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 (6)
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia
Cancer clinical trials
Media Appearances (4)
Dr. Anand Jillella receives Georgia CORE’s Optimistic Oncologist Award
Jagwire - Augusta University online
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).
Unique Trial Aims to Decrease Early Deaths in Patients with Rare Leukemia
Cancer Currents - National Cancer Institute online
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).
A national study to cure a specific form of leukemia happening in Augusta
News Channel 6 tv
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.
Jillella returns as J. Harold Harrison MD Chair for Medical Oncology
Jagwire - Augusta University online
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.
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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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
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.