Fellow Research

Fellows Research and Presentations


  1. Incidence and outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in solid malignancy: an analysis of the National Inpatient Sample Database. Kumar, R., Bhandari, S., Singh, SRK., Malapati, S., Cisak, K. British journal of hematology, January 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.16400
  2. Twice-daily intravenous bolus tacrolimus infusion: A safe and effective regimen for graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis". Hashmi, H., Bhandari, S., Kumar, R., et al. Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy. May 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hemonc.2020.03.002
  3. Clinical Outcomes Using Mycophenolate and Tacrolimus for Graft-versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant: A Single Institution Experience. Cureus. Feb 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.6893
  4. Treatment Timing in small cell lung cancer, a National Cancer Database analysis. Bhandari, S., Kumar, R., Pham, D., Gaskins, J., Kloecker, G. American journal of clinical oncology January 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000676
  5. Trousseau Syndrome. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. Maharaj S, Omar M, Seegobin K, Chang S. April 2020, 87 (4) 199-200. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.87a.19086
  6. Renal artery stenosis presenting as preeclampsia. Omar M, Kogler W, Maharaj S, Aung W. Clinical Hypertension. 2020 Apr. DOI. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40885-020-00140-4
  7. Special Report: Neuro-oncology Part 2. Management of brain tumors. Shruti Bhandari M, Rohit Kumar M, Megan Nelson M, Donald Miller M, and Brian J. Williams M. Practical Neurology. 2020. https://practicalneurology.com/articles/2020-jan/special-report-neuro-oncology-part-ii-management-of-brain-tumors
  8. Harlequin sign in Pancoast tumor. Authors: Rohit Kumar, Shruti Bhandari, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: Current Problems in Cancer, November 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2019.100506
  9. NSCLS patient "migration" for treatment: A retrospective analysis of patient characteristics, travel patterns, and survival differences. Authors: Danh Pham,  Shruti Bhandari, Christina Pinkston, Malgorzat Oechsli, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: Current Problems in Cancer, November 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2019.100528
  10. Outcomes of hypercalcemia of malignancy in patients with solid cancer: a national inpatient analysis.  Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Rohit Kumar, Prashant Tripathi, Abigail Chan, Sarah Mudra, Rebecca Redman. Journal: Medical Oncology, October 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s12032-019-1315-8.
  11. Encorafenib and binimetinib for the treatment of BRAF-mutated metastatic melanoma in he setting of combined hepatic and renal impairment.  Authors: Phuong Ngo, Ryan Bycroft. Journal: BMJ Case Reports September 2019. DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-230974.
  12. Performance of community-based lung cancer screening program in a Histoplasma endemic region.  Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Prashant Tripathi, Danh Pham, Christina Pinkston, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: Lung Cancer, August 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2019.08.026 .
  13. Adherence to anti-estrogen therapy in women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer utilizing bubble packaging: a pilot study.  Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Phuong Ngo, Blakely Kute, Mounika Mandadi, Whitney A. Pitman, Xiaoyong Wu, Sandy Lloyd, Marie Corliss Brown, Shesh N. Rai, Dharamvir Jain, Elizabeth C. Riley.  Journal: Breast cancer research and treatment.  June 2019.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10549-019-05308-7
  14. Diffuse Hyperpigmentation in a Patient with an Axillary Mass.  Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Prashant Tripathi, Hamza Hashmi, MD.  Journal: JAMA Oncology.  May 2019.  doi:https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2734253
  15. Apple-core Lesion.  Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Rohit Kumar, Prashant Tripathi, Elizabeth RIley.  Journal: Current Problems in Cancer.  May 2019  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2019.04.001
  16. Pembrolizumab induced toxic epidermal necrolysis. Authors: Rohit Kumar, Shruti Bhandari.  Journal: Current problems in Cancer. May 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2019.05.001
  17. Timing of Treatment in Small-cell Lung Cancer.  Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Danh Pham, Christina Pinkston, Malgorzata Oechsli, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: Medical Oncology. April 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12032-019-1271-3
  18. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Rohit Kumar. Journal: New England Journal of Medicine. April 2019. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1813768
  19. Stereotactic radiosurgery in the era of novel systemic therapy for lung cancer brain metastases. Authors: Sarah Mudra, Shruti Bhandari, Prashant Tripathi, Neal Dunlap, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment. April 2019. DOI: https://jcmtjournal.com/article/view/3030
  20. Rescue therapy for acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura unresponsive to conventional treatment. Authors: Samuel Benjamin Reynolds, Hamza Hashmi, Phuong Ngo, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: BMJ Case reports. January 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227717
  21. Debilitating Metastatic Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Breast. Authors: Jonathan S. Alexander, Hamza Hashmi, Samuel B. Reynolds. Journal: Cureus. January 2019. DOI: https://www.cureus.com/articles/15646-debilitating-metastatic-spindle-cell-carcinoma-of-the-breast
  22. Treatment of Multiple Myeloma in Elderly Patients: A Review of Literature and Practice Guidelines. Authors: Suresh Manapuram, Hamza Hashmi. Journal: Cureus. December 2018. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3669
  23. “Lost to Follow-up” Among Adult Cancer Survivors. Authors: Amitoj Gill, Rohit Gosain, Shruti Bhandari, Rahul Gosain, Gurkirat Gill, Joseph Abraham, Kenneth Miller. Journal: American journal of clinical oncology, Volume 41, Issue 10.  October 2018. https://doi.org/10.1097/COC.0000000000000408
  24. 5-(3,3-Dimethyle-1-Triazeno) Imidazole-4-Carboxamide and Interleukin-2 Adjuvant Therapy in Resected High-Risk Primary and Regionally Metastatic Melanoma. Authors: Amitoj Gill, Rahul Gosain, Hana Gragg, RyanBycroft, Shesh N.Rai, Jianmin Pan, Jason A. Chesney, Donald M. Miller. Journal: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Volume 357, Issue 1. October 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjms.2018.10.009
  25. Radioactive Iodine-Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Elderly. Authors: Rohit Gosain, Jonathan S. Alexander, Amitoj Gill, Cesar Perez. Journal: Current Oncology Reports. September 2018. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11912-018-0736-4
  26. Choosing the appropriate salvage therapy for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Authors: Hamza Hashmi, Mehdi Hamadani & Farrukh T. Awan. Journal: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. September 2018. https://doi.org/10.1080/14656566.2018.1518430
  27. Management of immunotherapy toxicities in older adults. Authors: Shruti Bhandari, Amitoj S Gill, Cesar A Perez, Dharamvir Jain. Journal: Seminars in Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 4. August 2018. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.seminoncol.2018.09.001
  28. Primary small cell carcinoma of the pancreas presenting as lower extremity swelling.  Authors: Phuong Ngo, Jenna Zauk, John Beal, Ethan Wasserman.  Journal: Journal of Medical Cases.  August 2018.  https://www.journalmc.org/index.php/JMC/article/view/3098
  29. A Rare Case of Erdheim-Chester Disease (Non-Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis) with Concurrent Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge. Authors: Hamza Hashmi, Drew Murray, John Greenwell, Marwan Shaikh, Soumit Basu, Maxwell Krem. Journal: Case reports in hematology. May 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7865325
  30. Treatment and outcomes of non-small-cell lung cancer patients with high comorbidity. Authors: Jorge Rios, Rahul Gosain, Bernardo HL Goulart, Bin Huang, Margaret N Oechsli, Jaclyn K McDowell, Quan Chen, Thomas Tucker, Goetz H Kloecker. Journal: Cancer Management and Research. January 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5789001/
  31. Primary Effusion Lymphoma without an Effusion: A Rare Case of Solid Extracavitary Variant of Primary Effusion Lymphoma in an HIV-Positive Patient. Authors: Hamza Hashmi,Drew Murray, Samer Al-Quran,William Tse. Journal: Case reports in Hematology. January 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9368451
  32. Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of typical and atypical bronchopulmonary carcinoid. Hamza Hashmi, Victor Vanberkel, Brett C Bade, Goetz Kloecker. Journal: The Journal of Community and supportive oncology. December 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.12788/jcso.0365
  33. Gemcitabine and carfilzomib induced thrombotic microangiopathy: eculizumab as a life-saving treatment. Authors: Rahul Gosain, Amitoj Gill, Jacob Fuqua, Lesley H. Volz, Mika R. Kessans Knable, Ryan Bycroft, Sarah Seger, Rohit Gosain, Jorge A. Rios & Ju-Hsien Chao. Journal: Clinical Case Reports. September 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5715608/
  34. High-dose versus weekly cisplatin definitive chemoradiotherapy for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Authors: Cesar Augusto Perez, Xiaoyong Wu, Mark J. Amsbaugh, Rahul Gosain, Wederson M. Claudino, Mehran Yusuf, Teresa Roberts, Dharamvir Jain, Alfred Jenson, Sujita Khanal, Craig I. Silverman, Paul Tennant, Jeffrey M. Bumpous, Neal E.Dunlap, Shesh N.Rai, Rebecca A.Redman. Journal: Oral Oncology. February 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.01.010
  35. Age-related Disparity: Breast Cancer in the Elderly. Authors: Rahul Gosain, YaoYao Pollock, Dharamvir Jain. Journals: Current Oncology Reports. November 2016. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11912-016-0551-8

Meeting Presentations

ASCO Annual Meeting 2020, Chicago

  • Poster Presentation: Incidence of Graft Versus Host Disease in Peri-Transplant Hospitalization after Clostridium Difficile Infection. Murray D, Kumar R, Bhandari S, Hegazi M.
  • ePublication: 20q amplification defined by genomic and clinical characteristics as a subgroup with increased prevalence and better survival in metastatic colorectal cancer. Authors: Satish Maharaj, RuoBing Xue, Anmol Cheema.
  • ePublication: Immune-Mediated Adverse Events secondary to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Retrospective Analysis. Shruti Bhandari, Rohit Kumar, Drew Murray, Ruobing Xue, Satish Maharaj, Anmol Cheema.
  • ePublication: Mismatch repair deficiency testing in colorectal cancer and factors associated with nonadherence to guidelines. Ngo P, Kumar R, Rojan A.
  • ePublication: Impact of age on racial disparity in early stage breast cancer in the United States. S Bhandari, R Kumar, P Ngo, S Mudra, DCD Murray, EC Riley, SD Boone.
  • ePublication: Survival outcomes of neoadjuvant versus adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma: A subgroup analysis of the National Cancer Database. R Kumar, S Bhandari, SRK Singh, SJ Malapati, A Rojan
American Society of Hematology Conference 2019, Orlando

  • Poster Presentation: Incidence and Outcomes of Cardiovascular Disease in Hemophilia Patients: An Analysis of National Inpatient Sample Database. Kumar R, Bhandari S, Singh SR, Malapati S, Khurana S, Cisak KI.

ASCO Supportive Care Symposium, San Francisco, CA 2019

  • Poster Presentation: Assessing oncology patients' perceptions of treatment goals.  Phuong Ngo, Lisa Souders, Jetta Mull, Stephanie Powers, Mohamed Hegazi, Rebecca Redman.

ASCO Quality Care Symposium, San Diego, CA 2019

  • Poster Presentation: Factors affecting treatment in small cell and non-small cell lung cancer patients.  Phuong Ngo, Malgorzata Oechsli, Christina Pinkston, Goetz Kloecker

ASCO Annual Meeting 2019, Chicago

  • ePublication:Timing of chemotherapy in small cell lung cancer: A National Cancer Database analysis. Shruti Bhandari, Danh Pham, Rohit Kumar, Jeremy Gaskins, Goetz Kloecker
  • ePublication: Treatment delays in localized breast cancer: A NCDB analysis. Shruti Bhandari, Phuong Ngo, Drew Murray, Sarah Mudra, Xiaoyong Wu, Shesh Rai, Mounika Mandadi, Elizabeth Riley
  • ePublication: Race as an independent factor for survival in breast cancer patients according to analysis of the National Cancer Database (NCDB). Drew Murray, Shruti Bhandari, Phuong Ngo, Sarah Mudra, Xiaoyong Wu, Shesh Rai, Mounika Mandadi, Elizabeth Riley
  • ePublication:  Impact of Surgery Type on Survival in Breast Cancer Patients. Phuong Ngo, Shruti Bhandari, Drew Murray, Sarah Mudra, Xiaoyong Wu, Shesh Rai, Mounika Mandadi, Elizabeth Riley

ASBMT Meeting 2019, Houston

  • Oral Presentation: Reduced-dose melphalan (140 or 100 mg/m2) maintains efficacy and tolerability for multiple myeloma patients with advanced age or renal impairment undergoing auto-HCT. Phuong Ngo, Samuel B Reynolds, Quang L Nguyen, Rani Jayswal, Heidi L Weiss, Maxwell M Krem
  • Poster Presentation: Clinical Outcomes Using Mycophenolate and Tacrolimus for Graft Versus Host Disease Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant: A Single Institution Experience. Hamza Hashmi, Shruti Bhandari, William Tse, Shesh Rai, Xiaoyong Wu, Mohamed Hegazi, Robert Emmons
  • Poster Presentation: Evaluation of Infection Risk Factors in Adult Hematologic Malignancy Patients. Shawn Lanham Peterson, Erin Priddy, Brian Yang Dong, Cameron Alexander Ghazi, Lu Anne Velayo Dinglasan

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2018, San Antonio

American Society of Hematology Conference 2018, San Diego

  • Publication: Frequency of Infection Source and Predictors of Mortality in Leukemia Patients Diagnosed with Febrile Neutropenia - Amitoj Gill, Sayed Hussaini, Rahul Gosain, Shruti Bhandari, S Roy, X Wu, Shesh Rai, Maxwell Krem

ESMO Congress 2018, Munich Germany

ASCO Quality Care Symposium 2018, Phoenix Arizona

World Conference on Lung Cancer 2018, Toronto Canada

  • Poster Presentation: Migration Differences in Small Cell vs Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Shruti Bhandari, Danh Pham, Malgorzata Oechsli, Christina M Pinkston, Goetz H Kloecker
  • Poster Presentation: Factors affecting treatment in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Phuong Ngo, Danh Pham, Malgorzata Oechsli, Christina Pinkston, Goetz Kloecker

Annual International Lung Cancer Congress 2018, Huntington Beach California

  • Poster Presentation: Factors affecting treatment in small cell and non-small cell lung cancer patients.  Phuong Ngo, Malgorzata Oechsli, Christina Pinkston, Goetz Kloecker

ASCO Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago

  • Oral Presentation: Lung cancer screening rates: Data from the lung cancer screening registry. Danh Pham, Shruti Bhandari, Malgorzata Oechsli, Christina M Pinkston, Goetz Kloecker
  • ePublication: One way to shrink oncology patients’ emergency room stay.  Mohamed Hegazi, Phuong Ngo, Jugraj Singh Dhanoa, Hugh Shoff, Goetz Kloecker.  Journal of Clinical Oncology 36;10.1200: e18850.

ASH Annual Meeting 2017

  • Poster Presentation: VRD-CEP: An Effective and Tolerable Chemo-Mobilization and Debulking Regimen for Multiple Myeloma. Hamza Hashmi, Suresh Manapuram, Timothy C. Baize, Lindsay Figg, Soumit K. Basu, William Tse and Maxwell M. Krem
  • ePublication: Use of a Hemoglobin Substitute (HBOC-201) to Treat Acute Anemia in a Leukemic Patient with Anti-Vel Antibodies. M.Tayyeb Ayyoubi, Suresh Manapuram, Hamza Hashmi, Katherine McDaniel, Soumit K. Basu, William Tse and Maxwell M. Krem

IASLC Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, 2017

  • Oral Presentation: Lung Cancer Patients Migrate to Seek Better Care. Danh Pham, Christina Pinkston, M Oechsli, M Kong, J Rios-Perez, Goetz Kloecker