Gregory H. Reaman

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BACKGROUND Despite best current therapy, up to 20% of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a relapse. Recent genomewide analyses have identified a high frequency of DNA copy-number abnormalities in ALL, but the prognostic implications of these abnormalities have not been defined. METHODS We studied a cohort of 221 children with(More)
The optimum treatment of nonresectable low-grade gliomas of childhood remains undecided. There has been increased interest in the use of chemotherapy for young children, but little information concerning the long-term efficacy of such treatment. Seventy-eight children with a mean age of 3 years (range 3 months-16 years) who had newly diagnosed, progressive(More)
BACKGROUND Whether parental drinking and smoking during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of cancer in offspring is controversial. There are some indications that maternal alcohol consumption is associated with an elevated risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) appearing in very young children. Evidence for an association between maternal(More)
Genomic profiling has identified a subtype of high-risk B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) with alteration of IKZF1, a gene expression profile similar to BCR-ABL1-positive ALL and poor outcome (Ph-like ALL). The genetic alterations that activate kinase signaling in Ph-like ALL are poorly understood. We performed transcriptome and whole genome(More)
Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a heterogeneous disease consisting of distinct clinical and biological subtypes that are characterized by specific chromosomal abnormalities or gene mutations. Mutation of genes encoding tyrosine kinases is uncommon in ALL, with the exception of Philadelphia chromosome-positive ALL, where the t(9,22)(q34;q11)(More)
PURPOSE This report provides an overview of current childhood cancer statistics to facilitate analysis of the impact of past research discoveries on outcome and provide essential information for prioritizing future research directions. METHODS Incidence and survival data for childhood cancers came from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 9(More)
The presentation, growth patterns, and response to therapy of 11 consecutive children with choroid plexus carcinomas were analyzed, and the results were compared with the outcome reported in other series. Patients were a median of 26 months of age at diagnosis. Two patients had thalamic tumors, one had a posterior fossa primary, and the rest had ventricular(More)
Nearly 80 percent of infant leukemias present with an abnormality involving the MLL gene at 11q23. Moreover, secondary acute myeloid leukemias (AML) that occur as the result of chemotherapy agents, which are known to inhibit DNA topoisomerase II, often manifest the same MLL abnormalities. It has been hypothesized that de novo infant leukemias may occur as a(More)
Over the past several decades, the number of cancer survivors has increased dramatically as a result of improved early detection of first malignancies and effective therapies. There are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the United States today. This number is expected to reach 18 million by 2022. These data underscore the public health magnitude of(More)
PURPOSE This study investigates the response rate to and toxicity of carboplatin and vincristine in children with recurrent low-grade gliomas (LGGs) or patients younger than 60 months with newly diagnosed LGGs. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-three children with recurrent and 37 children with newly diagnosed LGGs were treated with a 10-week induction cycle of(More)