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Platelet aggregometry is often used to help diagnose storage pool disease (SPD-reduced amounts of granule nucleotides) and release defects (abnormal release of granule nucleotides). The general assumption that normal aggregation patterns are sufficient to rule out the diagnosis of one of these disorders has been invalidated by the recent publication of two(More)
BACKGROUND Three-drug regimens containing gemcitabine, an anthracycline, and a taxane produce response rates of 70%-90% in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) although accompanied by considerable hematologic toxicity. We explored the combination of gemcitabine/epirubicin/docetaxel as neoadjuvant therapy. Docetaxel was administered weekly to(More)
A t(3;5)(q25.1;q34) reciprocal translocation identifies a subset of cases of myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that are characterized by increased numbers of megakaryocytes and severe trilineage dysplasia. As a first step in characterizing the t(3;5) breakpoints, we asked whether the translocation involves the CSFIR/PDGFRB locus at(More)
Human macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF-1 or M-CSF) is encoded by a single gene that was previously assigned to the long arm of chromosome 5, band q33.1, in a region adjacent to the gene encoding its receptor (Pettenati MJ, et al, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 84:2970, 1987). Using fluorescence in situ hybridization with genomic probes to examine normal(More)
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