Harry Paul Erba, MD, PhD

Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt St Suite 5000, DUMC Box 3961, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-1000
Email address harry.erba@duke.edu

I am a clinical investigator in the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy in the Department of Medicine.  I serve as Director of the Leukemia Program and Director of Phase I Development in Hematologic Malignancies.  I am also the Chair of the SWOG Leukemia Committee.  I am interested in the clinical development of novel therapies for acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms (such as chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis), and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Specifically, I have been the Principal Investigator for small molecular inhibitors, antibody-drug conjugates and cytotoxic chemotherapy.  

Education and Training

  • Research Fellowship in Medicine, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1991 - 1993
  • Research/Clinical Fellowship in Medicine, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1991 - 1992
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1988 - 1991
  • Residency Physician, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1988 - 1990
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988
  • M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1988

Publications

Zeidan, Amer M., Prajwal C. Boddu, Mrinal M. Patnaik, Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Maximilian Stahl, Raajit K. Rampal, Rory Shallis, et al. “Special considerations in the management of adult patients with acute leukaemias and myeloid neoplasms in the COVID-19 era: recommendations from a panel of international experts.” Lancet Haematol, June 18, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3026(20)30205-2.

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Pagel, John M., Megan Othus, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Min Fang, Jerald P. Radich, David A. Rizzieri, Guido Marcucci, et al. “Rapid Donor Identification Improves Survival in High-Risk First-Remission Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia.” Jco Oncol Pract 16, no. 6 (June 2020): e464–75. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.19.00133.

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Sung, Anthony D., Shekeab Jauhari, Sharareh Siamakpour-Reihani, Arati V. Rao, Janet Staats, Cliburn Chan, Everett Meyer, et al. “Microtransplantation in older patients with AML: A pilot study of safety, efficacy and immunologic effects.” Am J Hematol 95, no. 6 (June 2020): 662–71. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.25781.

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Lancet, Jeffrey E., Anna B. Moseley, Steven E. Coutre, Daniel J. DeAngelo, Megan Othus, Martin S. Tallman, Mark R. Litzow, Rami S. Komrokji, Harry P. Erba, and Frederick R. Appelbaum. “A phase 2 study of ATRA, arsenic trioxide, and gemtuzumab ozogamicin in patients with high-risk APL (SWOG 0535).” Blood Adv 4, no. 8 (April 28, 2020): 1683–89. https://doi.org/10.1182/bloodadvances.2019001278.

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Roboz, Gail J., Courtney D. DiNardo, Eytan M. Stein, Stéphane de Botton, Alice S. Mims, Gabrielle T. Prince, Jessica K. Altman, et al. “Ivosidenib induces deep durable remissions in patients with newly diagnosed IDH1-mutant acute myeloid leukemia.” Blood 135, no. 7 (February 13, 2020): 463–71. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood.2019002140.

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Merz, Lauren E., Anthony J. Perissinotti, Bernard L. Marini, Patrick W. Burke, Ashley Crouch, Harry P. Erba, and Dale Bixby. “Lenalidomide Plus Hypomethylating Agent as a Treatment Option in Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Recurrent Genetic Abnormalities-AML With inv(3)(q21.3q26.2) or t(3;3)(q21.3;q26.2); GATA2, MECOM.” Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 20, no. 1 (January 2020): 24–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clml.2019.09.615.

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Shanafelt, Tait D., Victoria Wang, Neil E. Kay, Curtis A. Hanson, Susan M. O’Brien, Jacqueline C. Barrientos, Diane F. Jelinek, et al. “Ibrutinib and Rituximab Provides Superior Clinical Outcome Compared to FCR in Younger Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Extended Follow-up from the E1912 Trial.” Blood 134, no. Supplement_1 (November 13, 2019): 33. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2019-126824.

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Ustun, Celalettin, Jennifer Le-Rademacher, Hai-Lin Wang, Megan Othus, Zhuoxin Sun, Brittny Major, Mei-Jie Zhang, et al. “Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation compared to chemotherapy consolidation in older acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients 60-75 years in first complete remission (CR1): an alliance (A151509), SWOG, ECOG-ACRIN, and CIBMTR study.” Leukemia 33, no. 11 (November 2019): 2599–2609. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41375-019-0477-x.

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Perl, Alexander E., Giovanni Martinelli, Jorge E. Cortes, Andreas Neubauer, Ellin Berman, Stefania Paolini, Pau Montesinos, et al. “Gilteritinib or Chemotherapy for Relapsed or Refractory FLT3-Mutated AML.” N Engl J Med 381, no. 18 (October 31, 2019): 1728–40. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1902688.

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Shah, Gaurav, Fady M. Mikhail, Kimo Bachiasvili, Pankit Vachhani, Harry P. Erba, and Nikolaos Papadantonakis. “Outcomes of high-risk acute promyelocytic leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide (ATO)/all trans retinoic acid (ATRA) based induction and consolidation without maintenance phase: A case Series.” Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther, October 14, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hemonc.2019.08.006.

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