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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

Research interests

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

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Research Output

Calcein release assay as a method for monitoring serum complement activity during monoclonal antibody therapy in patients with B-cell malignancies

Stasiłojć, G., Felberg, A., Urban, A., Kowalska, D., Ma, S., Blom, A. M., Lundin, J., Österborg, A. & Okrój, M., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Immunological Methods. 476, 112675.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 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 others, Mato, A., Mosse, C., Neppalli, V. T., Shadman, M., Siddiqi, T., Stephens, D., Wagner, N., Dwyer, M. A. & Sundar, H., Jan 2019, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 17, 1, p. 12-20 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Efficacy of venetoclax in relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia is influenced by disease and response variables

    Roberts, A. W., Ma, S., Kipps, T. J., Coutre, S. E., Davids, M. S., Eichhorst, B., Hallek, M., Byrd, J. C., Humphrey, K., Zhou, L., Chyla, B., Nielsen, J., Potluri, J., Kim, S. Y., Verdugo, M., Stilgenbauer, S., Wierda, W. G. & Seymour, J. F., Jul 11 2019, In : Blood. 134, 2, p. 111-122 12 p.

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  • 10 Scopus citations

    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 others, Mitra, S., Hallek, M., O’Brien, S. M. & Stilgenbauer, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Oncology. 37, 16, p. 1391-1402 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 17 Scopus citations

    Risk factors for the development of atrial fibrillation on ibrutinib treatment

    Lentz, R., Feinglass, J., Ma, S. & Akhter, N., May 12 2019, In : Leukemia and Lymphoma. 60, 6, p. 1447-1453 7 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations