Graham Hunter Jackson

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Most patients with plasma cell neoplasia have generalized disease at diagnosis, i.e. multiple myeloma (MM). However, a minority (<5%) of patients with plasma cell malignancies present with either a single bone lesion, or less commonly, a soft tissue mass, of monoclonal plasma cells: solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP) or extramedullary plasmacytoma (SEP). SBP(More)
Thalidomide maintenance has the potential to modulate residual multiple myeloma (MM) after an initial response. This trial compared the effect of thalidomide maintenance and no maintenance on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in MM patients. After intensive or nonintensive induction therapy, 820 newly diagnosed MM patients were(More)
We report for the first time the use of a selective small-molecule inhibitor of DNA repair to potentiate topoisomerase II (topo II) poisons, identifying DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) as a potential target for leukemia therapy. Topo II poisons form cleavable complexes that are processed to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). DNA-PK mediates(More)
CONTEXT Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with excellent short-term improvements in ischemic symptoms, yet only three fifths of PCI patients at 5 years and one third of patients at 10 years remain free of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). OBJECTIVE To determine whether treatment with fluvastatin reduces MACE in patients who have(More)
INTRODUCTION Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a highly prevalent disorder associated with a significant burden of illness. The prevalence and incidence of ED are strongly age-related, affecting more than half of men >60 years. The first Princeton Consensus Conference (Princeton I) in 1999 developed guidelines for safe management of cardiac patients regarding(More)
Recent studies have highlighted the relation between erectile dysfunction (ED) and cardiovascular disease. In particular, the role of endothelial dysfunction and nitric oxide in ED and atherosclerotic disease has been elucidated. Given the large number of men receiving medical treatment for ED, concerns regarding the risk for sexual activity triggering(More)
BACKGROUND Bisphosphonates reduce the risk of skeletal events in patients with malignant bone disease, and zoledronic acid has shown potential anticancer effects in preclinical and clinical studies. We aimed to establish whether bisphosphonates can affect clinical outcomes in patients with multiple myeloma. METHODS Patients of age 18 years or older with(More)
We conducted a genome-wide association study of 299,983 tagging SNPs for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and performed validation in two additional series totaling 1,529 cases and 3,115 controls. We identified six previously unreported CLL risk loci at 2q13 (rs17483466; P = 2.36 × 10−10), 2q37.1 (rs13397985, SP140; P = 5.40 × 10−10), 6p25.3 (rs872071,(More)
Topoisomerase poisons such as the epipodophyllotoxin etoposide are widely used effective cytotoxic anticancer agents. However, they are associated with the development of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemias (t-AMLs), which display characteristic balanced chromosome translocations, most often involving the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) locus at 11q23. MLL(More)
The authors describe a new approach to decision-making in an operational forensic science organization based on a model, embodying the principles of Bayesian inference, which has been developed through workshops run within the Forensic Science Service for forensic science practitioners. Issues which arise from the idea of pre-assessment of cases are(More)