Jeanna Welborn

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PURPOSE Well-conducted cancer clinical trials are essential for improving patient outcomes. Unfortunately, only 3% of new cancer patients participate in clinical trials. Barriers to patient accrual in cancer clinical trials must be identified and overcome to increase patient participation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively tracked factors that(More)
Interest in high-dose cytarabine (HDAC) for both induction and postremission therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) prompted the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) to initiate a randomized trial comparing HDAC with standard-dose cytarabine (SDAC) for remission induction of previously untreated AML and to compare high-dose treatment versus conventional doses(More)
Vascular occlusion and vasculopathy underlie much of the morbidity in patients with sickle cell anaemia. Platelets may play a role in this vasculopathy. Samples from 43 patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) were examined for evidence of platelet activation using fluorescent-labelled monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry. There was increased expression(More)
The 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome (EMS) is associated with three translocations, t(8;13)(p11;q12), t(8;9)(p11;q33), and t(6;8)(q27;p11), that fuse unrelated genes (ZNF198, CEP110, and FOP, respectively) to the entire tyrosine kinase domain of FGFR1. In all cases thus far examined (n = 10), the t(8;13) results in an identical mRNA fusion between ZNF198(More)
The clinical outlook for adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has improved with the use of intensive chemotherapy. Complete remissions (CR) are achieved in 80% of adults but the majority relapse on maintenance chemotherapy and a few exhibit primary resistance to induction therapy. This report compares the various salvage treatments and provides(More)
Vascular occlusion and vasculopathy underlie much of the morbidity in patients with sickle cell anemia. Platelets may play a role in this vasculopathy. Samples from 12 adults patients with sickle cell anemia were examined for evidence of platelet activation and formation of platelet-erythrocyte aggregates (PEA) using fluorescent-labeled monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND The abnormal adherence of sickle red blood cells (sRBC) to other cell types likely contributes to vaso-occlusion. Increased numbers of platelet-erythrocyte aggregates (PEA) and platelet activation have been described in sickle cell disease. The present study was undertaken to determine the contribution, if any, of the extracellular matrix protein(More)
A predisposition to tumor development is associated with some constitutional chromosomal abnormalities. Investigations of families with an apparent hereditary cancer and constitutional chromosome rearrangements have led to the molecular identification of tumor suppressor genes. Under the somatic mutation theory for the development of cancer, two mutational(More)
This phase II study evaluated the safety and efficacy of lenalidomide in combination with rituximab in patients with relapsed/refractory, indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Patients were treated with daily lenalidomide in 28-d cycles and weekly rituximab for 4 weeks. Lenalidomide was continued until progression or unacceptable toxicity. Twenty-two(More)
Neuroendocrine tumors represent a spectrum of tumor types with different biologic and clinical features. The morphologic types include the low-grade typical and atypical carcinoids and the high-grade small cell and large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs). Cytogenetic descriptions of high-grade NECs are rare. Complete karyotypic descriptions of 34(More)