Charles R. Crawley

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BACKGROUND More than half of patients with multiple sclerosis have progressive disease characterised by accumulating disability. The absence of treatments for progressive multiple sclerosis represents a major unmet clinical need. On the basis of evidence that mesenchymal stem cells have a beneficial effect in acute and chronic animal models of multiple(More)
Stem cell transplantation is used widely in the management of a range of diseases of the hemopoietic system. Patients are immunosuppressed profoundly in the early posttransplant period, and reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Adoptive transfer of donor-derived CMV-specific CD8+ T cell clones has been(More)
BACKGROUND No treatments are currently available that slow, stop, or reverse disease progression in established multiple sclerosis (MS). The Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCIMS) trial tests the safety and feasibility of treatment with a candidate cell-based therapy, and will inform the wider challenge of designing early phase clinical(More)
The purpose of this study was to review the efficacy of a protracted venous infusion of 5-fluorouracil (PVI 5-FU)-based chemotherapy in advanced small bowel adenocarcinoma. Data on all patients with small bowel malignancy who were seen at a single institution over a 5-year period were retrieved from the gastrointestinal unit and hospital databases, and(More)
Clonal hemopoiesis driven by leukemia-associated gene mutations can occur without evidence of a blood disorder. To investigate this phenomenon, we interrogated 15 mutation hot spots in blood DNA from 4,219 individuals using ultra-deep sequencing. Using only the hot spots studied, we identified clonal hemopoiesis in 0.8% of individuals under 60, rising to(More)
Purpose. The study was performed to assess the antitumour activity and toxicity of a 72-h continuous infusion of single-agent etoposide as second-line treatment for patients with locally advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (STS), following reports of substantial activity using this schedule of etoposide administration as first-line treatment in(More)
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