Lubomir Sokol

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PURPOSE Romidepsin is a structurally unique, potent class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor. The primary objective of this international, pivotal, single-arm, phase II trial was to confirm the efficacy of romidepsin in patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients who were refractory to at(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of siltuximab, an anti-interleukin-6 chimeric monoclonal antibody (mAb) in patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), multiple myeloma, or Castleman disease. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN In an open-label, dose-finding, 7 cohort, phase I study, patients with NHL, multiple myeloma, or symptomatic Castleman(More)
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare aggressive B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. HIV-negative PBL has not been extensively reported. Nine HIV-negative PBL patients evaluated at Moffitt Cancer Center were studied. Eight patients had extranodal diseases. All patients were treated with CHOP or hyper-CVAD. Responses were observed in 8 cases (7 complete, 1(More)
BACKGROUND Romidepsin is a structurally unique, potent, bicyclic class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who have received ≥ 1 prior systemic therapy and patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) who have received ≥ 1 prior therapy.(More)
Even though myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, the molecular alterations that lead to marrow failure have not been well elucidated. We have previously shown that the myelosuppressive TGF-β pathway is constitutively activated in MDS progenitors. Because there is conflicting data about upregulation of extracellular(More)
Clonal diseases of large granular lymphocytes (LGLs) represent a spectrum of clinically rare lymphoproliferative malignancies arising from either mature T-cell (CD3(+)) or natural killer (NK)-cell (CD3(-)) lineages. The clinical behavior of these disorders ranges from indolent to very aggressive. Patients with symptomatic indolent T-cell or NK-cell LGL(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are now standard treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). While TKIs have less toxicity than previous treatments, they have side effects that can impact quality of life (QOL). This study compared CML patients taking a TKI for an average of 4.01 years (range 0.50–9.79 years) to age- and gender-matched controls with no(More)
Allelic deletion of the RPS14 gene is a key effector of the hypoplastic anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and chromosome 5q deletion (del(5q)). Disruption of ribosome integrity liberates free ribosomal proteins to bind to and trigger degradation of mouse double minute 2 protein (MDM2), with consequent p53 transactivation. Herein we show(More)
Lenalidomide is the first karyotype-selective therapeutic approved for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) owing to high rates of erythroid and cytogenetic response in patients with chromosome 5q deletion [del(5q)]. Although haploinsufficiency for the RPS14 gene and others encoded within the common deleted region (CDR) have been implicated in(More)