Julye C Lavoie

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Beginning in 1985, patients in British Columbia with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) that was not controlled by conventional chemotherapy routinely underwent high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HD-ASCT). Long-term complications of HD-ASCT have become apparent as more patients survive without recurrence of HL. Data were obtained(More)
Summary:We describe the course of 25 patients with myelofibrosis (MF) due to agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (n=19) or essential thrombocytosis (n=6) who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) at one of two Canadian centers. The median age at transplantation was 48.7 (IQR 45.9–50.4) years and transplantation was carried out at a median of 10.7(More)
Cytogenetic and molecular responses to standard-dose imatinib (IM) were correlated with trough IM plasma levels for 78 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) after a minimum of 12 months of IM therapy. The mean trough IM plasma level was 1065 ng/ml (range, 203-2910). There was no correlation of mean plasma trough IM levels and complete cytogenetic(More)
Myeloablative allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) may be curative in patients with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, however, the impact of this therapy on long-term survival, disease progression and functional status is less clear. Twenty-nine patients (median age 42 years, range: 20-53) with advanced stage follicular lymphoma proceeded to(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the role of high-dose therapy followed by stem-cell transplant (SCT) in the treatment of T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL). We conducted an intention-to-treat analysis of the strategy of SCT as definitive treatment of T-LBL. PATIENTS AND METHODS From July 1987 to March 2005, 34 adults with T-LBL were diagnosed(More)
Outcome is poor with conventional therapy for relapsed transformed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Autologous SCT has been successfully employed; however the impact of allogeneic SCT has not been well defined. We therefore studied 40 consecutive patients who received allogeneic SCT for relapsed composite and transformed NHL (25 transformed, 8 composite (same(More)
There are increasing reports of Philadelphia-negative (Ph-negative) clonal hematopoiesis developing among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treated with imatinib mesylate (IM). To establish the incidence and significance of these chromosomal abnormalities, we analyzed data on 141 consecutive patients with CML treated with IM at the British(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of second malignancies among patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) treated with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) compared with patients receiving conventional therapy alone and to identify potential risk factors for their occurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed data on 1,732 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Curative intent chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) leads to prolonged severe neutropenia, during which patients are highly susceptible to infection. Traditionally these high-risk patients were treated as inpatients. Our center recently implemented a selective ambulatory management policy for AML patients undergoing chemotherapy. (More)
Forty-four patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive histology non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (diffuse large B cell, n = 23; peripheral T cell, n = 5; transformed B cell, n = 16) proceeded to allogeneic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT) between 1987 and 2003. Median age at transplant was 40 years (range 19-56 years). At the time of transplant, 35 were(More)