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Francesca Ferraro, MD, PhD

Instructor, Medicine
Division of Oncology
Section of Bone Marrow Transplant

Specialty Areas

Internal Medicine
Hematology

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Hematology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Christian Hospital
Progress West Hospital

Languages

Italian

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

Benign and malignant hematology

  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hematology Oncology: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2018
Residency: Internal Medicine: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 2016
PhD: University of Parma, Parma, Italy 2013
Residency: Hematology: University of Parma, Parma, Italy 2009
Medical Degree: University of Parma, Parma, Italy 2004

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Secondary acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a retrospective analysis from Washington University and meta-analysis of published data.
Ferraro F, Gao F, Stockerl-Goldstein K, Westervelt P, DiPersio JF, Ghobadi A
Leuk Res. 2018 Sep; 7286-91. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2018.07.024.

PMID:
    30114560
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genomic damage induced by the widely used fungicide chlorothalonil in peripheral human lymphocytes.
Santovito A, Gendusa C, Ferraro F, Musso I, Costanzo M, Ruberto S, Cervella P
Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2018 Oct; 161578-583. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.06.047.

PMID:
    29929134
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effectiveness of pharmacological or psychological interventions for smoking cessation in smokers with major depression or depressive symptoms: A systematic review of the literature.
Aldi GA, Bertoli G, Ferraro F, Pezzuto A, Cosci F
Subst Abus. 2018; 39(3)289-306. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1439802.

PMID:
    29436984
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Protein Kinase C Epsilon Is a Key Regulator of Mitochondrial Redox Homeostasis in Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Di Marcantonio D, Martinez E, Sidoli S, Vadaketh J, Nieborowska-Skorska M, Gupta A, Meadows JM, Ferraro F, Masselli E, Challen GA, Milsom MD, Scholl C, Fröhling S, Balachandran S, Skorski T, Garcia BA, Mirandola P, Gobbi G, Garzon R, Vitale M, Sykes SM
Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Feb 1; 24(3)608-618. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-17-2684.

PMID:
    29127121
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Distinctive Mesenchymal-Parenchymal Cell Pairings Govern B Cell Differentiation in the Bone Marrow.
Yu VW, Lymperi S, Oki T, Jones A, Swiatek P, Vasic R, Ferraro F, Scadden DT
Stem Cell Reports. 2016 Aug 9; 7(2)220-35. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2016.06.009.

PMID:
    27453006
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcriptome comparison of distinct osteolineage subsets in the hematopoietic stem cell niche using a triple fluorescent transgenic mouse model.
Yu VW, Lymperi S, Ferraro F, Scadden DT
Genom Data. 2015 Sep; 5318-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2015.06.001.

PMID:
    26484277
    [PubMed]
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Specific bone cells produce DLL4 to generate thymus-seeding progenitors from bone marrow.
Yu VW, Saez B, Cook C, Lotinun S, Pardo-Saganta A, Wang YH, Lymperi S, Ferraro F, Raaijmakers MH, Wu JY, Zhou L, Rajagopal J, Kronenberg HM, Baron R, Scadden DT
J Exp Med. 2015 May 4; 212(5)759-74. doi: 10.1084/jem.20141843.

PMID:
    25918341
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bone Marrow Macrophages Contribute to Diabetic Stem Cell Mobilopathy by Producing Oncostatin M.
Albiero M, Poncina N, Ciciliot S, Cappellari R, Menegazzo L, Ferraro F, Bolego C, Cignarella A, Avogaro A, Fadini GP
Diabetes. 2015 Aug; 64(8)2957-68. doi: 10.2337/db14-1473.

PMID:
    25804939
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cardioprotection by Targeting the Pool of Resident and Extracardiac Progenitors.
Urbanek K, Frati C, Graiani G, Madeddu D, Falco A, Cavalli S, Lorusso B, Gervasi A, Prezioso L, Savi M, Ferraro F, Galaverna F, Rossetti P, Lagrasta CA, Re F, Quaini E, Rossi F, Angelis AD, Quaini F
Curr Drug Targets. 2015; 16(8)884-94.

PMID:
    25619752
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Inhibiting stromal cell heparan sulfate synthesis improves stem cell mobilization and enables engraftment without cytotoxic conditioning.
Saez B, Ferraro F, Yusuf RZ, Cook CM, Yu VW, Pardo-Saganta A, Sykes SM, Palchaudhuri R, Schajnovitz A, Lotinun S, Lymperi S, Mendez-Ferrer S, Toro RD, Day R, Vasic R, Acharya SS, Baron R, Lin CP, Yamaguchi Y, Wagers AJ, Scadden DT
Blood. 2014 Nov 6; 124(19)2937-47. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-08-593426.

PMID:
    25202142
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Concise review: diabetes, the bone marrow niche, and impaired vascular regeneration.
Fadini GP, Ferraro F, Quaini F, Asahara T, Madeddu P
Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014 Aug; 3(8)949-57. doi: 10.5966/sctm.2014-0052.

PMID:
    24944206
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Direct measurement of local oxygen concentration in the bone marrow of live animals.
Spencer JA, Ferraro F, Roussakis E, Klein A, Wu J, Runnels JM, Zaher W, Mortensen LJ, Alt C, Turcotte R, Yusuf R, Côté D, Vinogradov SA, Scadden DT, Lin CP
Nature. 2014 Apr 10; 508(7495)269-73. doi: 10.1038/nature13034.

PMID:
    24590072
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Proplatelet generation in the mouse requires PKCε-dependent RhoA inhibition.
Gobbi G, Mirandola P, Carubbi C, Masselli E, Sykes SM, Ferraro F, Nouvenne A, Thon JN, Italiano JE Jr, Vitale M
Blood. 2013 Aug 15; 122(7)1305-11. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-04-490599.

PMID:
    23838351
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Differential stem- and progenitor-cell trafficking by prostaglandin E2.
Hoggatt J, Mohammad KS, Singh P, Hoggatt AF, Chitteti BR, Speth JM, Hu P, Poteat BA, Stilger KN, Ferraro F, Silberstein L, Wong FK, Farag SS, Czader M, Milne GL, Breyer RM, Serezani CH, Scadden DT, Guise TA, Srour EF, Pelus LM
Nature. 2013 Mar 21; 495(7441)365-9. doi: 10.1038/nature11929.

PMID:
    23485965
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Diabetes impairs hematopoietic stem cell mobilization by altering niche function.
Ferraro F, Lymperi S, Méndez-Ferrer S, Saez B, Spencer JA, Yeap BY, Masselli E, Graiani G, Prezioso L, Rizzini EL, Mangoni M, Rizzoli V, Sykes SM, Lin CP, Frenette PS, Quaini F, Scadden DT
Sci Transl Med. 2011 Oct 12; 3(104)104ra101. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002191.

PMID:
    21998408
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AKT/FOXO signaling enforces reversible differentiation blockade in myeloid leukemias.
Sykes SM, Lane SW, Bullinger L, Kalaitzidis D, Yusuf R, Saez B, Ferraro F, Mercier F, Singh H, Brumme KM, Acharya SS, Scholl C, Tothova Z, Attar EC, Fröhling S, DePinho RA, Armstrong SA, Gilliland DG, Scadden DT
Cell. 2011 Sep 2; 146(5)697-708. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2011.07.032.

PMID:
    21884932
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Differential niche and Wnt requirements during acute myeloid leukemia progression.
Lane SW, Wang YJ, Lo Celso C, Ragu C, Bullinger L, Sykes SM, Ferraro F, Shterental S, Lin CP, Gilliland DG, Scadden DT, Armstrong SA, Williams DA
Blood. 2011 Sep 8; 118(10)2849-56. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-03-345165.

PMID:
    21765021
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Guanine nucleotide exchange factor Vav1 regulates perivascular homing and bone marrow retention of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
Sanchez-Aguilera A, Lee YJ, Lo Celso C, Ferraro F, Brumme K, Mondal S, Kim C, Dorrance A, Luo HR, Scadden DT, Williams DA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jun 7; 108(23)9607-12. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1102018108.

PMID:
    21606370
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adult stem cels and their niches.
Ferraro F, Celso CL, Scadden D
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010; 695155-68. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-7037-4_11.

PMID:
    21222205
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Inhibition of osteoclast function reduces hematopoietic stem cell numbers in vivo.
Lymperi S, Ersek A, Ferraro F, Dazzi F, Horwood NJ
Blood. 2011 Feb 3; 117(5)1540-9. doi: 10.1182/blood-2010-05-282855.

PMID:
    21131587
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Areas of Research Interest

Acute myeloid leukemia