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Ji-Lian Cai

Ji-Lian Cai, M.D.

Staff Physician, Department, Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Ji-Lian Cai, M.D., is a bone marrow transplant physician who believes compassionate care for patients is just as important as medical expertise. He is also a member of the City of Hope/Kaiser Bone Marrow Transplantation Team.

Trained as a researcher in molecular immunology, he completed his residency at the Yale School of Medicine. He says he fell in love with hematological oncology because the subspecialty allows him the unique opportunity to combine his research and clinical backgrounds.

Cai believes that every patient who faces chemotherapy or a stem cell transplant is a hero. Further, he says that behind every successful transplant is a great team. That team includes not only the patient, but the patient’s friends, family, doctors and nurses. He says he feels honored that patients entrust him with their care, and he strives to treat them as he would his own family.

When not practicing medicine, Cai says his family is a major priority. He enjoys traveling, hiking and playing badminton and ping-pong with his wife and children.

  • Nakamura R, Palmer JM, O'Donnell MR, Stiller T, Thomas SH, Chao J, Alvarnas J, Parker PM, Pullarkat V, Maegawa R, Stein AS, Snyder DS, Bhatia R, Chang K, Wang S, Cai JL, Senitzer D, Forman SJ. Reduced intensity allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for MOS using tacrolimus/sirolimus-based G VHD prophylaxis. Leuk Res. 2012 Sep;36(9):1152-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.leukres.2012.04.022. Epub 2012 Jun 5. PMID: 22677229
  • Sahebi F, Frankel PH, Farol L, Krishnan AY, Cai JL, Somlo G, Thomas SH, Reburiano E, Popplewell LL, Parker PM, Spielberger RT, Kogut NM, Karanes C, Htut M, Ruel C, Duarte L, Murata­Collins JL, Forman SJ. Sequential bortezomib, dexamethasone, and thalidomide maintenance therapy after single autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012 Mar:18(3):486-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2011.12.580. Epub 2011 Dec 22. PMID: 22198542
  • Nademanee A, Palmer JM, Popplewell L, Tsai NC, Delioukina M, Gaal K, Cai JL, Kogut N, Forman SJ. High-dose therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation in peripheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL): analysis of prognostic factors. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 Oct;17(10):1481-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2011.02.008. Epub 2011 Feb 19. PMID: 21338704
  • Cai J, Tucker PW. (2001) Gamma-Delta T cells: lmmunoregulatory Functions and lmmunoprotection. Chemical Immunology 79: 100-138.
  • Cai J, Lenberg N, Capra JD, Tucker, PW. (1994). Mechanism and control of germline transcription of a human VH gene. Twelfth Annual Texas Regional Immunology Conference, Oklahoma City.
  • Cai J, Humphries C, Lutz C, Tucker, PW. (1992). Analysis of VH251 Gene Mutation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Normal 8-Cell Subsets. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 651 :384-392.
  • Cai J, Humphries C, Richardson A, Tucker, PW. (1992). Extensive and Selective Mutation of a Rearranged VH5 Gene in Human B Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. J. Exp. Med. 176:1073-1081.
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