Jeanette Pullen

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PURPOSE To define more uniform criteria for risk-based treatment assignment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored a workshop in September 1993. Participants included representatives from the Childrens Cancer Group (CCG), Pediatric Oncology Group(More)
Alteration of the TAL1 locus is the most common nonrandom genetic defect in childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). To determine if rearrangements of the TAL1 proto-oncogene confer a distinct leukemic phenotype, we studied leukemic peripheral blood or bone marrow samples from 182 children with newly diagnosed T-ALL enrolled on Pediatric(More)
T cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (T-ALL) and B-precursor ALL differ significantly in the clinical characteristics of the patients at presentation and in laboratory-defined characteristics of the leukemic cells. We assessed for pediatric patients with T-ALL the relative importance of prognostic factors previously demonstrated to predict outcome in(More)
From 1984 to 2001, the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) conducted 12 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) studies. Ten-year event-free survival (EFS) for patients >12 months of age with B-precursor ALL on acute leukemia in children 14, 15 and 16 series were 66.7±1.2%, 68.1±1.4% and 73.2±2.1%, respectively. Intermediate dose methotrexate (ID MTX; 1 g/m2)(More)
Structural rearrangements involving the short arm of chromosome 12 occur in 10% of cases of childhood acute lymphoid leukemia. The translocation t(12;17)(p13;q21), an uncommon 12p abnormality, was identified in five of 2620 cases (0.2%) successfully karyotyped by the Pediatric Oncology Group or St Jude Children's Research Hospital. All five cases were(More)
To assess the clinical heterogeneity among patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and various 11q23 abnormalities, we analyzed data on 497 infants, children and young adults treated between 1983 and 1995 by 11 cooperative groups and single institutions. The substantial sample size allowed separate analyses according to age younger or older than 12(More)
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that high-dose asparaginase consolidation therapy improves survival in pediatric patients with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and advanced stage lymphoblastic lymphoma. Five hundred and fifty-two patients (357 patients with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and 195 patients with advanced stage(More)
PURPOSE In an effort to improve outcome for children with advanced B-cell malignancies, a treatment plan based on a published regimen that consists of four courses of fractionated cyclophosphamide (cyclo) given with doxorubicin (doxo) and vincristine (VCR) was intensified by alternating with sequential high-dose methotrexate (MTX) and cytarabine (Ara-C),(More)
This paper presents the long-term results of treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as conducted by the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) from 1986 to 1994. The data are presented using standard NCI/Rome risk criteria. The overall event-free survival (EFS) at 5 and 10 years were 70.9% and 67.3% for children with B-precursor ALL, 51.0%(More)
The Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) phase 3 trial 9404 was designed to determine the effectiveness of high-dose methotrexate (HDM) when added to multi-agent chemotherapy based on the Dana-Farber backbone. Children with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) or advanced lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-NHL) were randomized at diagnosis to receive/not receive(More)