Int.Editorial Board

Lawrence B. Faulkner, M.D.
Program Director Sankalp-People Tree Hospitals Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Bangalore, India.

Medical Doctor Degree: University of Florence, Italy, 1983 (110/110 cum laude).
Pediatric Residency: Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn NY, 1986-89.
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - New York Hospital, New York NY,
Cornell University Medical School combined program, 1989-92.
International memberships
International Society of Pediatric Oncology American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology Other qualifications JACIE (Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-EBMT) Inspector
Work experience 1990-1992
Pediatric Fellow in the laboratory of Developmental Hematology directed by Malcolm A. S. Moore Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA. 1992-1993
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology attending at the Catholic University Medical Center (Policlinico Gemelli) in Rome, Italy. 1994-2005
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology attending at the Children's Hospital of Florence (Ospedale Meyer). 2006-present.
Medical Coordinator of the Cure2Children Foundation. 2015-present.
Program Director, Sankalp-People Tree Hospitals Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Bangalore, India.
Agarwal, R.K., Kumari, A., Sedai, A., Parmar, L., Dhanya, R., and Faulkner, L.: The Case for High Resolution Extended 6-Loci HLA Typing for Identifying Related Donors in the Indian Subcontinent. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (June 8, 2017). doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.05.030.
Faulkner, L., Uderzo C., Khalid S,, Marwah P., Soni R., Yaqub N., Amanat S., Fatima I., Khan Gilani S., Zahra T., Ramprakash S., Gooneratne L., Dissanayake R., Williams S., Rathnayake W., Srinivas R., Sedai A., Kumari A., Parmar L., Dhanya R. and Agarwal R.K.: ATG vs. Thiotepa with Busulfan and Cyclophosphamide in Matched-Related Bone Marrow Transplantation for Thalassemia. Blood Advances 1(13):792-901, 2017.
Parikh, N.S., Howard S.C., Chantada G., Israels T., Khattab M., Alcasabas P., Lam C.G., Faulkner L., Park JR., London W.B., Matthay K.K.: SIOP-PODC Recommended Graduated Intensity Guidelines for Diagnosis, Risk Stratification and Treatment of Neuroblastoma in Resource-Limited Countries. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2015 Aug;62(8):1305-16.
Faulkner, L. A global response to a global problem: The rising burden of hemoglobinopathies. Blood and Cancer Secrets 2, 7–13 (2014).
El Missiry M., Hamed Hussein M, Khalid S., Yaqub N., Khan S., Fatima I., Uderzo C., and Faulkner L. Assessment of Serum Zinc Levels of Patients with Thalassemia Compared to Their Siblings. Anemia 2014 (August 14, 2014): e125452. doi:10.1155/2014/125452.
Faulkner L. Hematopietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Thalassemia, Price and Prejudice. In Thalassemia: Causes, Treatment Options and Long-Term Health Outcomes, 71–81. Recent Advances in Hematology Research. Makenzie Greene, 2014.
Agarwal R.K., Sedai A., Dhinal S., Agarwal A., Clemente L., Siddique S., Yaqub N., Khalid S., Itrat F., Khan A., Gilani, S.K., Marwah P, Soni R., El Missiry M, Hussain M.H., Uderzo C. and Faulkner L. A Prospective International Cooperative Information Technology Platform Built Using OpenSource Tools for Improving the Access to and Safety of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA 2014, doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002594.
Yaqub N., Khalid S., Fatima I., Khan A., Khan Gilani S., El Missiry M., Hussain M.H., Uderzo C., and Faulkner L.: Second Bone Marrow Transplantation for Thalassemia Major Using PostTransplant Cyclophosphamide. Bone Marrow Transplantation, 49:845-846, 2014. Faulkner L., Uderzo C., and Masera G.: International Cooperation for the Cure and Prevention of Severe Hemoglobinopathies. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 35(6):419-23, 2013.
Faulkner L. Setting up Bone Marrow Transplantation for Children with Thalassemia May Facilitate Pediatric Cancer Care. South Asian Journal of Cancer 2:109-112, 2013.
El Missiry M. and Faulkner L. Thalassemia, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cure4Kids Oncopedia, May 2013
Mehta, P.A. and Faulkner L. Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Thalassemia: A Global Perspective. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation: Journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 19(1 Suppl) 2013: S70–3, 2013.
Hussein, M.H., El Missiry M., Khalid S., Yaqub N., Khan Gilani S., Fatima I., Zara T., Marwah P., Soni, R., Bernard F., Manna N., Uderzo C. and Faulkner L.: Bone Marrow Transplantation for Thalassemia: a Global Perspective. Thalassemia Reports 3:103–107, 2013. doi:10.4081/thal.2013.s1.e42.
Faulkner L., Yaqub N., Khalid S., Zhara T., Ansari S., Farzana T., Shamsi T.: Transplantation in low resource countries. Thalassemia Reports 1:30-33, 2011, doi:10.4081/thal.2011.s2.e9
Sodani P., Isgrò A., Gaziev J., Polchi P., Paciaroni K., Marziali M., Simone M.D., Roveda A., Montuoro A., Alfieri C., De Angelis G., Gallucci C., Erer B., Isacchi G., Zinno F., Adorno G., Lanti A., Faulkner L., Testi M., Andreani M., and Lucarelli G.: Purified T-depleted, CD34+ peripheral blood and bone marrow cell transplantation from haploidentical mother to child with thalassemia. Blood 115 (6):1296-1302, 2010
Corrias M.V., Parodi S., Haupt R., Lacitignola L., Negri F., Sementa A.R., Dau D., Scuderi F., Carlini B., Bianchi M., Casale F., Faulkner L., Garaventa A.. Detection of GD2 positive cells in bone marrow samples and survival of patients with localized neuroblastoma. Br J Cancer. 98 (2): 263-269, 2008.
Iannalfi A, Bambi F, Tintori V, Lacitignola L, Bernini G, Mariani MP, Sanvito MC, Pagliai F, Brandigi F, Muscarella E, Tapinassi F, and Faulkner L. Peripheral blood progenitor uncontrolledrate freezing: a single pediatric center experience. Transfusion. 47 (12):2202-2206, 2007.
Corrias MV, Faulkner LB, Pistorio A, Rosanda C, Callea F, Piccolo MS, Scaruffi P, Marchi C, Lacitignola L, Occhino M, Gambini C, Tonini GP, Haupt R, De Bernardi B, Pistoia V, and Garaventa A. Detection of neuroblastoma cells in bone marrow and peripheral blood by different techniques: accuracy and relationship with clinical features of patients. Clin.Cancer Res. 10 (23):7978-7985, 2004.
Bambi F, Fontanazza S, Messeri A, Lippi A, Tucci F, Tamburini A, Tintori V, Casini T, Lacitignola L, Tondo A, Veltroni M, BerniniG , and Faulkner LB. Use of percutaneous radial artery catheter for peripheral blood progenitor cell collection in pediatric patients. Transfusion 43 (2):254-258, 2003.
Jayne D, Passweg J, Marmont A, Farge d, Khao X, Arnold R, Hiepe F, Lisukov I, Musso M, OuYang J, Marsh J, Wulffraat N, Besalduch J, Bingham SJ, Emery P, Brune M, Fassas A, Faulkner L, Ferster A, Fiehn C, Fouillard l, Geromin A, Greinix H, Rabusin M, Saccardi R, Scheneider P, Zintl F, Gratwohl A, and Tyndall A. Autologous stem cell transplantation for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Lupus 13 (3):168-176, 2004.
Pagani A, Macri L, Faulkner LB, Tintori V, Paoli A, Garaventa A, and bussolanti G. Detection procedures for neuroblastoma cells metastatic to blood and bone marrow: blinded comparison of chromogranin A heminested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction to tyrosine hydroxylase nested reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and to anti-GD2 immunocytology. Diagn.Mol.Pathol. 11 (2):98-106, 2002.
Sardi I, Tintori V, Marchi C, Veltroni M, Lippi A, Tucci F, Tamburini A, Bernini G, and Faulkner L. Molecular profiling of high-risk neuroblastoma by cDNA array. Int.J Mol.Med 9 (5):541-545, 2002.
Faulkner LB, Garaventa A, Paoli A, Tintori V, Tamburini A, Lacitignola L, Veltroni M, Lo Piccolo MS, Viscardi E, Milanaccio C, Tondo A, Spinelli S, Bernini G, and De Bernardi B. In vivo cytoreduction studies and cell-sorting enhanced tumor cell detection in high-risk neuroblastoma patients: implications for leukapheresis strategies. J Clin Oncol 18(22):3829-3836 , 2000.
Pession A, Rondelli R, Paolucci P, Pastore G, Dini G, Bonetti F, Madon E, Mandelli F, Zanesco L, Uderzo C, Prete A, Rabusin M, Ugazio A, Di Bartolomeo P, Favre C, Faulkner L, Poggi V, Luksch R, Donfrancesco A, Argiolu F, La Nasa G, Amici A, and Locatelli F. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in childhood: report from the bone marrow transplantation group of the Associazione Italiana Ematologia Oncologia Pediatrica (AIEOP). Haematologica 85(6):638-646, 2000.
van den Oudenrijn S, Bruin M, Folman CC, Peters M, Faulkner LB, de Haas M, and von dem Borne AE. Mutations in the thrombopoietin receptor, Mpl, in children with congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia. Br J Hematol 110(2):441-448, 2000.
Bambi F, Faulkner LB, Azzari C, Gelli AMG, Tamburini A, Tintori V, Lippi AA, Tucci F, Bernini G, Genovese F. Pediatric peripheral blood progenitor collection: Haemonetics MCS 3p vs COBE Spectra vs Fresenius AS 104. Transfusion 1998;38:70-74.
Faulkner LB, Tucci F, Tamburini A, Tintori V, Lippi A, Bambi F, Malentacca F, Azzari C, Gelli AMG, Genovese F, Bernini G. G-CSF serum pharmacokinetics during peripheral blood progenitor cell mobilization: neutrophil count-adjusted dosage might potentially improve mobilization and be more cost-effective. Bone Marrow Transplant 1998;21:1091-1095.
Faulkner LB, Tintori V, Tamburini A, Paoli A, Garaventa A, Viscardi E, Tucci F, Lippi A, De Bernardi B, Bernini G. High-sensitivity immunocytological analysis of concomitant blood and marrow tumor cell distribution in neuroblastoma. J Hematother 1998;7:361-366.
Faulkner LB, Tamburini A, Tintori V, Paoli A, Tondo A, Bernini G, Medicina D, Brisigotti M, Corrias MV, Scaruffi P, Rosanda C, Lo Piccolo MS, Viscardi E, Milanaccio C, Garaventa A, De Bernardi B. Detection of minimal residual disease in bone marrow and peripheral blood in neuroblastoma. Prognostic and therapeutic implications. Med Surg Ped 1998;20:175-178. Faulkner LB, Lindsley KL, Kher U, Heller G, Black P, Finlay JL. High-dose chemotherapy with autologous marrow rescue for malignant brain tumors: analysis of the impact of prior chemotherapy and cranio-spinal radiation on hematopoietic recovery. Bone Marrow Transplant 1996;17:389-394.
Faulkner LB, Hajdu SI, Kher U, La Quaglia M, Exelby PR, Heller G, Wollner N. Pediatric desmoid tumor: retrospective analysis of 63 cases. J Clin Oncol 1995;13:2813-2818.
Pini G, Faulkner LB. Cerebellar involvement in hypomelanosis of Ito. Neuropediatrics 1995;26:208-210.
Faulkner LB, Finlay JL. Towards a better definition of risk-group-tailored treatment in medulloblastoma. A review of seven reports on data obtained in the computerized tomographic imaging era. Crit Rev Neurosurg 1994;4:13-23.
Gillio AP, Faulkner LB, Alter BP, Reilly L, Klafter R, Heller G, Young D, Lipton JM, Moore MAS, O'Reilly RJ. Succesful treatment of Diamond-Blackfan anemia with interleukin 3. Stem Cells 1993;11 (suppl 2):123-130.
Gillio AP, Faulkner LB, Alter BP, Reilly L, Klafter R, Heller G, Young DC, Lipton JM, Moore MAS, O'Reilly RJ. Treatment of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia with recombinant human interleukin-3. Blood 1993;82:744-751.