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Although increased efficacy has been described with a five-day schedule of high-dose cisplatin (CDDP) in hypertonic saline, severe myelosuppression and cumulative neurotoxicity have limited the usefulness of this therapy. In order to evaluate a possible dose-response relationship in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), 17 patients with metastatic disease(More)
We have cloned and functionally characterized the human interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1) gene promoter. The promoter contains a CpG island, with several GC boxes, a CAAT box, but no TATA box. IRF-1 mRNA is strongly induced by gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) but more weakly and transiently by IFN-alpha. There are several putative kappa B motifs and(More)
Thirty adults with leukemia or lymphoma undergoing marrow transplantation from HLA-compatible unrelated donors received tacrolimus (FK506), a new immunosuppressive macrolide lactone, and minidose methotrexate to prevent acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The group had a median age of 36 years (range 21 to 49 years). Twenty-four patients had advanced(More)
Immunophenotypes for 272 patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) were analyzed using a panel of 22 antibodies. Numerical evidence for unusual coexpressions (present in normal marrow at < or = 0.1%) of surface markers on > or = 10% of the blast cells was found in 85% of all cases. Asynchronous expression of myeloid differentiation antigens occurred in(More)
Between October 1985 and March 1987, 92 patients were registered on a phase II study of the Northern California Oncology Group investigating the importance of dose intensity in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Treatment consisted of high-dose cisplatin in hypertonic saline (200 mg/m2 on a 28-day cycle) given in a divided day 1(More)
PURPOSE The study was undertaken to improve the results of intensive chemotherapy in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in accelerated (CML-AP) and blastic phases (CML-BP) by the addition of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as supportive therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-eight patients were treated with daunorubicin 120 mg/m2(More)
Interferon (IFN) regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1) is a transcriptional regulatory protein that mediates the transcriptional activation of the IFN-alpha and IFN-beta genes by viruses and IFNs. To characterize the mechanisms that govern the level of IRF-1 in cells, we isolated the IRF-1 gene and characterized the structure of its intronic and exonic domains and of(More)
In an effort to evaluate the possible utility of cryopreserved autologous bone marrow infusions in man, 22 patients with malignant lymphoma resistant to conventional chemotherapy were treated with high-dose chemotherapy. This was followed in 12 patients by an infusion of their cryopreserved autologous bone marrow; 10 patients received chemotherapy alone(More)