Anne W Beaven

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INTRODUCTION We evaluated the complete remission (CR) rate in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first relapse treated with fixed-dose-rate gemcitabine and mitoxantrone. In addition, we measured multidrug resistance (MDR) proteins on pretreatment bone marrows and correlated expression with outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Response and survival in 96 patients with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML) who received aggressive induction chemotherapy was reviewed. METHODS The median follow-up of survivors was 2.3 years. A total of 70 (73%) patients achieved a morphologic complete remission (CR) confirmed by absence of leukemic blasts by flow cytometry. RESULTS(More)
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL) have suboptimal outcomes using conventional CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) chemotherapy. The anti-folate pralatrexate, the first drug approved for patients with relapsed/refractory PTCL, provided a rationale to incorporate it into the front-line setting. This phase 2 study evaluated a novel(More)
Non-cross resistant drugs given at high-dose intensity may maximise tumor cell kill leading to improved patient outcomes. We investigated the feasibility and efficacy of administering ifosfamide, carboplatin and etoposide +/- rituximab as sequential high-dose single agents. Twenty-two patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (n = 9) or non-Hodgkin(More)
Oral mucositis, the breakdown of the mucosal lining of the oropharynx, occurs as a result of a toxic insult to the normal epithelium of the oral mucosa. Typically this is seen after exposure to a toxic agent such as radiation or chemotherapy; therefore, it is a frequent problem for patients undergoing treatment for cancer. In clinical trials, mucositis has(More)
Oral mucositis is a painful ulceration of the mucosal lining of the oropharynx. It occurs frequently in patients receiving radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy for solid tumors and has been reported in up to 98% of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The development of mucositis is associated with significant morbidity, including(More)
PURPOSE While consolidation radiation therapy (i.e., RT administered after chemotherapy) is routine treatment for patients with early-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the role of consolidation RT in stage III-IV DLBCL is controversial. METHODS AND MATERIALS Cases of patients with stage III-IV DLBCL treated from 1991 to 2009 at Duke University,(More)
BACKGROUND Selective BCL2 inhibition with venetoclax has substantial activity in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Combination therapy with rituximab enhanced activity in preclinical models. The aim of this study was to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and activity of venetoclax in combination with rituximab. METHODS(More)
This study combined infusional mitoxantrone with bolus melphalan as a transplant preparative regimen for multiple myeloma. Mitoxantrone was infused over 6 hr on days 6 and 5. Melphalan was given as a 15 min bolus on day 1 followed by autologous transplant on day 0. Thirty-five patients were enrolled; 57% of enrollees had received ≥ 2 prior treatments. The(More)
BACKGROUND Although rituximab-based chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) has substantially improved clinical outcomes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), only 40% to 50% of patients achieve a complete remission (CR). There remains interest in identifying new approaches to improve the effectiveness of CIT. Ofatumumab is a fully human anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody(More)