.
  • Gupta V, Malone AK, Hari PN, Ahn KW, Hu ZH, Gale RP, Ballen KK, Hamadani M, Olavarria E, Gerds AT, Waller EK, Costa LJ, Antin JH, Kamble RT, van Besien KM, Savani BN, Schouten HC, Szer J, Cahn JY, de Lima MJ, Wirk B, Aljurf MD, Popat U, Bejanyan N, Litzow MR, Norkin M, Lewis ID, Hale GA, Woolfrey AE, Miller AM, Ustun C, Jagasia MH, Lill M, Maziarz RT, Cortes J, Kalaycio ME, Saber W. Reduced-intensity hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients with primary myelofibrosis: a cohort analysis from the center for international blood and marrow transplant research. Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2014 Jan.20(1):89-97. Pubmedid: 24161923. Pmcid: PMC3886623.
  • Bejanyan N, Oran B, Shanley R, Warlick E, Ustun C, Vercellotti G, Verneris M, Wagner JE, Weisdorf D, Brunstein C. Clinical outcomes of AML patients relapsing after matched-related donor and umbilical cord blood transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2014 Aug.49(8):1029-1035. Pubmedid: 24887379. Pmcid: PMC4768798.
  • Bejanyan N, Bolwell BJ, Lazaryan A, Rybicki L, Tench S, Duong H, Andresen S, Sobecks R, Dean R, Pohlman B, Kalaycio M, Copelan EA. Risk factors for 30-day hospital readmission following myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). Biol Blood Marrow Tr. 2012 Jun.18(6):874-880. Pubmedid: 22040844.
  • Bejanyan N, Tiu RV, Raza A, Jankowska A, Kalaycio M, Advani A, Chan J, Saunthararajah Y, Mooney L, Maciejewski JP, Sekeres MA. A phase 2 trial of combination therapy with thalidomide, arsenic trioxide, dexamethasone, and ascorbic acid (TADA) in patients with overlap myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) or primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Cancer. 2012 Aug.118(16):3968-3976. Pubmedid: 22180010.
  • Clemente MJ, Wlodarski MW, Makishima H, Viny AD, Bretschneider I, Shaik M, Bejanyan N, Lichtin AE, Hsi ED, His ED, Paquette RL, Loughran TP, Maciejewski JP. Clonal drift demonstrates unexpected dynamics of the T-cell repertoire in T-large granular lymphocyte leukemia. Blood. 2011 Oct.118(16):4384-4393. Pubmedid: 21865345. Pmcid: PMC3204910.
  • Sekeres MA, Bejanyan N. The revolution of myelodysplastic syndromes. Ther Adv Hematol. 2011 Feb.2(1):33-43. Pubmedid: 23556074. Pmcid: PMC3573393.
  • Howard MT, Bejanyan N, Maciejewski JP, Hsi ED. T/NK large granular lymphocyte leukemia and coexisting monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis-like proliferations. An unrecognized and frequent association. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Jun.133(6):936-941. Pubmedid: 20472852.
  • Jasek M, Gondek LP, Bejanyan N, Tiu R, Huh J, Theil KS, O'Keefe C, McDevitt MA, Maciejewski JP. TP53 mutations in myeloid malignancies are either homozygous or hemizygous due to copy number-neutral loss of heterozygosity or deletion of 17p. Leukemia. 2010 Jan.24(1):216-219. Pubmedid: 19759556. Pmcid: PMC2806506.
  • Bejanyan N, Fu AZ, Lazaryan A, Fu R, Kalaycio M, Advani A, Sobecks R, Copelan E, Maciejewski JP, Sekeres MA. Impact of weekend admissions on quality of care and outcomes in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer. 2010 Aug.116(15):3614-3620. Pubmedid: 20564070.
  • Szpurka H, Jankowska AM, Makishima H, Bodo J, Bejanyan N, Hsi ED, Sekeres MA, Maciejewski JP. Spectrum of mutations in RARS-T patients includes TET2 and ASXL1 mutations. Leuk Res. 2010 Aug.34(8):969-973. Pubmedid: 20334914. Pmcid: PMC2953471.
  • Mohan SR, Clemente MJ, Afable M, Cazzolli HN, Bejanyan N, Wlodarski MW, Lichtin AE, Maciejewski JP. Therapeutic implications of variable expression of CD52 on clonal cytotoxic T cells in CD8+ large granular lymphocyte leukemia. Haematologica. 2009 Oct.94(10):1407-1414. Pubmedid: 19794084. Pmcid: PMC2754957.


Title: Donor gamma delta T-cell infusion for treatment of high-risk leukemia
Sponsor: Florida Biomedical Research Program (FBRP)
PI: Bejanyan, N.

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