Donald C. Shina

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PURPOSE To determine the toxicity and response rate in children treated with dexamethasone, etoposide, cisplatin, high-dose cytarabine, and L-asparaginase (DECAL) for recurrent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin's disease (HD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-seven children with recurrent NHL (n = 68) or HD (n = 29) were enrolled. Treatment consisted of(More)
The purposes of this report are to reaffirm concordance difficulties with the acute myeloid leukemia (AML) French-American-British (FAB) classification, to present the frequency of previously delineated AML syndromes in pediatric patients and to describe additional characteristic AML profiles utilizing composite morphologic, cytogenetic and immunophenotypic(More)
Twenty-six patients with progressive Hodgkin's disease after conventional chemotherapy received intensive chemoradiotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT); 19 also received additional involved-field radiotherapy. Twenty-one patients [81%, 95% confidence intervals (CI) 61% to 94%] attained complete (n = 18) or partial responses. Ten(More)
PURPOSE We determined the toxicity and efficacy of a new preparative autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) regimen in patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-four non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and 35 Hodgkin's disease patients 16 to 63 years of age were given intravenous carmustine(More)
Twenty-seven patients with malignant lymphoma in whom primary chemotherapy had failed and the prognosis was poor were treated with cyclophosphamide, total body irradiation, and transplantation of cryopreserved autologous marrow. The median time to recovery of more than 500 neutrophils per microliter and more than 10,000 platelets per microliter was 18 and(More)
Most bone marrow transplantation preparative regimens use total body irradiation as one component. Recently, however, two non-total body irradiation containing autologous bone marrow transplantation preparative regimens have been evaluated in patients with lymphoid malignancies. The first regimen consisted of carmustine, etoposide, and cisplatin; some(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility of adding paclitaxel to standard cisplatin/etoposide (EP) and thoracic radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients were enrolled onto this study. During the phase I section of this study, the dose of paclitaxel was escalated in groups of three or more patients. Cycles were repeated every 21 days. For cycles(More)
BACKGROUND Fifty-seven children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving therapy who experienced overt isolated testicular relapse while in bone marrow remission were entered into a study that featured an intensive retreatment regimen. METHODS The objective was to determine whether a change in chemotherapy and local irradiation would prevent(More)
Intensive chemoradiotherapy, with or without additional local radiotherapy, and unpurged autologous marrow transplantation was given to 68 patients with progressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Responses were attained in 44 patients (65%, 95% confidence intervals [CI], 52% to 76%), including 37 who achieved complete responses. Fifteen patients (22%, 95% C.I. 13%(More)
Twenty children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second (18 patients) or third (two patients) complete remission after bone marrow relapse received allogeneic bone marrow transplants from histocompatible sibling donors. The preparative regimen for marrow transplantation consisted of 12 doses of 3,000 mg/m2 cytosine arabinoside twice daily for six days(More)