David <span>A.</span> Sallman
Researcher

David A. Sallman

Overview

Dr. Sallman’s research focuses on the development of novel, targeted therapeutic strategies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Discipline

    • Malignant Hematology
    • Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine Program

Education & Training

    • University of South Florida, MD
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, Resident - Internal Medicine
    • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Fellow - Hematology/Oncology
Research

Dr. Sallman’s research interests focus on the development of novel, targeted therapeutic strategies (i.e. Phase I and II clinical trials) for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) based on the underlying mutational drivers of each disease. Dr. Sallman studies the genetic drivers of myeloid diseases in order to improve prognostication for patients and also to allow for more personalized treatment. He has published significantly on this topic including recently in highly regarded journals including Leukemia and Haematologica and these work form the foundation of the clinical trials that he is bringing to patients in order to improve their quality of life and survival. As an example, Dr. Sallman has focused research and clinical trial efforts on patients who have TP53 mutation (often associated with complex genes/cytogenetics) given their high risk of transformation to acute leukemia and poor survival. 

Publications

  • Sallman DA, Lancet JE. What are the most promising new agents in acute myeloid leukemia?. Curr Opin Hematol. 2017 Mar;24(2):99-107. Pubmedid: 28030373.
  • Sallman DA, Komrokji R, List A, Padron E. Reply to Goel et al. 'TP53 mutation allele-burden and disease outcome in MDS/AML'. Leukemia. 2017 Mar;31(3):767-768. Pubmedid: 27740632.
  • Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Komrokji RS, Zhang Q, Kumar A, Tsalatsanis A, Perkins J, Nishihori T, Field T, Al Ali N, Mishra A, Sallman D, Salem KZ, Zhang L, Moscinski L, Fernandez HF, Lancet J, List A, Anasetti C, Padron E. TP53 and IDH2 Somatic Mutations Are Associated With Inferior Overall Survival After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Jun. Pubmedid: 28687222.
  • Sallman DA, Davila ML. Is Disease-Specific Immunotherapy a Potential Reality for MDS?. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 Jul;17S:S26-S30. Pubmedid: 28760299.
  • Gillis NK, Ball M, Zhang Q, Ma Z, Zhao Y, Yoder SJ, Balasis ME, Mesa TE, Sallman DA, Lancet JE, Komrokji RS, List AF, McLeod HL, Alsina M, Baz R, Shain KH, Rollison DE, Padron E. Clonal haemopoiesis and therapy-related myeloid malignancies in elderly patients: a proof-of-concept, case-control study. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jan;18(1):112-121. Pubmedid: 27927582.
  • Zhang L, McGraw KL, Sallman DA, List AF. The role of p53 in myelodysplastic syndromes and acute myeloid leukemia: molecular aspects and clinical implications. Leuk Lymphoma. 2017 Aug;58(8):1777-1790. Pubmedid: 27967292.
  • Sallman DA, Padron E. Integrating mutation variant allele frequency into clinical practice in myeloid malignancies. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther. 2016 Sep;9(3):89-95. Pubmedid: 27187622.
  • Coombs CC, Sallman DA, Devlin SM, Dixit S, Mohanty A, Knapp K, Al Ali NH, Lancet JE, List AF, Komrokji RS, Padron E, Arcila ME, Klimek VM, van den Brink MR, Tallman MS, Levine RL, Rampal RK, Rapaport F. Mutational correlates of response to hypomethylating agent therapy in acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2016 Nov;101(11):e457-e460. Pubmedid: 27418649. Pmcid: PMC5394875.
  • Sallman DA, Komrokji R, Vaupel C, Cluzeau T, Geyer SM, McGraw KL, Al Ali NH, Lancet J, McGinniss MJ, Nahas S, Smith AE, Kulasekararaj A, Mufti G, List A, Hall J, Padron E. Impact of TP53 mutation variant allele frequency on phenotype and outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes. Leukemia. 2016 Mar;30(3):666-673. Pubmedid: 26514544.
  • Sallman DA, Cluzeau T, Basiorka AA, List A. Unraveling the Pathogenesis of MDS: The NLRP3 Inflammasome and Pyroptosis Drive the MDS Phenotype. Front Oncol. 2016 Jun;6:151. Pubmedid: 27379212. Pmcid: PMC4909736.
  • Basiorka AA, McGraw KL, Eksioglu EA, Chen X, Johnson J, Zhang L, Zhang Q, Irvine BA, Cluzeau T, Sallman DA, Padron E, Komrokji R, Sokol L, Coll RC, Robertson AA, Cooper MA, Cleveland JL, O'Neill LA, Wei S, List AF. The NLRP3 inflammasome functions as a driver of the myelodysplastic syndrome phenotype. Blood. 2016 Dec;128(25):2960-2975. Pubmedid: 27737891. Pmcid: PMC5179338.
  • McGraw KL, Nguyen J, Komrokji RS, Sallman D, Al Ali NH, Padron E, Lancet JE, Moscinski LC, List AF, Zhang L. Immunohistochemical pattern of p53 is a measure of TP53 mutation burden and adverse clinical outcome in myelodysplastic syndromes and secondary acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica. 2016 Aug;101(8):e320-e323. Pubmedid: 27081179. Pmcid: PMC4967580.
  • McGraw KL, Cluzeau T, Sallman DA, Basiorka AA, Irvine BA, Zhang L, Epling-Burnette PK, Rollison DE, Mallo M, Sokol L, Solé F, Maciejewski J, List AF. TP53 and MDM2 single nucleotide polymorphisms influence survival in non-del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct;6(33):34437-34445. Pubmedid: 26416416. Pmcid: PMC4741464.
  • Sallman DA, Padron E. Transformation of the Clinical Management of CMML Patients Through In-Depth Molecular Characterization. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2015 Jun;15 Suppl:S50-S55. Pubmedid: 26297278.
  • Sallman DA, Wei S, List A. PP2A: The Achilles Heal in MDS with 5q Deletion. Front Oncol. 2014 Sep;4:264. Pubmedid: 25295231. Pmcid: PMC4172014.
  • Wei S, Chen X, McGraw K, Zhang L, Komrokji R, Clark J, Caceres G, Billingsley D, Sokol L, Lancet J, Fortenbery N, Zhou J, Eksioglu EA, Sallman D, Wang H, Epling-Burnette PK, Djeu J, Sekeres M, Maciejewski JP, List A. Lenalidomide promotes p53 degradation by inhibiting MDM2 auto-ubiquitination in myelodysplastic syndrome with chromosome 5q deletion. Oncogene. 2013 Feb;32(9):1110-1120. Pubmedid: 22525275. Pmcid: PMC3751397.
  • Chen X, Bai F, Sokol L, Zhou J, Ren A, Painter JS, Liu J, Sallman DA, Chen YA, Yoder JA, Djeu JY, Loughran TP, Epling-Burnette PK, Wei S. A critical role for DAP10 and DAP12 in CD8+ T cell-mediated tissue damage in large granular lymphocyte leukemia. Blood. 2009 Apr;113(14):3226-3234. Pubmedid: 19075187. Pmcid: PMC2665892.
  • Sallman DA, Chen X, Zhong B, Gilvary DL, Zhou J, Wei S, Djeu JY. Clusterin mediates TRAIL resistance in prostate tumor cells. Mol Cancer Ther. 2007 Nov;6(11):2938-2947. Pubmedid: 18025278.
  • Patterson S, Wei S, Chen X, Sallman D, Gilvary D, Zhong B, Pow-Sang J, Yeatman T, Djeu J. Novel role of Stat1 in the development of docetaxel resistance in prostate tumor cells. Oncogene. 2006 Nov;25(45):6113-6122. Pubmedid: 16652143.