Laura Connelly-Smith

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OBJECTIVE P-glycoprotein (pgp) is a membrane transporter encoded by the multidrug resistance (MDR1, ABCB1) gene. Pgp is a poor prognostic factor in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In addition to its role in drug efflux, pgp has been implicated in cellular cholesterol homeostasis. We investigated the effects of exogenous cholesterol(More)
Outcomes in multiple myeloma (MM) have improved significantly with novel agent therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). ASCTs are typically planned as either tandem or a single transplant with additional stored PBSCs available for a second salvage transplant. To accommodate these strategies, many centers routinely collect and store adequate(More)
EBV-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) following Alemtuzumab-based allo-SCT is a relatively uncommon and challenging clinical problem but has not received detailed study in a large cohort. Quantitative-PCR (qPCR) monitoring for EBV reactivation post allo-SCT is now commonplace but its diagnostic and predictive value remains(More)
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