John D Hines

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BACKGROUND Fludarabine is an effective treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia that does not respond to initial treatment with chlorambucil. We compared the efficacy of fludarabine with that of chlorambucil in the primary treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. METHODS Between 1990 and 1994, we randomly assigned 509 previously untreated patients(More)
PURPOSE We sought to determine whether therapy with single-agent fludarabine compared with chlorambucil alone or the combination of both agents had an impact on the incidence and spectrum of infections among a series of previously untreated patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Five hundred fifty-four previously(More)
Fludarabine and rituximab combination therapies in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have yielded promising early results, but no comparative efficacy data relative to standard fludarabine treatment regimens have been reported. To assess the effect of the addition of rituximab to fludarabine therapy, we retrospectively compared the treatment outcome of(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) represents a neoplastic disorder caused primarily by defective programmed cell death (PCD), as opposed to increased cell proliferation. Defects in the PCD pathway also contribute to chemoresistance. The expression of several apoptosis-regulating proteins, including the Bcl-2 family proteins Bcl-2, Bcl-XL, Mcl-1,(More)
The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) conducted a randomized trial in patients less than or equal to 65 years old (median, 44 years) to determine whether increasing the intensity of postremission therapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) would improve the outcome. After uniform induction therapy, patients in complete remission (CR) who were less than(More)
Twenty-four patients with leukemia or lymphoma refractory to conventional chemotherapy were given a course of systemic, high-dose cytosine arabinoside (3 gm/m2 every 12 hours for twelve doses). Four patients developed cerebellar degeneration during treatment. Ataxia of gait and limb movements, dysarthria, and nystagmus appeared five to seven days after the(More)
PURPOSE Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may have disease transformation to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or prolymphocytic leukemia; however, development of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) is unusual. A series of patients enrolled onto an intergroup CLL trial were examined for this complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 544(More)
CNS dysfunction, especially impaired cerebellar function, is the dose-limiting toxicity associated with high-dose cytosine arabinoside, which precludes doses of greater than 48 g/m2. Four hundred eighteen patients between the ages of 2 and 74 years with leukemia or lymphoma received 36 to 48 g/m2 cytosine arabinoside either alone or with anthracycline(More)
In this paper I describe rural gentrificationöie the in-migration of relatively young, ex-urban members of the postindustrial middle class (PIMC)öin the northern Rocky Mountains as a form of `permanent tourism'. The colonization of previously industrial landscapesöie those created according to a regime that prioritizes the production/consumption of(More)
The value of maintenance therapy after the achievement of complete remission in adult acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) has never been clearly established. A randomized Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) study of postremission therapy compared outcomes in patients who received no further therapy to those administered long-term maintenance(More)