Kamal Kant Singh Abbi

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Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is incurable with standard chemotherapy. There is no consensus on the best initial therapy, especially for elderly patients, who are not candidates for aggressive treatment approaches. Current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) treatment guidelines include rituximab (R) plus cladribine for(More)
BACKGROUND Clofarabine, a second-generation nucleoside analogue, was studied in combination with etoposide and mitoxantrone in acute leukemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the phase I portion of this study clofarabine was given 20 or 25 mg/m(2) daily for 5 days (Days 2-6) with etoposide 100 mg/m(2) from day 1 to 5 and mitoxantrone 8 mg/m(2) from day 1 to 3.(More)
Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma is a chronic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by a proliferation of plasma cells, small lymphocytes, plasmacytoid lymphocytes and the production of monoclonal IgM. Primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) are rare non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) that can be found in the brain, leptomeninges, eyes or spinal cord, and(More)
Alemtuzumab (marketed as Campath, MabCampath or ampath-1H) is a recombinant DNA-derived humanized monolonal antibody that is directed against the 21–28kDa cell surface lycoprotein, CD52. Binding of alemtuzumab to CD52 initiates omplement activation via the classical pathway [1]. The memrane attack complex that is formed in this way leads to lysis of(More)
There is little data comparing the activity and toxicity of donor lymphocyte therapy with granulocyte (G)-CSF-mobilized cells (G-donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI)) with the conventionally collected DLI (C-DLI) after allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation. We retrospectively evaluated 67 patients to compare the efficacy and toxicity of GCSF-mobilized DLI(More)
Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) is an indolent B-cell lymphoma arising from marginal zone B-cells present in lymph nodes and extranodal tissues. MZL comprises 5-17% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in adults. The World Health Organization categorizes MZL into three distinct types based on their site of impact: (1) splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL); (2) nodal(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation therapy (RT) is a treatment modality traditionally used in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), but little is known regarding the role and effectiveness of RT in the era of novel agents, i.e., immunomodulatory drugs and proteasome inhibitors. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from 449 consecutive MM patients seen at our(More)
e11579 Background: ASCO guidelines do not support the use of CA 15-3 and CA 27.29 for monitoring patients for recurrence after primary breast cancer therapy. However, several well-designed studies have shown that an increase in CA 15-3 or CA 27.29 after primary and/or adjuvant therapy can predict recurrence an average of 5 to 6 months before other symptoms(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the pretreatment workup of patients referred to our tertiary care center with low-grade lymphoma for compliance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. This was a retrospective chart review. The study included all new patients with low-grade lymphoma who were diagnosed and treated at our center from(More)