Bimalangshu R. Dey

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Umbilical cord blood (UBC) stem cells are a useful stem cell source for patients without matched related or unrelated donors. Adult transplantation with single UBC units is associated with high transplantation-related mortality (TRM). In most cases, mortality is due to infection related to slow engraftment and immunoincompetence. In this study, we used a(More)
Virus-specific T cell (VST) lines could provide useful antiviral prophylaxis and treatment of immune-deficient patients if it were possible to avoid the necessity of generating a separate line for each patient, often on an emergency basis. We prepared a bank of 32 virus-specific lines from individuals with common HLA polymorphisms who were immune to(More)
PURPOSE Rasburicase is effective in controlling plasma uric acid in pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies. This study in adults evaluated safety of and compared efficacy of rasburicase alone with rasburicase followed by oral allopurinol and with allopurinol alone in controlling plasma uric acid. PATIENTS AND METHODS Adults with hematologic(More)
Double cord blood transplantation (DCBT) may overcome the slow hematopoietic recovery and engraftment failure associated with infusion of a single cord blood unit. In DCBT, only one unit typically contributes to long-term hematopoiesis, but little is known about factors affecting cord predominance. As results from a phase I trial suggested that order of(More)
In an attempt to capture graft-versus-tumor effects without graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), the authors initiated a trial of nonmyeloablative allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in patients with advanced hematologic malignancies, with the majority of patients having chemotherapy-refractory disease. Forty-two patients received an HLA-matched(More)
Umbilical cord blood grafts are increasingly used as sources of hematopoietic stem cells in adults. Data regarding the outcome of this approach in adults are consistent with delayed and insufficient immune reconstitution resulting in high infection-related morbidity and mortality. Using cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific immunity as a paradigm, we evaluated the(More)
The main limitations to umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation (UCBT) in adults are delayed engraftment, poor immunological reconstitution and high rates of non-relapse mortality (NRM). Double UCBT (DUCBT) has been used to circumvent the issue of low cell dose, but acute GVHD remains a significant problem. We describe our experience in 32 subjects, who(More)
PURPOSE A multiple myeloma vaccine has been developed whereby patient-derived tumor cells are fused with autologous dendritic cells, creating a hybridoma that stimulates a broad antitumor response. We report on the results of a phase II trial in which patients underwent vaccination following autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) to target minimal(More)
We have demonstrated that a single injection of interleukin (IL)-12 on the day of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) inhibits acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in mice. This effect of IL-12 can be diminished by anti-interferon (IFN)-gamma mAb. To determine the mechanism by which IFN-gamma affects IL-12-mediated GVHD protection, we have compared the(More)
BACKGROUND Two patients with end-stage renal disease secondary to multiple myelomas were treated with combined kidney and bone marrow transplantation in an effort to achieve donor-specific allotolerance through the induction of mixed lymphohematopoietic chimerism. METHODS Two female patients (55 and 50 years of age) with end-stage renal disease secondary(More)