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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To provide an overview of the evidence that supports a role for the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the etiology of cancer chemotherapy-related symptoms. DATA SOURCES Electronic nursing, psychology, and medicine databases; online meeting(More)
Cancer chemotherapy-related symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, loss of interest in social activities, difficulty concentrating, and changes in sleep patterns can lead to treatment delays, dose reductions, or termination and have a profound effect on the physical, psychosocial, and economic aspects of quality of life. Clinicians have long suspected that(More)
The JAK2(V617F) mutation is present in almost all patients with polycythemia vera (PV), large proportions of patients with essential thrombocythemia and idiopathic myelofibrosis, and less frequently in atypical myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). We show that transplantation of JAK2(V617F)-transduced bone marrow into BALB/c mice induces MPD reminiscent of(More)
Cancer patients undergoing treatment with systemic cancer chemotherapy drugs often experience debilitating fatigue similar to sickness behavior, a normal response to infection or tissue damage caused by the production of the inflammatory cytokines IL-1beta, TNF-alpha, and IL-6. The p38 mitogen activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) plays a central role in the(More)
CRKL (CRK-like) is an adapter protein predominantly phosphorylated in cells that express the tyrosine kinase p210(BCR-ABL), the fusion product of a (9;22) chromosomal translocation causative for chronic myeloid leukemia. It has been unclear, however, whether CRKL plays a functional role in p210(BCR-ABL) transformation. Here, we show that CRKL is required(More)
Cancer patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy experience fatigue and changes in body composition that can impact physical functioning and quality of life during and after treatment. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is associated with fatigue in cancer survivors and plays an important role in the regulation of body composition. The purpose of the present study was(More)
Demonstration of a Genetic Therapeutic Index for Tumors Expressing Oncogenic BRAF by the Kinase Inhibitor SB-590885. Alastair J. King, Denis R. Patrick, Roberta S. Batorsky, Maureen L. Ho, Hieu T. Do, Shu Yun Zhang, Rakesh Kumar, David W. Rusnak, Andrew K. Takle, David M. Wilson, Erin Hugger, Lifu Wang, Florian Karreth, Julie C. Lougheed, Jae Lee, David(More)
The JAK2 V617F mutation is present in almost all patients with polycythemia vera (PV), large proportions of patients with essential thrombocythemia and idiopathic myelofibrosis, and less frequently in atypical myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). We show that transplantation of JAK2 V617F-transduced bone marrow into BALB/c mice induces MPD reminiscent of(More)
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