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PURPOSE Using a 2 x 2 factorial design, we studied the adjuvant chemotherapy of women with axillary node-positive breast cancer to compare sequential doxorubicin (A), paclitaxel (T), and cyclophosphamide (C) with concurrent doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by paclitaxel (T) for disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS); to determine whether(More)
We developed a 12-item bone marrow transplant subscale (BMTS) for the general Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT) measure. The subscale combined with the FACT, (FACT-BMT) is a 47-item, valid and reliable measure of five dimensions of quality of life in bone marrow transplant patients. The three-step validation process involved the generation and(More)
Based on clinical activity in phase 2 studies, lenalidomide was evaluated in a phase 2/3 study in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Following tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) complications, the protocol was amended to a phase 1 study to identify the maximum tolerated dose-escalation level (MTDEL). Fifty-two heavily pretreated(More)
Relapsed or refractory (rel/ref) classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) remains a clinical challenge, with limited effective treatment options available after stem cell transplantation. In a multicenter phase 2 study, the efficacy of lenalidomide in rel/ref cHL patients was evaluated at a dose of 25 mg/d on days 1-21 of a 28-day cycle. Patients remained on(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis for women with primary breast cancer involving multiple axillary nodes remains poor. High-dose chemotherapy with stem-cell support produced promising results in initial clinical trials conducted at single institutions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seven hundred eighty-five women aged 22 to 66 years with stage IIA, IIB, or IIIA breast cancer(More)
PURPOSE Results of a prospective randomized trial conducted by the Intergroupe Francais du Myélome (IFM 90) indicated that autologous hematopoietic cell-supported high-dose therapy (HDT) effected higher complete response rates and extended progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) compared with standard-dose therapies (SDT) for patients with(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure the trajectory of psychosocial recovery over the first year after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). BMT patients were assessed at baseline (n = 86), hospital discharge (n = 74), 100 days (n = 64) and at 1 year (n = 45). Participants completed the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Bone Marrow Transplant Scale(More)
Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO), an anti-CD33 immunoconjugate, was combined with high dose cytarabine (HiDAC; cytarabine 3g/m(2) over 3h daily for 5 days) for adults with relapsed or refractory AML. HiDAC plus GO 9mg/m(2) on day 7 and 4.5mg/m(2) on day 14 was not tolerated, but HiDAC followed by GO 9mg/m(2) on day 7 was safe: 12/37 (32%) patients with relapsed(More)
Between November 1976 and December 1987, 84 patients with newly diagnosed acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia who had achieved complete remission underwent non T-cell depleted allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from Human Leukocyte Antigen-Mixed Lymphocyte Culture (HLA-MLC) matched sibling donors. The first 36 patients (November 1976-June 1983) were(More)
BACKGROUND In young adults with acute myeloid leukemia, intensive chemotherapy during the initial remission improves the long-term outcome, but the role of bone marrow transplantation is uncertain. We compared high-dose cytarabine with autologous or allogeneic marrow transplantation during the first remission of acute myeloid leukemia. METHODS Previously(More)