Jerry Z. Finklestein

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CBL encodes a member of the Cbl family of proteins, which functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase. We describe a dominant developmental disorder resulting from germline missense CBL mutations, which is characterized by impaired growth, developmental delay, cryptorchidism and a predisposition to juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). Some individuals(More)
Standard therapy in the United States for malignancy-associated hyperuricemia consists of hydration, alkalinization, and allopurinol. Urate oxidase catalyzes the enzymatic oxidation of uric acid to a 5 times increased urine soluble product, allantoin. Rasburicase is a new recombinant form of urate oxidase available for clinical evaluation. This multicenter(More)
Haemoglobin H (Hb H) disease is caused by deletion or inactivation of three alpha-globin genes, leaving only one intact and active alpha-globin gene. People with Hb H disease usually have moderate anaemia, but are generally thought to be asymptomatic. Some Hb H disease patients require transfusions, and there are reports of fetuses with Hb H disease who(More)
Leonard Johnson, Conrad Tou, Elizabeth Harvey, Erin Morris and Mitchell S. Cairo Stanton C. Goldman, John S. Holcenberg, Jerry Z. Finklestein, Raymond Hutchinson, Susan Kreissman, F. December 1998. the American Society of Hematology Conference in Miami Beach, FL, with lymphoma or leukemia at high risk for tumor lysis : Presented in part at A randomized(More)
The pharmacodynamic parameters of 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (ara-C) in patient plasma and its active anabolite 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine-5-triphosphate (ara-CTP) in circulating and bone marrow blast cells were studied in 20 pediatric patients with acute leukemia. ara-C (3 g/m2) was administered as a short-term infusion over 3 h every 12 h(More)
PURPOSE The National Wilms' Tumor Study (NWTS)-4 was designed to evaluate the efficacy, toxicity, and cost of administration of different regimens for the treatment of Wilms' tumor (WT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between August 6, 1986 and September 1, 1994, 1,687 previously untreated children less than 16 years of age with stages I to II/favorable histology(More)
Limb-sparing surgeries have been performed more frequently than amputation based on the belief that limb-sparing surgeries provide improved function and quality-of-life (QOL). However, this has not been extensively studied in the paediatric population, which has unique characteristics that have implications for function and QOL. Using the Childhood Cancer(More)
Data were collected from 124 patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and WBC greater than 200,000/microL seen at institutions affiliated with the Children's Cancer Study Group (CCSG) from April 1981 to May 1983. The presenting characteristics, initial management, early complications, and outcome were reviewed. All the children(More)
On study CCG-161 of the Childrens Cancer Study Group (CCSG), 631 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at low risk for relapse were randomized to receive monthly pulses of vincristine-prednisone (VCR-PDN ) during maintenance therapy in addition to standard therapy with mercaptopurine (6MP) and methotrexate (MTX), and either cranial irradiation(More)
We report an apparently balanced t(4;19)(q35;q13.1) as the sole cytogenetic change in a highly malignant extraskeletal sarcoma in a 12-year-old-boy. Tumor cells were negative for all immunocytochemical markers except vimentin and neuron-specific enolase. Electron microscopy indicated chondroblastic differentiation. The tumor was categorized as a malignant(More)