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PURPOSE This phase III international study compared the efficacy and safety of a combination of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) plus bortezomib with bortezomib monotherapy in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Six hundred forty-six patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous bortezomib 1.3(More)
A retrospective analysis was undertaken of patients (n = 193) with renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance [CrCl] < 60 mL/min) from a phase III trial comparing bortezomib +/- pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) in relapsed/refractory myeloma (n = 646). The response rate (49% vs. 42%) and median time to disease progression (331 days vs. 199 days) were(More)
PURPOSE Despite advancements, prognosis for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) is poor, and novel therapies are needed. Panobinostat is a potent deacetylase inhibitor that elicits synergistic effects on MM cells in combination with bortezomib. This phase Ib study sought to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) of panobinostat plus(More)
Randomized controlled trials have shown a reduction in platelet alloimmunization and refractoriness in patients with acute leukemia (AL) with the use of poststorage leukoreduction of blood products. Universal prestorage leukoreduction (ULR) of red cell and platelet products has been performed in Canada since August 1999. We conducted a retrospective(More)
Cytogenetic and molecular responses to standard-dose imatinib (IM) were correlated with trough IM plasma levels for 78 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) after a minimum of 12 months of IM therapy. The mean trough IM plasma level was 1065 ng/ml (range, 203-2910). There was no correlation of mean plasma trough IM levels and complete cytogenetic(More)
PURPOSE The Ontario site of the Cooperative Family Registry for Breast Cancer Studies collects cancer family history, other risk factor information, and biospecimens from individuals with incident breast cancer and their relatives within a defined population. Sampling is based on age and defined genetic risk criteria. The purpose of this analysis was to(More)
BACKGROUND New treatment options are needed for patients with multiple myeloma that is refractory to proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs. We assessed daratumumab, a novel CD38-targeted monoclonal antibody, in patients with refractory multiple myeloma. METHODS In this open-label, multicentre, phase 2 trial done in Canada, Spain, and the USA,(More)
Notch transmembrane receptors are known to play a critical role in cell-fate decisions, with Notch1 shown to enhance self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells and cause T-cell leukemia. Four Notch receptors exist, and the extent of redundancy and overlap in their function is unknown. Notch4 is structurally distinct from Notch1 through Notch3 and has not been(More)
Myeloablative allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) may be curative in patients with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, however, the impact of this therapy on long-term survival, disease progression and functional status is less clear. Twenty-nine patients (median age 42 years, range: 20-53) with advanced stage follicular lymphoma proceeded to(More)
Forty-four patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive histology non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (diffuse large B cell, n = 23; peripheral T cell, n = 5; transformed B cell, n = 16) proceeded to allogeneic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT) between 1987 and 2003. Median age at transplant was 40 years (range 19-56 years). At the time of transplant, 35 were(More)