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Elevated pretransplant serum ferritin levels have been associated with an increased incidence of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). We studied 222 patients who underwent myeloablative allogeneic HCT in whom pretransplantation serum ferritin levels were available. Pretransplantation ferritin > 1910(More)
Vitamin D (VD) deficiency can cause osteomalacia, bone pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, and increased risk of fracture, and may precipitate or exacerbate osteopenia and osteoporosis. Patients receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may have limited exposure to sunlight and often experience gastrointestinal(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that the primary symptoms of schizophrenia may be associated with altered central glutamate transmission. LY2140023 monohydrate is the methionine prodrug of the selective mGlu2/3 receptor agonist LY404039 and is currently being assessed for the treatment of schizophrenia. The objective of this study was to evaluate the central(More)
Transformed lymphoma (TL) is historically associated with a poor prognosis, though autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) has been applied successfully. Better patient selection is needed for this intensive therapy. We analyzed the outcomes between de novo and transformed large B-cell lymphoma in patients undergoing ASCT, with regard to the(More)
BACKGROUND A graft-versus-lymphoma effect against diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is inferred by sustained relapse-free survival after allogeneic stem-cell transplantation; however, there are limited data on a direct graft-versus-lymphoma effect against DLBCL following immunotherapeutic intervention by either withdrawal of immunosuppression or donor(More)
Because natural killer (NK) cells can be potent anti-tumor effectors after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, we investigated NK reconstitution and receptor expression in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, focusing on the activating receptors that trigger anti-tumor responses. We determined that NK levels in the(More)
Reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (RIC-alloHSCT) is associated with lower toxicity but higher rates of prolonged mixed chimerism than myeloablative conditioning. Decreased pretransplantation host T cell numbers are associated with less graft rejection and early full donor chimerism. To compensate for(More)
PURPOSE Allogeneic T lymphocytes can induce regression of metastatic breast cancer through an immune-mediated graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect in murine models. To determine if a clinical GVT effect exists against metastatic breast cancer, allogeneic lymphocytes were used as adoptive cellular therapy after a reduced-intensity chemotherapy conditioning(More)
PURPOSE Morbidity from acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) limits the success of allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) to treat malignancy. Interleukin-7 (IL-7), the principal homeostatic cytokine for T cells, is required for acute GVHD in murine models. In contrast to inflammatory cytokines (eg, IL-2, tumor necrosis factor alpha),(More)
Prior series have demonstrated that early relapsed (within 1 year) or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is associated with poor prognosis. To determine the outcome for patients with early relapsed/refractory HL in the modern era, we combined data from two large transplant centres, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute (CCTCI) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering(More)