John P. Farnen

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PURPOSE Epstein-Barr virus-positive (EBV(+)) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the elderly is a variant of DLBCL with worse outcome that occurs most often in East-Asian countries and is uncommon in the Western hemisphere. We studied the largest cohort of EBV(+) DLBCL, independent of age, treated with rituximab combined with CHOP (R-CHOP) in developed(More)
Abnormal expression of the chemokine receptor CXCR4 plays an essential role in tumor cell dissemination and disease progression. However, the significance of CXCR4 overexpression in de novo diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is unknown. In 743 patients with de novo diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who received standard Rituximab-CHOP(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with eosinophilia is a rare but distinctive clinical entity. The eosinophilia in these patients can present before, concomitantly, or after the diagnosis of leukemia. Patients with this syndrome often suffer from the cardiovascular complications of severe eosinophilia, suffering excess morbidity and mortality as a result of(More)
In order to address the debatable prognostic role of MYC rearrangements in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients treated with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone, we evaluated MYC rearrangements by fluorescence in situ hybridization in 563 cases using break-apart probes and IGH/MYC dual-fusion probes. Concurrent(More)
CD5 is a pan-T-cell surface marker and is rarely expressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Large-scale studies of de novo CD5+ DLBCL are lacking in Western countries. In this study by the DLBCL Rituximab-CHOP Consortium, CD5 was expressed in 5.5% of 879 DLBCL patients from Western countries. CD5+ DLBCL was associated with higher frequencies of >1(More)
BACKGROUND Proteasome inhibitors and mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors each have activity in various B-cell malignancies and affect distinct cellular pathways. Their combination has demonstrated synergy in vitro and in mouse models. METHODS The authors conducted a single-arm, phase 2 trial of combined temsirolimus and bortezomib in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclin D1 expression has been reported in a subset of patients with diffuse large B-cell leukemia (DLBCL), but studies have been few and generally small, and they have demonstrated no obvious clinical implications attributable to cyclin D1 expression. METHODS The authors reviewed 1435 patients who were diagnosed with DLBCL as part of the(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) can lead to iron malabsorption through exclusion of the duodenum and proximal jejunum, decreased gastric acidity, and modified diet. Intravenous (IV) iron is a treatment for severe iron deficiency, but the incidence of iron deficiency and the frequency of treatment with IV iron after LRYGB are largely(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the safety and efficacy of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in the treatment of the accelerated and blastic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and to evaluate in vitro correlates of biological activity. ATRA was administered in an intermittent schedule to patients with CML in the accelerated or blastic phases for a(More)