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    Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL Mail Stop 62
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 361 5664
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      1. Soni S, Abdel-Azim H, McManus M, Nemecek E, Sposto R, Woolfrey A, Frangoul H. Phase I Study of Clofarabine and 2-Gy Total Body Irradiation as a Non-Myeloablative Preparative Regimen for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) in Pediatric Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: a Therapeutic Advances in Childhood Leukemia (TACL) Consortium Study. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Apr 07. PMID: 28396162.
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      2. Gerds AT, Woo Ahn K, Hu ZH, Abdel-Azim H, Akpek G, Aljurf M, Ballen KK, Beitinjaneh A, Bacher U, Cahn JY, Chhabra S, Cutler C, Daly A, DeFilipp Z, Gale RP, Gergis U, Grunwald MR, Hale GA, Hamilton BK, Jagasia M, Kamble RT, Kindwall-Keller T, Nishihori T, Olsson RF, Ramanathan M, Saad AA, Solh M, Ustun C, Valcárcel D, Warlick E, Wirk BM, Kalaycio M, Alyea E, Popat U, Sobecks R, Saber W. Outcomes after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Mar 10. PMID: 28288952.
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      3. Chen YB, Wang T, Hemmer MT, Brady C, Couriel DR, Alousi A, Pidala J, Urbano-Ispizua A, Choi SW, Nishihori T, Teshima T, Inamoto Y, Wirk B, Marks DI, Abdel-Azim H, Lehmann L, Yu L, Bitan M, Cairo MS, Qayed M, Salit R, Gale RP, Martino R, Jaglowski S, Bajel A, Savani B, Frangoul H, Lewis ID, Storek J, Askar M, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Aljurf M, Ringden O, Reshef R, Olsson RF, Hashmi S, Seo S, Spitzer TR, MacMillan ML, Lazaryan A, Spellman SR, Arora M, Cutler CS. GvHD after umbilical cord blood transplantation for acute leukemia: an analysis of risk factors and effect on outcomes. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Mar; 52(3):400-408. PMID: 27941764.
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      4. Li L, Qi X, Sun W, Abdel-Azim H, Lou S, Zhu H, Prasadarao NV, Zhou A, Shimada H, Shudo K, Kim YM, Khazal S, He Q, Warburton D, Wu L. Am80-GCSF synergizes myeloid expansion and differentiation to generate functional neutrophils that reduce neutropenia-associated infection and mortality. EMBO Mol Med. 2016 Oct 13. PMID: 27737899.
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      5. Ballen K, Woo Ahn K, Chen M, Abdel-Azim H, Ahmed I, Aljurf M, Antin J, Bhatt AS, Boeckh M, Chen G, Dandoy C, George B, Laughlin MJ, Lazarus HM, MacMillan ML, Margolis DA, Marks DI, Norkin M, Rosenthal J, Saad A, Savani B, Schouten HC, Storek J, Szabolcs P, Ustun C, Verneris MR, Waller EK, Weisdorf DJ, Williams KM, Wingard JR, Wirk B, Wolfs T, Young JA, Auletta J, Komanduri KV, Lindemans C, Riches ML. Infection Rates among Acute Leukemia Patients Receiving Alternative Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Sep; 22(9):1636-45. PMID: 27343716.
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      6. Lazaryan A, Wang T, Spellman SR, Wang HL, Pidala J, Nishihori T, Askar M, Olsson R, Oudshoorn M, Abdel-Azim H, Yong A, Gandhi M, Dandoy C, Savani B, Hale G, Page K, Bitan M, Reshef R, Drobyski W, Marsh SG, Schultz K, Müller CR, Fernandez-Viña MA, Verneris MR, Horowitz MM, Arora M, Weisdorf DJ, Lee SJ. Human leukocyte antigen supertype matching after myeloablative hematopoietic cell transplantation with 7/8 matched unrelated donor allografts: a report from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Haematologica. 2016 Oct; 101(10):1267-1274. PMID: 27247320.
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      7. Chaudhury S, Sparapani R, Hu ZH, Nishihori T, Abdel-Azim H, Malone A, Olsson R, Hamadani M, Daly A, Bacher U, Wirk BM, Kamble RT, Gale RP, Wood WA, Hale G, Wiernik PH, Hashmi SK, Marks D, Ustun C, Munker R, Savani BN, Alyea E, Popat U, Sobecks R, Kalaycio M, Maziarz R, Hijiya N, Saber W. Outcomes of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Children and Young Adults with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: A CIBMTR Cohort Analysis. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jun; 22(6):1056-64. PMID: 26964698.
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      8. Parekh C, Gaynon PS, Abdel-Azim H. Reply: T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Minimal Residual Disease, and Lymphocyte Recovery. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May; 63(5):945. PMID: 26766623.
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      9. Williams KM, Ahn KW, Chen M, Aljurf MD, Agwu AL, Chen AR, Walsh TJ, Szabolcs P, Boeckh MJ, Auletta JJ, Lindemans CA, Zanis-Neto J, Malvezzi M, Lister J, de Toledo Codina JS, Sackey K, Chakrabarty JL, Ljungman P, Wingard JR, Seftel MD, Seo S, Hale GA, Wirk B, Smith MS, Savani BN, Lazarus HM, Marks DI, Ustun C, Abdel-Azim H, Dvorak CC, Szer J, Storek J, Yong A, Riches MR. The incidence, mortality and timing of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia after hematopoietic cell transplantation: a CIBMTR analysis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Apr; 51(4):573-80. PMID: 26726945.
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      10. Wang H, Song C, Ding Y, Pan X, Ge Z, Tan BH, Gowda C, Sachdev M, Muthusami S, Ouyang H, Lai L, Francis OL, Morris CL, Abdel-Azim H, Dorsam G, Xiang M, Payne KJ, Dovat S. Transcriptional Regulation of JARID1B/KDM5B Histone Demethylase by Ikaros, Histone Deacetylase 1 (HDAC1), and Casein Kinase 2 (CK2) in B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. J Biol Chem. 2016 Feb 19; 291(8):4004-18. PMID: 26655717.
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      11. Abdel-Azim H, Mahadeo KM, Zhao Q, Khazal S, Kohn DB, Crooks GM, Shah AJ, Kapoor N. Unrelated donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the treatment of non-malignant genetic diseases: An alemtuzumab based regimen is associated with cure of clinical disease; earlier clearance of alemtuzumab may be associated with graft rejection. Am J Hematol. 2015 Nov; 90(11):1021-6. PMID: 26242764.
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      12. George AA, Paz H, Fei F, Kirzner J, Kim YM, Heisterkamp N, Abdel-Azim H. Phosphoflow-Based Evaluation of Mek Inhibitors as Small-Molecule Therapeutics for B-Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137917. PMID: 26360058.
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      13. Burke MJ, Verneris MR, Le Rademacher J, He W, Abdel-Azim H, Abraham AA, Auletta JJ, Ayas M, Brown VI, Cairo MS, Chan KW, Diaz Perez MA, Dvorak CC, Egeler RM, Eldjerou L, Frangoul H, Guilcher GM, Hayashi RJ, Ibrahim A, Kasow KA, Leung WH, Olsson RF, Pulsipher MA, Shah N, Shah NN, Thiel E, Talano JA, Kitko CL. Transplant Outcomes for Children with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Second Remission: A Report from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Dec; 21(12):2154-9. PMID: 26327632.
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      14. Satwani P, Ahn KW, Carreras J, Abdel-Azim H, Cairo MS, Cashen A, Chen AI, Cohen JB, Costa LJ, Dandoy C, Fenske TS, Freytes CO, Ganguly S, Gale RP, Ghosh N, Hertzberg MS, Hayashi RJ, Kamble RT, Kanate AS, Keating A, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Lazarus HM, Marks DI, Nishihori T, Olsson RF, Prestidge TD, Rolon JM, Savani BN, Vose JM, Wood WA, Inwards DJ, Bachanova V, Smith SM, Maloney DG, Sureda A, Hamadani M. A prognostic model predicting autologous transplantation outcomes in children, adolescents and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Nov; 50(11):1416-23. PMID: 26237164.
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      15. Zhao Q, Mahadeo KM, Kapoor N, Abdel-Azim H. Improved outcomes associated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. Blood. 2015 Jul 23; 126(4):561-2. PMID: 26206948.
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      16. Ayas M, Eapen M, Le-Rademacher J, Carreras J, Abdel-Azim H, Alter BP, Anderlini P, Battiwalla M, Bierings M, Buchbinder DK, Bonfim C, Camitta BM, Fasth AL, Gale RP, Lee MA, Lund TC, Myers KC, Olsson RF, Page KM, Prestidge TD, Radhi M, Shah AJ, Schultz KR, Wirk B, Wagner JE, Deeg HJ. Second Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Patients with Fanconi Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Oct; 21(10):1790-5. PMID: 26116087.
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      17. Shaw BE, Logan BR, Kiefer DM, Chitphakdithai P, Pedersen TL, Abdel-Azim H, Abidi MH, Akpek G, Diaz MA, Artz AS, Dandoy C, Gajewski JL, Hematti P, Kamble RT, Kasow KA, Lazarus HM, Liesveld JL, Majhail NS, O'Donnell PV, Olsson RF, Savani BN, Schears RM, Stroncek DF, Switzer GE, Williams EP, Wingard JR, Wirk BM, Confer DL, Pulsipher MA. Analysis of the Effect of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Center Size on Unrelated National Marrow Donor Program Donor Outcomes: Donor Toxicities Are More Common at Low-Volume Bone Marrow Collection Centers. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Oct; 21(10):1830-8. PMID: 26116089.
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      18. Parekh C, Gaynon PS, Abdel-Azim H. End of induction minimal residual disease alone is not a useful determinant for risk stratified therapy in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov; 62(11):2040-3. PMID: 25976383.
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      19. Fei F, Joo EJ, Tarighat SS, Schiffer I, Paz H, Fabbri M, Abdel-Azim H, Groffen J, Heisterkamp N. B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia and stromal cells communicate through Galectin-3. Oncotarget. 2015 May 10; 6(13):11378-94. PMID: 25869099.
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      20. Abdel-Azim H, Jovi-Usude B, Balian C, Shah AJ, Tang S, Sinha A, Kapoor N, Mahadeo KM. Successful Bone Marrow Transplantation of an Adolescent Young Adult Female With Pregnancy-associated Aplastic Anemia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 May; 37(4):319-21. PMID: 25774494.
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      21. Abdel-Azim H, Kapoor N, Mahadeo KM, Finlay JL. Graft versus tumor effect in the brain of a child with recurrent metastatic medulloblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Sep; 62(9):1667-9. PMID: 25894457.
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      22. Mehta PA, Zhang MJ, Eapen M, He W, Seber A, Gibson B, Camitta BM, Kitko CL, Dvorak CC, Nemecek ER, Frangoul HA, Abdel-Azim H, Kasow KA, Lehmann L, Gonzalez Vicent M, Diaz Pérez MA, Ayas M, Qayed M, Carpenter PA, Jodele S, Lund TC, Leung WH, Davies SM. Transplantation Outcomes for Children with Hypodiploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Jul; 21(7):1273-7. PMID: 25865650.
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      23. Mehta B, Mahadeo K, Kapoor N, Abdel-Azim H. Low-dose total-body irradiation and alemtuzumab-based reduced-intensity conditioning regimen results in durable engraftment and correction of clinical disease among children with chronic granulomatous disease. Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Jun; 19(4):408-12. PMID: 25845644.
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      24. Abdel-Azim H, Heisterkamp N. Potential of autologous NK cell therapy to eradicate leukemia: "Education is [not] the best provision for old age" -Aristotle. Oncoimmunology. 2015 Feb; 4(2):e984549. PMID: 25949882.
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      25. Azim HA, Balian C, Tewari P, Santizo R, Kapoor N, Mahadeo KM. A survey of infectious disease clinical practices among pediatric blood and marrow transplant programs in the United States. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Apr; 62(4):731-5. PMID: 25557155.
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      26. Mahadeo KM, Weinberg KI, Abdel-Azim H, Miklos DB, Killen R, Kohn D, Crooks GM, Shah AJ, Kharbanda S, Agarwal R, Kapoor N. A Reduced-Toxicity Regimen Is Associated with Durable Engraftment and Clinical Cure of Nonmalignant Genetic Diseases among Children Undergoing Blood and Marrow Transplantation with an HLA-Matched Related Donor. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Mar; 21(3):440-4. PMID: 25459642.
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      27. Orgel E, Tucci J, Alhushki W, Malvar J, Sposto R, Fu CH, Freyer DR, Abdel-Azim H, Mittelman SD. Obesity is associated with residual leukemia following induction therapy for childhood B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2014 Dec 18; 124(26):3932-8. PMID: 25349177.
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      28. Fei F, Lim M, George AA, Kirzner J, Lee D, Seeger R, Groffen J, Abdel-Azim H, Heisterkamp N. Cytotoxicity of CD56-positive lymphocytes against autologous B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. Leukemia. 2015 Apr; 29(4):788-97. PMID: 25134458.
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      29. Mehta B, Mahadeo K, Zaw R, Tang S, Kapoor N, Abdel-Azim H. Bortezomib for effective treatment of a child with refractory autoimmune hemolytic anemia post allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Dec; 61(12):2324-5. PMID: 25131654.
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      30. Mahadeo KM, Masinsin B, Kapoor N, Shah AJ, Abdel-Azim H, Parkman R. Immunologic Resolution of Human Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1508-15. PMID: 24979733.
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      31. Khazal S, Abdel-Azim H, Kapoor N, Mahadeo KM. Overcoming Psychosocial and Developmental Barriers to Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) in an Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Transgender Patient with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Nov; 31(8):765-7. PMID: 24854505.
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      32. Parameswaran R, Lim M, Fei F, Abdel-Azim H, Arutyunyan A, Schiffer I, McLaughlin ME, Gram H, Huet H, Groffen J, Heisterkamp N. Effector-Mediated Eradication of Precursor B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Novel Fc-Engineered Monoclonal Antibody Targeting the BAFF-R. Mol Cancer Ther. 2014 Jun; 13(6):1567-77. PMID: 24825858.
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      33. Kohn LA, Seet CS, Scholes J, Codrea F, Chan R, Zaidi-Merchant S, Zhu Y, De Oliveira S, Kapoor N, Shah A, Abdel-Azim H, Kohn DB, Crooks GM. Human Lymphoid Development in the Absence of Common ?-Chain Receptor Signaling. J Immunol. 2014 Jun 1; 192(11):5050-8. PMID: 24771849.
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      34. Bitan M, He W, Zhang MJ, Abdel-Azim H, Ayas MF, Bielorai B, Carpenter PA, Cairo MS, Diaz MA, Horan JT, Jodele S, Kitko CL, Schultz KR, Kletzel M, Kasow KA, Lehmann LE, Mehta PA, Shah N, Pulsipher MA, Prestidge T, Seber A, Shenoy S, Woolfrey AE, Yu LC, Davies SM. Transplantation for children with acute myeloid leukemia: a comparison of outcomes with reduced intensity and myeloablative regimens. Blood. 2014 Mar 6; 123(10):1615-20. PMID: 24435046.
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      35. Romero Z, Urbinati F, Geiger S, Cooper AR, Wherley J, Kaufman ML, Hollis RP, de Assin RR, Senadheera S, Sahagian A, Jin X, Gellis A, Wang X, Gjertson D, Deoliveira S, Kempert P, Shupien S, Abdel-Azim H, Walters MC, Meiselman HJ, Wenby RB, Gruber T, Marder V, Coates TD, Kohn DB. ß-globin gene transfer to human bone marrow for sickle cell disease. J Clin Invest. 2013 Jul 1. PMID: 23863630.
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      36. Fei F, Abdel-Azim H, Lim M, Arutyunyan A, von Itzstein M, Groffen J, Heisterkamp N. Galectin-3 in pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia. 2013 Dec; 27(12):2385-8. PMID: 23760399.
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      37. Parameswaran R, Lim M, Arutyunyan A, Abdel-Azim H, Hurtz C, Lau K, Müschen M, Yu RK, von Itzstein M, Heisterkamp N, Groffen J. O-acetylated N-acetylneuraminic acid as a novel target for therapy in human pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Exp Med. 2013 Apr 8; 210(4):805-19. PMID: 23478187.
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      38. Bui KC, Weems M, Biniwale M, George AA, Zielinska E, Azen CG, Durand M, Abdel-Azim H. Circulating hematopoietic and endothelial progenitor cells in newborn infants: effects of gestational age, postnatal age and clinical stress in the first 3 weeks of life. Early Hum Dev. 2013 Jun; 89(6):411-8. PMID: 23312395.
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      39. Candotti F, Shaw KL, Muul L, Carbonaro D, Sokolic R, Choi C, Schurman SH, Garabedian E, Kesserwan C, Jagadeesh GJ, Fu PY, Gschweng E, Cooper A, Tisdale JF, Weinberg KI, Crooks GM, Kapoor N, Shah A, Abdel-Azim H, Yu XJ, Smogorzewska M, Wayne AS, Rosenblatt HM, Davis CM, Hanson C, Rishi RG, Wang X, Gjertson D, Yang OO, Balamurugan A, Bauer G, Ireland JA, Engel BC, Podsakoff GM, Hershfield MS, Blaese RM, Parkman R, Kohn DB. Gene therapy for adenosine deaminase-deficient severe combined immune deficiency: clinical comparison of retroviral vectors and treatment plans. Blood. 2012 Nov 1; 120(18):3635-46. PMID: 22968453.
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      40. Shah AJ, Kapoor N, Cooper RM, Crooks GM, Lenarsky C, Abdel-Azim H, Wu SQ, Wilson K, Weinberg KI, Parkman R, Kohn DB. Pre- and post-natal treatment of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jan; 52(1):139-42. PMID: 18819128.
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      41. Gruber TA, Shah AJ, Hernandez M, Crooks GM, Abdel-Azim H, Gupta S, McKnight S, White D, Kapoor N, Kohn DB. Clinical and genetic heterogeneity in Omenn syndrome and severe combined immune deficiency. Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Mar; 13(2):244-50. PMID: 18822103.
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      42. Abdel-Azim H, Zhu Y, Hollis R, Wang X, Ge S, Hao QL, Smbatyan G, Kohn DB, Rosol M, Crooks GM. Expansion of multipotent and lymphoid-committed human progenitors through intracellular dimerization of Mpl. Blood. 2008 Apr 15; 111(8):4064-74. PMID: 18174381.
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      43. Ankola PA, Abdel-Azim H. Congenital bilateral upper eyelid coloboma. J Perinatol. 2003 Mar; 23(2):166-7. PMID: 12673270.
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      44. el-Ghamrawy KA, Zawam HZ, Abdel-Azim H, Haggag M. Risk factors in intermediate and high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas of adults: a need for a new staging system. Anticancer Drugs. 1991 Aug; 2(4):383-8. PMID: 1797195.
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