Michael T. Shaw

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Moderately high levels of activity of the enzyme terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase (TdT) were found in the leukemic cells of a patient with acute lymphyocytic leukemia. The proliferating cells were B lymphocytes bearing IgG antibody, and the disease was associated with an IgG monoclonal spike and a mediastinal mass. The observations in this case(More)
Eighteen (72%) of 25 evaluable and previously untreated patients with adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia entered complete remission (CR) following induction therapy with adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisone in a Southwest Oncology Group study. Remission maintenance therapy with methotrexate and 6-mercaptopurine resulted in a median duration of CR of 10.2(More)
In a series of 78 cases of acute lymphocytic leukemia, seven were found to demonstrate blast cells staining strongly for both the periodic acid-Schiff reaction and alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase. It is suggested that these features may represent a subclassification of acute lymphocytic leukemia or may be a marker for the leukemic phase of lymphoma.
A combination of cytomorphological features and cytochemical staining reactions in the diagnoses of the different types of acute leukemia removes much of the subjective difficulty of diagnosis. The number of cytochemical stains used may be limited, and in our experience the PAS, combined NCE and ANE reactions, and either SB or Px staining will yield as much(More)