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PURPOSE To evaluate the capacity of enriched CD34-positive (CD34+) progenitor cells to reconstitute hematopoiesis in poor-prognosis breast cancer patients following administration of a high-dose alkylating agent chemotherapy regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-four breast cancer patients received high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bone marrow(More)
We identified 18 patients with an inversion of chromosome 16, inv(16)(p13q22), among 308 patients with newly diagnosed acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Each of these 18 patients had acute myelomonocytic leukemia (M4 subtype) and eosinophils with distinctly abnormal morphology, cytochemical staining, and ultrastructure. These eosinophils constituted from 1 to(More)
A 38-year-old black man with giant lymph node hyperplasia (GLH), osteoblastic lesions, and the POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, skin changes) was treated at the University of Chicago Hospitals. The patient had hepatosplenomegaly and generalized peripheral lymphadenopathy. Endocrinologic abnormalities included(More)
The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to evaluate the ability of pathologists to recognize infiltration of bone marrow core biopsy specimens by breast carcinoma, particularly lobular carcinoma, using routine hematoxylin-eosin (HE) sections; and (2) if indicated, to determine the reasons for difficulties in diagnosis. Thirty-six bone cores obtained before(More)
An identical reciprocal translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 3 and 21 with breakpoints in bands 3q26 and 21q22, t(3;21)(q26;q22), was found in three male patients with the blast phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The abnormality was clonal in all three patients and was always accompanied by either a standard or variant 9;22(More)
Recent information is limited regarding pathological features of the malignant lymphomas of Africa, other than Burkitt's lymphoma. In this study, we apply modern techniques and nomenclature to classify 73 lymphomas from a central histopathology laboratory serving 40 mission hospitals in Kenya. We were particularly interested in the frequency of recently(More)
Specific chromosomal abnormalities are independent predictors of response to therapy in acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) de novo. In a series of 149 patients with ANLL, we sought to determine whether the t(8;21), t(15;17), t(9;11) or other abnormalities of the long arm of chromosome 11, inv(16) or t(16;16), inv(3) or t(3;3), trisomy 8, and abnormalities(More)
Sixty-nine patients with hairy-cell leukemia (HCL) were treated with interferon alfa-2b (IFN) in a single-institution study. The dose used was 2 x 10(6) U/m2 self-administered subcutaneously three times weekly, for a planned treatment duration of 12 to 18 months. Of the 68 evaluable patients, the major response rate was 75%, with 13% complete responses(More)
Hairy-cell leukemia is a unique lymphoproliferative disorder that has fascinated clinicians and researchers for nearly 3 decades. It can, in most cases, be diagnosed correctly on the basis of a bone marrow biopsy specimen, and the diagnosis is supported by the demonstration of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase activity in the leukemic cells. Nevertheless,(More)
The incidence of translocations involving the 11q23 gene MLL is markedly increased in leukaemias that occur in infants <1 year of age. Epidemiological and molecular data have demonstrated that at least some of these translocations occur in utero. In this report we describe a case of fetal death at 36 weeks of gestation. At autopsy the fetus was found to(More)