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Edie A. Weller, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-3012
Fax: (617) 632-2444


eweller@jimmy.harvard.edu

Edie A. Weller, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Senior Research Scientist, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Sr. Research Scientist, Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Research interests include the application of statistical methods to data collected on patients with cancer either retrospectively or prospectively in a clinical trial. Specific areas of application include multiple myeloma and lymphoma.

Publications

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  • Weinstock M, Aljawai Y, Morgan EA, Laubach J, Gannon M, Roccaro AM, Varga C, Mitsiades CS, Paba-Prada C, Schlossman R, Munshi N, Anderson KC, Richardson PP, Weller E, Ghobrial IM. Incidence and clinical features of extramedullary multiple myeloma in patients who underwent stem cell transplantation. British Journal of Haematology 2015. PubMed
  • Banwait R, Aljawai Y, Cappuccio J, McDiarmid S, Morgan EA, Leblebjian H, Roccaro AM, Laubach J, Castillo JJ, Paba-Prada C, Treon S, Redd R, Weller E, Ghobrial IM. Extramedullary Waldenstr旦m macroglobulinemia. Am J Hematol 2015; 90:100-4. PubMed
  • Yee AJ, Hari P, Marcheselli R, Mahindra AK, Cirstea DD, Scullen TA, Burke JN, Rodig SJ, Hideshima T, Laubach JP, Ghobrial IM, Schlossman RL, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Weller EA, Richardson PG, Raje NS. Outcomes in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in a phase I study of everolimus in combination with lenalidomide. British Journal of Haematology 2014. PubMed
  • Armand P, Nagler A, Weller EA, Devine SM, Avigan DE, Chen YB, Kaminski MS, Holland HK, Winter JN, Mason JR, Fay JW, Rizzieri DA, Hosing CM, Ball ED, Uberti JP, Lazarus HM, Mapara MY, Gregory SA, Timmerman JM, Andorsky D, Or R, Waller EK, Rotem-Yehudar R, Gordon LI. Disabling immune tolerance by programmed death-1 blockade with pidilizumab after autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: results of an international phase II trial. J Clin Oncol 2013; 31:4199-206. PubMed
  • Lerman MA, Xie W, Treister NS, Richardson PG, Weller EA, Woo SB. Conservative management of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws: staging and treatment outcomes. Oral Oncol 2013; 49:977-83. PubMed
  • Rosenblatt J, Avivi I, Vasir B, Uhl L, Munshi NC, Katz T, Dey BR, Somaiya P, Mills H, Campigotto F, Weller E, Joyce R, Levine JD, Tzachanis D, Richardson P, Laubach J, Raje N, Boussiotis V, Yuan YE, Bisharat L, Held V, Rowe J, Anderson K, Kufe D, Avigan D. Vaccination with dendritic cell/tumor fusions following autologous stem cell transplant induces immunologic and clinical responses in multiple myeloma patients. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19:3640-8. PubMed
  • Roccaro AM, Sacco A, Maiso P, Azab AK, Tai YT, Reagan M, Azab F, Flores LM, Campigotto F, Weller E, Anderson KC, Scadden DT, Ghobrial IM. BM mesenchymal stromal cell-derived exosomes facilitate multiple myeloma progression. J Clin Invest 2013; 123:1542-55. PubMed
  • Ghobrial IM, Campigotto F, Murphy TJ, Boswell EN, Banwait R, Azab F, Chuma S, Kunsman J, Donovan A, Masood F, Warren D, Rodig S, Anderson KC, Richardson PG, Weller E, Matous J. Results of a phase 2 trial of the single-agent histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat in patients with relapsed/refractory Waldenstr旦m macroglobulinemia. Blood 2013; 121:1296-303. PubMed
  • Rosovsky R, Hong F, Tocco D, Connell B, Mitsiades C, Schlossman R, Ghobrial I, Lockridge L, Warren D, Bradwin G, Doyle M, Munshi N, Soiffer RJ, Anderson KC, Weller E, Richardson P. Endothelial stress products and coagulation markers in patients with multiple myeloma treated with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone: an observational study. British Journal of Haematology 2013; 160:351-8. PubMed
  • Leleu XP, Xie W, Bagshaw M, Banwait R, Leduc R, Roper N, Weller E, Ghobrial IM. The Role of Serum Immunoglobulin Free Light Chain (sFLC) in response and progression in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM). Clin Cancer Res 2011. PubMed
  • Ghobrial IM, Weller E, Vij R, Munshi NC, Banwait R, Bagshaw M, Schlossman R, Leduc R, Chuma S, Kunsman J, Laubach J, Jakubowiak AJ, Maiso P, Roccaro A, Armand P, Dollard A, Warren D, Harris B, Poon T, Sam A, Rodig S, Anderson KC, Richardson PG. Weekly bortezomib in combination with temsirolimus in relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma: a multicentre, phase 1/2, open-label, dose-escalation study. Lancet Oncol 2011; 12:263-72. PubMed
  • Advani RH, Chen H, Habermann TM, Morrison VA, Weller EA, Fisher RI, Peterson BA, Gascoyne RD, Horning SJ, , , . Comparison of conventional prognostic indices in patients older than 60 years with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with R-CHOP in the US Intergroup Study (ECOG 4494, CALGB 9793): consideration of age greater than 70 years in an elderly prognostic in British Journal of Haematology 2010; 151:143-51. PubMed
  • Ghobrial IM, Xie W, Padmanabhan S, Badros A, Rourke M, Leduc R, Chuma S, Kunsman J, Warren D, Poon T, Harris B, Sam A, Anderson KC, Richardson PG, Treon SP, Weller E, Matous J. Phase II trial of weekly bortezomib in combination with rituximab in untreated patients with Waldenstr旦m Macroglobulinemia. Am J Hematol 2010; 85:670-4. PubMed
  • Richardson PG, Weller E, Lonial S, Jakubowiak AJ, Jagannath S, Raje NS, Avigan DE, Xie W, Ghobrial IM, Schlossman RL, Mazumder A, Munshi NC, Vesole DH, Joyce R, Kaufman JL, Doss D, Warren DL, Lunde LE, Kaster S, Delaney C, Hideshima T, Mitsiades CS, Knight R, Esseltine DL, Anderson KC. Lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone combination therapy in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Blood 2010; 116:679-86. PubMed
  • Winter JN, Li S, Aurora V, Variakojis D, Nelson B, Krajewska M, Zhang L, Habermann TM, Fisher RI, Macon WR, Chhanabhai M, Felgar RE, Hsi ED, Medeiros LJ, Weick JK, Weller EA, Melnick A, Reed JC, Horning SJ, Gascoyne RD. Expression of p21 protein predicts clinical outcome in DLBCL patients older than 60 years treated with R-CHOP but not CHOP: a prospective ECOG and Southwest Oncology Group correlative study on E4494. Clin Cancer Res 2010; 16:2435-42. PubMed
  • Vallet S, Mukherjee S, Vaghela N, Hideshima T, Fulciniti M, Pozzi S, Santo L, Cirstea D, Patel K, Sohani AR, Guimaraes A, Xie W, Chauhan D, Schoonmaker JA, Attar E, Churchill M, Weller E, Munshi N, Seehra JS, Weissleder R, Anderson KC, Scadden DT, Raje N. Activin A promotes multiple myeloma-induced osteolysis and is a promising target for myeloma bone disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010; 107:5124-9. PubMed
  • Ghobrial IM, Hong F, Padmanabhan S, Badros A, Rourke M, Leduc R, Chuma S, Kunsman J, Warren D, Harris B, Sam A, Anderson KC, Richardson PG, Treon SP, Weller E, Matous J. Phase II trial of weekly bortezomib in combination with rituximab in relapsed or relapsed and refractory Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:1422-8. PubMed
  • Ghobrial IM, Roccaro A, Hong F, Weller E, Rubin N, Leduc R, Rourke M, Chuma S, Sacco A, Jia X, Azab F, Azab AK, Rodig S, Warren D, Harris B, Varticovski L, Sportelli P, Leleu X, Anderson KC, Richardson PG. Clinical and translational studies of a phase II trial of the novel oral Akt inhibitor perifosine in relapsed or relapsed/refractory Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Clin Cancer Res 2010; 16:1033-41. PubMed
  • Richardson PG, Weller E, Jagannath S, Avigan DE, Alsina M, Schlossman RL, Mazumder A, Munshi NC, Ghobrial IM, Doss D, Warren DL, Lunde LE, McKenney M, Delaney C, Mitsiades CS, Hideshima T, Dalton W, Knight R, Esseltine DL, Anderson KC. Multicenter, phase I, dose-escalation trial of lenalidomide plus bortezomib for relapsed and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:5713-9. PubMed
  • Pozzi S, Vallet S, Mukherjee S, Cirstea D, Vaghela N, Santo L, Rosen E, Ikeda H, Okawa Y, Kiziltepe T, Schoonmaker J, Xie W, Hideshima T, Weller E, Bouxsein ML, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Raje N. High-dose zoledronic acid impacts bone remodeling with effects on osteoblastic lineage and bone mechanical properties. Clin Cancer Res 2009; 15:5829-39. PubMed
  • Richardson PG, Xie W, Mitsiades C, Chanan-Khan AA, Lonial S, Hassoun H, Avigan DE, Oaklander AL, Kuter DJ, Wen PY, Kesari S, Briemberg HR, Schlossman RL, Munshi NC, Heffner LT, Doss D, Esseltine DL, Weller E, Anderson KC, Amato AA. Single-agent bortezomib in previously untreated multiple myeloma: efficacy, characterization of peripheral neuropathy, and molecular correlations with response and neuropathy. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:3518-25. PubMed
  • Hochster H, Weller E, Gascoyne RD, Habermann TM, Gordon LI, Ryan T, Zhang L, Colocci N, Frankel S, Horning SJ. Maintenance rituximab after cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone prolongs progression-free survival in advanced indolent lymphoma: results of the randomized phase III ECOG1496 Study. J Clin Oncol 2009; 27:1607-14. PubMed
  • Leleu X, Moreau AS, Weller E, Roccaro AM, Coiteux V, Manning R, Nelson M, Leduc R, Robu D, Dupire S, Hatjiharissi E, Burwick N, Darre S, Hennache B, Treon SP, Facon T, Gertz MA, Ghobrial IM. Serum immunoglobulin free light chain correlates with tumor burden markers in Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. Leuk Lymphoma 2008. PubMed
  • Raje N, Woo SB, Hande K, Yap JT, Richardson PG, Vallet S, Treister N, Hideshima T, Sheehy N, Chhetri S, Connell B, Xie W, Tai YT, Szot-Barnes A, Tian M, Schlossman RL, Weller E, Munshi NC, Van Den Abbeele AD, Anderson KC. Clinical, radiographic, and biochemical characterization of multiple myeloma patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Clin Cancer Res 2008; 14:2387-95. PubMed
  • Kuzel TM, Li S, Eklund J, Foss F, Gascoyne R, Abramson N, Schwerkoske JF, Weller E, Horning SJ. Phase II study of denileukin diftitox for previously treated indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma: final results of E1497. Leuk Lymphoma 2007; 48:2397-402. PubMed
  • de Jong D, Rosenwald A, Chhanabhai M, Gaulard P, Klapper W, Lee A, Sander B, Thorns C, Campo E, Molina T, Norton A, Hagenbeek A, Horning S, Lister A, Raemaekers J, Gascoyne RD, Salles G, Weller E,. Immunohistochemical prognostic markers in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: validation of tissue microarray as a prerequisite for broad clinical applications--a study from the Lunenburg Lymphoma Biomarker Consortium. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:805-12. PubMed
  • Bellucci R, Oertelt S, Gallagher M, Li S, Zorn E, Weller E, Porcheray F, Alyea EP, Soiffer RJ, Munshi NC, Gershwin ME, Ritz J. Differential epitope mapping of antibodies to PDC-E2 in patients with hematologic malignancies after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and primary biliary cirrhosis. Blood 2006; 109:2001-7. PubMed
  • Winter JN, Weller EA, Horning SJ, Gascoyne RD. Response: Outcomes with R-CHOP in DLBCL leave ample room for improvement. Blood 2007; 109:844. PubMed
  • Richardson PG, Blood E, Mitsiades CS, Jagannath S, Zeldenrust SR, Alsina M, Schlossman RL, Rajkumar SV, Desikan KR, Hideshima T, Munshi NC, Kelly-Colson K, Doss D, McKenney ML, Gorelik S, Warren D, Freeman A, Rich R, Wu A, Olesnyckyj M, Wride K, Dalton WS, Zeldis J, Knight R, Weller E, Anderson KC. A randomized phase 2 study of lenalidomide therapy for patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Blood 2006; 108:3458-64. PubMed
  • Weller EA, Milton DK, Eisen EA, Spiegelman D. Regression calibration for logistic regression with multiple surrogates for one exposure. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 2006; 137:449-461.
  • Habermann TM, Weller EA, Morrison VA, Gascoyne RD, Cassileth PA, Cohn JB, Dakhil SR, Woda B, Fisher RI, Peterson BA, Horning SJ. Rituximab-CHOP versus CHOP alone or with maintenance rituximab in older patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 2006; 24:3121-7. PubMed
  • Li R, Weller E, Dockery DW, Neas LM, Spiegelman D. Association of indoor nitrogen dioxide with respiratory symptoms in children: application of measurement error correction techniques to utilize data from multiple surrogates. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 2006; 16:342-50. PubMed
  • Ganjoo KN, An CS, Robertson MJ, Gordon LI, Sen JA, Weisenbach J, Li S, Weller EA, Orazi A, Horning SJ. Rituximab, bevacizumab and CHOP (RA-CHOP) in untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: safety, biomarker and pharmacokinetic analysis. Leuk Lymphoma 2006; 47:998-1005. PubMed
  • Winter JN, Weller EA, Horning SJ, Krajewska M, Variakojis D, Habermann TM, Fisher RI, Kurtin PJ, Macon WR, Chhanabhai M, Felgar RE, Hsi ED, Medeiros LJ, Weick JK, Reed JC, Gascoyne RD. Prognostic significance of Bcl-6 protein expression in DLBCL treated with CHOP or R-CHOP: a prospective correlative study. Blood 2006; 107:4207-13. PubMed
  • Bellucci R, Alyea EP, Chiaretti S, Wu CJ, Zorn E, Weller E, Wu B, Canning C, Schlossman R, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Ritz J. Graft-versus-tumor response in patients with multiple myeloma is associated with antibody response to BCMA, a plasma-cell membrane receptor. Blood 2005; 105:3945-50. PubMed
  • Bellucci R, Wu CJ, Chiaretti S, Weller E, Davies FE, Alyea EP, Dranoff G, Anderson KC, Munshi NC, Ritz J. Complete response to donor lymphocyte infusion in multiple myeloma is associated with antibody responses to highly expressed antigens. Blood 2003; 103:656-63. PubMed
  • Alyea E, Weller E, Schlossman R, Canning C, Mauch P, Ng A, Fisher D, Gribben J, Freeman A, Parikh B, Richardson P, Soiffer R, Ritz J, Anderson KC. Outcome after autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation for patients with multiple myeloma: impact of graft-versus-myeloma effect. Bone Marrow Transplant 2003; 32:1145-51. PubMed
  • Maecker B, Anderson KS, von Bergwelt-Baildon MS, Weller E, Vonderheide RH, Richardson PG, Schlossman RL, Menezes IA, Xia Z, Munshi NC, Anderson KC, Nadler LM, Schultze JL. Viral antigen-specific CD8+ T-cell responses are impaired in multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol 2003; 121:842-8. PubMed
  • Richardson PG, Schlossman RL, Weller E, Hideshima T, Mitsiades C, Davies F, LeBlanc R, Catley LP, Doss D, Kelly K, McKenney M, Mechlowicz J, Freeman A, Deocampo R, Rich R, Ryoo JJ, Chauhan D, Balinski K, Zeldis J, Anderson KC. Immunomodulatory drug CC-5013 overcomes drug resistance and is well tolerated in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. Blood 2002; 100:3063-7. PubMed
  • Lee SJ, Zahrieh D, Alyea EP, Weller E, Ho VT, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ. Comparison of T-cell-depleted and non-T-cell-depleted unrelated donor transplantation for hematologic diseases: clinical outcomes, quality of life, and costs. Blood 2002; 100:2697-702. PubMed
  • Chauhan D, Catley L, Hideshima T, Li G, Leblanc R, Gupta D, Sattler M, Richardson P, Schlossman RL, Podar K, Weller E, Munshi N, Anderson KC. 2-Methoxyestradiol overcomes drug resistance in multiple myeloma cells. Blood 2002; 100:2187-94. PubMed
  • Ng AK, Bernardo MV, Weller E, Backstrand K, Silver B, Marcus KC, Tarbell NJ, Stevenson MA, Friedberg JW, Mauch PM. Second malignancy after Hodgkin disease treated with radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy: long-term risks and risk factors. Blood 2002; 100:1989-96. PubMed
  • Sparano JA, Weller E, Nazeer T, Habermann T, Traynor AE, Manalo J, Cassileth P. Phase 2 trial of infusional cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and etoposide in patients with poor-prognosis, intermediate-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma: an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group trial (E3493). Blood 2002; 100:1634-40. PubMed
  • Lin B, Podar K, Gupta D, Tai YT, Li S, Weller E, Hideshima T, Lentzsch S, Davies F, Li C, Weisberg E, Schlossman RL, Richardson PG, Griffin JD, Wood J, Munshi NC, Anderson KC. The vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor PTK787/ZK222584 inhibits growth and migration of multiple myeloma cells in the bone marrow microenvironment. Cancer Res 2002; 62:5019-26. PubMed
  • Lin TS, Zahrieh D, Weller E, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ. Risk factors for cytomegalovirus reactivation after CD6+ T-cell-depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Transplantation 2002; 74:49-54. PubMed
  • Mueller W, Hartmann C, Hoffmann A, Lanksch W, Kiwit J, Tonn J, Veelken J, Schramm J, Weller M, Wiestler OD, Louis DN, von Deimling A. Genetic signature of oligoastrocytomas correlates with tumor location and denotes distinct molecular subsets. Am J Pathol 2002; 161:313-9. PubMed
  • Bellucci R, Alyea EP, Weller E, Chillemi A, Hochberg E, Wu CJ, Canning C, Schlossman R, Soiffer RJ, Anderson KC, Ritz J. Immunologic effects of prophylactic donor lymphocyte infusion after allogeneic marrow transplantation for multiple myeloma. Blood 2002; 99:4610-7. PubMed
  • Ng AK, Bernardo MP, Weller E, Backstrand KH, Silver B, Marcus KC, Tarbell NJ, Friedberg J, Canellos GP, Mauch PM. Long-term survival and competing causes of death in patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease treated at age 50 or younger. J Clin Oncol 2002; 20:2101-8. PubMed
  • Alyea EP, Weller E, Fisher DC, Freedman AS, Gribben JG, Lee S, Schlossman RL, Stone RM, Friedberg J, DeAngelo D, Liney D, Windawi S, Ng A, Mauch P, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ. Comparable outcome with T-cell-depleted unrelated-donor versus related-donor allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2002; 8:601-7. PubMed
  • Alyea E, Weller E, Schlossman R, Canning C, Webb I, Doss D, Mauch P, Marcus K, Fisher D, Freeman A, Parikh B, Gribben J, Soiffer R, Ritz J, Anderson K. T-cell--depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation followed by donor lymphocyte infusion in patients with multiple myeloma: induction of graft-versus-myeloma effect. Blood 2001; 98:934-9. PubMed
  • Soiffer RJ, Weller E, Alyea EP, Mauch P, Webb IL, Fisher DC, Freedman AS, Schlossman RL, Gribben J, Lee S, Anderson KC, Marcus K, Stone RM, Antin JH, Ritz J. CD6+ donor marrow T-cell depletion as the sole form of graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis in patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplant from unrelated donors. J Clin Oncol 2001; 19:1152-9. PubMed
  • Saphner T, Weller EA, Tormey DC, Pandya KJ, Falkson CI, Stewart J, Robert NJ. 21-day oral etoposide for metastatic breast cancer: a phase II study and review of the literature. Am J Clin Oncol 2000; 23:258-62. PubMed
  • Gamel JW, Weller EA, Wesley MN, Feuer EJ. Parametric cure models of relative and cause-specific survival for grouped survival times. Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2000; 61:99-110. PubMed
  • Weller EA, Miltion DK, Eisen EA, Spiegelman D. Regression calibration for logistic regression with multiple surrogates for one exposure 2007; 137:449-461.
  • Sehn LH, Alyea EP, Weller E, Canning C, Lee S, Ritz J, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ. Comparative outcomes of T-cell-depleted and non-T-cell-depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for chronic myelogenous leukemia: impact of donor lymphocyte infusion. J Clin Oncol 1999; 17:561-8. PubMed
  • Weller EA, Ryan LM. Testing for trend with count data. Biometrics 1998; 54:762-73. PubMed
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