Penn Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Elizabeth Olson Hexner

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Elizabeth Olson Hexner

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
12th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #12-151
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-1847
Fax: 215-615-5888
A.B. (French/Comparative Area Studies)
Duke University, 1992.
(Premedical Studies)
Harvard University Extension School, 1994.
M.D. (Medicine)
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1999.
M.S.T.R. (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Genetically modified T Cell Therapies
CAR T cells
Cellular therapy
Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation

Selected Publications

Blumberg EA, Noll JH, Tebas P, Fraietta JA, Frank I, Marshall A, Chew A, Veloso EA, Carulli A, Rogal W, Gaymon AL, Schmidt AH, Barnette T, Jurek R, Martins R, Hudson BM, Chavda K, Bailey CM, Church SE, Noorchashm H, Hwang WT, June CH, Hexner EO.: A phase I trial of cyclosporine for hospitalized patients with COVID-19. JCI Insight 7: e155682, Jun 2022.

Freyer CW, Gier S, Carulli A, Gill SI, Hexner EO, Loren AW, Martin ME, Porter DL.: Salvage therapy with basiliximab and etanercept for severe steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease. Am J Hematol Apr 2022.

Narayan V, Barber-Rotenberg JS, Jung IY, Lacey SF, Rech AJ, Davis MM, Hwang WT, Lal P, Carpenter EL, Maude SL, Plesa G, Vapiwala N, Chew A, Moniak M, Sebro RA, Farwell MD, Marshall A, Gilmore J, Lledo L, Dengel K, Church SE, Hether TD, Xu J, Gohil M, Buckingham TH, Yee SS, Gonzalez VE, Kulikovskaya I, Chen F, Tian L, Tien K, Gladney W, Nobles CL, Raymond HE; Prostate Cancer Cellular Therapy Program Investigators, Hexner EO, Siegel DL, Bushman FD, June CH, Fraietta JA, Haas NB.: PSMA-targeting TGFβ-insensitive armored CAR T cells in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: a phase 1 trial. Nat Med Mar 2022.

Gill SI, Frey NV, Hexner E, Metzger S, O'Brien M, Hwang WT, Brogdon JL, Davis MM, Fraietta JA, Gaymon A, Gladney WL, Lacey SF, Lamontagne A, Mato AR, Maus MV, Melenhorst JJ, Pequignot E, Ruella M, Shestov MA, Byrd JC, Schuster SJ, Siegel DL, Levine BL, June CH, Porter DL.: Anti-CD19 CAR T Cells in Combination with Ibrutinib for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Blood Adv Mar 2022.

Graveno ME, Carulli A, Freyer CW, Mangan BL, Nietupski R, Loren AW, Frey NV, Porter DL, Gill SI, Hexner EO, Luger SM, Martin ME, McCurdy SR, Perl AE, Babushok DV, Pratz KW.: Venetoclax in combination with hypomethylating agents or low dose cytarabine for relapsed and refractory acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma Mar 2022.

Freyer CW, Babushok DV, Frey NV, Gill SI, Loren AW, Luger SM, Maity A, Martin ME, Plastaras JP, Porter DL, Hexner EO.: Low-Dose Total Body Irradiation Added to Fludarabine and Busulfan Reduced-Intensity Conditioning Reduces Graft Failure in Patients with Myelofibrosis. Transplant Cell Ther 2022.

Freyer CW, Carulli A, Gier S, Ganetsky A, Timlin C, Schuster M, Babushok D, Frey NV, Gill SI, Hexner EO, Luger SM, Mangan JK, Martin ME, McCurdy SR, Perl AE, Porter DL, Pratz K, Smith J, Stadtmauer EA, Loren AW.: Letermovir vs. high-dose valacyclovir for cytomegalovirus prophylaxis following haploidentical or mismatched unrelated donor allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation receiving post-transplant cyclophosphamide. Leuk Lymphoma 2022.

Traxler EA, Hexner EO.: Running interferon interference in treating PV/ET: meeting unmet needs. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2021: 463-468, Dec 2021.

Myers RM, Li Y, Barz Leahy A, Barrett DM, Teachey DT, Callahan C, Fasano CC, Rheingold SR, DiNofia A, Wray L, Aplenc R, Baniewicz D, Liu H, Shaw PA, Pequignot E, Getz KD, Brogdon JL, Fesnak AD, Siegel DL, Davis MM, Bartoszek C, Lacey SF, Hexner EO, Chew A, Wertheim GB, Levine BL, June CH, Grupp SA, Maude SL.: Humanized CD19-Targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells in CAR-Naive and CAR-Exposed Children and Young Adults With Relapsed or Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Clin Oncol 39: 3044-3055, Sep 2021.

Zewde MG, Morales G, Gandhi I, Özbek U, Aguayo-Hiraldo P, Ayuk F, Baez J, Chanswangphuwana C, Choe H, DeFilipp Z, Etra A, Grupp S, Hexner EO, Hogan W, Javorniczky NR, Kasikis S, Kitko CL, Kowalyk S, Meedt E, Merli P, Nakamura R, Qayed M, Reshef R, Rösler W, Schechter T, Weber D, Wölfl M, Yanik G, Young R, Levine JE, Ferrara JLM, Chen YB.: Evaluation of Elafin as a Prognostic Biomarker in Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease. Transplant Cell Ther Aug 2021.

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Last updated: 09/11/2022
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