Jennifer L. Holter

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BACKGROUND This study assesses the efficacy of epirubicin and docetaxel as neoadjuvant therapy for women with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a single institution, single arm, phase II study of epirubicin given at 75 mg/m(2) and docetaxel at 75 mg/m(2) every three weeks for four cycles prior to surgical excision in women with large breast(More)
The diagnosis of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis remains difficult despite improvement in central nervous system (CNS) imaging and cytologic examination of the cerebral spinal fluid. False-negative results are common, providing obstacles in assessing both prophylactic and therapeutic efforts. As a result of increased survival of patients with a variety of(More)
Progress has been slow in defining molecular requirements for human B lymphopoiesis in part because of differences from experimental animals and also because of the lack of culture conditions that efficiently support the process. We recently found that human CD10+ lymphocytes were produced when CD34+ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells were cultured in(More)
Posaconazole is widely used for prophylaxis against invasive fungal infections in patients undergoing myeloablative therapy. Disseminated fusariosis is a serious invasive mold infection in such patients. Preclinical and clinical studies indicate activity of posaconazole against Fusarium. We describe two cases of disseminated fusariosis that occurred despite(More)
BACKGROUND Radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy are important treatment modalities for a variety of malignant tumor types. During therapy for malignant diseases, often the limitation for further therapy is determined by the capability of the bone marrow to withstand radiochemotherapeutic effects. Evaluation of hematologic toxicity is commonly performed with(More)
Granulocytic sarcoma, also known as chloroma or myeloid sarcoma, is a pathologic term generally used to describe extramedullary solid tumors composed of myeloblasts. Rarely, it can occur as an isolated finding of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), without bone marrow or blood involvement. Primary involvement of the urinary tract without evidence of leukemia is(More)
The Ewing's family of tumors (EFT) comprises a molecularly defined group of "small round blue cell tumors", consisting of Ewing's sarcoma of bone (ESB), extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma (EES), peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET), and Askin's tumor. Characteristic translocations that disrupt the EWSR1 gene located at 22q12 create novel fusion(More)
Serous atrophy or gelatinous transformation of the bone marrow (GMT), often seen with severe nutritional deprivation in Anorexia Nervosa (AN), is characterized by hypocellularity and patchy or diffuse replacement of the bone marrow with hyaluronic acid-like mucopolysaccharide material. Treatment with nutritional support alone is often temporary due to the(More)