Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna

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OBJECTIVES Identification of tumor-specific somatic mutations has had a significant impact on both disease diagnosis and therapy selection. The ability of next-generation sequencing (NGS) to provide a quantitative assessment of mutant allele burden, in numerous target genes in a single assay, provides a significant advantage over conventional qualitative(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze CD200 expression by flow cytometry in a large series of B-cell neoplasms in a variety of tissue types in comparison with benign B-lineage cells. METHODS We measured CD200 expression levels in 505 peripheral blood (PB), bone marrow (BM), and lymphoid tissue biopsy specimens, including 364 cases positive for B-cell leukemias and(More)
Isolated isochromosome 17q, i(17q), accounts for less than 1% of myeloid neoplasms that are commonly classified as myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We have shown previously that these cases have distinctive clinicopathologic features, a poor(More)
Environmental exposure to benzene occurs through cigarette smoke, unleaded gasoline and certain types of plastic. Benzene is converted to hematotoxic metabolites by the hepatic phase-I enzyme CYP2E1, and these metabolites are detoxified by the phase-II enzyme NQO1. The genes encoding these enzymes are highly polymorphic and studies of these polymorphisms(More)
OBJECTIVES In the 2008 World Health Organization classification, cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome that arise after chemotherapy or radiation therapy for a primary neoplasm are considered together as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (TR-MNs). This concept, however, is not universally accepted since there are confounding(More)
INTRODUCTION Well-differentiated systemic mastocytosis (WDSM) is a rare, recently recognized provisional subvariant of systemic mastocytosis (SM). We report a case of WDSM that showed excellent clinical and cutaneous response to imatinib in the absence of known molecular genetic abnormalities. CLINICAL FINDINGS/DIAGNOSES We present a 24-year-old woman(More)
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