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Research Interests

Dr. Ma' clinical and research interests are focused on chronic lymphoid malignancies,including chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Dr. Ma directs the clinical and translational research initiatives in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to develop and study novel treatment agents for the treatment of CLL. Her translational investigations have included novel biologic agents, mechanisms of drug resistance and immunotherapy. Dr. Ma is the Principal Investigator for a number of investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials studying new exciting treatments agents for CLL and lymphoma. She collaborates with investigators at Northwestern University, other US institutions and international institutions in developing novel therapeutic approaches in hematologic malignancies.

Certifications and Licenses

Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine

Training Experience

2005Residency, Resurrection Hospitals
2008Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2000

MD, Beijing Medical University

… → 1994


  • Biologic Therapies
  • Blood Cancer (leukemia and lymphomas)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hematology
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oncology

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Grants 2007 2024

Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Version 2.2019

Wierda, W. G., Byrd, J. C., Abramson, J. S., Bilgrami, S. F., Bociek, G., Brander, D., Brown, J., Chanan-Khan, A. A., Chavez, J. C., Coutre, S. E., Davis, R. S., Fletcher, C. D., Hill, B., Kahl, B. S., Kamdar, M., Kaplan, L. D., Khan, N., Kipps, T. J., Ma, S., Malek, S. & 9 othersMato, A., Mosse, C., Neppalli, V. T., Shadman, M., Siddiqi, T., Stephens, D., Wagner, N., Dwyer, M. A. & Sundar, H., Jan 1 2019, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 17, 1, p. 12-20 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Hodgkin Disease

Final Results of a Randomized, Phase III Study of Rituximab With or Without Idelalisib Followed by Open-Label Idelalisib in Patients With Relapsed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Sharman, J. P., Coutre, S. E., Furman, R. R., Cheson, B. D., Pagel, J. M., Hillmen, P., Barrientos, J. C., Zelenetz, A. D., Kipps, T. J., Flinn, I. W., Ghia, P., Eradat, H., Ervin, T., Lamanna, N., Coiffier, B., Pettitt, A. R., Ma, S., Tausch, E., Cramer, P., Huang, J. & 4 othersMitra, S., Hallek, M., O'Brien, S. M. & Stilgenbauer, S., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 37, 16, p. 1391-1402 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Disease-Free Survival
1 Citation (Scopus)
Atrial Fibrillation
B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Heart Diseases
B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Drug Therapy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Frontline Therapy of CLL: Evolving Treatment Paradigm

Boddy, C. S. & Ma, S., Apr 1 2018, In : Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports. 13, 2, p. 69-77 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Genes
Phase III Clinical Trials