Gita Thanarajasingam

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The serotonergic system has been implicated in the modulation of physiological processes including circadian rhythms, learning, memory, mood and food intake. In females, cessation of ovarian function produces deleterious changes in all of these processes and estrogen treatment often ameliorates these conditions. Estrogen may produce these effects by acting(More)
OBJECTIVES In the current study we describe cytogenetic findings as well as clinical correlates and long-term prognostic relevance of abnormal cytogenetics at the time of diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia (ET). PATIENTS AND METHODS The study cohort consisted of a consecutive group of patients with ET who fulfilled the World Health Organization(More)
Malignant cells may subvert and escape endogenous host immune surveillance by up-regulation of immune inhibitory signals known as immune checkpoints. These checkpoints are important therapeutic targets, and antibodies that block checkpoint signaling have shown remarkable efficacy in some solid tumors as well as in some refractory hematologic malignancies.(More)
Disease relapse remains a major obstacle to the success of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), yet little is known about the relevant prognostic factors after relapse. We studied 1080 patients transplanted between 2004 and 2008, among whom 351 relapsed. The 3-year postrelapse overall survival (prOS) rate was 19%. Risk factors for(More)
A 73-year-old woman with a history of localised transitional cell cancer (TCC) of the bladder, resected 22 years prior, presented with tremor, gait unsteadiness and cognitive deficits. Basic neurological workup was negative and CT of the abdomen revealed recurrent TCC with a solitary pelvic metastasis. She was treated with surgical resection of her tumour(More)
BACKGROUND Despite targeted antiemetics, data support an unmet need related to the management of delayed nausea and vomiting (NV). Promising pilot data informed this phase III trial evaluating gabapentin for delayed NV from highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC). METHODS Participants were randomized to receive prophylactic treatment with 20 mg of(More)
Hodgkin lymphoma's (HL) tumor composition is characterized by a paucity of malignant cells and a preponderance of immune and stromal cells. Despite the rich immune milieu within the tumor microenvironment, malignant cells are able to effectively evade the immune system and use immune support to promote lymphoma cell growth and proliferation. Recognizing(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional methods of reporting adverse events in clinical trials are inadequate for modern cancer treatments with chronic administration. Conventional analysis and display of maximum grade adverse events do not capture toxicity profiles that evolve over time or longer lasting, lower grade toxic effects; we aimed to address this shortcoming in(More)