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Jerome Ritz, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-3465
Fax: (617) 632-5167


jerome_ritz@dfci.harvard.edu

Jerome Ritz, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Executive Director, Connell O'Reilly Cell Manipulation and Gene Transfer Laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

DF/HCC ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Center Scientific Council
  • Associate Director, Core Facilities, Executive Committee
  • Member, Clinical Science Coordinating Committee

Research Abstract

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation provides effective therapy for patients with a variety of hematologic malignancies, but this continues to be a very intensive and potentially dangerous treatment approach. With recent improvements in supportive care, the most common causes of treatment failure are disease relapse and infectious complications associated with immune deficiency following transplant. To address these 2 issues, my laboratory research is focused on the characterization of immune reconstitution following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It is now well established that reconstitution of donor hematopoiesis not only replaces the recipients own immune system but also results in the development of immunity against patient tumor cells. This development of anti-tumor immunity is very effective and plays an important role in the prevention of relapse following stem cell transplantation. Both laboratory projects and clinical trials are attempting to define the immunologic mechanisms as well as the target antigens of this response. With better understanding of the mechanisms and target specificity of the graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) response, it will be possible to distinguish GVL from graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and to develop new methods for selectively enhancing GVL.

Publications

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  • Koreth J, Kim HT, Jones KT, Lange PB, Reynolds CG, Chammas MJ, Dusenbury K, Whangbo J, Nikiforow S, Alyea EP, Armand P, Cutler CS, Ho VT, Chen YB, Avigan D, Blazar BR, Antin JH, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ. Efficacy, durability, and response predictors of low-dose interleukin-2 therapy for chronic graft vs. host disease. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Townsend EC, Murakami MA, Christodoulou A, Christie AL, Köster J, DeSouza TA, Morgan EA, Kallgren SP, Liu H, Wu SC, Plana O, Montero J, Stevenson KE, Rao P, Vadhi R, Andreeff M, Armand P, Ballen KK, Barzaghi-Rinaudo P, Cahill S, Clark RA, Cooke VG, Davids MS, DeAngelo DJ, Dorfman DM, Eaton H, Ebert BL, Etchin J, Firestone B, Fisher DC, Freedman AS, Galinsky IA, Gao H, Garcia JS, Garnache-Ottou F, Graubert TA, Gutierrez A, Halilovic E, Harris MH, Herbert ZT, Horwitz SM, Inghirami G, Intlekoffer AM, Ito M, Izraeli S, Jacobsen ED, Jacobson CA, Jeay S, Jeremias I, Kelliher MA, Koch R, Konopleva M, Kopp N, Kornblau SM, Kung AL, Kupper TS, LaBoeuf N, LaCasce AS, Lees E, Li LS, Look AT, Murakami M, Muschen M, Neuberg D, Ng SY, Odejide OO, Orkin SH, Paquette RR, Place AE, Roderick JE, Ryan JA, Sallan SE, Shoji B, Silverman LB, Soiffer RJ, Steensma DP, Stegmaier K, Stone RM, Tamburini J, Thorner AR, van Hummelen P, Wadleigh M, Wiesmann M, Weng AP, Wuerthner JU, Williams DA, Wollison BM, Lane AA, Letai A, Bertagnolli MM, Ritz J, Brown M, Long H, Aster JC, Shipp MA, Griffin JD, Weinstock DM. The Public Repository of Xenografts Enables Discovery and Randomized Phase II-like Trials in Mice. Cancer Cell 2016; 29:574-86. PubMed
  • Martin PS, Li S, Nikiforow S, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Armand P, Cutler CS, Ho VT, Kekre N, Koreth J, Luckey CJ, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ. Infused total nucleated cell dose is a better predictor of transplant outcomes than CD34+ cell number in reduced-intensity mobilized peripheral blood allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Haematologica 2016; 101:499-505. PubMed
  • Flynn R, Paz K, Du J, Reichenbach DK, Taylor PA, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Vulic A, Luznik L, MacDonald KK, Hill GR, Nyuydzefe MS, Weiss JM, Chen W, Trzeciak A, Serody JS, Aguilar EG, Murphy WJ, Maillard I, Munn D, Koreth J, Cutler CS, Antin JH, Ritz J, Waksal SD, Zanin-Zhorov A, Blazar BR. Targeted Rho-associated kinase 2 (ROCK2) inhibition decreases clinical and immune pathology of murine and human chronic GVHD through Stat3-dependent mechanism. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Forcade E, Kim HT, Cutler C, Wang K, Alho AC, Nikiforow S, Ho VT, Koreth J, Armand P, Alyea EP, Blazar BR, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J. Circulating T follicular helper cells with increased function during chronic graft-versus-host-disease. Blood 2016. PubMed
  • Bommarito D, Martin A, Forcade E, Nastke MD, Ritz J, Bellucci R. Enhancement of tumor cell susceptibility to natural killer cell activity through inhibition of the PI3K signaling pathway. Cancer Immunol Immunother 2016; 65:355-66. PubMed
  • Nikiforow S, Ritz J. Dramatic Expansion of HSCs: New Possibilities for HSC Transplants? Cell Stem Cell 2016; 18:10-2. PubMed
  • Alho AC, Kim HT, Chammas MJ, Reynolds CG, Matos TR, Forcade E, Whangbo J, Nikiforow S, Cutler CS, Koreth J, Ho VT, Armand P, Antin JH, Alyea EP, Lacerda JF, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J. Unbalanced recovery of regulatory and effector T cells after allogeneic stem cell transplantation contributes to chronic GVHD. Blood 2015. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Kim HT, Lange PB, Bindra B, Reynolds CG, Chammas MJ, Armand P, Cutler CS, Ho VT, Glotzbecker B, Nikiforow S, Ritz J, Blazar BR, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Alyea EP. A Bortezomib-Based Regimen Offers Promising Survival and Graft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Myeloablative HLA-Mismatched and Unrelated Donor Transplantation: A Phase II Trial. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015. PubMed
  • Goldberg JM, Fisher DE, Demetri GD, Neuberg D, Allsop SA, Fonseca C, Nakazaki Y, Nemer D, Raut CP, George S, Morgan JA, Wagner AJ, Freeman GJ, Ritz J, Lezcano C, Mihm M, Canning C, Hodi FS, Dranoff G. Biologic Activity of Autologous, Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Secreting Alveolar Soft-Part Sarcoma and Clear Cell Sarcoma Vaccines. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Nikiforow S, Ritz J. Reconstitution of T Cell Immunity after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015; 21:1151-2. PubMed
  • Flynn R, Allen JL, Luznik L, MacDonald KP, Paz K, Alexander KA, Vulic A, Du J, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Taylor PA, Poe JC, Serody JS, Murphy WJ, Hill GR, Maillard I, Koreth J, Cutler CS, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J, Chao NJ, Clynes RA, Sarantopoulos S, Blazar BR. Targeting Syk-activated B cells in murine and human chronic graft-versus-host disease. Blood 2015. PubMed
  • Bellucci R, Martin A, Bommarito D, Wang K, Hansen SH, Freeman GJ, Ritz J. Interferon-γ-induced activation of JAK1 and JAK2 suppresses tumor cell susceptibility to NK cells through upregulation of PD-L1 expression. Oncoimmunology 2015; 4:e1008824. PubMed
  • Kim HT, Armand P, Frederick D, Andler E, Cutler C, Koreth J, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Ho VT. Absolute lymphocyte count recovery after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation predicts clinical outcome. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015. PubMed
  • Sarantopoulos S, Ritz J. Aberrant B-cell homeostasis in chronic GVHD. Blood 2015; 125:1703-7. PubMed
  • Piesche M, Ho VT, Kim H, Nakazaki Y, Nehil M, Yaghi NK, Kolodin D, Weiser J, Altevogt P, Kiefel H, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Cutler C, Koreth J, Canning C, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Dranoff G. Angiogenic cytokines are antibody targets during graft-versus-leukemia reactions. Clin Cancer Res 2015; 21:1010-8. PubMed
  • Sarantopoulos S, Blazar BR, Cutler C, Ritz J. B cells in chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014; 21:16-23. PubMed
  • Politikos I, Kim HT, Nikiforow S, Li L, Brown J, Antin JH, Cutler C, Ballen K, Ritz J, Boussiotis VA. IL-7 and SCF Levels Inversely Correlate with T Cell Reconstitution and Clinical Outcomes after Cord Blood Transplantation in Adults. PLoS ONE 2015; 10:e0132564. PubMed
  • Ho VT, Kim HT, Kao G, Cutler C, Levine J, Rosenblatt J, Joyce R, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Avigan D, Alyea EP. Sequential infusion of donor-derived dendritic cells with donor lymphocyte infusion for relapsed hematologic cancers after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Am J Hematol 2014. PubMed
  • Herrera AF, Kim HT, Bindra B, Jones KT, Alyea EP, Armand P, Cutler CS, Ho VT, Nikiforow S, Blazar BR, Ritz J, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Koreth J. A phase II study of bortezomib plus prednisone for initial therapy of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014; 20:1737-43. PubMed
  • Dubovsky JA, Flynn R, Du J, Harrington BK, Zhong Y, Kaffenberger B, Yang C, Towns WH, Lehman A, Johnson AJ, Muthusamy N, Devine SM, Jaglowski S, Serody JS, Murphy WJ, Munn DH, Luznik L, Hill GR, Wong HK, MacDonald KK, Maillard I, Koreth J, Elias L, Cutler C, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Byrd JC, Blazar BR. Ibrutinib treatment ameliorates murine chronic graft-versus-host disease. J Clin Invest 2014. PubMed
  • Hacein-Bey-Abina S, Pai SY, Gaspar HB, Armant M, Berry CC, Blanche S, Bleesing J, Blondeau J, de Boer H, Buckland KF, Caccavelli L, Cros G, De Oliveira S, Fernández KS, Guo D, Harris CE, Hopkins G, Lehmann LE, Lim A, London WB, van der Loo JC, Malani N, Male F, Malik P, Marinovic MA, McNicol AM, Moshous D, Neven B, Oleastro M, Picard C, Ritz J, Rivat C, Schambach A, Shaw KL, Sherman EA, Silberstein LE, Six E, Touzot F, Tsytsykova A, Xu-Bayford J, Baum C, Bushman FD, Fischer A, Kohn DB, Filipovich AH, Notarangelo LD, Cavazzana M, Williams DA, Thrasher AJ. A modified γ-retrovirus vector for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. N Engl J Med 2014; 371:1407-17. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Kim HT, Nikiforow S, Milford EL, Armand P, Cutler C, Glotzbecker B, Ho VT, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Alyea EP. Donor chimerism early after reduced-intensity conditioning hematopoietic stem cell transplantation predicts relapse and survival. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014. PubMed
  • Murase K, Kim HT, Bascug OR, Kawano Y, Ryan J, Matsuoka K, Davids MS, Koreth J, Ho VT, Cutler C, Armand P, Alyea EP, Blazar BR, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Letai A, Ritz J. Increased mitochondrial apoptotic priming of human regulatory T cells after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Haematologica 2014. PubMed
  • Bejar R, Stevenson KE, Caughey B, Lindsley RC, Mar BG, Stojanov P, Getz G, Steensma DP, Ritz J, Soiffer R, Antin JH, Alyea E, Armand P, Ho V, Koreth J, Neuberg D, Cutler CS, Ebert BL. Somatic mutations predict poor outcome in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome after hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. J Clin Oncol 2014; 32:2691-8. PubMed
  • Rajasagi M, Shukla SA, Fritsch EF, Keskin DB, DeLuca D, Carmona E, Zhang W, Sougnez C, Cibulskis K, Sidney J, Stevenson K, Ritz J, Neuberg D, Brusic V, Gabriel S, Lander ES, Getz G, Hacohen N, Wu CJ. Systematic identification of personal tumor-specific neoantigens in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Socié G, Ritz J. Current issues in chronic graft-versus-host disease. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Flynn R, Du J, Veenstra RG, Reichenbach DK, Panoskaltsis-Mortari A, Taylor PA, Freeman GJ, Serody JS, Murphy WJ, Munn DH, Sarantopoulos S, Luznik L, Maillard I, Koreth J, Cutler C, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J, Dubovsky JA, Byrd JC, MacDonald KP, Hill GR, Blazar BR. Increased T follicular helper cells and germinal center B cells are required for cGVHD and bronchiolitis obliterans. Blood 2014. PubMed
  • Kim HT, Frederick D, Armand P, Andler E, Kao G, Cutler C, Koreth J, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Ho VT. White blood cell recovery after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation predicts clinical outcome. Am J Hematol 2014. PubMed
  • Jacobson CA, Sun L, Kim HT, McDonough SM, Reynolds CG, Schowalter M, Koreth J, Cutler CS, Ho VT, Alyea EP, Armand P, Blazar BR, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J, Sarantopoulos S. Post-transplantation B cell activating factor and B cell recovery before onset of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014; 20:668-75. PubMed
  • Gazourian L, Rogers AJ, Ibanga R, Weinhouse GL, Pinto-Plata V, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Washko GR, Baron RM, Ho VT. Factors associated with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Am J Hematol 2014; 89:404-9. PubMed
  • Ueno S, Lu J, He J, Li A, Zhang X, Ritz J, Silberstein LE, Chai L. Aberrant expression of SALL4 in acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia: mechanism, function, and implication for a potential novel therapeutic target. Exp Hematol 2014; 42:307-316.e8. PubMed
  • Bachireddy P, Hainz U, Rooney M, Pozdnyakova O, Aldridge J, Zhang W, Liao X, Hodi FS, O'Connell K, Haining WN, Goldstein NR, Canning CM, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Hacohen N, Alyea EP, Kim HT, Wu CJ. Reversal of in situ T-cell exhaustion during effective human antileukemia responses to donor lymphocyte infusion. Blood 2014; 123:1412-21. PubMed
  • Cutler C, Multani P, Robbins D, Kim HT, Le T, Hoggatt J, Pelus LM, Desponts C, Chen YB, Rezner B, Armand P, Koreth J, Glotzbecker B, Ho VT, Alyea E, Isom M, Kao G, Armant M, Silberstein L, Hu P, Soiffer RJ, Scadden DT, Ritz J, Goessling W, North TE, Mendlein J, Ballen K, Zon LI, Antin JH, Shoemaker DD. Prostaglandin-modulated umbilical cord blood hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Blood 2013; 122:3074-81. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Ritz J. Tregs, HSCT, and acute GVHD: up close and personal. Blood 2013; 122:1690-1. PubMed
  • Burkhardt UE, Hainz U, Stevenson K, Goldstein NR, Pasek M, Naito M, Wu D, Ho VT, Alonso A, Hammond NN, Wong J, Sievers QL, Brusic A, McDonough SM, Zeng W, Perrin A, Brown JR, Canning CM, Koreth J, Cutler C, Armand P, Neuberg D, Lee JS, Antin JH, Mulligan RC, Sasada T, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Dranoff G, Alyea EP, Wu CJ. Autologous CLL cell vaccination early after transplant induces leukemia-specific T cells. J Clin Invest 2013; 123:3756-65. PubMed
  • Cutler C, Kim HT, Bindra B, Sarantopoulos S, Ho VT, Chen YB, Rosenblatt J, McDonough S, Watanaboonyongcharoen P, Armand P, Koreth J, Glotzbecker B, Alyea E, Blazar BR, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Antin JH. Rituximab prophylaxis prevents corticosteroid-requiring chronic GVHD after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: results of a phase 2 trial. Blood 2013; 122:1510-7. PubMed
  • Vander Lugt MT, Braun TM, Hanash S, Ritz J, Ho VT, Antin JH, Zhang Q, Wong CH, Wang H, Chin A, Gomez A, Harris AC, Levine JE, Choi SW, Couriel D, Reddy P, Ferrara JL, Paczesny S. ST2 as a marker for risk of therapy-resistant graft-versus-host disease and death. N Engl J Med 2013; 369:529-39. PubMed
  • Brown JR, Messmer B, Werner L, Davids MS, Mikler E, Supko JG, Fisher DC, LaCasce AS, Armand P, Jacobsen E, Dalton V, Tesar B, Fernandes SM, McDonough S, Ritz J, Rassenti L, Kipps TJ, Neuberg D, Freedman AS. A phase I study of escalated dose subcutaneous alemtuzumab given weekly with rituximab in relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma. Haematologica 2013. PubMed
  • Nikiforow S, Kim HT, Bindra B, McDonough S, Glotzbecker B, Armand P, Koreth J, Ho VT, Alyea EP, Blazar BR, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Cutler CS. Phase I study of alemtuzumab for therapy of steroid-refractory chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2013; 19:804-11. PubMed
  • Matsuoka K, Koreth J, Kim HT, Bascug G, McDonough S, Kawano Y, Murase K, Cutler C, Ho VT, Alyea EP, Armand P, Blazar BR, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J. Low-dose interleukin-2 therapy restores regulatory T cell homeostasis in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease. Sci Transl Med 2013; 5:179ra43. PubMed
  • Li P, Stratton ZS, Dao M, Ritz J, Huang TJ. Probing circulating tumor cells in microfluidics. Lab Chip 2013; 13:602-9. PubMed
  • Gazourian L, Coronata AM, Rogers AJ, Weinhouse GL, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J, Ho VT, Baron RM, Washko GR. Airway dilation in bronchiolitis obliterans after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. 2013; 107:276-83. PubMed
  • Hu D, Weiner HL, Ritz J. Identification of cytolytic CD161- CD56+ regulatory CD8 T cells in human peripheral blood. PLoS ONE 2013; 8:e59545. PubMed
  • Brusic A, Hainz U, Wadleigh M, Neuberg D, Su M, Canning CM, Deangelo DJ, Stone RM, Lee JS, Mulligan RC, Ritz J, Dranoff G, Sasada T, Wu CJ. Detecting T-cell reactivity to whole cell vaccines: Proof of concept analysis of T-cell response to K562 cell antigens in CML patients. Oncoimmunology 2012; 1:1095-1103. PubMed
  • Allen JL, Fore MS, Wooten J, Roehrs PA, Bhuiya NS, Hoffert T, Sharf A, Deal AM, Armistead P, Coghill J, Gabriel DA, Irons R, Essenmacher A, Shea TC, Richards K, Cutler C, Ritz J, Serody J, Baldwin AS, Sarantopoulos S. B cells from patients with chronic GVHD are activated and primed for survival via BAFF-mediated pathways. Blood 2012; 120:2529-36. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Stevenson KE, Kim HT, McDonough SM, Bindra B, Armand P, Ho VT, Cutler C, Blazar BR, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Alyea EP. Bortezomib-based graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis in HLA-mismatched unrelated donor transplantation. J Clin Oncol 2012; 30:3202-8. PubMed
  • Armand P, Gibson CJ, Cutler C, Ho VT, Koreth J, Alyea EP, Ritz J, Sorror ML, Lee SJ, Deeg HJ, Storer BE, Appelbaum FR, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Kim HT. A disease risk index for patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Blood 2012; 120:905-13. PubMed
  • Chen YB, McDonough S, Hasserjian R, Chen H, Coughlin E, Illiano C, Park IS, Jagasia M, Spitzer TR, Cutler CS, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J. Expression of CD30 in patients with acute graft-versus-host disease. Blood 2012; 120:691-6. PubMed
  • Bellucci R, Nguyen HN, Martin A, Heinrichs S, Schinzel AC, Hahn WC, Ritz J. Tyrosine kinase pathways modulate tumor susceptibility to natural killer cells. J Clin Invest 2012; 122:2369-83. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Matsuoka K, Kim HT, McDonough SM, Bindra B, Alyea EP, Armand P, Cutler C, Ho VT, Treister NS, Bienfang DC, Prasad S, Tzachanis D, Joyce RM, Avigan DE, Antin JH, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ. Interleukin-2 and regulatory T cells in graft-versus-host disease. N Engl J Med 2011; 365:2055-66. PubMed
  • Ho VT, Kim HT, Aldridge J, Liney D, Kao G, Armand P, Koreth J, Cutler C, Ritz J, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Alyea EP. Use of matched unrelated donors compared with matched related donors is associated with lower relapse and superior progression-free survival after reduced-intensity conditioning hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2011. PubMed
  • Ouyang J, Juszczynski P, Rodig SJ, Green MR, O'Donnell E, Currie T, Armant M, Takeyama K, Monti S, Rabinovich GA, Ritz J, Kutok JL, Shipp MA. Viral induction and targeted inhibition of galectin-1 in EBV+ posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Blood 2011. PubMed
  • Melanson SE, Stevenson K, Kim H, Antin JH, Court MH, Ho VT, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Kuo FC, Longtine JA, Jarolim P. Response to helsby and tingle. Am J Hematol 2011; 86:384. PubMed
  • Lin Y, Zhang L, Cai AX, Lee M, Zhang W, Neuberg D, Canning CM, Soiffer RJ, Alyea EP, Ritz J, Hacohen N, Means TK, Wu CJ. Effective posttransplant antitumor immunity is associated with TLR-stimulating nucleic acid-immunoglobulin complexes in humans. J Clin Invest 2011. PubMed
  • Sarantopoulos S, Stevenson KE, Kim HT, Washel WS, Bhuiya NS, Cutler CS, Alyea EP, Ho VT, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J. Recovery of B-cell homeostasis after rituximab in chronic graft-versus-host disease. Blood 2011; 117:2275-83. PubMed
  • Nombela-Arrieta C, Ritz J, Silberstein LE. The elusive nature and function of mesenchymal stem cells. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2011; 12:126-31. PubMed
  • Li S, Moffett HF, Lu J, Werner L, Zhang H, Ritz J, Neuberg D, Wucherpfennig KW, Brown JR, Novina CD. MicroRNA expression profiling identifies activated B cell status in chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells. PLoS ONE 2011; 6:e16956. PubMed
  • Melanson SE, Stevenson K, Kim H, Antin JH, Court MH, Ho VT, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Kuo FC, Longtine JA, Jarolim P. Allelic variations in CYP2B6 and CYP2C19 and survival of patients receiving cyclophosphamide prior to myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Am J Hematol 2010; 85:967-71. PubMed
  • Jacobson CA, Ritz J. B-cell-directed therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease. Haematologica 2010; 95:1811-3. PubMed
  • Cutler C, Stevenson K, Kim HT, Brown J, McDonough S, Herrera M, Reynolds C, Liney D, Kao G, Ho V, Armand P, Koreth J, Alyea E, Dey BR, Attar E, Spitzer T, Boussiotis VA, Ritz J, Soiffer R, Antin JH, Ballen K. Double umbilical cord blood transplantation with reduced intensity conditioning and sirolimus-based GVHD prophylaxis. Bone Marrow Transplant 2010. PubMed
  • Cutler C, Kim HT, Ayanian S, Bradwin G, Revta C, Aldridge J, Ho V, Alyea E, Koreth J, Armand P, Soiffer R, Ritz J, Richardson PG, Antin JH. Prediction Of Veno-Occlusive Disease Using Biomarkers Of Endothelial Injury. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2010; 16:1180-5. PubMed
  • Kao GS, Kim HT, Daley H, Ritz J, Burger SR, Kelley L, Vierra-Green C, Flesch S, Spellman S, Miller J, Confer D. Validation of short-term handling and storage conditions for marrow and peripheral blood stem cell products. Transfusion 2010. PubMed
  • Koreth J, Aldridge J, Kim HT, Alyea EP, Cutler C, Armand P, Ritz J, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ho VT. Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients Over 60 Years: Hematologic Malignancy Outcomes Are Not Impaired in Advanced Age. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2010; 16:792-800. PubMed
  • Brown JA, Stevenson K, Kim HT, Cutler C, Ballen K, McDonough S, Reynolds C, Herrera M, Liney D, Ho V, Kao G, Armand P, Koreth J, Alyea E, McAfee S, Attar E, Dey B, Spitzer T, Soiffer R, Ritz J, Antin JH, Boussiotis VA. Clearance of CMV viremia and survival after double umbilical cord blood transplantation in adults depends on reconstitution of thymopoiesis. Blood 2010; 115:4111-9. PubMed
  • Zhang W, Choi J, Zeng W, Rogers SA, Alyea EP, Rheinwald JG, Canning CM, Brusic V, Sasada T, Reinherz EL, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Wu CJ. Graft-versus-leukemia antigen CML66 elicits coordinated B-cell and T-cell immunity after donor lymphocyte infusion. Clin Cancer Res 2010; 16:2729-39. PubMed
  • Matsuoka K, Kim HT, McDonough S, Bascug G, Warshauer B, Koreth J, Cutler C, Ho VT, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J. Altered regulatory T cell homeostasis in patients with CD4+ lymphopenia following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. J Clin Invest 2010; 120:1479-93. PubMed
  • Miller JS, Warren EH, Vandenbrink MR, Ritz J, Shlomchik WD, Murphy WJ, Barrett AJ, Kolb HJ, Giralt S, Bishop MR, Blazar BR, Falkenburg JH. Nci 1st International Workshop On The Biology, Prevention, And Treatment Of Relapse After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Report From The Committee On The Biology Underlying Recurrence Of Malignant Disease Following Allogeneic Hsct: Gr Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2010; 16:565-86. PubMed
  • Ofran Y, Kim HT, Brusic V, Blake L, Mandrell M, Wu CJ, Sarantopoulos S, Bellucci R, Keskin DB, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH, Ritz J. Diverse patterns of T-cell response against multiple newly identified human Y chromosome-encoded minor histocompatibility epitopes. Clin Cancer Res 2010; 16:1642-51. PubMed
  • Marina O, Hainz U, Biernacki MA, Zhang W, Cai A, Duke-Cohan JS, Liu F, Brusic V, Neuberg D, Kutok JL, Alyea EP, Canning CM, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Wu CJ. Serologic markers of effective tumor immunity against chronic lymphocytic leukemia include nonmutated B-cell antigens. Cancer Res 2010; 70:1344-55. PubMed
  • Biernacki MA, Marina O, Zhang W, Liu F, Bruns I, Cai A, Neuberg D, Canning CM, Alyea EP, Soiffer RJ, Brusic V, Ritz J, Wu CJ. Efficacious immune therapy in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) recognizes antigens that are expressed on CML progenitor cells. Cancer Res 2010; 70:906-15. PubMed
  • Yoda A, Yoda Y, Chiaretti S, Bar-Natan M, Mani K, Rodig SJ, West N, Xiao Y, Brown JR, Mitsiades C, Sattler M, Kutok JL, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Piciocchi A, Dal Cin P, Bradner JE, Griffin JD, Anderson KC, Stone RM, Ritz J, Foà R, Aster JC, Frank DA, Weinstock DM. Functional screening identifies CRLF2 in precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010; 107:252-7. PubMed
  • Socie G, Ritz J, Martin PJ. Current challenges in chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2010; 16:S146-51. PubMed
  • McCarroll SA, Bradner JE, Turpeinen H, Volin L, Martin PJ, Chilewski SD, Antin JH, Lee SJ, Ruutu T, Storer B, Warren EH, Zhang B, Zhao LP, Ginsburg D, Soiffer RJ, Partanen J, Hansen JA, Ritz J, Palotie A, Altshuler D. Donor-recipient mismatch for common gene deletion polymorphisms in graft-versus-host disease. Nat Genet 2009; 41:1341-4. PubMed
  • Patel NC, Chinen J, Rosenblatt HM, Hanson IC, Krance RA, Paul ME, Abramson SL, Noroski LM, Davis CM, Seeborg FO, Foster SB, Leung KS, Brown BS, Ritz J, Shearer WT. Outcomes of patients with severe combined immunodeficiency treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with and without preconditioning. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009; 124:1062-9.e1-4. PubMed
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