Research Summary

Research Summary
I am a medical oncologist specializing in hematologic malignancy, with a particular emphasis on Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and skin lymphomas. I have conducted numerous clinical trials in each of these areas. My laboratory research focuses on developing patient-derived murine models for T cell lymphomas, as well as conducting pre-clinical studies of novel agents.

Physician Biography
Dr. Ai specializes in the research and treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cutaneous lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation. She cares for patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Dermatology. She serves as a co-director of the UCSF Cutaneous Lymphoma Program. Dr. Ai graduated top of her class from Beijing University in cell biology and genetics. She earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology, as well as her M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. After a residency in medicine at UCSF and an oncology fellowship at Stanford University, Dr. Ai joined the faculty at UCSF in 2007. She serves on both the Hodgkin’s lymphoma and T cell lymphoma committees, as well as the International Program of the National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (NCCN). Dr. Ai’s research focuses on novel approaches to lymphoma treatment, especially targeted agents for T cell lymphomas. She has published widely in medical and scientific journals.

Education

Beijing University, China, Bsc, 1984-1987, Cell Biology and Genetics
Columbia University Medical School, New York, 1987-1989, Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine, California, PhD, 1989-1995, Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine, California, MD, 1996-2000, Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 1997
    Beckman Scholar, Stanford University
  • 1998
    Dean's Scholar, Stanford University
  • 2005
    Young Investigator Award by American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • 2005
    Lisa Beth Fishman Memorial Fellow of Lymphoma Research Foundation (2005-2007)
  • 2006
    Travel Award by American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • 2006
    Brigid G. Leventhal Scholar Awards by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Selected Publications

  1. Caimi PF, Ai W, Alderuccio JP, Ardeshna KM, Hamadani M, Hess B, Kahl BS, Radford J, Solh M, Stathis A, Zinzani PL, Havenith K, Feingold J, He S, Qin Y, Ungar D, Zhang X, Carlo-Stella C Loncastuximab tesirine in relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (LOTIS-2): a multicentre, open-label, single-arm, phase 2 trial.  View on PubMed
  2. Huang LW, Sun D, Link TM, Lang T, Ai W, Kaplan LD, Steinman MA, Andreadis C High incidence of fractures after R-CHOP-like chemotherapy for aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas.  View on PubMed
  3. Kennedy VE, Ruiz-Cordero R, Jangam D, Wen KW, Dunavin N, Ohgami RS, Bhargava P, Ai W, Fakhri B A Case of EBV-Negative Aggressive NK-cell Leukemia: Use of Next-Generation Sequencing in Demystifying a Diagnostic Dilemma and Guiding Clinical Care.  View on PubMed
  4. Kambhampati S, Fakhri B, Ai WZ, Kaplan LD, Tuscano JM, Wieduwilt MJ, Sudhindra A, Cavallone E, Reiner J, Aoun C, Castillo M, Martinelli M, Ta T, Le D, Padilla M, Crawford E, Andreadis CB Carfilzomib in Combination With Bendamustine and Rituximab in Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Phase I Trial.  View on PubMed
  5. Charli-Joseph Y, Kashani-Sabet M, McCalmont TH, Kornak J, Allen I, Ai WZ, LeBoit PE, Pincus LB Association of a Proposed New Staging System for Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides With Prognostic Variables in a US Cohort.  View on PubMed
  6. Kambhampati S, Hunter B, Varnavski A, Fakhri B, Kaplan L, Ai WZ, Pampaloni M, Huang CY, Martin T, Damon L, Andreadis CB Ofatumumab, Etoposide, and Cytarabine Intensive Mobilization Regimen in Patients with High-risk Relapsed/Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Undergoing Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation.  View on PubMed
  7. Horwitz SM, Ansell S, Ai WZ, Barnes J, Barta SK, Clemens MW, Dogan A, Goodman AM, Goyal G, Guitart J, Halwani A, Haverkos BM, Hoppe RT, Jacobsen E, Jagadeesh D, Jones A, Kim YH, Mehta-Shah N, Olsen EA, Pro B, Rajguru SA, Rozati S, Said J, Shaver A, Shustov A, Sokol L, Torka P, Torres-Cabala C, Wilcox R, William BM, Zain J, Dwyer MA, Sundar H NCCN Guidelines Insights: T-Cell Lymphomas, Version 1.2021.  View on PubMed
  8. Nawas MT, Sheng Y, Huang CY, Andreadis C, Martin TG, Wolf JL, Ai WZ, Kaplan LD, Mannis GN, Logan AC, Damon LE, Olin RL Serial comprehensive geriatric and quality of life assessments in adults age = 50 years undergoing autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation.  View on PubMed
  9. Wang L, Malik A, Roop PS, Cheng LK, Paskaranandavadivel N, Ai W Design of a closed-loop gastric pacemaker for modulating dysrhythmic conduction patterns via extracellular potentials.  View on PubMed
  10. Wu CH, Yang CY, Wang L, Gao HX, Rakhshandehroo T, Afghani S, Pincus L, Balassanian R, Rubenstein J, Gill R, Bandyopadhyay S, McCormick F, Moasser M, Ai WZ Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma PDX Drug Screening Platform Identifies Cooperation between Inhibitions of PI3Ka/d and HDAC.  View on PubMed
  11. Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Armand P, Bello CM, Benitez CM, Bierman PJ, Boughan KM, Dabaja B, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Herrera AF, Hochberg EP, Huang J, Johnston PB, Kaminski MS, Kenkre VP, Khan N, Lynch RC, Maddocks K, McConathy J, McKinney M, Metzger M, Morgan D, Mulroney C, Rabinovitch R, Rosenspire KC, Seropian S, Tao R, Winter JN, Yahalom J, Burns JL, Ogba N Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 2.2020, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.  View on PubMed
  12. Mehta-Shah N, Horwitz SM, Ansell S, Ai WZ, Barnes J, Barta SK, Clemens MW, Dogan A, Fisher K, Goodman AM, Goyal G, Guitart J, Halwani A, Haverkos BM, Hoppe RT, Jacobsen E, Jagadeesh D, Lunning MA, Mehta A, Olsen EA, Pro B, Rajguru SA, Shanbhag S, Shaver A, Shustov A, Sokol L, Torka P, Torres-Cabala C, Wilcox R, William BM, Zain J, Dwyer MA, Sundar H, Kim YH NCCN Guidelines Insights: Primary Cutaneous Lymphomas, Version 2.2020.  View on PubMed
  13. Zic JA, Ai W, Akilov OE, Carter JB, Duvic M, Foss F, Girardi M, Gru AA, Kim E, Musiek A, Olsen EA, Schieke SM, Shinohara M, Zain JM, Geskin LJ United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium recommendations for treatment of cutaneous lymphomas during the COVID-19 pandemic.  View on PubMed
  14. Kambhampati S, Gray L, Fakhri B, Lo M, Vu K, Arora S, Kaplan L, Ai WZ, Andreadis C Immune-related Adverse Events Associated With Checkpoint Inhibition in the Setting of CAR T Cell Therapy: A Case Series.  View on PubMed
  15. Vu K, Wu CH, Yang CY, Zhan A, Cavallone E, Berry W, Heeter P, Pincus L, Wieduwilt MJ, William BM, Andreadis C, Kaplan LK, McCormick F, Porcu P, Brammer JE, Ai WZ Romidepsin Plus Liposomal Doxorubicin Is Safe and Effective in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory T-Cell Lymphoma: Results of a Phase I Dose-Escalation Study.  View on PubMed
  16. Nawas MT, Andreadis C, Martin TG, Wolf JL, Ai WZ, Kaplan LD, Mannis GN, Logan AC, Damon LE, Huang CY, Olin RL Limitation in Patient-Reported Function Is Associated with Inferior Survival in Older Adults Undergoing Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.  View on PubMed
  17. Vu K, Ai W Update on the Treatment of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.  View on PubMed
  18. Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Aoun P, Armand P, Bello CM, Benitez CM, Bierman PJ, Chen R, Dabaja B, Dean R, Forero A, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Hochberg EP, Huang J, Johnston PB, Kaminski MS, Kenkre VP, Khan N, Maddocks K, Maloney DG, Metzger M, Moore JO, Morgan D, Moskowitz CH, Mulroney C, Rabinovitch R, Seropian S, Tao R, Winter JN, Yahalom J, Burns JL, Ogba N NCCN Guidelines Insights: Hodgkin Lymphoma, Version 1.2018.  View on PubMed
  19. Horwitz SM, Ansell SM, Ai WZ, Barnes J, Barta SK, Choi M, Clemens MW, Dogan A, Greer JP, Halwani A, Haverkos BM, Hoppe RT, Jacobsen E, Jagadeesh D, Kim YH, Lunning MA, Mehta A, Mehta-Shah N, Oki Y, Olsen EA, Pro B, Rajguru SA, Shanbhag S, Shustov A, Sokol L, Torka P, Wilcox R, William B, Zain J, Dwyer MA, Sundar H NCCN Guidelines Insights: T-Cell Lymphomas, Version 2.2018.  View on PubMed
  20. Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Ai WZ, Ambinder RF, Aoun P, Bello CM, Benitez CM, Bernat K, Bierman PJ, Blum KA, Chen R, Dabaja B, Forero A, Gordon LI, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri FJ, Hochberg EP, Huang J, Johnston PB, Kaminski MS, Kenkre VP, Khan N, Maloney DG, Mauch PM, Metzger M, Moore JO, Morgan D, Moskowitz CH, Mulroney C, Poppe M, Rabinovitch R, Seropian S, Smith M, Winter JN, Yahalom J, Burns J, Ogba N, Sundar H Hodgkin Lymphoma Version 1.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology.  View on PubMed

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