Daniel Catovsky

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BACKGROUND Previous studies of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia reported high response rates to fludarabine combined with cyclophosphamide. We aimed to establish whether this treatment combination provided greater survival benefit than did chlorambucil or fludarabine. METHODS 777 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia requiring treatment(More)
To identify new risk variants for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), we conducted a genome-wide association study of 299,983 tagging SNPs, with validation in four additional series totaling 2,503 cases and 5,789 controls. We identified four new risk loci for CLL at 2q37.3 (rs757978, FARP2; odds ratio (OR) = 1.39; P = 2.11 x 10(-9)), 8q24.21 (rs2456449; OR(More)
Between 1974 and 1984 69 adults with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) were treated with two different protocols. Fifty-four (78%) of the patients entered complete remission (CR); 27 of these then received a consolidation protocol consisting of daunorubicin, cytosine arabinoside and 6-thioguanine, followed by two courses of intravenous methotrexate 500 mg(More)
Six Black patients (five born in the West Indies and one in Guyana), aged 21-55 years, had adult T-cell lymphoma-leukaemia diagnosed in the U.K. This disorder is rare in Europe and the U.S.A., but is more common in Japan. Five patients had severe hypercalcaemia which correlated with disease activity, although osteolytic lesions were found in only one. Other(More)
Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (T.D.T.) has been measured in the cells of 112 leukaemia patients whose cells were characterised by membrane markers as well as by standard haematological and cytochemical criteria. The concentration of enzyme ranged from 0.1 to 1.4 units/10(8) cells in the bone-marrows of 20 patients with normal marrow or benign marrow(More)
Telomere erosion and fusion play an important role in the pathology of many common human malignancies including CLL. 1,2 Previous studies in CLL have shown that short telomeres defined on the basis of the median value or receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis are associated with unmutated IGHV genes, poor risk genomic abnormalities, genomic(More)
Sera of family members of patients from the United States, the Caribbean, and Japan, with human T cell lymphoma-leukemia virus (HTLV) associated T cell malignancies, possess HTLV-specific antibodies directed against internal structural components of HTLV, p24 and p19. The prevalence of antibodies to HTLV is greater in family members than in random healthy(More)
It is now recognized that a subset of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is familial. The genetic basis of familial CLL is poorly understood, but recently germ line mutations in the Ataxia Telangiectasia (ATM) gene have been proposed to confer susceptibility to CLL. The evidence for this notion is, however, not unequivocal. To examine this(More)
In 1979 two patients with Philadelphia (Ph1)-chromosome-positive chronic granulocytic leukaemia (CGL) were treated with chemoradiotherapy and transplantation of bone marrow from their respective identical twins. Subsequently twelve patients with Ph1-positive CGL in chronic phase were treated with chemoradiotherapy followed by transplantation of bone marrow(More)