Michael E. Osband

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Adoptively transferred immune cells in combination with chemotherapeutic agents form the basis for adoptive chemoimmunotherapy (ACIT) of neoplastic disease. Autolymphocytes (ALT-cells) are ex vivo activated peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from tumor-bearing hosts (TBH) that consist primarily of tumor-specific CD45RO+ (memory) T-cells. These ALT-cells(More)
To assess the value of autolymphocyte therapy (ALT) in the treatment of metastatic renal-cell carcinoma, 90 patients were randomised to receive every month for six months oral cimetidine plus an infusion of autologous peripheral blood lymphocytes activated in vitro by a previously generated autologous lymphokine mixture, or cimetidine alone. The median(More)
A poorly differentiated transitional cell carcinoma in C3H/He mice results from the oral ingestion of the urinary tract carcinogen FANFT. This model, designated MBT2, is readily transplantable into syngeneic animals and has proven to be very useful in the development of chemotherapy. Prior to the use of this model for the testing of potential(More)
Histiocytosis X is a complex and poorly understood entity. Nevertheless, it would appear as if certain themes are found recurrently throughout the literature dealing with this disease and a review of them serves as a useful summary. 1. Problems with Nomenclature. To name or categorize a disease based on end-organ pathology is generally not clinically(More)
To determine if autocytotoxic lymphocytes were naturally occurring in murine spleens, C57BL/6 spleen cells were fractionated on discontinuous BSA gradients. Autocytotoxicity was assessed in vitro (cytotoxicity of C57BL/6 fibroblasts) and in vivo (splenomegaly and popliteal node enlargement in C57BL/6 mice). A medium density subpopulation of lymphocytes was(More)