Janice L . Gabrilove

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BACKGROUND The cause of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a constitutively active BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. Imatinib inhibits this kinase, and in a short-term study was superior to interferon alfa plus cytarabine for newly diagnosed CML in the chronic phase. For 5 years, we followed patients with CML who received imatinib as initial therapy. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Two reports from China have suggested that arsenic trioxide can induce complete remissions in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). We evaluated this drug in patients with APL in an attempt to elucidate its mechanism of action. METHODS Twelve patients with APL who had relapsed after extensive prior therapy were treated with arsenic(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and clinical benefits of once-weekly epoetin alfa therapy as an adjunct to chemotherapy in anemic cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 3,012 patients with nonmyeloid malignancies who received chemotherapy were enrolled onto this multicenter, open-label, nonrandomized study conducted(More)
I T HAS BEEN KNOWN for at least three decades that very specific factors control hematopoiesis, acting on early cells in the hematopoietic system to produce mature, functional cells. The isolation, purification, and cloning of these factors has lead to a new class of therapeutic agents, including the colony-stimulating factors and interleukins. This review(More)
PURPOSE This phase II study assessed clofarabine monotherapy in older adults (>or= 60 years of age) with untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and at least one unfavorable baseline prognostic factor. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clofarabine was administered intravenously for 5 days at 30 mg/m(2)/d during induction and 20 mg/m(2)/d during(More)
Experiments were conducted to isolate and characterize the gene and gene product of a human hematopoietic colony-stimulating factor with pluripotent biological activities. This factor has the ability to induce differentiation of a murine myelomonocytic leukemia cell line WEHI-3B(D+) and cells from patients with newly diagnosed acute nonlymphocytic leukemia(More)
Pituitary carcinoma is defined as a malignant pituitary tumour associated with blood- or lymph-borne metastases. Cushing's disease is frequently present in patients with this condition. After adrenalectomy for Cushing's disease, a 37-year-old man developed Nelson's syndrome resulting from a pituitary carcinoma with metastases to the spinal cord, cauda(More)
Congenital agranulocytosis is a disorder characterized by severe neutropenia and a profound deficiency of identifiable neutrophil progenitors in bone marrow. In an attempt to stimulate neutrophil production and thereby reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease, we administered recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a pleiotropic cytokine which has recently been shown to delay fludarabine-induced apoptosis in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) cells. To investigate the potential mechanism of bFGF-mediated delay of apoptosis, two EBV-transformed B prolymphocytic cell lines (JVM-2, JVM-13), one EBV-transformed B-CLL cell(More)