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Anand Jillella

Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Augusta, GA, UNITED STATES

An expert in acute promyelocytic leukemia, Jillella is founding director of the adult stem cell and bone marrow transplant program.

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Biography

Dr. Anand P. Jillella returned to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in July 2017 as the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Medical Oncology. He also serves as the associate director of Medical Oncology Services at the Georgia Cancer Center. Dr. Jillella is the founding director of the Georgia Cancer Center’s adult stem cell and bone marrow transplant program.

Jillella’s current research, funded by the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, is a novel induction therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells, which dramatically reduces mortality rates and starts as a national ECOG/ACRIN clinical trial. His clinical focus is bone marrow transplantation for leukemia, multiple myeloma and other blood-related malignancies.

Areas of Expertise

Bone Marrow TransplantationLeukemiaAcute Promyelocytic LeukemiaHematology OncologyCancer clinical trialsCancer

Media Appearances

Dr. Anand Jillella receives Georgia CORE’s Optimistic Oncologist Award

Jagwire - Augusta University  online

2018-01-12

Dr. Anand Jillella, the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Medical Oncology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the recipient of the first Optimistic Oncologist Award from the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE).

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Unique Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia

Cancer Currents - National Cancer Institute  online

2018-01-03

It’s not often that a cancer clinical trial recruits a handful of oncologists to staff a round-the-clock help desk of sorts for their peers. But that’s the case for a unique NCI-funded trial that is attempting to address a serious problem for patients who have a very rare cancer, acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL).

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A national study to cure a specific form of leukemia happening in Augusta

News Channel 6  tv

2017-11-22

Happening right now—a national study to cure a specific form of Leukemia and it is taking place right here in Augusta. News Channel 6’s Ashley Osborne sat down with the program leader and one of his patients.

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Jillella returns as J. Harold Harrison MD Chair for Medical Oncology

Jagwire - Augusta University  online

2017-05-18

Dr. Anand P. Jillella returns to the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University July 1 as the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Medical Oncology.

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Articles

Does the frequency of molecular monitoring after tyrosine kinase inhibitor discontinuation affect outcomes of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia? | Cancer

Jee Hyun Kong MD, PhD, Elliott F. Winton MD, Leonard T. Heffner MD, Zhengjia Chen PhD, Amelia A. Langston MD, Brittany Hill PA, Martha Arellano MD, Fuad El-Rassi MD, Audrey Kim RN, Anand Jillella MD, Vamsi K. Kota MD, Imre Bodó MD, PhD, Hanna Jean Khoury MD

2017

To the authors' knowledge, the optimal frequency of monitoring after tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) discontinuation in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has not been established.

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Outcomes of Newly Diagnosed Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Following an Elective Switch From Second-Generation Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor to Imatinib | Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia

Vamsi K. Kota'Correspondence information about the author Vamsi K. KotaEmail the author Vamsi K. Kota, Jee Hyun Kong, Martha Arellano, Fuad El Rassi, Manila Gaddh, Leonard T. Heffner, Elliott F. Winton, Anand P. Jillella, Morgan L. McLemore, H. Jean Khoury (in memoriam)

2017

The second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) (2G-TKIs) dasatinib (DAS) and nilotinib (NIL) yield faster responses in newly diagnosed chronic phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) as compared with imatinib (IM); however, long-term safety of these agents is a growing concern

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Exploratory study on the impact of switching to nilotinib in 18 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase with suboptimal response to imatinib | Therapeutic Advances in Hematology

Sikander Ailawadhi, Luke P. Akard, Carole B. Miller, Anand Jillella, Daniel J. DeAngelo, Solveig G. Ericson, Felice Lin, Ghulam Warsi, Jerald Radich

2016

The phase II, exploratory, open-label Exploring Nilotinib BCR-ABL Effects (ENABL) study [ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00644878] assessed the impact of switching to nilotinib therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase (CML-CP) who had a suboptimal molecular response with imatinib.

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