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Jonathan M. Gerber, MD

Research Focus - Translational Research in Leukemia

  • Translational laboratory focus on leukemia stem cells, including identification and targeting, minimal residual disease assays, and phenotype and response
  • Early-phase clinical investigation, including research on novel agents to target leukemia stem cells, predictors of response, and lab correlates of clinical trials

Representative Publication

Gerber JM, Smith BD, Ngwang B, et al. A clinically relevant population of leukemic CD34(+)CD38(-) cells in acute myeloid leukemia. Blood. 2012;119(15):3571-3577.

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  • UMass Chan researcher explains convalescent plasma’s potential as COVID-19 treatment
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    UMass Chan researcher explains convalescent plasma’s potential as COVID-19 treatment

    Jonathan Gerber, MD, discusses a therapy that has been around for at least a century and how it has helped in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • UMass Cancer Walk and Run chosen as best local fundraiser event by WBJ readers
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    UMass Cancer Walk and Run chosen as best local fundraiser event by WBJ readers

    Worcester Business Journal readers have chosen the UMass Cancer Walk and Run as the best nonprofit fundraiser event in Central Massachusetts.

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  • Early use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 helps avoid hospitalization
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    Early use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 helps avoid hospitalization

    Results of a clinical trial led by Jonathan M. Gerber, MD, suggest that early use of convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 helps avoid hospitalization.

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  • UMass Medical School researchers ramp up COVID-19 convalescent plasma study
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    UMass Medical School researchers ramp up COVID-19 convalescent plasma study

    More than 100 critically ill COVID-19 patients in the UMass Memorial Health Care system have been treated with convalescent plasma through a UMass Medical School clinical trial led by Jonathan M. Gerber, MD.

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  • Cancer deaths decline in United States, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment
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    Cancer deaths decline in US, with advances in prevention, detection and treatment

    In an essay originally published by The Conversation, Cancer Center Director Jonathan Gerber, MD, discusses the specifics of recently reported declines in cancer deaths and provides perspective for future continued progress.

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  • LISTEN: Jonathan Gerber on next-generation therapies to fight cancer
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    LISTEN: Jonathan Gerber on next-generation therapies to fight cancer

    Learn about the UMass Cancer Walk and Run and the latest advancements in cancer research in this Voices of UMassMed podcast with Jonathan Gerber, MD.

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  • Stories of loss, survival and hope at the 2019 UMass Cancer Walk Kickoff
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    Stories of loss, survival and hope at the 2019 UMass Cancer Walk Kickoff

    At an event characterized by a mix of smiles and tears, the race to raise money for the 2019 UMass Cancer Walk and Run officially began on June 3 as more than 100 team leaders, cancer survivors and event sponsors gathered at the Albert Sherman Center.

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