Anita Schwandt

Learn More
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal hematologic neoplasms that can result in cytopenias and increase the risk of leukemic transformation. The disease is characterized by several recurrent cytogenetic defects, which can affect diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Metaphase cytogenetics (MC) is the gold standard in karyotypic analysis in hematology.(More)
INTRODUCTION Cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2) is an enzyme involved in prostaglandin E2 (PGE(2)) synthesis associated with higher renal cell carcinoma stage. COX-2 inhibition enhances interferon (IFN-α) anti-tumor immune effects in pre-clinical models. A phase II trial of celecoxib and IFN-α in a targeted population of metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients with(More)
Relapsed small cell lung cancer (SCLC) carries a poor prognosis. Topoisomerase I and II inhibitors and DNA-damaging agents are considered among the most active agents against SCLC. Rebeccamycin analog (RA, Becatecarin) is an antitumor antibiotic with inhibitory activity against both topoisomerase I and II, and DNA-intercalating properties. We performed a(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the current data on adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer and to discuss some considerations when choosing therapy and managing side-effects. RECENT FINDINGS Despite the existing data supporting the use of androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer patients, several questions regarding timing,(More)
Advances in the understanding of the biology of renal cell carcinoma have led to recent approval of several new agents including drugs that target vascular endothelial growth factor. Sunitinib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor which interferes with multiple intracellular tumorogenic pathways, and has demonstrated impressive antitumor activity in phase II(More)
BACKGROUND Trichomonas vaginalis infection is associated with increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcome. Perinatal transmission of T vaginalis from an infected, untreated, pregnant woman to her female neonate can occur. CASE A 22-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, with untreated trichomoniasis had an uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal delivery of a(More)
BACKGROUND Temsirolimus is an i.v. administered inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin with activity in the first-line setting in poor-prognosis patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The efficacy of this agent after failure of prior inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is unknown. METHODS a retrospective review of(More)
CD45 is a family of transmembrane glycoproteins that function as protein tyrosine phosphatases. All isoforms exhibit common CD45 epitopes, whereas the restricted CD45 epitopes (RA, RB, and RO) are each limited to one or more isoforms. In prior studies, we showed that human Langerhans cells in normal epidermis express a novel CD45 phenotype. They express(More)
Tetrahymena thermophila mutants homozygous for the oad mutation become nonmotile when grown at the restrictive temperature, and axonemes isolated from nonmotile mutants lack approximately 90% of their outer dynein arms. Electrophoretic analyses of axonemes isolated from nonmotile mutants (oad axonemes) indicate they contain significantly fewer of the 22 S(More)