Joanne M. Luider

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Fourteen donors were given recombinant G-CSF to mobilize progenitor cells. Circulating CD34+ cells were monitored daily and leukapheresis was performed at 3-5 days when the level exceeded 20 x 10(6)/L. Monitoring of CD34+ cells collected at intervals during apheresis gave results within 20 min. Yields of 2.6-7.4 x 10(6) per kg recipient body weight were(More)
Twenty-six patients with haematological malignancy received cryopreserved but otherwise unmanipulated blood cell transplants (BCT) from five- or six-antigen matched siblings in whom progenitor cells had been mobilized by G-CSF. Outcomes were compared with a historical control group of 26 BMT patients matched for age and disease status. Granulocyte counts(More)
The study purpose was to determine if G-CSF plus dose-intensive cyclophosphamide 5.25 g/m2, etoposide 1.05 g/m2 and cisplatin 105 mg/m2 (DICEP) results in superior autologous blood stem cell mobilization (BSCM) than less intensive chemotherapy. From January 1993 until May 1997, 152 consecutive patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (n = 55), breast cancer (n(More)
Yersinia enterocolitica is a bacterium capable of growth at 4 degrees C in donated blood and has been responsible for many deaths following transfusion. Interaction of Y. enterocolitica with blood cells is of interest in understanding the mechanisms of survival and growth in blood. The closely related organism Y. pseudotuberculosis is known to invade(More)
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a rare, newly recognized, chronic lymphoproliferative disorder in children and is characterized by lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, pancytopenia, autoimmune phenomena and expansion of double-negative (DN) T lymphocytes (TCR alpha beta+, CD4-, CD8-). Defective lymphocyte apoptosis caused by mutations of the Fas(More)
Reovirus is a nonattenuated double-stranded RNA virus that exploits aberrant signaling pathways allowing selective cytotoxicity against multiple cancer histologies. The use of reovirus as a potential treatment modality for prostate cancer has not previously been described, and in this study evidence of in vitro and in vivo activity against prostate cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) is being used increasingly to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD); however, its impact on immune reconstitution is relatively unknown. We (i) studied immune reconstitution after ATG-conditioned hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), (ii) determined the factors influencing the reconstitution, and (iii)(More)
PURPOSE Despite the recent advances made in the treatment of multiple myeloma, the disease still remains incurable. The oncolytic potential of reovirus has previously been shown and is currently in phase III clinical trials for solid tumors. We tested the hypothesis that reovirus can successfully target human multiple myeloma in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo(More)
Data from 170 consecutive patients aged 19-66 years (median age 46 years) who underwent unmanipulated autologous blood stem cell transplant (ASCT) were analyzed to determine if total CD34+ cells/kg infused, CD34+ subsets (CD34+41+, CD34+90+, CD34+33-, CD34+38-, CD34+38-DR-), peripheral blood CD34+ cell (PBCD34+) count on first apheresis day, or various(More)
Hematologic stem cell rescue after high-dose cytotoxic therapy is extensively used for the treatment of many hematopoietic and solid cancers. Gene marking studies suggest that occult tumor cells within the autograft may contribute to clinical relapse. To date purging of autografts contaminated with cancer cells has been unsuccessful. The selective oncolytic(More)