Daniel L Van Dyke

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PURPOSE The Dynamic International Prognostic Scoring System (DIPSS) for primary myelofibrosis (PMF) uses five risk factors to predict survival: age older than 65 years, hemoglobin lower than 10 g/dL, leukocytes higher than 25 × 10(9)/L, circulating blasts ≥ 1%, and constitutional symptoms. The main objective of this study was to refine DIPSS by(More)
Among 179,663 prenatal diagnosis cases collected from ten institutions and two publications, 555 (0.3 per cent) were diagnosed as having chromosome mosaicism. Of these, 57 (10.3 per cent) were mosaic for an autosomal structural abnormality, 28 (5 per cent) for a sex chromosome structural abnormality, and 85 (15.3 per cent) were mosaic for a marker(More)
To test the centromere misdivision model of isochromosome formation, we have defined the breakpoints of cytogenetically monocentric and dicentric Xq isochromosomes (i(Xq)) from Turner syndrome probands, using FISH with cosmids and YACs derived from a contig spanning proximal Xp. Seven different pericentromeric breakpoints were identified, with 10 of 11 of(More)
Unbalanced Robertsonian translocations are a significant cause of mental retardation and fetal wastage. The majority of homologous rearrangements of chromosome 21 in Down syndrome have been shown to be isochromosomes. Aside from chromosome 21, very little is known about other acrocentric homologous rearrangements. In this study, four cases of de novo(More)
Recent studies have implicated alpha-satellite DNA as an integral part of the centromere, important for the normal segregation of human chromosomes. To explore the relationship between the normal functioning centromere and alpha-satellite DNA, we have studied eight accessory marker chromosomes in which fluorescence in-situ hybridization could detect neither(More)
Karyotype-phenotype correlations of common trisomy mosaicism prenatally diagnosed via amniocentesis was reviewed in 305 new cases from a collaboration of North American cytogenetic laboratories. Abnormal outcome was noted in 10/25 (40%) cases of 47,+13/46, 17/31 (54%) cases of 47,+18/46, 10/152 (6.5%) cases of 47,+20/46, and in 49/97 (50%) cases of(More)
We have previously identified sole +9, 13q- or 20q-, as 'favorable' and sole +8 or complex karyotype as 'unfavorable' cytogenetic abnormalities in primary myelofibrosis (PMF). In this study of 433 PMF patients, we describe additional sole abnormalities with favorable (chromosome 1 translocations/duplications) or unfavorable (-7/7q-) prognosis and also show(More)
Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in chromosomal regions that harbor tumor suppressor genes from tumor tissue may lead to decreased survival time in cancer patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). We studied 8 regions frequently lost in HNSCC in 150 patients having a primary diagnosis of HNSCC. Tumor and normal tissue DNA were(More)
The clinical efficacy of evaluating genetic anomalies in metaphase cells versus interphase nuclei for multiple myeloma (MM) is poorly understood. Therefore, survival for 154 patients with newly diagnosed untreated MM was compared with results from analysis of metaphase and interphase cells. Metaphases were studied by conventional cytogenetics and(More)
To determine the clinical fate of patients with de novo deletion 17p13.1 (17p-) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), we retrospectively studied the outcome of 99 treatment-naive 17p- CLL patients from the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (n = 64) and the Mayo Clinic (n = 35). Among 67 asymptomatic patients followed for progression, 53% developed CLL requiring(More)