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Andrew M. Brunner, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-1124
Fax: (617) 724-1126


abrunner@mgh.harvard.edu

Andrew M. Brunner, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant in Medicine, Center for Leukemia, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Myelodysplastic syndromes are disorders of the bone marrow associated with bone marrow failure and a risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia. My research is focused toward understanding treatment patterns and patient outcomes in MDS and other advanced hematologic malignancies, and to develop new treatments for these patients. The therapies available for patients with MDS have not changed in the last decade, and there is critical need to develop new agents and identify the patients most likely to benefit from a given chemotherapy. I am involved in clinical trials for all stages of MDS with an overall goal of tailoring treatment to improve the outcomes of these patients.

Publications

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  • Patel SS, Kuo FC, Gibson CJ, Steensma DP, Soiffer RJ, Alyea EP, Chen YA, Fathi AT, Graubert TA, Brunner AM, Wadleigh M, Stone RM, DeAngelo DJ, Nardi V, Hasserjian RP, Weinberg OK. High -mutant allele burden at diagnosis predicts unfavorable outcomes in de novo AML. Blood 2018; 131:2816-2825. PubMed
  • Stahl M, DeVeaux M, Montesinos P, Itzykson R, Ritchie EK, Sekeres MA, Barnard JD, Podoltsev NA, Brunner AM, Komrokji RS, Bhatt VR, Al-Kali A, Cluzeau T, Santini V, Fathi AT, Roboz GJ, Fenaux P, Litzow MR, Perreault S, Kim TK, Prebet T, Vey N, Verma V, Germing U, Bergua JM, Serrano J, Gore SD, Zeidan AM. Hypomethylating agents in relapsed and refractory AML: outcomes and their predictors in a large international patient cohort. Blood Adv 2018; 2:923-932. PubMed
  • Stahl M, DeVeaux M, Montesinos P, Itzykson R, Ritchie EK, Sekeres MA, Majhail N, Barnard J, Podoltsev NA, Brunner AM, Komrokji RS, Bhatt VR, Al-Kali A, Cluzeau T, Santini V, Roboz GJ, Fenaux P, Litzow M, Fathi AT, Perreault S, Kim TK, Prebet T, Vey N, Verma V, Kobbe G, Bergua J, Serrano J, Gore SD, Zeidan AM. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Following the Use of Hypomethylating Agents among Patients with Relapsed or Refractory AML: Findings from an International Retrospective Study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2018. PubMed
  • Sanford NN, Martin AM, Brunner AM, Cote GM, Choy E, DeLaney TF, Aizer AA, Chen YL. Secondary Acute Leukemia in Sarcoma Patients: A Population-Based Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018; 100:687-694. PubMed
  • DeAngelo DJ, Brunner AM, Werner L, Avigan D, Fathi AT, Sperling AS, Washington A, Stroopinsky D, Rosenblatt J, McMasters M, Luptakova K, Wadleigh M, Steensma DP, Hobbs GS, Attar EC, Amrein PC, Ebert BL, Stone RM, Ballen KK. A phase I study of lenalidomide plus chemotherapy with mitoxantrone, etoposide, and cytarabine for the reinduction of patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Am J Hematol 2018; 93:254-261. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Graubert TA. Genomics in childhood acute myeloid leukemia comes of age. Nat Med 2018; 24:7-9. PubMed
  • Kim PG, Bridgham K, Chen EC, Vidula MK, Pozdnyakova O, Brunner AM, Fathi AT. Incident adverse events following therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia. Leuk Res Rep 2018; 9:79-83. PubMed
  • Brunner AM. No Mutation Left Behind: The Impact of Reporting Recurrent Genetic Abnormalities on Outcomes of Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Acta Haematol 2018; 139:128-130. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Steensma DP. Recent advances in the cellular and molecular understanding of myelodysplastic syndromes: implications for new therapeutic approaches. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2018; 16:56-66. PubMed
  • Chen EC, Fathi AT, Brunner AM. Reformulating acute myeloid leukemia: liposomal cytarabine and daunorubicin (CPX-351) as an emerging therapy for secondary AML. Onco Targets Ther 2018; 11:3425-3434. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Blonquist TM, Hobbs GS, Amrein PC, Neuberg DS, Steensma DP, Abel GA, Fathi AT. Risk and timing of cardiovascular death among patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Blood Adv 2018; 1:2032-2040. PubMed
  • Fathi AT, Blonquist TM, Hernandez D, Amrein PC, Ballen KK, McMasters M, Avigan DE, Joyce R, Logan EK, Hobbs G, Brunner AM, Joseph C, Perry AM, Burke M, Behnan T, Foster J, Bergeron MK, Moran JA, Ramos AY, Som TT, Rae J, Fishman KM, McGregor KL, Connolly C, Neuberg DS, Levis MJ. Cabozantinib is well tolerated in acute myeloid leukemia and effectively inhibits the resistance-conferring FLT3/tyrosine kinase domain/F691 mutation. Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • Assuncao BMBL, Handschumacher MD, Brunner AM, Yucel E, Bartko PE, Cheng KH, Campos O, Fathi AT, Tan TC, Scherrer-Crosbie M. Acute Leukemia is Associated with Cardiac Alterations before Chemotherapy. 2017. PubMed
  • Sorror ML, Storer BE, Fathi AT, Gerds AT, Medeiros BC, Shami P, Brunner AM, Sekeres MA, Mukherjee S, Peña E, Elsawy M, Wardyn S, Whitten J, Moore R, Becker PS, McCune JS, Appelbaum FR, Estey EH. Development and Validation of a Novel Acute Myeloid Leukemia-Composite Model to Estimate Risks of Mortality. JAMA Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Qualls D, Sullivan A, Li S, Brunner AM, Collier K, Hochberg E, Armand P, Batchelor TT, Chen YB, DeFilipp Z. High-dose Thiotepa, Busulfan, Cyclophosphamide, and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation as Upfront Consolidation for Systemic Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma With Synchronous Central Nervous System Involvement. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 2017. PubMed
  • Jalbut MM, Brunner AM, Amrein PC, Ballen KK, Hobbs GS, Perry AM, Joseph CP, Fathi AT. Early infectious complications among patients treated with induction compared to hypomethylating therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma 2017. PubMed
  • Perry AM, Brunner AM, Zou T, McGregor KL, Amrein PC, Hobbs GS, Ballen KK, Neuberg DS, Fathi AT. Association between insurance status at diagnosis and overall survival in chronic myeloid leukemia: A population-based study. Cancer 2017; 123:2561-2569. PubMed
  • Bendapudi PK, Hurwitz S, Fry A, Marques MB, Waldo SW, Li A, Sun L, Upadhyay V, Hamdan A, Brunner AM, Gansner JM, Viswanathan S, Kaufman RM, Uhl L, Stowell CP, Dzik WH, Makar RS. Derivation and external validation of the PLASMIC score for rapid assessment of adults with thrombotic microangiopathies: a cohort study. Lancet Haematol 2017; 4:e157-e164. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Stock W. COUNTERPOINT: Standard vs Investigational Agents as Upfront Treatment for High-Risk AML. Oncology (Huntingt) 2017. PubMed
  • Upadhyay VA, Brunner AM, Fathi AT. Isocitrate Dehydrogenase (IDH) Inhibition as Treatment of Myeloid Malignancies: Progress and Future Directions. Pharmacol Ther 2017. PubMed
  • Kovach AE, Brunner AM, Fathi AT, Chen YB, Hasserjian RP. Prognostic Significance of Residual Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Bone Marrow Samples Taken Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Am J Clin Pathol 2017. PubMed
  • Fathi AT, Wander SA, Blonquist TM, Brunner AM, Amrein PC, Supko J, Hermance NM, Manning AL, Sadrzadeh H, Ballen KK, Attar EC, Graubert TA, Hobbs G, Joseph C, Perry AM, Burke M, Silver R, Foster J, Bergeron M, Ramos AY, Som TT, Fishman KM, McGregor KL, Connolly C, Neuberg DS, Chen YB. Phase I study of the aurora A kinase inhibitor alisertib with induction chemotherapy in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Haematologica 2016. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Li S, Fathi AT, Wadleigh M, Ho VT, Collier K, Connolly C, Ballen KK, Cutler CS, Dey BR, El-Jawahri A, Nikiforow S, McAfee SL, Koreth J, Deangelo DJ, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Spitzer TR, Stone RM, Soiffer RJ, Chen YB. Haematopoietic cell transplantation with and without sorafenib maintenance for patients with FLT3-ITD acute myeloid leukaemia in first complete remission. British Journal of Haematology 2016. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Fathi AT, Chen YB. Life after transplant: are we becoming high maintenance in AML? Bone Marrow Transplant 2016. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Steensma DP. Myelodysplastic Syndrome Associated with Acquired Beta Thalassemia: "BTMDS". Am J Hematol 2016. PubMed
  • Kim PG, Suh J, Adelman MW, Oduro K, Williams E, Brunner AM, Kuter DJ. Pure White Cell Aplasia and Necrotizing Myositis. Case Rep Hematol 2016; 2016:4161679. PubMed
  • Platt MY, Fathi AT, Borger DR, Brunner AM, Hasserjian RP, Balaj L, Lum A, Yip S, Dias-Santagata D, Zheng Z, Le LP, Graubert TA, Iafrate AJ, Nardi V. Detection of Dual IDH1 and IDH2 Mutations by Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. J Mol Diagn 2015. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Hobbs G, Jalbut MM, Neuberg DS, Fathi AT. A population-based analysis of second malignancies among patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms in the SEER database. Leuk Lymphoma 2015. PubMed
  • Movassaghian M, Brunner AM, Blonquist TM, Sadrzadeh H, Bhatia A, Perry AM, Attar EC, Amrein PC, Ballen KK, Neuberg DS, Fathi AT. Presentation and outcomes among patients with isolated myeloid sarcoma: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database analysis. Leuk Lymphoma 2015. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Abel GA, Steensma DP, LeBlanc TW, Fathi AT, Graubert TA, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Ballen KK, Foster JE, Attar EC, Amrein PC, Brunner AM, Stone RM, Temel JS. Health care utilization and end-of-life care for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Jalbut MM, Sohani AR, Dal Cin P, Hasserjian RP, Moran JA, Brunner AM, Fathi AT. Acute myeloid leukemia in a patient with constitutional 47,XXY karyotype. Leuk Res Rep 2015; 4:28-30. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Blonquist TM, Sadrzadeh H, Perry AM, Attar EC, Amrein PC, Ballen KK, Chen YB, Neuberg DS, Fathi AT. Population-based disparities in survival among patients with core-binding factor acute myeloid leukemia: a SEER database analysis. Leuk Res 2014; 38:773-80. PubMed
  • Yeh AC, Brunner AM, Spitzer TR, Chen YB, Coughlin E, McAfee S, Ballen K, Attar E, Caron M, Preffer FI, Yeap BY, Dey BR. Phase I study of urate oxidase in the reduction of acute graft-versus-host disease after myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014; 20:730-4. PubMed
  • Nokoff N, Brunner AM, Linakis JG, Amanullah S. Presentation to either the pediatric emergency department or primary care clinic for acute illness: the caregivers' perspective. Pediatr Emerg Care 2014; 30:146-50. PubMed
  • Graubert TA, Brunner AM, Fathi AT. New molecular abnormalities and clonal architecture in AML: from reciprocal translocations to whole-genome sequencing. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2014; 34:e334-40. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Costa DB, Heist RS, Garcia E, Lindeman NI, Sholl LM, Oxnard GR, Johnson BE, Hammerman PS. Treatment-related toxicities in a phase II trial of dasatinib in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. J Thorac Oncol 2013; 8:1434-7. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Kim HT, Coughlin E, Alyea EP, Armand P, Ballen KK, Cutler C, Dey BR, Glotzbecker B, Koreth J, McAfee SL, Spitzer TR, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ho VT, Chen YB. Outcomes in patients age 70 or older undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2013; 19:1374-80. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Sadrzadeh H, Feng Y, Drapkin BJ, Ballen KK, Attar EC, Amrein PC, McAfee SL, Chen YB, Neuberg DS, Fathi AT. Association between baseline body mass index and overall survival among patients over age 60 with acute myeloid leukemia. Am J Hematol 2013. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Campigotto F, Sadrzadeh H, Drapkin BJ, Chen YB, Neuberg DS, Fathi AT. Trends in all-cause mortality among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database analysis. Cancer 2013. PubMed
  • Connell NT, Brunner AM, Kerr CA, Schiffman FJ. Splenosis and sepsis: The born-again spleen provides poor protection. Virulence 2011; 2:4-11. PubMed
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