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Lewis B. Silverman, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-6191
Fax: (617) 632-4811


Lewis_Silverman@dfci.harvard.edu

Lewis B. Silverman, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Publications

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  • Wu SC, Li LS, Kopp N, Montero J, Chapuy B, Yoda A, Christie AL, Liu H, Christodoulou A, van Bodegom D, van der Zwet J, Layer JV, Tivey T, Lane AA, Ryan JA, Ng SY, DeAngelo DJ, Stone RM, Steensma D, Wadleigh M, Harris M, Mandon E, Ebel N, Andraos R, Romanet V, Dölemeyer A, Sterker D, Zender M, Rodig SJ, Murakami M, Hofmann F, Kuo F, Eck MJ, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Letai A, Baffert F, Vangrevelinghe E, Radimerski T, Gaul C, Weinstock DM. Activity of the Type II JAK2 Inhibitor CHZ868 in B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer Cell 2015; 28:29-41. PubMed
  • Johnson RC, Weinberg OK, Cascio MJ, Dahl GV, Mitton BA, Silverman LB, Cherry AM, Arber DA, Ohgami RS. Cytogenetic Variation of B-Lymphoblastic Leukemia With Intrachromosomal Amplification of Chromosome 21 (iAMP21): A Multi-Institutional Series Review. Am J Clin Pathol 2015; 144:103-12. PubMed
  • Cole PD, Finkelstein Y, Stevenson KE, Blonquist TM, Vijayanathan V, Silverman LB, Neuberg DS, Sallan SE, Robaey P, Waber DP. Polymorphisms in Genes Related to Oxidative Stress Are Associated With Inferior Cognitive Function After Therapy for Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Clin Oncol 2015; 33:2205-11. PubMed
  • DeAngelo DJ, Stevenson KE, Dahlberg SE, Silverman LB, Couban S, Supko JG, Amrein PC, Ballen KK, Seftel MD, Turner AR, Leber B, Howson-Jan K, Kelly K, Cohen S, Matthews JH, Savoie L, Wadleigh M, Sirulnik LA, Galinsky I, Neuberg DS, Sallan SE, Stone RM. Long-term outcome of a pediatric-inspired regimen used for adults aged 18-50 years with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 2015; 29:526-34. PubMed
  • Ben Tanfous M, Sharif-Askari B, Ceppi F, Laaribi H, Gagné V, Rousseau J, Labuda M, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Neuberg D, Kutok JL, Sinnett D, Laverdière C, Krajinovic M. Polymorphisms of asparaginase pathway and asparaginase-related complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Clin Cancer Res 2015. PubMed
  • Mansour MR, Abraham BJ, Anders L, Berezovskaya A, Gutierrez A, Durbin AD, Etchin J, Lawton L, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Sanda T, Young RA, Look AT. Oncogene regulation. An oncogenic super-enhancer formed through somatic mutation of a noncoding intergenic element. Science 2014; 346:1373-7. PubMed
  • Sison EA, Silverman LB. CNS prophylaxis in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2015; 2014:198-201. PubMed
  • Silverman LB. Balancing cure and long-term risks in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2015; 2014:190-7. PubMed
  • Reynolds C, Roderick JE, LaBelle JL, Bird G, Mathieu R, Bodaar K, Colon D, Pyati U, Stevenson KE, Qi J, Harris M, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Bradner JE, Neuberg DS, Look AT, Walensky LD, Kelliher MA, Gutierrez A. Repression of BIM mediates survival signaling by MYC and AKT in high-risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia 2014. PubMed
  • Chonghaile TN, Roderick JE, Glenfield C, Ryan J, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Wood B, DeAngelo DJ, Stone R, Harris M, Gutierrez A, Kelliher MA, Letai A. Maturation stage of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia determines BCL-2 versus BCL-XL dependence and sensitivity to ABT-199. 2014; 4:1074-87. PubMed
  • Plourde PV, Jeha S, Hijiya N, Keller FG, Silverman LB, Rheingold SR, Dreyer ZE, Dahl GV, Mercedes T, Lai C, Corn T. Safety profile of asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi in a large compassionate-use trial. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Ceppi F, Langlois-Pelletier C, Gagné V, Rousseau J, Ciolino C, De Lorenzo S, Kevin KM, Cijov D, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Neuberg D, Kutok JL, Sinnett D, Laverdière C, Krajinovic M. Polymorphisms of the vincristine pathway and response to treatment in children with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pharmacogenomics 2014; 15:1105-16. PubMed
  • Lane AA, Chapuy B, Lin CY, Tivey T, Li H, Townsend EC, van Bodegom D, Day TA, Wu SC, Liu H, Yoda A, Alexe G, Schinzel AC, Sullivan TJ, Malinge S, Taylor JE, Stegmaier K, Jaffe JD, Bustin M, te Kronnie G, Izraeli S, Harris MH, Stevenson KE, Neuberg D, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Bradner JE, Hahn WC, Crispino JD, Pellman D, Weinstock DM. Triplication of a 21q22 region contributes to B cell transformation through HMGN1 overexpression and loss of histone H3 Lys27 trimethylation. Nat Genet 2014. PubMed
  • Roderick JE, Tesell J, Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Greiner DL, Harris MH, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Gutierrez A, Look AT, Qi J, Bradner JE, Kelliher MA. c-Myc inhibition prevents leukemia initiation in mice and impairs the growth of relapsed and induction failure pediatric T-ALL cells. Blood 2014; 123:1040-50. PubMed
  • Sanchez R, St-Cyr J, Lalonde ME, Healy J, Richer C, Gagné V, Laverdière C, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Neuberg D, Kutok JL, Kritikou EA, Krajinovic M, Sinnett D. Impact of promoter polymorphisms in key regulators of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway on the outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Haematologica 2014; 99:314-21. PubMed
  • Buitenkamp TD, Izraeli S, Zimmermann M, Forestier E, Heerema NA, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Pieters R, Korbijn CM, Silverman LB, Schmiegelow K, Liang DC, Horibe K, Arico M, Biondi A, Basso G, Rabin KR, Schrappe M, Cario G, Mann G, Morak M, Panzer-Grümayer R, Mondelaers V, Lammens T, Cavé H, Stark B, Ganmore I, Moorman AV, Vora A, Hunger SP, Pui CH, Mullighan CG, Manabe A, Escherich G, Kowalczyk JR, Whitlock JA, Zwaan CM. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down syndrome: a retrospective analysis from the Ponte di Legno study group. Blood 2014; 123:70-7. PubMed
  • Mar BG, Bullinger LB, McLean KM, Grauman PV, Harris MH, Stevenson K, Neuberg DS, Sinha AU, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Kung AL, Lo Nigro L, Ebert BL, Armstrong SA. Mutations in epigenetic regulators including SETD2 are gained during relapse in paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Nat Commun 2014; 5:3469. PubMed
  • Waber DP, McCabe M, Sebree M, Forbes PW, Adams H, Alyman C, Sands SA, Robaey P, Romero I, Routhier MÈ, Girard JM, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Neuropsychological outcomes of a randomized trial of prednisone versus dexamethasone in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: findings from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute All Consortium Protocol 00-01. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013; 60:1785-91. PubMed
  • Lipshultz SE, Lipsitz SR, Kutok JL, Miller TL, Colan SD, Neuberg DS, Stevenson KE, Fleming MD, Sallan SE, Franco VI, Henkel JM, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell LA, Michon B, Laverdiere C, Larsen E, Kelly KM, Silverman LB. Impact of hemochromatosis gene mutations on cardiac status in doxorubicin-treated survivors of childhood high-risk leukemia. Cancer 2013; 119:3555-62. PubMed
  • Gagné V, Rousseau J, Labuda M, Sharif-Askari B, Brukner I, Laverdière C, Ceppi F, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Neuberg D, Kutok JL, Sinnett D, Krajinovic M. Bim polymorphisms: influence on function and response to treatment in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19:5240-9. PubMed
  • Vrooman LM, Stevenson KE, Supko JG, O'Brien J, Dahlberg SE, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell LA, Kelly KM, Kutok JL, Laverdière C, Lipshultz SE, Michon B, Schorin M, Relling MV, Cohen HJ, Neuberg DS, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Postinduction dexamethasone and individualized dosing of Escherichia Coli L-asparaginase each improve outcome of children and adolescents with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results from a randomized study--Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL J Clin Oncol 2013; 31:1202-10. PubMed
  • Hunger SP, Baruchel A, Biondi A, Evans WE, Jeha S, Loh M, Moericke A, Pieters R, Relling MV, Schmiegelow K, Schrappe M, Silverman LB, Stanulla M, Valsecchi MG, Vora A, Pui CH. The thirteenth international childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia workshop report: La Jolla, CA, USA, December 7-9, 2011. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012. PubMed
  • Duncan CN, Clark JJ, Silverman LB. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in unique pediatric populations: adolescents, infants, and children with down syndrome. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2013. PubMed
  • Lipshultz SE, Miller TL, Lipsitz SR, Neuberg DS, Dahlberg SE, Colan SD, Silverman LB, Henkel JM, Franco VI, Cushman LL, Asselin BL, Clavell LA, Athale U, Michon B, Laverdière C, Schorin MA, Larsen E, Usmani N, Sallan SE, . Continuous Versus Bolus Infusion of Doxorubicin in Children With ALL: Long-term Cardiac Outcomes. Pediatrics 2012; 130:1003-11. PubMed
  • Merryman R, Stevenson KE, Gostic WJ, Neuberg D, O'Brien J, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Asparaginase-associated myelosuppression and effects on dosing of other chemotherapeutic agents in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012; 59:925-7. PubMed
  • Grace RF, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg D, Sallan SE, Connors JM, Neufeld EJ, Deangelo DJ, Silverman LB. The frequency and management of asparaginase-related thrombosis in paediatric and adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treated on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute consortium protocols. British Journal of Haematology 2011; 152:452-9. PubMed
  • Aricò M, Schrappe M, Hunger SP, Carroll WL, Conter V, Galimberti S, Manabe A, Saha V, Baruchel A, Vettenranta K, Horibe K, Benoit Y, Pieters R, Escherich G, Silverman LB, Pui CH, Valsecchi MG. Clinical Outcome of Children With Newly Diagnosed Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treated Between 1995 and 2005. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:4755-61. PubMed
  • Mann G, Attarbaschi A, Schrappe M, De Lorenzo P, Peters C, Hann I, De Rossi G, Felice M, Lausen B, Leblanc T, Szczepanski T, Ferster A, Janka-Schaub G, Rubnitz J, Silverman LB, Stary J, Campbell M, Li CK, Suppiah R, Biondi A, Vora A, Valsecchi MG, Pieters R, . Improved outcome with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in a poor prognostic subgroup of infants with mixed-lineage-leukemia (MLL)-rearranged acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results from the Interfant-99 Study. Blood 2010; 116:2644-50. PubMed
  • Lipshultz SE, Scully RE, Lipsitz SR, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Miller TL, Barry EV, Asselin BL, Athale U, Clavell LA, Larsen E, Moghrabi A, Samson Y, Michon B, Schorin MA, Cohen HJ, Neuberg DS, Orav EJ, Colan SD. Assessment of dexrazoxane as a cardioprotectant in doxorubicin-treated children with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: long-term follow-up of a prospective, randomised, multicentre trial. Lancet Oncol 2010; 11:950-61. PubMed
  • Gutierrez A, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg DS, Zhang J, Grebliunaite R, Sanda T, Protopopov A, Tosello V, Kutok J, Larson RS, Borowitz MJ, Loh ML, Ferrando AA, Winter SS, Mullighan CG, Silverman LB, Chin L, Hunger SP, Sallan SE, Look AT. Absence of biallelic TCRgamma deletion predicts early treatment failure in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:3816-23. PubMed
  • Horton TM, Sposto R, Brown P, Reynolds CP, Hunger SP, Winick NJ, Raetz EA, Carroll WL, Arceci RJ, Borowitz MJ, Gaynon PS, Gore L, Jeha S, Maurer BJ, Siegel SE, Biondi A, Kearns PR, Narendran A, Silverman LB, Smith MA, Zwaan CM, Whitlock JA. Toxicity assessment of molecularly targeted drugs incorporated into multiagent chemotherapy regimens for pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL): Review from an international consensus conference. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010; 54:872-8. PubMed
  • Gutierrez A, Sanda T, Ma W, Zhang J, Grebliunaite R, Dahlberg S, Neuberg D, Protopopov A, Winter SS, Larson RS, Borowitz MJ, Silverman LB, Chin L, Hunger SP, Jamieson C, Sallan SE, Look AT. Inactivation of LEF1 in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood 2010; 115:2845-51. PubMed
  • Silverman LB, Supko JG, Stevenson KE, Woodward C, Vrooman LM, Neuberg DS, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell L, Cole PD, Kelly KM, Laverdière C, Michon B, Schorin M, Schwartz CL, O'Brien JE, Cohen HJ, Sallan SE. Intravenous PEG-asparaginase during remission induction in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood 2010; 115:1351-3. PubMed
  • Vrooman LM, Supko JG, Neuberg DS, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell L, Kelly KM, Laverdière C, Michon B, Schorin M, Cohen HJ, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Erwinia asparaginase after allergy to E. coli asparaginase in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009; 54:199-205. PubMed
  • Al-Shakfa F, Dulucq S, Brukner I, Milacic I, Ansari M, Beaulieu P, Moghrabi A, Laverdière C, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Neuberg D, Kutok JL, Sinnett D, Krajinovic M. DNA variants in region for noncoding interfering transcript of dihydrofolate reductase gene and outcome in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Clin Cancer Res 2009; 15:6931-8. PubMed
  • van der Linden MH, Valsecchi MG, De Lorenzo P, Möricke A, Janka G, Leblanc TM, Felice M, Biondi A, Campbell M, Hann I, Rubnitz JE, Stary J, Szczepanski T, Vora A, Ferster A, Hovi L, Silverman LB, Pieters R. Outcome of congenital acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated on the Interfant-99 protocol. Blood 2009; 114:3764-8. PubMed
  • Sallan SE, Schrappe M, Silverman LB. Treating childhood leukemia without cranial irradiation. N Engl J Med 2009; 361:1310; author reply 1311-2. PubMed
  • Kearney SL,Dahlberg SE,Levy DE,Voss SD,Sallan SE,Silverman LB. Clinical course and outcome in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and asparaginase-associated pancreatitis. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2009; 53:162-7. PubMed
  • Gutierrez A,Sanda T,Grebliunaite R,Carracedo A,Salmena L,Ahn Y,Dahlberg S,Neuberg D,Moreau LA,Winter SS,Larson R,Zhang J,Protopopov A,Chin L,Pandolfi PP,Silverman LB,Hunger SP,Sallan SE,Look AT. High frequency of PTEN, PI3K and AKT abnormalities in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood 2009; 114:647-50. PubMed
  • Vrooman LM,Silverman LB. Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: update on prognostic factors. Curr Opin Pediatr 2009; 21:1-8. PubMed
  • Krivtsov AV,Feng Z,Lemieux ME,Faber J,Vempati S,Sinha AU,Xia X,Jesneck J,Bracken AP,Silverman LB,Kutok JL,Kung AL,Armstrong SA. H3K79 methylation profiles define murine and human MLL-AF4 leukemias. Cancer Cell 2008; 14:355-68. PubMed
  • Barry EV, Vrooman LM, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg DS, Asselin BL, Athale UH, Clavell LA, Larsen EC, Moghrabi A, Samson Y, Schorin MA, Cohen HJ, Lipshultz SE, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Absence of secondary malignant neoplasms in children with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with dexrazoxane. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26:1106-11. PubMed
  • Rodig SJ, Payne EG, Degar BA, Rollins B, Feldman AL, Jaffe ES, Androkites A, Silverman LB, Longtine JA, Kutok JL, Fleming MD, Aster JC. Aggressive Langerhans cell histiocytosis following T-ALL: clonally related neoplasms with persistent expression of constitutively active NOTCH1. Am J Hematol 2007; 83:116-21. PubMed
  • O'Neil J, Tchinda J, Gutierrez A, Moreau L, Maser RS, Wong KK, Li W, McKenna K, Liu XS, Feng B, Neuberg D, Silverman L, DeAngelo DJ, Kutok JL, Rothstein R, DePinho RA, Chin L, Lee C, Look AT. Alu elements mediate MYB gene tandem duplication in human T-ALL. J Exp Med 2007; 204:3059-66. PubMed
  • Silverman LB. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in infancy. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2007; 49:1070-3. PubMed
  • Waber DP, Turek J, Catania L, Stevenson K, Robaey P, Romero I, Adams H, Alyman C, Jandet-Brunet C, Neuberg DS, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Neuropsychological outcomes from a randomized trial of triple intrathecal chemotherapy compared with 18 Gy cranial radiation as CNS treatment in acute lymphoblastic leukemia: findings from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium Protocol 95-01. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:4914-21. PubMed
  • Zhou J, Goldwasser MA, Li A, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg D, Wang H, Dalton V, McBride KD, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Gribben JG. Quantitative analysis of minimal residual disease predicts relapse in children with B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia in DFCI ALL consortium protocol 95-01. Blood 2007; 110:1607-11. PubMed
  • Nachman JB, Heerema NA, Sather H, Camitta B, Forestier E, Harrison CJ, Dastugue N, Schrappe M, Pui CH, Basso G, Silverman LB, Janka GE. Outcome of treatment in children with hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood 2007; 110:1112-5. PubMed
  • Pieters R, Schrappe M, De Lorenzo P, Hann I, De Rossi G, Felice M, Hovi L, LeBlanc T, Szczepanski T, Ferster A, Janka G, Rubnitz J, Silverman L, Stary J, Campbell M, Li CK, Mann G, Suppiah R, Biondi A, Vora A, Valsecchi MG. A treatment protocol for infants younger than 1 year with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Interfant-99): an observational study and a multicentre randomised trial. Lancet 2007; 370:240-50. PubMed
  • Barry E, DeAngelo DJ, Neuberg D, Stevenson K, Loh ML, Asselin BL, Barr RD, Clavell LA, Hurwitz CA, Moghrabi A, Samson Y, Schorin M, Cohen HJ, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Favorable outcome for adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Consortium Protocols. J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:813-9. PubMed
  • Moghrabi A, Levy DE, Asselin B, Barr R, Clavell L, Hurwitz C, Samson Y, Schorin M, Dalton VK, Lipshultz SE, Neuberg DS, Gelber RD, Cohen HJ, Sallan SE, Silverman LB. Results of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium Protocol 95-01 for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood 2006; 109:896-904. PubMed
  • Loh ML, Goldwasser MA, Silverman LB, Poon WM, Vattikuti S, Cardoso A, Neuberg DS, Shannon KM, Sallan SE, Gilliland DG. Prospective analysis of TEL/AML1-positive patients treated on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Consortium Protocol 95-01. Blood 2006; 107:4508-13. PubMed
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