Donna M. Weber

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BACKGROUND Lenalidomide, an oral immunomodulatory drug that is similar to thalidomide but has a different safety profile, has clinical activity in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. METHODS Patients in the United States and Canada who had received at least one previous therapy for multiple myeloma but who required additional treatment were randomly(More)
We present a pooled update of two large, multicenter MM-009 and MM-010 placebo-controlled randomized phase III trials that included 704 patients and assessed lenalidomide plus dexamethasone versus dexamethasone plus placebo in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM). Patients in both studies were randomized to receive 25 mg daily oral(More)
Although histamine release is recognised as a common event during anaesthesia and surgery, few clinicians judge the resultant cardiorespiratory disturbances serious enough to warrant prophylaxis with antihistamines. We have assessed the incidence and importance of histamine release in a randomised 2 x 2 factorial study. 240 patients representing a routine(More)
The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is more than 1‰ annually in the general population and increases further in cancer patients. The risk of VTE is higher in multiple myeloma (MM) patients who receive thalidomide or lenalidomide, especially in combination with dexamethasone or chemotherapy. Various VTE prophylaxis strategies, such as(More)
PURPOSE To clarify the natural history of solitary plasmacytoma of bone (SBP) after radiation treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1965-1996, we identified 57 previously untreated patients with a SBP. A serum myeloma protein was present in 33 patients (58%) and Bence Jones proteinuria was present in an additional eight patients (14%). The median(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the activity of thalidomide in patients with asymptomatic multiple myeloma and of thalidomide-dexamethasone in patients with previously untreated symptomatic myeloma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients with previously untreated asymptomatic myeloma were treated with thalidomide 100 to 200 mg orally (PO) at bedtime (qhs) with(More)
Panobinostat is an oral pan-deacetylase inhibitor that synergizes with bortezomib to inhibit both the aggresome and proteasome pathways in preclinical studies. PANORAMA 2 is a phase 2 trial of panobinostat in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone to treat patients with relapsed and bortezomib-refractory multiple myeloma (with ≥2 prior lines of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) represents a rare category of malignant disease on which there are limited data in regard to diagnosis, staging and natural history. This study attempted to clarify the clinical course of solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma after radiation or surgical therapy given with curative intent. (More)
PURPOSE To determine the clinical utility of gadolinium-enhanced fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain by comparing results with those at gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR imaging with magnetization transfer (MT) saturation. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 105 consecutive patients referred for(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to review the outcome of patients with solitary plasmacytoma (SP) after definitive radiation therapy. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 84 patients with SP who were diagnosed and treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center during 1988 to 2008. The impact of tumor anatomic site, tumor(More)