Martha G. Sensel

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Ikaros, a zinc finger-containing DNA-binding protein, is required for normal lymphocyte development, and germline mutant mice that express only non-DNA binding dominant-negative "leukemogenic" Ikaros isoforms lacking critical N-terminal zinc fingers develop an aggressive form of lymphoblastic leukemia 3-6 months after birth. Therefore, we sought to(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies demonstrated that chemotherapy with either cisplatin, vincristine, and fluorouracil (regimen A) or cisplatin and continuous infusion doxorubicin (regimen B) improved survival in children with hepatoblastoma. The current trial is a randomized comparison of these two regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (N = 182) were enrolled(More)
Since 1968, the Children's Cancer Group (CCG) has treated more than 16,000 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Herein, we report improvements obtained in CCG trials during two successive series of studies (1983-1988 and 1989-1995). Overall, 10-year EFS was 62% +/- 10% for the 1983-1988 series and 72% +/- 1% for the 1988-1995 series (P<(More)
PURPOSE Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and high hyperdiploidy (> 50 chromosomes) have improved outcome compared with other ALL patients. We sought to identify cytogenetic features that would predict differences in outcome within this low-risk subset of ALL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS High-hyperdiploid ALL patients (N = 480) were(More)
PURPOSE Nonrandom chromosomal translocations are frequently observed in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Specific translocations, such as t(4;11) and t(9;22), identify subgroups of B-lineage ALL patients who have an increased risk of treatment failure. The current study was conducted to determine the prognostic significance of(More)
Ikaros, a zinc finger-containing DNA-binding protein, is required for normal lymphocyte development. Germ-line mutant mice that express only non-DNA binding dominant-negative "leukemogenic" Ikaros isoforms lacking critical NH2-terminal zinc fingers develop an aggressive form of T-cell leukemia. We studied Ikaros gene expression in leukemic cells from 18(More)
We have determined the prognostic significance of hypodiploidy (<46 chromosomes) in a large cohort of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated by the Children's Cancer Group. Among 1,880 patients, 110 (5.8%) had hypodiploid karyotypes: 87 had 45 chromosomes, 15 had 33 to 44 chromosomes, none had 29 to 32 chromosomes, and 8 had 24 to 28(More)
PURPOSE We sought to determine if molecular abnormalities involving the Ikaros gene could contribute to the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied Ikaros gene expression in normal human bone marrow, normal thymocytes, normal fetal liver-derived immature lymphocyte precursor cell lines, eight(More)
PURPOSE Infants represent a very poor risk group for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We report treatment outcome for such patients treated with intensive therapy on consecutive Children's Cancer Group (CCG) protocols. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1984 and 1993, infants with newly diagnosed ALL were enrolled onto CCG-107 (n = 99) and CCG-1883 (n = 135)(More)
PURPOSE To determine surgical resectability, event-free survival (EFS), and toxicity in children with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) randomized to treatment with either cisplatin (CDDP), vincristine, and fluorouracil (regimen A) or CDDP and continuous-infusion doxorubicin (regimen B). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-six patients were enrolled onto Pediatric(More)