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We assessed 17 women who had undergone autologous bone marrow transplants (BMT) for their breast cancer and 20 other women who had been treated for breast cancer (but not with BMT) by structured clinical interviews examining each stage of the breast cancer experience (e.g. initial diagnosis, initial treatment, recurrence of cancer (if applicable) and BMT(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate oral ondansetron in the prevention of total-body irradiation (TBI)-induced nausea and vomiting. METHODS Twenty patients who received 4 days of TBI as part of their preparative regimen before bone marrow transplantation were randomized to receive either 8-mg oral doses of ondansetron or placebo. Administration of drug was(More)
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Both the disease and the medications used to treat it are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The manifestations of chronic GVHD often resemble those of autoimmune disorders. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a 4-aminoquinoline antimalarial(More)
In an effort to evaluate the toxicities and anti-tumor efficacy of the combination of high-dose cyclophosphamide (CY) and carboplatin, we undertook a phase I-II trial with autologous bone marrow (BM) or peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) rescue for patients with solid tumors. Forty three patients, 39 of whom had either high risk stage II or III or metastatic(More)
During recent decades the doctrine of informed consent has become a standard part of medical care as an expression of patients’ rights to self-determination. In situations when only one treatment alternative exists for a potential cure, the extent of a patient’s self-determination is constrained. Our hypothesis is that for patients considering a life-saving(More)
The total number and distribution of nucleated cells in harvested bone marrow are potentially important determinants of patient outcome following bone marrow transplantation. In order to assess whether marrows collected from predominantly unrelated donors at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) were different in cellular content from marrows(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of high-dose therapy with autologous hematopoietic stem cell support (autotransplants) in men with breast cancer. We studied 13 men receiving autotransplants for breast cancer and reported to the Autologous Blood and Marrow Transplant Registry (ABMTR) by 10 centers. Six men had stage 2 breast cancer,(More)