Jonathan G. Drachman

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Germ-line heterozygous mutations in the hematopoietic transcription factor AML1 (RUNX1) have been identified in patients with familial platelet disorder with predisposition to acute myelogenous leukemia (FPD/AML), which is characterized by thrombocytopenia, abnormal platelet function, and propensity to myeloid malignancies. We identified a novel mutation in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety, maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of dacetuzumab in patients with refractory or recurrent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS In this open-label, dose-escalation phase I study, dacetuzumab was administered to six cohorts of adult patients. In the first cohort,(More)
This first-in-human, phase I study evaluated the safety, maximum-tolerated dose, pharmacokinetics, and antitumor activity of dacetuzumab in 44 patients with advanced multiple myeloma. Patients received intravenous dacetuzumab, either in 4 uniform weekly doses (first 4 cohorts) or using a 5-week intrapatient dose escalation schedule (7 subsequent cohorts;(More)
Dacetuzumab, a CD40-targeted, humanized antibody, mediates antitumor activity through effector cell functions and direct apoptotic signal transduction. Preclinical studies demonstrated synergistic activity between dacetuzumab, gemcitabine and rituximab against non-Hodgkin lymphoma in vivo. A phase 1b safety/efficacy study of dacetuzumab in combination with(More)
Despite advances in therapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia remains an incurable disease and novel, effective therapies are needed. In this open-label, dose-escalation, phase I study, dacetuzumab (IgG1 humanized monoclonal antibody) was administered to 12 adults, all of whom had received several prior systemic therapies (median, 4; range, 2-11). Intrapatient(More)
Outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remain unsatisfactory, and novel treatments are urgently needed. One strategy explores antibodies and their drug conjugates, particularly those targeting CD33. Emerging data with gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) demonstrate target validity and activity in some patients with AML, but efficacy is limited by heterogeneous(More)
Previous studies in cell lines have shown Lyn kinase to be a negative regulator of thrombopoietin (TPO)-induced proliferation. To further investigate the role of Lyn during megakaryocytopoiesis, Lyn-deficient mice (lyn−/−) were analyzed. We observed that lyn−/− mice have more bone marrow-derived GPIIB (CD41) and Mpl+ cells when compared to their wild-type(More)
In this study we demonstrate that thrombopoietin (TPO)-stimulated Src family kinases (SFKs) inhibit cellular proliferation and megakaryocyte differentiation. Using the Src kinase inhibitors pyrolopyrimidine 1 and 2 (PP1, PP2), we show that TPO-dependent proliferation of BaF3/Mpl cells was enhanced at concentrations that are specific for SFKs. Similarly,(More)
The thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor c-Mpl, like other members of the cytokine receptor superfamily, requires the association and activation of Janus kinases (JAKs) for normal signal transduction. The membrane-proximal portion of the signaling domain, containing conserved box1 and box2 motifs, is sufficient to support the proliferation of cytokine-dependent(More)