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Ephraim Joseph Fuchs, M.D.

Associate Professor of Oncology
Professor of Oncology


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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

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  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Oncology

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Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8964

401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231 map
Phone: 410-955-8143
Fax: 410-502-8651


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia , Hematologic Malignancies, Hodgkin's Disease , Leukemia, Lymphoma, Medical Oncology, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Research Interests

bone marrow transplant; myeloid disorders

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / MD (1985)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1988)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1994)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1988)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: bone marrow transplant, lymphoma, leukemia

    Selected Publications

    Durakovic, N.; Bezak, K.B.; Skarica, M.; Radojcic, V.; Fuchs, E.J.; Murphy, G.F.; Luznik, L. Host-derived Langerhans cells persist after MHC-matched allografting independent of donor T cells and critically influence the alloresponses mediated by donor lymphocyte infusions. J Immunol. 2006 Oct 1;177(7):4414-4425.

    Huff, C.A.; Fuchs, E.J.; Smith, B.D.; Blackford, A.; Garrett-Mayer, E.; Brodsky, R.A.; Flinn, I.W.; Ambinder, R.F.; Borrello, I.M.; Matsui, W.H.; Vogelsang, G.B.; Griffin, C.A.; Luznik, L.; Jones, R.J. Graft-versus-host reactions and the effectiveness of donor lymphocyte infusions. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2006 Apr;12(4):414-421.

    Ravi, R.; Fuchs, E.J.; Jain, A.; Pham, V.; Yoshimura, K.; Prouser, T.; Jalla, S.; Zhou, X.; Garrett-Mayer, E.; Kaufmann, S.H.; Schulick, R.D.; Pardoll, D.M.; Bedi, A. Resistance of cancers to immunologic cytotoxicity and adoptive immunotherapy via X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein expression and coexisting defects in mitochondrial death signaling. Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 1;66(3):1730-1739.

    Wu, K.; Giovannucci, E.; Byrne, C.; Platz, E.A.; Fuchs, C.; Willett, W.C.; Sinha, R. Meat mutagens and risk of distal colon adenoma in a cohort of U.S. men. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jun;15(6):1120-1125.

    Bolanos-Meade, J.; Garrett-Mayer, E.; Luznik, L.; Anders, V.; Webb, J.; Fuchs, E.J.; Huff, C.A.; Matsui, W.; Borrello, I.M.; Brodsky, R.; Kasamon, Y.L.; Swinnen, L.J.; Flinn, I.W.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J.; Hess, A.D.; Vogelsang, G.B. Induction of autologous graft-versus-host disease: results of a randomized prospective clinical trial in patients with poor risk lymphoma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2007 Oct;13(10):1185-1191.

    Durakovic, N.; Radojcic, V.; Skarica, M.; Bezak, K.B.; Powell, J.D.; Fuchs, E.J.; Luznik, L. Factors governing the activation of adoptively transferred donor T cells infused after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in the mouse. Blood. 2007 May 15;109(10):4564-4574.

    Fuchs, E.J.; Lee, L.A.; Torbenson, M.S.; Parsons, T.L.; Bakshi, R.P.; Guidos, A.M.; Wahl, R.L.; Hendrix, C.W. Hyperosmolar sexual lubricant causes epithelial damage in the distal colon: potential implication for HIV transmission. J Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 1;195(5):703-710.

    Thimmulappa, R.K.; Fuchs, R.J.; Malhotra, D.; Scollick, C.; Traore, K.; Bream, J.H.; Trush, M.A.; Liby, K.T.; Sporn, M.B.; Kensler, T.W.; Biswal, S. Preclinical evaluation of targeting the Nrf2 pathway by triterpenoids (CDDO-Im and CDDO-Me) for protection from LPS-induced inflammatory response and reactive oxygen species in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and neutrophils. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2007 Nov;9(11):1963-1970.

    Brodsky, R.A.; Luznik, L.; Bolanos-Meade, J.; Leffell, M.S.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. Reduced intensity HLA-haploidentical BMT with post transplantation cyclophosphamide in nonmalignant hematologic diseases. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008 Oct;42(8):523-527.

    Luznik, L.; O''Donnell, P.V.; Symons, H.J.; Chen, A.R.; Leffell, M.S.; Zahurak, M.; Gooley, T.A.; Piantadosi, S.; Kaup, M.; Ambinder, R.F.; Huff, C.A.; Matsui, W.; Bolanos-Meade, J.; Borrello, I.; Powell, J.D.; Harrington, E.; Warnock, S.; Flowers, M.; Brodsky, R.A.; Sandmaier, B.M.; Storb, R.F.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. HLA-haploidentical bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies using nonmyeloablative conditioning and high-dose, posttransplantation cyclophosphamide. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008 Jun;14(6):641-650.

    Symons, H.J.; Levy, M.Y.; Wang, J.; Zhou, X.; Zhou, G.; Cohen, S.E.; Luznik, L.; Levitsky, H.I.; Fuchs, E.J. The allogeneic effect revisited: exogenous help for endogenous, tumor-specific T cells. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008 May;14(5):499-509.

    Warlick, E.D.; O''Donnell, P.V.; Borowitz, M.; Grupka, N.; Decloe, L.; Garrett-Mayer, E.; Borrello, I.; Brodsky, R.; Fuchs, E.; Huff, C.A.; Luznik, L.; Matsui, W.; Ambinder, R.; Jones, R.J.; Douglas Smith, B. Myeloablative allogeneic bone marrow transplant using T cell depleted allografts followed by post-transplant GM-CSF in high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. Leuk Res. 2008 Sep;32(9):1439-1447.

    Bolanos-Meade, J.; Luznik, L.; Muth, M.; Matsui, W.H.; Huff, C.A.; Smith, B.D.; Levy, M.Y.; Kasamon, Y.L.; Swinnen, L.J.; Powell, J.D.; Brodsky, R.A.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. Salvage transplantation for allograft failure using fludarabine and alemtuzumab as conditioning regimen. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2009 Mar;43(6):477-480.

    Fuchs, E.J.; Huang, X.J.; Miller, J.S. HLA-haploidentical stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2009 Nov 2.

    Fuchs, E.J.; Luznik, L.; Bolanos-Meade, J.; Miller, C.B.; Brodsky, R.A.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J. Successful pregnancy and childbirth after reduced-intensity conditioning and partially HLA-mismatched BMT. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2009 Jun;43(12):969-970.

    Kasamon, Y.L.; Luznik, L.; Leffell, M.S.; Kowalski, J.; Tsai, H.L.; Bolanos-Meade, J.; Morris, L.E.; Crilley, P.A.; O''Donnell, P.V.; Rossiter, N.; Huff, C.A.; Brodsky, R.A.; Matsui, W.H.; Swinnen, L.J.; Borrello, I.; Powell, J.D.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. Nonmyeloablative HLA-Haploidentical BMT with High-Dose Posttransplantation Cyclophosphamide: Effect of HLA Disparity on Outcome. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2009 Nov 16.

    Leffell, M.S.; Cao, K.; Coppage, M.; Hansen, J.A.; Hart, J.M.; Pereira, N.; Pereira, S.; Reinsmoen, N.L.; Senitzer, D.; Smith, A.; Torres, M.; Vega, R.; Fuchs, E. Incidence of humoral sensitization in HLA partially mismatched hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Tissue Antigens. 2009 Oct 4;74:494-498.

    Levy, M.Y.; Sidana, A.; Chowdhury, W.H.; Solomon, S.B.; Drake, C.G.; Rodriguez, R.; Fuchs, E.J. Cyclophosphamide unmasks an antimetastatic effect of local tumor cryoablation. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Aug;330(2):596-601.

    Oster, S.F.; Ebrahimi, K.B.; Eberhart, C.G.; Schein, O.D.; Stark, W.J.; Jun, A.S. A clinicopathologic series of primary graft failure after Descemet''s stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 2009 Apr;116(4):609-614.

    Wu, K.; Platz, E.A.; Willett, W.C.; Fuchs, C.S.; Selhub, J.; Rosner, B.A.; Hunter, D.J.; Giovannucci, E. A randomized trial on folic acid supplementation and risk of recurrent colorectal adenoma. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2009 Dec;90(6):1623-1631.

    Bolanos-Meade, J.; Smith, B.D.; Gore, S.D.; McDevitt, M.A.; Luznik, L.; Fuchs, E.J.; Jones, R.J. 5-Azacytidine as Salvage Treatment in Relapsed Myeloid Tumors after Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Oct 15;In Press.

    Brodsky, R.A.; Chen, A.R.; Dorr, D.; Fuchs, E.J.; Huff, C.A.; Luznik, L.; Smith, B.D.; Matsui, W.H.; Goodman, S.N.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J. High-dose cyclophosphamide for severe aplastic anemia: long-term follow-up. Blood. 2010 Mar 18;115(11):2136-2141.

    Chen, J.; Garner, R.C.; Lee, L.S.; Seymour, M.; Fuchs, E.J.; Hubbard, W.C.; Parsons, T.L.; Pakes, G.E.; Fletcher, C.V.; Flexner, C. Accelerator mass spectrometry measurement of intracellular concentrations of active drug metabolites in human target cells in vivo. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Dec;88(6):796-800.

    Dezern, A.E.; Luznik, L.; Fuchs, E.J.; Jones, R.J.; Brodsky, R.A. Post-transplantation cyclophosphamide for GVHD prophylaxis in severe aplastic anemia. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2010 Sep 13.

    Engler, C.; Kelliher, C.; Spitze, A.R.; Speck, C.L.; Eberhart, C.G.; Jun, A.S. Unfolded protein response in fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy: a unifying pathogenic pathway? Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Feb;149(2):194-202 e192.

    Engstrom, P.F.; Arnoletti, J.P.; Benson, A.B., 3rd; Berlin, J.D.; Berry, J.M.; Chen, Y.J.; Choti, M.A.; Cooper, H.S.; Dilawari, R.A.; Early, D.S.; Enzinger, P.C.; Fakih, M.G.; Fleshman, J., Jr.; Fuchs, C.; Grem, J.L.; Knol, J.A.; Leong, L.A.; Lin, E.; Mulcahy, M.F.; Rohren, E.; Ryan, D.P.; Saltz, L.; Shibata, D.; Skibber, J.M.; Small, W.; Sofocleous, C.; Thomas, J.; Venook, A.P.; Willett, C. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology. Anal carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010 Jan;8(1):106-120.

    Fuchs, E.J.; Huang, X.J.; Miller, J.S. HLA-haploidentical stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Jan;16(1 Suppl):S57-63.
    Kasamon, Y.L.; Jones, R.J.; Brodsky, R.A.; Fuchs, E.J.; Matsui, W.; Luznik, L.; Powell, J.D.; Blackford, A.L.; Goodrich, A.; Gocke, C.D.; Abrams, R.A.; Ambinder, R.F.; Flinn, I.W. Immunologic recovery following autologous stem-cell transplantation with pre- and posttransplantation rituximab for low-grade or mantle cell lymphoma. Ann Oncol. 2010 Jun;21(6):1203-1210.

    Kasamon, Y.L.; Luznik, L.; Leffell, M.S.; Kowalski, J.; Tsai, H.L.; Bolanos-Meade, J.; Morris, L.E.; Crilley, P.A.; O''Donnell, P.V.; Rossiter, N.; Huff, C.A.; Brodsky, R.A.; Matsui, W.H.; Swinnen, L.J.; Borrello, I.; Powell, J.D.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. Nonmyeloablative HLA-haploidentical bone marrow transplantation with high-dose posttransplantation cyclophosphamide: effect of HLA disparity on outcome. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Apr;16(4):482-489.

    Luznik, L.; Bolanos-Meade, J.; Zahurak, M.; Chen, A.R.; Smith, B.D.; Brodsky, R.; Huff, C.A.; Borrello, I.; Matsui, W.; Powell, J.D.; Kasamon, Y.; Goodman, S.N.; Hess, A.; Levitsky, H.I.; Ambinder, R.F.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. High-dose cyclophosphamide as single-agent, short-course prophylaxis of graft-versus-host disease. Blood. 2010 Apr 22;115(16):3224-3230.

    Luznik, L.; Fuchs, E.J. High-dose, post-transplantation cyclophosphamide to promote graft-host tolerance after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Immunol Res. 2010 Jul;47(1-3):65-77.

    Luznik, L.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. High-dose cyclophosphamide for graft-versus-host disease prevention. Curr Opin Hematol. 2010 Nov;17(6):493-499.

    Petersen, G.M.; Amundadottir, L.; Fuchs, C.S.; Kraft, P.; Stolzenberg-Solomon, R.Z.; Jacobs, K.B.; Arslan, A.A.; Bueno-de-Mesquita, H.B.; Gallinger, S.; Gross, M.; Helzlsouer, K.; Holly, E.A.; Jacobs, E.J.; Klein, A.P.; LaCroix, A.; Li, D.; Mandelson, M.T.; Olson, S.H.; Risch, H.A.; Zheng, W.; Albanes, D.; Bamlet, W.R.; Berg, C.D.; Boutron-Ruault, M.C.; Buring, J.E.; Bracci, P.M.; Canzian, F.; Clipp, S.; Cotterchio, M.; de Andrade, M.; Duell, E.J.; Gaziano, J.M.; Giovannucci, E.L.; Goggins, M.; Hallmans, G.; Hankinson, S.E.; Hassan, M.; Howard, B.; Hunter, D.J.; Hutchinson, A.; Jenab, M.; Kaaks, R.; Kooperberg, C.; Krogh, V.; Kurtz, R.C.; Lynch, S.M.; McWilliams, R.R.; Mendelsohn, J.B.; Michaud, D.S.; Parikh, H.; Patel, A.V.; Peeters, P.H.; Rajkovic, A.; Riboli, E.; Rodriguez, L.; Seminara, D.; Shu, X.O.; Thomas, G.; Tjonneland, A.; Tobias, G.S.; Trichopoulos, D.; Van Den Eeden, S.K.; Virtamo, J.; Wactawski-Wende, J.; Wang, Z.; Wolpin, B.M.; Yu, H.; Yu, K.; Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, A.; Fraumeni, J.F., Jr.; Hoover, R.N.; Hartge, P.; Chanock, S.J. A genome-wide association study identifies pancreatic cancer susceptibility loci on chromosomes 13q22.1, 1q32.1 and 5p15.33. Nat Genet. 2010 Mar;42(3):224-228.

    Sidana, A.; Chowdhury, W.H.; Fuchs, E.J.; Rodriguez, R. Cryoimmunotherapy in urologic oncology. Urology. 2010 May;75(5):1009-1014.

    Symons, H.J.; Leffell, M.S.; Rossiter, N.D.; Zahurak, M.; Jones, R.J.; Fuchs, E.J. Improved survival with inhibitory killer immunoglobulin receptor (KIR) gene mismatches and KIR haplotype B donors after nonmyeloablative, HLA-haploidentical bone marrow transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010 Apr;16(4):533-542.

    Wolpin, B.M.; Kraft, P.; Xu, M.; Steplowski, E.; Olsson, M.L.; Arslan, A.A.; Bueno-de-Mesquita, H.B.; Gross, M.; Helzlsouer, K.; Jacobs, E.J.; LaCroix, A.; Petersen, G.; Stolzenberg-Solomon, R.Z.; Zheng, W.; Albanes, D.; Allen, N.E.; Amundadottir, L.; Austin, M.A.; Boutron-Ruault, M.C.; Buring, J.E.; Canzian, F.; Chanock, S.J.; Gaziano, J.M.; Giovannucci, E.L.; Hallmans, G.; Hankinson, S.E.; Hoover, R.N.; Hunter, D.J.; Hutchinson, A.; Jacobs, K.B.; Kooperberg, C.; Mendelsohn, J.B.; Michaud, D.S.; Overvad, K.; Patel, A.V.; Sanchez, M.J.; Sansbury, L.; Shu, X.O.; Slimani, N.; Tobias, G.S.; Trichopoulos, D.; Vineis, P.; Visvanathan, K.; Virtamo, J.; Wactawski-Wende, J.; Watters, J.; Yu, K.; Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, A.; Hartge, P.; Fuchs, C.S. Variant ABO blood group alleles, secretor status, and risk of pancreatic cancer: results from the pancreatic cancer cohort consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Dec;19(12):3140-3149.
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